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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Can you grab the brass ring? I spent childhood summers trying! When you visit Oak Bluffs, walk on over to Flying Horses, the oldest operating platform carousel in America.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beautiful views, a few Native American owned shops and a few places to eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Catch the big waves on the south shore! Big parking lot, a lot of people, fun vibe!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful food. This restaurant is in West Tisbury ...so a little harder to get to unless you have a car. Consistent quality of food. Island sourced beef for burgers. Thursdays are burger night. They have a bit of everything and it's always delicious. reservations recommended.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“A must visit!, opens at 7:00 p.m., located behind Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery in the Reliable Market parking lot, best apple fritters around!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nothing says Martha’s Vineyard in the fall quite like a stop at Morning Glory Farm, the source of some of the island’s best and freshest ingredients. The farm, started in 1975, grows vegetables and small fruits on about 65 acres, and its annual Pumpkin Festival (set for October 14 in 2017) is a favorite Martha’s Vineyard fall event. Visit the large on-site farm stand for its locally famous zucchini bread and homemade pies through the end of December, and again starting in May, when the farm reopens for the season. Tip: Be sure to leave time to explore the grounds around the farm store, lined with pumpkins and seasonal arrangements. It’s a living postcard of New England.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the most amazing sunsets on the island. Pack a picnic basket and a beach blanket. Get there early relax and and enjoy. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Not really Scottish anymore, just a wonderful take-out eatery and bakery on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Not really walkable from the cottage (4 miles away), but is on the bus route. Gluten free and veggie options abound. Meals are made to order. Use the app on their website (scottishbakehousemv.com) to order ahead. They'll give you a pick-up time so you won't have to stand around and wait. They have picnic tables on the lawn if you only want to take out so far.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Consistently good food, great beer selection. About a 1/2 hr. walk from the cottage. (Not the place for you if you have a peanut allergy though!)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Take a drive "up island" - I would recommend getting in the car to explore Chilmark, the Gayhead lighthouse and Menemsha. The drive is so gorgeous!! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Beloved local market where you can get lots of locally produced foods. Personal favorites - Little Rock Farm pies. They have everything! $$$$”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful food. This restaurant is in West Tisbury ...so a little harder to get to unless you have a car. Consistent quality of food. Island sourced beef for burgers. Thursdays are burger night. They have a bit of everything and it's always delicious. reservations recommended.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Not really Scottish anymore, just a wonderful take-out eatery and bakery on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Not really walkable from the cottage (4 miles away), but is on the bus route. Gluten free and veggie options abound. Meals are made to order. Use the app on their website (scottishbakehousemv.com) to order ahead. They'll give you a pick-up time so you won't have to stand around and wait. They have picnic tables on the lawn if you only want to take out so far.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
“Consistently good food, great beer selection. About a 1/2 hr. walk from the cottage. (Not the place for you if you have a peanut allergy though!)”
  • 17 locals recommend

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