Proudly satisfying the appetites of Nantucket locals and visitors for 80 years.
Temporarily closed for winter repairs & maintenance. Re-opening for business as usual in early spring.
The Downyflake is a Nantucket tradition. Conveniently located in the mid-island area, the restaurant is easily accessed by bicycle, car, or NRTA bus. We are known for the big doughnut sign outside, and the delicious flaky doughnuts inside. We are a family friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and daily specials in a classic diner atmosphere. For eighty years now, we have been proudly satisfying the appetites of Nantucket locals and visitors to the Island.
Hours of Operation:
We are open daily from early April to mid-January
Breakfast all day: Monday – Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Sunday in off-season: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Lunch: Monday – Saturday 11 am to 2 pm, (Breakfast only on Sunday, lunch is not offered)
We accept: Cash Payments & Local Checks. (ATM on premise).
Check out our Contact Us page to see our Downyflake Specials!
We’re A Full-Service Diner
Chef's Daily Specials
Visit us here: 18 Sparks Avenue, Nantucket, MA 02554
Our Breakfast Menu is served all day! We offer light and airy takes such as coffee, warm doughnuts & muffins and fresh squeezed orange juice, to more hearty traditional morning meals. The Downyflake is known for our fluffy omelets, blueberry pancakes and biscuits & gravy. We now include vegetarian and gluten-free offerings on both our breakfast and lunch menus.
Our Lunch Specials change daily, featuring homemade soups, fresh salads and our chef’s hot, comfort food entrées. The Downy burger is thought by locals to be one the best on the island. Other top lunch choices are the smoked turkey reuben, tuna melt and classic fish & chips. The summer menu includes fresh squeezed lemonade.
Our entire breakfast and lunch menu, as well as our daily specials, are offered “to go.” Also call ahead for bulk doughnut and pastry orders. We can make delicious foods for your special events including weddings, graduations, birthdays or summer cookouts. We will work with you in selecting favorite Downyflake items, or designing a special menu for your event.