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August 2009 Martha's Vineyard Feedback

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citygirl Aug 28, 2009 04:21 PM

Dear fellow Chowhounders-

We spent a wonderful week in the Vineyard and had some uneven meals while we were there so i though I would share my thoughts with the group and we can compare notes. Here it goes...

Our best meal by far was at The Grill on Main in Edgartown, which was surprising. The service was very lacking, as the help was high school and college kids who were uninformed about the menu. I had an amazing scallop dish, and my husband had a great cod dish. Our children actually enjoyed their food as well. The bread pudding was divine as well. A big hit...

My husband and I ate at nancy's in Oak Bluff's since we wanted to sit outside in the evening and watch the boats in the harbor. The fattoush salad (like a greek salad) was surprisingly good, and the crab cake was average as were the mussles in white wine.

We also ate at the Friendly's-like Linda Jeans for lunch since our kids LOVED it and found that the best thing on the menu was clearly the special "famous grilled cheese" which had swiss, turkey, and lots of grilled veggies packed with flavor in it. The Greek salad was lacking, and the spaghetti and meatballs (Mondays- Ed's special) were quite good.

We felt that the best ice cream on the island was Ben and Bill's in Oak Bluff's and we tried Mad Martha's and numerous other places. Ben and Bill's also had great toffee crunch and other signature chocolates.

We ate a terrible lunch at FISHBONE on the pier in Oak Bluuf's. Dreadful sandwiches and salads and completely overpriced with slow and rude service.

We also ate at a great place in Menemsha called the Menemsha Cafe which was fantastic. It was BYOB, and you order at the counter and then they proceed to serve you a very gourmet meal. They only have 3 entrees a night, one is always catch of the day, and it was terrific. They also had vegetarian food as well. Quite reasonable prices for the island.

We also ate a terrible lunch in Edgartown at the Atlantic Cafe on the water. The food was overcooked, and overpriced, and the chef was unwilling to make ANY alterations to the menu. It was a BUST as they say....

So, we LOVED ARTCLIFF DINER in Tisbury, and lunch there and breakfast are both a real treat. It was worth the wait outside and very reasonable for teh island. A very modest roadside place, but quite gourmet....

We also enjoyed the Black Dog for BREAKFAST ONLY... white chocolate pancakes for teh kdis and creative egg dishes were delicious. Long waits, though...

Just some thoughts... and thanks to everyone who made recommendatiosn to us...