And The Season Of Martha’s Vineyard Restaurants Closing Begins

Columbus Day weekend marks the closing of many of our favorite Island restaurants, and more will close over the next few weeks. This On Point is a great guide for all you foodies who love going out for a bite.


After Columbus Day weekend, the Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant (except for special events), the Chilmark Tavern, the Homeport, The Chilmark General Store, the Galley, The Bite, Lambert’s Cove Inn, the Aquinnah Shop, and the Outermost Inn are closed for the season.

Chilmark Tavern

Up-Island still offers the amazing State Road. So, there is still a delicious reason to travel the beautiful tree lined roads and take in a little leaf-peeping on MV. Also, you can keep doing Menemha sunset dinners from Larsen’s until October 18th.

Sunset at Beach Plum Inn Restaurant Martha's Vineyard Dining

Oak Bluffs

Biscuits, Gios (restaurant and pizza shop), the Island House, and Black Dog on the Oak Bluffs Harbor shut down. However, there are lots of places still serving up fun on the Harbor and in town.

Bacon doughnutBack Door Doughnuts (I just had the Maple Bacon doughnut) is keeping things at night sweet until the 16th, the harbor is still happening with Fishbones and Coop de Ville until the 18th, and Fat Ronnie’s is serving up custom, fabulous burgers until the 31st.

CoopOn a side note, Beetlebung, Sweet Life, Sand Bar, Lola’s and Nancy’s have all been closed for a while now. Sadly no more Dirty Bananas until next year.


At the Harbor View Hotel, The Lighthouse Grill closes but not to worry. We still have the cozy and popular Henry’s. Also, the Right Fork Diner, and Chesca’s close for the season.

Chescas Restaurant - EdagrtownThe Dunes, The Seafood Shanty, and Among the Flowers are open for another week but will all be closed by the 18th Detente following on the 19th.

You can still get your DQ fix until October 25th – stock up on Pumpkin Pie Blizzards while you can at Diary Queen!

DQAnd you can keep on enjoying live music and great locally inspired food at The Port Hunter until the 31st of October. I bet that place is going to be rocking for Halloween.

Vineyard Haven

La Soffitta, the new Italian restaurant and TisBerry are closed for the season. Blue Canoe closed its doors after Labor Day weekend.

La SoffittaMore Island restaurants will be closing in November and December, but till then, keep on enjoying the food and libations the Vineyard has to offer.

Please note, there are other places that may be closing as well that I might have missed. The ones highlighted in this On Point are some of ones that people are asking about, and dates may change as per the discretion of the business owners.

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