John Robshaw’s Favorite Nantucket Spots

If you want to explore the island in style, follow the recommendations of textile designer John Robshaw. Read on for the avid traveler’s favorite Nantucket spots—shared exclusively with Greydon House.

Sushi Sean’s Shop for tuna nachos

A graduate of the Tokyo Sushi Academy in Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan, the eponymous Sean has been serving his signature selection on Nantucket for nine years. John’s recommendation? “Don’t skip the tuna nachos.”

21 S Water St, (508) 901-5871,

Chanticleer for an out-of-town escape

This elegant restaurant in dreamy Sconset is a favorite of John. “Request a table in their pub room if it’s chilly,” he recommends, “or in the rose garden on a warm summer night.”

9 New St, Siaconset, (508) 257-4499,

Roastd General Store for matcha

Nantucket’s premier spot for wellness and specialty food also has an extensive and creative coffee offering. “I get my matcha here,” says John. “They roast their own milk.”

159 Orange St, (508) 228-8400, 

Whaling Museum for culture and history

“Nantucket has a fascinating history, which many people don’t know about,” says John. He recommends starting at the Whaling Museum, located one block from Greydon House. Discover over 1,000 works of art, a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a massive Fresnel lens, and a restored 1847 candle factory across nine galleries that offer a glimpse into Nantucket’s past.

13 Broad Street, (508) 228-1894,

Linda Loring Nature Center for Nantucket’s wild side

Several organizations ensure the preservation of Nantucket, and nearly half of the island is open space. John recommends visiting the Linda Loring Nature Center, which conducts research, education, and stewardship of 275 acres. “I love to take my daughter, Regina, on the Story Walk.”

110 Eel Point Rd, (508) 325-0873,

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