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The Bite

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29 Basin Rd, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535-1839
+1 508-645-9239
11:00 - 20:00
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Denville, New Jersey
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397 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped at “The Bite” while in Menemsha and had a bite to eat. It was fast food served from an open door of a small cabin on the main drag. After placing your order and waiting to be called for pick up you start searching for a table. There is no atmosphere, you’re eating on the side of the... More 

Thank nancy s
East Lansing
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We bought full quarts of their famous chowder twice and it was the best I've ever had. Be aware that their opening hours can be irregular and they don't take credit cards - cash only

Thank Carol D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Bite has always historically been one of the highlights of our Vineyard visit as we rarely indulge in fried foods. But our visit this year was very disappointing. The fried oysters were not made to order and were tasteless. The Quahog chowder lacked the plump clams and potatoes that make this a must when on the island. We discarded... More 

Thank CondeNastTravelers
Hanson, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

i had been looking forward to visiting the bite since reading a piece about go to clam shacks. The chowder was outstanding! flavorful, big pieces of clams and just the right amount of potato. The clams were pretty disappointing. They were over fried and lacked consistent size. Some bellies were large and some almost nonexistent. I never care how much... More 

Thank Kevin m
Boston, MA
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180 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Most of the food is fried here. I had fried coconut shrimp and enjoyed it! The fried fish sandwich was delicious as well. There are tables to eat outdoors, and parking if you're lucky.

Thank maggied00dle
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Bite isn't cheap and you have to be up for abandoning your regular healthy lifestyle for fried food. But c'mon - you're on vacation. And you'll be thinking of these fried clams all winter, promise. Tips: only canned beverages are available from a vending machine, but there's a deli across the way with a much larger selection. And bring... More 

Thank LLfromNYC
Tbilisi, Georgia
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My Daughter LOVED this place. Best chicken fingers she has ever had! My fried oyster platter with fries was pretty good but pricey and was disappointed that their drinks consist of 2 soda machines.

Thank MarkHinCabinJohn
Largo, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Bite is a walk up take-out restaurant whose specialties are fried clams, oysters and cod fish. All the seafood is fresh and cooked to tasty and tender perfection. A seafood lover for many years, I have never had more tender and flavorful fried clams anywhere, ever. French fries, potato salad, cole slaw and bottled soft drinks are also available.... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This may seem obvious, but if you are not looking for fried food or a cup of chowder, don't go to the Bite. It is fine but so expensive! The Bite is always crowded with limited seating (2 picnic tables). We always go there but when I stop to think about it I don't know why.

Thank Kat M
Montclair, New Jersey
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went for our annual visit to the spot. This year, I am beginning to wonder if it's worth the expense . For a non-seated location it seems to be a lot of money.

Thank Realtorandtraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 12
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?