The Aquinnah Shop


The Island’s Best Kept Secret

27 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah MA 02535

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508-645-3867  //  aquinnahshop@gmail.com

Thank you for a great summer!

*updated 09/13/2019*


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We are proud to be a family owned and operated business in Aquinnah, also known as Gay Head, on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Aquinnah Shop has been around for four generations. Our restaurant was founded in the mid 1940’s by Napoleon B. Madison, a member of the Wampanoag tribe and an esteemed medicine man & whaler. Napoleon passed the business on to his son Luther T. Madison and his wife Anne Vanderhoop. Today, Cully Vanderhoop (Owner) and son Jacob (Head Chef) continue the family tradition.

In the beginning, our shop sold sandwiches and required daily trips to the grocery store in Tisbury because Gay Head did not have electricity until 1951. We have come a long way and have since expanded our shop to have a full indoor and outdoor dining area. We now serve lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekend. Located at the top of the Gay Head cliffs, this is an incredibly unique location with a spectacular view. We hope you will join us to celebrate both the beauty of Aquinnah and the history of this special place.


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(Physical gift cards are available at our restaurant. Please contact us for any questions.)