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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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1. The Sweet Life Cafe

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63 Circuit Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
(508) 696-0200
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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. "

2. Nancy's Restaurant & Snack Bar

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29 Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02539
(508) 693-0006
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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.

3. The Beach Plum Restaurant

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12 Menemsha Inn Road
Chilmark, MA 02535
(508) 645-9454
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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.

4. State Road

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688 State Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 693-8582
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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.

5. The Boathouse Restaurant

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2 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 627-6084
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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.

6. Katama General Store

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170 Katama Road
Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-5071
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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..."

7. Chilmark General Store

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7 State Road
Chilmark, MA 02535
(508) 645-3739
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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.

1. The Sweet Life Cafe

63 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
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. "
63 Circuit Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

2. Nancy's Restaurant & Snack Bar

29 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02539
The President ordered lunch to go from Nancy's take-out window - fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries.
29 Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02539

3. The Beach Plum Restaurant

12 Menemsha Inn Road, Chilmark, MA 02535
"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.
12 Menemsha Inn Road
Chilmark, MA 02535

4. State Road

688 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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.
688 State Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

5. The Boathouse Restaurant

2 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
"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.
2 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

6. Katama General Store

170 Katama Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
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..."
170 Katama Road
Edgartown, MA 02539

7. Chilmark General Store

7 State Road, Chilmark, MA 02535
Yet another press corp eatery, the Chilmark General Store served up "a stack of pizzas" to those reporting on the President.
7 State Road
Chilmark, MA 02535