The Novelty, located behind the Monhegan House, has contributed to island life in a variety of ways since its incarnation in 1908 (or thereabout). If the walls could talk, they would most certainly tell some very interesting stories about the dance hall romances and late night artist circles they have witnessed. The building has even served a short stint as a health club in the 80's!

In sharp contrast to its past, the Novelty now serves as Monhegan Island's premier destination for a casual lunch or dinner. The Novelty serves a variety of  sandwiches and wraps, fresh and delicious salads, and Monhegan's ONLY pizza!

The Novelty also carries a wide and carefully selected stock of wine.

For the beer aficionado, The Novelty offers a wide variety of brews with an emphasis on local small craft breweries such as Maine Beer Company, Bunker Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company, Mason's Brewing Company, Bantam Cider and more. 


The Novelty offers something for everyone, including those with dietary concerns. Gluten-free pizza crust and dairy free cheese are available, as are a variety of cold case items which are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan.


For the perfect end to your hike (or for no reason at all!), we offer a variety of hand-dipped ice cream flavors.  If ice cream is not your thing, or, conversely, cake and ice cream IS your thing, why not try a whoopie pie from Wicked Whoopies? Available in a variety of flavors.

Payment by cash is preferred (ATM located inside the store). Credit cards and personal checks are also accepted.

Please be sure to stop by for a visit!

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