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Where to Eat Like President Obama on Martha's Vineyard

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Now that The First Family has wrapped up their eight-day Martha's Vineyard vacation, we thought we'd put together a handy guide to island eateries worthy of a president. From Oak Bluffs to Menemsha, here's a map of where President Obama (and the press corps, of course) ate on the Vineyard.


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The Sweet Life Cafe

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The Obama's dined at The Sweet Life Cafe with a group of friends. "The president chose grilled swordfish from the menu, according to a restaurant staffer. "

Nancy's Restaurant & Snack Bar

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The President ordered lunch to go from Nancy's take-out window - fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries.

The Beach Plum Restaurant

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"The Obamas both had salads; for dinner Mrs. Obama had mussels and Mr. Obama had lobster. They shared blueberry cake for dessert." According to Chef Chris Fletcher, The restaurant at The Beach Plum Inn sold "astronomical amounts of mussels" after Mrs. Obama ordered the dish. Naturally, she got people to eat "even the North Tabor greens" as well.

State Road

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No word on what the Obama's ordered at this farm-to-table Vineyard favorite. The contemporary American tavern is known for fresh ingredients and inventive cuisine.

The Boathouse Restaurant

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"In a slight departure from routine, the Obama family spent Saturday night in Edgartown having dinner at The Boathouse, a private club on the Edgartown Harbor." We have no idea what they ordered, but the Lobster Spaghetti sounds divine.

Katama General Store

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As far as we know, the President himself didn't eat here, but those who follow his every move did: "For the third year, Katama General Store provided food for the visiting press corps — lobster rolls, quiches and Asian noodle salads..."

Chilmark General Store

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Yet another press corp eatery, the Chilmark General Store served up "a stack of pizzas" to those reporting on the President.

The Sweet Life Cafe

The Obama's dined at The Sweet Life Cafe with a group of friends. "The president chose grilled swordfish from the menu, according to a restaurant staffer. "

Nancy's Restaurant & Snack Bar

The President ordered lunch to go from Nancy's take-out window - fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries.

The Beach Plum Restaurant

"The Obamas both had salads; for dinner Mrs. Obama had mussels and Mr. Obama had lobster. They shared blueberry cake for dessert." According to Chef Chris Fletcher, The restaurant at The Beach Plum Inn sold "astronomical amounts of mussels" after Mrs. Obama ordered the dish. Naturally, she got people to eat "even the North Tabor greens" as well.

State Road

No word on what the Obama's ordered at this farm-to-table Vineyard favorite. The contemporary American tavern is known for fresh ingredients and inventive cuisine.

The Boathouse Restaurant

"In a slight departure from routine, the Obama family spent Saturday night in Edgartown having dinner at The Boathouse, a private club on the Edgartown Harbor." We have no idea what they ordered, but the Lobster Spaghetti sounds divine.

Katama General Store

As far as we know, the President himself didn't eat here, but those who follow his every move did: "For the third year, Katama General Store provided food for the visiting press corps — lobster rolls, quiches and Asian noodle salads..."

Chilmark General Store

Yet another press corp eatery, the Chilmark General Store served up "a stack of pizzas" to those reporting on the President.