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!
Acclaimed as one of the best dining establishments on the island, Lambert's features a rotating menu featuring such entrees as grilled honey orange duck breast served on a bed of caramelized onions with fruit chutney and sautéed Halibut Veronique with seedless green grapes, mushrooms, shallots, lemon and vermouth. For a great finish indulge in white chocolate cheesecake, banana foster crepes or Creme Brulee. Also on offer are a variety of wines, beer and delicious cocktails. The elegant dining room, in the Lambert's Cove Country Inn, has lots of windows, hardwood floors and a fireplace. It offers a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend an elegant evening.
Located in the heart of Oak Bluffs, this eatery and bar serves tasty Mexican fare. Tortillas, nachos, quesadillas, salads and more of such treats are served. The drinks menu includes a Tequila menu, specialty mixed drinks, frozen drinks and delicious shark-themed margaritas. They also have a special kids menu. Sharky's is a great place to dine with the family or friends thanks to the warm and casual atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices, and big portions. It does get crowded quickly, so make sure you arrive early, especially if you are in a large group.
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.
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.
Molly's Tea Room is a popular little local cafe that was established in the year 2006. This cafe is known to serve a wide range of tasty teas from all over the world as well as some delicious and well-brewed coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and other beverages. The menu features savory sandwiches, salads, cakes, scones, and other freshly baked products. Stop by for a quick lunch or for a cup of joe, either way, you're sure to have a pleasant and enjoyable time.
Coffee Obsession is a great little coffee shop that is known to serve excellent coffee and delicious eats. This quaint cafe sports a vintage look with elegant wood furniture, rustic couches, and large windows that let in plenty of light. Apart from some of the best coffee in the city, this cafe also serves tasty baked goodies, pastries, cakes, croissants, and much more. The service is friendly and welcoming and the staff always is pleasant to talk to. This cafe definitely is a great place to grab a quick meal or a cup of joe.
Sunday brunch is an event at Falmouth's Coonamessett Inn, but then again, so is lunch or dinner just about any day of the week. This old—world style eatery is set in a building that dates back to 1796. Dining venues range from a cozy pub-style setting to a bright and airy garden room. The food is top-notch New England fare—fish, seafood, lamb, poultry, and beef complemented by locally-grown herbs and vegetables. The lobster pie—chunks of sweet lobster meat in a sherry cream sauce—is a perennial favorite. The restaurant features a nice selection of wines.
A beautiful venue in Woods Hole to sample some creatively prepared seafood, Quicks Hole serves some of the best lobster rolls and fried fish tacos available this side of Cape Cod. Sit a table in the outdoor deck and experience the casually wafting breeze as you dig into your meals. Beer and drinks are also served alongside the food. Catering orders are also taken here.