It’s the most wonderful time of the year

A guide to seasonal restaurants reopening this spring.

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Coop de Ville on the Oak Bluffs harbor reopens Friday, April 17. — Martha's Vineyard Times file pho

Now is the time to start making the rounds of your favorite seasonal restaurants and watering holes, and indulging in those treats you’ve longed for all winter. Before long you’ll be battling tourists to get to the front of the line, or to wait an extra hour to be seated, so carpe diem!

With your help we’ve compiled a thorough list of the Island’s seasonal staples and the dates when their kitchens will be back in business, pumping out those savory bites and filling the sidewalks with those heavenly smells we’ve longed for since fall.

We’ve also added our favorite must-have items from each, so if you’ve been meaning to try some of these mainstay locales, now you have an even better excuse. We recommend you cut out this article, tape it to the refrigerator, and let the feeding frenzy begin!

20 by Nine in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, April 24.

Don’t miss: Their impressive selection of hand-crafted beer and whiskey, and their ham and cheese croquettes.

Among the Flowers in Edgartown. Reopening Saturday, April 18.

Don’t miss: The cinnamon roll and a fruit bowl while dining outside on the patio, perfect for some Edgartown people-watching.

Art Cliff Diner in Vineyard Haven. Reopening at the end of April.

Don’t miss: Their daily specials are always interesting and creative, like the crushed Frosted Flakes French toast.

Bad Martha’s in Edgartown. Reopening for the weekends of May 8–9 and 15–16, with grand opening Friday, May 22.

Don’t miss: The joint old English ale they worked on this winter with Offshore Ale, called Old Colony.

Back Door Doughnuts in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, April 17, at 7 pm.

Don’t miss: The apple fritters, obviously. Yes, the line is always worth it.

The Beach Plum Inn in Menemsha. Reopening Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t miss: Pizza from their wood oven.

Beetlebung in Menemsha and Oak Bluffs. Reopening Monday, May 18.

Don’t miss: The Bungaccino frozen delight, blended with espresso, chocolate syrup, milk, and half-and-half, and topped with fresh whipped cream.

Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Saturday, April 18.

Don’t miss: Chocolate peanut butter cookie dough ice cream.

The Bite in Menemsha. Reopening the weekend of May 15.

Don’t miss: The clam chowder.

Blissed Out in Vineyard Haven. Reopening Saturday, May 2.

Don’t miss: Their organic green juices.

The Blue Canoe Waterfront Grill in Vineyard Haven. Reopening Wednesday May 20.

Don’t miss: Watching the sunset over coconut shrimp and a champagne mojito.

Chesca’s in Edgartown. Reopening Thursday, April 16.

Don’t miss: The grilled salmon with sweet Thai chili glaze.

Chilmark Chocolates in Chilmark. Reopening Thursday, April 30.

Don’t miss: Almond Chocolate Toffee and Tashmoo truffle. Enjoy it now while there’s still parking.

Chilmark General Store in Chilmark. Reopening Friday, May 8.

Don’t miss: Their Island Grown Pizza, which features fresh produce of the day, like roasted squash and broccoli rabe, from local farms.

Chilmark Tavern in Chilmark. Reopening mid-May.

Don’t miss: Good Farm Fried Chicken brined in sweet tea made with Chilmark Coffee Co. Tea.

Coop de Ville and Shuck Shack in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, April 16.

Don’t miss: The hand-shucked oysters, complemented by an impressive selection of craft beers.

Détente in Edgartown. Reopening Tuesday, May 5.

Don’t miss: Peach and Taleggio Salad.

The Dunes (formerly Lure) at the Winnetu Resort in Edgartown. Reopening Friday, April 17.

Don’t miss: Lobster pot pie (we hope they’re keeping it on the menu!).

Farm Neck Cafe in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, April 17.

Don’t miss: The prime rib carving station at their Sunday-brunch buffet.

Fishbones in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, April 17.

Don’t miss: Fresh crabmeat roll with sliced avocado and curly fries.

Giordano’s Clam Bar in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, April 23.

Don’t miss: Pizza, pizza, pizza.

Giordano’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, May 21.

Don’t miss: Peanut butter cup bread pudding.

The Home Port in Menemsha. Reopening Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t miss: Lobster roll.

Island Bar and Grill in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, May 21.

Don’t miss: Chicken parm sandwich.

Jimmy Seas in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, April 17.

Don’t miss: Zuppa di Pesce.

John’s Fish Market/Sandy’s Fish ’n’ Chips in Vineyard Haven. Reopening Wednesday, April 22.

Don’t miss: Grilled salmon sandwich.

Lambert’s Cove Restaurant in West Tisbury. Reopening Friday, May 15.

Don’t miss: Grilled Pesto-Crusted Atlantic Salmon.

Larsen’s Fish Market in Menemsha. Reopening Thursday May 7.

Don’t miss: Anything from the raw bar and their stuffed quahogs.

L’Etoile in Edgartown. Reopening Thursday, April 30.

Don’t miss: Grilled asparagus, wrapped in prosciutto with truffle cheese.

Lobsterville in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, May 14.

Don’t miss: Scallop po’boy.

Lola’s in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Friday, May 8.

Don’t miss: Lola’s famous crawfish boil.

Mad Martha’s in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Vineyard Haven. All locations reopening for Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t miss: Birthday cake ice cream — cake batter base with buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles. For the kid in all of us!

Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown. Reopening Friday, May 1.

Don’t miss: The produce! The cheese! The homemade jellies and jams!

Nancy’s Restaurant and Snack Bar in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, May 21.

Don’t miss: The lobster tacos.

The Outermost Inn in Aquinnah. Reopening Friday May 22.

Don’t miss: The fresh seafood, especially the roasted scallops.

The Port Hunter in Edgartown. Reopening Wednesday, May 13.

Don’t miss: The mussels, with red and green curry and toasted coconut.

Porto Pizza in Vineyard Haven. Reopening Friday, April 10.

Don’t miss: The whole wheat pizza specials.

The Quarterdeck in Edgartown. Reopening Saturday, May 16.

Don’t miss: The fried clams.

Right Fork Diner in Edgartown. Reopening Friday, May 15.

Don’t miss: Crab cake sandwich.

The Seafood Shanty in Edgartown. Reopening Wednesday, May 13.

Don’t miss: The Cajun-style popcorn shrimp.

Smoke ’n’ Bones in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t miss: The ribs and fried pickles.

Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs. Reopening Thursday, May 14.

Don’t miss: The seared sea scallops.

Tisberry in Vineyard Haven. Reopening Wednesday, May 22.

Don’t miss: A green smoothie with whey protein and chia seeds.

Dates and menu items subject to change. Call the restaurant in advance. Know about any more? Email us at calendar@mvtimes.com.