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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/Brunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
big prices for little food

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
Kris V
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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 review
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

According to the waitstaff this beautiful inn went under new management about a year ago. They will only cruise so long, however, betting on the great view and elegant inn. The dining experience was much lacking - mostly from what came out of the kitchen. We sat outdoors on a beautiful September night watching the last of an orange sunset... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The menu lacks creativity and the avaliable choices are poorly executed. Our meal was one of the worst meals we ever had in restaurant!!! The kale salad was over salted, the main dish was over cooked, had no taste and poorly presented. If it were not for the view and conversation with the fellow guests at our table we mostly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our trip to beautiful Manemsha lead us to the Beach Plum Restaurant. The surroundings were lovely but the restaurant and the staff were far from pleasurable. This supposedly, highly rated restaurant left us hungry and disappointed in the meal and level of service of the staff. The choices were few and the quality of the meal was less than desirable.... 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: Romance, Outdoor seating

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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