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Jul 13, 2011 02:30 PM

Art Cliff DIner on a Saturday

Hi! We will be heading to Martha's Vineyard in a week and a half. Our ferry should land in Vineyard Haven at about 8:15. SInce we are staying in Oak Bluffs, I just figured we would grab breakfast at Linda Jean's. But I have read so much about Art Cliff Diner that I thought, why not try there since we'll be in Vineyard Haven. My question is: what kind of wait do you think we'd have on a Saturday at about 8:30 in the morning? Will everyone else on the ferry have the same idea?

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  1. Oh, Art Cliff is in such a different arena than Linda Jean's, there is no comparison. However you will have a wait. And if you are without a car but have suitcases and bags, that could be a concern. I doubt too many people on the ferry will be as smart as you are, but the people who are already on island will be in line on the early side. If you are packing light and have a good book, sun tan cream and some patience, give it a try. But keep in mind the breakfast at Linda Jean's is nothing like the breakfast at Art Cliff.

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    1. re: mvi

      I figured they were in a different league!! Linda Jean's was the only breakfast spot I could think of in Oak Bluff's. We will have a perhaps we will drive by, check out the wait and decide then. It all depends on the wait and how hungry we are. We're leaving the house at about 4 a.m., so I think we'll deserve a good meal by then. Thanks!

      1. re: saintp

        I would expect a 45 minute wait at 8:45 AM ( it will take you that long to find a darned place to park). We park at the municipal lot and walk over, or you could drop someone off to put your name in then go for a walk. Although my last experience was merely good, you'll be happy you waited. Black Dog would be my second choice. BTW, you'll have a wait at Linda Jean's too. We prefer Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe and Bakery (home of the famous "back door doughnuts" - as good as Hole in One on the Cape). They have many breakfast items you can take out and eat right on a bench outside.

        Black Dog
        11 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539

        1. re: thos

          Our ferry landed on time at 8:15 and we went straight to Art Cliff. We waited for about 20 minutes. The food was great. I had the eggs benedict, very nice hollandaise. my girls had the buttermilk pancakes and loved them (although the girls are 4 and 7, how picky can you be?). my husband got the almond crusted french toast and liked it, but the almond paste made it too sweet. it was a great way to start our trip.
          we returned the following saturday to eat before our ferry took there at 7:10 (right after they opened) and we had to sit 2 and 2! once again, it was great. my only complaint was that it took a bit of work to get a second cup of coffee.