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The Summer House Restaurant

17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
+1 508-257-9976
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Summerhouse tends to be noisy so we opted to eat on the porch. Unfortunately it was a cool wet day. There were no heaters available. Service was good. Food was good. But the porch is somewhat decrepit & dingy. Wasn't pleasant at all. The...More

Thank skimama160
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner with good friends in July. We we arrive the manager was on his computer and didn't even look up to great us. A waiter came by and took us to our table. We my wife ordered a drink he said...More

1  Thank croll2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night I went to the Summer House for dinner with 5 friends. We were eating outside on the deck during a gale. Since I always scrutinize eating establishments for cleanliness, I was disappointed with the tableware presentation and the décor of the outside patio....More

1  Thank Mrellgee
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Well, I expect to pay out of control prices in sconset but this place is the one where we felt ripped off. I had a SH BLT which was supermarket bread and old - not fresh bacon smothered in an avocado/mayo sauce about 1" thick...More

2  Thank Frank G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A couple times I've been there. With. live music, very enjoyable and pretty display inside and out.But whole menus prices are a bit expensive for their performances.

Thank kei_11
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a lovely place. I love the ambience and the service was top notch. It only increased with the piano player. I highly enjoyed my fish, my guests all had the linguine with clams. They seemed to enjoy it. The salad with vegetables was...More

Thank kbgva
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We heard this had changed and was not worth it but we were pleasantly suprised. Food was excellent and service even better. A great evening.

Thank bcarpou
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Casual place, over priced none drinkable mojito. Nothing spectacular even if the view is great. Not woth it.

1  Thank Jean-Francis D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a fine summer time restaurant on the east end of Nantucket. It is worth the trip from town, though parking is a bit difficult as it is in most restaurants on the island. The atmosphere is very summer like. The staff makes a...More

1  Thank ramon n
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The food is way overpriced and very average. I had the seafood risotto and it lacked any flavor. To start I had the burrata over snap peas and mint which was very nice but really only because the burrata was delicious. The meal was well...More

Thank Rachael R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
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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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