Martha’s Vineyard is not only a great family destination, but it’s also one of the most romantic places in the world. Being located on an island provides that extra intimacy and one you can enjoy with your partner while on a date night this season.
If you and your special someone are foodies, we have created this list of creative and delicious date night restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard so the next time the question of “where should we go for date night on Martha’s Vineyard?” - you’ll have all the answers!
For the seafood lovers
We obviously have to start with the seafood lovers, as an island that serves up some of the best seafood on the East coast! Here you’ll find the best clam chowders and lobster bisques, lobster rolls and steamed clams, along with many dishes showcasing the best the sea has to offer. Grab lunch at Right Fork Diner and order both the hot and the cold lobster rolls, sharing them halfway and voting on your favorite.
For dinner, head to Garde East in Vineyard Haven for a waterfront view of Vineyard Haven Harbor and a delightful meal by Chef Carlos Montoya. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining, this is the restaurant to celebrate a special anniversary or occasion. Utilizing Vineyard bounty from both sea and land in creating his ever changing menu, with refined and classic techniques, Chef Montoya’s food will have you fall in love all over again. Make sure to order the Garde East Clam Bake for a true New England food experience!
For the meat eaters
It’s not all about seafood - so if you’re not into it, we have meat on this island at some of the best restaurants! Starting with Sea Smoke Barbecue, located in Oak Bluffs, who is bringing slow wood smoked barbecue to Martha's Vineyard. Served couterstyle, it is a great spot to grab some barbecue to either eat there or bring to the beach or back home. Everything from pulled pork, brisket, and smoked chicken, along with the usual Southern barbecue sides.
For the plant-based sweethearts
Do you get your protein from plants? Not Your Sugar Mamas is the place for you two! An organic, gluten free, vegan location in Vineyard Haven, NYSM started out as a chocolate company that has now a full-blown cafe offering breakfast, lunch, and to go dinners, among other things like smoothies, coffees, baked goods, and so much more. Grab lunch and sit on their porch while enjoying their flatbreads, Mexican rice bowls, and/or a sweet treat!
For the snacking partners
If you’re more into a few small meals throughout the night rather than one big one, we recommend heading to a few markets on island and stocking up on odds and ends. Stop by The Grey Barn for some local cheese, Soigne for crackers and jams, Vintage MV Wine and Spirits for a bottle of your favorite boozy drink, and settle in for the night in your rental or bring it all to the beach to enjoy while you watch the sunset!
For the sweet tooth addicts
If all you want are sweets, there are a couple of places you must hit: Backdoor Donuts for a fritter and a few donuts, Sweet Bites for any of their cake slices and truffles, and then end it with a sweet lavender latte from Behind the Bookstore. Love is sweet, but cake is sweeter!
For a compete list of places to eat on Martha's Vineyard, visit our Dining Page.
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