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Martha’s Vineyard Thanksgiving: 4 Ways to Feast on the Island

BY VINEYARDSQUARE | 15 October 2015

Serving the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is a delicate balancing act: if you do everything just right, your turkey and all the trimmings will be piping hot at the exact same time, and you might even get the chance to sit down and relax with your company. That kind of stress just doesn’t fly here on the island — we’d rather spend more time relaxing with family and friends in a gorgeous natural setting, with all of the cooking taken care of. These four options for a Martha’s Vineyard Thanksgiving feast let you focus on what really matters during the holiday season.


Martha's Vineyard in fall


L’étoile – Edgartown

Martha’s Vineyard Thanksgiving at L’étoile is the grand finale of this island icon’s season — chef Michael Brisson puts together a serious feast for Turkey Day, then closes up shortly afterward. As with the restaurant’s more regular fare, expect a creative French influence incorporating top-quality ingredients.


The Harbor View – Edgartown

The Harbor View’s waterfront restaurant pulls out all the stops for Thanksgiving on Martha’s Vineyard, with a huge buffet featuring hot and cold stations. Past buffets have incorporated both seafood and traditional fare, with wild game and other hard-to-find options prepared just right. The Harbor View’s Grand Thanksgiving Buffet just might be the most popular Thanksgiving dinner on Martha’s Vineyard, so we recommend making reservations well in advance.


scottish-bakehouse-marthas-vineyardTakeout: Scottish Bakehouse – Vineyard Haven

If you’d prefer to dine in private but skip the cooking and cleaning, Scottish Bakehouse offers a complete selection of prepared entrées, sides, and desserts à la carte — you can build your own Martha’s Vineyard Thanksgiving menu. The Scottish Bakehouse offers fantastic locally-raised turkeys from The Good Farm in Vineyard Haven.


Here at Vineyard Square

If you’re looking for a comfortable, quiet place to host your family’s Martha’s Vineyard Thanksgiving gathering, you’ll find a couple of convenient options here at The Square. Our downtown Edgartown meeting room, accented with local artists’ work, features large tables that we can arrange to meet your group’s needs. We’re happy to help with catering plans as well. For a more intimate celebration, our Martha’s Vineyard luxury suites offer kitchenettes and cozy dining areas.