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Starlight Theatre & Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA
+1 508-228-4479
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“burgers” (3 reviews)
“grape vines” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get a glass of wine and enjoy first run movies. The stars come out when the lights go down. Seats are comfortable too.

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great bartending staff. Clyde, is one of the most welcoming, gracious bartenders on island. Nothing but smiles and exceptional service. That is the inside bar. Starlight also has an outdoor bar as well. It is covered in old grape vines and personality. In the summer...More

Thank MountainsNOceans
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Yikes, don't eat off the floor here. Old theater with torn seats....OK, lots of character....but people talked through the entire film - needs house rules!

Thank Alladin_8
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cozy ambiance in this movie theater cafe. We stopped in for lunch and a beer and it was fantastic. Great fish tacos and burgers. Fabulous house made ketchup! Service was excellent and for Nantucket the pricing was a bargain!

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great for a rainy day activity. The crab ragoon was amazing! Watch a movie after to really round off your Starlight experience

Thank Green-River-Man-14
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This seats maybe 100 people and has a relatively small screen in this era of home theaters, but the quality of the projection was fine and movie choices quite appealing to an older crowd.

Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped into this cool little cafe type place for some cold drinks and appetizers. This is a locals place and nothing fancy .... no A/C. Apparently, it is also a movie theatre which is a hoot given it's size but we weren't there to...More

Thank Joanne V
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I suspect that when it rains this place is packed so don't plan your trip due to the weather but due to the selection of entertainment. We had a nice lunch here. The waitress/bartender was hustling as it appeared a little understaffed during off hours....More

Thank CN-VII
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been coming to Nantucket for one week each summer for the last 14 years. This is the first year we decided to try the Starlight for dinner. I am not happy about having to write this but this was hands down the worst...More

Thank picklesmcd
Reviewed 25 July 2016

One does not usually associate awesome food with a movie theatre. While there are many "cinema pubs" most off just the basics of food to go with the movie. This venue breaks that stereotype. I stopped into the venue at the end of what had...More

Thank projectorfixer
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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4479
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