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29 Basin Rd, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1839
+1 508-645-9239
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This tiny little seafood shack has the best fried clams I have had on the Cape or Islands. Giant clams with big bellies, lightly battered and piping hot-- delicious! The Bite has fried seafood and chowder to go to take to the beach at Menemsha. The beach, fried fish, life is good and definitely worth the trip.

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1 Thank magoomason
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved everything we ordered. Worth the wait we endured. Fried this, fried that, fried mmm mmm mmm! Wish we ordered more to go!

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Second trip to mv, got in car and told hosts, i only have one agenda item, go get fried clams at the Bite. They come out piping hot. Huge. Fresh. Salty and sweet. Reminds me of fried clams with my grandfather when I was a little kid. Got some chowder for later, couldn't believe a little shack could make it... More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

If u are looking for a bite to eat well u have to stop at this little place that serves certainly one of the best clam's shower in New England as well as friend oysters, fried clam's and fried scallops... U got it right they like to fry to perfection there! Enjoy.

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Burke
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Sometimes it can be quite busy, but as stated above... it's usually quick, easy, and has good eats. If you're looking for something more sit down and paced, head to Home Port.

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Thank Bacon781
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

They have the best fresh fried scallop that I love the most. Good claim chowder. Nasty fish sandwish. The rest are not my favorites. They are pricey though I warn you but my bf and I always fish at the beach so we go here on the way.

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Thank Luzzie H
Stamford, Connecticut
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We make sure to go to the bite every year when we visit MV. The whole belly clams are great! I would also recommend the chowder and friend zucchini.

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Thank njoy
Bergen County, NJ
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We tried the fried clams, fried squid, Mac bites, chic fingers, fried coconut shrimp and the fish &chips plate. Everything was perfectly fried. The fried clams were outstanding. My husband liked his fish but wished the batter was less thick. The kids loved their bites and chicken. The coconut shrimp was just ok. Overall we can see why this place... More 

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New York City, New York
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223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Bite is friend seafood heaven! We come here every summer and our favorites are the fried clams and oysters which we buy in large quantities. This is literally a little shack, so beware that there are only a few tables outside and you might have to drive down to the parking lot to get parking and then walk back.... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is so goooood for fried sea food and zucchini fried but you have to be patient -- good food it takes time. Ok love!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Basin Rd, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1839
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha
  • Phone Number: +1 508-645-9239

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