About Us

Open since the 1970's, The Nantucket Lobster Trap is a family owned and operated restaurant.  We are unique in that we offer live lobsters ranging from 1 to 5 pounds!  We are a seasonal restaurant and during the winter, can be found out harvesting "The Finest Kind" Nantucket Bay Scallops.  Smaller than sea scallops the Nantucket Bays are sweet and sure to make you remember your visit. 


Not in the mood to go out?  We also offer 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, our take on the classic rum punch, a local favorite since 1979!  


We appreciate a casual family atmosphere where you can come enjoy great seafood prepared simply, good drink, and specially selected live musical entertainment.  


One of our food trucks runs 7 days a week at Cisco Brewery. The other is available for private events.


Whether you have been coming here for years or looking for something new, 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.