Best of Nantucket -July 2008

The readers of The Inquirer and Mirror have spoken in the 2008 Readers' Choice awards for Best of Nantucket in 95 categories. Rating the best beaches, the best dining by category, best shopping and more, it's always fascinating to see who and what they picked.

Best Airline
Cape Air

Best Antique Store 
Sylvia Antiques

Best Art Gallery
Cavalier Galleries

Best Auto Rental
Nantucket Island Rent A Car

Best Bagel
Blue Water Bakery

Best Bakery
Nantucket Bake Shop

Best Bar
The Chicken Box

Best Bartender
Mark Watson, Starlight Theatre & Café

Best Beach

Best Bed & Breakfast
Union Street Inn

Best Bike Path

Best Bread
Something Natural

Best Breakfast
Downyflake Restaurant

Best Bike Shop
Young’s Bicycle Shop

Best Boat Charter
Albacore Charters

Best Boat Line
Hy-Line Cruises

Best Book Store
Mitchell’s Book Corner

Best Builder
Kent J. Murphy, Inc.

Best Candy Store
Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Best Caterer
A Taste of Nantucket

Best Chef
Seth Raynor

Best Children’s Clothing

Best Clam Chowder
The Seagrille

Best Cocktail
Straight Wharf Restaurant

Best Conservation Site
Sanford Farm

Best Cookie
Nantucket Bake Shop

Best Cup of Coffee
Even Keel Cafe

Best Doughnut
Downyflake Restaurant

Best Family Dining
The Brotherhood of Thieves

Best Fast Food Restaurant

Best Favorite Activity

Best Fine Dining
Galley Beach

Best Fish Market
East Coast Seafood

Best Fishing Spot
Great Point

Best Florist
Flowers on Chestnut

Best Fried Clams
The Seagrille

Best Fudge
Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Best Garden Center
Marine Home Center

Best Gift Shop

Best Hair Salon
The Hair Concern

Best Hairstylist
Bart Cosgrove

Best Hamburger

Best Historic Site
The Old Mill

Best Holistic Health
The Nantucket Center for Holistic Health

Best Hot Dog
Miacomet Golf Course Restaurant

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt
The Juice Bar

Best Inexpensive Meal

Best Interior Designer
Gary McBournie

Best Island Tour
Gail’s Tours

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Ivory Carver/Scrimshander
David Lazarus

Best Jewelry Store
Jewel of the Isle

Best Kids Camp
Strong Wings

Best Kids’ Museum
Maria Mitchell Aquarium

Best Landscaper
G&M Landscape Services

Best Lightship Basket Maker
Michael Kane’s Lightship Baskets

Best Lobster Dinner
Languedoc Bistro

Best Lobster Bisque
The Seagrille

Best Lobster Roll
The Rotary Restaurant

Best Lunch
The White Elephant

Best Luxury Hotel
The Wauwinet Inn

Best Marina
Nantucket Marine

Best Men’s Clothing
Murray’s Toggery Shop

Best Museum
The Whaling Museum

Best Night Spot
Lo La 41

Best Off-Season Event
Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Best Outdoor Dining
Galley Beach

Best Pet Boutique

Best Picnic Lunch
Something Natural

Best Pizza
Sophie T’s

Best Place to Walk
Sanford Farm

Best Raw Bar
Spanky’s Raw Bar

Best Real Estate Agency
Sanford Real Estate

Best Realtor
Debbi Deeley Culbertson

Best Restaurant
Galley Beach

Best Romantic Dining
Galley Beach

Best Sandwich Shop
Henry Jr.

Best Scenic View
Great Point

Best Seafood Restaurant
The Seagrille

Best Shoe Store
Murray’s Toggery Shop

Best Spa
Tresses & The Day Spa

Best Sushi
Sushi by Yoshi

Best Summer Event
The Boston Pops

Best Sunday Brunch
The White Elephant

Best Sunset

Best T-Shirt Shop
Annie & The T’s

Best Tackle Shop
Nantucket Tackle Center

Best Taxi
Chief’s Cab

Best Toy Shop
The Toy Boat

Best Walking Tour
Nantucket Ghost Walk

Best Waterview Dining
Galley Beach

Best Wine Store
Hatch’s Package Store

Best Women’s Clothing

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