28929 Madison Ave., Fenwick Island, 436-8600, www.catch54.com
It’s been great fun watching Nantuckets Restaurant grow over the years. The funky vibe of old school and contemporary decor (somewhere between New England and New Orleans, rock ’n’ roll and sports) defines the free-spirited feeling of the place. The menu strays just far enough from strictly traditional to be fun, which means your bowl of clams comes simmering in a tomato saffron broth with andouille sausage and your Maine lobster macaroni and cheese is made with a blend of five cheeses, plus plenty of wild mushrooms and sweet Vidalia onions. Regular food and drink specials and the convivial feel make it a local fave.
601 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2607, www.nantucketsrestaurant.com