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Rotary Restaurant, near Nantucket Town

1 Sparks Avenue at the Milestone Rotary
Nantucket , Massachusetts
Tel: 508 228 9505's insider take:

"Please, please tell me I can get one of your lobster rolls," we overheard a patron begging the woman behind the counter of the Rotary. We were a bit taken aback. Not only was he apparently desperate to shell out nearly $20 for a sandwich, but he was willing to do so at 8 am. But then our order arrived, and we understood—a split hero roll overstuffed with about three pounds of chunky claw meat, lightly dressed with mayo and crunchy bits of celery. We took it to one of the Formica tables and tucked in—with a knife and fork. This modest joint on the Nantucket Town rotary—a sort of navigational center of the island—also serves burgers, eggs, and other sandwiches, but it's the lobster rolls that have a following of ravenous addicts. Which is why they start serving them at 6 am.

Open Mondays through Saturdays.

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