Best of Boston

2024 Best Restaurant, Nantucket

The Nautilus

What happens when you combine fresh local seafood with Asian flavors in a traditional Mexican dish? This isn’t a riddle; it’s Nautilus’s mouthwatering nori-wrap tacos filled with tempura-fried local oysters. The meal is just one of many gems on a menu full of East-meets-West mash-ups, including steamed Berkshire pork–belly buns — it’s the sweet-and-savory coffee mayo for us — Peking-inspired whole duck, and a blue-crab fried rice that’s what island dining dreams are made of.

12 Cambridge St., Nantucket, 508-228-0301,