Where to Dine
Upscale comfort food is the ticket at this comfy bistro and bar. You'll feel right at home in the warm and welcoming environment as you nosh on creative new American cuisine with French and Italian influence. Try the Chicken and Dumplings (serious comfort food!) and save room for the Cardamom and Cinnamon Pear Crostata.
Among the Flowers
This charming outdoor patio nestled under a blue and white awning is literally among a host of flower boxes and hanging baskets. Enjoy views of Edgartown Harbor while the friendly, local staff serve fresh and healthy, homemade dishes at reasonable prices. Great lunch spot.
With an incredible location right on the harbor, this Edgartown staple has it all. A varied menu featuring fresh seafood and USDA prime steaks, outdoor seating, an extensive wine list, a vibrant bar area, and music and dancing in the summer.
A mix of moody lighting, classic Windsor chairs and white tablecloths, this Main Street bistro is sexy and sophisticated. The outstanding wine list features special California finds (the chef grew up in the Bay Area). Your taste buds will thank you if you try the Wok Fired Crispy Calamari. Venture downstairs to the Brick Cellar Bar for a more causal environment.
Ben + Bills Chocolate Emporium
Ben & Bills has myriad flavors to satisfy every palate, from salted caramel to cake batter to electric-green pistachio. But what really makes them standout is the dense and creamy texture that is reminiscent of superlative gelato. It is also advised that you purchase chocolates to stock your hotel room...just in case.
Coastal Italian and urban American fare at its best. Located just a half block from The Sydney, Chesca's has a broad front porch that turns into a party in high season. Make sure to save some space for the Snowball, a mind-blowing dessert that you'll talk about for days.
This Zagat-rated restaurant offers exceptional bistro fine dining in an intimate atmosphere often with a Mediterranean twist. If the Grilled Octopus appears on the rotating menu, get it.
Killer sandwiches, perfect frothy lattes and great baked goods make this coffee bar a Martha's Vineyard must. You can’t miss choosing the Katama Chicken Sandwich on fresh baked foccacia. Snag the White Chocolate Heath Bar cookies for dessert. Just sayin'.
Larsen's Fish Market
Want to feel like a local? Stop at this local fish market and peruse the fresh seafood offerings or daily kitchen specials. Better yet, ask our guest services crew to call ahead to arrange a take-out New England clambake of lobster, clams, corn on the cob, and all the fixin’s.
Located upstairs from the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, LoFT is the older sibling that caters to the 21+ crowd. Work up an appetite for bar bites and custom cocktails while trying your hand at pool, shuffleboard, foosball, pinball, ping pong, and air hockey.
If you need a scenic view with your seafood, the Lookout is the spot, with its great covered porch overlooking Nantucket Sound. Voted Best Lobster Roll on Martha's Vineyard in 2016, the lobster roll here comes two ways: sautéed in warm butter or tossed with mayo. Either way, it's a large portion of fresh lobster served spilling out of a toasted roll and is sure to satisfy your lobster craving.
This bistro is a quieter spot away from the bustle of downtown, but kids are still welcome. They'll love the cozy seating in the renovated house or a table on the screened-in porch. Loads of local vegetables and comfort foods dominate the menu. Kids will enjoy grilled cheese and tomato soup or meatloaf, while adults can feast on scallops with risotto or lobster mac and cheese.
Located at on property at The Sydney, l'etoile provides a romantic dining experience with incredible dishes rooted in French tradition. Make sure to reserve a seat on the patio in the summer months and fully indulge with a glass of wine or a housemade cocktail.
Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
A regular on the clam chowder awards circuit, this local fish house and raw bar takes its seafood seriously but not too seriously. In this casual and cozy setting, you'll find elevated but unpretentious takes on New England classics with a hearty beer and wine list to wash it all down.
Newes From America
A true Edgartown gem, this classic colonial pub feeds you full with hearty heaps of bar food classics. Great burgers, fish and chips and tasty specials. Awesome 1742 ambiance with rough-hewn beams, ballast brick walls, and a warm hearth. Brew pours are far from skimpy.
Offshore Ale Co.
Oak Bluff's resident brewery is known not only for its tasty pale ales but for its menu of local seafood too. The lobster roll here, regularly voted one of Martha's Vineyard's best, is a toasted bun piled high with tender lobster meat tossed in a light coating of mayonnaise. Order with a pint of the Islander Double IPA and you have the makings of a perfect vacation.
Two full bars and a wood-fired pizza oven. Rockfish provides a casual yet upscale dining experience, serving up New American fare.
Rosewater Market & Take Away
Simple, healthy food to hit the spot. From breakfast bowls to biscuit breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and prepared salads and sandwiches, this café has everything you need. Make sure to check out the Market next door to get your everyday pantry essentials and specialty foods.
Sharky's is a festive cantina, where the menu is full of kid-friendly foods like quesadillas and nachos. Should your kids not be into Mexican food, there's a standard kids' menu, and each entree comes with coloring books, crayons, and a toy shark. Regularly voted the Island's best family dining, the Cantina delivers a good time for everyone.
Skinny's Fat Sandwiches
Skinny's offers everything from salads to specialty sandwiches, (including the Turkey Cobbler and the Cuban), and sandwich classics (Turkey Club or BLT). A variety of sides includes brownies, hummus, pita, and potato salad.
The Cardboard Box
New to the Vineyard in 2018, The Cardboard Box is home to a hip yet casual vibe, offering specialty cocktails, fresh seafood, and locally sourced meats from the longest working butcher on the island. With everything from brunch to lunch to dinner and a late night bar menu (not to mention they have frosé!), it's always a good time to check out this soon to be hotspot.
The Oyster Bar 02557
Newly opened in the summer of 2019, this new causal hot spot offers classic oyster bar offerings, plus elevated cocktails and fresh, creative main dishes.
The Port Hunter
Super fresh oysters and a classic raw bar anchor this locals favorite. Creative cocktails a midst a relaxed, hip vibe make this a great spot to plant yourself after an active day. Start your meal off right with the scrumptious smoked Bluefish Cakes with sweet potato hash and chorizo lemon vinaigrette.
The Seafood Shanty
You've got to get your lobster roll and fried clam fix in while on vacation, so head to the Seafood Shanty. Request a table upstairs, where you'll take in a bird's eye view of the harbor. The Shanty is conveniently located across the street from the Scoop Shack, so you can end your night on the town with an ice cream cone.