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The Beach Plum Restaurant

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Fujian
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50 Beach Plum Lane, PO Box 98, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552 (North Road)
Vineyard Transit Authority public buses travel directly past the Inn daily along North Road with regularly scheduled stops at the Menemsha Public Beach and Chilmark Community Center
+1 508-645-9454
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from...
The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from the woods and surrounding waters of Martha's Vineyard. We rely on the tight-knit island community of farmers, fisherman, herdsman and family members for the perfect ingredients we use on our menu, which is written daily. Celebrating its second season, the kitchen is run by Chef Chris Fischer, who also operates his family's vegetable farm, Beetlebung Farm, less than a mile down the road.
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very high priced average food, unfortunately.

This restaurant was once a favorite of ours for a number of years, but that has changed. No question that the setting provides very nice views of the water, but for us that was the only positive. First, the bread consisted of three small pieces of nothing special. Seemed like it may have been... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Marion, CT
Good for:
  • Romantic
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marion, CT
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was once a favorite of ours for a number of years, but that has changed. No question that the setting provides very nice views of the water, but for us that was the only positive. First, the bread consisted of three small pieces of nothing special. Seemed like it may have been bought at Stop & Shop the... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Come here on a night either before or after you enjoy a sunset Bite picnic on Menemsha Beach. You'll enjoy the Island's best relaxed elegance. Very creative dishes from local sources. We enjoyed a couple starters, Honeysuckle Oysters and pan-fried Brussels. The we shared the stuffed squid. It all went perfectly with our BYO Bordeaux. It went well with the... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Chef Chris Fischer is a born and raised islander doing what he does best-prepare delicious food drom local ingredients. Growing most of the produce he uses in his dishes, Chef Chris shops the West Tisbury Farmer's Market as well as local farms for vegetables, meat and other homegrown ingredients. The Beach Plum's menu is eclectic, offering seasonally fresh dishes with... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were given a gift certificate for this restaurant. Had been there a few yrs ago and thought the view lovely (which it is) and the decor and staff were also a positive. The problem is that the food is way overpriced for what one receives. The halibut for $36 consisted of 3 oz of fish with a few vegetables... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This used to be my 'go-to' restauant when I had off -island guests visiting. The view is spectacular: the menu inventive: and BYOB made for a unique experience. Yes, it has been expensive, but had usually been worth it. This year however, the 4 item menu included a $75.00 chicken dish. I thought it was a typo. And bread cost... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I did read the other reviews before we visited the Beach Plum this year so I was prepared. I thought. Yes it is indeed very loud inside! The sunset was indeed fantastic. The kids running around the dining room were not (we love kids but this was above and beyond acceptable). We have dined at the BP regularly over the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The setting, service and food were fabulous. One of the finest evenings of dining I've experienced in recent years. The Bluefish and the Raspberry Yum Yum to die for. Five stars all the way. LIPPY

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Cozy atmosphere, small but diverse menu, lovely waitstaff. It's a dry town so you have to byob. Kitchen is open and it was fun to hear the activity there.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The setting is unbelivable: watching the sunset on Menemsha harbor and the Gayhead lighthouse is amazing and not to be missed. You definitely want to sit outside. Bring your own wine, as the town is dry. The menu was creative and delicious. The service was attentive. We had great salads and wonderful fish dishes.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Upon driving up and entering the restaurant one feels you're in for a truly unique experience and a memorable meal. The gardens, view and the rustic yet elegant setting sets the stage. Unfortunately it falls short after the first impression. It's true - the chef uses locally sourced products in keeping with the theme and has a trained hand in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Beach Plum Lane, PO Box 98, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552
    (North Road)
  • Public Transportation: Vineyard Transit Authority public buses travel directly past the Inn daily along North Road with regularly scheduled stops at the Menemsha Public Beach and Chilmark Community Center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha
  • Phone Number: +1 508-645-9454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
  • Cuisine: Fujian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from the woods and surrounding waters of Martha's Vineyard. We rely on the tight-knit island community of farmers, fisherman, herdsman and family members for the perfect ingredients we use on our menu, which is written daily. Celebrating its second season, the kitchen is run by Chef Chris Fischer, who also operates his family's vegetable farm, Beetlebung Farm, less than a mile down the road.

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