Where to Dine
The island's most fabulous fine dining is right onsite at The Sydney at l'etoile. Expect amazing service and an inventive, seasonally-driven menu. The Pan-Seared Spice Crusted Duck Foie Gras is a "to die for" starter course that will have you feeling truly blessed.
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.
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.
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!
This Oak Bluffs staple is one of the island's most popular brew pubs and restaurants. Grab a bowl of peanuts and shuck them into the floor like a local. We have a soft spot for the clam chowder and the tuna melt. Hop fans will love the Offshore IPA.
The Port Hunter
Super fresh oysters and a classic raw bar anchor this local's favorite housed in a vast, brick-walled space. Creative cocktails amongst 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. Yum!
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'.
Experience an "island to table" culinary evening at Down Island, one of Oak Bluffs' newest arrivals. Through its weekly changing set menu, this relaxed fine dining establishment works to express the character and fresh bounty of Martha's Vineyard's waters and farms. Enjoy a diverse menu heavily reliant on farm fresh produce, poultry, fish, and meat.
With an incredible location right on the harbor-front, 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.
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, healthy, homemade dishes at reasonable prices. Great lunch spot.
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.
Coastal-based 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!
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.