This morning my wonderful mother and I had a date at Black-Eyed Susan's. Black-Eyed Susan's is a small, upscale, diner-like restaurant popular with the Nantucket visitors. Crowds gather as the morning passes, everyone eager to wait their turn for one of the island's best breakfasts. I recommend arriving early, when its cooler outside and the wait is minimal. When you walk inside, you're hit with the hot heat of the griddle and the smell of bacon and pancakes. The interior has wooden paneling and fancy, glass chandeliers. Like at most diners, the counter has front row seats to the cooking action.
Black-Eyed Susan's is known for their scrambles. I went for the vegetarian egg scramble with pesto: a delicious mix of mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, and onion, oozing with sharp cheddar cheese. Paired with whole wheat toast and crispy hashbrowns. Safe to say it was delicious. I am picky about my eggs but these were really well seasoned and didn't make me feel that post-diner food baby that usually occurs. The pancakes and eggs benedict also received great reviews. For those of you who like grits- those seem to be one of their specialties as well. I will warn you, however, that like most diners, it gets rather toasty in this small restaurant. I recommend wearing light and cool clothes or requesting one of the tables on the back patio!
Next time you're in Nantucket, I recommend a visit to Black-Eyed Susan's. It is a true gem and one of the better restaurants on the island. They also serve dinner which is supposedly very good as well. You can find them at:
10 India St., Nantucket, Ma, 02254