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The takeout window at the Home Port

If it’s true that any activity is more fun on the beach and that all food tastes better fried, then the Home Port scores big. The restaurant’s hidden gem is a tiny takeout window that serves its famous fried shrimp, along with corn on the cob, baked potatoes, and pints of slaw. Bring a bottle of wine, order out, and watch the sun set over the ocean as you picnic on the adjacent beach.

512 North Rd., Menemsha, 508-645-2679,