Best of Boston

2023 Best Restaurant, Nantucket

Straight Wharf Restaurant

Just one of the many things you’ll love about Straight Wharf Restaurant is its duality: For long conversations over candlelight, there’s the harbor-facing dining room, where you can tuck into the freshest locally sourced seafood (do not leave without ordering “the clambake,” with spicy chorizo, clams, and deconstructed lobster). For all of the other days in which you find yourself fancy-free, the bar grill beckons with a full list of cocktails and a more-casual menu of light bites, begging the question of which side offers the better experience. You’ll just have to keep trying both to figure it out.

6 Harbor Sq., Nantucket,