We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Black Dog Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Soups
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Vineyard Haven Harbor, 21 Beach Street Ext, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5626
+1 508-693-9223
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

561 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 555: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know I know, this place is an institution. It's iconic. That logo is world famous. And if I were reviewing hype and branding, I'd give it 5 stars no questions asked. But the truth is, the place is living off of a lot of hype. The food is just not very good. It's average at best. Cool spot, cool... More 

Thank DFish9
Edgartown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is subpar to the pricing. I wouldn't recommend this place other then a t shirt maybe a cookie and or a coffee

Thank HeatherGMV G
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't planning on going here but end up here. I had the White Russian and couldn't even finish. It was so filling and my money's worth. Nice view too

Thank ttikgirl8
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Shrimp Queso which was good as was the service and atmosphere. Some on street parking available if you drive or a short walk from the sights.

Thank ray h
New Haven
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Last stop, the iconic Black Dog! Table along the water in the back, great service, excellent house made pastrami, fried fish perfectly light coating and brunch all day with poached eggs over fish cakes!! Couldn't be a better ending and should be on everyone's list!

Thank SavoyNewHaven
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Staying Vineyard Haven the choice of restaurants is limited. Thankfully the Black Dog Tavern is there. We went on Lobster night and had a excellent baked stuffed lobbie with all the appropriate sides. Comfortable room and friendly service.

Thank honeybear19
New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We visited the Vineyard during the off season so many places were closed. Thankfully the Black Dog Tavern and Bakery were open as we ate three meals there and enjoyed all of them. Having a black dog ourselves, we've always wanted to come visit and were pleased to see it has a local feel notwithstanding its "fame". People there were... More 

Thank Brewster236
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The staff was sweeping while we were trying to eat our food with a whisk broom it was disgusting and the waitress could not be bothered to come over and check on our meal

Thank russc77
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The blueberry pancakes were very good by the rasher of bacon was a bit dry and uninspireing. It's a great local tavern and perfect if you are going/coming to the Vineyard Haven Ferry to Woods Hole.

Thank Jon S
Abington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Creaky floors ,nautical decor ,water view....Love this place! Lobster is great and chowder to die for ! Eat here at least once whenever I am on the island.Love to watch the ferry coming in and out as we dine.

Thank cmc1214

Travellers who viewed Black Dog Tavern also viewed

Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

Been to Black Dog Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vineyard Haven Harbor, 21 Beach Street Ext, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5626
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 508-693-9223

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Black Dog Tavern and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Fairfield, Connecticut
8 months ago
7 months ago
Epping, New Hampshire
10 months ago
Epping, New Hampshire
10 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Black Dog Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?