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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
+1 508-228-9641
11:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I go back to the Galley I am in total Awe of the beautiful view. The Galley is the perfect spot to watch the ocean and eat some of the best sea food on the island. The menu is always terrific and the staff is very professional. The Galley is a must for anyone on the island who... More 

Thank JDPM1
Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Very nice beach restaurant. The competition to get a table seems a bit difficult as the pockets are deep there. But once there the food is great and can be comparable to a good french restaurant. I guess it is a restaurant for a couple and the idea would be to get a nice view of the sunset.

Thank Greg_Presley
Stamford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Escargots in a savory broth. Scallops that melted immediately upon the tongue. Add a good bottle of wine and a breathtaking view and what else is better? Nothing!

Thank tropiclady27
Norwell, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you get to enjoy Nantucket you must take the time to walk or get a taxi and visit this beach for sunset. It will be busy so plan ahead and bring patience as everyone wants a drink and fast because you don't want to miss the sun setting. Be prepared to be asked to take a photo of a... More 

Thank S H
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Great food perfected over the years of impeccable kitchen professionalism and creativity.Crab cakes are amount the best on the east coast.Great food, drinks and atmosphere at the outside lounge tables with gourgeous sunsets and ocean views, pricey but well worth it.traditional dinner at the dining room or light fare and drinks at the lounge.walk on the beach after dinner

Thank Bazhen L
New York City, New York
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This was such a lovely place for sunset and dinner. The food was simple yet elegant. The view amazing and service superb. I highly recommend giving this place a visit. The host/manager personally came over to check on my experience at the end of my meal.

Thank Island_Paradis
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

First sip a cocktail out back by the beach and watch the sunset, the inside for dinner.Cant go wrong with the ,not a very large selection but all are good choices .

Thank jdg00
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I had the district pleasure of enjoying an unbelievable dinner at the Galley Beach this week. This is restaurant week so we had the opportunity to enjoy a prefix menu with several over the top options to choose from. The staff and owner were delightfully pleasant and helpful and the wine pairings were superb. The view, the food, the wine... More 

Thank Bob B
Bay Area, CA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very limited menu and very expensive. The scallops that we ordered had no flavor at all. You're paying for the location & decor, so best bet is to just go to the outside bar area & get an expensive cocktail or two & watch the beautiful sunsets from there.

Thank HRSBayArea_CA
Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Yes it is the only fine dining on the beach on the whole island but there are hundreds of other beautiful spots to watch the sunset on the island and have a nice meal. I'm not sure why we went back again recently for dinner after taking a couple of years off but it will probably be our last visit.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9641

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?