Sunset views and creative cuisine draw crowds to this island staple

Photo Credit: Dan Lemaitre
By Catherine Smart

This West End institution is a must for fresh fish tacos, icy margaritas, and laid-back beach vibes. Millie’s embodies Madaket’s free and easy spirit, and it’s well worth the trip—so grab THE WAVE bus, cruise down a bike path, or—our favorite—zip out of town to Millie’s on a rented scooter. Choose from simple, flavorful dishes like Yellowfin Tuna Poke or the super-summery Steps Beach quesadilla stuffed with lobster meat, slow-roasted tomato, and grilled zucchini.

Whether you take in stunning views from the airy upstairs dining room or sit outside at a picnic table, sipping a signature Madaket Mystery cocktail as the sun sets will make you a Millie’s fan for life.


326 Madaket Road, Nantucket, MA

  • Must Have


This blackened mahi mahi-stuffed taco is layered with pineapple-mango salsa, guac, and lime-spiked sour cream.

  • Insider Tip

Millie’s Market has all the far-from-town essentials, including newspapers, coffee, and kegs.

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