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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.
This restaurant has been a part of Martha's Vineyard for more than 70 years. You will find everything from pasta and sirloin, to fried clams and scallops on the menu at Giordano's, but it is best known for fabulous pizza. A pie costs a reasonable amount and there are 20 different toppings to choose from. If you are dining in, the atmosphere is relaxed and a great place to bring the children. Be aware, smoking is permitted in select areas only.