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The Beach Plum Restaurant

50 Beach Plum Lane, PO Box 98, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552
+1 508-645-9454
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Ranked #5 of 6 restaurants in Menemsha
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Road
Transit: 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
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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51% Recommend
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English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While on a recent mini vacation in Menemsha, we stayed at the lovely Beach Plum Inn. The view was spectacular, the the accommodations were lovely. We had heard good things about the restaurant (sadly before reading other Trip Advisor reviews) and made a 7:15 p.m. reservation. Unfortunately, the one item I could eat on the limited menu, a lobster pasta,... More

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We had eaten hear last year while visiting friends and the meal was good, not great. Last night for the 4th. it was a disgrace. The restaurant had a special 4th. barbi menu, and never advised us on making the reservation. If you did not eat meat you were out of luck. The meal was served family style, not what... More

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Armonk, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Farm to table. A great concept carried out poorly. Small overpriced portions. Noisy. A tiny menu with few choices. Another example of why most vineyarders eat at home and enjoy the bounty you can gather on your own. Enjoy the view from their deck and then head into Menemsha where you can buy some seafood at Larson's and eat on... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Half way up the hill from Menemsha Basin, the Inn looks west out over Menemsha Bight towards Gay Head where the sun sets gloriously into the sea every evening. Get a table on the outside deck on a warm summer evening for great food and service and gorgeous scenery. The Inn is in Chilmark, a dry town, so this is... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Beach Plum was a yearly institution, always a meal to be looked forward to. Things have changed. We went last summer and figured our terrible experience was a fluke. It wasn't. It is still an unbelievably beautiful place to go and you can BYOB, but that's about it. Portions were teeny and prices were huge. One entree was virtually... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After reading a positive review in The New York Times my son and his fiancé really wanted to go. I had read reviews and encouraged that we go elsewhere but he was pretty insistent. All seven of us could not have been more disappointed. I'm not a big eater and even I left hungry. The $16 appetizer special was one... More

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Northern New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is what happens when your cooks become chefs and your menu becomes an idea rather than a well prepared set of dishes: Simply not worth it. You get very little food and what we were offered was merely "pretty much OK for what there was...which wasn't much." I mean, could we have a little bread to start? Anything? Is... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This is really the worst restaurant experience we have ever had. I travel a lot, both for personal and business and I have been to many restaurants. I have seen the good, bad and the ugly. This one takes the cake!! I asked for the suckling pig, and when it was brought to me I could not cut it, it... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I went to Beach Plum for our 49th anniversary celebration. We had stopped going because it seemed stuffy, but read that it had changed to a more informal and interesting restaurant - it was and the food was unusual, creative mix of flavors and textures and the staff were all pleasant. We had a table overlooking Menemsha... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has it down pat for ambience and views. Waite staff was great but the food bordered on ridiculous. Suckling pig for 2 ..$65 consisted of a small pork leg complete with the hove and a small vegetable side. The pork was very difficult to cut. Had to ask for a steak knife. Table side carving service would have... More

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