When someone mentions “fast food”, what do you think of? I think of plastic. The fast food joints’ signs? Plastic. The furniture? More plastic! The food? Well, I can’t be certain, but it sure seems like more of the same. So why do people go to those places? Either they’re slaves to conformity or they have a thing for plastic.
One more reason to come to Martha’s Vineyard! There are almost no such places here. I don’t want to name names, but you won’t find any burger places with Scottish names or creepy looking royalty.
But if you really must have fast food, you can actually find it on the Vineyard. Like everything else here, however, fast food Vineyard-style is way better than anything you’ll find on the mainland. Let’s look at a few places where the food is plenty quick, but it comes with a free side of spectacular seascape. Oh yeah, and it’s edible.
Oak Bluffs is a great place to get some pizza, pronto. You won’t find the mass-produced discs of dubious food-like substances that you get at the chains, but you will find Giordano’s real Italian pizza. On a sultry summer evening, there’s nothing like walking up to Giordano’s take-out window and ordering a fresh, hot slice of pizza heaven. Get extra napkins.
Edgartown doesn’t seem like the kind of hamlet to host fast food, but they have just the place for diners in a hurry. The Quarterdeck is a classic waterfront take-out eatery. Walk up, place your order, and in no time you’re downing fabulous fried clams, lobster bisque, burgers, fries, even soft-serve ice cream. Take the short walk to the dock to partake of your fleet feast while watching the On-Time ferry make its rounds to and from Chappy. Pure joy. You won’t find that at Wendy’s.
(Edgartown also has Espresso Love, but they deserve – and will get – a column all their own!)
Up island would seem like another longshot for quick cuisine, but it’s there, too. No mainland chain can hold a frozen shoestring fry to The Bite in Menemsha. You’ll forget all about the drive-up window at MacDonald’s when you’re munching on fish and chips while watching the sun set on Menemsha beach, just steps away.
Finally, name any restaurant, fast or slow, with a view that matches Faith’s Seafood Shack at Gay Head in Aquinnah. With everything from whole lobster to hot dogs to sushi, everyone will find something delectable. Even if you aren’t hungry, the scenery makes it worth the trip.
These are just a few of the places on the island where the food is fast but would be worth the wait no matter how long it took. There’s fast food and there’s fast food. On the Vineyard, the emphasis is always on the food… and the atmosphere.
For anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a little while, there’s no better destination than Martha’s Vineyard. This charming New England island is known for its laid-back atmosphere. However, that doesn’t mean your trip will be boring by any means. For anyone staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, it […]
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up and watching a movie. Take this pastime to the next level by planning your visit to a Martha’s Vineyard film festival. Each festival is unique, but they all have something in common. They showcase incredible talent both in front of and behind the camera. Anyone planning to visit […]
If you’re looking for a vacation filled with charm and adventure, look no further than Martha’s Vineyard. The New England island is home to numerous charming towns, including Edgartown. Home to Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, the seaport village has countless things to do and see. However, before you can enjoy all the fun, you […]
Situated in the heart of downtown Edgartown rests Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Located close to charming shops and world-class restaurants, the charming Edgartown hotel is a top option for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing Martha’s Vineyard getaway for a reason. In honor of our many years serving vacationers, we wanted to take a […]
As temperatures continue to drop and fall settles in, many people start looking ahead and working on their holiday plans. For families trying to get away this year and make the season extra special, consider packing your bags and staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our charming boutique hotel is the perfect home base […]
There are a few ways you can make it through each adventure-filled day during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. One is a mid-day nap in your cozy guestroom, and another is with a pick-me-up from a local coffee shop. Sometimes the answer is a delicious meal, and there are plenty of options […]
Everywhere you look, there is something new to discover on Martha’s Vineyard. Whether staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites for a week or weekend, there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. While you can set off on self-guided tours, there is something enjoyable about letting experienced guides show you around. Let […]
When choosing where to stay on your Martha’s Vineyard getaway, you want a hotel that’s centrally located while also providing a tranquil space to call home. You get exactly that at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our boutique hotel is ideal for anyone looking to escape everyday life for a while, including couples planning a […]