Whether you’re going to Martha’s Vineyard for a quick jaunt, or are staying for your annual week-long rental, you’re going to be passing through Woods Hole. While you wait for the ferry, there’s plenty to do around Woods Hole. As a gift to the Vineyard Traveler, we have compiled a list of places to visit while waiting for the ferry:
For a quick bite to eat, or an ice cream cone before the ferry leaves, visit Jimmy’s of Woods Hole on Luscombe Avenue. Try their famous Jimmy Burger, or their seaside twist on a classic sandwich: the Cape Cod reuben (fried local cod, coleslaw, swiss, and 1,000 island dressing on rye toast).
Across the street from Jimmy’s, you’ll find the beautiful waterfront Landfall Restaurant. Enjoy their water views over lunch in their dining room, or watch the ferry from their dock. Was that your ferry that just left? Just catch the next one– for now you can enjoy one of their fresh squeezed juice cocktails on the dock with your feet in the water.
Also located on Luscombe Avenue is the Baja-inspired, Cape-infused Quicks Hole Taqueria. With seasonal salads, fresh seafood and great takeout if you are in a rush, the Taqueria is the perfect way to kick off your Vineyard vacation. Try their famous lobster tacos, and snap a photo with their lobster mascot out front.
If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee for those early-morning ferry rides, stop by Coffee Obsession, located on the corner of Water Street and Luscombe Avenue. With their great selection of coffee and tea, daily soup specials, baked goods, gelato, and work from local artists, “Coffee O” is a must any time of year.
Looking for a Cape Cod momento? Head over to Soft as a Grape (Across from Coffee Obsession) and pick up any one of their men’s, women’s, and children’s sweatshirts and tees. As an added bonus, your new Woods Hole hoodie will keep you warm on the windy outer deck of the ferry.
If you have some time to kill before your evening ferry ride, grab a drink at the Quicks Hole Tavern, which sits directly across the street from the Steamship Authority terminal. Quicks Hole Tavern offers an extensive list of beers on tap, red and white wines, and locally-inspired cocktails. The kitchen is open until the last ferry leaves, so be sure to try the best selling “Pig Candy” while you wait.
If that waiting-for-the-ferry drink turns into catching up with an old friend or a good conversation with a stranger, and you happen to miss the last boat: worry not. Just up the hill is Pie in the Sky Bakery, open until 11:00pm every night of the week. There you’ll find house-made bread and baked goods, sandwiches and wraps, and coffee roasted in-house. Pie in the Sky is not only a great place for a snack, but also a popular hangout and local treasure.
Follow the links to see a complete view of what these businesses have to offer. Enjoy your trip!