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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (106 reviews)
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“crab cocktail” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Have now tried for the 3rd and last time (husband loves the setting). Over-priced food and drink, with a side of attitude. Seems the review are mixed, love or can't stand. Very large shrimp in the shrimp cocktail which was nice, since I couldn't get...More

Thank USfoodie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went here after the ferry ride for a drink and lunch. The appetizers ranged from normal price to over $1,000. Yes, $1,050.00 if you wanted a caviar appetizer. The bartender was not very attentive or engaging, and we left for another restaurant for lunch.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Impressive view of the water and boats, but that's where "impressive" ended for me. If I receive a bill for $500 for a party of six (two of whom were children), it should be better than this experience! This is more of a place to...More

Thank pbaker1234
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Beautiful restaurant! Excellent food! All the flavors were just delightful to the taste buds! I can't wait to go back to Nantucket so that I can enjoy the food at CRU again!

Thank ccarey612
Reviewed 1 October 2017

An overall very enjoyable dinner. The food was very good from apps through dessert. Service was good and friendly. Good atmosphere. Would definitely make sure to make it part of my next trip.

Thank Crhode
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

After traveling for weeks I just wanted fresh clean healthy delicious...and Cru delivered. Oysters were perfect. Bar serves a great beverage. I must say the item I crave now that I'm gone is the breakfast bowl with beet hummus, perfect spice, a little farro chewiness,...More

Thank Travelsal0t1
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch the sun set over the marina and have a few cocktails. The third bar is the bomb with the best view. Oysters were a hit but very costly@$4.00/per. They were delicious. Excellent service.

Thank TiffanyDC2015
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

TiffanyDC2015, We're glad you had a good time at our back bar. Sitting there with some local oysters and watching the sun set over the harbor never disappoints. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Local oysters were incredible, and the mussels were excellent. A must for any visit to Nantucket.

Thank Christopher O
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Christopher O, Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your time at CRU! Come see us again on the waterfront before the season ends.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to choose from on the menu. We sat at the bar. Bartender was great. Great mojitos. Ordered a flat bread app. Ate dinner somewhere else.

Thank wally318
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I visit CRU every time I go to Nantucket and it has always been my favorite place on the island. This year it felt different. The food is still top notch and the location is the best. But the vibe this time was off. Maybe...More

Thank wmcguinness91
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

wmcguinness91, I am sorry that this is the vibe you felt when you joined us this season. It has been our busiest season yet so there's a chance you caught us at an off time. I encourage you to come and try dining with us...More

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Questions & Answers
Donald D
25 August 2017|
Response from J0setteJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I cannot answer that question but if you're into fresh oysters and clams and let your server know about your issue - there will be definitely be something on menu for you.
8 April 2017|
Response from Kaitlyn M | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
Thomas R
19 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Best to call early during high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
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This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
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