Edgartown is magical. I think one of the reasons I'm so enthralled is because I grew up on Cape Cod and I've never been here. To Martha's Vineyard, sure, but I guess as a kid it was always Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, nevermind I can't remember the last time I made it to the Island itself as an adult. I love discovering new-to-me places that have been close by all along.
An elegant seaside village, where early 19th Century whaling captain - greek revival style houses have been carefully maintained and preserved, the streets of Edgartown are a picture perfect setting. There are plenty of great options for eating, drinking, and beaching.
Our hotel overlooked Lighthouse Beach, a calm and pretty spot just a stones throw away. Another day we took the short bus ride over to South Beach or Katama, a gorgeous barrier beach with miles to explore.
Among The Flowers Cafe | 17 Mayhew Ln
Cute and casual, table service was friendly and efficient, a relaxing open-air breakfast of fried eggs, homefries, toast and mimosas.
Tocco Purro | 3 S Water St
Tiny but well appointed take-out counter shop serving gourmet organic coffee, breakfast sandwiches and Italian pastries. The bagel and lox was a nice start to my day!
Espresso Love | 17 Church St
Another great coffee shop with a large outdoor patio.
The Port Hunter | 55 Main St
We ate at the bar, starting with freshly shucked oyster and clams, and then some local seafood specials. Pictured is my whole Menemsha Fluke encrusted with almond and coconut flakes over a bed of sauteed kale. They ended up having a great live band, so we stayed until they closed!
Alchemy | 71 Main St
A fancy french bistro downstairs, a cozy bar and lounge upstairs in the back - we sunk into some leather couches and shared the Chicken n Waffles with maple gravy and the PEI Mussles steamed in coconut broth with leeks and tomatoes.
Seafood Shanty | 31 Dock St
We actually went here for lunch, (their sushi is amazing. So are the Bloody Marys). Grab a spot on the deck, take in the gorgeous harbor views and watch the Chappy Ferries float by.
Atlantic Fish & Chop House | 2 Main St
Awesome location, right on the docks! Found ourselves back for drinks on multiple occasions. Don't forget to grab a slice of bacon! (Yes, they put jars of bacon on the bar).
The Newes | 23 Kelley St
A casual American pub with a nice selection of New England draft beers and a menu featuring classics like Haddock fish 'n' chips and bangers & mash
L'Etoile | 22 N Water St
Casually elegant French restaurant and martini bar. I would eat here next time, the food looked amazing, we just popped in for espresso martinis.
Henry's Bar | 131 N Water Street
The dark wood paneled bar at our hotel is a cocktail worthy destination. A hidden gem!
Martha's Vineyard is an awesome summer getaway and I would definitely recommend staying or at least spending the day in Edgartown if you go!