As we make our way quickly towards the beginning of the “busy season”, many restaurants (particularly among the waterfront) are preparing to wake up from their long winter nap.

Here’s a look at when some of your favorite bars and restaurants are planning on opening (if they haven’t already);

  1. @ The Deck – Reopened for the season on March 24th.
  2. Barking Crab – Now The BoatYard and now open.
  3. Belle’s Cafe – Now open daily for breakfast and lunch for the season.
  4. Cafe Zelda – Reopened under new ownership on March 18th.
  5. Christie’s – Reports they will open this season full-time, date tbd.
  6. Dockside – Mid-May for season.
  7. Flo’s in Middletown – Now open Thursday through Sunday, open every day beginning on Memorial Day.
  8. Jade Cricket – Waiting on confirmation of reopening date.
  9. Landing Restaurant– Patio open when it’s consistently warm  or dry enough, full opening date to be announced.
  10. Lobster Bar – Now open on weekends.
  11. Marina Cafe & Pub – May 6
  12. Perry Mill Tavern  – Will reopen in late spring/early summer under new ownership and name.
  13. Port Restaurant – Reopening April 14th
  14. Rhumbline – To be determined.
  15. Smokehouse – May 1st
  16. Thames Street Kitchen – Now open as Winner Winner
  17. The Pier – Open For Season

You can also count on the Lawn at Castle Hill, all patio’s (Black Pearl, 22 Portside, Pineapples By The Bay) and roof decks’s (Hotel Viking & Vanderbilt Grace) opening once we get some consistent dry and warm weather.

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