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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
+1 508-228-4533
06:00 - 13:00
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great Local's breakfast and lunch place. Nothing fancy but simple food and reasonable (for Nantucket) prices. They are most famous for their donuts and if you want them, you better get there early.

Thank Bob C
New England
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Good old Downyflake - Great Donuts and Blueberry Coffee Cake Eat Breakfast there or Grab a Box for the Boat

Thank Notablerose
Coupeville, Washington
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This place is worth the line and traffic craziness to get a nice hot and warm doughnut. Iced coffee was delicious as well. Plan to get a dozen or two for the family, they go down quick!

Thank Robyn M
Heath, Ohio
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Chose to walk to Downyflake instead of riding the bus, which my family and I later realized that walking 1.7 miles one way not the best decision in the summer heat. We ended up continuing our walk since we were close to the restaurant but it was late morning so I called to make sure they would still have donuts... More 

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I've been here several times over the years and this place is like an old time diner that serves breakfast & lunch that is good but not anything amazing. The best experience is getting the donuts when they are still warm. And the service is also very good. I noticed that the waitresses knew their regular customers and had a... More 

Thank taavimark
caldwell nj
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227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Love the donuts and the food, but the crowds make it difficult to get in without a wait, especially to park! They do make amazingly good donuts, especially the coconut variety!

Thank elitetrav
Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Kitchen type atmosphere. Good food. Breakfast that your mother would make. Nice service, busy restaurant. A place to eat.

Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Make the trip out there! The fresh donuts are Best in Class! Great breakfast and then walk off all the calories afterwards!

Thank Sbb1218
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Don't miss Downyflake's fresh donuts! They've been a family fav for generations! My fav are the coconuts. Yum

Thank SmilingBreeze
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place is awesome for breakfast and/or brunch. We went there feeling hungry, so naturally, we wanted to order the whole menu. The pancakes were delicious, as was everything else. And let's not forget what makes this place great to begin with - the donuts. So fresh, so tasty, I felt like I could have eaten a dozen myself. They... More 

Thank Dale E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?