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State Road Restaurant

688 State Rd, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02575
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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81% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is known as Martha Vineyard's best restaurant by people with summer homes here. The ambiance is lovely with high beamed ceilings and good acoustics. My only criticism is I prefer tablecloths to highly polished wood for hygienic reasons. We had scallops for an appetizer consisting of three large scallops romesco with local pea greens and pine nut olive relish... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

What a great spot! Great atmosphere, their garden is absolutely fantastic. Food is delicious and of great quality. Also president Obama goes here, which is pretty cool. I would recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys quality food.

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Odenton, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place is by far the best on the island hands down. If only have the time or money for one place to eat make sure you get to the State Road Restaurant. The food is phenomenal and the staff is friendly. Can't say enough about their swordfish it is to die for.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Food, wine, service - all as expected!! This restaurant was described to me as a very good place to eat, and I wasn't disappointed at all. I can't comment on the value as I was treated to dinner but I can't believe that it is cheap. The local produce is obviously sourced extremely well and this adds to the freshness... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Enjoyed the meal but the aloof service ruined what was to be a special dinner out for us. From the snotty hostess who chided us for being 10 min early when we walked in to the fact that our server left midway through service and didn't bother to let us know left a sour taste in our mouth as we... More

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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

They were very accommodating and got us space at the bar to eat on no advance notice. While waiting they serve beverages to the courtyard and it's fun to walk around there amidst a huge herb garden in the courtyard pulling spearmint leaves to eat, etc. We could have gotten five orders of the cauliflower "fritters" and eaten nothing but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ate here a few years ago and wanted to come back on our stay in the Vineyard this summer. Booked solid for dinner for all of August but got in at 9 pm off the wait list. Great modern, elegant, cool but homey decor. Excellent service. Cauliflower fritters to die for. Great fish. Nice wines. Perfectly lit. Makes for a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After trying for weeks to get a reservation we ate for the first time at State Rd last night at 9:00. We are 30 yr residents of the island and frequent many of the islands restaurants. Over all the meal was great but our waitress had an attitude we could not shake- setting this aside we enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant... More

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Newton(Boston), MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is our 4th visit to this restaurant - twice we walked away thinking it was terrific and twice just good. Hard to put our finger on what makes the difference since the menu over the last 3 years is basically the same. As an example, last year the lobster salad was exceptional. This year, though the exact same ingredients,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you wish to eat here plan ahead as this place books up fast.The best we could get was an early evening reservation which turned out just fine. The food and service was outstanding.There was enough variety on the menu to satisfy anyones palate. We shall return.

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