Falling in Love with Martha's Vineyard and the Wharf Pub

Long after the crowds have left there is still beauty and lots of savory stops to find on Cape Cod, and this adventure took me to Martha's Vineyard with my friend Sue, who grew up on the island. We rented a Jeep and decided to spend the day exploring all that this beautiful island has to offer and it takes more than just one day to fully enjoy it all, but we did our best. From one end of the island to the other, each town offered a special atmosphere and food offerings. Aquinnah with its fading clay cliffs but rich in history and forklore from the Wampanoag Tribe to the Gay Head Lighthouse was our first stop  on our journey. Menemsha is a small fishing village in the town of Chilmark offers the sights and sounds of true island life. Edgartown once known as a whaling port and home of many a sailing captain, now sets the tone as the ultimate tourist destination with many specilaty gift shops and art galleries. It is here that we stumbled upon one of the best dining experiences at The Wharf Pub on 3 Main Street in Egartown. Their menu is expansive and sure to please all. I orderd the Stuffed Quahog which was simple in it's description but bursting with rich and savory flavors of clams, peppers and onions. It has now become one of my top five stuffed quahogs on Cape Cod. Their clam chowder is rich in flavor and creaminess. My friend Sue has become my swordfish expert, tried the Grilled Swordfish Sandwich which was freshly grilled and topped with an amazing aioli dressing. I decided to try the Roasted Chicken Panni which was chicken with genoa salami, roasted tomatoes, swiss cheese and sage mayonaise. It was truely the work of  an artist as the flavors all blended together to create a truely delicious bite. It was the best of my island experience and it fueled us to move on to other destinations. I will be returning to the island again as Martha's Vineyard has lots to offer. Special Thanks to Mocha Mott's who makes a great brew!!! Thanks to The Wharf Pub, your chef is a master and your staff awesome !!!

 

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