Martha's Vineyard Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is famous for its lack of fast food restaurants (you'll have to go to the mainland if you're craving Starbucks or McDonald's). But with all of the delicious seafood and locally grown produce populating the island's eateries, you won't miss those takeout menus. In fact, you'll eat very well. 

If the thought of a Starbucks-less vacation sends you into a spiral, don't worry: There are plenty of breakfast spots on the island that can fulfill your daily caffeine and pastry fix, including Espresso Love. For a bigger menu and a unique dining atmosphere, head to The Right Fork Diner. Situated on the Katama Airfield in Edgartown, the diner offers unobstructed views of the biplanes taking off and landing, making it a popular spot for families.

When you're ready to sample some of the island's marine bounty, critics and locals agree: Larsen's Fish Market should be your No. 1 stop. Sitting pretty in the fishing village of Menemsha, Larsen's offers some of the freshest lobster and oysters in town. And if you're craving lobster rolls, you won't have a hard time finding them. For the best deal, head to Grace's Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven. On Fridays, the church offers a lobster roll, chips and a beverage for just $18, with proceeds going to local nonprofits (in comparison, most rolls cost $20 or more). Offshore Ale Co., a restaurant and brewery in Oak Bluffs, is well-known for its East Chop Lighthouse Ale and casual atmosphere (go ahead, throw those peanut shells on the floor), but it's also home to one of the island's best lobster rolls. And, of course, no visit to the Vineyard would be complete without a stop at Black Dog Tavern. Considered by many to be an island institution, this waterfront eatery is just steps from the main ferry and features some of best casual seafood dishes in town. Don't leave without trying the quahog chowder.

In the mood for something a little more formal? The vineyard has you covered there, too. The Port Hunter (try the raw bar) and State Road (try the scallops) are both worth the hype, according to recent visitors. And when you're ready to let loose and dance with some locals, head to The Ritz, a legendary dive bar in Oak Bluffs that features live music and karaoke. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Martha's Vineyard

  • #1
    The Barn Bowl & Bistro
    #1 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #2
    Back Door Donuts
    #2 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 970 reviewsTripAdvisor (970)
    $ | American
    5 Post Office Square behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #3
    The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N' Beck
    #3 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 729 reviewsTripAdvisor (729)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Contemporary
    14 Kennebec Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #1
    Menemsha Fish Market
    #1 of 8 Places to Eat in Menemsha
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    54 Basin Rd Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1840
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  • #4
    20byNine
    #4 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Gastropub
    16 Kennebec Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #5
    Linda Jean's Restaurant
    #5 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 799 reviewsTripAdvisor (799)
    $ - $$ | American
    25 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #2
    Larsen's Fish Market
    #2 of 8 Places to Eat in Menemsha
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 402 reviewsTripAdvisor (402)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
    56 Basin Rd Dutcher's Dock, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1840
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  • #1
    Artcliff Diner
    #1 of 50 Places to Eat in Vineyard Haven
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Diner
    39 Beach Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-2600
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  • #1
    Among The Flowers Cafe
    #1 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 676 reviewsTripAdvisor (676)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    17 Mayhew Ln, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8123
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  • Slice of Life
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    $ - $$ | American
    50 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #6
    Biscuits
    #6 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    $ | American
    26 Lake Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #2
    l'etoile
    #2 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 388 reviewsTripAdvisor (388)
    $$ | French, Contemporary
    22 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8144
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  • #7
    Lookout Tavern
    #7 of 61 Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 669 reviewsTripAdvisor (669)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Pub
    8 Seaview Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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  • #3
    Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar
    #3 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    15 Winter St Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
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  • #4
    The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn
    #4 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $$ | American, International
    27 S Summer St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8115
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  • #2
    The Net Result
    #2 of 50 Places to Eat in Vineyard Haven
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Sushi, Grill
    Tisbury Marketplace 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
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  • #5
    Seafood Shanty
    #5 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1626 reviewsTripAdvisor (1626)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
    31 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8151
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  • #6
    The Port Hunter
    #6 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 280 reviewsTripAdvisor (280)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    55 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8233
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  • #3
    Little House Cafe
    #3 of 50 Places to Eat in Vineyard Haven
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    339 State Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5620
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  • #7
    Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe
    #7 of 75 Places to Eat in Edgartown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ - $$ | American
    218 Main St., Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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