We rented a car on a day trip to Martha's Vineyard, and soon discovered just how small it was. After visiting the Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah, we did a quick search on a place to have dinner before leaving the island. Menemsha was on the way back to the ferry, and interestingly we learned it was the site where the quintessential horror movie, Jaws, was filmed. There were a few places to eat, but we were smitten by The Bite, after seeing the tiny shack and reading good reviews.
It's a pretty easy ordering process. Someone takes your order through the screen door, and choices of fried seafood come in small, medium, and large, containers. I think the medium is equal to a pint, and large is a quart. We were not very hungry, but still we tried more fish and chips, and a medium fried scallops. Prices were really good, considering the freshness and quality of the seafood. The scallops were juicy and tender, and hands down the best I'd ever had. It also seemed like a bottomless container, considering how much they packed in there.
The big surprise was the quahog chowder. It was made with bits of salted pork. What a difference it made! We should've upsized on this one, as my kids and I are big fans of chowder. We've had just one other memorable chowder, which was in St. John's, Canada. Chowder like this is the reason why I have this blog. To put all my fond food memories in one place, like a family album!