Summary of some non-fancy eateries recently encountered on the Vineyard:
Jimmy Seas. Good spot for big-portioned Italian, garlic-laden fare. Very informal, very al dente, good seafood ingredients. Somewhat uneven, but worth a visit or two.
Skinny's Fat sandwiches. We became recidivists here. Enjoyed Oak Bluffs more than Edgartown. Former was great, latter, quite good. Outstanding takeout for the beach and very fair prices. Real turkey in the Gobbler and Turkey Club!
Joey's Pizza, Oak Bluffs. Wow, what a great surprise! Order a whole pie and you're in New Haven, Boston, or NYC with more seagulls. Addictive.
Bangkok/Thai Cuisine. Great meal. Excellent Pad Thai and Tom Ka Gai soup, solid entrees, fresh ingredients.
Zephrus (Mansion House). A bit discombobulated, but the meals worked out well. Great scallops and fish-and-chips, nice salads and kids' meals. Nothing too fancy, but relaxing break from food-on-the-go.
Quarterdeck, Edgartown. Very good clam plate, a bit less thrilled with the fish sandwich. Typical clam shack chaos in ordering and retrieving food and beverages.
Black Dog Tavern, Vineyard Haven. Very good ingredients, yet the sum of the parts seemed to exceed the whole on some of the plates, while others were spot on.
Net Result, Vineyard Haven. Fresh seafood, with the lobster plate exceeding the clam plate (which was a bit overcooked). We were underwhelmed given the favorable press and expectations, but may have caught them on a bad day. Might go for the sushi next time
Giordano's, Oak Bluffs. Got pizza slices, only. Good, but prefer Joey's. Popular spot for families.
Carousel, Oak Bluffs. Big hit, good portions.
Ben & Bill's, Oak Bluffs. Also very good.