Shelly and Adam Landau
The Landau family has found joy in Nantucket, making memories with their two daughters, Fleming and Sydney. From the beautiful beaches and views to the cuisine and hospitality, Nantucket has become one of their favorite places. Both girls are in college in the north, so it was natural for the family to explore vacation spots near the girls’ schools. They all enjoy being on the beach, but they also love that Nantucket has shopping, great food, and so much culture. They have found many favorites and are happy to share them with Peachy.
Eat: Restaurants in Nantucket
Fancy atmosphere and expensive place featuring great food with a beautiful view of the wharf. Best oysters on the island! Fun to have dinner on the deck and walk around and look at boats.
1 Straight Wharf
Located at the historic Wauwinet Hotel on the way to Great Point (a 20-minute drive outside of town). Scenic spot for a drink at sunset in the back yard of the hotel before dinner. Amazing food with homemade bread. Expensive and fancy.
120 Wauwinet Road
Most expensive and fanciest restaurant on the island. Small but incredible menu with lots of seafood. Come here to see the best sunset of your life!
54 Jefferson Avenue
The Charlie Noble
Casual atmosphere (not as pricey) with great bar food and all types of fried seafood. Very good for people with food allergies—they even have a gluten-free fryer to make their well-known fries! Located right in town and walking distance to all the shops.
15 South Water Street
Another expensive and dressy spot with Asian-inspired American food. Known for sushi and burgers. Located in town across from the White Elephant hotel. Note: It’s extremely hard to get a reservation here—call the same day you want to go (starting at 4 p.m.).
15 South Beach Street
Casual, less pricey spot located a few minutes outside of town with a beautiful patio filled with flowers. Known for amazing selection of salads. Also a great spot for brunch with waffles and pancakes!
1 Chins Way
The Juice Bar
Best ice cream on the island right in the center of town. There’s always a line out the door after dinner, but the milkshakes and homemade ice cream are worth the 30-minute wait!
12 Broad Street
Healthy, casual spot with lots of salads and fish plus vegan and gluten-free options!
9 South Water Street
B-ACK Yard BBQ
Casual, less expensive place located on the wharf. Great BBQ—don’t miss the lobster mac and cheese!
20 Straight Wharf
Best Mexican food on the island! Located out near Madaket Beach, so fairly far from town.
326 Madaket Road
Play: Things to Do in Nantucket
Nantucket’s beaches all have a different vibe and accessibility, so we go to different ones each day. Here are a few to check out!
67 Nobadeer Avenue
Young and fun beach—very crowded—with mostly college students. Jeeps line up on the beach. Drinking games give this beach its nickname of “Noba-beer.”
274 Hummock Pond Road
The perfect beach for surfing—you can rent surfboards and wetsuits. Always lively with a variety of people ranging from families to young adults.
23 Lincoln Avenue
Great beach for a quiet afternoon—it’s never crowded. To access this beach, you walk down a picturesque flight of stairs framed by greenery on either side. Mostly couples and people there by themselves.
4 Bathing Beach Road
Popular and crowded beach filled with families. A great place for your kids to meet and play with other kids. Closest beach to town.
Jack & Charlie’s Ice Cream
Walk around and look at boats while you enjoy your ice cream!
10 Straight Wharf
The Chicken Box
Younger vibe/college student atmosphere with a great band that sings country and pop music. Located a few minutes outside of town.
16 Dave Street
This spot, located right in town, attracts an older crowd and features jazz music.
3 North Union Street
Shop: Local Gifts + Specialty Shops
A classic boutique on Main Street featuring unique fashion and needlework.
25 Main Street
Stay: Nantucket’s Boutique Hotels
This iconic hotel is a Nantucket landmark. Waterfront with tons of island charm and chic rooms.
50 Easton Street
Luxury cottages with all the comforts of home plus personalized concierge service.
24 Washington Street
Cute hotel in town with modern, well-equipped rooms.
5 Chestnut Street
A boutique hotel with a coastal cottage vibe perched atop one of the highest points on the island.
10 Cliff Road
HOW TO GET TO NANTUCKET
Fly directly into Nantucket (ACK) or take the ferry over from Hyannis on the Cape.