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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An ode to the area's maritime history, the Beach Road is a casual yet contemporary place to dine with its nautical setting. Opened in 2015, their Modern American fare is primarily seafood however they do feature some dishes from the mainland. Besides their seasonal menu, they also feature a raw bar serve a curated list of wine and unusual craft beers. Enjoy a lovely view of the Lagoon Pond as you savor their specialties.