As a playground for politicians and dignitaries, a beautiful seaside resort town, and a trendy center of art and culture, Martha's Vineyard draws in visitors from around the world. A visit to Martha's Vineyard wouldn't be complete without a meal in one of its many restaurants, which are celebrated for having some of the freshest and tastiest sea-food on the Atlantic Coast.

The island boasts everything from family-friendly diners to high-end restaurants that line the harbor. Although seafood can be found on almost eve-ry menu on the island, guests have all kinds of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, meaning there is something for every budget and every appetite on Martha's Vineyard.

1. Alchemy Bistro and Bar

Alchemy Bistro and Bar
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Alchemy Bistro and Bar is an upscale restaurant that serves a variety of seafood, meat dishes, drinks, and desserts. Examples from the menu include sake-marinated black cod fish, cornmeal-crusted Ipswich belly clams, and Spanish octopus and local tuna salad. There are delectable side dishes available with each meal, and for dessert, guests can indulge in figgy toffee pudding or yuzu and pomegranate creme brulee. The drinks menu features a handful of specialty cocktails. Alchemy is open 7 nights a week and visitors can make reservations online or over the phone. Check out these Martha's Vineyard hotels to find the perfect accommodations.

71 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02557, Phone: 508-627-9999

2. Behind the Bookstore

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Behind the Bookstore is a cozy cafe and restaurant located behind Edgartown Books serving fresh coffee throughout the day. Its breakfast options include unique dishes like grilled eggs, granola bowls, toast with salmon, ricotta cheese and avocado, and a BLT egg dish. For lunch, guests can choose from multiple kinds of salads, sandwiches, and toast. The dinner menu has a variety of foreign favorites like Peruvian ceviche and a shiitake meal. There is also a bar where visitors can try hand-crafted cocktails accented with herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

46 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 774-549-9123

3. The Port Hunter

The Port Hunter
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Known as a prime spot for food and cocktails, The Port Hunter serves a mix of seafood, meats, and raw dishes. A sampling from the menu includes avocado toast topped with jicama and feta cheese, Brussels sprouts cooked in Buffalo sauce, grilled clams with leeks, and hanger steak served with carmelized onion. Visitors can choose from all kinds of specialty cocktails and drinks to accompany their meals. The Port Hunter is also a popular live music venue for local and visiting artists. MA Day Trips offer a great way to learn more about this beautiful state.

55 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-7747

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4. Atria

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Atria is a unique restaurant in Edgartown that offers an indoor-outdoor dining experi-ence. The impressive restaurant is divided into sections for casual and elegant dining. It is adjoined by the Brick Cellar Bar, a favorite haunt among locals and visiting celebrities alike. At the bar visitors can dine on burgers and Mediterranean and Asian-inspired foods as well as indulge in fine drinks. In the restaurant visitors will find all kinds of sea-food dishes, Mexican favorites, and specialty soups and salads. Atria also rents out space and caters for special events like weddings, business meetings, and family func-tions.

137 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-5850

5. Chesca's Restaurant

Chesca's Restaurant
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Chesca's specializes in classic comfort dishes with a gourmet twist. The restaurant has a bar, a lounge, and a patio area where visitors can enjoy views of downtown Edgartown while munching on savory appetizers or sipping fine wines. Some specialty dishes at Chesca's include grilled salmon, braised beef short ribs, white clam sauce over angel hair pasta, chicken marsala, and lobster ravioli. The restaurant also makes bento box dishes and simple pasta meals. For dessert, guests can indulge in house favorites like Chef David's creme caramel, Key lime pie, orange olive oil cake, or the Snowball, a scoop of vanilla ice cream covered in sponge cake crumbs and chocolate crumbles. Browse our weekend getaways from Boston guide for more ideas.

38 N Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-1234

6. Copper Wok

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Copper Wok is known for its decadent sushi and traditional Asian cuisine and it prides itself on having some of the freshest sushi in Martha's Vineyard. Visitors can start their meal by choosing items from the starter menu, which boasts close to 30 different appe-tizers. From there, the options continue to add up. There is a soup menu, which includes classics like miso soup, hot and sour soup, and wonton soup. Lo mein and chow mein are also on the menu along with freshly fried vegetable dishes. Copper Wok has an ex-tensive list of beef, pork, chicken, and shrimp dishes, and the sushi menu has close to 50 different items. Guests can choose wines, beers, and “saktails” to go along with their meals.

9 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Phone: 508-693-3416

7. Espresso Love

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Espresso Love is a quirky coffee shop that won the Best of the Vineyard award in 2016. Known for its laidback vibe, this cafe serves sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, quiche, and breakfast alongside fresh cups of coffee. The menu is packed with a variety of healthy and tasty dishes. Espresso Love also has a daily special that visitors can en-joy at a good price. Outside of its brick and mortar stores in Boston and Martha's Vine-yard, Espresso Love offers catering for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for large groups.

17 Church Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-9211

8. Larsen's Fish Market

Larsen's Fish Market
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Located in the fishing village of Menemsha, Larsen's Fish Market serves and sells fresh-ly caught Atlantic Ocean fish. The market was started in 1969 by Mary and Louis Larsen, an entrepreneurial couple that wanted to support the local community in a creative way. Menu options at Larsen's Fish Market include fish such as striped bass, cod, bluefish, mako, salmon, and swordfish. Guests can also purchase lobster, shrimp, oysters, cala-mari, scallops, crabs, and mussels, while the store also sells branded merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, caps, mugs, and more.

56 Basin Road, Chilmark, MA 02535, Phone: 508-645-2680

9. L'etoile

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L'etoile is a chef-owned and operated restaurant in the middle of downtown Edgartown. Known for its stylish vibe and comfortable venue, L'etoile has a dinner menu, a dessert menu, and a bar menu. The dinner menu boasts fine specialties like lobster, salmon, hen, duck, lamb, and more. At the bar, visitors can dine on small chef favorites like warm spinach salad, asparagus soup, a beef burger, and all kinds of artisanal farmstead cheeses. Guests can also reserve L'etoile for special occasions. There is plenty of space in the restaurant for wedding parties, receptions, corporate gatherings, and more. In the high season, the restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 16 guests.

22 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-5187, See the Map

10. Linda Jean's Restaurant

Linda Jean's Restaurant
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Linda Jean's Restaurant serves hearty portions of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in Oak Bluffs, Linda Jean's serves classic breakfast dishes like eggs, hash browns, ome-lets, waffles, pancakes, French toasts, and meat. The lunch menu is an extensive blend of American, Italian, and Mexican dishes. The dinner menu includes many of the same sandwich, soup, salad, and burger options. Delicious side dishes accompany all of the main meal choices.

25 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-693-4093

11. Lookout Tavern

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Lookout Tavern is a waterfront restaurant in Martha's Vineyard that serves a flavorful mix of seafood, sushi, and drinks. Classic favorites like New England clam chowder, locally caught oysters, crab cakes, and popcorn shrimp can be found on the menu. Lookout Tavern also offers a wide range of soups, salads, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, and paninis. For sushi, guests can order individual rolls or try a plate with multiple kinds of sushi and sashimi. At the bar, visitors will find the perfect beer, cocktail, or wine to ac-company their meal.

8 Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-696-9844

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12. Lucky Hank's, Martha's Vineyard

Lucky Hank's, Martha's Vineyard
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Located in the heart of Martha's Vineyard, Lucky Hank's is open all day long for break-fast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, Lucky Hank's serves a variety of dishes with break-fast staples like eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, omelets, and pancakes. The lunch menu, which is packed with soups, salads, and hearty sandwiches, goes into effect at 11:30am. The dinner menu contains many of the same tasty dishes from the lunch menu. Lucky Hank's is open every day of the week except for Wednesdays.

218 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-939-4082

13. Martha's Vineyard Chowder

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Voted the number one restaurant on Martha's Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Chowder serves a range of delicious seafood dishes. Menu items include fresh clam chowder, ba-by back ribs, chicken fingers, pan-seared scallops, roasted chicken breast, Gouda maca-roni and cheese, grilled Atlantic salmon salad, and more. Martha's Vineyard Chowder has won multiple awards for having the best chowder in town, and in 2012 Boston Mag-azine crowned the establishment as the best new restaurant in Martha's Vineyard.

9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-696-3000

14. Offshore Ale Co.

Offshore Ale Co.
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Offshore Ale Co. serves food and beer in its classy nautically themed restaurant. The lunch menu is filled with different kinds of soups, seafood plates, sandwiches, salads, fries, and hamburgers. Offshore Ale Co. also makes pizzas smothered with toppings like potatoes, pesto-covered chicken, and roasted duck. For dinner, guests can try lobster mac and cheese, brewhouse short ribs, grilled brie cheese, pretzel spears, hearty veggie burgers, and more. The restaurant has more than 20 beers that pair perfectly with its lunch and dinner menus. Offshore Ale Co. is open daily for lunch. Dinner hours vary de-pending on the day, and brewery tours are available throughout the week at different times.

30 Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-693-2626

15. Rockfish, Martha's Vineyard

Rockfish, Martha's Vineyard
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Rockfish is a high-end restaurant nestled in the heart of Edgartown. After recent renova-tions, Rockfish boasts an authentic wood-fired pizza oven along with two full bars. The restaurant has been featured in several local publications and is a popular gathering spot for locals as well as travelers. The menu consists of unique specialty items like duck fries, wood oven charred Brussels sprouts, and Maine lobster flatbread. Seafood entrees abound at Rockfish, but guests can also enjoy burgers, chicken dishes, burritos, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. Rockfish serves sparkling, red, and white wine by the glass.

11 N Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02557, Phone: 508-627-9967

16. The Barn Bowl & Bistro

The Barn Bowl & Bistro
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This popular event and dining venue is the perfect destination for families. The Barn serves lunch and dinner along with special items for young visitors. The Barn's $9.99 lunch specials include favorites like a classic BLT sandwich, a chicken sandwich, cheese pizza, chicken quesadillas, and soup/salad combos. The dinner menu is packed with seafood specials, hearty soups and salads, freshly grilled burgers, and gourmet pizzas. There is also a long list of chicken, beef, and seafood entrees. For an extra-special outing, visitors can head to the 10-lane bowling alley that is attached to the bis-tro. The Barn Bowl & Bistro also hosts special events like birthday parties, corporate gatherings, and family reunions.

13 Uncas Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-696-9800

17. The Black Dog Tavern

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This seaside tavern sits at Vineyard Haven Harbor, a popular gathering spot for crowds on Martha's Vineyard. The beautiful waterfront tavern has grown into much more than a restaurant: visitors can buy merchandise at the tavern shop, rent out the rustic building for weddings and special events, or host a private party on one of the tavern's state-of-the-art ships. The tavern serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the menu visitors will find everything from French toast to deep-fried oysters. The tavern's has a robust sea-food menu thanks to its location on the harbor.

20 Beach Street Extension, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Phone: 508-693-9223

18. The Net Result

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This family-run upscale fish market caters to businesses as well as individuals, supply-ing fish to restaurants throughout the United States and running a local cafe near the harbor. Visitors can try crab cakes, stuffed quahog, fresh shrimp, steamed mussels and clams, tuna, scallops, lobster, and other kinds of fresh seafood. The cafe serves salads, soups, sandwiches, and drinks along with a huge selection of freshly made sushi and sashimi. At the nearby shop, visitors can pick up Net Result merchandise and apparel to commemorate their trip to this popular seafood market.

79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Phone: 508-693-6071

19. The Red Cat Kitchen

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This trendy restaurant combines a relaxed atmosphere with upscale dining, where visi-tors can dine on specialty items prepared by the owner/chef while enjoying classic tunes from Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, and other artists. The menu is always changing, but sample items include tuna tartare, crispy Brussels sprouts served with lemon and parmesan, onion rings served with buttermilk ranch, New York strip steak, and hearty salads. Red Cat Kitchen boasts a lengthy list of cocktails, red wines, and white wines.

14 Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-696-6040

20. The Wharf, Martha's Vineyard

The Wharf, Martha's Vineyard
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This popular dining and gathering venue sits along Main Street in Edgartown. The Pub is the bar within the Wharf, which serves 12 beers on tap along with other types of drinks. There is a second entrance that leads to the restaurant, which is family-friendly, lively, and spacious. The Wharf routinely hosts dance parties with live music and game nights. The menu is filled with seafood specials, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, and tasty side dishes. The restaurant has plenty of seating space to accommodate indi-viduals and families along with large groups.

3 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-9966

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