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).


View of the ferry from the Landfall dock

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.

Quicks Hole Taqueria

Quicks Hole Taqueria


Soft as a Grape

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.


Quicks Hole Tavern

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.


Pie in the Sky Bakery

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!

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Quicks Hole Tavern Reopens March 18th!


NOTICE - 9/10/21


Sorry, the Taqueria is closed this weekend due to short staffing and we plan to re-open next week.

The Tavern remains open.


To our wonderful Quicks Hole community:

In light of recent events, we have made the difficult decision to close the Quicks Hole Tavern through early May.

Being in hospitality, it is in our DNA to serve you, and we deeply regret that current circumstances make that impossible.

We are watching the news as you are, and will announce our intentions here as soon as we know more regarding both Quicks Hole Tavern and Quicks Hole Taqueria opening for summer 2020.

Thanks for your patience, and stay safe everyone!

P.S. - If you would like to help us support our hardworking staff during this time, please click here to buy a gift card.


NOTICE - 9/10/21

Sorry, the Taqueria is closed this weekend due to short staffing and we plan to re-open next week.

The Tavern remains open.




Quicks Hole Taqueria open 10/1, 10/2, 10/3
for LUNCH ONLY 11:30 - 4.

Quicks Hole Tavern open at 4PM thru Sunday 10/3.

Congrats on your wedding, Chef Sarah!