About Us

Open since 1974 The Nantucket Lobster Trap is one of the islands few long family owned and operated restaurants.  We are the only table service restaurant on the island that offers  live lobsters ranging from 1 to 5 pounds!  We are a seasonal restaurant and during the winter we are closed and out catching the "The Finest Kind" Nantucket Bay Scallops for you to enjoy all summer long.  Smaller than sea scallops the Nantucket Bay Scallops are sweet and sure to make you remember your visit.  Not in the mood to go out?  We have specially packed lobster dinners to take to your boat, home or the beach with our Meals on Keels program.  Make sure to try our Elbow Bender, a restaurant staple rum punch since 1979!  We also appreciate a casual family atmosphere where you can come enjoy great seafood prepared simply, good drink, and on occasion live music entertainment.  Whether you have been coming here your whole life or this is your first time, come on down! Our friendly and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience.

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.  Please email us at Nantucketlobstertrap@gmail.com

Pairing with Local Business

We team up with the local brewery which offers, local craft beers, wine and spirits.  Come visit Cisco Brewers at 


5 Bartlett Farm Road Nantucket, MA 02554 


Monday - Saturday from 11:00pm - 7:00pm 


Sunday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.