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General Dining Guidelines

  • If you are interested in booking our our indoor Captain's Club table please click here for more information

  • We will call to confirm your reservation 1 day in advance. 

  • If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please try to provide 24 hours notice. We will have a waitlist of hungry people whom we’d love to feed, and our continued success through these challenging times requires filling our tables. 

  • Please follow the weather forecast for your reservation date and time. We trust with the best local forecast. We will be watching as well and will reach out for any necessary re-bookings. 

  • Takeout food will be available for reservations we cannot honor due to weather. 

  • In the event of changing weather (it is Nantucket afterall) we would be happy to box up your food to go, and to discuss re-booking your reservation.

  • Dress appropriately. Nights can be cold. Don’t have a sweater or a jacket? We should have some for sale, if not, please support local businesses, we all need it!

  • We will hold your table for 10 minutes after your reservation time, then we will work off of our waitlist. If you’re running behind please give us a call. 

  • If you’re a party of 1-2 your reservation is for 1 hour 30 minutes. If you’re 3 or more your table is reserved for 2 hours. Please help us in honoring all reservations following yours. 

  • Interested in the Peking duck? Let us know when we confirm your reservation the day before. This will be the only way to guarantee availability. It will enhance your experience, we promise!

  • Please review our Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. The Nautilus and or staff will be taking them very seriously this summer to ensure all our guests feel safe and comfortable, and to stop the spread of this virus (which, coincidentally, will allow us to continue to serve you!)

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

  • Mask etiquette and requirements are as follows:

    1. You must wear a mask when arriving and departing, including all communication with our hosts when being seated. 

    2. You may remove your mask when comfortably seated at your table, and it may remain off while you are seated for the entirety of your meal. 

    3. If you wish to use the restroom, or to engage with our staff or anyone else anywhere but at your table, you must wear your mask.

    4. We reserve the right to deny service to anyone at any point during your dining experience for not following these rules. Remember, it’s not just about your safety or your beliefs, it’s about everyone’s. 

  • Bathrooms are open to guests. 3 people max allowed indoors waiting for the restrooms at any time. Please stand on the X’s taped on the floor or wait outside. Masks are required indoors (but do not need to be worn inside the restrooms).

  • We ask that you wash and/or disinfect your hands before arriving, and especially (although this goes without saying) after using the restroom. 

  • If you see a friend… wave to them or text! But please remain at your table. We want to stay open and your behavior as guests is a HUGE part of that.

  • If you are feeling sick before your reservation, or have felt sick at all in the days leading up to it, please stay home and rest, or consider getting a test. 

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after dining with us, please let us (and any other public place you have visited) know as soon as possible.

  • We will be taking names and contact information for all guests dining with us, so please let your guests know and have this information on hand. 

  • Keep 6 feet of social distance. You know the rules.

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