Best of Boston

2011 Best Restaurant, General Excellence

Straight Wharf Restaurant

The Straight Wharf remains one of Nantucket’s toughest reservations. Perhaps guests know that the celebrity contingent (regulars include Brian Williams) might be on hand. But we’re guessing it has more to do with the food—standouts like halibut chowder sprinkled with house-made bacon, and a clam bake featuring lobster and chorizo over corn and littlenecks.

6 Harbor Sq., Nantucket, 508-228-4499, straightwharfrestaurant.com