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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (95 reviews)
“lobster roll” (85 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was disappointed after reading the reviews; went with a party of four for dinner. First of all; this is more of a bar scene vibe than restaurant. From that aspect, its a happening and fun place. The food was disappointing. The lobster rolls had a...More

Thank rjfmd88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to the cru many times Had drinks @ the gazebo the mud slide is awesome we have also had lunch & dinner there many times everything has always been great including the service. The restaurant & gazebo get very busy I'm no...More

Thank Naadeen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got reservations for Tuesday night and walk-up table on Friday night. Both nights had excellent service. My Tito's dirty martini was perfect. Servers very attentive to the kids, got them extra cherries both nights for their Shirley temples. Great selection of oysters. both nights I...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I called for a reservation. No answer during business hours. Left a message as requested. They never called back. Called the next day. No answer. Emailed them to book a reservation for "Wednesday". They emailed back hours later "What Wednesday?" Since I didn't leave a...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boated into Nantucket for 4 nights and did not have a reservation for first night. Popped into Cru and with luck found 2 seats at bar! Ordered oysters and clams on half shell and they were amazing. So much fun to sit at bar sipping...More

Thank J0setteJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh oysters are a high point. Several local choices. Can get crowded after noon. Lobster salad is excellent. As is the lobster roll. Lots of people watching. Right on the water.

Thank Tennn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top food , top cocktails , top view! this place has it all. Only con : it's always packed (nice people) and you better reserve way in advance.

Thank okeanis57
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

okeanis57, We definitely recommend making your reservation as early as possible - we get busier each season and want to accommodate all requests. Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you in again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cru. It's a lovely place right by the Yacht's. So high marks for that. It's hard to make a reservation-- not on open table, They don't return calls or emails promptly...so I walked over to reserve. So, low marks for that. I went with my...More

Thank Goally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had both lunch and dinner here and both were outstanding. If you go, do not miss the raw bar. The local oysters were some of the best I have had. Each dish was terrific. Place is fun and great music but can be load...More

Thank listravellers
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

listravellers, The restaurant so nice you had to visit twice! We are glad you enjoyed our raw bar. Please come in again next time you are on island and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location... Cru has an amazing view of the Nantucket Harbor. The staff is very friendly and work really hard! The food is very good, albeit a bit pricey. The bar is fun. It's a hard place to leave.

Thank dooley22
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

dooley22, We are glad you enjoyed your time at CRU. Thank you for the review and please come again!

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Questions & Answers
8 April 2017|
Response from Kaitlyn M | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
Thomas R
20 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Best to call early during high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
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This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
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