Thanksgiving might not be as big and boisterous this year, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t be delicious. Whether you’re choosing to safely visit Martha’s Vineyard for the holiday or you call the Island home, we can assume you’ll appreciate comfort food more than ever this year - we know we will!
In anticipation of the holiday we’ve rounded up some of the most mouthwatering Thanksgiving offerings on Martha’s Vineyard that we could find. From dine-in, to take-out, from where to get a whole bird to everything but … and of course desserts too. Check out these delectable dining options and be guaranteed a flavorful Thanksgiving on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven offers one of the more casual in-person dining options, and the most affordable. Enjoy all the fixins' of a homemade Thanksgiving dinner while taking in the picturesque Vineyard Haven harbor from the cozy Tavern. The Black Dog's traditional three course Thanksgiving dinner boasts savory selections like Ginger Pumpkin Bisque and Candied Yams, plus bakery-made pie, of course! Seatings are at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm, $46/person ($20 for kids 12 and under). Take-out meals are also available and orders must be placed before November 24th. Call 508-693-9223 for reservations or to place an order.
Bettini at the Harborview Hotel is offering a delicious four course Thanksgiving Dinner and welcomes Thanksgiving to-go orders from anyone local or staying on Martha’s Vineyard during the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy savory, herb-roasted turkey, served with all the traditional sides: creamy mashed potatoes, sausage and roasted apple stuffing, crispy Brussels sprouts and sweet potato gratin to name a few. Finish with homemade pie of course, all while savoring the taste of home with a breathtaking view of Edgartown Harbor and Lighthouse.
Seatings available from 11am – 5:30pm; $115 per adult ($35 for children 12 and under). Take-out is available with the bird and all the fixings or with everything but the bird. Call 508-627-3761 or email Bettini@harborviewhotel.com. Make Thanksgiving weekend even more special by exploring historic Edgartown by horse and buggy with their horse-drawn carriage rides!
Dining at the Terrace at the Charlotte Inn is like stepping back in time, and what could be a better way to pay homage to our ancestors this Thanksgiving than by enjoying a traditional gourmet Thanksgiving dinner at this historic Edgartown gem. The Terrace will be offering a classic four course meal with the option of a roasted Misty Knoll Farm turkey breast & braised leg, mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, sweet potato, caramelized Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy. If you’re looking for a less traditional option, they’re offering Citrus Cured Baked Faroe Island Salmon or a Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs and of course, pie. They’re now taking reservations from 3-7pm by calling 508-627-6227.
This year’s Thanksgiving take-out menus on Martha’s Vineyard are plentiful and oh so impressive. Our local restaurants are really stepping up to make sure Thanksgiving 2020 is still extra special at home despite this year’s restrictions. Here are some menu highlights and offerings that are making us extra hungry:
Black Sheep Mercantile: Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Chutney and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Shallots.
Offerings: a selection of breads, sides, apps, turkey, chicken, dessert.
Chilmark Tavern: Vegan Mashed Parsnip and Celery Root and Roasted Squash Soup with Pepitas and Crispy Sage.
Offerings: salads, soups, sides, turkey, ham, accompaniments, dessert.
Juice by the Sea Vegan Cafe: Kale & Spinach with Cranberry, Orange and Pistachio, and Raw Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Turtle Topping.
Offerings: appetizers, mains, desserts, all vegan, gluten-free and made with no refined sugar.
Katama General Store: Creamed Local Kale with Nutmeg and Local Shiitake & Fennel Sausage Stuffing.
Offerings: baked goods, sides, appetizers, turkey, dessert.
Life at Humphrey’s: Apple Galette and Roasted Butternut Squash.
Offerings: sides, turkey, sweets.
Little House Cafe: Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Carrots.
Offerings: everything but the turkey.
Morning Glory Farm: Farm Roasted Rainbow Beets and Cranberry Apple Sage Stuffing.
Offerings: uncooked turkey, soup, sides, quiche, pies, breads, cheese platters, centerpieces.
Salvatore’s Ristorante Italiano: Four Cheese Tortellini con Pesto and Pappardelle Filetto di Manzo.
Offerings: family-style appetizers, pasta specials, wine and dessert.
Scottish Bakehouse: Linguica, Apple & Corn Stuffing and Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits.
Offerings: soup, salads, sides, turkey, breads.
Sweet Bites: Brazilian Chicken Croquettes and Brown Sugar Glazed Baby Carrots.
Offerings: appetizers, side dishes, turkey, dessert.
*Be sure to call the restaurant directly in advance to place your order! Pre-order dates and pick up times vary.
If you’re up for cooking at home but want to secure a farm fresh turkey check out:
Let’s be honest we’re all in it for the dessert, right? Nothing completes Thanksgiving dinner quite like an expertly prepared pie and Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah, Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown, and Pie Chicks in Vineyard Haven have you covered. If it’s fudge your craving Murdick’s Fudge in Edgartown will be open November 23rd to November 30th, plus it makes great holiday gifts! Donut lovers can rejoice in knowing that while the Back Door Donuts bakery has closed for the season they are still accepting holiday pre-orders for their beloved apple fritters, donuts and cakes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Visit Martha’s Vineyard. We hope you enjoy a safe holiday with those closest to you. We’re extra thankful for you this year!
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