Chilmark Tavern

4.6
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132 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

B.Y.O.B.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(508) 645-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Burkill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
just past Beetlebung Corner
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Parking details
Parking is available in our lot as well as Chilmark General Store lot after 5:30.
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Public transit
#5
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 132 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great -- a little pricey. Loved the atmosphere. It got a little loud at the end of our visit, but really enjoyed our night out there.

Jill Johnstone

T
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we arrived to the end of the meal everything was perfect. Mark was our waiter and he was fantastic. We were created with a menu of drink mixes and as luck would have it we have a bottle of Patron and one of the mixes Was a jalapeño lime and an exotic fruit. Wow! It was fantastic. Highly recommend the experience.

B
New England
69 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chilmark Tavern is a great restaurant but it is so loud!

RC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was fine. Restaurant is byob. I brought a 2000 leoville poyferre and asked waiter to decant it. Obviously he just poured it into decanter as sediment degraded taste of wine and showed up in our final glasses

h
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

everyone told us to go cause it was the best restaurant on the island i was disappointed very expensive no bread with butter the apps were good salad and mussels my husband had scollops they were good i had halibut first bite 2 bones 3rd bite another bone. waiter did come over told him didn't bother him we had sundae that's good

CA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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
2 reviews
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
13 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
4 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!

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