About Us

Every iconic brand has a story. This is ours...
In 1971, Robert Douglas opened The Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard, named after his canine companion “Black Dog.” The canine’s iconic silhouette soon began to appear on t-shirts, sweatshirts, & mugs..  What began as the perfect spot where locals and travelers alike could enjoy good food and a cozy seat by the fireplace has grown to include 4 Food Service locations and 28 retail locations stretching the US eastern coast from Portland, ME down to Sarasota, FL.