Nothing like a boat ride to feel instantly transported, even if it’s only a minute long. Board the launch at the foot of Ferry Street (down Main Street, take a left at the Griswold Inn and it’s straight ahead), and land on the 12 acre island that houses the Essex Island Marina and Marley’s Cafe. Chef Jeff keeps it simple: breakfast burritos, eggs benedict and pancakes in the a.m. and a straightforward lunch menu of burgers, club sandwiches, quesadillas and salads; all of it set to a reggae beat. Open for dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a changing grill menu every weekend. BYOB, kid and dog friendly. Closed Tuesdays. Click here for hours and info.
Tags: BYOB, Essex, Waterfront, Burgers, Sandwiches, Cafe