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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“donuts” (75 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
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6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Fresh made old style donuts. Plain, Sugar, Chocolate, Coconut, Cinnamon. Half dozen is perfect for 2 people for a simple breakfast to go. Also one can sit down for a more traditional breakfast. But the doughnuts are just fine to get a sugar and coffee...More

Thank GMBG
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Worth the drive for homemade delicious donuts. Super coffee and great egg dishes! Many choices of homemade breads! Locals know where to go. Absolutely loved it! Now we know where to go also!

Thank Judieelizabeth
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I always head to Downyflake for breakfast when I visit Nantucket. Food is always good. The donuts are made fresh every day. Delicious.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Their donuts are tasty but the food is average. Not as flavorful as I had expected. Buy the donuts skip breakfast. Good service. Glad they have re-opened - but just for the donuts.

Thank Sebastian22013
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Been going to Downyflake for 40 yrs +. A Nantucket tradition. Arrive early - before 8:00 a.m. in summer and your ok - later be ready to wait Chocolate, sugar, and plain doughnuts.

Thank Toddphd
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but great food. We are regulars. Live on Nantucket. Too crowded for us in the summer, but when he crowds are gone it's our got-to spot where we know half the clientele. Basically, good diner food. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed December 18, 2016

The best thing going for the Downyflake is its affordability and lack of pretentiousness compared to the overpriced choices on Nantucket. This is a place visited by locals and tourists alike. Their donuts are fresh but nothing spectacular. They also offer a variety of other...More

Thank Frederick R
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best donuts! Also in the summer, their fresh squeezed lemonade is also very delicious! I can't speak for their breakfast because I haven't eaten actual breakfast there since I was about 5, but their donuts are just awesome, awesome, awesome!

Thank Greatsource
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Early morning...no lines...great in-house made donuts and bacon egg and American cheese breakfast sandwiches. Coffee is self -serve. At 6:15 am these items were prepared to sell...ready at opening! No frills sort of place. Relaxed and reliable. Lovely counter help. A fav among locals.

Thank restaurantgirl2015
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Though the prices have increased over the years, it's still the best place to have a "reasonably priced" breakfast on the island. The pancakes are great!

Thank Gayl M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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