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Galley Beach

Photograph courtesy of Galley Beach

Taste and tradition—and a sweet view of the Sound
Galley Beach, Nantucket

Located on Nantucket’s Cliffside Beach since 1958, Galley Beach is a popular restaurant that offers a refined Mediterranean menu—with beautiful views overlooking Nantucket Sound. The restaurant has several lounges and dining areas, each with a unique feel, but is marked by an overall elegance. “Because the restaurant is on the beach it has a casual atmosphere,” managing partner David Silva says, “but it is fine dining, so we try to merge the two together.”

The staff at Galley Beach pride themselves on their attention to detail, in everything from customer service to décor. The restaurant uses high-quality seafood, produce, and other ingredients from Nantucket suppliers and from other area sources. Since the restaurant is seasonal, the owners take advantage of the off-season to seek inspiration from other great restaurants. “We open in May and close in October,” Silva says, “so we have the winter to research other restaurants from here

to New York, and all over the world.”   

In season, Galley Beach, at 54 Jefferson Avenue, is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner from 5:30 to 10p.m. The bar is also open from 2:30 to 10 p.m. On weekends, the restaurant serves breakfast from 8-10 a.m. and brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the bar and dinner hours of operation are the same. ~ Grace Ballenger

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