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SHOPPING

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ONLY NANTUCKET

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MUSEUMS, ART & CULTURE

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ACTIVITIES

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FOOD

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BARS & BOOZE

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GETTING AROUND

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THE EXTRAS

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COFFEE STOPS ....................................

BoHo, SoHo, I need a cup of coffee to get me through the day. Make it right, make it dark, make it tasty. Or, make me a cold "Milky Way". Either way, point me in the right direction to java!

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Cappuccino, laté, espresso, or coffee is created by some of the cutest girls on the Island who are talented at fixing up your cup of Joe! Try the frosted “Milky Way”. It’s like a truck stop - all the carpenters and those in the know come here. Get an award winning fix. 117 Orange Street (next to Cumberland Farms) • 508-228-5807 • nantucketespresso.com

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___________ Espresso To GO ___________

The mothership of Fast Forward. This is where all the baking and making of delights happen. Coffee is elevated to an art form, where some serious brewing goes on. Add a croissant to your java and you will feel as if you are in Paris or Columbia, I’m not sure which! 1Toombs Court (off Old South Road) • 508-228-6930 • nantucketespresso.com

CLOTHES • JEWELRY • SWIMSUITS BREAKFAST ..........................................

Start your day the Wheaties way! No not really. a bagel, a breakSHOES • SUNGLASSES • Maybe GIFT SHOPS fast sandwich or all the way with eggs Benedict. Yogurt please, no Fruit Loops - I'm eating healthy while here on vacation!

________ Arno's at 41 Main Street ________ Serving a breakfast that puts hungry in its place. Fresh brewed coffee, omelets the size of thereally Islandneed and hash browns beyond You won’t Do you to take that homecompare. with you? walk away hungry. Watchyou whatdo! goes by on the sidewalks of Nantucket Of course And where will you use it? while you enjoy your and read morning paper youtojust got at The Ohmeal my dear, it’s the a “sit-about,” no that need worry about where to use it. Cost? When you must Hub. 41 Main Street • 508-228-7001 • arnos.net

have something, does price matter? There is always plastic! Do we ship? Of course, anywhere and ___________ Centre Street Bistro ___________ everywhere!

Hidden for good reason. The owners don’t want everyone knowing about them because they want to pay special attention to you. Home-made breakfast to order from a daily changing menu. There are just a few tables - the early bird gets the worm, and the pancakes too! 80 Centre Street • 6

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antiques ............................................... _____ Christopher’s Home Furnishings _____

If it’s antiques you’re after, Christopher’s Home Furnishings has a tremendous selection of antique furniture, lighting fixtures and accessories. And if you happen to find that perfect highboy but worry about fitting it in your carry-on bags, not to worry, as Christopher’s ships nationwide for their customers. 8 Washington Street • 508-325-0714 • christophersofnantucket.com

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Incredible finds are waiting for you! With our rich history Nantucket antique dealers appreciate quality. Explore, there are some amazing finds.

___ Four Winds Craft Guild / Sylvia Antiques ___ With nearly 150 combined years on Nantucket, the two businesses in the historic Pacific Club are an essential stop for everyone. From a splendid array of Nantucket baskets and art to a grand collection of New England antiques, you’re bound to find a memento of your visit or that perfect piece for that certain spot. 15 Main Street • 508-228-9623 • sylviaantiques.com

_______ Atlantic _______ A decorator’s dream come true, Atlantic offers a variety of home furnishings to satisfy just about any personal taste and budget. Upstairs, shoppers will find classic clothing with a trend-setting twist. And not to worry, gentlemen. They’ve got a special waiting area for you, too.10 Straight Wharf • 508-228-7776 • atlanticnantucket.com

_______ the Lockhart Collection _______ Yes, you can combine function and presence with pieces from their collection of antique furnishings. Specializing in Colonial British and Anglo-Raj pieces such as deco-period furniture, deck chairs from 1920s steamer ships, British Campaign officers’ sea chests along with veranda and garden pieces. Not to be missed.15 Centre Street • 508-228-6640 • thelockhartcollection.com

books & bookstores ............................

Nantucket has more books written on it than you could ever read in your lifetime, but hey, why not get started! Choose a coffee table book with beautiful photography, something historical or a novel - even “Moby Dick” will seem different now that you know the Island!

_______ Mill Hill Press _______ Known for its distinctive Nantucket books, Mill Hill Press is the most prolific publisher of books related to the Island and its maritime heritage. Mill Hill Press

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children’s clothes & Accessories......

How adorable children look in the summer with their sundresses, shorts and sandals. Never knew they made flip-flops so tiny! For unique clothes from infant to “big kid,” we have it in our on-Island boutiques!

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publishes books on topics ranging from the Island’s history, literature, art and architecture to its traditions and relationship with the sea. Shop online at millhillpress.org • 508-228-2505

_______ Kidding Around _______ A children’s boutique you want to find! Clothing and toys for infants up to young adolescents. There are well-known brands for the little ones Heartstrings and Skivvydoodles and for the older set - Quiksilver and Roxy - to name a few. The owner has a crew of her own, so she knows kids and what they like. Corner of Easy and Broad Streets • 508-228-7952

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Need a bathing suit cover-up, boat shoes or a cashmere sweater over your shoulders at night? Brights with Lily P, traditional blue blazer from Ralph’s, a Pucci clutch, J Brand skinny jeans - everyone is in style on this Island. Make the news with your Jimmy Choos even if only in “N.”

_______ Blue Beetle _______ Of course you have something to go to and there is “nothing” in your closet to wear! Is it a new outfit for everyday or a special event? Well, fret no more - they have beautiful dresses, tops, bottoms, scarves, wraps, handbags and shoes from which to choose. Known for their monogram personalization on tote and purses. 12 Main Street • 508-228-3227 • bluebeetlenantucket.com

_______ Erica Wilson _______ Super stylish clothes for women of all ages. One-of-a-kind finds! They also have the cutest children’s clothing! The signature NANTUCKET sweater is a hot item for kids! Did you leave your Delman’s or your canvas sneaks at home? They have a great selection! 25 Main Street • 508-228-9881 • ericawilson.com

_______ Letarte _______ Letarte’s signature tunics, embellished bikinis and cozy caftans will go from sandy beach to cobblestone street. Add some celebrity style to your ACK stay by visiting the Letarte boutique on South Water Street. 5 South Water Street (behind Pollacks and In the Pink) • 508-228-7946 (SWIM) • letarteswimwear.com 11


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_______ Milly & Grace _______

_______ Peter Beaton Hat Studio _______

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This fabulously feminine new boutique has the perfect pieces to make you feel pretty and polished. Whether you are looking for a tunic or a tank, a dress or a vest, let Milly & Grace help you dress to impress. 2 Washington Street • 508-901-5051• millyandgrace.com Need a hat for lunch on the terrace? Or a chic day at the beach? Look no further. The best hidden treasure on Nantucket. All of Peter Beaton’s hats are custom fitted and trimmed, and come in a fabulous signature hat box. Or, if a hat’s not up your alley, this is the only place for authentic Nantucket sailor shirts. Don’t miss out! 16 1/2 Federal St • 508-228-8456 • peterbeaton.com

_______ Zero Main _______ The location is no secret, though not all realize the depth and informal cool of this shop. A focus on rich fabrics, textures and details. Sophisticated casual, special occasions, a multi-generational shopping spot: Hale Bob, Three Dots, Eileen Fisher, Pink Pineapple, and Sulu. It’s always been “the” go-to spot for shoes. Visit Facebook for a preview. 0 Main Street • 508-228-4401

gift shops & home accessories...........

The thrill of the hunt takes on new meaning in Nantucket, when you are doing the shops. There is big and small game everywhere!

_______ Blue Beetle _______ If you are searching for a special keepsake from Nantucket, or a hostess, wedding or thank you gift, you are sure to find it here. They have a selection of Nantucket items including frames, photo albums, tote bags and ornaments. Touches for the home: pillows, throws, artwork and area rugs. So special, so unique!12 Main Street • 508-228-3227 • bluebeetlenantucket.com

_____ Christopher’s Home Furnishings _____ No matter what kind of room you’re trying to furnish, Christopher’s has you covered. Need a couch? Not a problem. Teak patio furniture? One-of-a-kind headboard painted with shells? Window treatments, lighting fixtures and the advice and services of an in-house decorator Christopher’s has it all. 8 Washington Street • 508-325-0714 • christophersofnantucket.com

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___ Four Winds craft guild / Sylvia Antiques ___ Located in the landmark Pacific Club, make a point to stop into these two historic businesses. Get a taste of the local arts of Nantucket with their extensive collection of Nantucket baskets and steep in a bit of history with their fine assembly of antiques. It’s a great spot to find a wonderful keepsake from the faraway Island of Nantucket! 15 Main Street • 508-228-9623 • sylviaantiques.com

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known for scrimshaw, leather goods and jewelry. You will be sure to find some very unique things and meet the sweetest Lab in town! 7 India Street • 508-228-0322 • nantucketcraftmasters.com

_______ Lion’s Paw _______ If you are on Main Street, you will not be able to walk by this shop. I’m not sure what is more dangerous, crossing Main Street or your wallet on the loose in here. An eclectic mix of hand-painted furniture, table-top treasures, hand-blown glass, table and bed linens, and other items, all beyond belief. Where and how were such unique things found? What a treasure trove. 30 Main Street • 508-228-3837

_______ The Lockhart Collection _______ Solid mahogany columns to accent an entryway. Rare lighting to illuminate your living space. Hand-blown hurricane shields for your al fresco or patio dining. A marble lotus bowl for your summer harvest. Nautical instruments to accessorize your home. It’s an eclectic mix of decorative home furnishings. 15 Centre Street • 508-228-6640 • thelockhartcollection.com

_______ Milly & Grace _______ Foster the beauty within your home with their feminine décor such as a charming pitcher, picture, pillow or plate! They have gifts galore for a happy hostess, the birthday girl or a best friend. 2 Washington Street • 508-901-5051• millyandgrace.com

_______ Nantucket Looms _______ From presidential First Ladies (Jackie O and Hilary) to movie stars, this shop is on their list “to go to” when on Nantucket! Why, because what you’ll find here is both unique and of quality. It is a showcase for both artisans and artists. This shop offers eclectic gifts, hand-woven textiles for the home and decorating services. 51 Main Street • 508-228-1908• nantucketlooms.com

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_______ Shreve, Crump & Low _______

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Need a hostess or wedding gift? Look no further! Shreve, Crump & Low carries some of the world’s finest, most exclusive china and giftware collections: Baccarat and William Yeoward crystal, Herend porcelain, Scott Potter decoupage and more. Also home to the original Gurgling Cod® pitcher, available in Nantucket coral. 0 Main Street • 508-228-6246 • shrevecrumpandlow.com

_______ Trillium _______ One look at the hand-picked selections in this shop and you will want to re-decorate. You will never think any space too small once you see what Robin has done. A master of decor, whether it be her space or yours! Her eye for detail and color is spectacular! Getting a gift from here is the ultimate, so be generous and gift yourself! 15 Washington Street • 508-228-4450 • trilliumnantucket.com

jewelry ................................................

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Do you ask that, occasionally? If so, dress it up, girl! Bedazzle yourself with some jewels from 14k and diamonds to something trendy. You can find it all on Nantucket.

_______ Blue Beetle _______ If jewelry is your thing, you have found the mother-load, and it’s affordable. From monogram pieces, to pearls, to all that sparkles, you’ll adore what you will find in this special boutique. Look no farther, Coastal Charm is sold here! Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but so are the jewels found in this little “gem” of a store!12 Main Street • 508-228-3227 • bluebeetlenantucket.com

_______ Coastal Charm _______ Rather than just remember your time on Nantucket, wear it fashionably around your neck or wrist with a collection of to-die-for charms and lockets. Trendy and unique - customized with dates and words that mean something to you.Really cool! Available at Blue Beetle, Sosebee Studios & RJ Miller Salon • 508-228-9166 • NantucketByTheSea.com

________ Erica wilson _______ Bracelets that do more than look good. Made from recycled rubber by the women of Djenne, Mali. The sale of the bracelets give the women of Djenne a viable means of support and raise funds for L'Empire des Enfants a school for homeless children in Dakar. You should also check out the voyager medallion, pretty cool! 25 Main Street • 508-228-9881 • ericawilson.com

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_______ the Lockhart Collection _______

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Looking for exquisite, unusual, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces? Deborah Lockhart designs and imports fine Indian 18-22 karat gold and sterling silver jewelry. She has some amazing pieces, high-karat gold with rose-cut diamonds and an array of precious and semi-precious stones. Seriously unique, beautiful and distinctive finds! 15 Centre Street • 508-228-6640 •thelockhartcollection.com

_______ Milly & Grace _______ You’ll sparkle and shine in their baubles and bling! Milly & Grace carries unique jewelry ranging from the delicate to daring. From classic, monogrammed charms to bold statement necklaces, you will be sure to find the perfect piece to complement your style. 2 Washington Street • 508-901-5051• millyandgrace.com

_______ Nantucket By The Sea _______ The sparkle of semi-precious stones and the lustre of pearls make this seashore jewelry luscious. Aqua, pale green, blue and beige make up the color palette used to fashion these pieces, showing a love for the shore. Wear this jewelry and receive compliments from people you don’t know. Available at Sosebee Studios, Old South Wharf • 508-228-3866 • nantucketbythesea.com

_______ Shreve, Crump & Low _______ Established in 1796, Shreve, Crump & Low is the oldest jewelry store in America, featuring the finest diamonds, colored gemstones, estate and designer jewelry from around the world, and timepieces by Baumer & Mercier, Ebel, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Raymond Weil and many others. 0 Main Street • 508-228-6246 • shrevecrumpandlow.com

_______ Susan Lister Locke _______ If unique and beautiful are in your vocabulary, you will find it in this creative designer’s collection of pieces. She uses high karat gold and gems on necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Wearing a creation of hers is definitely pampering yourself. She loves to do custom work. Available at susanlisterlocke.com • 508-257-1306 or Nantucket Looms, 51 Main Street

_______ Trianon / Seaman Schepps _______ When on Main Street, if you covet jewels, stop by this beautiful shop that houses some of the most amazing creations you have ever seen. Whether a cabochon bracelet or a jewel-encrusted seahorse or fish, they have more things that sparkle than stars in the sky! They are known for their signature shell earrings, enhanced with gems. 47 Main Street • 508-325-5806 • seamanschepps.com 19


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_______ Water Jewels _______

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Barbara Harris’s pieces are simply amazing. She has taken jewelry to another level. The gemstones, sourced from around the world, are carved by handheld water jet, creating tactile and sensual sea-inspired jewels. All pieces are one-of-a-kind and handmade in their London studio. Fabulous doesn’t even cut it. 14 Centre Street • 508-228-0825 • barbaraharriswaterjewels.com

_______ Zero Main _______ A captivating collection of artisan jewelry from around the country and the world. Classic to boho, you'll find the perfect thing to match your vacation vibe. From socially conscious South African beading, to Alexis Bittar's exquisite hand-carved Lucite, to masterfully crafted Italian metalwork. Local artists and vintage one-of-a kind pieces too. 0 Main Street • 508-228-4401

pet stores ...........................................

Bring Rover with you - he needs a vacation. Kitty going to stay in the cottage with you? Nantucket loves dogs and cats!

_______ Geronimo’s Ltd. _______ Doggone it! Did you forget a present for your four-legged friend? How about an ACK dog collar? Or any one of their cool exclusive products or everyday needs? Kitty need some Kaviar? Also be sure to visit the in-Town boutique Cold Noses right on Straight Wharf with unique pet gifts, treats and accessories. 119 Pleasant Street • 508-228-3731 • geronimos.com

toys & party supplies ..........................

Even though you’re on vacation, can’t let a birthday go by without having a party - balloons included! Leave the toys behind - get somehting new to keep them happy at the beach and in the cottage.

_______ Island Variety _______ This little store is full of so many wonderful things. It’s the modern day “5 &10 cent store.” From kid’s toys, pool toys and games to birthday cards, wrapping paper and balloons or office supplies and picture frames, they have it all - right down to a little red wagon! At The Commons, 5 Freedom Square • 508-228-6883

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_______ Letarte _______

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The itsy, bitsy, tiny weenie, yellow polka dot bikini is still in style! You will see bikinis and so much more on our shores - or should we say, so much less! The guys are in style too - showing off their six packs.

It’s bling for the beach, right here on South Water Street. Maui’s exclusive Letarte signature print bathing suits and caftans add a little sparkle in the sand with intricate beading and embellishments. 5 South Water Street (behind Pollacks and In the Pink) • 508-228-7946 (SWIM) • letarteswimwear.com

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nantucket all that is unique to the Island

Nantucket is known throughout the world, and its name is associated with quality. No, we aren’t full of ourselves, we just know that what we have on this Island is THE BEST! Find here items that are unique to the Island that you will want to take home with you or enjoy while you are here.

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_______ Aunt Leah’s Fudge _______ If you want to take Nantucket home with you, try decadently delicious milk or dark chocolate-covered cranberries (they come from the Nantucket bogs). If you have a party or wedding, the cranberries make great wedding favors in their favor boxes. Delight your friends with some. They ship daily. Come in for a sample! At the Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf • 508-228-1017 • auntleahs.com

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You're not in Malibu, Central Park, on the Common or at the Jersey Shore. You're on Nantucket with salt air, sunshine and F-O-G! It's spelled V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! Nantucket Reds, Bluefish, Lightship baskets, Bay scallops and more, unique to the Grey Lady at Sea! Better yet, crack a lobster, open a scallop or filet a striper - or be spoiled and have it all done for you - only on Nantucket. Or, try some chocolate-covered cranberries, picked from Nantucket bogs - better than M&Ms!

_______ Bartlett’s Farm _______ Who’s YOUR farmer? On an Island filled with special destinations, Bartlett’s is unique. If you want to bite into the best tomato you’ve ever eaten, this multi-generational farm is for you. Whether biking out for a delicious beach picnic or putting together a cocktail party for 50, you will find the best of everything there. 33 Bartlett Farm Road • 598-228-9403 • bartlettsfarm.com

_______ Coastal Charm _______ Want something personalized for just you, to remind you of your trip to this special island? You choose the words and the charms (mix gold, silver and copper pieces) and the you will have something no one else has. They make great gifts for friends and bridesmaids. Available at Blue Beetle, Sosebee Studios & RJ Miller Salon • 508-228-9166 • NantucketByTheSea.com

_______ Erica Wilson _______ Stitch and bitch? Erica's got quite the collection of needlework kits with lots of new designs in needlepoint, crewel and cross-stitch. From belts with the Nantucket rainbow fleet to pillows with Brant Point Lighthouse. If you've never picked up a needle, you may now. You can also view her collection on-line. 25 Main Street • 508-228-9881 • ericawilson.com

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__ Four Winds Craft Guild & Sylvia Antiques __ The ultimate in Nantucket style - the famous Nantucket Basket. Whether a stylish purse or an antique example, this is “the” place to go. Woven locally, these timeless baskets are the talk of the town for fashion and home décor. Feast your eyes on a wide variety of styles and sizes … you’ll surely find the perfect fit! 15 Main Street • 508-228-9623 • sylviaantiques.com

_______ Leslie Linsley Nantucket _______

_______ Nantucket Carving & Folk Art _______ Ever watched history being created? Come in to this busy shop and see master carver Paul McCarthy work his magic on wood, along with folk artist Jean Petty. Jean, with her vibrant personality can tell stories on the works-in-progress and show you around. The gift shop is full of antiques and hand-crafted items from multiple artists. 167 Orange Street • 508-325-7463 • nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com

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Leslie Linsley Nantucket, features everything handmade for the home. Wellknown designer and author of “Nantucket Island Living,” Leslie showcases her one-of-a-kind découpage plates introduced on “Oprah.” You’ll also find Island photographs by Jon Aron, quilts and unique gifts made in their Island studio. Zero India Street • 508-325-4900 • leslielinsley.com

_______ Susan Lister Locke _______ Madaket, ’Sconset, Fat Ladies Beach, Pocomo or whatever area of Nantucket means something to you, is found on enamel and gold (or sterling silver), also Town signs as pendants, charms, cufflinks or belt buckles. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve, wear a Nantucket sign! Available at susanlisterlocke.com • 508-257-1306 or Nantucket Looms, 51 Main Street

_______ Trianon / Seaman Schepps _______ Want to go home with something from a jewelry store with a history dating back to 1904 in New York, where the original store began? Some updated pieces, unique to Nantucket have been made - a charm with Nantucket sand inside and cuff links with the Nantucket burgee. Around your neck or on your wrist - the Island will always be with you! 47 Main Street • 508-325-5806 • seamanschepps.com

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MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES LIVE MUSIC • DANCE Artists have painted on Nantucket for generations. No big surprise - way too much beauty here to not capture on canvas. Photographers and videographers have chronicled the Island and the families on it. Nothing like a photo of the family on the beach to look at all winter! Visit the art galleries on Friday nights - they often have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres waiting for you! Get a lot of history and some culture - visit our museums and historic sites!

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dance .................................................... Fred and Ginger and the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” had to start somewhere! Learn to tango, fox trot or do the Hustle like Travolta!

_____ The Studio Nantucket Ballroom _____ Everyone is talking about The Studio! Learn to dance for fun, competition or your wedding. The award-winning dancer-owner makes this art form seem easy! They also offer yoga, zumba and pilates classes held in a beautiful studio overlooking Main Street. What a buzz and following they have created. 48 Main Street • 1-508-901-5211 • thestudionantucket.com

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Nantucket musicians can do the classics or bang it out with Jimmy Buffett. Talent abounds on this little Island and you will find the right style for you. Whether attending a concert or choosing a band for a wedding - it’s here!

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___ Jeff Ross - Guitarist•Singer•Songwriter ___ With old school rock creds, a contemporary catalog and a passion for the medium of song, Jeff infuses every note with his singular experience and energy. Catch him at Cisco Brewery with devoted fans who seek him out every season. Or ensure your event gets rave reviews. Black-tie weddings to barefoot clambakes. Solo to eight piece band. Booking • 508-228-2825 • nantucketmusic.com

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A history lesson was never this interesting! This little Island, 30 miles out-to-sea has such history that you owe it to yourself to discover some of it. It is easy to do at our myriad of museums!

___________ Egan Maritime Institute ___________ Located at the historic Coffin School, the Egan Maritime Institute is the Island’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to celebrating Nantucket’s seafaring heritage. They maintain a collection of contemporary and illustrative art, books, and artifacts that depict over 200 years of Nantucket history. At The Coffin School, 4 Winter Street • 508-228-2505 • eganmaritime.org

____ Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum ____ An affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum shares the fascinating stories of yesterday’s maritime heroes through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits and special events for all ages. 158 Polpis Road • 508-228-1885 • nantucketshipwreck.org 32


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• African Meeting House 29 York Street • Egan Maritime Institute 4 Winter Street • Fire Hose Cart House 8 Gardner Street • Greater Light 8 Howard Street • Hadwen House 96 Main Street • Historic Coffin School 4 Winter Street • Maria Mitchell Aquarium 28 Washington Street • Maria Mitchell Birthplace 1 Vestal Street • Maria Mitchell Loines Observatory 59 Milk Street Ext. • Maria Mitchell Natural Science museum 7 Milk Street • Maria Mitchell Vestal Street Observatory 3 Vestal Street • Nantucket Athenuem 1 India Street • Nantucket Historical Association’s Research Library 7 Fair Street • Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum 49 Union Street • Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum 158 Polpis Road • Nantucket Whaling Museum 13 Broad Street • Old Gaol (Jail) 15R Vestal Street • Old Mill 50 Prospect Street • Oldest House 16 Sunset Hill • Quaker Meeting House 7 Fair Street

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nantucket BIKING • BOATING • FISHING ANTIQUE CAR RENTALS

So much to do and so little time! Every moment of your time on Nantucket will be well spent, even if just lying in the sun trying to look like George Hamilton. Surfing, sailing, biking, Bocci on the beach are all ways to flaunt that body you worked on all winter at the gym. Or cast a line (mermaids must be catch and release only) and bring one home for the grill. See the sights or visit a museum - this little Island is full of history.

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antique car rentals ............................

Only here would this be considered an activity - and it is. Nantucket appreciates history and an antique car sure makes the grade.

_______ Island Buggies Auto Rental _______ Bet you never thought you could pick up your buddies for a game of golf in a 1930s Model “A” Ford, or better yet, a vintage New York taxi. Well, you can! Must wear knickers! Drive yourself or have a driver. Or, pick up your gal for a picnic; a catered picnic basket, but not romance can be provided upon request. 41 Old South Road • 1-617-803-8948 • islandbuggies.com

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Need some tackle or fresh bait? Need a rod and reel or lure to catch the“big one” that is out there? Let the experts in fishing the shallows and the deep help you.

_______ Bill Fisher Tackle _______ Continuing the tradition started over fifty years ago, Bill Fisher Tackle serves up everything any angler needs to get out there and catch the big ones. Live bait, tackle, rods, reels, the list goes on. Advice is free, though it’s been rumored that good advice might cost a nickel or two. 127 Orange Street • 508-228-2261• billfishertackle.com

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If you need it, they have it! All types of gear, specializing in fly and light tackle. Better yet, if you are a novice they can help you develop the correct technique that looks so pretty when someone does it right! For those in the know they have instruction to improve your style. Don't want to buy? Rentals are available. Look like the pros with their branded clothing. 24 Easy Street • 508-228-4900 • crossrip.com

____ Nantucket Tackle Center ____ The owner is a Nantucket native and has over 40 years' experience in-shore and off. From rods and reels to waders and scallop baskets to light tackle and off-shore equipment - they have it all! Extensive list of frozen bait and live bait. Plus, you can gas up, fill the tires with air and get ice for the cooler - all in one stop. 41 Sparks Avenue, at Mid Island Fuel • 508-228-4081• nantuckettackle.com 37


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One if by land, two if by sea ... even on a bike, it's just you and me! Be a weekend warrior - pedal to the metal all the way to ’Sconset. The bike paths are beautiful and since we are at sea level, there aren’t many hills.

_______ Island Bike Company _______ The best way to spend a day on Nantucket! With Jay’s 25 years of experience and his knowledgeable staff you will be set up on the perfect Island ride! Rent by the day, week or month. They will even drop off and pick up for free! Located just off the bike path. 25 Old South Road • 508-228-4070 • islandbike.com

boating ...................................................

Yo ho, yo ho, over the seas we go, hither and yon, until the dawn, over the seas we go. Nothing better than being on Nantucket and out in a boat.

___ Sea Nantucket - Kayak Rentals ___ If you want to “sea” Nantucket the right way, do it on the water in a kayak, a sailboat or stand up on a paddle board. All three modes of getting out on the water are for rent from Sea Nantucket. Great for couples, families or outdoor enthusiasts. If you want, they will deliver the goods to you. Francis Street Beach, Washington Street • 508-228-7499• seanantucketkayak.com

fishing ................................................. _______ Crossrip Outfitters _______

What a place - from A to Z for gear and knowledge. The husband and wife owners know more about fly fishing than anyone on the Island! Charters go out of Madaket, where you will enjoy an amazing day to create your own fish stories. Need a lesson, get one here! You might get cast (pun) for the sequel of “A River Runs Through It.” 24 Easy Street • 508-228-4900 • crossrip.com

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Cast one off and see what you get! Those Nantucket blues and stripers are just waiting to get hooked. The local charter fishermen have their favorite fishing holes. Ever fly fish? Fresh fish on the grill, yummm!

_______ Ty One On Sportfishing _______ Want a day you won’t forget? This Nantucket native knows where to go and how to get you fishing like a pro. From blues and stripers to sharks, he will show you a day to remember. Captain Ty fishes Nantucket, Florida and St. Croix gathering experience that will benefit you. Want to cook your fish - he’ll filet them for you right at the dock. Charter Reservations 1-508-423-5126 • tyoneon.com

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Need to dress up for dinner ... not on Nantucket. Tie and jacket ... not here! Men: loafers, no socks please, rolled-up oxford sleeves. Women: summer dress and sandals with a fabulous necklace or bracelet! Casual style at the shore is the theme. Wine and dine her at the best or go cheap with to-go! We’ve got it all, and it’s soooo good!

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bakeries ...............................................

The Pillsbury Dough Boy never baked anything like this! Nantucket bakers are up at the “_sscrack” making nice things for you. So do them a favor and stop in and buy something! The extra calories are worth it!

_______ Daily Breads _______ Healthy, savory selections every day, along with coffee, muffins, scones and more. Fresh sandwiches tempt you for lunch. The baker has been doing this for years and knows what she is doing, as attested by the locals showing up every day. Try a Cobblestone - what could be more Nantucket - in addition to cupcakes, brownies and cakes. 147 Lower Orange Street • 508-228-8961

_______ Nantucket Bake Shop _______ Nantucket’s oldest bakery. Over 100 items baked fresh every day! Home of Authentic Nantucket Portuguese bread and the Island’s only yeast donuts. From muffins to cookies, decorated cakes and pies, you’ll love this shop filled with delicious delights. It’s hard to go by this Nantucket icon without stopping! 79 Orange Street • 508-228-2797 • nantucketbakeshop.com

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BoHo, SoHo, I need a cup of coffee to get me through the day. Make it right, make it dark, make it tasty. Or, make me a cold "Milky Way". Either way, point me in the right direction to java!

_______ Fast Forward _______ Longest running coffee stop on Island. This little “shack” behind Cumbie’s has been brewin’ "The Best Cup in Town” for well over 20 years. It’s like a truck stop … those in the know and those on the go come here for a latte, espresso or just a cup of joe made your way by the finest baristas in Town. 117 Orange Street (next to Cumbie’s) • 508-228-5807 • nantucketespresso.com

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Cold bevie, anyone? How about a delicious iced mocha? Choose from famous dark coffee roasts, espresso drinks, specialty coffee drinks or freshly brewed teas. Also enjoy freshly baked muffins, croissants, cinnamon rolls and breakfast sandwiches. Catching the boat - stop here first! Open year-round at 5:30am, 7 days a weeks. 4 Broad Street • 508-228-2224


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_______ Old South Diner & Pizza _______ It seems that everybody’s getting into healthy eating and nutrition these days, and your morning breakfast ritual shouldn’t be an exception to that rule. So, a big old cup o’ Joe and an ooey-gooey honey bun takes care of the two major food groups, right? There’s no better place to get them both on the fly than at Old South Diner. 57 Old South Road • 508-325-0100

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If you think you’ve had fresh fish before, you haven’t. Our fish is fresh off the docks, caught the same day! It wouldn’t be a summer without a clambake - lobster, clams and corn-on-the-cob!

_______ East Coast Seafood _______ AKA 167 Fish Market , established in 1978. Freshest bounty of the sea! From lobsters to swordfish. One-stop shoppin’! You don't have to have a menu in mind either, it's the type of place that when you are there, what to buy just comes to you. Be sure not to miss the super secret rubs and spices. Right on the way to Cisco! 167 Hummock Pond Road • 508-228-2871

_______ Nantucket Seafood _______ Fresh fish, live and cooked lobsters and every other sort of fruits de mer are readily available at Nantucket Seafoods. Call ahead to have your order ready for pick-up or packed to travel. You will also find sushi fixin’s, sauces, spices, caviar, pâtés and even more! 56 Old South Road • 508-325-6345 • nantucketseafoods.net

health & organic food store ............. Organic - healthy - natural - how it was intended for us to grow and eat our food! Chemicals be gone - live longer and stronger!

_______ Annye’s Whole Foods _______

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Looking for a natural high? Hello Annye's! ALL organic takeout meals made from scratch (daily Web site specials), meats, cheeses, veggies and wines. You can also find every vitamin you are not taking and should, as well as natural body products and organic cleaning supplies. You will also meet the nicest people on island. 14 Amelia Drive • 508-228-4554 • annyes.com

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lunch ................................................... Yes, it’s the middle of the day and I get to eat again! In-between shopping, biking or swimming, take time to slow down and eat. It’s the pause that refreshes you until Happy Hour!

_______ Cowboy’s _______ If you think blackbirds are only found in trees, think again. It’s the name of the most amazing sandwich in the world and you can only get it here! Choose from a large sandwich board or create your own. Or try a lunch special, it sells out fast, as those in the know show up early! Eat on the WI-FI patio. 7 Bayberry Court • 508-228-8766 • cowboysmeatmarket.com

_______ Dune _______ An outdoor patio tucked on the side of the restuarant, shaded by umbrellas, definitely a prefect spot for a summer lunch. Easy to get to, as it is right in the historic district of downtown. The talents of the chef/owner come through in all that he serves you. Fresh, creative, more than just lunch! 20 Broad Street • 508-228-5550 • dunenantucket.com

_______ Walters Delicatessen _______ An authentic New York-style deli, with sandwich names like The Manhattan, The Godfather and The New Yorker. They also have a great selection of cold salads and of course, amazing fresh baked breads! Call in your beach sandwiches and they will be ready and waiting. If you are ever planning a party, they make a mean party platter! 10 Broad Street • 508-228-0010

dinner .................................................. More restaurants per square mile than you can imagine, and they are all top-notch!. Elegant, casual, patio or bistro, Nantucket has something to suit anyone’s mood and palate.

_______ Brant Point Grill _______

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Affectionately nicknamed BPG, is considered Nantucket’s premier steak and seafood restaurant. Once you’ve dined overlooking the harbor, BPG will be on your “must dine” list. Stop by BPG Bar for a Lobster Bloody, après beach appetizers or live music. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All-Day Bar Menu, Sunday Brunch. At The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street • 508-325-1320 • brantpointgrill.com

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_______ Dune _______ This mod-trendy restaurant will blow you away with beachy, sleek, romantic decor. The clue starts outside with beach grass growing in the window boxes. Chef/owner, Michael Getter is on top of his game when it comes to the menu. He’s been doing it for years and his creativity with food is legendary. 20 Broad Street • 508-228-5550 • dunenantucket.com

_______ Lo La 41 _______ Step into Lo La 41 and enter a world of Global Cuisine spanning across the 41st parallel of the world! Not only is the food inspiring, but the atmosphere is transporting, with music and energy vibes simulating a metropolitan hotspot. Prepare yourself to be carried away! Don’t miss the outdoor patio - another world unto itself! 15 South Beach Street • 508-325-4001 • lola41.net

_______ Millie’s _______ Delicious, reasonably priced Baja-style food with Nantucket twists, the famous Madaket Mystery, and the best sunset on Nantucket combine for a unforgettable Island experience! Beachy-casual with tables inside or on the outdoor deck. Catch the Millie shuttle that leaves from the Visitor Service Center in-Town every hour from 11am - 2 am. 326 Madaket Road • 508-228-8435 • milliesnantucket.com

_______ Topper’s at the Wauwinet _______ If you haven’t been, you are in for a treat. With the most stunning location on the Island, overlooking Nantucket Bay, this relaxed but sophisticated restaurant lives up to all the hype. Rated the best restaurant on Island by “Zagat Survey.” Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All-Day Bar Menu, Sunday Brunch. 120 Wauwinet Road • 508-228-8768 • toppersrestaurant.com

pizza ...................................................... Hey mombo, mombo Italiano, serve me up a hot juicy slice of tomatoes and mozzarella. You don’t have to have olive oil running through your veins to love it!

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_______ Muse Pizza & Delivery _______ Za fix! Grab a slice and make yourself at home. Free WI-FI, ping pong, pool tables and video games. Not to mention an ice cold beer to go with that slice! If it’s something else you’re craving (burgers, subs, wraps, nachos, etc.) just say the word. The girls in the kitchen are on it! Don’t forget to say hi to Faye! 44 Surfside Road • 508-228-1471 • 228-muse.com

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_______ Old South Diner & Pizza _______ Every once on a while, you just get the hankering for a good old-fashioned diner where you can sit and have a piece of pizza, and luckily enough, Old South Diner has got the decor and the food to scratch that itch. Conveniently located on Old South Road, they’ve got a menu that truly satisfies. So, for a quick stop or a lingering meal in the diner, come here. 57 Old South Road • 508-325-0100

_______ Sophie T’s Pizza _______ Bravissimo! Pies to die for, subs that satisfy and salads and hot entrées you dream of. Order to-go or let them treat you with fast and friendly service in the dining room. Very family friendly. You and your wallet will not be disappointed! Oh, and The Class Ack’t - white pizza with scallops and bacon - awesome! 7 Dave’s Street • 508-325-6265 • sophietspizza.com

take-out ............................................... Going to the beach, on your bike or just on the run, take-out is for you. Sandwiches, burgers or subs all taste better when eaten in the fresh air!

_______ Cowboy’s _______ Heading to the beach, out on the boat or on a bike trip to Madaket? Order your sandwiches and they will be ready for pick-up ahead of the lunch crowd. Grab a bottle of wine, juice or a soft drink, check out at the side register and be on your way! Or stay and eat on the shaded WI-FI patio. 7 Bayberry Court • 508-228-8766 • cowboysmeatmarket.com

_______ The Dancing Pickle _______ Fresh, tasty and unique are but a few words to describe the salads, sandwiches, paninis and desserts that come out of this kitchen. If you are going to the beach or just staying at home, call in or come by for a great lunch to go. Check out the wine and brew room for a perfect complement to your food. Famous for their cupcakes! 118 Old South Road • 508-825-7425 • thedancingpickle.com

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_______ Espresso To GO _______ Fresh and lively … and that’s not just the conversation between the regulars and staff. The kitchen is open and you feel like you’re part of it. Everything to-go: breakfast sandwiches, croissants, cookies, sandwiches, frozen specialties (June-October). Make this your stop when you need to stay on the go. 1Toombs Court (off Old South Road) • 508-228-6930 • nantucketespresso.com

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_______ The Green _______ Can’t get any greener than a wheat grass shot. New York bagels, breakfast burritos, specialty coffees, wraps made on the spot, fresh burritos made to order, daily specials, cookies, cupcakes and smoothies with yummy add-ins are just a few of the all-organic, all-natural items you’ll find, except the WI-FI. 5 West Creek Road • 508-228-1100

_______ Lo La Burger _______ When is a burger more than a burger? When it’s a Lo La Burger. Angus beef cooked to perfection, topped with farm-fresh vegetables andare you ready for this? - Lo La Burger’s own foie gras sauce. This is so not your mother’s burger. Truffle fries are also available. 10 Broad Street • 508-325-0282 • lolaburger.com

_______ Millie’s _______ You’ll love the take-out window with amazing food at reasonable prices! Frozen yogurt & ice cream served ALL DAY! Delicious sandwiches, the best salads and even the dinner menu is available for take-out. You can even change your mind and grab a table, or just walk down to the beach! 326 Madaket Road • 508-228-8435 • milliesnantucket.com

_______ Muse Pizza & Delivery _______ On your way to the beach or just don’t feel like cooking? Gotcha covered! Wishing someone would deliver? Wish no more. They do! From subs and wraps to nachos and wings and a hundred other things. Whatever you want, any way you like it. Not to mention the “Best Pizza on the Island!” 44 Surfside Road • 508228-1471 • 228-muse.com

_______ Old South Diner & Pizza _______

_______ Pickle Pickle _______

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Every once on a while, you just get the hankering for a good old-fashioned diner where you can sit and have a piece of pizza, and luckily enough, Old South Diner has got the decor and the food to scratch that itch. Conveniently located on Old South Road, they’ve got a menu that truly satisfies. So, for a quick stop or a lingering meal in the diner, come here. 57 Old South Road • 508-325-0100

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course their paninis for lunch. They deliver to the boats - want an instant welcome for guests on-board, an appetizer or a dessert platter. You name it, they create it! No party too small! 7 Old South Wharf • 508-825-9866 • thedancingpickle.com

_______ Siam To Go _______ Feeling hot and spicy or crazy for curry? How about some stir fry? Authentic Thai food prepared to your liking. Check out the menu online then call in your order for pick-up. So good, so fresh and definitely flavorful! There is also a snack bar menu, cheeseburgers, desserts and lots more. 1 backus lane, inside nantucket Ice • 508-228-7426 • siamtogonantucket.com

_______ Stubby’s _______ An oldie and goodie - you can always depend on Stubbys! Known for years for their extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, Stubbys has everything (including jerk chicken)! It’s also no secret that if you have a late night hunger craving, this is one of few fixes that’s open until 2am! 8 Broad Street • 508-228-0028

sushi..................................................... Extra wasabi, ginger on the side, low-sodium soy, please. Sushi on Nantucket - fish and seaweed from the sea - just seems right !

_______ Lo La 41 _______ Nantucket Island sits at approximately 41 degrees north latitude, the same latitude that cuts just about through the middle of the country of Japan, the birthplace of sushi. It’s no coincidence that Lo La 41, named for that same forty-first parallel, has some of the best sushi west of Japan. 15 South Beach Street • 508-325-4001 • lola41.net

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sweets & treats .................................. Need to bring back your childhood, buy some penny candy. Bring your kids in and pretend to be buying just for them! Indulge yourself. Yes, they still do make wax lips and mustaches!

_______ Aunt Leah’s Fudge _______ Want the “Best Fudge in the World”? Over 30 flavors from which to choose. This fudge has won multiple awards and has been featured in “Martha Stewart Weddings”

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and “InStyle” magazine. Fill wedding favor boxes with fudge or chocolatecovered cranberries. A great treat for your guests. They ship daily. At the Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf • 508-228-1017 • auntleahs.com

_______ Nantucket Candy _______ An old fashion candy store where the kids’ eyes will pop out when they enter through the front door! Yours will, too. It will bring you back to your childhood. Penny candy, hand-dipped chocolates and gift baskets and you can even reserve a time for your kid’s birthday party in the back yard. Willy Wonka might play tag with them! 48 Centre Street • 508-228-0667 • nantucketcandy.com

_______ Sweet Inspirations Chocolates _______ Since 1981 visitors and Islanders have enjoyed amazing creations from Nantucket's award-winning chocolatier. Watch artisans in the showcase kitchen prepare unique gifts of fine chocolate. Experience a complimentary taste of Nantucket Chocolatier's famous Cranberry Creation TM Chocolates. 26 Centre Street • 508-228-5814 • nantucketchocolatier.com

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nantucket BARS • LIQUOR STORES WINE • BREWERY • DISTILLERY

What happens in ACK, stays in ACK. The bars are the best and so are the drinks! Once you make the cover charge (if there is one), charge right in. Jello shots, martinis, 'ronas, you name it, we concoct and serve it. From Triple Eight to triple shots, let the good times roll! Or, buy a great bottle of wine and stay at home or on the boat! One thing leads to another!

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Bar hopping is such a night scene here, with so many interesting watering holes. Sing, sip, all the while having a good time. Pick your poison and enjoy!

_______ Dune _______ Talk about trendy, this is the place for young and up-scale Nantucketers. Get in early if you want a seat (or sit at a high top), they go fast. The bartender is adorable and she knows her stuff! The food is of course the same as the restaurant menu. Put drinks and food together for a great combo. 20 Broad Street • 508-228-5550 • dunenantucket.com

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_______ Millie’s _______ Grab a stool at the copper-top bar or at an outdoor table. Enjoy the legendary sunset and their famous “Madaket Mystery.” Featuring all Cisco Brewers products and amazing Baja-style food with Nantucket twists. Hop on the Millie shuttle; it departs every hour from 11am - 2am in front of the Visitors’ Service Center in-Town. 326 Madaket Road • 508-228-8435 • milliesnantucket.com

_______ The Muse _______ You never know what or who is happening here, but it is “happening!” Eat, drink, dance and sing. Let the good times roll! Like the stage? It’s all yours! Whatever your talent, let it shine at Open Mic on Tuesday nights. Think you’re Neil Diamond? Prove it! Compete in the Airband contest every Sunday night through Columbus Day! 44 Surfside Road • 508-228-MUSE • 228-muse.com

brewery ................................

We could create an entire ocean with the amount of beer enjoyed here! 100 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, take one down ...

_______ Cisco Brewers _______ With 10 beers on tap its difficult to pick a favorite, but luckily with the help of the friendly and informative staff, you'll be well on your way! The beers range from the Island’s infamous "Whales Tale Pale Ale," a local favorite, to a light summer lager, various pale ales or stout brews. 5 Bartlett Farm Road • 508-3255929 • ciscobrewers.com

liquor stores & distillery .................

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know is that they moved! Be sure to find their convenient location on Old South Road, just after the rotary - take a turn after the wine barrels on the front lawn! Having a party - they have it all and will deliver too! Catering services also available.15 Old South Road • 508-228-5855 • theislandernantucket.com

_______ Triple Eight Distillery _______ Named after Island well #888, whose water is blended with the vodka, gin and rum, the liquors offer a refreshing and pure taste. The flavored blends use the finest organic and fresh ingredients to produce a smooth finish like no other premium vodka. Stop by and experience some of the best specialty cocktails Nantucket has to offer! 5 Bartlett Farm Road • 508-325-5929• tripleeightdistillery.com

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Who said man can’t live on bread and water alone - or was that bread and wine? No matter. You can do it, especially if there are sunsets and beaches and someone to share it with. But be advised:eat something first!

_______ Cowboy’s _______ An amazing selection of wines from around the world. You can’t go wrong, as they have been chosen by Laura, who owns the joint! Need food to go with your wine? From sandwiches, to lunch specials, to the best cuts of meat, you can get it all here. They cater too, so you won’t have to lift a finger! 7 Bayberry Court • 508-228-8766 • cowboysmeatmarket.com

_______ The Dancing Pickle _______ Want a great selection of wine or beer? Come in and get some truly amazing ones. Artfully displayed wines, chosen for their fresh flavors and price points. The husband part of this husband-wife team is a great micro-brew consultant. Use his talents! His wife will design a menu (appetizers or a full meal) for your next dinner or beach party. 118 Old South Road • 508-825-7425 • thedancingpickle.com

_______ Nantucket Vineyard _______ A variety of wines, produced with the finest imported grapes and precise fermentation, create some of the region’s best wine. The rich flavors in each of the blends are the perfect combination for an afternoon of wine tasting and relaxation. Enjoy fine merlot, chardonnay, pinot gris and more! 5 Bartlett Farm Road • 508-325-5929• ciscobrewers.com

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Around nantucket AUTO RENTALS • BIKES LIVERY SERVICES

No bridge to the Island ... you can only take a boat or come by air. We like being isolated, it’s part of the magic of being here! Just don’t wear high heels when you get off the boat and expect to navigate the cobblestones! Need to get from one place to another? Rent a car or four-wheel drive vehicle.

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Off-roading - rent a four-wheel drive vehicle to travel through the roads of the moors right onto the beach. Or rent an antique car for a special day.

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_______ Island Buggies Auto Rentals _______ It looks as if you are on a movie set in the 1930s, waiting for Cary Grant or Jean Harlow to step into the car that has just pulled up at the airport. Return to a by-gone era in one of nine meticulously refurbished antique cars (1929-1931 vintage). Drive it or they will drive you, for a special occasion, greeting guests, a wedding or going to dinner. 41 Old South Road • 1-617-803-8948 • islandbuggies.com

____ Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental ____ Ride onto the beach with a 4 x 4 (beach sticker provided)! Better yet, rent that convertible you wished you always owned! They have new vehicles of all sizes, for large groups you can even get an 8-passenger van. Located at the airport or they’ll pick you up at the boat! Nantucket Memorial Airport • 508-228-1227 • 1-800-228-1227 • nantucketautorental.com

biking....................................................

Getting from one place to another on the Island is pretty easy because of the great bike paths. The local transport buses also have carrier racks for bikes, so if you get somewhere, you can always bus back!

____ Island Bike Company ____ Rent a bike! Nantucket has over 30 miles of bike paths taking you anywhere you want to go. If you are a bit tired after your ride to Madaket to see the sunset, you can always get a ride back to Town on the bus with your bike. Island Bike has the best selection of rental bikes! They also offer free delivery and pick-up. 25 Old South Road • 508-228-4070 • islandbike.com

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Livery or delivery? Don’t worry, we will get you and your guests wherever you want to be, and on time!

_______ Island Buggies Auto Rentals _______

____ Cranberry Transportation Services ____ If you want transportation to or from the airport, the ferry or your yacht, book a pro! You need someone dependable who has been doing it for a long time and this is the company! Available for weddings, corporate and family events with 14-passenger vans and SUVs. To book 508-825-9793 • cranberrytransportation.com

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If you are going somewhere, do it in style. Whether it be dinner out, picking guests up from the airport or for a wedding to get a bride and her maids to the church on time, let them do it for you.They will drive you there and back in a classic car from another era. They even have a vintage New York taxi! The photo ops are endless! 41 Old South Road •1-617-803-8948 • islandbuggies.com

Taxis .....................................................

Running late, leaving the Island, going out to dinner or coming home from the bar - a taxi is the way to go!

____ All Point Taxi & Tours, Inc. ____ Need a ride - they provide! Be it early in the morning or late at night, they will be there on time (year-round, too)! Ease your mind, make a reservation! If you need limousine or passenger van services, call them at this number 508-825-9793 - to make those plans. For an on-time taxi 508-228-5799 • cranberrytransportation.com

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BEAUTY • HEALTH • EYE CARE • PHARMACY COMPUTER • OFFICE SERVICES • MASSAGE SHIPPING • TRAVEL AGENCY • REAL ESTATE Roots showing, need a wax, eyebrows plucked, eyelashes applied or mani and pedi? Need to download your digital photos for prints? Left your medicine at home? Need a prescription filled while on vacation? Eyeglasses fall overboard? Need to send a fax or buy art supplies?

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beauty / spa .......................................... _____ Organic Haircolor Salon of Nantucket _____ Let your hair go green! No burn, No stain, No sting and No fumes. Why? No ammonia! A complete professional color line that's gloriously good for your health and your hair. With Amy and Julie's years of experience, you will leave the salon smiling. Call for a free consultation! Ask for Sallyanne for a natural mani and pedi! 19A Surfside Road • 508-228-5008 • organicsalonack.com

_______ Robert J. Miller, Colorist _______ If this were Rodeo Drive, the stars would be sitting at Bob’s color station! But since it’s Nantucket, those with discerning taste have an appointment with him! He is a master with color and so much more (he’s been doing color for years). You not only get color, you get shine - your hair will look and feel healthy. When you call, you must “Ask for Bob” or you may not get him. 6 Amelia Drive • 508-228-3446

_______ Tresses & The Day Spa _______

computer services & electronics .......

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Think the sun at Surfside is relaxing? Try one of our massages - from Sports to Swedish - that will leave you more revived, rejuvenated and refreshed than even the best day at the beach - with no sunburn to boot! 117 Pleasant Street • 508-228-0024 • nantucketspa.com

_______ Computer Solutions _______ Technology is a way of life for most of us these days, and quite frankly, most of us have no understanding of how those gizmos work. Thank goodness for Computer Solutions, where the very knowledgeable staff can help with any computer-related problem, from the simplest to most complex! At Keypost Corner, 35 Old South Road • 508-228-8112 • nantucketcomputersolutions.com

dance .................................................... _____ The Studio Nantucket Ballroom _____ Everyone is talking about The Studio! Learn to dance for fun, competition or your wedding. The award-winning dancer-owner makes this art form seem easy! They also offer yoga, zumba and pilates classes held in a beautiful studio overlooking Main Street. What a buzz and following they have created. 48 Main Street • 1-508-901-5211 • thestudionantucket.com

eye care & glasses ............................... _______ ACK Eye _______ Ever lose your spectacles in the ocean? Ever get a grain of Nantucket beach in your eye? You’d need a great eye doctor and fast. Fortunately for us on 73


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Nantucket, Dr. Mike Ruby is one of the best to be found anywhere. Professional attention, compassionate care and trendy eyewear make ACK Eye the best choice for all your eyes' needs. 64 Old South Road • 508-228-0844 • ackeye.com

office services & supplies .................. _______ nantucket Office Products _______ Nantucket Office Products is your away office while you're on vacation. They offer copy and fax services, use of a computer with printer, scanning and e-mailing capabilities, internet access, toner cartridges and office supplies. And for those of you who are interested in painting or sketching, they also have art supplies. 96 Pleasant Street • 508-228-4220 • nantucketofficeproducts.com

_______ Nantucket Parcel Plus _______ Looking for custom copies? Maybe you need to make digital prints? Perhaps you need a key made. Or maybe you just want to pay your electric bill. You can do all those things in one convenient location, all under one roof at Nantucket Parcel Plus. 2 Greglen Avenue • 508-228-3500 • nantucketparcelplus.com

_______ Dan’s Pharmacy _______ From Prozac to party supplies. Did your prescription fall overboard? Need a Band-Aid for the shiner on your knee? A thank you card to give to your hostess. Rainy day? Get the kids a game, a pool toy and a balloon too! I’m sure whatever you need you will find at Dan’s, they’ll treat you just like an Islander. At Nantucket Commons • 508-825-9100 • mygnp.com

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shipping & packing services ..................... _______ Nantucket Parcel Plus _______ There is no better way to ruin a great memory than to ship a new found treasure home, only to open the box and discover that your momento is in pieces because you didn’t pack it correctly. Leave it to the pros. They have won the UPS Top Authorized Shipping Outlet Award for the last 5 years. Let them handle all your packing and shipping needs. 2 Greglen Avenue • 508-228-3500 • nantucketparcelplus.com

spas ....................................................... _______ Tresses & The Day Spa _______

Every woman wants to be primped and pampered, and we are just the place to help. Let our estheticians perfect your pout while our stylists make your hair glamorous, along with a movie star manicure and your piggies perfectly polished. Just what you need after a full day of soaking up the hot summer sun. 117 pleasant street • 508-228-0024 •nantucketspa.com

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travel agencies ............................ _______ Swain’s Travel, Inc. _______ Stop spending your time searching hours on the Internet! Swain's Travel can match most Internet pricing. A full service, local travel agency, with over 25 years experience. They will book your individual or group travel, reserve airline reservations, tour, cruise, hotel, rail or car reservations for you. So, sit back and relax! At Keypost Corner, 35 Old South Road • 508-228-3201 • swainstravel.com

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police • fire • Rescue 911 (non-emergency) phone 508-228-1212 policeemergency numbers hospital 508-825-8100 coast guard 508-228-0388 coast guard (non-emergency) 508-228-0398 public bathrooms ................................

Nantucket Visitor Services & Information Bureau 25 Federal Street (next to the Town Building)

Greenhound Building (bus terminal) Washington Street, inside the Bus Terminal

’Sconset -

By old town square

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beaches ................................................

Sand castles, waves lapping at the shore, collecting shells or lying in the sun. What does being at the beach mean to you? There is one for everyone!

Children’s Beach An in-Town harbor beach, good for little ones. Small playground here.

Cisco The surfers go here. Full of hotties on their boards.

Dionis Drive the car out and stay all day. The locals love it.

Fat Ladies Beach Where those in the know go. It is nice and quiet here. The ladies are NOT fat!

Gaza Strip Tiny strip of land in-between two private beaches. Try to find it!

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Great Point A 7 mile stretch of beach for fishermen and families. Need four-wheel drive and a beach sticker.

Jetties Beach A beach for everyone. It has a great snack bar and facilities.

Madequecham Hard to find, out of the way beach - ask someone.

Miacomet Beach Nice sandy beach with mild surf (on part of this beach, some go suitless).

’Sconset Beach Small beach in ’Sconset, mainly used by residents of ’Sconset.

Surfside If you don’t go to Jetties, go here. Mainly a tourist beach (snack bar and facilities).

Smith’s Point Out at the West end of the Island. Must have four-wheel drive and a beach sticker. Beautiful!

Francis Street Beach, at Washington Street Tiny beach on the harbor. You can rent kayaks here.

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what’s special about nantucket besides everything?

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• Best sunsets are in Madaket. • Robert Perrin (famous Nantucket artist), called Nantucket rain, “lumpy fog.” • Best four-wheel beach ride is to Great Point. • Want to see tigers, giraffes and zebras? Go to the Serengeti on Milestone Road. • Best scallops in the world are Nantucket Bay scallops. Soooo sweet! • Can’t get here by a highway or a bridge. • Best beer is Whale’s Tale Pale Ale. • Cutest cobblestoned road is between Jefferson Avenue and Cliff Road. • Best place to see the stars - everywhere. • No coyotes yet, but we did get squirrels a few years ago! • Best place to watch the boats go by is at Brant Point or on the tip of Coatue. • Knowing how to say Siasconset the right way. • Best surf is at Cisco. • Find a welk egg case on the beach and open it. What a surprise you will get! • Best Nantucket dog - all of them! • Nantucket Nectars originated on Nantucket by Tom and Tom selling juices from a motor boat in the harbor to moored boats. • Best use of scallop shells - Christmas tree lights. • Knowing what ACK stands for. • Best time of year - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter! • Being an Islander and getting an “Excursion Rate” to go off-Island. • Best cobblestoned path is between Orange Street and Union Street. • Getting a Nantucket Beach Sticker on your car bumper. • Best way to pronounce scallops (SCOLL - UPS). • Hydrangeas have to be picked at “just the right time” to dry well! • Best thing to do during a Nor’easter - go see the surf. • No neon signs, no “golden arches” and no traffic lights.

Let us know what’s unique and special to you about Nantucket! (you may see it in print next year)

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