12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Open for our 26th Season.


We have closed for the 2017 season.
Sadly, we will not be opening for Thanksgiving & Christmas Stroll this year.

We look forward to welcoming you back to
The Boarding House in Late Spring 2018
for our 27th Chapter at 12 Federal.

Thank you, to our talented,
dedicated team & to our wonderful guests.
We are truly honored to be
part of the Nantucket Community
& to be part of your
Nantucket Experience
each and every year.

Wishing all peace,
health and harmony

With much gratitude,
Seth & Angela

Off-season Events, Press and other inquiries-
Please email us at

Reservations Policy
We accept reservations one month in advance. We accept limited reservations via OPENTABLE, however- more availability may be accessed by calling us directly. We ask our guests to confirm their reservations 24 hour in advance, due to our small size we do not guarantee unconfirmed reservations.


Our beautiful air conditioned dining room is a historic English Cellar, with arched ceilings, glowing Venetian plaster and details by renowned Artisan, Evita Caune. The Dining Room is a Nantucket favorite for anniversaries, birthdays and gatherings.
***Due to our dining room acoustics, intimate size and our table configurations we do not recommend the dining room for families with babies, toddlers or most children under 8. Please see patio information below.

Very popular and we have three seatings nightly, in season.
5:30-5:45 | 7:30-7:45 | 9:30-9:45
(times may vary based on size of party)
The Patio is a wonderful spot to gather and dine in the center of the Historic District.
Patio reservations are weather permitting and we accept reservations the day of at 2pm, in person and by phone- we are unable to accept patio reservations on-line |

The Boarding House Patio is very small and we have limited tables available,
Please understand,if your party wishes to dine exclusively on our patio, ​we are unable to book advance reservations in the dining room, please contact us at noon on the day you wish to join us and we will discuss the evenings availability.
We welcome families dining with smaller children to join us on the patio at 5:30pm.

The BoHo Bar has long been a home away from home for legions of locals and visitors to the island.
We accept reservations for dinner at the Bar itself and at the Bar Tables.
The bar can be very lively and is best suited for guests wishing to enjoy a more relaxed dining atmosphere.
Our Café-Bar is open until 1am nightly.

Request A Reservation

This form is NOT a CONFIRMED reservation, only a request for one. We will need to speak with you directly to FINALIZE your requested reservation availability.

Please give us as much information as possible in the below and someone will call you back regarding your request. Thank You!

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