Seaside Eateries

Home Port Restaurant – Menemsha

Our second night of The Vigilant Island Tour found us on Menemsha at the far southeast end of Martha’s Vineyard.

This is the only serious restaurant in Menemsha. It has been around quite a while and the reviews on Yelp are either 4-5 stars or 1. Most of the 1-star reviews are about the long wait for a table, the prices, or the food from the take out window.

Most of the great reviews are from people who made reservations and sat inside. Our experience was a solid 4-stars.

It’s a short walk over or around the hill from the Marina.

A local suggested a shortcut cut over the hill through a neighborhood path. It was cool, but I’m not sure it was any shorter.

The environment is very Cape Cod with knotty pine interior siding and fishing decor…

Like all of Chilmark, The Home Port is dry, which means BYOB. I love this because it keeps the check low and allows one to enjoy the wine you want to drink.

The Food

The menu at Home Port is full of the classic Cape Cod fare you’d expect to find in the only good restaurant in an iconic seaport.

(My apologies for the low resolution image, but that seems to be all that’s out on the Internet. The next time I’m there I’ll take a better photo.)

Gail went “all-in” with the Surf and Turf featuring a half lobster…

Mrs. Horne was the responsible diner ordering the Roasted Chicken…

Rudy ordered the traditional vacation entree – a Fried Clams Basket…

I created my own dish with The Fried Squid and Shoestrings…

We had a great server too. He was from Cape Town South Africa. His name was Xolini, but he went by Spencer on the Island…

Great food, service, seaside ambiance, and sunset views -what more could you ask?

How about online reservations?

Beginning this season, you can now book dinner reservations for Home Port using resy at their website.

By the way, I’ve already booked a 2019 Island Tour on Dockwa. This time our guests will be our long time California friends Kay and Steve. We’ll be returning to Menemsha and the Homeport on July 19, Cuttyhunk (and Trivia Night) July 20, and back to Oak Bluffs, the Cardboard Box, the Ritz and maybe the Holy Rock and Roll Revival on July 21st!

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