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BEST Brunch, Nantucket

2014 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Fog Island Café


There’s no wine list or fancy raw bar at this laid-back local institution—just bottomless cups of joe from Nantucket Island Coffee Roasters and heaping platters of granola-and-banana pancakes to cure whatever ails you. Still hankering for a little hair of… read more»

2012 BEST Brunch, Nantucket



The food’s great at this island newcomer—the crispy soft-shell-crab BLT and brioche French toast are standouts—and the views are glorious. So linger…what’s the rush? Order up another wasabi-infused bloody mary and let the day breeze by. read more»

2011 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Boarding House


Like sitting on a South End patio, you’ll see everyone during weekend brunch here. People-watching aside, the covered, fenced-in Federal Street terrace is also a cool and shady spot to take in Seth and Angela Raynor’s outstanding service and locally… read more»

2007 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Topper’s Restaurant at the Wauwinet


A quick ferry ride from Straight Wharf drops Sunday gourmands at the Wauwinet, where the garden at the inn’s restaurant, Topper’s, isn’t just for show. In the hours before the brunch rush, chef David Daniels (formerly of XV Beacon’s Federalist)… read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Black-Eyed Susan’s


When Nantucket Town habituals yearn for perfectly balanced huevos rancheros or gourmet French toast—in other words, a sit-down brunch that stands apart from the typical ho-hum morning options—they inevitably make their way to Black-Eyed Susan’s. That’s true even in the… read more»

2005 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Fifty-Six Union


Just about every islander wanders by or through Fifty-Six Union on the weekends. Generations of families pass pitchers of cream beside tables of honeymooners gazing at each other over French toast with berries. And while the ambiance and cute décor… read more»

2004 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Black Eyed Susan’s


Fine dining meets fine diner at this tiny, locally beloved restaurant, which has turned a counter-and-table setting into one of the island’s best spots for creative New American cuisine. Be prepared to wait outside for a table: reservations are accepted… read more»