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.
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.
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 Port Hunter is a fabulous seasonal restaurant that offers diners a chance to indulge in a meal that truly showcases the best of what the region has to offer. With its exposed brick walls, contemporary artwork and industrial chic decor, the Port Hunter boasts a quaint, charming and stylish look that creates an ambiance that is warm and inviting. The ever changing menu features dishes inspired by the seasonal bounty of the land and sea, including delicacies like Calamari with Sweet Jalapeno Jam, burrata, grilled bigeye tuna over coconut rice and oysters on the half shell. Live musical performances are hosted from time to time as well, featuring some truly amazing local artists. The restaurant is quite popular and seating is limited so be sure to arrive early, else you may have to wait a while before you score a table. While you wait, you can enjoy a game of shuffleboard or savor a drink at the bar.
Atlantic Fish & Chop House is famous for its views as well as the tempting cuisine. The fare includes fresh seafood and an assortment of meat dishes for the exploring foodie. Wild Salmon, Prime Steaks and Mediterranean Style Branzino are house recommendations. Private events and celebrations are hosted in their three dynamic spaces of varied capacities. Catering requests are also entertained for a party strength of more than 500. Check website for more details.
Armed with healthy ingredients which are sourced locally, Alchemy prides itself on serving some of the most scrumptious food this side of the area! Presenting a collaboration of different flavors and tastes to arrive at the classic and delectable New American cuisine, the establishment has been earning several accolades for its eclectic menu which places a particular emphasis on local favorite seafood and meat dishes. Fried oysters are a recommended stalwart here, while other dishes are prepared with more flare. Think chicken liver crostini or yellowfish crudo. Have a romantic date on the outdoor porch, experience some of the area’s best fine dining, or head upstairs to the lively bar for an ingeniously concocted cocktail as you soak in the warmth of the fireplace!
This seasonal restaurant serves delicious American fare, with a twist of Italian and French. The very French name means to relax, release tensions and form good relations. That's exactly what patrons do here, in an attentive and casual ambiance. The staff is polite, efficient and knows when to leave you alone. Enjoy a meal with Island Lobster and Marrow Raviolis to start, followed by the Roasted Half Chicken and the tempting Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake for dessert. A variety of dessert wines are available too. The extensive wine list features reds, whites, roses and sparkles, served by the half-bottle or the glass.