Clarion Inn Marthas Vineyard
227 Upper Main St.
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 627-5161
Fax: (508) 627-3444
Discover authentic Chinese food in historic Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The China House is a casual dining establishment. The chef prepares delicious ethnic dishes including General Tso's chicken, chunks of chicken in a spicy sauce sautéed with broccoli, and crispy sesame beef, slices of prime beef dipped in lotus flour, fried and cooked in an exquisite sesame sauce. The China House uses only the freshest seafood. The seafood special includes a combination of lobster meat, jumbo shrimp, and scallops mixed with straw mushroom, baby corn, Chinese vegetables and broccoli. The restaurant serves beer and wine.
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.
Atlantic Fish & Chop House is famous for its views as well as the tempting cuisine. The fare includes fresh seafood and an assortment of meat dishes for the exploring foodie. Wild Salmon, Prime Steaks and Mediterranean Style Branzino are house recommendations. Private events and celebrations are hosted in their three dynamic spaces of varied capacities. Catering requests are also entertained for a party strength of more than 500. Check website for more details.
The readers of the Vineyard Gazette have named the News the best bar and pub on the island. The nautical theme brings you back to the 1800s and the charm of seafaring days. The room is dark and the main lighting source is the lanterns and the fireplace. The menu includes typical pub fare; burgers, French fries, chicken wings and other appetizers. A friendly staff is willing to help you decide from the long list of microbrews and wine offerings. This place gets quite crowded and children are welcome. Located next to the beautiful Kelley House.
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.
A meat smoker in the back of this restaurant and a pile of hickory, oak, apple and mesquite wood stacked nearby sets the stage for a flavorful feast. Smoke 'n Bones, the island's only rib joint, opened in 1997. The food is great and the kids will get a kick out of the marble bone doorknobs and the hole cut in each tabletop for discarded ribs. Like any restaurant of its kind, take-out is a large part of the business. Call ahead for hours of operation.
Open from May to October, the Flatbread Company gives you enough reasons to visit the restaurant more than once during your stay at Martha's Vineyard. This pizza restaurant is perhaps the closest spot from the airport for a quick delicious bite into the wood-fired clay oven baked pizzas. Varieties include the Homemade Sausage pizzas, Cheese & Herb as well as Vegan pizzas. All of these are made from organic and locally-sourced ingredients. And to the delight of the music-lovers, the restaurant hosts local and national musicians as they give out some amazing original tunes.
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.
This seaside restaurant has been rated the best family restaurant on the island and the best outdoor dining spot. Feast on fish and chips (8.95) or splurge with the steamed island lobster (15.95), said to be the best-priced lobster on Martha's Vineyard. The setting is casual and an outdoor patio is open when the sun shines. While you relax and enjoy the spectacular view, the children will be entertained by passing boats and jumbo hot dogs.
This restaurant has been a part of Martha's Vineyard for more than 70 years. You will find everything from pasta and sirloin, to fried clams and scallops on the menu at Giordano's, but it is best known for fabulous pizza. A pie costs a reasonable amount and there are 20 different toppings to choose from. If you are dining in, the atmosphere is relaxed and a great place to bring the children. Be aware, smoking is permitted in select areas only.
When you're on Martha's Vineyard and craving a pint, stop by the Offshore Ale Company for a locally-brewed beer and a bite to eat. The menu features all sorts of pub favorites like seafood, burgers and pizza, including a never-ending supply of peanuts. There's always live music and special events, so check out their schedule for the latest goings-on. Don't forget to toss those peanut shells directly on the floor - it's encouraged!
Located in the heart of Oak Bluffs, this eatery serves tasty Mexican fare. Tortillas, nachos, quesadillas, salads and more of such treats are served. The drinks menu includes a Tequila Menu, Specialty Mixed Drinks, Frozen Drinks and Margaritas. They also have a special kids menu. A warm and casual atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices, big portions and not to forget the tasty preparations make Sharky's a good choice for a meal. It does get crowded quickly, so make sure you arrive early, especially if you are in a group.