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A more sedate version of its big brother, the wildly popular Black Dog Tavern, the café version of this island icon exudes a warmer, less manic atmosphere. This is a good choice for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it is a relaxed spot where you can read the newspaper. You are more likely to mingle with locals here than at other places, though many of them might stay away during summer months. For breakfast, the café serves hearty French toast and egg dishes. For lunch, try the unique sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. Black Dog offers nightly dinner specials, too.
A visit to Martha's Vineyard is not complete without stopping at the popular Black Dog Tavern, if only so you can say you have been. This simply decorated restaurant has pine floors and old beams, and its wooden tables are packed pretty tightly together. This place is not for the claustrophobic, nor for the diner needing a quick meal, especially in-season when the wait for a table is an hour at the minimum. The main menu items are fresh fish and vegetables, each from local sources. You can bring your own wine or beer.
20byNine is a seasonal restaurant and bar that seeks to offer its guests a culinary experience that draws inspiration from locally sourced produce, seasonal delicacies and exceptional craftsmanship. The menu offers a modest, yet delectable selection of small plates, including delicacies like short rib sammy with bacon jam, parm, north tabor arugula and crispy shallot, jambon croquettes with aged cheddar and smoked tomato mayo, and Wagyu flat iron steak for two. Each dish is perfectly paired with a small batch whiskey, or craft beer that perfectly complements and enhances each ingredients' inherent flavors. Known as much for its exquisite cuisine as it is for its stellar beer and whiskey selection, 20byNine offers a chance to indulge in refined culinary adventure that will excite both your palate and mind.
This restaurant has been called "the most romantic restaurant on Martha's Vineyard" and many consider it the best, considering the ocean view enjoyed from every table. The menu, which changes daily during the peak season, features regional cuisine with an island twist, and guests can choose from a four-course prix fix or order a la carte. Beef Wellington has been a staple for 45 years, and there are always selections of locally caught seafood, often seasoned with herbs grown on the grounds. It also accommodates catered functions for up to 200 guests.
Larsen’s Fish Market, on Menemsha Beach of Chilmark, MA is a family-owned fish market. The popular market is one is a beloved spot to both locals and tourists, including visiting celebrities. Offering some of the freshest catches, the market is where you can acquire delicious alamari, lobsters, stripped bass, bluefish, mako, cod and other types of seafood. Larsen's also offers a dinner and lunch service that doles out a delicious treat made from the catch of the day. Pick up a lunch set and then head over to the docks where Jaws was filmed.