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.
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.
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.
7A Foods, is a charming breakfast spot of West Tinsbury, MA. The little eatery makes use of antibiotic, hormone-free meat products and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, thus supporting local farmers. The menu here is thick with breakfast and brunch offerings such as bagels, sandwiches, sausages and lots more. Top picks here include the Liz Lemon sandwich, which is a beauty that combines their top-class homemade pastrami, turkey, coleslaw and Russian dressing. In addition, the wonderful restaurant also features a retail corner where you can pick on necessities such as coffee, groceries and such.
Tucked away in the peaceful locales of West Tisbury, State Road has been consistently delighting patrons to become one of the the finest dining destinations in Martha's Vineyard. Established in 2009, the restaurant occupies a beautiful house that sits amidst manicured lawns complete with a vegetable garden out front. A lot of thought and effort has gone into the restaurant's interior design with artworks by artists Nancy Lorenz and Alan Whiting, opulent chandeliers and the cozy stone fireplace. Local ingredients form the core of the kitchen's food philosophy with an emphasis on seafood. If in a group, choose from the sharing plates that include charcuterie and an array of artisanal cheeses. The mains offer diversity with delights such as the pancetta wrapped monkfish and wood grilled skirt steaks. Finish off with their delectable Ginger Creme Brulee or perhaps their House Made Gelato. The restaurant has a formidable reputation on the island and reservations are highly recommended.
The Scottish Bakehouse in Vineyard Haven offers sweet treats, cool drinks, coffee, snacks and more. This local hangout is a popular place to grab a cup of coffee or a breakfast burrito in the morning or pick up a cupcake made with organic, natural ingredients. If you are more interested in gluten-free and vegetarian options, there are plenty of items to choose from no matter what time of day it is.
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.