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Best things to do in Tisbury

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.

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
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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“Great fish and chips, chowder & sushi. No indoor seating but outdoor picnic tables. Walk across the parking lot with your food and eat at the grass area with tables that overlooks the lagoon.”
18 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
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“Not really Scottish anymore, just a wonderful take-out eatery and bakery on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Not really walkable from the cottage (4 miles away), but is on the bus route. Gluten free and veggie options abound. Meals are made to order. Use the app on their website (scottishbakehousemv.com) to order ahead. They'll give you a pick-up time so you won't have to stand around and wait. They have picnic tables on the lawn if you only want to take out so far.”
22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Nice variety of fresh seafood with a bit of a Lebanese flavor. Very fresh and locally sourced. A sweet atmosphere and a good selection. Feels a bit like home. I have always enjoyed my meals there. Its also a great breakfast place and good for lunch as well. Macha tea lattes are delicious!”
17 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Fresh and creative offerings. Good portions, you won't go hungry. Sit in or out...watch the people go by. They also have salads and bowls to go. They serve great burgers on Friday nights.”
16 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“A good time for all at the bowling alley. The restaurant is serves great food near the alleys or in the dining room. Enjoy!!”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
11 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Craft Show every Tuesday; Galleries, craft and art classes, and events. Gallery is usually open daily 12-4 pm. Check it out! Website: featherstoneart.org”
11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great expresso, latte, cappuccino! Bagles, Wraps, Laid back atmosphere. Take out or sit in a booth. Art exhibits change regularly. Funky feel. ”
6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A ferry away but really good ambience + good food. Start with their hot & sour soup !!”
7 locals recommend
Garden
“Iconic gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs. Site of Illumination Night in mid August.”
9 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Tisbury is the only Island town with two common names – it’s also known almost interchangeably as Vineyard Haven. In popular usage, Tisbury seems to be the name used most for official labels, like the town government and the school, but it’s the Vineyard Haven Post Office and the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Years ago, Tisbury was known by yet another historic name, Holmes Hole, the “hole” referring to the town’s excellent natural harbor. Indeed, during the days of coastal shipping before the creation of the Cape Cod Canal, Holmes Hole was one of the busiest shipping ports on the whole East Coast. Today, Vineyard Haven is still the island’s main port of entry – Oak Bluffs has a ferry terminal, too, but it closes every fall and winter.”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lovely lighthouse at the top of the hill. Gorgeous views. Make it the destination point of a very nice bike ride.”
4 locals recommend