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Dig In and Dine Out: A Guide to Year-Round Edgartown Restaurants

BY VINEYARD SQUARE HOTEL | 30 December 2017

Will travel for food…all year long! If you’ve been satisfying your island appetite squarely on Mad Martha’s ice cream cones and summer lobster rolls, chances are you’ve missed out on a boatload of delectable dining options that were right under your nose. If you’re at a loss about where to eat on Martha’s Vineyard during an off-season visit, dig into one of these Edgartown restaurants that stay open year round.

 

Off-Season Eats: 9 Year-Round Edgartown Restaurants

 

Alchemy Bistro & Bar

Just a five-minute stroll from our doors, Alchemy Bistro & Bar has a menu simmering with a creative take on new American cuisine with a side of French and Italian inspiration. The bistro is open for dinner six nights a week (closed on Wednesdays) and shuts down for one month during the winter — though the doors reopen just in time for those Valentine’s Day dinner plans.

 

Edgartown Pizza

Only got eyes for pie? Head to Edgartown Pizza for a hot and cheesy slice or go for a more gourmet option (like replacing pizza sauce with ricotta or sour cream). If someone in your party isn’t up for the pizza-palooza, the menu includes an extensive list of subs, wraps, sandwiches, and even grilled items like teriyaki steak tips.

 

The Grill on Main

From baked codfish to linguini and lamb chops, The Grill on Main has an Italian-American entrée to entice every hungry-eyed island visitor. And with a sizzling 2-for-1 entrée special Thursdays through Saturdays,, it doubles as a prime dining location for date night.

 

Edgartown Diner

No matter which meal is your favorite, savor it in style with some retro flair. Edgartown Diner relives the dining days of yesteryear with an all-American menu paired with checkered floors and a ‘60s soundtrack. No matter how cold it gets, don’t let the winter’s chill sway you from trying one of the frappes or malts for a true diner experience.

 

Edgartown Diner
Edgartown Diner. Photo: Olivia Notter via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Lucky Hank’s

Whether your favorite meal of the day is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re sure to pick a plate that pleases at Lucky Hank’s. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the casual restaurant resides in a converted house with a menu full of comfort foods to make you feel right at home.

 

The Newes From America Pub

For a meal with a built-in conversation starter, bring your appetite to The Newes From America Pub and dine in one of the oldest buildings on the Vineyard. The pub opens daily and hosts weekly dinner specials ranging from meatloaf to fishermen stew, in addition to regular lunch and dinner menus with all the classics (plus a few modern spins).

 

Rockfish

A minute’s meander from Vineyard Square, Rockfish sports a menu of wood-fired flatbreads, American classics, and unique bites (like “duck fries” in truffle oil). Although closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, this Edgartown restaurant is fit for night out later in the week — Rockfish is also home to two full bars.

 

Sharky’s Cantina

Where’s a Vineyard visitor have to go to get a margarita? Sharky’s Cantina is a solid choice.. Fresh, fun, and affordable, Sharky’s is the spot for Mexican fare like chimichangas, stuffed quesadillas, and tacos alongside classics such as burgers and wings.

 

Square Rigger

With an entire menu section dedicated to jumbo lobsters, consider Square Rigger your one- stop shop for everything seafood during the frosty months. The restaurant remains open year-round, aside from a brief break in January, and its location within an 1800s sea captain home provides plenty of authentic ambiance for your surf n’ turf taste.

 

Once you’ve balanced the winter cold with a warm dish of comfort food, head to Vineyard Square for an insider’s perspective on the best winter activities to work up an appetite all over again.