After the original Dan'l Webster Inn burned down, the proprietors decided to rebuild true to the style of the historic structure. The result is a 20th-century inn, pub and restaurant that retains much of the colonial charm of its forbearer. Dining venues include an atrium setting, formal dining room and pub. Seafood is a specialty but the menu also boasts plenty of vegetarian offerings. Brunch in the atrium is popular as is the fare in the cozy pub, where you can get wood-grilled pizzas, burgers and chowder while you hang out and soak up the ambiance.
Flying Bridge is a particularly appropriate name for this longtime Falmouth favorite because, like the flying bridge on a boat, the dining room offers a wide open view of the harbor and ocean beyond. Falmouth's Inner Harbor is one of the busiest on the Cape, so there's plenty of action to watch from a seat on the outside deck. In addition to its large dining room, there are also several intimate cocktail lounges. Talented local bands rock the house several nights a week during summer months.
When you're on Martha's Vineyard and craving a pint, stop by the Offshore Ale Company for a locally-brewed beer and a bite to eat. The menu features all sorts of pub favorites like seafood, burgers and pizza, including a never-ending supply of peanuts. There's always live music and special events, so check out their schedule for the latest goings-on. Don't forget to toss those peanut shells directly on the floor - it's encouraged!
The readers of the Vineyard Gazette have named the Newes the best bar and pub on the island. The nautical theme brings you back to the 1700s and the charm of seafaring days. The room is dark and the main lighting source is the lanterns and the fireplace. The menu includes typical pub fare: tasty burgers, French fries, chicken wings and other appetizers abound. A friendly staff is willing to help you decide from the long list of microbrews and wine offerings on offer. This place gets quite crowded and children are welcome. Located next to the beautiful Kelley House.
An island institution, famous for its harbor views from its glassed-in dining room and upstairs decks, and for its seafood chili, a spicy assortment of shellfish in a thick stock. Most entrees are classic seafood dishes—reasonably priced by island standards—though meat and chicken are also served. Native Menemsha lobster is a specialty. There is an upstairs pub with a lighter menu and nightly entertainment. The restaurant, located next to Memorial Wharf, remains open through mid-October and is a popular island establishment.
One side of this landmark is an old-fashioned restaurant complete with high-backed booths and red carpeting. The other side features a huge bar and room to mingle. The food is good in either venue. Steak, seafood and chowder are staples in the dining room, while lighter fare is the norm at the bar, where the focus is more on drinking. Cape Cod restaurants come and go, but this popular spot, especially at night, remains a fun place to grab a bite or share a drink with friends.
First established as a hamburger stand in 1938, this restaurant got its name from the “Popeye” character. A bit more upscale these days, its name is now Wimpy’s Seafood Café. The owners are proud to offer “a good fresh meal at a reasonable price.” There is something for everyone on the menu: soups, salads and sandwiches as well as hearty seafood platters, steaks and chicken dishes. On Sundays they serve brunch. In addition, there is a market where people can buy fresh seafood and take-out meals. - Susan Vogel-Misicka
Located a mere stone's throw away from the city center, The Daily Paper is the place to be for a light-hearted, local-style breakfast. This no-frills restaurant is always filled with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly faces that makes dinning here a complete joy. Their breakfast menu includes classic options, along with a choice of mixed and matched specialties. From the pancakes, burrito's and waffles, to the Smoked Salmon Plate and Huevos Ranchero's, their breakfast options are certain to make your mornings a lot brighter.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Located just off the center of the town, Nirvana Coffee Company has an vibrant atmosphere with a distinctive modern feel to it. Offering a range of aromatic coffees and teas, along with a choice of cold beverages and light snacks, this is the perfect place to seek a calming break from your busy schedule. Apart from its beverages this place is also known to serve up a scintillating breakfast, which includes a variety of sandwiches, along with the classic ham, bacon, eggs and toast combination platter.
Pain D'Avignon is a French bakery that specializes in gourmet breads. It offers fresh bagels with toppings, baguettes, Pain au Chocolat, cinnamon pecan buns and pink peppercorn and thyme crackers. If you are looking for a hearty early morning breakfast, a quick bite or simple a place where you can unwind over a cup of delicious coffee, an afternoon at Pain D'Avignon might just be what you are looking for.