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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (106 reviews)
“lobster roll” (97 reviews)
“crab cocktail” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I have traveled extensively and have enjoyed all types of vacations/hotels/restaurants from extravagant to economical. My reviews are with an eye for understanding where I am in the world and that there are a world of differences. Here is the positive: The restaurant is lovely...More

Thank madskiing
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

madskiing, I am sorry that you were disappointed with your experience at CRU. We always get great feedback on our food and I am sad that this was not the same for you. I am sure if you came in again we could create a...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was prior to the dinner hour so we waited for a table because what we wanted were not on the bar menu. My daughter and I had the short rib sliders with the Vidalia onions and smoked Gouda. They were just simply Devine. Two...More

Thank chrisfromthecape
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

chrisfromthecape, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your food and service. The ice cream sandwich was an addition to our menu this summer and a huge hit! We hope you can come in again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The location of this restaurant - right at the end of the boat basin pier - provides great yacht and people watching! We sat at the back bar for lunch and a couple drinks. I agree with other reviewers, the lobster roll is ridiculously priced...More

Thank HC-and-MC
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

HeatherandMikeCasey, We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance of CRU but apologize that your service at the back bar fell short. We have competitive prices but our goal is to have the service and experience to match them. Please contact me at info@crunantucket.com so we...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Food was great, slightly over-priced but the location is likely worth it and the servings were large. They have a great drink selection at the bar and its worth going to for a nice meal.

Thank Stephen G
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Stephen G, We are glad you enjoyed your experience at CRU and appreciate your review. Thank you!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We stopped in for lunch without a reservation. The wait list was handled very efficiently--we walked around the wharf and had a cocktail on the terrace while waiting for their text. Our food was excellent, and the harbor view/ambiance can't be beat. A great lunch...More

Thank Mizzou2
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Mizzou2, We always recommend grabbing a drink on the patio while waiting for your table. We leave a lot of room for walk-ins during lunch and we are glad you were able to join us. Thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Beautiful harbor view right on the dock. Food is good, but pricey even for Nantucket. $36 Lobster roll, which is on a bun that is smaller than a hot dog bun. We also ordered a halibut sandwich $28 and a burger $22 and both buns...More

Thank NWS2012
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

NWS2012, I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your meal at CRU. With the high volume of food that we produce every day, sometimes things like this fall through the cracks. Of course this is no excuse and I understand the frustration you...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Clam chowder, lobster roll and Rose- need I say more!!!! Perfect lunch once I arrived on the this special island.

Thank Libby E
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Libby E, Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at CRU.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Finishing up a long day, exploring Nantucket, we needed to eat a meal before the ferry but weren't that hungry. We split the calamari and lobster roll and both were fantastic! Go there for the food and the view!

Thank SusanB81876
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

SusanB81876, We are glad you stopped in before your ferry - it's the perfect way to end a trip on Nantucket. Thank you!

Reviewed 26 August 2017

The oysters, crab, clams, etc. are always spot on and make for a superb lunch. The servers are friendly and helpful and you won't regret a meal here.

Thank mimiPrinceton_NJ
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

mimiPrinceton_NJ, We are glad you enjoyed our raw bar and service. Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you in again!

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Sat outside on the patio, great people watching and overlooking the yachts. Butter poached lobster was to die for, cocktails were great as ell as dessert.

Thank Angelo M
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Angelo M, We are glad you enjoyed your dinner on the patio - the butter poached lobster is one of our guests favorite dishes. Thank you for the review!

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Donald D
25 August 2017|
Response from J0setteJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I cannot answer that question but if you're into fresh oysters and clams and let your server know about your issue - there will be definitely be something on menu for you.
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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