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The Bite

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29 Basin Road, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
508 645 9239
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We ordered Chicken nuggets and fries for the 2 kids and each got a fish and chips basket. There was a lot of food but the price was nearly $100!

Thank Jill R
Daniels, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were just craving fried whole-bellied clams and didn't feel like sitting through a long, pomp & circumstance wait, etc. This little place doesn't offer inside dining and they only have two little picnic tables & the drinks are in vending machines but the food was just what we wanted.

Thank RJM304
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased a $26.00 small box of clams and every bite I took had sand! Please Bite rinse the clams first or have your supplier do it if you are not capable. One more suggestion, smile and be a little more friendly, for 26 bucks you can at least say "hi" and "thank you".

4 Thank 66kahuna
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great clam chowder... albeit made from a bag (I found out later), and the clam strips - yummy but really greasy. This is a "gotta visit" place thats cool and funky, but set your expectations..

Thank William G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Small side order of each one. That's all I ate and they were both very good. It's a tiny shack very close to the road with 2 outdoor picnic tables. There's also a tiny craft shack that I didn't go in.

Thank yawl52
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The long summer line is worth the wait, especially for the chowder! The takeout menu is expensive but worth it...

Thank Dianne S
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This tiny little clam shack have the very BEST clam chowder I have ever had in my life. Nothing more can be said. It is amazing, PERIOD....

Thank lcr8720
Prairie Village, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My friend suggested we order our food and sit on the back porch to enjoy the fishing boats. What fun watching the captains coming and going. We both ordered sandwiches and sides. I loved the cole slaw with my white fish. Yummy!

Thank KCSafta
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a must for us at least once a summer. Just about everything on the menu is deep fried...and deeply delicious. If it weren't for the hazardous effects on our waistlines, we could eat here far more often. Great little clam shack!

Thank ceonmv
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you want fresh fried clams and all the great foods that come from a shack on the creek in menemsha you got it..grab some grub and walk to the beach!!

Thank Islandfishmv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Basin Road, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha
  • Phone Number: 508 645 9239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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