Nothing says Summer more than good BBQ, and what could be better then skipping the work? Well, lucky for us, Fella’s, on Union Street in Vineyard Haven, and on State Road in West Tisbury, offer their famous Backyard BBQ.
Get ready for some finger-licking good, well seasoned, well cooked classic BBQ that you can enjoy there or to go. If staying, don’t forget it’s BYOB. So, you can bring along your favorite beer. An added bonus, since I love beer and BBQ, and I think I am not alone in appreciating the duo.
My family and I opted to visit Fella’s on Union. If BBQ isn’t what you crave, stop by anyway. Fella’s food is really good. Fish tacos, veggie wraps, steak and cheese, delicious fries, you’ll be delighted how good it is.
We found Island chef, Albert Lattanzi at the grill in the cute “backyard” at Fella’s, cooking BBQ. It was funny to run into him, since I had just seen him at Beetlebung Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, where he makes desserts as well. The last place I need to follow him is to the Chilmark General Store. He’s diversified for this summer season.
Back to the BBQ….we ordered a pulled pork sandwich, a side of potato salad, french fries, and a BBQ Combo — chicken, ribs and a choice of sides, I went for black beans. There were a number of sides to choose from. I love options and customizing my meal!
My husband had not been yet, and was not enthused at the thought of going to Vineyard Haven during a heat wave for BBQ. However, one bite of that sandwich and he was sold. He loved it. I loved it, even the kids did too. We had to get another. We all agreed we’d eat it again and again.
The potato salad was some of the best I’ve had in what seems like an eternity. Fresh, well seasoned, including dill, even my picky son was into it.
he BBQ Combo was really good too, and I did find myself licking the house-made BBQ off my fingers, I couldn’t help it. The food was delicious and the prices were fair too. The space inside was cool and a nice break from the August heat, but the outdoor space is sweet too.
Since 1984, Fella, and with the help of his wife, Jane, have been serving up good food on Martha’s Vineyard. Fella’s on Union is a great addition to the Vineyard Haven dining scene, and don’t forget about the town’s Saturday Stroll all Summer long. The Backyard BBQ is a nice way to end the stroll.
Fella’s Backyard BBQ is available Thursday night – Saturday night, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through Labor Day and maybe later. Don’t forget about breakfast and lunch there too. Fella’s is open 7 days a week – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday – Wednesday until 8:00 p.m., and for BBQ love, a little later Thursday – Saturday, until 9:00 p.m.