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Chesca's Restaurant

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38 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8145
+1 508-627-1234
17:30 - 22:00
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Get there early, or put your name in and enjoy cocktails on the porch; this place is, and always has been popular. There's good reason; both the food and the service is exceptional. From their wine list, soups and salads, appetizers to seafood and Italian-American fare, you can't go wrong.

Thank SYTrustMe
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been going to Chesca's since they opened quite a few years ago and it is always our go-to restaurant when we are in Edgartown. Even though they don't take reservations, it is worth the wait. Get their when they open and put your name in. You can relax with a drink on their front porch or in their... More 

1 Thank BML111
Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had an excellent meal. We split several appetizers and entrees among us and they were all really good. I especially loved the lobster ravioli. Service was also excellent.

1 Thank rrtraveler88
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a group for dinner at Chesca's recently. The service was great, the food was great and the cost was fair. Overall it was a nverybnice experience

1 Thank 243Diamond
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A nice restaurant with very good food. Everything is well done. The menu can be a bit complicated but once you decide it is quite good. Can be a long wait, but nice to sit outside on the rocking chairs and have a drink while you wait.

Thank kellie617
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Italian restaurant with tasty cocktails. Food was excellent and service very good. Located in our hotel but not owned by the hotel. Good local seafood served Italian style. The mussels were tasty as was the spaghetti with white clam sauce.

Thank Harcapster
Cheshire, Connecticut
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went to this restaurant on a busy Saturday night. We waited and waited once seated. Finally the wait staff took our drink order and then we waited for that to be served and once served we waited to take our dinner order. Once that was taken we waited for it to be served. It was really uncomfortable the amount... More 

Thank Sistwin
mrroonie, Owner at Chesca's Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh boy. We are truly sorry that this happened to you. Good service is something that is equally important as good food. I certainly do not want to appear to be making excuses. The seasonality of the Vineyard and our reliance on college and J1Visa students makes for a skeletal staff after Labor Day. All businesses experience the void in... More 

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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

From the minute you walk in til you leave, it's first class. Wait staff is perfect. Food prepared with respect to the sea. Mussels beyond belief. No matter the dish, it's the best. Quaint, professional, inspired. Go here.

Thank manup47
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's in lovely Edgartown and walking distance from Harborview. The food here is just fantastic and the menu has something for everyone. I love the Salmon with ginger glaze, fresh veggies and chive mashed. My husband loved the simple pasta and Marinara. They have all fresh eats here and we splurged on the 'Sno ball' dessert, which was worth every... More 

Thank Diane D
mrroonie, Owner at Chesca's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We very much appreciate your thoughts and are pleased that you were happy with us! Very sincerely Jo and David, on behalf of all of our staff. More 

New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ok I must say my drinks where great, but it all went down from there. I have been to Chesca's many times during my visit to Martha's Vineyard and it always was a disappointment . I like the location and ambience but the food is awful. It is so over priced too and very loud. I would go back for... More 

Thank giograce82
mrroonie, Owner at Chesca's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow. We are stunned to hear this and it appears that we let you down in a significant way. I would appreciate knowing more about your "yucky" experience. What food you ordered, what you found so terrible about it, if you passed your complaints on to your server, who would have then alerted our manager and the kitchen....those kinds of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8145
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?