The 10 Best Restaurants In Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Graziano Scaldaferri

Many of the restaurants found on the small, beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, right off the coast of Massachusetts, focus on the fresh fish and seafood that the Atlantic Ocean provides on a daily basis. We list the best places to go for the catch of the day,

Courtesy The Terrace

1. The Terrace

The Terrace

The Terrace has a well-deserved reputation for being one Martha’s Vineyard’s most sophisticated restaurants. Book a table here to savor refined recipes drawn from North America’s culinary tradition, with an addition of continental influences such as French and Italian.

The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn, 27 S Summer St, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA, +1 508 627 6227

2. yNine

Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, Beer

20byNine is a gastro pub which focuses on hand-crafted, quality beers and whiskeys from local and national producers. In addition to drinks, the restaurant offers an array of fun, small bites such as glazed bacon, croquettes, grilled cheese and the fresh oysters sourced directly from the island’s Katama Bay. The only restaurant of this kind on Martha’s Vineyard, 20byNine holds great promise and is on its way to becoming another local favorite.

3. Copper Wok

Market, Restaurant

Copper Wok

One of the best restaurants in this part of the island is Copper Wok, located in that marvelous landmark that is Mansion House. Copper Wok specializes in a fusion of Asian cuisines, offering a scrumptious spread of dishes, from the classic soups, rolls, rice and noodles, to main entrées of meat or seafood. The restaurant boasts a seductive venue that sets the right mood.

Copper Wok, 9 Main St, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA, +1 508 693 3416
Larsen’s Fish Market is one of the main sources of the flavorful seafood served at many of the island’s restaurants, and the good news is the market also sells to ordinary customers, at wholesale prices, a great meal and a good deal. Larsen’s Fish Market doesn’t provide seating, but you can easily make your a purchase and seat on the back porch, or perhaps go down to the beach and enjoy the view of the ocean.

Larsen’s Fish Market, 56 Basin Rd, Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA, +1 508 645 2680

4. L'Etoile

Bar, Restaurant, French, American, Contemporary

A lovely tented patio decorated with greenery and strategically positioned lights help to create the romantic setting of restaurant L’Etoile. Ideal to celebrate special occasions, L’Etoile has been spoiling its guests with delectable dinners of French fare since 1986. L’Etoile is also equipped with a full bar serving a fine selection of wines and specialty cocktails, including its flagship ‘startinis’.

5. Linda Jean's

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Linda Jean’s has been a popular destination among locals and visitors for a satisfying breakfast or lunch for the last 30 years. The restaurant would deserve a visit for its location alone. A fine example of the colonial architecture that dominates the island, the picture perfect wooden house in which the restaurant is situated flaunts purple walls, white windows and door frames, and sloping tile roofs.

6. Nancy's

Restaurant, American, Beer, Seafood

There’s a reason why anybody who had a chance to visit Nancy’s love this historic restaurant: the magnificent view it offers of the Oak Bluffs harbour, which becomes particularly picturesque when the sun goes down and sets the sky on fire. Nancy’s time-tested cuisine adds epicurean delights of delicious seafood on top of the striking panorama, offering a memorable experience in every regard.

7. State Road

Charcuterie, Restaurant, American, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

Courtesy The Marthas Vineyard Chowder Company
State Road Restaurant certainly has the look and feel of a contemporary tavern, as it describes itself. Exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace and warm lighthing create an intimate, rustic ambiance, enriched with a number of exquisite artworks. Yet another seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, and one of the finest, State Road is also a top choice to share a plate of tongue-tingling charcuterie and taste a range of regional artisanal cheeses.

8. The Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

Restaurant, Seafood, American, Beer

The Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company‘s signature chowder is made with the fresh, quality clams that the ocean provides every day, but the menu lists many other excellent dishes, both of seafood and meat. The restaurant is also known for a notable range of 15 different draft beers that pair well with the scrumptious food.

9. The Scoop Shack

The Scoop Shack

The Scoop Shack is a small but charming ice cream and candy shop in Edgartown. The visually stunning shop offers a mesmerizing amount of colorful, irresistible candies, lollipops and bars, expertly packaged in cute bags or jars and enticing customers from two large displays. The ice cream department is at the far end of the shop, and serves some of the island’s yummiest, most delicious ice cream in a varied selection of flavors and choices.

The Scoop Shack, 22 Dock St, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA, +1 508 627 7829

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