Martha's Vineyard

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Not surprisingly, fresh seafood stars in Vineyard restaurants, though diverse options (French, Mediterranean, Italian, Nouveau American) exist as well. Entrées tend to hover in the $20-$30 range across the island (consider any entrees under $20 to be in the “budget” category). Always call ahead—in the summer you’ll need to reserve at least two weeks in advance for top plates and in winter you’ll want to make sure that establishments are open.

Top Restaurants in Martha's Vineyard

Artcliff Diner

Put this quirky 1940s diner on your itinerary for breakfast. The look may be vintage, but the menu is anything but old-fashioned – dishes like pecan pancakes with rum raisins and chorizo breakfast tacos garner accolades from visitors and locals alike.

39 Beach Rd, MA, 508-693-1224
Tags: budget | breakfast | diner

Beach Plum Inn and Restaurant

The seafood at this hillside restaurant is superlative, as are the harbor views (if it’s warm enough, request the outdoor patio). Time your dinner to coincide with the setting sun and come with a bottle of wine (it’s BYOB).

50 Beach Plum Ln., MA, 508-645-9454,
Tags: romance | seafood | expensive | views | patio

Black Dog Tavern

A Vineyard institution since 1969, the Black Dog was born when the owner found himself with no dining options one winter night. Now the tavern fills bellies year-round with New England classics like clam bakes, codfish, and steak.

21 Beach St., MA, 508-693-9223,
Tags: family | moderate | seafood | american | views


Using local produce, Chef Mark Goldberg (of Boston’s famed Mistral) serves superior French-Mediterranean dishes like seared foie gras and poached lobster with pea ravioli in elegant surrounds overlooking South Beach.

31 Dunes Rd., MA, 508-627-4747,
Tags: family | expensive | views

The Bite

Brave the lines and you’ll be rewarded with buttery, fried clams, fish ’n’ chips, and crispy fries. Dig in at one of the two outdoor tables or, better yet, head to the beach for the quintessential Martha’s Vineyard picnic.

Basin Rd., MA, 508-645-9239,
Tags: family | budget | patio

The Navigator

Harbor yachts and fresh ocean fare (try the seafood pasta) entertain guests at this nautically themed summer standard. Angle for a place on the outdoor patio, especially on Friday and Saturdays when live bands add to the festive atmosphere.

2 Main St., MA, 508-627-4320
Tags: moderate | seafood | views

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