Cape Cod Day 4, Black Dog Tavern, Vineyard Haven.


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If you live in New England, I can guarantee you’ve seen numerous bumper stickers, t shirts and assorted swag with the ubiquitous black dog silhouette.



But on day 4 of our fabulous Cape Cod adventure, we had lunch at the real thing.




The original Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard.

For a sweetly illustrated history, click here.




It’s a rustic little place…




With some fabulous views.




Filled with maritime history as well as the flavor of the sea….

And on the day we had lunch there?

Even an adorable real life black dog on the beach.





(No worries… it was a cool day, he had water and his owners checked on him regularly.)





Don’t mind if I do….




Since we were at the Black Dog, I tried a Black Dog Orange Crush.




Which might have to become my new favorite way to wake up the day.




Happily sipping, we enjoyed watching the ferry.




The boats..




The harbor…




And local craft beer disappear.

But yes, the food. We came for food…




Quahog chowder. Thick, creamy and delicious with homemade croutons made for a nice start.

What’s a quahog you ask?

It’s a large hard shelled clam.




Isn’t that just typical human behavior?

Name your pet, then kill him to find out how old he is.

Sorry Ming, you deserved better. And I sincerely hope you weren’t in our soup.




I was in the mood for a good chargrilled burger and this one didn’t disappoint.




The husband? He inhaled two dozen mussels.

Replete, we said goodbye to the real black dog….




The views…




The pier….




And the original Black Dog Tavern.




Fervently wishing they would come to Maine and build one on our coast!


33 thoughts on “Cape Cod Day 4, Black Dog Tavern, Vineyard Haven.”

  1. Yes, yes water, nice, nice beach……sand everywhere. Beautiful black dog (the real one casually just sunning on the beach) but those mussels your hubs ordered, looked delectable! Not to mention clam chowder in a cup!

    I know I sound a bit more excited than I should, but I live in Texas, the part that’s landlocked and surrounded by dessert. And seafood is a weakness of mine (I say as I’m sitting at my desk trying to eat my chocolate Malt-O-Meal wanting mussels in white wine, butter and shallots……*sigh*

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  2. I had waited so long I would have eaten the burger as an appetizer and then the mussles as a main course though I didn’t see and bread for dipping in the sauce (no you don’t use thin slices of toast for dipping in sauce–you use chunks of bread!!) but otherwise are you sure the burger wasn’t a children’s portion???

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  3. All looked wonderful, but where is the snow? We’re in January and you’re way up…there. It’s going to be close to 70 degrees here today in the Dallas area and I go on your blog expecting to see even a little of the white stuff and there’s nada. I’m so discombobulated right now! Mona

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