What better to way to celebrate summer than with dinner and drinks en plein air? For a diminutive island, Nantucket knows a thing or two about outdoor dining. Venture out on your next stay at 76 Main and try one of our favorites scattered from end to end.
Located in Madaket on the western end of the island, Millie’s combines a casual surfer vibe with a menu that deviates from the standard New England-style seafood classics found elsewhere. The California baja-style menu focuses on fresh, local seafood and produce, and the views – along with their signature cocktail, Madaket Mystery – will bogle your mind. 326 Madaket Road, Nantucket
Jetting over to Siasconset at the eastern side of Nantucket, The Beachside Bistro at The Summer House sits on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Serving an eclectic menu of unpretentious food and drinks in an open air setting, the staff is fully prepared for you to linger from late afternoon into the evening with heat lamps and blankets to take the edge off a stiff ocean breeze. 16 Ocean Ave. Siasconset
To complete your trip around the island, head north to Galley Beach, a Nantucket institution. Opened as a clam shack on Cliffside in 1958, Galleys has evolved into quite the hot spot. Guests are as likely to be photographing the scene and spectacular scenery as they are to be dining on the fresh seafood-focused menu in this casually elegant beachside setting. Reserve a table right on the sand or opt for the open air (but covered) dining room. 54 Jefferson Avenue, Nantucket