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Rose & Crown Nantucket
September 29, 2022
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Few restaurants best capture the soul of their hometowns, like Rose & Crown on South Water Street. Everyone is treated like a local, from the entrance to the menus and ambiance.

The Rose & Crown restaurant opened its doors in the mid-70s and has served islanders and vacationers hearty dishes for 40+ years and counting. The sleek spot gets its name from one of Nantucket’s famous 7-mile southeastern shoals.

Rose & Crown is undeniably one of the best restaurants in Nantucket, and with good reason. It has all your entertainment needs covered, including epic karaoke competitions, live local music, house DJs, exciting paint nights, or cinema-sized screens for football matches. Tag along with your friends or fly solo to this treasure for some buzzy vibes, good food, and great margaritas.

The restaurant’s unwavering dedication to deliciousness is seen in their signature dishes, such as crack chicken sandwiches, shrimp scampi, grilled rib eye, and the heavenly flourless chocolate torte. Start with a glass of their specialty cocktail, Nantucket Sipper, or their summery Watermelon ice tea. After one sip, it’ll be easy to understand why the Crown was voted the best day drinking bar on the island.

The diverse menu makes the best of local and exotic produce and seafood to prepare sumptuous salads, soups, appetizers, snacks, burgers, entrees, sandwiches, and decadent desserts.

The ambiance is charming, laid-back, and relaxing. The walls and ceiling are decorated with a mermaid and whales alongside quarter boards and signs from the island’s local businesses. The U-shaped bar is quite spacious, with extra seating next to the bar.

By day, the walls adjacent to the bar open to convert the space into an open-air café. The service at this family-friendly restaurant is relaxed but warm and efficient. The Crown opens at 11:30 a.m. serving its entire menu all day, and shuts down at 12:00 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday and at 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.