A very merry month of May

Island restaurants opening their doors this month.

A selection of menu items from the Galley on Menemsha Harbor. Photo courtesy of Menemsha Galley.

Every day that calls for sunglasses and a light jacket is one step closer to the long-awaited summer season. Can you believe it’s already May? It’s a big month for restaurant openings, and businesses are busy getting ready to open their doors. Seasonal employees are returning, new ones are training, and owners are anticipating a summer busier than last, as they always seem to be. It’s still the calm before the storm, so grab the nearest parking spot and table by the window before the rush becomes real.

Atria: May 10
137 Upper Main St., Edgartown
508-627-5850, atriamv.com

Aquinnah Shop Restaurant: May 25
27 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah
508-645-3867, theaquinnahshop.com

Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery: May 11
270 Upper Main St., Edgartown
508-939-4415, badmarthabeer.com

Beach Plum Inn Restaurant: May 20
50 Beach Plum Lane, Menemsha
508-645-9454, beachpluminn.com

Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium: May 1
20 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs

Biscuits: May 18
26 Lake St., Oak Bluffs

Black Sheep: May 25
18 North Summer St., Edgartown

Blissed Out Organic Juice and Smoothie Bar: May 18
65 Main St., Vineyard Haven
508-693-0083, facebook.com/blissedoutmv

Cardboard Box (new): May 1
6 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs

Chesca’s Restaurant: May 9
39 North Water St., Edgartown
508-627-1234, chescasmv.com

Chilmark Chocolates: May 10
19 State Rd., Chilmark

Chilmark General Store: May 17
7 State Rd., Chilmark
508-645-3739, chilmarkgeneralstore.com

Chilmark Tavern: May 18
13 State Rd., Chilmark
508-645-9400, chilmarktavern.com

The Covington: May 17
52 Main Street, Edgartown
508-627-7678; thecovingtonrestaurant.com

Détente: May 11
15 Winter St., Edgartown
508-627-8810; detentemv.com

Fishbones Grille: May 4
12 Circuit Ave. Ext., Oak Bluffs
508-696-8227; fishbonesgrille.com

Grace Church Lobster Rolls: May 18
Woodlawn Avenue, Vineyard Haven

Island Bar & Grill: May 21
11 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs

Lambert’s Cove Inn Farm Restaurant: May 25
90 Manaquayak Rd., West Tisbury
508-939-2298; lambertscoveinn.com

L’Etoile: Late May
22 North Water St., Edgartown
508-627-5187; letoile.net

Lighthouse Grill: May 26
131 North Water St., Edgartown
508-627-3761; harbor-view.com/dining/lighthousegrill

Lobsterville Bar and Grill: Mid-May
8 Circuit Ave. Ext., Oak Bluffs
508-696-0099, lobstervillemv.com

Lola’s Restaurant: May 13
15 Island Inn Rd., Oak Bluffs

Menemsha Galley: May 18
515 North Rd., Menemsha
508-645-9819, menemshagalley.com

Morning Glory Farm: May 4
120 Meshacket Rd., Edgartown
508-627-9003; morninggloryfarm.com

Nancy’s Restaurant and Snack Bar: Mid-May
29 Lake Ave., Oak Bluffs
508-693-0006; nancysrestaurant.com

Outermost Inn: May 18
81 Lighthouse Rd., Aquinnah

Port Hunter: May 9
55 Main St., Edgartown
508-627-7747, theporthunter.com

Right Fork Diner: May 17
12 Mattakesett Way, Edgartown

Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt: May 23
19 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs
508-687-0031, rosiesofmv.com

Sand Bar and Grill: Mid-May
6 Circuit Ave. Ext., Oak Bluffs
508-693-7111; mvsandbar.com

Seafood Shanty: May 16
31 Dock St., Edgartown
508-627-8622, theseafoodshanty.com

The Sweet Life Cafe: May 1
63 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs
508-696-0200; sweetlifemv.com