The Net Result – Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Lobster dinner for $30? Yes, please.

Review By: Stefanie Parks –

On our bike ride from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs, we passed by The Net Result and immediately knew that we HAD to go there. It’s a fish market and take-out restaurant with an awesome and insanely cheap seafood menu. We were planning to go there for lunch the following day before leaving Martha’s Vineyard, but after our $70 lunch at Nancy’s, a cheap (but awesome) seafood place is exactly what we needed in our lives.

Lucky for us, summer hours were still going on at The Net Result, which meant that the take-out window would be open until 8 instead of 7. We arrived (on our bikes, of course) at 7:45 and were ready to go. Dave went inside to order and I held down the fort at our picnic table.

To start, we got an order or shrimp cocktail and an order of peel-and-eat shrimp (PAES). I’m not exactly sure what the difference was between the two, other than the fact that there were 5 shrimp in the order of shrimp cocktail and 12 or more in the order of PAES. Oh, and of course, the shrimp cocktail were already peeled, while the PAES, obviously were not.

Typically, peeling a shrimp is kind of annoying and messy, but at The Net Result, they really try to make things easy for you. They slice the top of the shrimp, so the skin (is it called skin? idk) slides right off. No joke, I think the fact that they were so easy to peel made the shrimp taste even better. Both the PAES and the shrimp cocktail were really good, but as I’m sure you can tell, the PAES were the winners in my book (there were just so many more!).

Next, we got a bowl of clam chowder. Once again, I thought that this could have been the best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten. Plus it was chilly outside, so I was very happy to be eating something warm. Plus, they gave us so many bags of oyster crackers… You can never have too many bags of oyster crackers!

And then came our entree. We got a lobster platter complete with steamed clams, steamed mussels, a 1 1/4 lb. steamed lobster, and of course some melted butter on the side for dipping. Besides the fact that we only had plastic utensils to eat with (it’s hard to cut into a lobster with a plastic knife), the lobster platter was unbelievable. And, there was SO much food.

Our whole meal came out to around $30. Granted, we brought wine with us (Vineyard Haven is a dry town), so we didn’t have to order any drinks, but regardless, what a deall! I have no idea why our B&B owner isn’t recommending this place to everyone that comes to town. I know I’m going to recommend it to anyone and everyone that will listen!