Empty chairs and barstools are the unimaginable side-effect of the government ban on dining rooms and bars, designed to combat the coronavirus.

Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to operate. Bars may sell beer to go, including growlers. Alcohol to go in open containers is not allowed in Pennsylvania.

Supermarkets that sell alcohol are unaffected by the order. Philly’s craft distillers, meanwhile, are offering booze for sale.

Restaurateurs are adjusting the way they do business so they can retain employees and keep the lights on. In most cases, that means pivoting to carry-out or takeout. Even posher restaurants are offering meal deals.

Some restaurants and bars are closing temporarily. Some, however, likely will close permanently. Given the narrow profit margins, most restaurants cannot withstand long-term disruptions.

A few notes:

  • Customers must call ahead for carry-out or pickup, rather than by walking into the restaurant and waiting for takeout, even with a touchscreen; the less time spent in public, the better.
  • Many restaurants are offering curbside pickup as a potentially more sanitary alternative to a delivery service (since the customer can control the order from point of pickup). Call or text the restaurant as you arrive. Though restaurants say they’re stepping up their hygiene, the most fastidious among us will surely point out that food boxes and containers can carry the virus and need to be disinfected.
  • Delivery services Grubhub, DoorDash, and Caviar have instituted “no-contact” delivery, meaning that drivers will call or text when they arrive and leave the order in a safe place for the customer to take inside. Grubhub is delaying the collection of its commission from restaurants. DoorDash and Caviar just offered no-commission sales through April 30.
  • Amanda Kmetz, a graduate student at Temple University and part-time worker at Honey’s Sit N Eat, is building a database of Philadelphia restaurants set up as an Excel spreadsheet. Because the data is open, it cannot be easily vetted.
  • A nationwide effort called Dining at a Distance has compiled a database.

Here is a sampling of what’s happening out there. Menus and specifics are being posted on websites and social-media accounts.

Always call/contact first:


King of Prussia is maintaining a list of options.

√ Adrian Seltzer of the Main Line Restaurant Reviews Facebook group is maintaining a database of carryout and delivery options in the 610.

Amis in Devon: carryout/delivery only.

ArdmoreQ in Ardmore: pickup

Arpeggio in Spring House: curbside pickup.

Bar Lucca in Conshohocken: delivery/carryout.

Betty the Caterer: delivery of kosher meals to two area synagogues.

blueplate in Mullica Hill: curbside pickup.

Bridget’s Steakhouse in Ambler: carryout/delivery for large orders.

Bryn & Dane’s: pickup.

Capital Grille in Cherry Hill: carryout.

Cerdo in Conshohocken: delivery/carryout.

Cornerstone Bistro in Wayne: delivery/carryout.

Coyote Crossing in Conshohocken: carryout/curbside pickup.

The Deck Restaurant and Bar at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope: delivery/pickup.

Firehouse Subs: carryout/delivery.

First Watch: carryout.

Gypsy Saloon in West Conshohocken: delivery/curbside pickup.

HipCityVeg: delivery/curbside pickup.

KC’s Alley in Ambler: carryout/delivery for large orders.

Keep in Jenkintown: pick-up only.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: carryout/free delivery through DoorDash on orders over $15 through late April.

Manny’s Deli in Holland: free delivery within 3 miles and curbside pickup.

Melody’s Viet-Thai Grillhouse in Ambler: delivery.

Lucky Well in Ambler and Warrington: carryout/delivery.

The Pub of Penn Valley: curbside pickup.

Restaurant Alba in Malvern: carryout/local delivery.

Saffron: carryout/delivery/curbside pickup.

Savona in Gulph Mills: pickup/delivery from noon to 7 p.m.

Scoogi’s Italian Kitchen & Bar in Flourtown: carryout food and beer

StoneRose in Conshohocken: delivery/carryout.

Talula’s Table in Kennett Square: pickup/carryout

Tank & Libby’s in Drexel Hill: carryout/curbside pick up.

Terrain Cafe: delivery/carryout.

Tiffin: carry out, delivery, and curbside pickup.

Troubles End Brewing in Collegeville: beer and food for pickup.

Up-RYES Bagel & Deli in Bryn Mawr: takeout/curbside pickup.

Vinnie’s Pizza in Wayne: carryout/delivery.

William Heritage Winery in Mullica Hill: wine to pick up


Fairmount-area restaurants are on a list maintained by Fairmount Community Development Corp.

Manayunk Development Corp. has a list of those offering carryout and/ore delivery.

Old City District has a list of open restaurants and food retailers.

Reading Terminal Market is open and doing delivery; there’s a spreadsheet of individual businesses that are open.

Rittenhouse Row, the merchants group, has a list of eateries.

Samuels & Son Seafood has compiled a list on Instagram of its customers.

2nd Story Brewing Co. in Old City: beer/food carryout/delivery.

Angelina’s in South Philadelphia: carryout.

Angry Deekin in North Philadelphia: carryout (phone orders).

baology in Logan Square: carryout, pickup, and delivery.

Baby Blues BBQ in University City: pickup/delivery.

Bibou in South Philadelphia: pickup (call restaurant for menus).

Bistro Romano in Society Hill: delivery/curbside pickup of food, wine, and beer.

Bistrot La Minette in Queen Village: delivery/pickup.

Branzino in Rittenhouse: curbside pickup.

Buena Onda in Logan Square: delivery.

Cambridge on South Street West: delivering breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as beer and wine.

Campbell’s Place in Chestnut Hill: curbside pickup/local delivery.

Capital Grille in Center City: carryout.

DaMo Pasta Lab in Washington Square West: carryout/delivery.

Day by Day in Rittenhouse: carryout/delivery.

Devil’s Alley in Rittenhouse: carryout/curbside pickup and delivery.

Devon Seafood Grill: carryout/curbside pickup.

Dim Sum House: pickup/delivery.

Dock Street: pickup.

El Camino Real in Northern Liberties: carryout/delivery.

Emmy Squared in Bella Vista/Queen Village: carryout/pickup/delivery (15% off takeout orders).

Entree BYOB on South Street West: carryout/delivery.

Famous 4th Street Deli in Queen Village: pickup.

Federal Donuts: delivery via GoPuff.

Fiorella in South Philadelphia: pickup.

Fond in South Philadelphia: pickup/local delivery (menu on social media)

Forsythia in Old City: takeout/delivery.

Goose Island Beer Co. in Fishtown: pickup.

Han Dynasty: pickup/delivery.

Hawthornes in South Philly: delivering breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as beer and wine.

High Street on Market in Old City: pickup/delivery.

Hilltown Tavern in Fairmount: pickup food/beer.

Jaxon BYOB in Northern Liberties: pickup.

Jezebel’s Cafe in West Philadelphia: pickup/delivery.

Jones in Washington Square West: delivery.

Jose Pistola’s in Center City, Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown, and Pistola’s Del Sur in South Philadelphia: beer and food to-go only.

June BYOB in South Philadelphia: offering a menu for curbside pickup.

Just Salad in Rittenhouse: carryout/delivery.

Koreana in University City: carryout/delivery.

L’amina in South Philadelphia: carryout/delivery.

Love City Brewing in Callowhill: carryout beer sales only.

Mac Mart in Rittenhouse: pickup/delivery

McCrossan’s in Spring Garden: carryout/delivery.

Mei Mei in Old City: carryout/curbside pickup.

Memphis Taproom in Kensington: carryout/delivery (including beer) only.

Mike’s BBQ in South Philadelphia: curbside pickup/delivery.

Miles Table in South Street West: pickup/delivery.

Misconduct Tavern in Logan Square: pickup.

Mix Bar & Grill in Rittenhouse: carryout, pickup, and delivery; free delivery when calling in directly and bypassing apps.

Nom Nom Ramen in Rittenhouse: carryout/delivery.

Nonnas Pizza Tavern in Mount Airy: carryout/delivery.

Noord in South Philadelphia: carryout dinners Fridays and Saturdays.

The Olde Bar in Old City: carryout/delivery.

Philly Tacos in South Philadelphia: carryout/delivery.

Pietro’s Italian (Walnut Street location only): carryout

Pinefish in Washington Square West: limited $21 menu for curbside pickup.

Pizzeria Stella in Society Hill: carryout.

Pizzeria Vetri: delivery/carryout.

Poe’s Sandwich Joint in Kensington: pickup/delivery.

Porcos Porchetteria/Small Oven Bake Shop: pickup/takeout/delivery.

Positano Coast in Society Hill: curbside pickup.

Pub & Kitchen: pickup/delivery,

Pumpkin on South Street West: 3-course dinner for $35 for carryout or delivery within 15 blocks.

P’unk Burger in South Philadelphia: delivery/carryout.

Ristorante La Buca on Washington Square: delivery/carryout.

Rosy’s Taco Bar in Rittenhouse: carryout/delivery beer/food.

Seafood Unlimited in Rittenhouse: carryout/free neighborhood delivery.

Sidecar Bar in Southwest Center City: carryout/delivery.

Slice Pizza: pickup/delivery.

Smokin Bettys in Washington Square West: carryout/free local delivery

SoBol in Rittenhouse: curbside pickup/delivery.

Stockyard Sandwich Co. in Spring Garden: pickup/carryout/delivery.

StreetSide in Kensington/Northern Liberties: carryout/delivery.

Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse in Northeast Philadelphia: carryout/delivery.

Sweetgreen: pickup/delivery only.

Talula’s Daily in Washington Square West: carryout.

Tequila’s in Center City: carryout/delivery ($30 minimum)

Tiffin: carryout, delivery, and curbside pickup.

Tio Flores in South Street West: delivering food and sangria.

Tria in Washington Square West and Rittenhouse: food/wine/beer carryout/delivery.

Trio in Art Museum area: pickup/delivery through Trio 2 Go app.

Varga in Washington Square West: delivery.

Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia: pickup/delivery.

Villa di Roma in South Philadelphia: carryout.

Walnut Street Cafe in University City: pickup including beer and wine.

Which Wich in North Philadelphia: curbside pickup/delivery.

Wine Dive on South Street West: delivering wine, champagne. and some food.

Wood Street Pizza in Poplar: carryout/delivery.

Yards Brewing in Northern Liberties: online orders for carryout beer and food.

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