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You wanna eat?! Okay, come on in :-)

The Nautilus Nantucket is a tiny hole in the wall restaurant with less than 50 seats. We do our best to accommodate as many people as possible, and we appreciate you working with us to make sure that the maximum amount of enjoyment can be had by as many people as can comfortably fit!

See below for further reservations information. Be mindful, it does change from time to time.

Book a Table

Reservations is open for our    10th Season 

All Reservations for parties of 1 to 7 are made online
Reservation Time Frame = Open via OpenTable 7 days in advance starting at 10am

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Seats at our main bar and our chef's bar will available on a first come basis.
Once full, they will operate strictly on wait list only, for guests the remain in the building

The Nautilus enforces a $50 per person cancellation fee if you do not cancel by 10am on the day of your reservation. This fee is an effort to help offset the huge negative effect that these types of cancellations have on our business. Thank you for understanding.

For parties of 2, we allow one hour and 30 minutes
For parties of 3 to 5 we allow one hour and 45 minutes
For parties of 6 to 7 we allow two hours

The Captains Table

Reservations for our Captain's table are now open for all bookings within a 30 day window. 

The best place table on Nantucket just got better. The Captain’s Table (Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, get it?) - our large, live edge wood dining table nestled into the front corner of our lively hole in the wall restaurant, shining with its beautiful coat of lacquer, beckoning the thirsty and hungry like an oasis in the Sahara while whole roasted ducks and 30oz ribeyes are shared and cocktail porrons and magnums of wine are passed from left to right in a frenzy of laughter amid a backdrop of lively… 

Join us this summer at the Captain’s Table, where we will be giving parties of 2 to 11 the chance to reserve the best table on island for one of two extended time slots.

Captain’s Table / Large Parties