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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” (74 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

There is no question that Downyflake is one of my favorite breakfast places anywhere. While the menu is pretty basic and straightforward, the blueberry pancakes are not to be missed. Make sure you have cash since credit cards are not accepted.

Thank Leonard F
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great donuts here - not a huge selection but you don;t really need it with their offerings. We loved the chocolate, sugar and coconut.

Thank NSHockeyMom
Reviewed June 20, 2016

If you don't want a precious, pricey breakfast, Downyflake is your best bet. Good food and best donuts in America!

Thank 1AnneR1
Reviewed May 31, 2016

Enjoyed the delicious flavors of this authentic breakfast joint. I don't like that they charged extra for maple syrup, but considering that everything on Nantucket is expensive, it was a pretty good deal. Very fine doughnuts. Overall positive experience.

Thank indigo7654
Reviewed May 24, 2016

First of all, everyone calls it The 'Flake. I do take-out more often than not and I always eat a donut or two while walking out the door. Nothing like a warm donut- plain, sugar, coconut or chocolate. They serve breakfast and lunch only. I...More

1  Thank Happy T
Reviewed May 15, 2016

I am a islander and I go every sunday and I order sunny side up eggs , I cane find same test anywhere else, egg is so testy and I love with their corn muffin. this is my feast every sunday, I highly recommend. also...More

Thank aylinurgun
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

They made sugar donuts and chocolate glaze and both are incredible. You can stay for breakfast or just get a dozen donuts to go, which is what my family does very often. You will not find donuts like this anywhere else and they only have...More

Thank Karleigh21
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I think we were the only tourists in this place on a Sunday morning. It is small but the food is good and the tables turn over quickly. We got a very good breakfast very quickly and at a reasonable price. Will be back!

Thank Keith H
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Downeyflake has a take out section with doughnuts or eat in any type of breakfast, omlets, pancakes, scrambled-eggs, muffins, etc. All breakfast items looked good. One Note: They only take cash.

Thank Bob-1812
Reviewed September 22, 2015

This breakfast/luncheonette turns out one of the best breakfasts with the best prices on the Island. You can sit at the dozen or so tables or sidle up to a stool at the counter. Their famous doughnuts are a draw in themselves, but stay for...More

Thank Joseph 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.
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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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