Here are some of the local establishments still offering takeout amid the coronavirus dine-in ban
On March 15, Ohio bars and restaurants, already suffering from a slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic, were ordered by the Ohio Department of Health to cease dine-in operations by 9 p.m. According to the official order from ODH director Amy Acton, “Food and beverage sales are restricted to carryout and delivery only, no onsite consumption is permitted." Food trucks will also be allowed to remain open. Read the ODH director’s official order here.
Central Ohio carryout and delivery options [updated at 10:30 a.m. 3/28/20]:
Below is a running list of restaurants, bars and breweries switching to delivery/carryout only. This is not a comprehensive list. The best way to find out the status of your favorite bar or restaurant is to call or check their social media feeds for updates. Information is also available at this Facebook group.Grove City's 3 Brothers Diner is offering a 20 percent discount on to-go orders of $20 or more. Special family-style meals are also available (enough to feed a family of five) for $40. Call 614-317-7798 to order. 61Pho in Clintonville is open for carryout, curbside pickup and delivery via Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates and Chowbus. For curbside pickup, call 614-706-4903. 101 Beer Kitchen is serving an abbreviated food menu for carryout and DoorDash delivery from noon to 8 p.m. daily at all three of its Central Ohio locations (Dublin, Polaris and Gahanna). The gastropub is also filling growlers and selling to-go bottles and cans of beer. Carryout service is available at Akai Hana, the Kenny Centre sushi restaurant. Order by calling 614-451-5411.
Carryout and delivery are available from both Arepazo locations in Gahanna (614- 471-7296) and the Brewery District (614-914-8878). They restaurants are featuring half-off bottles of wine and 10 percent off food with code SUPPORTLOCAL10. View their menu here.Bangkok Restaurant is offering Thai carryout. Order by calling 614-231-8787. Bangkok Grocery remains open daily. Two Central Ohio locations of Blaze Pizza (Campus and Worthington) are open for delivery and carryout. Order via the Blaze Pizza app, BlazePizza.com, Grubhub, Postmates or DoorDash. Bonifacio is offering takeout and free delivery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with 15 percent off your first order over $20. The menu is available on their website. Order online or call ahead at 614-914-8115. Both Borgata Pizza Café locations in Worthington (614-396-8758) and on Parkville Street (614-891-2345) are offering their full menus for carryout and delivery orders. Find Borgata on the delivery platforms Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates. Visit Borgata's website to see the menu and hours.
BrewDog USA is offering beer carryout (no food) at its DogTap taproom in Canal Winchester. The brewery’s taprooms in the Short North and Franklinton are currently closed.
German Village’s Brown Bag Deli is offering delivery to all areas of Columbus as well as carryout.
The Lebanese/Italian spot Bistrolino offers carryout with curbside pickup.
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is offering limited menus at select locations with call-ahead ordering and curbside pickup, including: Cap City Grandview, Cap City Dublin and Cap City Gahanna. All other CMR restaurants have been temporarily closed, and a staff assistance fund has been established.Bexley’s Cherbourg Bakery has reopened, offering gluten-free baked goods through order-ahead service. Order via Etsy for carryout and Grubhub for delivery. Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House on Parsons Avenue is open regular hours from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends for carryout and order ahead. Use the Cloosiv app for touchless ordering prior to pickup, & curbside pickup. Condado Tacos is offering takeout with curbside service and delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats. Order here. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck is still serving food around town and is encouraging customers to use mobile ordering via its app. View the truck’s schedule and locations here.
Cravings Cafe is offering carryout and free delivery to Downtown locations through Bound Couriers.
The Crimson Cup coffee shops in Clintonville and Upper Arlington both offering carryout as well as delivery through Uber Eats. The Clintonville location also has drive-thru service. Customers can also order bags of Crimson Cup coffee for delivery with free shipping.After a hiatus, Eden Burger has reopened for takeout and delivery through Postmates and Orderspoon. Order online here. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant is offering carryout and delivery at all locations except Grove City. Order online or call in. Figlio is providing curbside carryout from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at its Upper Arlington location (614-459-6575). Wine bottles are $10 off. View the menu here. Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery at Easton is offering delivery, carryout and curbside pickup from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 614-414-6127.
Freedom a la Cart, the nonprofit supporting survivors of human trafficking, offers catering and box lunches for delivery. Order minimums have been reduced to $50.The fast-casual sushi chain Fusian has added a grocery component to its online ordering system. Customers can order select groceries(such as rice, milk, butter, fruits and veggies) for delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc. in less than 45 minutes for $1. Fusian is also offering $1 peanut butter and jelly rolls for kids. The grocery service is currently available within a 10-mile radius of all 10 Fusian stores in Ohio. Learn more here. G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar is open for carryout and delivery. Preorders start at noon with delivery and carryout beginning at 5 p.m. View the menu here. To order, call 614-464-0575. The Gallo’s family of restaurants--Gallo’s Kitchen+Bar in Upper Arlington, Gallo’s Tap Room on Bethel Road and Gallo’s Tap Room in Powell--is open for carryout service. Geordie’s Restaurant in Merion Village is serving British pub fare for carryout. Check out the menu on Facebook and order by calling 614-674-6004.
George’s Beechwold Diner in Clintonville (614-447-0944) is open daily for carryout from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its sister restaurant, George’s Linworth Diner in Worthington (614-396-6401), is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. for dinner.
Ghostwriter Public House in Johnstown will begin offering a carryout menu on Wednesday evening for pickup or curbside service. View the menu here.
Giuseppe’s Ritrovo is remaining open for carryout only. Call 614-235-4300.All five of the Goat Restaurant & Bar locations in Central Ohio have carryout and delivery service through DoorDash. View the menu here. Hai Poke is offering takeout and delivery from its Short North and Downtown locations. See details at haipoke.com.
Both Hang Over Easy locations (Campus and Olde Towne East) are open for carryout and delivery. The diner is also offering to-go mimosa kits for $20. Medical professionals and first responders will receive free delivery and 15 percent off of their entire order. This offer is redeemable by placing an online order at HangOverEasy.com and using code THANKYOU15 at checkout.Harry Buffalo in Westerville remains open for carryout with curbside service as well as delivery via Uber Eats. High Bank Distillery Co. remains open for carryout and delivery through Postmates or Grubhub. Call ahead at 614-826-5347 or order online here. The distillery’s bottle shop is also open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Visit the Hofbrauhaus Columbus website to order delivery from Uber Eats, DoorDash and GrubHub. For curbside pickup of food and beer, call 614-294-2437.Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce at Easton is offering its gourmet burgers and shakes for carryout and delivery (radius restrictions apply). Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Call 614-681-4242. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse customers can order curbside carryout from the full menu during its normal business hours. Order online here. Gift cards are also available.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops are open for local delivery. Place your order via the Jeni's website or Postmates.Jiu Thai is offering takeout and free delivery within a 3-mile radius. View the menu here and order by calling 614-732-5939. Both Katalina's locations are providing carryout and free delivery. To order, call 614-294-2233 to reach the Harrison West cafe or 614-689-8896 for Clintonville.
The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar is offering 20 percent off on to-go orders.King Gyros on Hamilton Road remains open for carryout and drive-thru. You can also order delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats. Kitchen Social, a new restaurant in Polaris, is now accepting takeout orders by calling 614-505-8492. View the menu here. La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro’s three area locations are still open for carryout. Its Dublin restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; Upper Arlington and Worthington locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. La Tavola and Lupo, two of Rick Lopez’s restaurants, are open for carryout. Lupo will have menu options from its sister restaurant The Old Spot as well. Both La Tavola and Lupo are offering discounted wine bottles to-go. Call 614-914-5455 to order from La Tavola and 614-914-6134 for Lupo.
Lavash Café is offering online ordering for pickup or delivery through its website and are featuring specials daily on its Facebook page.
Legacy Smokehouse in Hilliard remains open, currently offering carryout and delivery for lunch and dinner. Call 614-541-9022 to order. The location is also offering free lunches for kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The new vegan spot Lifestyle Café serves carryout lunch and delivery via Uber Eats Tuesday through Saturday.Little Palace is open Downtown for carryout and delivery via Uber Eats. Phone-in orders can be placed from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Lindey’s is offering food and wine for takeout, with free delivery in some areas. Order by calling 614-228-4343.
The Lox Bagel Shop is accepting carryout and delivery orders online. The shop is also giving away free bagels to children affected by school closures.Matt the Miller's is offering curbside carryout via call-in or its website from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Discounted beer and wine bottles wine are also available. Delivery is available through DoorDash and Grubhub.
Mazah Mediterranean Eatery has curb-side pickup as well as delivery by Postmates. If you purchase a gift card over $25, Mazah will add $5.The Vietnamese restaurant Mi Li Cafe is open for takeout only. Call 614-899-9202. All three kitchens in the Natalie’s family--Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music, Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen and The Light of Seven Matchsticks--have carryout and delivery menus. Natalie’s is also selling a “Friends Pass” that includes tickets to a future show, a $25 gift card and a special edition Natalie’s T-shirt.
The North Market is remaining open for carryout orders from vendors such as The Fish Guys, Hoyo’s Kitchen, Pastaria, Momo Ghar, Dos Hermanos and others. Some merchants have closed indefinitely. The market’s dine-in counters and upstairs dining area are closed. The market’s hours are currently 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with free parking available in the market’s surface lot. Visit the North Market website for frequent updates.
Northstar Cafe and its sibling restaurant Brassica are open with online ordering and curbside carryout. Grandview’s Third & Hollywood also remains open, offering curbside carryout by calling 614-488-0303.The Ohio Craft Brewers Association is tracking delivery and carryout services offered by its member breweries. Check out the OCBA’s handy list here. Pablo’s Havana Café in Powell (614-389-4302) is offering homemade Cuban cuisine for curbside pickup, carry out and delivery. Call ahead or order online. Both locations of Pat & Gracie’s are open for carryout and delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash. View the menu here.
Paulie Gee’s is open this week for carryout and delivery by Uber Eats.
Paul’s Fifth Avenue is accepting orders through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and by phone (614-481-8848) for carryout from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re offering family-style meals (serving six people) and other specials on their Facebook page. View their menu on their website.Plank's Bier Garten is serving customers from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday by offering takeout, curbside carryout and delivery in the German Village area. Call 614-443-4570. Dublin’s Pokebap is offering carryout ordering on its website and by phone (614-726-9818) Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Delivery via Grubhub or DoorDash is also available.
Pretentious Barrel House’s taproom is open from noon to 6 p.m. for carryout only. The sour beer specialist is also launching a beer delivery service. Check here for details.
The vegan-friendly restaurants Portia’s Café and Portia’s Diner are offering takeout, curbside pickup and free delivery in a five-mile radius.
Fine-dining landmark The Refectory Restaurant and Wine Shop has put together a takeout menu for order by phone: 614-451-9774. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m.The Rossi Kitchen & Bar is open from 4 to 8 p.m. daily for carryout only. Order online here. Service Bar recently added a takeout menu that includes lunch, dinner and family-style meals feeding up to four people. Order Tuesday through Sunday by calling 614-947-1231. Pick-up will be from the Bottle Shop at Service Bar, where customers can also purchase bottles of Middle West Spirits.
Seventh Son Brewing Co. has begun delivering beer for the first time to Columbus-area addresses. Customers can purchase canned beers for next-day delivery here. The Italian Village taproom also remains open for carryout only.
Skillet is continuing to operate during its regular hours with a menu that changes daily. Customers can order ahead for carryout by calling 614-443-2266. Limited delivery service is also available. View the menu here.The Grandview location of Si Senor Peruvian Sandwiches & More remains open for carryout with online ordering only. Place your order here. Delivery is also available via Uber Eats and Postmates. Hilliard’s Starliner Diner is offering carryout and delivery from DoorDash. Call 614-529-1198 for carryout. Sunny Street Café in Westerville is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for carryout, curbside pickup and delivery within eight miles. Uber Eats delivery is also available. Taft’s Brewpourium in Franklinton is offering pizzas, salads, beer and wine to-go. Order online or by calling 614-489-8900. All tips from carryout orders will go directly to staff who are no longer able to work. Downtown’s Tiger+Lily is offering carryout and curbside pick-up on request. If you order online at tigerandlilybistro.com, the restaurant will take 10 percent off your bill. Enter the code LOVE. Delivery is also available via DoorDash and Grubhub. Tommy’s Diner is open in Franklinton for carryout and delivery via Uber Eats. Call 614-224-2422 for carryout. The Top Steak House is offering its full menu for carryout, along with bottles of wine at state-minimum prices. Orders receive a 10 percent discount. Call 614-231-8238 to place an order between 4 and 8 p.m. See the menu here. Tucci's in Dublin is offering carryout and curbside carryout via call-in only from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call 614-792-3466. Westerville’s Uptown Deli & Brew is open for carryout. Growler fills from Temperance Row Brewing Co. are also available. Call 614-891-2337 to place an order.
Veritas has made a portion of its award-winning wine cellar available for retail purchase, with 100 percent of profits going to support the Veritas staff. Orders will be delivered to your home. Place your order here.The bottle shop at Watershed Distillery remains open (Watershed Kitchen & Bar has closed temporarily). Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. In addition to bottles of Watershed spirits, gift cards and sweatshirts, the distillery is selling take-away cocktail kits.
Way Down Yonder New Orleans Finest Restaurant is accepting call-head phone orders for carryout at 614-662-8623. Kids meals are free with entrée purchase.The Whitney House in Worthington is offering takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner. Order by calling 614-396-7846.
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is accepting takeout food orders through its taproom and delivery via Uber Eats. The Downtown brewery is also kicking off a beer delivery service, which you can check out here.Xi Xia Western Chinese Cuisine in Kenny Centre is open for carryout and delivery. Order online here. Yat’s in Grandview is still open for carryout and delivery orders. See the menu here. Yellow Brick Pizza has two locations in Olde Towne East and Victorian Village that are offering carryout as well as delivery via DoorDash and Grubhub. Zest Juice Co. is offering carryout and delivery at all five locations (Dublin, Easton, Grandview, Short North and Westerville). Curbside carryout is also available. Call or text 614-636-2410 to order or use the Zest Juice Co. app. The following restaurants and food trucks have closed temporarily: 1808 American Bistro Alchemy Cafe and Alchemy Kitchen
Alqueria Farmhouse Kitchen Ambrose and Eve Ampersand Asian Supper Club Asterisk Supper Club The Avenue Steak Tavern (both locations) Baba's The Barrel & Bottle (North Market) Basi Italia Bibibop Asian Grill (all locations) Black Point Buckeye Bourbon House Cambridge Tea House Cameron’s American Bistro A Common Table Comune Cosecha Cocina The Crest Gastropub Dave’s Cosmic Subs Del Mar SoCal Kitchen Dempsey’s Food & Spirits Destination Donuts (North Market) Dough Mama Flatiron Tavern Flowers & Bread Fox in the Snow Café The Guild House Harvest (all locations) Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen Hot Chicken Takeover (all locations) Hudson 29 (both locations) Huong Vietnamese Restaurant Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (all locations) Kitchen Social Lan Viet Market (North Market) Law Bird Little Eater (North Market) Los Agavez Taqueria Los Guachos Taqueria (all locations) Loving Hut M at Miranova Marcella’s (both locations) The Market Italian Village Martini Molly Woo’s Native Cold Pressed The Pearl (both locations) Pistacia Vera (both locations) Rooh Rusty Bucket (all locations) Satori Ramen Bar (North Market) Schmidt’s (food trucks remain open) Seitan’s Realm SOW Plated Speck Italian Eatery Strongwater Food & Spirits Sweet Carrot The Sycamore Tula Taqueria Veritas Watershed Kitchen & Bar
How Ohio is helping affected businesses:
Gov. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced programs aimed at assisting small business owners and employees affected by Ohio’s bar and restaurant closures. They include a one-time liquor buyback to support bars and restaurants (many of which were stocking up for St. Patrick’s Day), enhanced unemployment aid for Ohioans and low-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
How you can help support restaurants, bars and others in our community:
Read Nicholas Dekker’s roundup of ways that consumers can help.A new website has been created that makes it easy to purchase restaurant gift cards online. Visit supportlocalcolumbus.com to purchase gift cards or to add a restaurant. Several local restaurateurs have started a Change.org petition called "Independent Restaurant Owners in Ohio,” asking the state for various forms of relief for restaurant workers. You can read more here.
Bars and bartenders will be hit particularly hard during this crisis. The US Bartender’s Guild has set up a COVID-19 Relief Campaign meant to bolster its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Donate here.Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Hot Chicken Takeover, Homage and other local businesses have launched a campaign called “We Are All in This Together” that seeks to feed 20,000 at-risk people during the COVId-19 pandemic. Learn more here.