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Mad Martha's

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1 Lake Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
508 693 2262
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Mad Martha's ice cream. Must try. Kid friendly. Very filling. Right on the main drag and very conveniently located.

Thank Patty N
Bethesda, MD
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225 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have different favorite ice cream parlors on the Vineyard. I go to Mad Martha's for their pistachio ice cream which I find is the best on the island. Pistachio is only flavor I have ever tried and I keep coming back time after time without being disappointed.

Thank Lubran
New York City, New York
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rich with a high fat content so don't go here if you are on a diet or trying to maintain your weight. The flavors are extensive but all the ones we tried did not taste like much of anything. Not worth the price that they charge - ridiculous.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Hingham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Mad Martha's for years and it is a must stop on our list. You can choose from lots of ice cream shops but this is the best!!

Thank labradors0610
Framingham, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love ice cream then you have to visit Mad Martha's during your stay! I got the mocha chip and my son got the m&m ice cream. It is so creamy and fresh! They are cash only, so come prepared.

Thank Michele J
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I googled the best ice cream on Martha's Vineyard and Mad Martha's came up as number 1. I tried the salted caramel and did not like it. I tested 2 other flavors and did not like them either. I have never walked away from an ice cream shop without ordering something before, but I did not like the taste of... More 

Thank Karen C
Ontario, Canada
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The first scoop is almost $5.00, but a second scoop is only $0.75 more. Get it in a container with two spoons, and you have a great deal. It is more then enough to satisfy two people, and you can choose one flavour each. With ice cream, I always need water, and their bottled water was only $1.35, no rip... More 

Thank ycnanb
Traverse City, Michigan
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435 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Tourist ice cream. I write this just as an FYI. Lots of mixed reviews but if it's hot and you have to have an ice cream then worth a stop. But it's average

Thank Joseph L
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Only one thing to do on a sunny May afternoon in Oak Bluffs, make a stop at Mad Martha's. Only problem is choosing which flavor ice cream to have. Deciding to sit on the outdoor bench, not a problem.

Thank Peg R
Rye, New Hampshire
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630 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The ice cream here is very good, especially the chocolate. It's local, and great for a cool respite from the beach or walking around. Good portions, okay prices. One of the best ice cream places on the island.

Thank NHjo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 508 693 2262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?