This is Millie’s eight season in Madaket, at the west end of Nantucket, serving Baja-style seafood tacos, along with local beers (Cisco) in a relaxed family-style atmosphere with lovely views of the Nantucket sunset every night.
There are just a few things we haven’t tried, and this was the year to try them. We started with Beet and Avocado Crostini (above) with marinated tomato, baby arugula, goat cheese, and virgin olive oil. It was delicious but was enough to share, and the avocado was dominant.
Our other starter was Tuna Poke, which was a variation on tuna tartare, with ginger and soy marinated tuna with warm sticky rice, cucumber, nori, scallion, and sesame togarashi (chili peppers). This was amazing and imaginative: the sticky rice went very well with it.
One of our entrees was the fantastic Esther Island: seared scallops in flour tortillas with creamy red cabbage slaw, guacamole, blue cheese, and crispy smoked bacon. Again delicious and again, quite a large portion.
Finally we succumbed to their lobster roll, call the Muskegut, which contained 6 oz of lobster salad on a toasted brioche roll, along with tomatoes, rice and garbanzas. Delicious and delightful, and only $29.
BUT, this year the lobster roll uses lobster SALAD, while it used whole pieces of lobster in the past. And the price went up, too.
Millie’s is distinguished for its fast an friendly service, informal but attentive, and many of their drinks and served in 1-pint mason jars. And they had an excellent guitarist that started playing at 7pm! We never miss Millie’s, partly because we can walk there from our Madaket house, avoiding the parking problem as the crowds converge. But even if we stayed somewhere else, the Madaket bus line stops right at their door!
If you go to Nantucket, don’t miss Millie’s