Austin Restaurant That Reopened for Dine-In Service

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing restaurants to reopen their dining rooms as of May 1. While many Austin restaurants are choosing to keep their dining rooms closed in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic or opting to stick to current takeout and delivery models instead, there are other restaurants that have or are planning to reopen.

It should be noted that the number of positive cases in the state have been steadily increasing, since the reopening of non-essential businesses and services in the state in May. Now, Austin is facing record-high hospitalizations (the current seven-day average is over 20) to the point where the city has escalated into stage four of the Austin Public Health’s risk-based guideline chart this week. Currently, there are 4,664 cases in Travis County.

Restaurants that have or will open their dining rooms and patios will have to follow protocols outlined by the state’s handbook, in order to continue to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes operate at up to 75 percent indoor capacity limits, limit parties to ten people or less, make sure tables and seats are six feet apart (or use partitions), and implement thorough sanitization of high-touch areas. Patios aren’t subject to that limited capacity number, though, but will have to adhere to social distancing rules. Masks are recommended for guests and staffers, but not required.

Despite the allowances of the state orders, Austin and Travis County restaurants are asked to roll back their indoor capacity limits to at most 25 percent in order to continue to mitigate the virus even further. Bars are also allowed to reopen and Eater has been tracking those as well.

Here, Eater Austin is listing which restaurants have reopened their dining rooms since May (those with different or later reopening dates are noted):

  • 101 By Teahaus: The pan-Asian restaurant reopened its dining room on Memorial Day, while still offering takeout. (6929 Airport Boulevard, Crestview)
  • 1618 Asian Fusion: The pan-Asian restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service as of May 27, and reservations are recommended, while still offering pickups, curbside pickups, and free delivery within a radius of three miles. (1620 East Riverside Drive, East Riverside)
  • 24 Diner: The downtown diner reopened for dine-in service as of June 3, but it is only open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m, daily. Staffers are required to wear masks, and guests will have to wear masks if they are inside the building. Takeout service will still continue. (600 North Lamar Boulevard, Downtown)
  • 40 North: The Neapolitan pizzeria reopened its patios for dine-in service. Food orders can be placed via phone or online, which will be delivered to tables. It’s still selling curbside pickup orders. (900 West Tenth Street, Downtown)
  • 68 Degrees: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining room through call-ahead reservations. It’ll still offer takeout and curbside pickup food. (2401 Lake Austin Boulevard, West Austin)
  • ABGB: The South Austin brewery and restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service as of May 14. Advanced reservations must be requested through its website system and same-day reservations via phone. Guests will be able to order to-go food and drinks for eating and drinking on the premises. (1305 West Oltorf Street, Galindo)
  • Almarah: The Mediterranean restaurant reopened its dining room, while still offering pickups and DoorDash deliveries. (12129 Ranch Road 620 North, Anderson Mill)
  • Andiamo: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining room, while still offering curbside pickup orders through the phone. The entire staff will wear masks. (2521 Rutland Drive, North Burnet)
  • Arpeggio Grill: The Mediterranean restaurant reopened its dining room, and it’s still serving takeout meals. (6619 Airport Boulevard, Highland)
  • ATX Cocina: The upscale Mexican restaurant reopened its patio and dining room. (110 San Antonio Street, Downtown)
  • Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse : All locations of the beer and pizza spot reopened its patios for dine-in services. (6501 South Congress Avenue, Far South Austin)
  • Aviary: The wine restaurant reopened its patio for dining service through reservations only as of June 3, while still offering to-go wine and food. Guests will have to wear masks. (2110 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • The Backspace: Parkside Projects’s Neapolitan pizzeria reopened its dining room as of May 20 through reservations only, while still offering to-go food. (507 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown)
  • Bakery Lorraine: The Austin location of the San Antonio-based bakery reopened its patio and dining room while still offering pickup and delivery orders. (11600 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)
  • Bar Peached: The Asian-Southern bar and restaurant reopened its patio as of June 12 and will reopen its dining room on Tuesday, June 16, while still offering its curbside to-go service. Reservations are recommended. Employees and guests are required to wear masks, and bathrooms will incorporate hands-free devices (i.e. soap dispensers, toilets). (1315 West Sixth Street, Clarksville)
  • Barlata: The Spanish tapas restaurant reopened its dining room for service, while still continuing to sell to-go food. (1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Barley Swine: The higher-end New American/Texan restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 10 through reservations only. The restaurant will also only serve its tasting menu. Masks are required for guests when not seated at their tables. The restaurant will collect contact information in case of potential exposure. Staffers will wear masks and gloves, and have their temperatures taken. (6555 Burnet Road, Brentwood)
  • Bartlett’s: The American steakhouse reopened its dining room. (2408 West Anderson Lane, North Shoal Creek)
  • Bat City Gelato: The gelato shop reopened its dining room, which means a two-person table. (6301 West Parmer Lane, Parmer McNeil Plaza)
  • Baby Acapulco’s: The Austin Tex-Mex mini-chain reopened only the dining rooms at its Lakeshore and I-35 locations under limited hours. (1705 Lakeshore Boulevard, Riverside; 13609 North I-35, Tech Ridge)
  • Bep Saigon: The Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant reopened its dining room while still offering takeout and delivery orders placed online. (12901 North Interstate 35, Suite 1540, Tech Ridge)
  • Better Half: The all-day restaurant reopened only its patio through reservations as of Wednesday, May 27 through reservations only. Guests are required to wear masks when they’re ordering and not seated at a table. The restaurant is still offering its pickup and carhop takeout services. (406 Walsh Street, West Austin)
  • Black’s Barbecue: The Austin location of the Texas barbecue mini-chain reopened its dining room, and reopened its patio on May 5. (3110 Guadalupe Street, North Campus)
  • Black Sheep Lodge: The South Austin sports bar reopened its dining room and patio on, May 19, had closed because of a potentially sick employee who ultimately tested negative and reopened on June 13. (2108 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened both of its dining rooms only through phone reservations. Its pickup and delivery services will continue. (700 East Whitestone Boulevard, Cedar Park; 212 West Seventh Street., Georgetown)
  • Brewtorium: The North Austin brewery and restaurant created an outdoor area in its parking lot for dine-in service. Food and drink orders are placed online (to-go is still being served), people can set up at designated tables, and are asked to throw out their own trash. People can only enter the building for bathroom use and masks are required. (6015 Dillard Circle, Highland)
  • Buenos Aires Cafe: The Hill Country Galleria location reopened its dining room with limited hours and menu in May, shortly followed by the East Austin location, and it still serves takeout and delivery.
  • Buzz Mill: The East Riverside bar and coffee shop reopened its patio for dine-in service, while still offering takeout and delivery. (1505 Town Creek Drive, Riverside)
  • Cabo Bob’s: All locations of the Tex-Mex chain have reopened for dine-in service.
  • Cafe No Se: The South Congress hotel restaurant reopened its dining room and patio as of May 14, but closed temporarily on June 4 because of a staffer with COVID-19. It reopened as of June 11. Guests are required to wear masks when they arrive at the restaurant, place their orders, and are anywhere in the space that isn’t in the dining room or their table. Only credit card payments are being accepted too.(1603 South Congress, Travis Heights)
  • Caffe Medici: The South Lamar and the West Lynn locations reopened its patios.
  • Cane Rosso: The Austin location of the Dallas-based pizzeria reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service, while still offering takeout. Reservations are recommended. (4715 South Lamar Boulevard, Sunset Valley)
  • Casa Chapala: The Mexican restaurant announced in its Instagram stories that it reopened both its indoor and outdoor dining areas. (9041 Research Boulevard, North Burnet)
  • Catfish Parlour: Both the North Austin and Georgetown locations of the comfort seafood restaurant reopened its dining rooms, with the South Austin location on Monday, May 18. All will still offer takeout and delivery too.
  • The Cavalier: The East Austin bar and restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service as of June 2, while still offering takeout service. (2400 Webberville Road, East Austin)
  • Cenote: Both the East Austin and Windsor Park locations of casual cafe reopened its patio for dine-in service. Orders are placed in advance through its website and guests can set up on their own. (1010 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin)
  • Cherrywood Coffeehouse: The restaurant reopened its dining room, and it’s still offering to-go and delivery orders. (1400 East 38th 1/2 Street, Cherrywood)
  • Chinatown: All three locations of the Chinese restaurant have reopened its dining rooms for dine-in service while still offering takeout service.
  • Cisco’s: The historic Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room. (1511 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • Clark’s Oyster Bar: The McGuire Moorman Hospitality (MMH) seafood restaurant reopened its patio and dining room for dine-in service through reservations only as of Friday, May 8. Face masks are recommended, and for those who don’t have ‘em, the restaurant has them for sale. (1200 West Sixth Street, Clarksville)
  • Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar: The north location of the crawfish restaurant reopened its dining room. The south location’s dining room is still closed, but it’s still serving takeout. (2013 Wells Branch Parkway, Suite 106, Wells Branch)
  • Comedor: The upscale Mexican restaurant is reopening its dining room on Thursday, June 18. (501 Colorado Street, Downtown)
  • Contigo: The Texan restaurant reopened its beer garden for dine-in service as of May 24, while still operating its market and drive-thru services. Reservations are recommended. (2027 Anchor Lane, MLK)
  • Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que: The Austin location of the barbecue mini-chain reopened its dining room, while still offering takeout and curbside pickups. (217 Congress Avenue, Downtown)
  • Cosmic Coffee: The South Austin coffee shop and beer garden reopened its outdoor area for dine-in service starting Wednesday, May 13. People who want to go inside of the building to place orders, pick up orders, and go to the restrooms will have to wear masks. Cash isn’t being accepted; dogs must stay leashed; only people who are 21 years old or older can come. This also means that people ordering food from on-site trucks LeRoy & Lewis and Pueblo Viejo can dine in the outdoor area. (121 Pickle Road, Dawson)
  • Cover 3: The Round Rock and West Anderson locations of the sports bar and northwest location of Cover 2 opened its dining rooms for dine-in service, while still continuing to offer takeout and curbside pickups.
  • Crown & Anchor: The bar reopened its patio for dine-in service as of May 25, while still selling to-go alcohol and food. (2911 San Jacinto Boulevard, Central Austin)
  • Curra’s Grill: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened for dine-in service on May 11, and is still offering takeout orders. (614 East Oltorf Street, South Austin)
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room, recommending that people book reservations in advance. It’ll still serve takeout and delivery food, the latter through third-party apps. (3120 Palm Way, Suite $170, Domain)
  • Deckhand Oyster Bar: The South Austin location of the seafood and Thai restaurant reopened its dining room in May. (4211 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar)
  • District Kitchen: The West Slaughter Lane restaurant reopened its dining room as of May 18 with the Shoal Creek location on May 21. Reservations are recommended. Staffers are required to wear masks, and their temperatures will be taken every day.
  • Doc’s Backyard Grill: The restaurant reopened its dining room while also halting its two-dollar margarita specials. (5207 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley)
  • Dos Salsas: All locations of the Tex-Mex mini chain (the other two in Cedar Park and Georgetown) reopened their respective dining rooms. (11301 Burnet Road, North Burnet)
  • Drop Kick: The East Austin bar and restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 9, while still offering to-go orders. (1630 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • Easy Tiger: The Linc location is reopening its beer garden for dine-in service on June 1 through reservations. Staffers will have their temperatures checked before each shift and are required to wear gloves and masks. Guests will place orders from their phones. Only outdoor bathrooms will be available. Its drive-thru remains open. (6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, North Austin)
  • EastSide Tavern: The barbecue restaurant reopened its dining room and patios for dine-in service. (1510 East Cesar Chavez, East Austin)
  • El Alma: The Mexican restaurant reopened its dining room and patio while still offering its curbside pickup menu. Staffers are required to wear masks. The temperatures of both guests and staffers will be checked too. Reservations for the dining room are recommended. (1025 Barton Springs Road, South Austin)
  • El Arroyo: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room. (1624 West Fifth Street, Clarksville)
  • El Chile: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room and pato for dine-in service as of June 1, while still offering curbside and delivery services. The temperatures of staffers and guests will be checked on arrival, and both groups will have to wear masks when walking around the building. (1809 Manor Road, Cherrywood)
  • El Naranjo: The now-South Austin Oaxacan restaurant is opening for dine-in dinner service, as well as takeout, as of May 26. (2717 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar)
  • El Patio: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room as of May 28, while still offering takeout service. (2938 Guadalupe Street, West Campus)
  • Elizabeth Street Cafe: The MMH Vietnamese restaurant reopened for dine-in service starting on May 20. (1501 South First Street, Bouldin Creek)
  • Emmer & Rye: The New American restaurant reopened its patio for picnic service in May, followed by its dining room as of June 13 with prix fixe meals and three-course patio picnics. The restaurant is serving a to-go Italian menu as well. (51 Rainey Street, Downtown)
  • Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse: The Brazilian restaurant’s dining room reopened for walk-ins and reservations. (10000 Research Boulevard, Suite B, Far North Austin)
  • The Fairmont: The hotel restaurants Fulton and Good Things have reopened for dine-in service, while still offering to-go orders. (101 Red River Street, Downtown)
  • Flightpath Coffeehouse: The coffee shop slash temporary grocery store/commissary reopened its patio for dine-in service. (5011 Duval Street, Hyde Park)
  • Flores Mexican Grille: The Austin-area mini-chain reopened all of its dining rooms and patios while also still offering curbside pickup food service. There are 90-minute caps for dining visits. People waiting for tables have to either stay outside while maintaining social distancing rules or in their cars, and will be notified through a text message. The restaurant also notes that there will be multiple sanitizer stations.
  • Fluff Meringues: The bakery reopened for dine-in service as of June 2. Reservations are recommended and seating slots are for one hour and tea services for two hours. Masks are required for guests when not seated at tables. The baker is still taking 24-hour advanced preorders for pickups. (4800 Burnet Road, Rosedale)
  • Foreign & Domestic: The New American restaurant reopened its dining room on May 21. (306 East 53rd Street, North Loop)
  • Freda’s: The seafood restaurant and steakhouse reopened its dining room, and it is accepting reservations, while still offering takeout food. (10903 Pecan Park Boulevard, Far Northwest Austin)
  • Freebirds: All locations of the Austin-based burrito chain reopened for dine-in service in its dining rooms and on its patios, while also offering takeout, delivery, and curbside pickups.
  • Frog & the Bull: The tapas and steakhouse restaurant reopened its dining room and bar. (4300 North Quinlan Park Road, Steiner Ranch)
  • Frozen Rolls: Thai rolled ice cream shop reopened its deck for seating, and it will continue to take orders from its takeout window. (704 North Lamar Boulevard, Clarksville)
  • Fukumoto: The Japanese restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 5 through phone reservations only, while still offering pickup and delivery services. (514 Medina Street, East Austin)
  • Galaxy Cafe: The Austin mini-chain reopened its dining rooms in West Lynn, Mesa Drive, and Brodie Lane, while still offering curbside pickups.
  • Gino’s Vinos: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining rooms in Round Rock and Mueller through reservations only placed online or over the phone. (1400 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock; 1239 East 51st Street, Mueller)
  • Gourmands Neighborhood Pub: The sandwich shop is taking reservations for private parties on its patio for groups up to ten people and reopened its patio as of June 2, while still offering pickup and delivery orders. (2316 Webberville Road, East Austin)
  • G’Raj Mahal: The downtown Indian restaurant reopened its dining room though with counter-service rather than table-service. Its takeout operations will remain too. Its staff will wear masks and gloves, and there will be social distancing markers on the floor for the ordering line. (73 Rainey Street, Downtown)
  • Grizzelda’s: The East Austin Mexican restaurant reopened both its patio and dining room for dine-in service, through reservations. Masks are required for people when they’re not seated at their tables. The restaurant is still offering takeout food and drinks with sibling restaurant Jacoby’s. (105 Tillery Street, East Austin)
  • Grove Wine Bar: The Westlake, downtown, and Cedar Park locations of the restaurant have reopened its patios for dine-in service through reservations only. Lakeway’s patio reopened on Monday, May 25.
  • Guero’s: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room, and is reopening its patio on Friday, May 29 for Friday-Sunday service, and it will continue to offer curbside pickups. Staffers will be required to wear masks and gloves, the self-service salsa bar isn’t in service, and cash isn’t being accepted. (1412 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining room and patio, while still continuing to offer takeout and delivery services. Reservations are recommended, and diners will have to get their temperatures checked before entering the restaurant. (4800 Burnet Road, Rosedale)
  • Habana: The Cuban restaurant has reopened its dining room as of May 6, while still offering takeout and delivery services. (2728 South Congress Avenue, Dawson)
  • Halcyon: The Mueller location has reopened its dining room and patio. (1905 Aldrich Street, Mueller)
  • Hank’s: The cafe reopened its larger patio in May, who can place orders at the smaller patio, which will be protected with a plexiglass wall, and pick up said-orders from the designated table, followed by its dining room on June 5. Its drive-thru will remain open for to-go orders. (5811 Berkman Drive, Windsor Park)
  • Hat Creek Burger Co.: All Austin locations of the Texas burger chain reopened their dining rooms. The restaurant playgrounds will also open, and the restaurant notes that the structures will be cleaned three times every day, and that there will be multiple sanitization stations throughout the areas. Curbside pickup and drive-thru services will also remain.
  • Happy Chicks: All locations of the chicken tender restaurant reopened patios for dine-in service as of May 14, while still offering takeout orders.
  • Hestia and Kalimotxo: The New American grill restaurant and its on-site bar reopened for dine-in service as of May 22, while still continuing to offer to-go orders. Hestia will only offer a tasting menu and Kalimotxo is seating its patio. Staffers will wear masks and gloves, cash isn’t being accepted, and guests have to sign a “declaration of health,” which includes sharing their contact information. (607 West Third Street, Downtown)
  • Hi Hat Public House: The East Austin restaurant reopened its dining room and patio, and started offering call-ahead takeout as of May 8. Staffers will wear masks and gloves. (2121 East 6th Street, Holly)
  • Himalaya Kosheli: The Nepalese and Indian restaurant opened its dining room while still offering pickups through phone calls and its website for pickups. (8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Barrington Oaks)
  • Holy Roller: The downtown diner reopened for dine-in service as of May 20, while still offering takeout. (509 Rio Grande Street, Downtown)
  • Hops & Thyme: The American restaurant reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service as of May 1, and reservations are recommended. (2125 Lohmans Crossing Road, Suite 400, Lakeway)
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar: The Austin-based burger chain reopened its patio for dine-in service, while still offering curbside pickups and its usual takeout orders.
  • Il Brutto: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining room and patio on June 2. Reservations are recommended. (1601 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • Intero: The East Austin Italian restaurant reopened its patio and reopened its dining room as of June 11. Reservations are required. (2612 East Cesar Chavez, Holly)
  • Irene’s: The downtown restaurant reopened for dine-in service starting on June 5. Staffers are required to wear masks, and guests will have to wear masks if they are inside the building. Takeout service will still continue. (506 West Avenue, Downtown)
  • It’s Italian Cucina: Al Fini, the owner of the South Austin Italian restaurant, told Eater he reopened the restaurant’s dining room in May. (1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Jack Allen’s Kitchen and Salt Traders Coastal Cooking: All locations of of the comfort food restaurants reopened dining rooms for dine-in service, with reservations recommended.
  • Jeffrey’s: The intimate fine dining restaurant from MMH reopened its dining room as of May 13 through call-ahead or reservations. It’s asking guests to wear masks and is selling masks as well. (1204 West Lynn Street, Clarksville)
  • Jacoby’s: The ranch-inspired restaurant reopened its patio and dining room as of May 19, through recommended reservations, while still offering to-go orders. Guests are required to wear masks when they’re not sitting down. (105 Tillery Street, East Austin)
  • Joann’s: The Austin Motel restaurant reopened for dine-in service as of May 28. (1220 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Josephine House: The MMH restaurant reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service through reservations as of May 12. Masks are recommended for guests, and the restaurant will have masks available for purchase too. (1601 Waterston Avenue, Clarksville)
  • Juan in a Million: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room, per Statesman. (2300 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin)
  • Juliet: The South Austin Italian restaurant reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service through reservations, while still offering takeout. Employees are required to wear masks and gloves and all handles, bar tops, and the host stand will be disinfected every half-hour. (1500 Barton Springs Road, Zilker)
  • June’s: The South Austin wine restaurant reopened its dining room and patio. Call-ahead or reservations are recommended, guests are required for guests, and the restaurant is selling masks as well. (1722 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Juniper: The Italian restaurant reopened its dining room on Memorial Day, with an a la carte menu as well as a five-course prix fixe and ten-course tasting menus. It’s still offering takeout food. Reservations are recommended and the tasting menu has to be booked 24 hours ahead of time. Guests will be able to take home pens used to sign receipts and will be asked to wear masks when moving around the restaurant. Staffers are required to wear masks. (2400 East Cesar Chavez Street, Holly)
  • The Kebab Shop: The Austin location reopened its dining room while still offering curbside pickups and third-party deliveries. (9761 Great Hills Trails, Arboretum)
  • Kerbey Lane Cafe: All locations of the Austin diner mini-chain have reopened their dining rooms as of June 4 while still offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery services.
  • Kesos Tacos: The taco restaurant reopened its dining room and patio. The restaurant is requiring its employees wear face masks, which it will provide as well, and gloves, which will have to be disposed of every 30 minutes. Customers are also recommended to wear facial coverings ordering, walking in the dining area, and picking up to-go orders. The pickup area will be separate from the dining area too. (600 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, West Campus)
  • Kinda Tropical: The East Austin restaurant is reopening its patio for dine-in service on May 28, while still offering curbside pickups. (3501 East Seventh Street, Govalle)
  • La Holly: The bar reopened its patio for those who want to order from the on-site truck for food and drinks, while still offering takeout pickups. (2500 East Sixth Street, Holly)
  • La Condesa: The upscale Mexican restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 12. (400 West Second Street, Downtown)
  • La Palapa: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its dining room. (6640 East Highway 290, Coronado Hills)

La Traviata: The downtown Italian restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 5 while still offering takeout. Masks are required for guests when not seated at their tables, and reservations are also required. (314 Congress Avenue, Downtown)

  • Lamberts: The downtown barbecue restaurant reopened its dining room on May 22. Reservations are recommended and guests are asked to wear a mask. (401 West 2nd Street, Downtown)
  • Las Trancas: The East Austin taco truck reopened on May 20 and guests are allowed to dine on the patio. (1210 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin)
  • Launderette: The New American restaurant reopened its dining room as of May 29 while still offering to-go service for dinner and brunch. Staff is required to wear masks. (2115 Holly Street, Holly)
  • Lazarus Brewing Co.: The East Austin brewery reopened its patio as of May 8, and will still maintain its to-go beer and food sales. (1902 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • The League Kitchen and Tony C’s: All three locations of the American restaurant mini-chain and both locations of the Italian restaurant and pizzeria reopened its dining rooms through reservations only. Reservations will be limited to 90 minutes, its staff will wear masks and gloves, and it will continue to offer curbside pickups and deliveries placed online through its bar areas.
  • Lin Asian Bar: After delaying the opening of its dining room, the Chinese restaurant is now taking reservations for its dining room and notes that walk-in seatings will be “very limited” as of May 4. (1203 West Sixth Street, Clarksville)
  • Lonesome Dove: Fort Worth chef Tim Love reopened all of his restaurants, which includes the Austin location of the American restaurant. Currently, reservations are being accepted. Staffers’ temperatures will be taken each day, and guests will have their temperatures taken before entering the building, face masks are required for employees. (419 Colorado Street, Downtown)
  • Longhorn Daiquiris: The to-go frozen daiquiri shop reopened its dining room. It also serves up burgers, chicken wings, and seafood baskets. (2410 East Riverside Drive, Riverside)
  • Loro: Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole’s Asian smokehouse reopened its dining room for dine-in service. People will be able to see if there are tables available through a dedicated website. Staffers are required to wear masks and gloves, as well as undergo temperature checks. Takeout orders and curbside pickups will still continue. (2115 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar)
  • Lou’s: The casual MMH restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service as of May 12, while still offering takeout. (1900 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin)
  • Lucky Robot: The casual Japanese restaurant reopened for dine-in, takeout, and delivery services as of May 28. (1303 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights)
  • Lucy’s Fried Chicken: Three of the four locations of the mini-chain reopened for dine-in service, though at less than 25 percent capacity: a few tables at each location and bar service. The South Congress restaurant is just opening its patio and beer garden. The Burnet Road and Cedar Park locations will have four open tables inside each respective dining room. Paper plates will be used and customers will be asked to throw out trash themselves. (2218 College Avenue, Bouldin Creek; 5408 Burnet Road, Allandale; 401 East Whitestone Boulevard, Suite 108, Cedar Park)
  • Mama Fu’s: All locations of Texas-based Chinese food chain reopened for dine-in service, while still offering pickups and deliveries.
  • Malibu Poke: The Austin location has reopened its patio. The touchscreen kiosks are gone for now, and patio guests will have to throw out their garbage. (211 Walter Seaholm Drive, Downtown)
  • Manana: Guests of the South Congress Hotel cafe can set up in the hotel’s courtyard for drink-in service. (1603 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights)
  • Mandola’s Italian Kitchen: All locations of the Austin-area Italian mini-chain are reopened for dine-in service, while still offering takeout and curbside pickup orders.
  • Manuel’s: The longtime Mexican restaurant reopened its northwest Austin location on May 2. The restaurant will accept only reservations for seating in its dining room and patio, while also serving takeout food at the same time. The Congress Avenue location will remain closed for now. (10201 Jollyville Road, Northwest Austin)
  • Matt’s El Rancho: Tex-Mex restaurant reopened for dine-in service through its dining room and patio as of May 5. (2613 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar)
  • Mattie’s: Historic Green Pastures’s restaurant reopened its dining room through reservations, while still offering to-go orders and DoorDash deliveries. (811 West Live Oak Street, Bouldin Creek)
  • Maudie’s Tex-Mex: The Austin Tex-Mex mini-chain reopened five of its seven dining rooms, and it is still offering online orders for pickups. The Triangle and South Lamar locations remain closed for now.
  • The Meteor: The South Austin cafe reopened just its patio for people who order takeout food and wine. (2110 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Merit Coffee: All locations reopened its dining and patio areas.
  • Mi Madre’s: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service. Employees will wear masks and gloves and there are designated waiting areas for people who want to place orders. The restaurant will continue its takeout and curbside pickup services. (2201 Manor Road, Cherrywood)
  • Mia Italian Tapas & Bar: The small plates restaurant reopened its patio, while still offering to-go service. (11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)
  • Mighty Fine: All locations of the Austin-are burger chain reopened for dine-in service.
  • Mongers: The East Austin seafood restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service with recommended call-ahead reservations, while still offering to-go orders. (2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, East Austin)
  • Mour Cafe: All locations reopened patios for dine-in service while still offering to-go orders.
  • Mozart’s: The lakeside coffee shop reopened its patio, while still offering takeout and drive-thru options, plus its market. It also requires that people buying food and drinks from the cafe have to wear masks. (1624 West 5th Street, West Austin)
  • The Native: The hostel’s bar has reopened as of May 28, which includes its bar and Creature Coffee’s indoor space and patio. (807 East Fourth Street, East Austin)
  • Nervous Charlie’s: The bagel shop reopened its patio for dine-in service as of June 4. (5501 North Lamar Boulevard, North Loop)
  • New Fortune: The Chinese and dim sum restaurant reopened for dine-in service as of May 22, while still offering pickup and delivery services. (10901 North Lamar Boulevard, North Lamar)
  • Nixta Taqueria: The taco restaurant is reopening its patio for dine-in service on Thursday, June 18, and reservations are required. (2512 East 12th Street, Central East Austin)
  • Nosh & Bevvy: The British gastropub reopened for dine-in service on May 22. It added screens around the bar and a face guard for those placing orders. (8440 Burnet Road, North Shoal Creek)
  • Oasthouse Kitchen & Bar: The New American restaurant will reopen its dining room, patio, and beer garden for dine-in service on Thursday, May 21, through reservations.
  • Odd Duck: The New American/Texas restaurant reopened for dine-in service through reservations only as of June 3. Guests are required to wear masks when not seated at their tables. They’re also encouraging people to include the names of everyone in their group in the reservations, so the restaurant could contact them if a staffer does test positive for COVID-19. It’s still offering same-day curbside pickup service too. (1201 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Olive & June: Parkside Projects’s Italian restaurant reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service through reservations only as of May 27, while still offering to-go food. (3411 Glenview Avenue, Bryker Woods)
  • The Omelettry: The diner reopening its dining room as of May 18, while still offering takeout and curbside pickup orders. Staffers are required to wear masks, and customers are encouraged to wear masks when they’re not seated. (4631 Airport Boulevard, North Loop)
  • Otoko: The tiny omakase restaurant reopened its dining room through reservations only, with bookings available as of June 4. (1603 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights)
  • P. Terry’s: All locations of the burger chain reopened their dining rooms as of June 8, with social distancing markers on the floor and plexiglass over the ordering counter. (517 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Campus)
  • Papalote Taco House and Azul Tequila: All locations have reopened dining rooms while still offering takeout via their respective websites.
  • Parkside: Parkside Projects’s downtown New American restaurant reopened its dining room as of June 4 through reservations only, , while still offering to-go food. (301 East Sixth Street, Downtown)
  • Patrizi’s: The Italian truck reopened its patio for dine-in service as of June 15, while still offering takeout food. (2307 Manor Road, Cherrywood)
  • The Peached Tortilla: The Asian-Southern restaurant is reopening its dining room on June 16, while still offering curbside pickups and third-party deliveries. Reservations are recommended. Employees and guests are required to wear masks, and bathrooms will incorporate hands-free devices (i.e. soap dispensers, toilets). (5520 Burnet Road, Brentwood)
  • Perla’s: MMH’s South Austin seafood restaurant reopened its dining room and patio for dine-in service as of May 8 through reservations only. It’s asking guests to wear masks and is selling masks as well. (1400 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Pho Saigon: The Austin location reopened its dining room while still offering curbside pickups. (10901 North Lamar Boulevard, North Lamar)
  • Pinballz: The arcade bar and restaurant reopened its Lake Creek and Buda locations for dine-in service. Staffers will wear masks.
  • Pinthouse Pizza: Both locations of the brewpub reopened its dining rooms for dine-in service as of June 1, while still offering curbside pickups. (4729 Burnet Road, Brentwood, 4236 South Lamar Boulevard, Barton Hills)
  • Plaza Colombian Coffee: The Colombian cafe and drive-thru reopened its patio. (3842 South Congress Avenue, Dawson)
  • Pluckers: All Texas locations of the chicken wing chain reopened. It’ll check the temperatures of both employees and customers before entering the restaurants. It’s also installing sneeze guards at all host stands. The restaurants will also continue to serve takeout and delivery food.
  • Poke Austin: The fast-casual poke restaurant reopened its dining room. (5601 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley)
  • Poke Bowl: All three locations of the poke restaurant have reopened for dine-in service as of May 19, while still offering to-go orders.
  • Pok-e-Jo’s: All locations of Austin-area barbecue mini-chain reopened for dine-in service. Staffers are required to wear masks and gloves.
  • Quality Seafood: Longtime seafood restaurant and market has reopened its dining room with seating available at designated tables, while still offering takeout and curbside pickups via online ordering. (5621 Airport Boulevard, North Loop)
  • Reunión 19: The relatively new taco restaurant reopened its dining room as of May 4. Guests will have to wear masks, their temperatures will be taken before entering the restaurants, and they’re required to sign a “health declaration.” The patio is also open for those who order takeout food and want to eat at the restaurant. Employees are also wearing masks and gloves. (1700 East Second Street, East Cesar Chavez)
  • Revelry: Both locations of the bar and restaurant reopened its patios for dine-in service as of May 22 on Sixth Street and June 5 on North Lamar, while both still offering takeout service.
  • Revival: The coffee shop reopened its patio for those who want to drink at the cafe while getting food from on-site truck Granny’s Tacos. There’s a limit of two people per table. Coffee orders must be placed through the walk-up window. (1405 East Seventh Street, East Austin)
  • Rosedale Kitchen: The New American restaurant is back open for dine-in service as of June 6, while still offering curbside food service. (3800 North Lamar Boulevard, Rosedale)
  • Rosewood: The New American restaurant reopened for dine-in service on June 3 while still There’s the outdoor area, bookable indoor private rooms. The menu is turning all family-style dishes into single-portion dishes. There will be plexiglass over the host stand, bar, and chef counter spaces. Staffers will be required to wear masks. It will also offer a different curbside menu as of May 27. (1209 Rosewood Avenue, Central East Austin)
  • Russian House: The downtown Russian restaurant reopened its dining room for dine-in service as of June 4, with reservations recommended. Its takeout service continues as well. (307 East 5th Street, Downtown)
  • Salt Lick: The Driftwood location opened its outdoor seating area in May, but closed briefly from June 6 to June 12 because a staffer tested positive for COVID-19. People can order takeout orders through the phone or in person and eat on the premises. (18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood)
  • Salty Sow: The New American restaurant reopened its patio on May 2, while still continuing its curbside pickup service. The bar menu will be limited to a few cocktails, draft beer, and wines. Food orders will be packed in to-go containers even for those dining on the patio. Tables will also be assigned to dine-in patio guests. (1917 Manor Road, Cherrywood)
  • Sazon: The Mexican restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service. (1816 South Lamar, Zilker)
  • Scholz Garten: The downtown restaurant reopened its beer garden for dine-in service in May, followed by its dining room on June 3, while still offering its curbside menu. (1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown)
  • Second Bar + Kitchen: The North Austin location of the New American restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service in May, followed by the downtown location on May 21, while still serving curbside pickups and to-go orders. (3121 Palm Way, Domain Northside)
  • Shoal Creek Saloon: The Cajun sports bar reopened its patio for dine-in service, while still offering to-go and curbside services. (909 North Lamar Boulevard, Downtown)
  • Sichuan River: The Chinese restaurant has reopened its dining room, while still offering pickup and delivery service through its website or call-ahead ordering. (4534 West Gate Boulevard, Westgate)
  • Ski Shores: The lakeside restaurant reopened its dining area while still continuing its takeout services. (2905 Pearce Road, Lake Austin)
  • Spinners: The neighborhood bar and seafood restaurant reopened for dine-in service while still offering takeout. (14106 North Interstate Highway 35, Wells Branch)
  • Spread & Co: The cheese-obsessed restaurant reopened its patio and dining room for dine-in service as of June 3, while offering takeout services. (1601 West 38th Street, Rosedale)
  • Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew and The Switch: Both barbecue restaurants reopened their dining rooms and patios on May 28, while continuing to serve takeout orders. (6610 North Lamar Boulevard, Brentwood; 166 Hargraves Street, Belterra Village)
  • Stubb’s: The Red River music venue and restaurant reopened its outdoor area for dine-in service in May. Staffers and guests are required to wear masks (the latter only when not seated at tables) and cash isn’t being accepted. (801 Red River Street, Downtown)
  • Sugar Pine: The casual Japanese restaurant reopened its patio for dine-in service as of May 31 while still offering pickup food. (8578 Research Boulevard, Wooten)
  • Suerte: The higher-end Mexican restaurant reopened its patio and dining room for dine-in service, while still offering to-go tacos and the like. (1800 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • Taco Flats: All three locations of the Tex-Mex restaurant reopened just its patios. The restaurant is still offering pickup food, and people can seat themselves at the patio.
  • Tacodeli: All locations of the taco chain reopened only their patios as of May 5. Orders must be placed in advance through its website or via the phone, food orders will be exchanged through contactless pickups, and people will be required to wear masks except when they are eating.
  • Tamale House East: The Tex-Mex restaurant reopened its patio for diners who place takeout orders over the phone or through its website. (1707 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
  • Tarka: All locations of the Indian restaurant chain have reopened its dining rooms. Masks are required for employees and there are plexiglass shields over cashier stations. It also added curbside pickups for to-go orders.
  • Terry Black’s Barbecue: The South Austin barbecue restaurant reopened its dining room. (1003 Barton Springs Road, Bouldin Creek)
  • Texas Chili Parlor: The downtown Texas restaurant reopened its dining room. (1409 Lavaca Street, Downtown)
  • Tiny Boxwoods: The Austin location of the Houston restaurant reopened its patio, while still offering curbside pickups and to-go orders. (1503 West 35th Street, Bryker Woods)
  • TLC: Texas coastal comfort food restaurant has reopened its patio as of May 8. Its capacity limit will be 40 people at a time. Employees are required to take temperatures before the beginning of each shift and they will have to answer health surveys. Employees, who will wear masks, will have to wash hands every 15 minutes or after each interaction with a customer. The restaurant also notes that it “reserves the right to refuse service to anyone we deem a threat to public safety.” Advanced orders for patio dining can be placed online or over the phone, and the restaurant is still offering pickup service. (1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
  • Torchy’s Tacos: The taco chain reopened select Austin-area dining rooms, including Anderson Mill, Escarpment on Slaughter Lane, Lakeway, Mueller, and both Round Rock locations. Takeout services are still available at most locations.
  • Toss Pizzeria: Both locations of the pizza restaurant have reopened its dining rooms as of May 28. Employees are required to wear masks, and guests over the age of 12 have to wear masks when they’re not sitting down at their tables. The play area remains closed.
  • Trudy’s Tex Mex: The Tex-Mex restaurant mini-chain reopened its patios for dine-in service at North and South Star locations. It’s still offering to-go orders and drinks too.
  • Tumble 22: The Crestview location of the Hot chicken restaurant has reopened its patio for dine-in service, while still offering pickup and curbside pickups. The Cedar Park location is sticking to to-go and drive-thru services for now. (7211 Burnet Road, Crestview)
  • Turf N Surf: The Rock Rose location has opened its side seating area. (11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Domain Northside)
  • Uchi and Uchiko: The upscale Japanese restaurants reopened their dining rooms and patios as of May 26. Reservations are required, and there are only day-of reservations available for the patio. Both restaurants still offer takeout service. (4200 South Lamar Boulevard, South Austin; 4200 North Lamar Boulevard, Rosedale)
  • Uncle Nicky’s: The Italian cafe reopened both its small dining room and patio on May 22 while still offering takeout food. Guests are asked to wear masks when moving around the restaurant while staffers are required to wear masks. (4222 Duval Street, Hyde Park)
  • Uzeat: The Uzbek restaurant has reopened its dining room while still offering call-ahead pickups and third-party deliveries through Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats. (8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 119, Barrington Oaks)
  • Vamonos: Parkside Projects’s Tex-Mex restaurant reopened for dine-in service as of May 24, while still offering to-go food. (4807 Airport Boulevard, Hyde Park)
  • Vespaio and Enoteca Vespaio: Both Italian restaurants have reopened their respective dining rooms and patio as of May 22, while still offering takeout orders. Reservations are required, customers and staffers are required to wear masks while moving around the restaurant, and the temperature of staffers will be checked throughout their shifts. (1610 South Congress Avenue, Bouldin Creek)
  • Vince Young Steakhouse: The steakhouse restaurant reopened its dining room on May 11. The temperatures of staff and diners will be checked before going into the building. The staff will wear disposable masks that will be thrown away after each shift. Staffers aren’t required to wear gloves, but if a diner requests that their server wear a glove, they will do it. Those paying with cards will be given an alcohol wipe to clean each card. (301 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown)
  • Waterloo Ice House: All four locations of the American restaurant mini-chain reopened just its patios while still offering to-go and curbside pickup orders.
  • Whip In: The South Austin Indian restaurant and market reopened its patio as of May 19, while keeping its curbside pickup/takeout/retail services. (1950 South I-35, South Austin)
  • Wholly Cow Burgers has reopened its dining room on South Lamar, while still taking call-ahead orders. (3010 South Lamar Boulevard, Barton Hills)
  • Wink: The tasting menu restaurant reopened its patio as of June 5 and dining room as of June 11, while still continuing its to-go services. (1014 North Lamar Boulevard, Clarkville)
  • Yard Bar: The North Austin dog park, bar, and restaurant reopened its outdoor area for dine-in service. The dog park visits are limited to one household/group at a time reserved in advance, and are only available to members. The outdoor bar will stay closed, and takeout service will continue. Cash will not be accepted. (6700 Burnet Road, Allandale)
  • Yoru: The new Japanese and sushi restaurant opened with dine-in service through reservations only. It’s also serving call-ahead takeout and Grubhub delivery. (207 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 202, Downtown)

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Update, June 16, 2:22 p.m. This article, originally published on Tuesday, April 28, has been updated to include additional restaurants.

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