Good Taste: Where to eat on the cheap in the off-season

Good Taste: Where to eat on the cheap in the off-season

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From left: Eliot Coutts, Jeremy Scheffer, and Owen Maloney, at Offshore's Wings and Oyster special. — Photo by Kaylea Moore

Here is just a selection of Martha’s Vineyard eateries with new specials and promotions.

This past Friday was the inaugural wings and oysters winter special at Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs. Patrons packed the pub from 3:30 to 5:30 pm enjoying 25-cent buffalo and teriyaki wings and $1 oysters. This year, a disclaimer came with the menu, informing customers that the wings and oyster special is dine-in only, that wings can be ordered in a minimum of five, increments of five, and a maximum of 20 per person at one time (you can order more after your initial serving), leftovers will not be packaged, and if you are on the waitlist for seating that extends past the promotion end time of 5:30, they may have to stop taking names prior to 5:30. In addition, during the promotion, a limited menu is available, including a hummus platter, Bavarian Pretzel spears, chicken or veggie quesadillas, and brick-oven pizzas.

Offshore is still offering their ever popular two-for-one entrée special on Monday nights. Also new to the brew pub is cribbage night, every Thursday at 8 pm, starting this week. Bring your own board or use one of theirs. All levels are welcome, and check out the pub’s Facebook page for more information.

Tisberry in Vineyard Haven has expanded its offerings to include soup, salads, and smoothies in addition to frozen yogurt. Hearty winter soups, such as New England clam chowder, winter vegetable with dumplings, beef stew, and pasta fagioli, change daily. All soups are served with a big hunk of crusty baguette. Similar to the toppings for frozen yogurt, the salad bar has their own add-ins. Customize your chopped salad, made with organic greens, or choose from one of the five classic salads, such as the Modern Asian made with edamame, crispy Chinese noodles, slivered almonds, Mandarin oranges, carrots, organic spinach, and romaine topped with a miso ginger dressing. Enjoy a soup and salad combo for $9.99. Also try their pour-over coffee, a Japanese method that makes individually brewed cups. Tisberry is open 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, with the hopes of soon being open seven days a week. Check out the Facebook page for daily offerings.

Get double bang for your buck on Wednesday and Sunday at Atria in Edgartown. Visit Atria mid-week for the two-for-one taco night on Wednesday, and Sunday for the two-for-one burger night. Choose from 13 burgers with bases made from grilled portabella, falafel, chicken, lamb, turkey, shrimp, salmon, and beef with specialty toppings galore. The Brick Cellar taco menu includes roasted pork and poblano tacos, crispy cornmeal crusted fish tacos, crispy Baja shrimp tacos, and lobster tacos. Atria is opened Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit atriamv.com.

Water Street at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown’s weekly deals are two-for-one small and large plates on Wednesdays; Throw Back Thursday, which features vintage food with a modern twist, $30 for three-course prix-fixe; and on Fridays, $10 per half dozen of Honeysuckle Farm Oysters. For more information, call 508-627-3761.

Along with the two-for-one entrees Thursdays through Saturdays at The Grill on Main in Edgartown, the restaurant also offers a $36 three-course pre-fixe dinner Mondays through Wednesdays. Offerings include seafood marinara with shrimp, scallops, and littlenecks served over linguini; chicken saltimbocca; grilled duck; loin lamb chops; and beef and pork tenderloin. Be on the lookout for a new bar menu featuring grilled pizzas, burgers, and lighter fare that will start in the next week. For more information, visit thegrillonmain.com.

Stop by The Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven for lobster and prime rib night. $20 gets you the lobster dish on Friday and a Captain’s cut of prime rib on Saturday.

Visit the Ocean View in Oak Bluffs for roast prime rib on Saturdays and lobster on Wednesdays, both for $19.99.

The Wharf in Edgartown has different special dishes for almost every night of the week. Check out shepherd’s pie Sundays, fried chicken Mondays, twin lobster Tuesdays, and prime rib Fridays. Visit The Wharf from 3 to 6 pm for half off chicken wings, also available during NFL games. Don’t forget trivia on Wednesday nights.

State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury is also on the burger bandwagon, hosting their own burger night Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Enjoy meatloaf Mondays, burrito Tuesdays, fisherman stew Fridays and prime rib Saturdays at The Newes from America Pub in Edgartown. On Friday, enjoy live music and Motown classics on Sunday.

Wear your craziest hat to Park Corner Bistro in Oak Bluffs on Saturdays and get 50 percent off an appetizer with the purchase of an alcoholic beverage. Make your way to wok Wednesdays, prime rib Thursdays, fish fry Fridays, and “get your pig on” Sundays, with pork as the main attraction.

Be sure to check out Facebook and use your Sharky’s card for daily promotions and discounts at Sharky’s in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown as well as the M.V. Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs.

More details coming soon on the possibility of a food truck in Chilmark run by chef Josh Aronie.