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Marthas Vineyard in mid May

phelana Mar 21, 2011 02:10 PM

I am heading to the Vineyard the 20-22 May with my girlfriends. We are staying in Edgartown and I hope you can help. We need two dinner suggestions as well as any breakfast or lunch spots. We are 10 in total so something conducive to a group would be great.

One dinner should be casual and lower in price and the other can be a little nicer but moderate. This group cannot afford 25.00+ entree kind of places. Is that even possible on the Vineyard? We can take taxi transport to Oak Bluffs.

Much appreciation

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    BarbaraM48 RE: phelana Mar 21, 2011 02:40 PM

    It will be somewhat diificult to find nice restaurants that have less than 25 dollar entree tabs. It is very expensive to move food to the Vineyard and they have a short season. Some restaurants will not even be open. Edgartown is probably the most expensive of the towns. Lantanzi's has a pizza restaurant that is quite good if they are open. There are casual places-News from America and the Wharf Pub that locals frequent. In Oak Bluffs there are tons of fast food and casual places but most of them are not great. Linda Jean's is a diner kind of place that I like and Coop de Ville is a fun lobster place. They have a special on Tuesdays. The Ocean View is an old time locals place that is nice but close to the top of your budget. None of these is hip. I think Jimmy Seas is out of your budget or close to it. but it has very good pasta and that is all they have.

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    Wharf Pub & Restaurant
    37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

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      phelana RE: BarbaraM48 Mar 22, 2011 08:15 AM

      Thanks Barbara, thinking the Wharf for sure..is Lantanzi's a place to sit and have wine and dine or more a pizza joint? I want to try Alchemy and Cesca's but a few of the gals are on quite a budget. It's a diverse group for our big b day bash...we can go to OB and hope to try Slice of Life for lunch. I love their food..

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      Slice of Life
      50 Circuit Ave, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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        thos RE: phelana Mar 23, 2011 02:52 PM

        Lattanzi's Pizza is called that so as not to be confused with their more ambitious place adjacent. They serve more than pizza and the prices are reasonable. I doubt anyone will hassle you in mid May. The Wharf is no longer inexpensive. I would suggest Sharky's Cantina which has decent Tex-Mex food and a party atmosphere. Another good place is The Grill on Main, which is more elegant but their price fixed dinners may fall under your budget cut off.

        All these places are open, but I don't think Chesca's opens until Memorial day. Not sure about Alchemy (not one of my faves). Maybe you'll all go crazy one night and do d
        Detente!

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        Chesca's Restaurant
        38 N Water St, Edgartown, MA 02539

        Sharky's Cantina
        266 Upper Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539

        Lattanzis Restaurant
        PO Box 407, Edgartown, MA 02539

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          thos RE: thos Mar 23, 2011 02:58 PM

          Another thing- have your friends check out the menus on the web.

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      helen wheels RE: phelana Mar 24, 2011 08:36 AM

      You may want to check out the Offshore Ale House in OB - good beer, friendly staff, decent food. Also, consider using the public transit system. Buses run frequently and you can purchase a pass for $7/day that allows you unlimited rides.
      Have fun.

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        birdy30 RE: helen wheels Mar 26, 2011 09:02 AM

        Totally agree with Offshore. Great selection of oysters and beer. Peanuts galore! Still being off season, per se, with 10 people in your group, you ought to make reservations.

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        mvi RE: phelana May 8, 2011 06:44 AM

        Offshore Ale, Sharky's, The Sidecar and Giordano's in OB come to mind. In Edgartown, The Newes, The Wharf, Sharky's (larger space than the OB version) would work. There's also a Thai restaurant in OB at the end of Circuit which is affordable for the Vineyard. It's called Bangkok Thai Cuisine. And others are right....take the VTA and save yourself a bundle. The cab companies will charge your group a fortune to go between Edgartown and OB. You can take the #13 bus and spend the money you saved on food. Have fun.

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        Thai Cuisine
        517 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

        Sharky's
        596 Corn Neck Rd, Block Island, RI 02807

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          phelana RE: mvi May 8, 2011 01:09 PM

          We chose to reserve at Sharky's Friday and Offhshore Sat.

          Any nice place for dessert that is a must..?

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            mvi RE: phelana May 8, 2011 03:22 PM

            I am not a huge dessert person but can pass on what I know. If Leslie Hewson is still the pastry chef at Offshore Ale, have dessert there. She is an amazing pastry chef. She's moved around a bit recently so it might be worth a call. Her desserts are famous and the portions are large. A lot of people enjoy getting ice cream on the Vineyard and strolling around with it while they explore after dinner. Right in the heart of Oak Bluffs, about three doors away from Off Shore Ale, is Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe and Bakery. They have incredible pastries and treats. They are also home to the famous Back Door Donuts which is a treat for people who need a late night snack. Evidently the apple fritters are amazing. People also enjoy buying a small box of fudge at Murdicks Fudge. You can get a variety of flavors, which is fun. Are you going to Sharky's in OB or in Edgartown?

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            Sharky's
            596 Corn Neck Rd, Block Island, RI 02807

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              phelana RE: mvi May 8, 2011 06:52 PM

              thanks MVI, E Town Sharkys..we are staying at the Clarion..

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