The Black Dog Tavern
Our extensive menu features the best local seafood, chef-crafted entrees, homemade desserts, and of course, our famous breakfast offerings. Full beer and wine menu, plus housemade craft cocktails. Our Tavern and covered outdoor patio seating offers an unrivaled view of Vineyard Haven Harbor and a truly memorable island dining experience.
Check out upcoming events at our Black Dog dining and store locations.
- Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 11:00am
- Sundays 7:00am-12:00pm
- Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sundays 1pm-5:00pm
- Everyday 5pm-8pm (last seating)
20 BEACH STREET EXTENSION
VINEYARD HAVEN, MA 508.693.9223
The Tavern will be closing Friday Nov 24 at 3:00pm for a private event.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
It all started with a stale donut on a desperately cold day in 1969. At that time, the Vineyard did not have a year-round restaurant, so Captain Robert Douglas’ repast that night was a bitter cup of coffee and a dry, packaged, store-bought donut. The Captain, unsatisfied by his “meal,” picked up a pencil and began sketching on a paper napkin. He drew a small gambrel-roofed building, which grew in stature and structure over the course of several more napkins. The end result was a restaurant situated on the beach, at the head of Vineyard Haven Harbor, a place where locals and visitors could meet and eat. The Captain’s excitement for his creation was contagious. The townsfolk helped build and shingle. Locals shared their recipes for pies, chowders, and soups. When the building was completed, the Captain named his restaurant in honor of his faithful canine companion, Black Dog. Not much has changed from those early days. The view of Vineyard Haven Harbor is still as lovely as ever, and the Tavern chefs continue to share their culinary creations with our customers. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including daily specials, year-round, and always craft our food with the finest ingredients.
The Black Dog Tavern also serves as a beautiful waterfront location for your next party, wedding, luncheon, or special event. Please email our Tavern Manager Damian Padua at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information on how we can help put together the perfect event for you.