New in Edgartown: The Port Hunter

New restaurant opens in Edgartown and is soon to be THE it spot in town!

After years of the classic “wood shop” on 55 Main Street in Edgartown, a new restaurant has popped up and is here to stay. The Port Hunter, prodigious son (or daughter?) to Patrick and Ted Courtney, is now open for business with a soft opening this week that includes libations from their bar, as well as some of the best oysters on island.  

We stopped by the opening to chat with the Courtney brothers on this novel venture into the hospitality industry, and they were more than excited; the project has been long awaited and to see it come together is a dream come true for them. The Port Hunter is a space for anyone looking to enjoy the best of what the Vineyard has to offer: great service, fantastic food, and a space to relax.

The open space is a breath of fresh air in comparison to other tight fitting bars on MV. Decoration has been kept simple, with their tables crafted from dock boards originating from the island and finished by a furniture designer in Maine; the red brick walls are graced with recycled nautical flags; a shuffle board to the side creates a fun environment for those looking for some friendly competition; and their open kitchen lets you take an inside view into what goes into making your fresh meals.

Be sure to stop by this week for a tasting of their oysters, including:

  • Sweet Necks from Katama Bay, MA
  • Island Creek Oysters from Duxbury, MA
  • Wellfleet Oysters from Wellfleet, MA
  • Northern Cross Oysters from Cheriton, VA
  • Rocky Nook Oysters from Kingston, MA


Soon, they’ll be serving up dinner for those on island next week and their chef, Kevin Spada, tells me he has a few ideas and tricks up his sleeve to lure in the Vineyarders. In the mean time, stop by and enjoy a dozen or more of your favorite bivalves!

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dogged July 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
dogged July 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Ted and Patrick are going for that clean shaven look I see.
Audra Myerberg July 18, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I was in last weekend and they didnt have any Chardonnay by the glass. Odd. Looking forward to Eleven North opening in the old David Ryan building.
Patrick D Workinger July 26, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Wishing you guys a wonder success in your venture. I'm going to have to head you're way and check it out. Patrick D Workinger
dogged July 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I went in the other night. Monday night, music night. To loud, too bright and to be brutally honest in hopes of correcting a few things I saw, the father hanging outside leaning on a car all night was a turn off. Nobody likes being watched which was what the dad was doing. I don't think Eleven North is opening anytime soon and I wish the Port Hunter success but work out some of the issues first and then I'll be back. Music on Monday night didn't draw me in, turned me off. It's a quiet part of Main Street, perfect for dinner and music wasn't a draw.


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