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. 22 Portside – Reopened for the season on April 10th.
  2. @ The Deck – Has reopened for the season.
  3. Antonio’s – Expected to open at former location of Mama Leone’s (which moved to Bellevue Avenue) in May.
  4. Barking Crab / Boat Yard –  To be announced.
  5. Belle’s Cafe – Now open daily for breakfast and lunch for the season.
  6. Broadway 66 – Permanently closed, reopening under new ownership soon.
  7. Dockside – Mid-May for the season.
  8. Flo’s in Middletown – Now open Thursday through Sunday, open every day beginning on Memorial Day.
  9. Hope: To be announced
  10. Jade Cricket – Waiting on confirmation of reopening date.
  11. Landing Restaurant– Reopening on Friday, April 14th.
  12. Lobster Bar – Reopening in mid-April.
  13. Marina Cafe & Pub – Reopening Tuesday, May 9th.
  14. Mudville Pub – Permanently closed, reopening as Cavu Cafe soon.
  15. Perry Mill Tavern  – Will reopen as ‘Surf Club” in late spring/early summer.
  16. Port Restaurant – Reopening April 20th
  17. Rhumbline – Closed.
  18. Smokehouse – Will reopen on April 30.
  19. Stone Acre Pantry – Date to be announced for new restaurant in Washington Square.
  20. Sweet Berry Farm – Will reopen for season on April 21.
  21. Thames Street Kitchen – Now open as Winner Winner
  22. The Pier – Open For Season
  23. Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie: Permanently closed.

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

Popular Stories Right Now

Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to