martha's vineyard

May 3rd, 2007, 05:54 PM
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martha's vineyard

My husband and I are spending a few days at Martha's Vineyard May 19th and 20th and would like to know the best restaurants on the island. We'll be moving around the island as we like to "explore". Have read that The Beach Plum Inn is wonderful w/ fantastic views. Where do the locals go? Looking for both romantic and casual places.. I read that we may need to make reservations a few weeks in advance for many places.
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May 4th, 2007, 04:13 AM
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I visited MV last year & arrived at Oaks Bluff hoping for an early lunch. Every place had at least 1 hour wait before you could get a table. This year we will get a good breakfast at Betsys diner in Falmouth, get the ferry & once off it head for Edgartown where there were less crowds & less rush at the restaurants. I would get a few good options rather than waste hours waiting for the one place to seat you.
For us we will just look around enjoying the sights until we come across somewhere to eat & if that happens to be one of the recommended places by the locals, so much the better. There are plenty there & while you amble you might be able to sample homemade lemonade off some enterprising children.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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We spent last August on MV and ate in most of the better restaurants. Our favorites are Bittersweet in West Tisbury (BYOB), and Atria and Alchemy in Edgartown.
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May 4th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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my reviews are a few years old... but I really liked Atria.
The Beach Plum is a nice place, but there weren't great views from the dining room, and I thought the food was kind of pedestrian. In the summer when they do the steel drum buffet outdoors, its really nice.
Its a tourist trap, I know, but I really like the Black Dog as a lunch place...if the wait isn't too long and you are there. I think their food is quite good.
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May 4th, 2007, 11:49 AM
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We had a GREAT lunch on the top outdoor deck of Seafood Shanty in Edgartown. The best scallops I've ever had and a great view of the water and the bridge to Hyannis.
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May 4th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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thanks for all the info. it really helps and i appreciate it!
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May 4th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Hi tzimmer!

Heres my trip report on MV-stuff about places to eat (and so much more)!

http://tinyurl.com/2fcesl

There are many folks here who can help you but it just so happened that a member named Escargot, who knows the island inside and out, helped me plan a fabulous trip! Perhaps my report will help you! As you will read, we were there in October so some of the places were closed.

Have a wonderful time-its simply beautiful!!!

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May 5th, 2007, 05:09 AM
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OOOps..that was the famous bridge to Chappaquiddick---not Hyannis.
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May 5th, 2007, 05:19 AM
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thank you naturgirl - i read your post. it was great! very informative. its nice to be able to read about your experience there and it gave me some wonderful ideas..
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May 5th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Oh tzimmer Im so glad I could help!

Unfortunately most people on this forum have much more travel experience than I so its rare for me to actually be able to offer someone pertinent information-MV happens to be one of the like five places with which Im familiar, hah!



Heres the thread that helped me plan my trip-its filled with lots of detailed questions and responses that might also help you:

http://tinyurl.com/mfhue

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May 5th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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tzimmer: I replied on your other thread regarding restaurants ! have fun.
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May 29th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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thank you to everyone who gave me info on martha's vineyard. see my first trip report at:

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...1&tid=35006653
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