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Dining and the culinary scene on the island is amazing and the range of food is plentiful from breakfasts to lunch to dinner. If you are a foodie, you will be quite happy. From slices of pizza to buttery lobster, the fare here offers excellent choices for everyone from couples to families.
Many cafes on Main Street offer waffles, omelettes, french toast, fruits and breads - such as the Even Keel and Arno's. Outside town, the Downyflake has housemade baked goods and donuts that make it an institution. For an elegant breakfast, try the Jared Coffin House, as it is served in their main dining room. (The Jared Coffin House is closed pending renovations.)
Lunch can be takeaway sandwiches from Henry’s (Henrys downtown has closed Henry's Jr. is open at lower Orange St.)or a toasted BLT from the drugstore. There are numerous cafes in town that offer chowder, sandwiches, burgers and specials including The Tavern, Rose and Crown and the Brotherhood of Thieves.
Dinner is served at all of the casual cafes but can be an occasion if you are a foodie as there are many fine dining establishments that offer fusion, Italian, seafood, and native treats. 21 Federal is in a townhouse with excellent meats and fish disches, Straight Wharf has a barn-like look with tasty seafood, and the Summer House in Sconset is more traditional fare. Something different is the Company of the Cauldron where they have one menu each night for everyone – you can check their offerings on the board outside. The Nantucket Lobster Trap is a traditional Lobster House as is Cap'n Toby's. The Rope Walk has views of the many yachts moored nearby.
Whether you have a slice of pizza or a fancy scallop and lobster stew, you will have many choices.