We Always Return to The Captain's Table.
My husband and I have made a tradition of staying at the Surfside Motel to celebrate our birthdays and we were happy to discover this restaurant on our first visit to the Vineyard. In the morning, the diner (which was shipped over from the mainland decades ago) has a homey greasy-spoon feel - sit at the counter and have your eggs and coffee while chatting with the cook. In the evenings, WOW! The whole place is transformed into a lovely candlelit cafe with an incredible menu. I look forward to getting my homemade parpadalle with lobster in a saffron cream sauce every year. The waitress even went out of her way to have the chef special-order some of the ingredients when they ran out, knowing my husband and I were aching to have the dish. We're already dreaming of our visit next year. . .
The Wine Bar.
at night the captain's table becomes the best place to eat on the vineyard! chef ray schilcher is incredible!!! his shrimp scampi was one of my favorites. the thai red curried mussels. the vietnamese scallops. and the special of flat noodles, which they make earlier in the day - with a lobster cream sauce. all makes me want to go back soon. especially considering ray is moving on and will only be a guest chef until january. i hope i'll be able to find his next restaurant or see his show on food tv!