Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott issued an order that a number of Texas businesses will be permitted to re-open their doors again, starting Friday May 1st.  These businesses include retail stores, shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants at up to a 25% occupancy.

Restaurants will be permitted to serve in their dining rooms and patios but will be required to offer disposable menus and limit seating to no more than six people per table, placed at least six feet apart.

While several Austin area restaurants plan to open their doors others have posted to social media that they are not prepared to open their dining rooms, but will continue to offer curbside and pick-up service.


Austin Restaurants Opening for Dine-In service in May:


Happy Chicks


ATX Cocina –  Monday – Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 4 – 9 p.m.  Guests can now walk-up and order food or drink then dine-in on the ATX Cocina patio. Patio is first come, first serve.

Happy Chicks


Cafe Blue

El Arroyo

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Bob’s Steak & Chop House


Ski Shores Café on Barton Springs Rd.

III Forks

Terry Black’s Barbecue

Texas Chili Parlor

Z’Tejas Mexican Grill

Baby Acapulco

El Arroyo

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum Restaurant

Plucker’s Wing Bar

Ski Shores Cafe Barton Springs West – The new location has the same great casual dining menu as the location on Lake Austin, with favorites such as the original 1954 recipe Fried Catfish and the Border Burger, and it has an expanded coffee and bar menu. The original location on Lake Austin is now open for 25% capacity seating on the deck and outdoor areas too.



Reunion 19 tacos

Photo by Hayden Walker

East Austin

Reunion 19 (Patio only Friday)

Longhorn Daiquiris

Salty SowOpen 4-6 p.m. daily in the patio space only, $2 off cocktails and draft beer, Rotating red, white, rosé and sparkling wine by the bottle for $15, $5-$8 dollars per food item. Select items at discounted rates such as the burger, deviled eggs, and tacos.

JuiceLand (All 5 locations)

Cisco’s Bakery

Juan In A Million



West Austin

Chisos Grill in the Hill Country Galleria

Manuel’s Great Hills (starting Saturday)

The County Line

Castro’s Bar & Grill (Lakeway)

Buenos Aires Cafe (Hill Country Galleria)

Frog & The Bull

Mozart’s Coffee


Waterloo Ice House

Ski Shores Café

Siena Ristorante Toscana



La Mancha Brunch

Central Austin

Arpeggio Grill

Gino’s Vino Osteria

COVER 3 Will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Moving forward, they will also continue to offer Online Ordering of their $5-$8-$10 menu, and Family Meal deals with Curbside Pick Up.

Capt’n Benny’s Seafood

Hat Creek Burger Company

Halcyon Coffee at Aldrich Street

Mandola’s Italian Market

Phil’s Icehouse

Gino’s Vino Osteria

La Mancha

La Palapa

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Rudy’s BBQ

Mama Fu’s

Plucker’s Wing Bar

Tiny BoxwoodsBoth upscale American eatery Tiny Boxwoods and it’s walk-up bakery Tiny’s Milk & Cookies offer their full menu, including espresso bar and pastries for curbside pick up. You can call the restaurant or order online.There’s also delivery through Favor.



Mighty Fine Burgers

North Austin

Mighty Fine Burgers

Freda’s Seafood Grille

Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Cafe Java

Craftwork Coffee (Domain)

Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina


Doc’s Backyard Grill

Yard Bar

Branch BBQ

Brickhouse Tavern + Tap

 Bakery Lorraine will be reopening its indoor dining room at all its locations at 50% capacity on May 22nd.

Catfish Parlour

Dos Salsas

Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse

Hat Creek Burger Company

Casa Chapala

Rudy’s BBQ

Mama Fu’s

Plucker’s Wing Bar

Yardhouse Domain 

Waterloo Ice House



South Austin

Broken Spoke


Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Doc’s Backyard Grill

Guero’s Taco Bar

Habana SoCo

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

LORO – is resuming in-restaurant dining. It’s a limited capacity and lots of steps to ensure everyone’s health and safety.  Sundays through Thursdays 11:30 am – 9:00 pm.  Fridays and Saturdays 11:30 am – 10:00 pm.  Guests can check the in-restaurant availability via Get Wisely on the LORO website.

Poke Austin

Pok-e Jo’s Smokehouse

The Park on South Lamar

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Mighty Fine Burgers

The Meteor Cafe

Sazon (Patio only)

Rudy’s BBQ

Mama Fu’s

Plucker’s Wing Bar


The Far Out is excited to announce the opening of their new food truck, Fowl Mouth! The menu offers a medley of fried chicken, southern sides, and vegan options. Fowl Mouth orders can also be placed at the container bar as well as online and by phone, (512) 351-9909. Fowl Mouth is open Tues-Sun from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.


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