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Black Dog Tavern

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Vineyard Haven Harbor, 21 Beach Street Ext, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5626
508 693 9223
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 21
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super busy for lunch but fast and breezy

We waited for a bit but soon had a plate (huge) of fries oysters and a huge seared tuna sandwich. Both were delicious. Wait staff seemed over worked but friendly. Views of the marina are a nice vista.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Urbanfarmgrl
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Venice, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have been a Black Dog devotee since the 1960"s,yet even I have to say that their iconic star is fading faster than Pluto's last discovered moon. Over the last few years, as the Douglas family has passed on it's operations and direction to the next generation, I have witnessed a shameless exploitation of this brand. Ok, so I have... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We waited for a bit but soon had a plate (huge) of fries oysters and a huge seared tuna sandwich. Both were delicious. Wait staff seemed over worked but friendly. Views of the marina are a nice vista.

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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very straightforward experience here. This is the famous location for the Black Dog Tavern (there are others on the island) and it didn't disappoint. There is a little marina beach right off the entrance and a nice patio on the back. We ate outside and had a burger and the fish and chips. Food wasn't extraordinary, but it was satisfying... More 

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North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love the story behind the brand, love the logo, and love the Black Dog Tavern. Even if you are only here for the day, you must come to this first location. Tried my first lobster roll here!!! Others in my group said it was the best that they had ever had. Although I normally do not eat fries, these are... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ate here twice over Memorial Day Weekend. First time was just coffee and dessert late at night, and then came back for breakfast. It was not what I expected. The restaurant is very rustic and on the small side. Come dressed in your jeans and shorts. The food was good and plentiful. Breakfast menu was vast. I didn't eat lunch... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very relaxing atmosphere. Seating inside with views of the harbor or outside patio dining. The bread is incredible. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits. The desserts are also awesome. Can't wait to come back here on my next visit to Vinyard Haven.

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We arrived for our reservation with a well-behaved, leashed dog in tow. The restaurant had set aside an area inside, but when they saw the dog, switched us to the outdoor patio. But when we arrived at the patio, they said the dog could not be with us but must be tied up outside the restaurant. Throughout this reseating the... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sit on the water side windows, enjoy the hatbor view , a nice cold beer and good cod fish breaded sandwich. The clam chowder is good ,but not oustanding. It was served not to hot and spilled out og the bowl. For the price you pay it should be more carefully handled and hot... I was not as impress as... More 

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Springdale
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had breakfast with our daughter and the choices of items was great. The items had unique names and made the menu fun to read. The portion was good, the taste great and the service was great. However the best thing was the ocean view. For Martha's Vineyard the prices were very good. The next time I would return for... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

food was okay...we sat on the patio and our server was impatient and rather rude. No matter how we tried she ignored our overtures of friendliness. It wasn't THAT busy maybe 6 tables. The food is overpriced...they seem to be taking advantage of their long time reputation.

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Additional Information about Black Dog Tavern

Address: Vineyard Haven Harbor, 21 Beach Street Ext, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5626
Phone Number: 508 693 9223
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vineyard Haven Harbor, 21 Beach Street Ext, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5626
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
  • Phone Number: 508 693 9223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?