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Eating Out on Martha’s Vineyard- On a Budget Part 2, Oak Bluffs

BY ADAM | 03 August 2009

lobster1Because there are so many great eating options from which to choose on Martha’s Vineyard, I have divided the choices geographically, and am focusing on Oak Bluffs in this post.  If you missed Part 1 (Edgartown)please check it out and add your personal favorites.

You can ask just about any islander for a reasonably priced eating option in Oak Bluffs, and one of their suggestions will probably be Linda Jean’s Restaurant on Circuit Ave.  This diner has been a local favorite forever (OK, not really forever, but they’ve been in business a long time – always a good sign!)  Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the diner serves consistently good food, and provides fast and friendly service.  Without hesitation, Linda Jeans would be my top breakfast recommendation.

Beyond breakfast, the options expand…   You may have noticed that there are many take-out and sandwich shops in Oak Bluffs, so for a family, a sub to share & a beach picnic is still your most affordable option.   But for atmosphere, why not grab a sandwich (or a beverage & apps) while relaxing from a stool overlooking the Oak Bluffs Harbor?  Nancy’s,Coop De Ville, and the Look Out Tavern will all fit the bill.  Nancy’s has been in business since 1956, and their downstairs snack bar menu offers great casual, affordable fare. Coop De Ville is known for their outdoor raw bar and 8 flavors of buffalo chicken wings, and The Look Out Tavern is a fun place to stop for sushi.

For dinner, The Park Corner Bistro (on Kennebec Ave) supplies great atmosphere and delicious food for one affordable price!  You can choose from full dinner options, or a more casual (and less expensive) bar menu that is available all day. Under new ownership this year, they have expanded their offerings to appeal to everyone’s budget.

Across the street and up the block from The Park Corner Bistro is another great, long time favorite eaterie called Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta Restaurant.  The entrees are in a mid-price range, but the portions are so huge that you can share one with a friend (for an additional fee).  If you like pasta, the food is awesome and not to be missed!

If you are looking for something different, Mediterranean on Beach Road has incredible, authentic mediterranean cuisine, ambiance, and entertainment nightly in the summer.  If you don’t want to spend as much for a full dinner, they offer a “light meal” and “tapas” menu in their bar area.  It is really worth the trip!

Hmmmm, so much to eat, so little time!  What are your favorite dining out spots in Oak Bluffs?

Image courtest of Coop De Ville.

 


November 14, 2009 10:03 am

Hi Joan, Thanks for the additional suggestions! I agree, they are all great spots!Offshore Ale is one of the kid’s favorites in OB (they love the fried shrimp &pizza)! Ice cream, in my family, definitely counts as a meal! Isn’t it one of the major food groups? It certainly should be!


November 14, 2009 10:44 am

I agree with you on Linda Jean’s and Nancy’s, they are great places foodwise and money wise. I also like Offshore Ale (the burgers are so good). Also Pomodoro’s for pizza. Is ice cream a meal? It can be in my family..lol. So, any of the ice cream places on Circuit Ave get a vote from me. Joan