Vineyard in late winter (repost from Greater Boston board)
I should have posted here to start with. My bad.
We're spending an extended weekend (wednesday to monday) on the Vineyard, and will be out and about mostly for breakfast and lunch options. Places already on the list are: Scottish Bakehouse, because awesome. They make the only typical fruit-filled danish pastry that avoids boooring, although you have to be up early to get some as they sell out fast. Especially if I'm in town. We will also hit the Art Cliff for breakfast at least once, and probably Net Result for fried clams. We won't be visiting the highest end places. Anything else we should have on the list?
We often visit off-season. During our last visit in December, we had a lovely meal and cocktails at the Park Corner Bistro. We also enjoyed a couple of pints at the Offshore Ale House. A surprise treat was the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Co. where we enjoyed oysters and bloody marys.
You might enjoy Lucky Hank's on Main in Egartown. They serve 3 meals and their primary supplier seems to be Morning Glory Farm (can't go wrong there). It is small, and casual with prices similar to Park Corner and a limited menu, but have only been open around 6 months.
We have only been once- for dinner. The vegetarian meal my wife ordered was good, but not on a par with Red Cat which seems to have that type of thing mastered. My half roasted organic chicken with Vidalia onion puree was outstanding, easily matching State Road's similar dish and for less money. Huge piece of apple pie for dessert was very nice and we barely finished the one slice.
Friends we know out there say it's getting a good buzz, so it'll probably stick as it is year round and a lot of locals like it.
I don't like their coffee much. I have also heard one reviewer complain the lobster roll is not good. You decide.
Thanks for the suggestions...we didn't get to eat out much due to car problems and sick kid (both our daughter's--we did transport and child care duty) but we did have breakfast at Linda Jean's and lunch at Offshore Ale. Linda Jean's is dinerish food and always consistent--I like their loaded home fries, which I ate for two meals. I was very pleased with the lunch at Offshore Ale--really great salad.