The Square Rigger

235 State Road
MA, 02539

This Martha’s Vineyard restaurant was originally a house built in about 1800 by Capt. Thomas Marshall Pease, who was a whaling captain and sailed square-rigged ships. The Square-Rigger now sails on, conveying traditional Edgartown hospitality and fine foods, piloted by Doreen and Tony Rezendes.

The Square Rigger is known for its consistent and hearty dinners, and has become a favorite spot for many locals. The main room features an open hearth where you can watch your dinner being cooked, or sit in the smaller, more secluded back room. Either way, you are surrounded by dark wood beams and nautical memorabilia that makes for a cozy atmosphere. The old house communicates a feeling of the Island in days long gone by, which adds extra charm to the dining experience.

We like: Clams casino, one of the many lobster entrees, prime rib if it’s on the menu that day, and the ice cream pie.