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Galley Beach

54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
+1 508-228-9641
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
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Reviews (276)
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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...More

Thank JDPM1
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...More

Thank Greg_Presley
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
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...More

Thank S H
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...More

Thank Bazhen L
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...More

Thank Island_Paradis
Reviewed 19 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
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...More

Thank Bob B
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...More

Thank HRSBayArea_CA
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...More

1  Thank StellaV23
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can you bring an 7 month old in a stroller?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Island_Paradis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's an entrance from the parking lot, off the road.
Melissa B
Is there a dress code in the dining room after 5pm?
21 August 2016|
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When do you close for season?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail