Martha's Vineyard is a tourist destination, so having tourists frequent your establishment, as they do at Seasons, can hardly be held against you. This is especially true if you're known to serve good, solid, moderately-priced American fare, such as burgers and sandwiches, and a wide variety of microbrews that those same tourists come back to enjoy year after year. Live acoustic performances are featured most summer nights and on weekend nights during the winter season, making this a busy and fun spot.
55 Narragansett Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 +1 508 6274440(Organizers)
The historic Union Chapel with its unique octagonal cupola was built in 1870 by the architect Samuel Freeman Pratt and is located in the center of Oak Bluffs. The chapel is one of the favorite venues for weddings, performing arts, concerts and festivals.
Winter Street and N Summer Street Nevin Square Edgartown, MA 02539 +1 508 627 8810
This seasonal restaurant serves delicious American fare, with a twist of Italian and French. The very French name means to relax, release tensions and form good relations. That's exactly what patrons do here, in an attentive and casual ambiance. The staff is polite, efficient and knows when to leave you alone. Enjoy a meal with Island Lobster and Marrow Raviolis to start, followed by the Roasted Half Chicken and the tempting Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake for dessert. A variety of dessert wines are available too. The extensive wine list features reds, whites, roses and sparkles, served by the half-bottle or the glass.
31 Dock St (Next to the Memorial Wharf) Edgartown, MA 02539 +1 508 627 8622
An island institution, famous for its harbor views from its glassed-in dining room and upstairs decks, and for its seafood chili, a spicy assortment of shellfish in a thick stock. Most entrees are classic seafood dishes-reasonably priced by island standards-though meat and chicken are also served. Native Menemsha lobster is a specialty. There is an upstairs pub with a lighter menu and nightly entertainment. The restaurant, located next to Memorial Wharf, remains open through mid-October and is a popular island establishment.
West Tisbury & Edgartown Road Vineyard Haven, MA 2568 +1 508 693 1137
Carly Simon and a group of friends created this nightclub in 1979. Today, it has become a Vineyard landmark; many of the country's hottest comedians have jumped on the Roof stage. An eclectic group of musicians performing everything from reggae, folk and blues to swing music have also been featured at the club. Tickets may be purchased at various island outlets and the venue's box office. The club also features the Indigo Room where there is never a cover charge. The door generally opens at 8:30p.
215 Upper Main Street Edgartown, MA 02539 +1 508 413 2104
Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown is a lovely studio facility dedicated to promoting the performing arts on the island. The facility boasts rehearsal studios, workshops, classes and performances during the summer months. There are also living quarters for visiting performers and artists on-site.
65 Main Street Edgartown, MA 02539 +1 508 627 8008
Head to this theater to catch the latest Hollywood flicks. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call.
30 Featherstone Lane Vineyard Haven, MA 2568 +1 508 693 1850
The Meetinghouse is a community center for the arts. The goal is to bring the community together to support and encourage literary, visual and performing arts. The center offers free afternoon programs for young children as well as evening and weekend workshops for adults and teenagers. In addition, The Featherstone features concerts, gallery shows and exhibits, lectures and performances. Dates and times vary, but you may call for a schedule or check its Web site.
24 Church St Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 +1 508 693 6300
This community-based theater, built in 1833, develops, produces and presents extraordinary professional performances for the entire family. A non-profit theater company, The Vineyard Playhouse Company, Inc., makes its home here and puts on stage shows, readings, educational programs and theater for both adults and children year-round. In addition, there are special events and guest appearances, festivals and benefits. See website for schedule and cost. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m.
509 State St Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 +1 508 696 8190
A more sedate version of its big brother (the wildly popular Black Dog Tavern, the café version of this island icon exudes a warmer, less manic atmosphere. This is a good choice for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it is a relaxed spot where you can read the newspaper. You are more likely to mingle with locals here than at other places, though many of them might stay away during summer months. For breakfast, the café serves hearty French toast and egg dishes. For lunch, try the unique sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. Black Dog offers nightly dinner specials, too.
Located among the infamous gingerbread cottages of historic Oak Bluffs,
The Pequot Hotel is a great example of classic vineyard accommodations. Picture yourself lounging in the wooden rocking chairs out front, munching on homemade muffins in the morning or ...
One of the many lighthouses on Martha's Vineyard, the Edgartown
grounds, managed by the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, are open to the public. The view from the grounds is breathtaking. The lighthouse, built in 1875 and refurbished in 1985, ...
Simply stepping inside this 1872 Victorian reveals where it gets
the name. Much of the walls, ceilings and antique furniture are made of fine, well preserved oak, creating a perfect atmosphere for the inn's nautical theme. Outside, the pastel ...