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Millie’s in Madaket remains a superb family restaurant

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Millie’s is always one of the first places we visit whenever we return to Nantucket. It is informal, fun, and provides superb food at reasonable prices, and is just at the end of Madaket Rd. Organized around the general idea of seafood tacos, Millie’s also provides salads, quesadillas and Po’ boys, and does offer chicken and beef dishes if you don’t feel like seafood. The restaurant is wildly popular and even at 5:30pm on a later August Sunday evening; there was at least a half hour wait. This time, we ate at a table in the front garden.

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Standup tables on the back porch are reserved for people drinking at the bar while they wait for their tables. They have three Cisco beers on draft, along with eight bottled beers and a wide variety of wines and mixed drinks.

Since our party consisted of 5 adults and three children, we had an opportunity to sample quite a number of their dishes and every single one was a winner.

While our dinner was being prepared (which doesn’t take very long) we had some salsa and chips and sampled a pork carnito taquito. However the food and drinks come very quickly and we were soon digging into some terrific seafood dishes.

Certainly one of our favorites is the Lobster Quesadilla, called “Steps Beach,” served with cheddar and jack cheese, slow roasted tomato and grilled zucchini. And just as spectactular is the Lobster Salad, dubbed “Gibbs Pond,” served with mixed summer greens, tomato and corn salad and fingerling potatoes with a white balsamic vinaigrette.

Most impressive to us was the new (to us) scallop taco, called “Esther Island,” served in flour tortillas with creamy red cabbage slaw, guacamole, crispy bacon and blue cheese. The dish was enormous because it was so filling and we call got to try some!

Another unique dish was the blackened salmon salad, “Cliff Road.” It was mildly spicy in the Cajun fashion and was served with mixed greens, tomato, goat cheese crumbles and grilled zucchini.

And the Grilled Chicken Quesadilla, “40th Pole,” was a delicious combination of goat cheese, jack and cheddar cheese. It normally comes with caramelized onions, but in this case they brought us zucchini instead at our request.

Two of the children had the cheese quesadilla from the children’s menu with yellow rice, grapes and oranges and yellow corn, and they devoured it.

A few of the more hearty went over to the take-out window after dinner and bought some ice cream cones to walk home with during the sunset. Another excellent experience at Millies!

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