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‘Where to Dine in Nantucket, 2014’ just published

Oyster tacos from The Nautilus
Oyster tacos from The Nautilus

The new E-book “Where to Dine in Nantucket”was published yesterday, featuring reviews of most island restaurants and over 260 full color photos of the food they serve. According to author James Cooper, “This book is really a love letter to Nantucket. My wife and I have been coming to the island for over 20 years, and have watched the restaurant scene grow and evolve from year to year.”

Waves on Nantucket beaches

The book is divided into three major sections: Fine Dining, Family Restaurants and Take-out. Lacking a section of its own, the new Meersault Wine Bar is reviewed at the end of the Fine Dining Section. Every restaurant review shows photos of the food and dining area, as well as descriptions of the best dishes. Restaurants are rated from zero to four stars. “These change every year,” he explained. “We spend a lot of time on these ratings, since they are really our recommendations in a nutshell.”

Newer restaurants are covered in detail, such as The Proprietors, The Nautilus, Nantucket Prime and Nixs Brew Pub. “We put in a description and some photos of B-Ack Yard Barbecue, but they opened too late for a real review. It looks like a winner from their Facebook photos, though.”

New to the island are two restaurants specializing small plates, The Proprietors and The Nautilus, and the book discusses them in some detail since they represent a growing trend. Of course, small plates have been available at several other fine restaurants for years, but the emphasis on this style of service is new and represented well by these two pioneers.

Scattered throughout the E-book are scenic island photos as well. “After all, Nantucket is a beautiful resort island,” he said, “and the photos try to represent the island’s great charm.”

The E-book “Where to Dine on Nantucket” is available at the book’s website It is available for the iPad, Nook or any other ePub reader. You will also find it in the iBook store.