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Black Dog Bakery Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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509 State Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5622
+1 508-696-8190
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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were on the Vineyard in the off-season when there's not a big selection of restaurants that remain open. When we driving from Menemsha to Vineyard Haven, we spotted The Black Dog Cafe and decided to give it a try. It was a good choice - a large seating area, varied menu selection, and reasonable prices. We ordered soup, sandwiches,... More 

Thank jwells3665
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great shop, great coffee, and the best apple fritters on-island in my opinion. I like the vibe. I always like to pick up a traveller mug while I'm here. The dog cookies are a hoot, too.

Thank Crispin_Haskins
Norwalk, Ohio
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266 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It has been years since I was on island. I was looking forward to stopping at the Black Dog. I had to have an apple fritter. During the course of my stay I ended up having two. The first was better than the second as there was a plethora of cinnamon and plentiful glaze on the fritter. My second stop... More 

Thank Suze44857
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just picked up food to head to Ferry, breakfast, coffee and muffins. Service was quick and just next to boarding of Ferry.

Thank kiybo
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We came at 2 on a Wednesday and they just had a bunch of donuts (with a fly on one of them, inside the bakery case) and a few cookies to sell. There were some croissants as well. I don't know if we were just really late? The place seemed sad to me. We left without buying anything.

Thank Texas005
Bristol, Connecticut
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390 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The black dog never fails. Always a great selection of baked goods and light fare and an assortment of coffee and beverages for the ferry ride home or to refresh after a day of shopping.

Thank jer b
Wilmington, Delaware
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Delicious soups. The Clam chowder is always a knock-out. We've been going for years. Always good for a quick lunch with good sandwiches and salads served cafeteria-counter style.

Thank Drew and B M
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We always take special bakery items to our hotel staff, everyone loves their cookies, cakes and pastries. I would not order a cake from anywhere else on island. Their hand made hamburgers and fries here are absolutely delicious and we also love the chicken salad, and fish and chips. The food is different at different locations, so this one is... More 

Thank Diane D
New York City, New York
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208 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very pricey for what you get. The baked goods are just OK. Sandwiches are OK. Definitely not the best on MV.

Thank VacaCouple2014
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195 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I frequently dream about the pastries from the Black Dog because they are out of this world!!!!! I prefer this location to the one down by the ferry docks as it tends to be a little less crowded. Can't recommend stopping here enough!!! It's usually our first stop off the ferry!!!

Thank Wic808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 State Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5622
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Vineyard Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 508-696-8190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?