Chilmark Tavern

4.6
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126 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Rural American B.Y.O.B. bistro located up-island in beautiful Chilmark

Not all tables/times are are available online, if you do not see what you are looking for or have more than four(4) in your party, please call 508-645-9400

Chilmark Tavern uses locally grown + responsibly raised ingredients throughout the menu from farmers + artisan producers who share our sustainable philosophy. We proudly support morning glory farm, north tabor farm, the grey barn, the good farm, cleveland farm, beetlebung farm, ghost island farm, slipaway farm, whippoorwill farm, menemsha fish house, m.v.m., anson mills, more...

Dinner from 6:00 every night except Tuesday and Wednesdays

Peak Summer closed Wednesday only

For parties of 5 or more, please call 508-645-9400 to book directly with us
Not all available tables are shown, if you are not finding what you want, please call and we will do our best to accommodate your request

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What 126 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants on the island. BYOB and have them mix a delicious cocktail.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always .
Everything is always perfect!

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere with BYOB service. The squid ink pasta and the catch of the day were superb. A real farm to table experience with several local farms and proprietors contributing the menu.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious, inventive, and beautiful. The service was friendly and welcoming.

S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at the Chilmark Tavern! Thanks to great staff and food,

x
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for having vegan options available. The “Vegan” was delicious.

MF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great as always. Fish items cooked perfectly. The tavern is very loud so be ready for that.

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious! The only two negatives are: 1. the $14 uncorking fee combined with the $6 fee for an ice bucket is unreasonable, and 2. the noise level in the smaller dining room without the noise cancelling wall features made conversation among four of us difficult.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I hadn’t been to Chilmark Tavern for several years. My previous meals there were good, but this time the meal was fabulous. Two of us had the scallops, and a third the vegan entree. Superb! The service was excellent, and we enjoyed our desserts. Would definitely recommend — and will be a repeat visitor.

JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and great service.

B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We come to Chilmark at least once each summer and have done that for years. We love it for its consistent quality and atmosphere. Seasonal ingredients, creative menu, pretty much everything we try is excellent.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect relaxed atmosphere for celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. The food and service were outstanding.

SC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was the best I have had on island all season . Summer salad, mussels were just delicious.

The noise level is a distraction and the corkage fee really is excessive given that buying wine isn't an option.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was great. I loved every bite of it.

GH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Decent food. The experience is overshadowed by the overwhelming noise and poor acoustics. It gets noisier than the rowdiest bars, ear-splitting at times. Ask for a seat outside on the porch if you want to avoid this experience.

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not a fan - way too loud and it was not even crowded. menu was dull and overpriced. Had way better meals in MV

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Markedly improved over last year

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cute place and the food was good. Very loud during the peak times.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Top notch every time I’ve been there.
Jenna runs an amazing place and between the food and the service you’re sure to
Have a great experience.
Highly recommend it!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu limited and quite costly but ingredients are fresh and preparation quite inventive . Sauces
Well prepared . Lovely evening

t
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

l
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great artist gallery adjacent gallery. Food was flavorful and fresh. Very loud so hard to hear friends.

JD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy friendly and delicious!

O
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service. A favorite for us each year when we vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous. Service was excellent. Love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is absolutely outstanding. One of the best meals we’ve had on island in the ten plus years we’ve summered here.

TM
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Great service by our server and the staff.

TO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all levels

GD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, Service & Ambience are great but the noise level is high and makes it difficult to have a conversation. - This was our second dinner here, our first was in May 2019 and didn't notice the noise level as it was still early in the season. Will still head back next year.

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We dine here multiple times every year and the food is solid-at times the best on the Island. The service is usually quite good, but the last two times we unfortunately had the brunette woman sever. Her dismissive engagement with the table, her cold demeanor, and lack of attentiveness really dulled our experience. She’s been on the floor multiple years and I hope to never have her again.

BG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was creative and delicious as always and was served piping hot! The dining room was on the noisy side making it sometimes difficult to converse at our table. We look forward to our next meal at Chilmark Tavern.

GF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service
A little noisy
Love that it’s BYOB

J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Salads were great starters . Although son was turned off with heaviness of anchovies in the Caesar salad . The squid appetizer was delicious .

Fish and chips were awesome but not so happy with pork chop entree . Felt like it had bathed in a sous vide too long then only lightly grilled . Nothing crisp or flavorful for a pork chop. Very disappointed.

The cauliflower side was plentiful and tasty!

Loved the mocktail raspberry lime rickies

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very noisy

CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service! Make it a point to eat here every time we are on the Vineyard. You will not be disappointed!

Y
Philadelphia
181 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Always plan a trip to this BYO when on the Island. Food is consistent. Service seems to be suffering with the labor shortage. Courses came out too fast or too slow. Very LOUD.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great wait staff and food

SW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

I loved everything about Chilmark Tavern except the noise level. :^( As the night wore on it just got louder and louder, and the experience sadly diminished. My fiancé and I will go back, but we will either make sure we can sit outside, or we'll get there when they first open and then get out before it gets too loud.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful meal - always a great experience. I had to four star the “value” aspect of this review ($36.00 for a pasta dish with a few shellfish and scallops is crazy) but it’s Chilmark, so beggars can’t be choosers, eh? And the dish was delicious and plenty of it, so halfa halfa there. Same four stars for ambiance as the tables are jammed in and it’s LOUD, but with the quaintness of a crazy lunchtime/dinner time local bistro in Paris or Berlin. It’s a fun vibe and my wife and our posse don’t mind it one bit. We have a summerplace right down the road and we’re becoming “regulars.” Jenna is a very capable hosts and Mark is our favorite waiter.

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad meal here. Get the fish. Or the steak. Or the pork chop. Or the mussels. Or the fish )

Remember to bring your bottled beverage(s) of choice, and save room for the sundae.

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