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The Summer House Restaurant

17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
+1 508-257-9976
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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“lobster roll” (12 reviews)
American, Seafood
17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenery is very nice, lobster salad and lobster roll was very nice. It is a nice outdoor place for lunch.

Thank porchbum50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one of a kind. Been going here for decades. But honestly they need to fix the place up. The prices of everything on Nantucket have gotten just plain stupid. Honestly it's getting into rip off territory. I spent almost $500 for drinks...More

Thank homebody12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems the Summer House probably was great once upon a time. Not to say anything we had was bad. It was good. Boris was a very good waiter. The piano player was charming. The ambiance played well to the crowd. The bar was very...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really don’t know where to start. The interesting thing about this hotel and restaurant is the fact that the guests either loved or hated the place. The POTENTIAL of the place is huge...the reality is way off the track. The view from the lawn...More

1  Thank CathyL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices suggest quality dining the food suggests otherwise. Second rate masquerading as top drawer. No vegetarian menu. Perhaps the chef needs to understand evolving changes in healthy eating.Oh and the decor needs some upgrading.

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always try The Summer House every year in hopes that it will be as great as it used to be years ago. The service was okay, and the waiter made a huge effort to be smiling, But.. the truth is that he was managing...More

1  Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year, we go to the Summer house restaurant , not only to enjoy the piano, nostalgia and wonderful service but also good food! The classics revisited are comforting and the place is a magnet, year after year, not to be missed when on the...More

Thank Francine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for some pre dinner cocktails on a Saturday night. The Grey Lady was delicious and very refreshing. We sat outside and enjoyed the fresh air. Worth a visit for a relaxing cocktail and catch up with friends.

Thank Marie C
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Summerhouse. Great setting looking out over the Ocean. The pasta Vongole was excellent with delicious broth once the clams and pasta were finished. The Striper special was delicious and the Filet mignon was cooked perfectly. We shared a...More

Thank Matthew J
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Cascading to the Beach multi level. enjoyed a variety of food from Oysters, BLTA,burger to Lobster rolls. Very knowledgeable waiter service and drinks arrived quickly. 2 lower seating areas on the Beach amongst the pines. It was chilly for July they provided blankets. Enjoyed the...More

Thank RandB2005
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
    (Ocean near Magnolia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket  >  Siasconset
  • Phone Number: +1 508-257-9976
  • E-mail
On a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, the Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. Enjoy dinner on the porch, overlooking the ocean and the starry night sky is a true taste of Nantucket summer. Before or after dinner, drinks and celebrations are enjoyed at the delightful Piano Bar.The Summer House Restaurant is a member of the Summer House Boutique Collection of Restaurants on Nantucket, offering delightful dining options for visitors and residents alike. Our family of restaurants also includes 29 Fair and The Beachside Bistro. Nantucket Town inn guests enjoy priority seating and complimentary door to door jitney service from several of the inns.
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