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Nantucket Grill - Chapel Hill

4.3

5925 Farrington Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 402-0077
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Photo of Gregory Jr. Cox Gregory Jr. Cox
Jul 6, 2019 4

Have eaten alot of seafood in Boston area and the full belly clams here are a 4/5 just because of the portions. 5/5 if the double portion came with more clams.. Perfectly fried and a fair price for the area.

Photo of Erica Anderson Erica Anderson
Jul 5, 2019 5

Food was delicious! Our waiter was great. We had never been to the area before but if we do ever go back we will be eating there again :)

Photo of Cindy Garrison Cindy Garrison
Jan 10, 2019 5

We enjoy the casual atmosphere and varied menu here. Good food. Fresh dinner salads. Nice seafood and wine. No oysters, however Fine steaks. Don't miss the chowder, blue cheese dressing, or excellent cakes they make. Free dessert half slice two nights a week. Prime rib weekends. Great wine.

Photo of Melanie Unwin Melanie Unwin
Jun 6, 2019 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Burgers are amazing. The quesadilla salad is awesome. Kids menu items are quality too. Reasonably priced

Photo of robert romano robert romano
Jun 7, 2019 5

Huge proportions! Excellent service. Food is extraordinary! I wish I lived closer. Moderately priced but well worth it

Photo of Victoria Stabile Victoria Stabile
May 27, 2019 4

Very good cake! The food was good, we had fried clams (solid 8/10), the scallop skewer (7/10), and a lobster roll (7/10). To be fair we are from coastal Mass so these are very good reviews with perspective. Our server was great, she was young, fast, and very nice. They have good specials too.

Photo of Metlapalli Venkata Sravanthi Metlapalli Venkata Sravanthi
Feb 26, 2022 4

Good restaurant. All items on menu that we tried were good. Beginning from cocktail to starters and main course. Service was great as well.

Photo of Jinny Baeckler Jinny Baeckler
Apr 7, 2022 5

This is a casual indoor/outdoor restaurant that serves all through the day, right off rte 40 near intersection with rte 54. Eat light with appetizers, or pull out the stops for a splendid dinner. And be certain to try both the chowders AND the desserts.

Photo of Carol Mckenith Carol Mckenith
Jan 30, 2022 3

No wait, seated immediately, waitress friendly, food arrive in about 15-20mins of placing order. I got the pick 2 seafood with one side. I chose shrimp and cod with onion rings. For $24 I expected better size cod. I got about 3 pieces round and about the size of mozzarella sticks. Maybe because I am use to much bigger (took away one star for that). Shrimp great as always.

Photo of Ryan Ryan
Dec 26, 2021 4

The ribs were falloffthebone good. Food was still hot when I got it home and the cake was fantastic. Nantucket has really improved since i last ate here. Will definitely order again. Online ordering was good. Description of food items could have been better.

Photo of Mary Bury Mary Bury
Mar 13, 2022 4

Not nearly as good as I had anticipated, not for $36. Crab cakes were mealy and I had a few pieces of shell. Not the best quality meat used though was impressed by the lack of filler. Potatoes were very good and lemon sauce above average. Hope the asparagus was not expensive as, even though the spears were young, up to a third of each was woody. I won't be back real soon.

Photo of marlene murray marlene murray
Feb 3, 2022 5

The Best! Came with a friend from Boston and she loved her crab cake sandwich. Said it was just like an original Boston crab. Our waitress Sam was so pleasant and accommodating. Enjoyed our first time dinning experience there. Also a perk was 1/2 price wine night.

Photo of Sallie Leary Sallie Leary
Feb 3, 2022 5

My parents came in tonight for dinner to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. I called last night and spoke with the manager Renee and planned to have their waitress Megan deliver two glasses of champagne and a piece of red velvet cake to them as a surprise. I can’t say enough about the service that I got from Renee. Five stars isn’t enough she deserved 10! They don’t normally take reservations for only two people but when my 85-year-old father called to do just that they were kind enough to humor him. He’s old-school and this is the way it’s done. They showed him great respect by doing that for him. My parents raved about the meal, the service and the ambience. The champagne and cake were delivered as asked And Megan was top notch. When I originally called the male Who answered the phone could not have been more rude. I’m so glad he handed me over to Renee. Thank you thank you thank you for making this a night my parents will never forget❤️

Photo of Jeremy Curmon Jeremy Curmon
Jan 30, 2021 5

Strawberry cake is excellent. So good that I Drove 3 hours one way to pick up a cake to turn right back around and go eat it immediately! Worth the 6 hour round trip! Trust me!

Photo of Don Carnicle Jr Don Carnicle Jr
Jan 19, 2021 5

The jumbalaya pasta was excellent, nicely spiced, hot, and fresh. Large serving, had to get a to-go box. Needless to say, too full for cake........but we got 2 slices to go, as well. All well worth the money!! Great friendly seevice. Next time in town, we'll be back.

Photo of Denise Cunningham Denise Cunningham
Jan 8, 2021 5

Tasty food and excellent service! I had the grilled salmon which was delicious. We had nachos for an appetizer and were very happy with our choice!!

Photo of Heidi Coleman Heidi Coleman
Dec 17, 2020 5

Great food and service. Not very busy (pandemic), but very clean, lots of hand sanitizing stations around, and all wearing masks. I felt comfortable being there.

Photo of Mrs. Fox Mrs. Fox
Dec 6, 2020 5

Great atmosphere and good food! It is clean and the staff is attentive. Their cakes are out of this world and they have great portion sizes. I will visit again.

Photo of Carol Carol
Dec 4, 2020 5

We love to eat here when we are in town! Delicious food with great presentation! We ate here during Covid! All was clean and tables were far enough apart! We would have eaten outside but it was pouring rain when we were here. Eating in the middle of the afternoon, there was only one other table with customers. All employees were wearing mask and we saw several people come in For carry out! We will eat here again!

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Oct 10, 2020 5

The plan was to meet friends for lunch here,,, they couldn't make it & we decided to go anyway. So glad we did! I had the Atlantic salmon w/garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Everything was done perfectly! They give a 1/2 grilled lemon on the side and that complements the salmon so well. He had the Turkey club and said it was the best he's ever had! Felicia asked if we wanted dessert -->obviously this is the 1st time she met us LoL! We went to the display case and chose 3 different cake slices. When I say "slice" I'm talking 6"x6"x2"! We didn't realize this until Felicia set it on the table! We managed to finish 1/2 of one slice LoL! We do love our Chocolate ❣

Photo of Victor Giudice Victor Giudice
Aug 25, 2020 5

Wonderful staff amazing food top notch top quality what is there not to like about this place especially during a tough time like now that were challenged with how we dine in eat out being able to come to the Nantucket grill is a real treat and as their priviledged to be there the staff was on point and very friendly open to helping us out with what we would thinking of having that day they really made shore that what we needed was taken care of it is a wonderful place to check out I've been here twice and I would be more than happy to come back again the slices in different types of cakes or out of this world very fresh ingredients and I would recommend coming back just for desert if you were looking for something to spoil yourself with

Photo of Lil Jonesy Lil Jonesy
Nov 7, 2020 5

The stuff shrimp dish was very good. They also have a variety of delicious cakes to choose from that comes in very big slices. You will definitely be needing a box to take home.

Photo of Calio Williamson Calio Williamson
Oct 1, 2020 5

This place was absolutely incredible. My best friend and I sat outside and it was such a great experience. The food was impeccable. Beautiful presentation and it tasted great... I definitely will be returning to this location 😊

Photo of linda palmer linda palmer
Sep 19, 2020 5

Great food & fellowship!

Photo of Mary Garrison Mary Garrison
Sep 29, 2020 4

The Chapel Hill location has great ambience. This restaurant is a solid choice for well prepared American cuisine. Offers favorites such as burgers, fresh salads, steaks, seafood and soups

Photo of Kenneth Massey Kenneth Massey
Sep 8, 2020 5

GIANT PIECES OF CAKE!!! Wish I had taken a picture but I couldn't wait to eat it.

Photo of Kyle Cory Kyle Cory
Aug 17, 2020 3

The food here is truly excellent. Eaten here hundreds of times and can count the problems on one hand. Rarely have something happen which displeases me. However, the air conditioning needs to be fixed! The waitress we had last told us the owner is aware, but doesn’t care or isn’t motivated enough to do anything. The waitstaff all suffer through humidity and heat while trying and work and patrons are literally sweating while trying to enjoy their meal. We have actually stopped going to this location in favor of the Fayetteville street one because of this problem. Poor management decision. I would say it’s because of the pandemic and low funds but the waitress said it’s been like this for years. Inexcusable.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Jul 10, 2020 5

Had a great lunch. Nantucket has done a great job to protect your safety. They have put up many barriers and there is plenty of seating outside. I was impressed and definitely felt safe eating here. So please come visit and like always have a nice large slice of cake 😉

Photo of Jymmi Taylor Jymmi Taylor
Jul 1, 2020 5

The banana pudding is amazing!! Ate it too fast to take a pic, I got y'all next time 😊

Photo of A.J. Peters A.J. Peters
Jul 7, 2020 4

Great food... A little pricey for what you get, in my option, but it is delicious!!! I have ate here several times. My friends love it and the cake is amazing

Photo of Davey Melvin Davey Melvin
Jun 21, 2020 4

Good food for the price 4 star only because air conditioning wasn't working and it was very hot indoors.

Photo of Bruce Brothers Bruce Brothers
Jun 19, 2020 5

Dinner was great, 11 people in our party and service was awesome. Jennifer was our server and she did an outstanding job.

Photo of Business Phone Business Phone
May 25, 2020 4

Food very good however during this time don't forget drinks and other items....causes more need for physical interaction.

Photo of victor gloger victor gloger
Jul 27, 2019 5

Wonderfull place. We come from Israel visit our dad and the eated 3 times at Nantucket with the all family . The service is very nice and very efficient and the food is great.

Photo of Susan Montani Susan Montani
Jan 1, 2020 5

Good locals place, nice assortment of food on menu. Good place to get fried clams when you crave then! (My favorite... a spinach salad with a big side of fried clams!)

Photo of Brittany Lundy Brittany Lundy
Dec 19, 2019 4

Had the steak salad with balsamic! Steak was cooked just right. I definitely recommend getting cake while you're there. I got strawberry shortcake and I only wish I got a bigger slice to take home to share with my husband.

Photo of Randy Parnell Randy Parnell
Dec 10, 2019 4

The lobster roll was good and my fruit seemed fresh. The sweet tea would make your spoon stand up. The service is on the slower side but they were very friendly. Wonderful cakes.

Photo of Rick Cox Rick Cox
Dec 8, 2019 5

This is one place you don"t want to miss. The food is fabulous! Their lobster bisque is the best I've had. We have not had a bad meal there. The service, especially Jennifer behind the bar, is top notch! Don't forget their cakes. They are the absolute best!!

Photo of Viridiana Martinez Viridiana Martinez
Nov 26, 2019 3

This place is ok. My mom ordered a chicken sandwich and I got a BLT with onion rings. They use too much breading on their onion rings. On the upside, their cakes are yummy. But the coconut cake is better at Bangkok 54 which is right across the street!

Photo of Nine2-5traveler Nine2-5traveler
Nov 19, 2019 3

Great food. Slow service. The clam chowder was good, and the grilled chicken was moist. I was expecting it to be dry but was pleasantly surprised. The appetizer bread was incredible - soft, fluffy and slightly crunchy for the crust. Not sure this is somewhere I'm going back to on my next trip to Chapel Hill area.

Photo of C Hardin C Hardin
Oct 21, 2019 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 25 year anniversary. I googled coconut cake near me and this restaurant came up so we decided to try it out. Kristen was our server and we enjoyed her suggestions and humor. Dinner was delicious, I had the fiesta steak salad and my husband had the sea scallops. Then we ordered cake to go. The strawberry shortcake cake was delicious and the coconut cake was worth the drive! My husband also tried the strawberry cheesecake, which is really good. We will be back. The menu was full of tasty choices.

Photo of Robert Kim Robert Kim
Sep 5, 2019 5

I visit this restaurant every month with my car club friends (around 15 people). The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming. It isn't a fancy restaurant. But, the food is terrific, as are the drinks and desserts. Best of all, they don't skimp on great service and labor. For a group our size, our orders come out quickly and perfectly prepared. I highly recommend Nantucket Grill, whether you have a large group or not. You won't be disappointed. Product recommendations? Blackened Salmon Salad, Shish Kabobs with Teriyaki sauce, broiled chicken, ANY dessert.

Photo of Angel Powell Angel Powell
Aug 27, 2019 5

Waitress was extremely nice and attentive. I'm so very impressed I ordered a steak burger and actually got a real steak burger not anything grinded up and called "steak". I enjoyed the fries as well. I have no doubt the rest of the food is good. The only thing I was disappointed by was that the calamari was the round onion ring shapes not full bodied calamari, but my son loved them. The restaurant is beautiful and had a very lovely atmosphere. A nice place to celebrate a special occasion for sure.

Photo of Rob Myrick Rob Myrick
Jul 26, 2019 4

This is dessert place that happens to serve lunch and dinner. We have only had lunch here, but it has always been delicious and plenty to eat. It is counter-style for lunch and full service for dinner. Our lunch is usually lobster rolls, as it is my wife's favorite and it isn't offered in a lot of places in NC. But the big reason we come is for the cakes. They are the first thing you see as you enter the building. They can be purchased as a whole slice (feeds 2 easily) or half slice. My favorite is the Red Velvet and my wife's is the Strawberry. We eat here every time we come to Chapel Hill.

Photo of Andy Ledbetter Andy Ledbetter
Sep 15, 2019 4

Good service during a very busy lunch rush. Salads and burgers were very good. I just wish the onion rings were crispy and fresh. Send like they're been sitting around for a while.

Photo of Denise Brooks Denise Brooks
Aug 26, 2019 5

Wandered in on a Sunday for lunch and found Lobster Tails and Prime Rib specials that happen weekly. Our server, Sarah was extremely helpful with descriptions and information about several dishes we had questions about and was an overall jewel of a server. My prime rib was delicious and the sides were well prepared and tasty. I must mention the cake as we took several half slices with us and no other cake in the area compares to these. This is an experience not to be missed!

Photo of Barbara Maha Barbara Maha
Aug 1, 2019 5

I'v been here a couple of times over the years. On this occasion, we were here for a family after funeral party... somber event, but it was well handled by staff. They have a small side room for 'parties'. Fit 18+ in with no problem. Food was good. Loved the lobster bisque and the vanilla cream & fruit cake.

Photo of Letitia Davison Letitia Davison
Aug 8, 2019 5

Never disappointed when we eat here. Came for the yummy cake, but our quesadillas and salads were fantastic as well. Great service, hot and tasty food came out quickly. My triangle area top 10.

Photo of Stacy Cross Stacy Cross
Jul 14, 2019 4

The service was great, the restaurant was very clean, the food was terrific and the portions are large. It's a little pricey, but each day there are different specials. The cake is a feature and it's worth the trip. Overall the atmosphere is like a family restaurant I might have visited in my youth...a refreshing change from the TVs and loud decorations theme restaurants have today. Great place for special occasions!

Photo of Patricia M Patricia M
May 13, 2022 5

Picked up a called in order for 5. Very easy.and convenient. Wonderful selection of all my favorite seafood. All 5 of us were pleased with quality and quantity. Sides were good too. Beautiful cakes and pie. The strawberry shortcake was a big hit.

Photo of TD Crouse TD Crouse
May 15, 2022 3

The food was absolutely wonderful! We went in mid-afternoon, so very few Customers, with plenty of wait staff. They seemed very involved in their own conversations, and not our service. No refills, although the waitress could clearly see our family, and table.

Photo of Ann Vaughn Ann Vaughn
May 10, 2022 5

Extensive menu with plenty of seafood and steak options. Dessert special of half price cake on Tuesdays. Some select locations have half price appetizers for happy hour. Nice patio seating. I had an enjoyable experience!

Photo of Lizz Alkula Lizz Alkula
Apr 22, 2022 5

Great atmosphere. Very good food. Nice staff a tiny bit laxed but nothing to really complain about. Prices are a bit high 12-19 dollars for sandwiches. But taste great. I would come back. (Edit to add cause I cant reply to the owner that replied to me. I had the lobster roll and it was fantastic. A little difficult to manage out of that pretty bowl it's served in but I managed. My niece had the fried fish sandwich said she liked and I forget what else she had but my mom had the clam chowder. Lemme tell you. She said it was full of clams. I tried one very small bite skimmed pretty much from the top and got a clam. I say again I would return)

Photo of Justin Gerner Justin Gerner
Jun 17, 2022 5

Some people say it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a skill. If that's the case, I am a master of eating cake. I eat a lot of cake. I mention this because I want everyone to understand how serious I am when I say, "Nantucket has the best cake I've ever eaten." We've been visiting the various Nantucket Grill locations for about 10 years. Nantucket baked our wedding cake. We get their cake for birthdays, holidays, when I'm feeling down, when I'm feeling happy, and whenever I remember how close I live to the restaurant. A slice of the cake is about an inch thick and the size of a dinner plate. The cakes are always light and moist. The whipped frosting is typically light and semi sweet, while the buttercream is denser and sweeter. I try not to eat more than half a slice at a time, but I could seriously eat 2-3, because it's so delicious. If you haven't tried it, go get some. I suggest the strawberry shortcake, but all the flavors are great. I'm sure the other food is good too, but who cares about that other stuff?

Photo of Patricia Lesslie Patricia Lesslie
Jun 13, 2022 5

Super clean. Great service! Fantastic food! You get your money's worth. Delicious desserts! LOVED IT!

Photo of Michelle Blakeney-Richardson Michelle Blakeney-Richardson
Jun 19, 2022 5

I ate there for the first time yesterday. It was amazing. I had the twin lobster tails and mashed potatoes. I could not help myself, so I ordered the fried calamari to take home. Being a New Englander living here now, I have not had anything that comes close to the seafood from New England until Nantucket Grill. I strongly recommend this restaurant the customer service was outstanding the food was outstanding and I plan to return as soon as possible. If I hadn't gobbled my food down so quickly there would have been photos. Yummy, don't miss this diamond.

Photo of Ali Anekwe Ali Anekwe
Jun 20, 2022 5

Excellent food and friendly service. Host on first night was so friendly, nice and welcoming. My family loved it so much we came back again the next day. On the second time we visited, the new host was a bit cold and less welcoming, but it didn't take away from the overall experience. Wait staff was excellent, food was warm, tasty and timely. Loved it.

Photo of Sandipan Bhattacharya Sandipan Bhattacharya
Jul 17, 2022 5

Nantucket Grill never disappoints... Have eaten at the Raleigh establishment before, and visited the Chapel Hill one this evening... Delicious seafood each time, New England style! We tried the Crab Dip, Steamed Lobster Tails and Fried Shrimp and Fish with Fries... Finished off with the Chocolate Bliss cake... Everything was excellent as always!

Photo of Joni Newell Joni Newell
Aug 21, 2022 5

We drive a distance to eat here because the food and service are consistently wonderful. The seafood is good quality and the CAKE is a happy ending to your dinning experience. Only negative is the music can be annoying at times because we come there to relax and it’s all over the place in selections in the past few months. Just choose music that gives you a soothing Nantucket coastal vibe please.

Photo of Harith Muthanna AlHoory Harith Muthanna AlHoory
Sep 9, 2022 5

Every time I go there I have to give them another 5 stars, no matter what I order, always comes out delicious. The spinach dip is mouth watering and my ribeye steak sandwich was heavenly. Please don’t skip on the cakes, my favorite is the chocolate layered cake, a perfect end to a perfect meal. Thank you guys, my birthday felt so special here

Photo of Jenette Arreola Jenette Arreola
Aug 25, 2022 4

Two days ago (8/23/2022), I dined at Nantucket Grill for the first time, and oh my, the food was marvelous! I enjoyed the Baked Stuffed Shrimp tremendously! My date obtained the Jambalaya Pasta, and he mentioned it was good as well. I have just a couple of complaints. The calamari is served with cocktail sauce; I prefer marinara. Our server informed us they did offer marinara at one point, but discontinued it. My second complaint? Our first server (female, dark-complexion, somewhat tall, slender with an accent) completely forgot about us (we were in the patio). Now she was polite, and she did bring us our beverages and the appetizer- but then she just never returned. After ~40 min, my date got up and went inside to request service. I went ahead and requested another server (Hispanic male who was taking care of those sitting adjacent to us). I’m one of those people that becomes hangry. 😆 I did not appreciate the long wait! Anyway, our second server did a fine job! 😊

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
Aug 14, 2022 5

The food here is great! My son had the kids macaroni and cheese which comes with grilled bread. It was creamy and made with real cheese not boxed Kraft. I had the ribeye which comes with one side but I added rice and a side Caesar salad. Everything was delicious. The service was nice, the atmosphere is very family friendly. Just all around a great experience. We love Renee at the bar as well. The cakes are delicious and on Tuesday and Saturday half priced. Also we found out today that on Sunday kids eat free with purchase of adult entree. 5/5 I highly recommend.