Clarion Inn Marthas Vineyard
227 Upper Main St.
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 627-5161
Fax: (508) 627-3444
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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!
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.
According to the owners and locals, The Lampost is the oldest running nightclub in the United States. Due to its age, this massive building has a lot of character and quirkiness to make this a must see hot spot on the Vineyard. Live music, karoake, keno, DJ's, pool tournaments and trivia are all regularly held events at this dive bar/concert venue. Let down your hair and party like a local!
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, ginger snaps, pumpkin-cream cheese muffins and warm scones are among the delicious fresh-baked goods available at the Black Dog Bakery. Other items available at this location include soups, sandwiches, coffee, pastries, donuts, and granola. The complete line on Black Dog retail merchandise is also available here. What should be your last stop before the ferry, the Black Dog Bakery and General Store is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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.
Tucked away in the peaceful locales of West Tisbury, State Road has been consistently delighting patrons to become one of the the finest dining destinations in Martha's Vineyard. Established in 2009, the restaurant occupies a beautiful house that sits amidst manicured lawns complete with a vegetable garden out front. A lot of thought and effort has gone into the restaurant's interior design with artworks by artists Nancy Lorenz and Alan Whiting, opulent chandeliers and the cozy stone fireplace. Local ingredients form the core of the kitchen's food philosophy with an emphasis on seafood. If in a group, choose from the sharing plates that include charcuterie and an array of artisanal cheeses. The mains offer diversity with delights such as the pancetta wrapped monkfish and wood grilled skirt steaks. Finish off with their delectable Ginger Creme Brulee or perhaps their House Made Gelato. The restaurant has a formidable reputation on the island and reservations are highly recommended.
Flying Bridge is a particularly appropriate name for this longtime Falmouth favorite because, like the flying bridge on a boat, the dining room offers a wide open view of the harbor and ocean beyond. Falmouth's Inner Harbor is one of the busiest on the Cape, so there's plenty of action to watch from a seat on the outside deck. In addition to its large dining room, there are also several intimate cocktail lounges. Talented local bands rock the house several nights a week during summer months.
Watch boats come and go through the Eel Pond drawbridge as you enjoy selections from the eclectic menu at this Woods Hole eatery. Fishmonger's Cafe has specialized in natural and whole foods for more than a quarter-century. They must be doing something right, because visitors and locals alike flock to the tiny building to savor "The Monger's" signature creations, many of which boast a decidedly Mediterranean flair.
When the owners of this pub came from Ireland, they brought much of character of their native country with them and have used it to good effect in creating the homey Irish atmosphere that permeates this establishment; Liam himself provides musical entertainment by singing songs of Ireland. The menu includes Irish pub favourites, such as shepherd