- Location: 23 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554, US
- Contact: 508-228-4200
- Website: nantucketlobstertrap.com
Are you in the mood for some delicious seafood? The Nantucket Lobster Trap will not disappoint. It is a small family-owned seasonal seafood restaurant that offers various New England-style delicacies in an ample environment.
The restaurant is rich in history; it started as a laundromat in the early 1970s before changing into a commercial food distribution center in the mid-70s called The Commissary. It eventually evolved into the Lobster Trap in the late 70s, establishing itself as the island’s leading seafood spot.
It operates between May and October, offering various fresh seafood options. The restaurant specializes in North Atlantic lobsters weighing between 1 and 5 pounds. Its menu includes lobster rolls, boiled lobster, New England clambake, and various small plates and pasta entrees.
During the operational period, it serves dinner seven days a week from 5 pm to 10 pm while opening later for drinks. Live music plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 pm to 10 pm.
Other than in Washington Street, you may access the eatery’s offerings from its food truck at Cisco Brewers, which runs from 11:30 am to 7 pm.
Nantucket Lobster Trap takes pride in offering some of the best scallops in the world. Mostly harvested during the winter months starting from November, the scallops are preserved, sealed, and flash frozen, awaiting the summer season. After which, they are presented in a small and delicious package, known to be the tastiest in the world. The scallops tradition has been passed through the generations, making it part of the eatery’s identity.
The restaurant is located in a laid-back environment where you can spend an enjoyable time with your family over well-prepared food and drinks. It features a picnic table setup, an extensive raw bar, and an outdoor patio. There’s also a special kids’ menu with appetizers, desserts made of flourless chocolate, and non-seafood offerings like grilled chicken and filet mignon. If you have a pet, you can bring it along, as the eatery is pet-friendly.
You may hire the restaurant’s catering services for private events like weddings, cocktail receptions, and more. They provide exceptional services depending on the nature of your event, guests, and budget. They also partner with other great local businesses like Cisco Brewers for additional offerings like craft beers, wines, and spirits supplies.