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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Can you grab the brass ring? I spent childhood summers trying! When you visit Oak Bluffs, walk on over to Flying Horses, the oldest operating platform carousel in America.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Catch the big waves on the south shore! Big parking lot, a lot of people, fun vibe!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“We love coming here for their tomato soup - it doesn't say on the menu but it comes with a nice grilled cheese. Best value in Edg! Also they serve bacon on the bar as bar snacks! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nothing says Martha’s Vineyard in the fall quite like a stop at Morning Glory Farm, the source of some of the island’s best and freshest ingredients. The farm, started in 1975, grows vegetables and small fruits on about 65 acres, and its annual Pumpkin Festival (set for October 14 in 2017) is a favorite Martha’s Vineyard fall event. Visit the large on-site farm stand for its locally famous zucchini bread and homemade pies through the end of December, and again starting in May, when the farm reopens for the season. Tip: Be sure to leave time to explore the grounds around the farm store, lined with pumpkins and seasonal arrangements. It’s a living postcard of New England.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Visiting this new beautiful museum is a must to learn all you need to know about Vineyard History and the views from here are simply SPECTACULAR!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great fish and chips, chowder & sushi. No indoor seating but outdoor picnic tables. Walk across the parking lot with your food and eat at the grass area with tables that overlooks the lagoon.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“A must visit!, opens at 7:00 p.m., located behind Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery in the Reliable Market parking lot, best apple fritters around!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Formal dining upstairs. We recommend going to the downstairs to their burger bar!”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Nice variety of fresh seafood with a bit of a Lebanese flavor. Very fresh and locally sourced. A sweet atmosphere and a good selection. Feels a bit like home. I have always enjoyed my meals there. Its also a great breakfast place and good for lunch as well. Macha tea lattes are delicious!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great Views of the Harbor. You can eat upstairs on the patio or downstairs on the picnic tables.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Great dive bar with fantastic live music. Totally local place! Their food is also pretty good but more on the southern food scene. Arrive before 8 to grab a good seat at the bar or the upstairs tables. No cover charge.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a must visit for the views. Food is good but you are coming for the views. Gets rowdy once the sun sets and they transform into the bar.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“We love coming here for their tomato soup - it doesn't say on the menu but it comes with a nice grilled cheese. Best value in Edg! Also they serve bacon on the bar as bar snacks! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great fish and chips, chowder & sushi. No indoor seating but outdoor picnic tables. Walk across the parking lot with your food and eat at the grass area with tables that overlooks the lagoon.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Formal dining upstairs. We recommend going to the downstairs to their burger bar!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Views of the Harbor. You can eat upstairs on the patio or downstairs on the picnic tables.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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