It’s that time of year when waterfront and other seasonal restaurants and bars start pulling down their tarps for summer on Long Island.

Here’s a list of our favorites spots and their opening dates, all provided directly from the owners or management. Tap the place names to visit their websites for addresses, hours and updates.

Note: These list is strictly for seasonal operations, not waterfront restaurants that are open year-round, even if those hours were limited.

JT’s on the Bay, Blue Point

Opens Friday, May 7

JT’s on the Bay owner Justin Tempelman

Bodhi’s Beach Shack, Blue Point

Already open on weekends weather permitting. Opens full time the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, May 28.

Credit: Bodhi’s Beach Shack on Instagram

Salt Shack Seaside Grill, Cedar Beach, Babylon

Opens Saturday, May 1

Credit: Salt Shack Seaside Grill on Facebook.

Dublin Deck, Patchogue

Opens Saturday, May 1 (tentative)

GreaterPatchogue file photo

Nicky’s on the Bay, Bay Shore

Opens Thursday, April 1

GreaterBayShore file photo

Nicky’s Clam Bar, Bay Shore

Opens Tuesday, March 2

Nicky's Clam Bar
GreaterBayShore file photo

The Boat Yard Waterfront Bar & Grill, Tobay Beach

Opens Saturday, May 1

The Boat Yard Tobay Beach on Facebook

Surf Shack Flip Flop Coastal Kitchen, Tobay Beach

Opens Saturday, May 1

Surf Shack at Tobay Beach on Facebook

Katch Drinks & Eats, Lindenhurst

Opens sometime in May

Katch at Venetian Shores on Facebook

Tiki Joe’s Beach Club, 6 locations

Opens: TBA

Credit: Tiki Joe’s on Facebook. Check the website for updates for each location.

Key West Restaurant at Islip Town Beach, Islip

Opens end of April

Key West Restaurant on Facebook