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Sayle's Seafood

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99 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-4599
10:00 - 20:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have to admit I love lobster. Sayles has a good selection in size & price. They also have fresh fish, clams, and nantucket bay scallops, fresh off the boat & worth every pricey penny. This is a seafood market, not a 'restaurant'. They will cook your purchase & you can eat at one of a few tables. Or take... More 

Thank skimama160
England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ordered lobster to take out as well as chowder and corn. The lobsters were magnificent and delicious, the corn was sweet and delicious. The chowder is excellent. The staff is pleasant and helpful, the display of sea food is mouth watering. A great success, so we did it again with the same results: delicious all around.

Thank marjoriehulot
Tavernier, Florida
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182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is really a take out / fish market. The have a display case with all kinds of fresh fish and big lobster tanks. They were doing a brisk take out business. They're a few tables on the deck. It"s plastics wear and food served in a aluminum pan. You order at the counter and they call your name. Food... More 

Thank WinnieTavernier
Acton, Massachusetts
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251 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been going to Sayles for years, more than 20. They have all kinds of fresh seafood and lobster, and a take out counter which offers a few dozen offerings to go or to eat on their small deck or patio. Their clam chowder is the best on the Island, as is their oysters, and almost everything else. (But... More 

Thank Jerry R
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We did the same thing last year, 3-2 pound lobsters and a. Dozen little neck and a dozen steamers. The steamers we're inedible but the little necks were great, so we order 3 dozen little necks this year. We prepared stuffing for clams casino and clams oreganata and she we brought the order home discovered the gave us steamers. We... More 

Thank joedee72
Atlanta, Georgia
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250 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Fish is really fresh. I buy all my fish there. Lobster meat was $40 a pound this year as compared to Glidden's which was $52. Fun place for lunch or dinner or take out. Fish is all fried!!! Great lobster dinners too.

Thank NWS2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. Over the years, Sayle's has deteriorated a lot, but still was convenient for fresh fish when in town. But, no longer. We bought sea scallops at another fish store two days earlier and they were great. Bought some at Sayles yesterday and they were horrible. And way too expensive. Just googled to discover that the extra weight and terrible... More 

Thank Doug_R_8
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

As you walk in, there are live lobsters on the right, separated by their weight. There is also all kinds of fresh seafood made to order. You can bring it home and cook it yourself, or they will cook it for you. I ordered the lobster clam bake. The New England clam chowder was delicious. It was about 7 pm,... More 

Thank USYankee
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out for a family of 15 while on vacation. The only thing we ordered that we liked was the lobster and corn on the cob. The crab cake was very bland and the clam chowder was tasteless. Fried shrimp was ok, scallops were average and we never received the swordfish. Overall it was not a good eating... More 

1 Thank TA-KO5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Came across Sayle's after a quick "best fish n chips in Nantucket?" google - and was so glad that we did. A 10-15 minute walk from the center of town, this is a simple fish market come restaurant with functional interior and exterior decor, and a sprinkling of tables both inside and out (we sat on the porch on a... More 

1 Thank PabloEagle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?