From beaches and cliffs to quaint shops and celebrity sightings, there are a lot of reasons to visit Martha’s Vineyard. One of our favorite aspects—and a lot of other people’s favorite, as well—are the various eateries. If you want seafood, in particular, you can get delicious, incredibly fresh seafood on Martha’s Vineyard. No matter what you’re craving, there are many restaurants to try on Martha’s Vineyard—we’ve listed a few of our favorites below!
Where Should You Eat?
Atlantic Fish & Chop House
2 Main St., Edgartown
Located on Edgartown Harbor, Atlantic Fish & Chop House offers a unique culinary experience for all who visit. Serving lunch and dinner, it’s one of the more upscale eateries on the island. The versatility of this restaurant is incredible—it turns into a nightclub at 10 p.m. On the menu you’ll find dishes such as black truffle-lobster mac and cheese, charbroiled branzino, pizza, and so much more.
Black Dog Tavern
20 Beach St. Extension, Vineyard Haven
One of the few restaurants on the island that’s open all year long, Black Dog Tavern is a must-visit, whether you’re taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or enjoying a longer stay. They serve breakfast, brunch, late lunch, and dinner, offering something delicious no matter the time of day or year. Try out their quahog chowder or a lobster quesadilla for some quick appetizers—you’ll be glad you stopped in.
38 N. Water St., Edgartown
Coastal Italian has never tasted this good so far away from Italy. Chesca’s is a hot commodity on the island, and there are no reservations, so make sure you get there early. Grab a drink on the wraparound porch and prepare yourself for an amazing meal. Their dishes are a terrific blend of comfort and gourmet, and you’ll beg to dig into their seafood paella or Italian-style bento box.
Larsen’s Fish Market
56 Basin Rd., Chilmark
At Larsen’s, you’ll come for the food and stay for the view. Founded in 1969 by Louis and Mary Larsen, this restaurant is an institution on the island, and for great reason. It functions as a market that sells freshly caught seafood such as mussels, striped cod, and clams, and when you head to the back, you can order dishes from their tiny kitchen. Grab a few delectable plates and a bottle of wine and head down to the beach for the best sunset on the island.
29 Lake Ave., Oak Bluffs
Approaching its 60th anniversary, Nancy’s serves guests on the Oak Bluffs Harbor and features amazing food and beautiful views. The cuisine is quite varied, from sushi to dishes heavily influenced by Middle Eastern fare. Nancy’s Snack Bar has a quick take-out window, and the restaurant contains a bar, lounge, and patio. Nancy’s generously offers our guests 10% off of their food purchases.
Red Cat Kitchen
14 Kennebec Ave., Oak Bluffs
The true farm-to-table enterprise in Oak Bluffs, Red Cat Kitchen offers a relaxed yet quirky atmosphere and a unique yet soulful cuisine. Their menu can change daily, depending on what ingredients are available, and offers a wide range of choices. Staples like the White Trash Burger and prosciutto-wrapped codfish are just a few of the popular things on their eclectic menu.
12 Circuit Ave. Extension, Oak Bluffs
This casual eatery is the perfect place for visitors looking for some scrumptious clam chowder with a view they’ll never forget. In fact, New England Trips guests can receive a free clam chowder with a purchased meal any day of the week! Coop deVille also has an incredible lobster special on Tuesdays, great brews, and a rockin’ atmosphere—check it out!