Best of Boston

2013 Best Brunch, Nantucket

Boarding House

The patio at this island institution is prime people-watching real estate, but it’s the food that keeps us coming back season after season. The brioche doughnuts coated with bourbon-caramel sauce and bacon sugar are a must, but there are lots of other treats to choose from: buttermilk-fried chicken, waffles with pecan butter and bourbon-maple syrup, bacon-infused bloody marys, and warm, hangover-easing chocolate chip cookies.

12 Federal St., Nantucket, 508-228-9622,