Crockett >Food & Dining > Nantucket Restaurant
Foot Of Port St, Crockett, CA | Directions 9452538.053129 -122.225211
Great Place to Eat – Like every place, some will hate it and others will love it. I have been going to Nantucket over 20 years and always look forward to it. I've taken my girlfriend, numerous acquaintances, my boss, parents - I like to think everyone should experience Nantucket. I like the jambalaya myself while my girlfriend prefers the calamari steak. Sure, service isn't always the best, food sometimes has to be sent back to warm up, but it isn't The Tides. My wine group has gone there often and we are treated very well, even being "comped" corkage - and there are minorities in the group - stop pulling the "minority card" every time something doesn't go your way of thinking - makes you look like a whiner. It's a family type place, cozy, great ambiance, reasonably priced. If you like wine with your meal, bring your own - this isn't the kind of place you're going to find Rombauer or Clos du Val, though they do have KJ Reserve Chard. I'd recommend Nantucket to anyone with the disclaimer it's a funky place with a little attitude. Lighten up, roll with the flow - or go to McDonald's for your fish.
Absoutely Insulting – I recently ate at nantucket at around 5pm? I was really 'fired' up on eating at this restaurant, because i heard that they had the 'best chowder in town', and since they are right off the bay, fresh seafood sounded really good. My father orders the clam chowder and some sourdough bread on the side, they put the sourdough on the table, and 30 mins later gets the chowder. Our fire time for our main course was about 30-40 mins (wasnt timing). Ok, i got to give them some credit we were a walk in ten top. I ordered the seared scallops. I paid twenty+ bucks on PREVIOUSLY frozen scallops (which werent even seared), they came in a little dish of what looks like a broken sauce but there was so much it was like soup, oh did i mention the undercooked steamed veg (man, steamed tastes good, what are we 70 years old?), The server didnt even know what kind of oysters they had, and they didnt even have any flavor. I suspect nothing in that restaurant is house made, except maybe the soups. Everything in that kitchen is probably Sysco bought. No one at our table was happy with their meal.... the only thing i ate on my plate was some of the rice, because i was starving. Probably better quality if you go to Mcdonalds
not upscale – Food was good. Clam chowder was served warm, but was good. Fish was good and fresh. Service was lousy.
I will tell you who ever gave 5 stars either owner or management or friends. Not upscale and has gravel lot could be cleaner. Like the other review stated i also felt like i wasnt treated good because of my race. Im a honest person, dont bring your wife or date here. Place hasnt been remodeled in some time. Minoritys beware of this place...i wont go back dont want to be treated like a SECOND CLASS CITIZEN...
Seafood, Tugboats, Railroad Tracks, Bridge Pillars & Local Color – 3.5 stars. Food is pretty good, certainly above average, and the prices are around $20 per dinner. Wine is OK for the price. Ambiance is unique and kinda fun. Employees and customers are friendly. Services is slow - food was so cold that it needed to be returned to the kitchen. Place is very unique and if close by it's a fun, casual evening every 10 weeks or so. I notice others rave about the seafood. It's above average but not remarkable. Zio Fraedo's just across the bridge in Vallejo has much better seafood and service for about $5 more per meal. Unfortunately the there were a number of low-lifes hanging around outside. Three drunk guys were getting in a fight and two drunk woman were egging them on while blocking the exit from the parking lot. Walking in or out of the restaurant you are engulfed with cigarette smoke. DO NOT rely upon Google maps to find the place; they have confused Dowrello Dr. (restaurant location) with Duperu Dr. which is residential. To get there take Pomona east, turn left on Port, stay on Port as it veers to the left at which point road becomes Dowrello.
THIS PLACE IS SMELLY, NASTY, OVERPRICED, AND FOOD AREN'T EVEN THAT GOOD – This place is nasty. First of all the parking lot was awful. I was hesistant to eat there with my friends because I have heard a lot of negative things about this place but I went along anyway. When we got there we asked to be seated outside so we chose to sit close to the water...unfortunately there were bees that kept hanging around our area so we decided to move to another table. Our waitress was not happy about that so she became very rude telling us what we did was a no no. Anyway the whole experience was bad. It took a long time before our food arrived and when it did..it wasn't even that great . So stay away from this place....not only the service is bad but the food itself are way too expensive and they're not even that great. This is the worst restaurant I have ever been to. They do not treat their customers right especially if they're not white.
on my anniversary – well its was my anniversary and we called to see if we needed to make reservations
they said no we are open house till around 10 (i do believe) well 7:30 rolls around and nantucket calls to tell us they close at 8:30 a big time differance so we had to re-think and figure someting out quick if we wanted to have dinner for our first anniversary together! i did not appreciate the emotional rollercoaster i went threw worring about being able to have and enjoy my anniversary dinner! They said the girl that origionally told us the closing time was in training but i usually know when i get off work and im sure other people do to! bad experiance and we didnt even make it to the restraunt
We love this place but not for the food. This is rustic waterfront dining. – You wont get five star food or service however the Nantucket is a five star experience. From finding your way there to rustic waterfront dining, it is a great adventure. I think the best time to go is during the day when it's sunny and not too windy so you can eat outside. It really does feels like walking into a different time-line when you go down there. It is true that the food isn't great but I've had friends who ate there every day while they were building that bridge and they're all still here. And I did have a very nasty waitress one time but personnel change and when you look at the big picture the restaurant and the location is unique enough to make the trip at least once. There's a gravel parking lot, train tracks to cross and a boat dock, so high heels are not recommended.
Great view, great location, bad food, expenisive food, bad service – There is a great view and a charming setting but those are the only good things about this restraunt. The food is overpriced. My friend ordered fried calamari and received frozen calamari parts. It looked like fish sticks. When I asked about vegatarian entres the waitress acted like I was from mars. The dinning room staff constantly tried to take our plates away before we finihed dinning. Sorry Nantucket, I won't every be back and I will caution my friends. I feel cheated.
Love Nantucket! – My husband and I have been eating at Nantucket for over 10 years and have never had a bad meal. The atmosphere is a kick, as is the drive there AND the parking lot!! My guess regarding anyone who rates this restaurant below 3 stars is their head is somewhere unmentionable and they fail to see the authenticity of this wonderful restaurant. In fact, I'm writing this review with confidence BEFORE heading out to Nantucket for a Valentine lunch with my husband!! Keep up the good work Nantucket ;)
Leave your good shoes and home and come enjoy some great food! – My husband and I love the Nantucket. We have been going there once a month for the past year or so. I always order one of the seafood specials and he usually gets something deep fried. I love the halibut dijonaise which is halibut with a delicious crust and cream sauce most dishes are served with fresh steamed veggies and your choice of potatoes or rice. Their au gratin potatoes are amazing! We have never been disappointed. I dont think the salad's are small at all, the plate is kinda small but, the salad is perfect. I do recommend upgrading to the spinach salad which is amazing. The clam chowder is great as well. The bartender, Bobbi, makes you feel like family and all of the wait staff are nice. As far as the parking lot, are you freaking joking me? A slasher movie? Please! God forbid you have to step on a rock or 2. Why would you order chicken and soup and salad at a seafood restaurant?
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