The days of dining in at restaurants in Lawrenceburg are about to return, but don’t expect to crowd your favorite eatery with all of your family and friends.
As of Friday, May 22, restaurants around Kentucky will be allowed to reopen their dining rooms, but at 33 percent of the building’s seating capacity. While many owners are ready to welcome customers back inside, be prepared to get carryout or use the drive through if the restaurant is already at capacity when you get there. Outdoor seating is also an alternative at some restaurants. A few restaurants have chosen to just stick with carryout or drive through service for now.
Restaurant owners will all be required to abide by the state’s Healthy at Work guidelines.
Before you head out to one of your favorite Lawrenceburg restaurants (click here for information about each), here is a look at how they are adapting to the guidelines going into effect on May 22 and how they are preparing to serve their customers:
- Best Donut – You’ll be able to come inside the building to order, but you will have to wear a mask if you do. You can continue to use their drive through window as well.
- Big Jack’s Café – This will be Lawrenceburg’s newest restaurant, but they are still putting finishing touches on their Eagle Lake location and won’t be able to open by May 22. They will be welcoming customers soon, though.
- Bluegrass Sabor – They will be open from 4-8 p.m. on May 20-21, then return to their previous 11 a.m.-9 p.m. schedule on May 22. They’ll have inside seating, along with seating on the sidewalk (weather permitting). Call in orders to go will still be accepted.
- Bourbon Street on Main – They are planning to have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as curbside pickup for call in orders.
- Burger King – As of May 22, their dining area will be open from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. The drive through will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. They prefer customers wear a mask if they come inside, at least when they order, to protect employees. They will have an employee constantly circulating to clean as customers come and go.
- Casa Bonita – They are reopening their dining area on May 25, with a limit of 43 customers inside at a time. Those who arrive and find the restaurant at capacity can give their name and phone number and then wait in their car to be called as seating becomes available. Additional seating will be set up on the sidewalk. No reservations will be accepted and no parties of more than 10 will be allowed. Staff are required to masks and customers are encouraged to wear them until your food arrives. They continue to offer carryout service.
- Chopstix Express – They have a small dining area, so they’ll just continue with carryout orders only.
- Dairy Queen – Beginning the day after Memorial Day, they will allow customers to come inside to order, along with the drive through, but the dining area will remain closed for now. There are picnic tables outside that customers are welcome to use.
- Don Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant – They can allow up to 66 people at a time to be seated inside, but customers must be wearing masks. There is also outdoor seating in the patio and curbside carryout is still an option.
- Fairground’s Drive-In – No changes have been announced. They are still offering curbside carryout.
- Foliage Chinese Restaurant – They aren’t reopening their dining area yet, but will continue offering carryout service.
- Hannah’s Sportsbar and Grill – They will open at 3 p.m. on May 22 and have live music on the patio Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with distancing of six feet apart.
- Heaven’s to Betsy! – They will continue with phone-in orders and carryout service, but aren’t opening their dining rooms for now. Outdoor seating won’t be an option until the sidewalk replacement project is completed outside their restaurant.
- Hill of Beans – They are going to allow one person per booth inside and they’ll also have picnic tables outside where people can eat.
- Hometown Pizza – Up to 33 people at a time will be allowed inside to eat, following all of the guidelines set by the state. They still have a drive through window, which they are urging people to use if they call in an order for carryout. They’ll resume their regular hours on May 22.
- Huddle House – Following the 33 percent occupancy rule, they will have their dining room open with six tables available, as well as outdoor seating. They will also continue offering carryout orders. Huddle House will be open daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
- King’s Wok – They aren’t opening their dining area, but will continue offering carryout service.
- La Isla – Information about dining in will be announced as it becomes available, but they continue to offer carryout service.
- Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken – Drive through and curbside service only.
- Little Caesars Pizza – Their lobby will remain closed for now, but they’ll continue to serve customers at the drive through window.
- McDonalds North – They will continue with drive through service only, at least until June, but they will be staying open an hour later, closing at 10 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.
- McDonalds South – They will also continue with drive through service only at this time.
- Off the Ground Coffee House – The lobby will be reopened for customers to order and pickup coffee and pastries, but there will be no inside seating.
- Parkway Valero – They will continue to offer carryout, along with some limited seating inside.
- Pizza Hut – Information about dining in will be announced as it becomes available, but they continue to offer delivery and carryout service.
- Sand Trap Bar and Restaurant – They are currently doing renovations and won’t be able to open their dining area right now, but they’ll continue to offer food for carryout.
- Shelby’s Diner – They continue to offer carryout service.
- Shooters Billiards – They will continue to offer carryout, but will not be reopening their dining room for now.
- Subway at Eagle Lake – They will reopen their dining area from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and also continue serving through their drive through window.
- Taco Bell – They will continue operating with drive through service only for now.
- Tastefully Delicious – They aren’t reopening their store yet, but continue to offer curbside pickup for baked goods.
- The Lonesome Dove Bar and Grill – They aren’t opening back up yet, but may reopen sometime in June.
- Tonya’s Buffet on Broadway – They’ll be offering hot plate lunches, but no buffet. Customers can sit outside at the new picnic tables being brought in Thursday night or at the available indoor seating, which will be spread out.
- Verona Pizza – They will have dining room as well as patio seating and will continue to offer carryout service.
- Wendy’s – They won’t be reopening the dining area, but will continue having drive through service.