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Best things to do in Dukes County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Airport
“Charming island with several unique towns, such as Aquinah, formerly Gayhead, at one tip of the island, with its colorful clay cliffs from which the Native Americans still make pottery. At the other end is Edgartown, with its antique Captains' houses and upscale shops.”
40 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Be sure to check out the Flying Horses Carousel which is the oldest operating platform carousel in America!”
37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Catch the big waves on the south shore! Big parking lot, a lot of people, fun vibe!”
26 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“One of the most amazing sunsets on the island. Pack a picnic basket and a beach blanket. Get there early relax and and enjoy. ”
27 locals recommend
Bar
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“We love coming here for their tomato soup - it doesn't say on the menu but it comes with a nice grilled cheese. Best value in Edg! Also they serve bacon on the bar as bar snacks! ”
24 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
25 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
24 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Beloved local market where you can get lots of locally produced foods. Personal favorites - Little Rock Farm pies. They have everything! $$$$”
22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful food. This restaurant is in West Tisbury ...so a little harder to get to unless you have a car. Consistent quality of food. Island sourced beef for burgers. Thursdays are burger night. They have a bit of everything and it's always delicious. reservations recommended.”
23 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful views, a few Native American owned shops and a few places to eat.”
19 locals recommend
Bar
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“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
17 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Small & hard to park but very close. Try the Edgartown for more selection and parking.”
15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nothing says Martha’s Vineyard in the fall quite like a stop at Morning Glory Farm, the source of some of the island’s best and freshest ingredients. The farm, started in 1975, grows vegetables and small fruits on about 65 acres, and its annual Pumpkin Festival (set for October 14 in 2017) is a favorite Martha’s Vineyard fall event. Visit the large on-site farm stand for its locally famous zucchini bread and homemade pies through the end of December, and again starting in May, when the farm reopens for the season. Tip: Be sure to leave time to explore the grounds around the farm store, lined with pumpkins and seasonal arrangements. It’s a living postcard of New England.”
23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great Views of the Harbor. You can eat upstairs on the patio or downstairs on the picnic tables.”
16 locals recommend