54 Jefferson Avenue,
Locals and tourists alike insist that a visit to The Wauwinet is a rite of passage when visiting Nantucket. Whether you’re staying here for the weekend, or just popping in for lunch, this tranquil inn houses one of the best restaurants on the island. Or more specifically, one of the best lobster rolls in town. Served on a sturdy, bun-like roll, it comes stuffed with a tasty mix of tail and claw meat, anointed with a bright, lemon aioli, and sided by an equally as good mountain of hand-cut French fries sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning. Start with an ice tea or a glass of rose and some local, Sweet Neck Farm Oysters, sweet and fresh, then make your way into the Lobster Roll. Just ten minutes outside of town, The Wauwinet is a great place to bike to for lunch. Better yet, if you stay here, you can roll out on the grass for a mid-afternoon nap on the grass overlooking Nantucket Bay (or even a swim).