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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“doughnuts” (23 reviews)
“hash” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The atmosphere of the restaurant was great! The setting and the things that you will need for the meals are all in your table. The food was good but nothing fancy or to an extent that would make it unforgettable.

Thank AnnMES
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The perfect stop to jump off your diet for a while. Hard to describe what is best because everything I've tried is great....pancakes, donuts....

Thank John M
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited twice for excellent breakfasts. Much more than a donut shop. Hard to pass up their freshly baked biscuits and donuts to supplement whatever you order. Atmosphere is like a diner with super friendly staff.

Thank woodie2012
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Have to stop by Downyflake at least once when you are in Nantucket. Good choices for breakfast fare. Lot of locals eat here. Nice wait staff. Reasonable.

Thank mungie2014
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Florence wanted coconut. Heather needed a blueberry scone. All I wanted was coffee, but once I saw the menu, I knew my diet was done for. This is a great great affordable friendly fun place for breakfast. It's no place for a diet. Just eat!

Thank Ditzyredhead
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. Omelets are large and delicious. French toast was the same. There was a 30 minute wait but there was plenty of seating and they even have Trivial Pursuit cards to keep people occupied. Servers are quick and attentive.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We love breakfast at The Downy Flake. Their freshly made donuts are out of this world. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Their Eggs Benedict are soooo very good and is served with delicious home fries. Also, not to be missed is the Downy...More

Thank FlowerShow
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My kids favorite donuts, ever! Eating them in the car now! 😎 great breakfast for tourists as well as the locals!

Thank LightPacker258422
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I was so looking forward to eating at the Downeyflake- and was so disappointed to find that the blueberry pancakes they are supposedly known for actually use blueberries out of can!! So awful. Had to pay $3.00 extra for real maple syrup... and the sausage...More

2  Thank Blair B
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at Downyflake - great service, great breakfast, piping hot sugar doughnuts - best doughnut ever

Thank 1Barkinghill
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June 11, 2017|
Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know about gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533
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