Here’s when the seasonal hot spots open for summer 2024 on Long Island


It’s that time of year when Long Island’s waterfront and other seasonal restaurants and bars start pulling down their tarps for summer. Here’s a list of our favorite spots and the opening dates, all provided directly from the owners or management. Tap the place names to visit their websites or social media feeds for addresses, menus, operating hours and other updates.

Note: These list is strictly for seasonal operations, not waterfront restaurants that are open year-round.

Salt Shack Seaside Grill

Cedar Beach, Babylon

Opens Friday, May 3, right on the ocean beach. Click here for the full event calendar.

Credit: Salt Shack Seaside Grill on Facebook.

Flo’s Luncheonette

Blue Point

Opened April 5 at 302 Middle Road, just north of Corey Beach.

Credit: GLI file photo/Michael White

Flynn’s Fire Island

Ocean Bay Park

The family-owned seafood restaurant known for its fun summer party scene at 1 Cayuga Street in Ocean Bay Park is set to open May 17 weekend.

Revelers at Flynn’s in 2022. Credit: Union Square Advertising.

Sand Castle on the Ocean

Cherry Grove

One of two Fire Island spots on the Atlantic Ocean. Opening weekend is May 10 to May 12.

Credit: Sand Castle on the Ocean on Facebook.

Little Fish

Kenny’s Beach, Southold

Little Fish opened on Easter for its second season at Kenny’s Beach, though for spring hours.

Key Lime Pie from the Little Fish North Fork location. Credit: Instagram

Cooper Bluff

Oyster Bay

Ownership is currently eyeing the first warm weekend in May, but they already have a mariachi band booked for Cinco de Mayo, weather permitting. Keep an eye on their Instagram feed for updates.

Sunset at Cooper Bluff in Oyster Bay. Credit: Cooper Bluff on Facebook.

The Casino Cafe & Bar

Davis Park

One of Fire Island’s only two oceanfront restaurant kicks off its season on Friday, May 3. They will also be hosting a big Kentucky Derby party on May 4. Click here for more info.

Davis Beach revelers enjoying some fun at The Casino Cafe & Bar. Credit: Instagram

Dublin Deck

Patchogue River

Things get rolling with HempFest on Saturday, April 27. Doors open at 3 p.m. Then, starting May 2, Dublin Deck is open Thursdays through Sundays. Open seven days a week starting May 11.

Credit: GLI file photo/Andrew Theodorakis

Baja Boathouse

Patchogue River

Now entering its second summer season on the river at the former Off Key Tikki location. Ownership tells us the opening day will happen May 17.

Photo Credit: Baja Boathouse on Facebook
Credit: Baja Boathouse on Facebook.

Nicky’s on the Bay

Bay Shore

Opens Monday, April 15, under the same longtime owners. Click here to read more.

Credit: GLI file photo/Michael White

Nicky’s Clam Bar

Bay Shore

Now open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Fire Island Ferries terminal.

Credit: Nicky’s Clam Bar on Facebook



The Kismet restaurant, which serves craft cocktails and an elevated menu with a raw bar, begins its fourth season May 4.

Photos courtesy of Dive’s Facebook.

Bounce Beach MTK


The beachside party spot and restaurant opens Memorial Day Weekend. Tap here to learn more.


John Scott’s Surf Shack

Westhampton Beach

This chill restaurant that is a stone’s throw away from Cupsogue Beach opens May 3.


The Boat Yard Waterfront Bar & Grill

Tobay Beach

Opens Friday, May 17. Click here for the full events calendar.

Credit: The Boat Yard Tobay Beach on Facebook

Clam Bar at Napeague


This Hamptons seafood spot opens for its 43rd season Friday, April 19. Tap here to learn more.

Credit: Courtesy photo

Surf Shack Flip Flop Coastal Kitchen

Tobay Beach

Opens Friday, May 17, for lunch and dinner. Click here to check out the menu.

Credit: The Surf Shack at Tobay Beach on Facebook.

Dirty Taco

Manhasset Bay Marina, Port Washington

Reopens for its second year on the water April 26. Click here to learn more.

Credit: Union Square Advertising

Dockers Waterside

East Quogue

The doors open for summer of 2024 at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Credit: Dockers Waterside on Facebook.

Southold Social


Southold Social reopened in late March for the season. Click here for our initial coverage.

Credit: GLI File Photo/Nick Grasso

South Swell

West Babylon

Opens back up May 3 at Bergen Point, just east of the country club. Transient docking available.

Credit: South Swell on Instagram.

The Barnyard at Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays

Ownership at the former Boardy Barn property just announced a Memorial Day weekend.

Credit: GLI File Photo/Kevin Redding

Kingstons Clam Bar

West Sayville

This staple bayside seafood restaurant known for its lobster rolls opens April 26 for its 46th season.

This happens to be the crab roll that Kingstons serves. (GLI Photo/Nick Esposito)

Tiki Joe’s Beach Club

Six Locations

Update: Tiki Joe’s Captree opens on April 18. Stay tuned for the openings of the other locations.

The Tiki Joe’s spot on Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai. Credit: Tiki Joe’s on Facebook.

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