Category Archives: Restaurants

Beach Plum

UPDATE! The wonderful chef Josh Aronie has taken over as head chef at The Beach Plum Restaurant. He makes wonderful food and we encourage you to check out his work! Chris Fischer has moved onto a new cookbook, The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook: A Year of Cooking on Martha’s Vineyard and working with Timberland on a...

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Craigie On Main ~ Cambridge

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Boston Massachusetts Craigie on Main ©

On a recent pilgrimage to the mainland, team Hungry Native’s first stop was at the Cambridge fixture Cragie on Main, for Sunday brunch. Chef Tony Maws and his team have been racking up an impressive amount of hype and awards over the past few years, including a reputation for serving one of the best burgers to...

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Lucky Hank’s Restaurant & Cafe

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Lucky Hank's Restaurant & Cafe ©

Having just opened their doors late this October, Lucky Hank’s is the most recent addition to Edgartown’s restaurant scene.  Located in a freshly renovated former home at 218 Upper Main Street, they are now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.  The dining space is bright and inviting, featuring light colored wood and a...

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Alchemy ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Alchemy Edgartown ©HungryNative.com2012

Located at 71 Main Street, in the center of downtown Edgartown, Alchemy features two separate dining rooms (upstairs and downstairs), outdoor seating, and the more casual “back bar” located upstairs.  Popular with famous visitors and locals alike, Alchemy is open for dinner, serving French influenced New American cuisine. The Pan Roasted Veal Sweetbreads are served...

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Red Cat Kitchen at Ken ‘n’ Beck ~ Oak Bluffs

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Ken n' Beck Red Cat Kitchen Oak Bluffs © Rez Williams Painting

This season, Oak Bluffs restaurant Ken n’ Beck has brought in well-known Island chef, Ben Deforest.  Ben has revived the popular “Red Cat” name, retitling the restaurant “The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken n’ Beck.”  Located at the bottom of Kennebec Ave in Oak Bluffs, the small building has a cozy, quirky feel, featuring paintings...

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Black Sheep ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Trio Black Sheep Edgartown

Black Sheep is a market specializing in high end cheeses and charcuterie.  Located at 18 North Summer Street, it is just a few steps away from Edgartown’s Main Street. Along with all the gourmet fromage and sausages, they also carries a wide range of specialty products, including house-made spreads, various types of breads and crackers...

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Back Door Donuts ~ Oak Bluffs

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Back Door Donuts

The Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, located next to the Oak Bluffs post office, is a great place to grab your morning coffee, a few baked goods, or even a custom wedding cake.  That said, it’s what goes on after closing that this bakery is best known for. Like most bakeries, MV Gourmet’s bakers...

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Atria ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Atria Island Dining Brick Cellar Burger Brews Bar

Located at 137 Main Street, Atria is housed in a large classic New England building thats sits just outside of downtown Edgartown “proper.”  Atria features both a fine dining restaurant, as well as a more casual Brick Cellar bar located downstairs. Besides the large central dining room, the restaurant boasts several rooms available for private...

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Giordano’s Take-Out

Giordano's Take-Out Pizza Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard Hungry Native

One our favorite signs of spring is when Giordano’s Take Out opens for the season.  Started in 1930, the original location was in the Pawnee House, where Park Corner Bistro is now located, across from the Oak Bluffs Post Office.  The restaurant moved to its current location at 18 Lake Avenue, across from the iconic...

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Coppa ~ An Enoteca

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Boston Coppa

Translated from Italian, the word “enoteca” means “wine repository”, a term originally used to describe local and regional wine shops in Italy. These enoteca function as “Wine Libraries” of sorts, allowing customers to try multiple wines without having to buy full bottles. Some enoteca also serve snack plates and local food to pair with the...

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Harvest ~ Cambridge

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Harvest Restaurant Boston Cambridge Harvard Square

This Easter Sunday, we visited Harvest restaurant, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.  Executive Chef Mary Dumont, along with being the first New Hampshire born chef to be honored by Food & Wine, has competed in Iron Chef America and was a contestant on the third season of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef.  With a...

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Guavate, Puerto Rico

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Puerto Rico Guavate Pork Highway

Situated high in the Cayey mountain range of Puerto Rico, Guavate is a small town abutting the Bosque Estatal De Carite Mountain preserves.  It is also the location of the famous “La Ruta del Lechon” or “Pork highway”, a stretch of Route 184 absolutely littered with Lechoneras, restaurants specializing in whole roasted suckling pig or,...

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Café Du Monde

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog New Orleans Cafe Du Monde French Quarter Coffee Chicory Beignets

Situated in the French Market District, Café Du Monde was established in 1862 and has become one of, if not the, most iconic eateries in New Orleans. While a well-known tourist destination, it retains its local customers and color. Café Du Monde is world-famous for beignets (a type of French doughnut) and their café au...

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Myers + Chang

Myers + Chang South Boston Washington Street Hungry Native Food Blog

Located at 1145 Washington Street in Boston’s South End, Myers + Chang offers fare inspired by Taiwanese soul food and Southeast Asian street food.  The restaurant’s interior is decorated in a hip diner style, with silver-topped tables and a long long chrome-trimmed counter, complete with pink plastic chairs.  On the weekends, M+C serve a Dim...

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Cook & Brown Public House

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Cook & Brown Public House Providence Rhode Island RI

Located on Hope Street in Providence, R.I., Cook & Brown is a small neighborhood gastro pub sporting a modern, yet inviting feel.  With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the menu is updated daily, reflecting their commitment to fresh, seasonal foods.  The same level of attention carries through to the bar, where they specialize in...

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Misono Wok, Allston

Misono Wok Allston Boston Korean

One of the many fast-food options at Super 88′s food court (aka Super 88 Food Connection) located in Allston, MA, Misono Wok serves Korean food with a bit of Japanese and Chinese influence.  The menu at Misono is surprisingly large, and everything appears to be made to order in their tiny kitchen.  While our knowledge...

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Henry’s ~ Edgartown

Henry's Harborview Hotel Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

Henry’s is a small bar located in the Harbor View Hotel, behind their Water Street Restaurant.  The menu at Henry’s is mostly appetizers and small-plates along with a few sandwiches. Like many bars these days, Henry’s makes a version of Belgian Fries.  They are available flavored with either truffle and Parmesan or sea salt and...

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DuckFat Restaurant ~ Portland, ME

Hungry Native DuckFat Restaurant Portland Maine Middle Street

DuckFat in Portland, ME is most famous for their hand-cut Belgian fries, which are, of course, fried in duck fat.  Besides fries, they also serve soups, salads, a couple charcuterie options and paninis.  KD and special correspondent JHS paid them a visit this summer and had lunch outside. The Portland area is full of microbreweries...

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The Wharf Pub ~ Edgartown

The Wharf Restaurant Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts

Owned and operated by the Coogan family since 2004, the Wharf restaurant and Pub is located at the bottom of Main Street in downtown Edgartown.  Behind separate entrances, you’ll find two distinct sides to this establishment.  Behind the door marked “the Pub”, you’ll find a long, narrow, wood-paneled bar, frequented by locals and seasonal visitors...

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Calypso Caribbean Style Grill, Rincon

Perched above Maria’s Beach in Rincon, the deck at the Calypso Café is the perfect spot to watch surfers ply the breaking waves that Puerto Rico is known for.  Popular with surfers, spectators and ex-pat Americans alike, Calypso is also a great spot to grab a drink and watch the sunset.  If you visit during...

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Dock Street Coffee Shop ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Dock Street Coffee Shop Diner Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Sign

Sandwiched between a bike rental shop and the Black Dog Home Goods store in downtown Edgartown, the Dock Street Coffee Shop has long been an Island institution.  This tiny diner only seats eighteen people at the counter, so there can be a line.  That said, things move pretty fast at Dock Street and once one...

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Spike’s Junkyard Dogs ~ Providence, RI

Spike's Junkyard Dog Branch Street Providence Rhode Island

Spike’s Junkyard Dogs got its start in 1991, when David Drake opened the original Thayer Street location in Providence, R.I.  There are now nine franchises across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Their slogan is “World’s best Hot Dog, maybe better!” Team Hungry Native paid a visit to the Branch Avenue location in Providence, to put...

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Détente ~ Edgartown

Detente Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Food Blog

Nestled in the back of Nevin Square in downtown Edgartown, Détente isn’t a place that you are likely to stumble upon, but it is more than worth the effort of tracking it down.  The restaurant has both upstairs and downstairs dining rooms, an outside patio and an eight-seat soapstone bar.  The menu features an abundance...

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Atchafalaya, New Orleans

On a recent trip to New Orleans, KD, along with special guest Hungry Natives KC and VP paid a visit to Atchafalaya.  Named after the Atchafalaya basin, and located just a couple of blocks away from Magazine Street in the Upper Garden District, they specialize in contemporary Creole style cooking, and new, inventive versions of...

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State Road Restaurant ~ West Tisbury

State Road Restaurant West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts charcuterie

Simply named for its address, State Road is one only of a handful of restaurants operating in the surprisingly undeveloped (for The Vineyard, at least) town of West Tisbury.  They are open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and serve dinner seven nights a week.  Approaching the restaurant from the parking lot, the first...

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El Karacol, La Parguera, PR

The town of La Parguera is situated in the southeastern end of Puerto Rico’s main island and is most famous for it’s bioluminescent bay, one of three such bays in P.R.  On the weekends, people flock to La Parguera to snorkel, scuba dive, or just enjoy a day on the water exploring the mangrove-lined channels...

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Winsor Dim Sum Cafe, Boston’s Chinatown

Winsor Dim Sum Café is a small restaurant situated on Tyler Street, in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown.  Unlike most of the Dim Sum places in Boston, at Winsor there are no carts of food being wheeled to your table.  Instead, you will find a paper menu with check boxes next to each item, similar...

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Union Oyster House, Boston

Union Oyster House Boston Massachusetts

First opened in 1826 as the Atwood & Bacon Oyster House, the Union Oyster House claims to be “America’s oldest restaurant”. It is probably more accurately described as “America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant”, but that doesn’t look as good printed on a napkin. Being a long-established Boston landmark and tourist destination, EA had avoided the...

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Biscuits, Oak Bluffs

Biscuits Southern Food Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard

Biscuits is a seasonal restaurant situated across from the Oak Bluffs harbor on Lake Avenue.  While open for lunch, their real specialty is southern diner style breakfast.  Seating in the small restaurant is limited, and they are often busy on the weekends, so get there early or expect to wait in line for breakfast.  The...

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Budatai, Condado, PR

Budatai is a Latin/Asian fusion restaurant located on trendy Ashford Avenue in the Condado area of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  First opened in 2007, Budatai is run by partners Francisco De Juan, and Chef Roberto Trevino.  Chef Trevino has been a contestant on both Iron Chef America, and The Next Iron Chef.  Roberto Trevino built...

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Cafe Mimo Restaurant, New Bedford

Located on Acushnet Ave, in New Bedford, MA, Café Mimo specializes in Azorean style Portuguese cooking. Like most businesses in the neighborhood, Café Mimo’s exterior is rather un-assuming, with only a simple, vintage style sign announcing its presence.  Inside, there are two rooms, one sporting a bar and café seating, and one with a more...

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The Little House Café, Vineyard Haven

Located at 339 State Road, the newly opened Little House Café is a small eatery operating out of the building that formerly housed Tisbury Antiques.  They are open Monday through Sunday, serving breakfast and lunch. For such a “little house” it is a beautiful open space with about ten tables, hard wood floors and lots...

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Grill Zilla, Damariscotta, ME

KD found this food truck while driving home from a workshop in Maine. The whole street smelled like BBQ and, being a sucker for food served out of a truck, especially an old Frito-Lay truck, she had to stop. Of course, she ordered the sampler, which consists of a half portion of ribs, a chicken...

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The English Rose, Rincon

English Rose Rincon Puerto Rico Breakfast

The English Rose is a bed and breakfast in the Ensenada section of Rincon, Puerto Rico.  Rincon is located in the northwestern part of the Island, and is considered one of the premier surfing destinations in the world. Their website says that they are “nestled in the hills of Ensenada with breathtaking views of the...

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Fall River Meat Pies

Hartley's Fall River Meat Pies Pork Pies

In the late 1800’s, Fall River Massachusetts was the busiest textile-manufacturing city in the United States. The high demand for skilled mill workers brought many immigrants from Ireland and England to Fall River, the “we’ll try” city (yes, that’s actually their motto). They brought with them their love of meat pies, which were cheap, filling,...

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The Newes Pub, Edgartown

The Newes from America Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

We’re happy to see that The Newes from America has brought back it’s “Wee Bites” menu.  It’s always nice to be able to order 4 or 5 items without looking like total gluttons (which we are). The McDermont Slider is just what it sounds like, a mini McDonald’s cheeseburger clone.  Well, not exactly like McDonald’s,...

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163 Vietnamese Sandwich, Boston’s Chinatown

163 Vietnamese Sandwich Bahn Mi Banh Mi

Banh Mi sandwiches seem to be “America’s Next Top Sandwich”. From grilling cookbooks to Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race”, they’re everywhere these days. We decided to see what all the fuss was about at 163 Vietnamese Sandwich on Harrison Ave, in Boston’s Chinatown. 163 is very small, with only a few tables, but...

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Toro, Boston

Toro Boston

One of the many restaurants in the Ken Oringer empire, Toro is a tapas joint headed up by chef Jaime Bissonnette, located on Washington Street in Boston’s South End.  On a Friday afternoon, the Hungry Native Team (EA & KD) stopped in for lunch. Toro opens for lunch at noon, so when we arrived at...

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