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Joe, Emily (his girlfriend + Director of Consumer Experience at Island Creek Oysters) with their dog Maya Mae (who has a Wash Ashore Beer named after her)

About Us

After years in South Beach Miami FL, Chef Joe Monteiro decided to migrate back up north and cross the sea to Martha’s Vineyard.  Driven by challenge, he took the executive chef position at the Atlantic Fish and Chop House in Edgartown in 2011.  With his extensive kitchen background, plethora of food knowledge and managerial style, he propelled the restaurant to instant success.  

Joe ran the Atlantic kitchen for several years, but he was hungry for more.  In 2016, Joe partnered with John Clift and Chad and Michelle Verdi, and together they started Wash Ashore Beer Company.  Shortly after, he opened Pizza Di Napoli, a Neapolitan style pizza shop located at the LOFT in Oak Bluffs.   

In July of 2017, Joe gave the island what it really craved, a true Oyster Bar!  In an intimate space located just off Main Street in downtown Edgartown, Joe had a vision.  After lots of hard work and of course countless Wash Ashore beers, Joe created 19 Raw Oyster Bar.  When you step inside, you will be met with an authentic, fresh, and casual vibe.  From reclaimed wood, to industrial accents and Edison lightbulbs, it is warm and welcoming.  The front and side patios are perfect for enjoying the summer weather while having a wide selection of New England oysters and hand-crafted cocktails.  The menu doesn’t stop at oysters though, 19 Raw offers items to please any palate.  From fresh salads to a hearty filet, it will appease most anyone’s hunger needs.  Swing on by and say hi.  While you may be lucky enough to catch his gentle giant, Maya Mae (a 150 lb Neapolitan mastiff), you will likely find Joe cooking up a storm…and always smiling. 


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Our team at 19 Raw Oyster Bar is happy to work with you to customize the perfect menu for your event. Every Celebration is unique and we want to tailor the ideal spread for your occasion. We design our menus based on our local farms and seasonal ingredients; giving our guests the freshest cuisine possible.

We can host your special event at 19 Raw. Sit down dinners or a casual cocktail party. The option to buy-out the restaurant is also available, the rates can be negotiated depending on the date and time. 

Please contact our events coordinator Nicole via email nicole@19rawoysterbar.com





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19 RAW Oyster Bar

19 Church Street
Edgartown, MA, 02539
United States

t. 774-224-0550 
e. hello@19rawoysterbar.com

Monday- thursday 4pm-10pm
friday- saturday 12pm- 11pm
Sunday 12pm-10pm

We are a seasonal restaurant open from April-November. First come. First served. We do not take reservations.