Hot buttered lobster roll & stuffed Quahogs
What may be the lowest priced lobster roll on Martha's Vineyard ($12.50) is also our personal favorite at Larsen's Fish Market in Menemsha.
Lobster eggs benedict
Yes, it's a decadent breakfast, but you're already on Martha's Vineyard so who's to judge? at both the Water House Restaurant at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown and the Art Cliff Diner in Vineyard Haven.
Chocolate onion rings
Chocolate and onion, who knew? Four large rings are more than enough as a sweet snack for the brave of tastebuds. The Quarterdeck, Edgartown
Drink at the bar, enjoy unlimited strips of crispy bacon as a bar snack. It's a no-brainer. · The Atlantic, Edgartown
Lobster salad roll
A perfect lobster salad roll should have to be eaten with a knife and fork before picking it up can even be attempted Among the Flowers, Edgartown
Deep-fried corn dog
The servers weren't kidding when they warned us this corn dog would be "different." It's not the prettiest lunch, but it is incredibly delicious. The Quarterdeck, Edgartown
Skip the hush puppies and spend a few dollars more ($7 for 3) on the lobster fritters. The Quarterdeck, Edgartown
Fresh baked apple fritter
$5 and a late-night craving for something sweet is all you need. From 7:30pm to 1am, the back door of the MV Gourmet Bakery opens up to serve fresh and hot apple fritters (the size of your head) for $4 each, cake donuts for $1 each, and plenty other goodies. Back Door Donuts, Oak Bluffs
There's one brewing company on Martha's Vineyard, and this is it. Their Oak Bluffs restaurant offers brewery tours and tastings, but you can always pick up varieties like the Hop Goddess, East Chop Lighthouse, or Menemsha Creek Pale Ale in bottles and on tap around the island. Offshore Ale Brewing Company in Oak Bluffs and the Town Provision Company in Edgartown.
Cherrystone and Littleneck clams
The going price for these local clams is $1 each. Need any further convincing? Didn't think so. The Net Result, Vineyard Haven. (throw in another hot buttered lobster roll while you're at it)
Martha's Vineyard chocolate bars
Perhaps most ideal as gift item, these locally produced bars are pricey ($7-ish), but preppy-pretty and ready to return home with you as an edible souvenir. As for flavors the Oak Bar, for example, is "smooth dark chocolate topped with caramelized pistachios and a pinch of sea salt." Juliska, Vineyard Haven.
Good (Intelligentsia) coffee
There may be any number of places to find good coffee on Martha's Vineyard, but this teensy-weensy nook pours the great stuff, Intelligentsia from Chicago. Behind the Bookstore Cafe, Edgartown
The "Party Donut"
MOAR SPRINKLES. Black Dog Bakery, several locations but this one is from the Vineyard Haven harbor store.
Doggy donuts (and pretzels)
[not for humans] Speaking of donuts, it's no fair your furry friend has to miss out on the scrumptiousness. At Black Dog Bakery, there's a separate counter just serving dog treats. Black Dog Bakery, several locations but these are from the Vineyard Haven harbor store.
Happy Fourth of July!
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]