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The Black Dog Tavern

20 Beach Street Extension
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
P: (508) 693-9223

Tavern Hours (Fall/Winter 2019)

*Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast served everyday from 7am-4pm. Lunch starts at 11am Monday-Saturday, Sunday at noon. Dinner served 5pm-9pm Wednesday-Saturday. Late lunch served Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-5pm. 

Weekly Dinner Specials (Fall/Winter 2019)

Wednesday Burger Night: 1/2 price speciality burgers and selected bottles of wine

Thursday International Night & Islanders Night: Enjoy our Chef's new weekly international specialities, 15% off with valid Islander's ID. 

Friday Lobster Night: 1.25lb lobster served just the way you like it. Steamed with corn & potatoes ($25) or baked stuffed($35).

Saturday Prime Rib Night: Our Tavern size cut cooked to perfection with homemade au jus & sides ($25). Add a lobster tail ($35).

Winter Wine Nights are back! Featuring a different winery & speaker, along with a thoughtfully prepared three-course meal. Bring a group of friends, bring a date or just relax by the glow of our Tavern fireplace. An enjoyable evening of good food paired with good wine. Please call (508) 693-9223 for dates & times.

Ring in the New Year with us! Order from our expansive Dinner menu or choose from our Chef's New Year's Eve menu. Reservations recommended. Call (508) 693-9223 for more information. 

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Day: Closed

12/26-1/1: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner






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About The Black Dog Tavern

It all started with a stale donut. Full service, year-round waterfront dining in our legendary Tavern on Vineyard Haven Harbor. It was a desperately cold day in 1969. At that time, the Vineyard did not have a year-round restaurant, and 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 that would look just right 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. Local townsfolk helped build and shingle until his sketch took real, physical shape. Locals shared their recipes for pies, chowders, and soups. When the building was completed the Captain gave his restaurant a name 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 can also serve as a beautiful waterfront location for your next party, wedding, luncheon, or special event.  Please contact us at 508-693-9223 to find out more information on how we can help put together the perfect event for you.


When you move to a town that doesn’t have a good year round restaurant, you have to build one. So we did.

Captain Robert Douglas Sr.



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