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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (95 reviews)
“lobster roll” (85 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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11 - 20 of 442 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the cold seafood platter which had oysters, clams, two really large shrimp and crab salad. We split a lobster salad. It was really good. Expect to pay high prices though but we knew that going there.

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This surf side restaurant offers great food and beverages in outdoor and indoor settings. Alfresco dining on the wharf is great for families, friends and couples with cozy tables, comfy cushions, and larger group accommodations. My friends and I especially enjoyed their seafood. According to...More

Thank S4356KUtracyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capped a couple of days in Nantucket with a quest for a Hot Lobster Roll (I think some people call it a Connecticut Lobster Roll). My wife tired for 3 days to find one and we were so happy to find success at CRU. The...More

Thank Gord L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Sat at the bar. Had an IPA, a bowl of Clam Chowder, and a Lobster roll. The chowder was tasty though light on clams. The lobster roll was delicious and had a overfill of lobster. Bar staff were very...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year in June we travel to the Cape for a week and on one day during our stay we take the morning Freedom Ferry from Harwich to Nantucket. Once there, we amble around the cobblestone streets for a bit waiting for Cru to open...More

Thank CDWBridgehampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, great vibes, delicious food! The restaurant is right on the water so you can enjoy watching boats as you dine. Definitely recommend this restaurant! Lots of cute shops in the surrounding area.

1  Thank chrismE1278SD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

😓 Ughh. I had been extremely excited to check this place out. So excited that I accepted the only last minute Saturday night dinner reservation they had--9:45 pm. I had a few other restaurants in mind, but thought that Cru would be the most appropriate...More

2  Thank thesandcastle
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My wife and I just came back to Nantucket after a few years and went back to Cru on the main wharf for a friends 50th birthday party. Carlos and Jane the owners are a great pair and along with their great staff, location and...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Cru is our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. We stop in at least once or twice every time we are on Island. Its location on the wharf can't be beat and on a sunny day, the outside patio is the perfect spot for a leisurely drink...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Truthfully we knew what we were getting into when we made the reservation. This is a place to see and be seen and not really to go for the food. The on water location was beautiful though. We went on a Thursday evening and it...More

Thank Jes1510
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Questions & Answers
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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