Our Restaurants, Bars & More – What’s Open and What’s Closed

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In wake of Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order to close all dine-in services across the state, many Durham restaurants swiftly pivoted to delivery, takeout and curbside dining options. Mayor Steve Schewel issued a stay-at-home order for Durham, effective March 26 at 6pm until April 30, but it allows for restaurants to continue providing these services. Almost all the city’s major food or beverage events have been canceled or postponed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. There’s no easy way to describe what owners, chefs, bartenders, servers – the service industry as a whole, and the many other businesses they support (farmers, distributors, etc.) – are going through.

The best we can do is support our local restaurants – as safely as possible. Donate, buy a gift card, get curbside pickup, say hello on Instagram. Be there for them. They need us right now.

Here’s our list of updates – let us know if there are changes that need to be made, and always check with these locations for the most up-to-date information.

STILL OPEN

  • Bulldega Urban Market – Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-7pm. “If you are self-quarantining and live above us, or within a couple of blocks of us, and need groceries, we might be able to help! Email us at orders@bulldega.com and we will do our best to help depending on our resources. We’ll respond within 24 hours. We’ll take your credit card over the phone …”
  • Durham Co-op Market – Modified store hours, open from 11-7pm every day. Beginning March 20, the Co-op will offer Senior + High Risk Shopping Hours on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 10-11am for the foreseeable future. 
Eastcut Sandwich Shop during coronavirus
Eastcut Sandwich Shop offers takeout and curbside pick-up from 11am-8pm. Photo by Beth Mann

TAKEOUT/DELIVERY/CURBSIDE PICKUP

In response to Gov. Cooper’s executive order, the city is converting on-street metered parking spaces downtown to Curbside Delivery Zones, and strongly encourages customers only to park for the actual time needed to pick up restaurant orders.

Boricua Soul during coronavirus
Boricua Soul offers takeout and new family-style meals on the menu. They will soon roll out delivery with Uber Eats and DoorDash. Photo by Beth Mann
  • American Meltdown – delivery via Takeout Central Triangle, Uber Eats or Grubhub. 
  • Alpaca Chicken – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery available by ordering online. Open every day from 11am-9pm.
  • Baba Ghannouj – curbside pickup or free delivery within 15 miles.
  • Bar Virgile – curbside pickup. Offering group-sized meals as well as burgers, fries, salads, soups, Brussels sprouts and bottles of wine. Also offering free “Shift Burgers” for service industry professionals.
  • Bean Traders – offering online takeout orders, as well as gift certificates and online coffee orders.
  • Beyu Caffe – offering a new online delivery service through its website and also offering takeout and curbside pickup. Delivery minimum of $20 for breakfast and lunch, in a radius of about 15 miles, 8:30am-3pm. If you’d like to order less than $20 worth of food, order from Door Dash and Grub Hub, or consider ordering takeout or curbside pickup.
  • Bleu Olive – Menu items will be available at a discounted rate (20% off) for takeout for lunch and dinner.
  • Bluebird Meadows – door-to-door delivery service. If interested, email bluebirdmeadowsnc@yahoo.com.
  • Blue Corn Cafe – curbside pickup or delivery starting March 20. Family-style menu.
  • Boricua Soul – takeout, Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm and 4:30p-7pm. Added family-style meals to the menu for online ordering. Rolling out delivery options with Uber Eats and DoorDash soon. Please email us Boricua Soul for gift cards.
  • Boxyard RTP tenants – varies by business, check link for details
  • Bull and Bean – free delivery within 5-mile radius; also offering curbside pickup and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree for the week of March 15.
  • Bull City Burger & Brewery – call-in orders (919-680-2333) and curbside pickup. Complete menu on website
  • Bull City Olive Oil – Bottle refills suspended. Newly updated online store available for shipping nationwide, or choose curbside pickup (call 984-888-0549) or free delivery within three miles of downtown (email if you want delivery) if you live locally. Open Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 11-4pm; Sun., noon-4pm. E-gift cards available, too.
  • Burger Bach – takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Launched a GoFundMe on March 19 directly funding the paychecks of its hourly employees. Donate here.
  • Chicken Hut – takeout. Kids eat free.
  • Cloche Coffee – takeout or curbside pickup. 
  • Cocoa Cinnamon – all three locations offer curbside (Lakewood) or front door pickup (Geer Street and Old West Durham) on any classic espresso drinks, lattes, drinking chocolate, teas and kids’ drinks. The Lakewood location also offers churros. They also encourage folks to purchase their in-house roasted coffee online. If they sell 230 bags of coffee a day online, they can keep their team and bills paid through all possible scenarios.
  • Comfort Cuisine – Fresh meals by Chef Maggie Radzwiller delivered twice a week.
  • COPA – takeout, curbside pickup and introducing delivery for the first time ever.
  • Cosmic Cantina – takeout. Doing delivery for the following dates: March 25-27, 11am-6pm. Orders must have a $50 minimum and be within a 5-mile radius.
  • Counting House – Takeout. Follow Facebook, Instagram and website, as the menu changes often. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available. 
  • Crafts and Drafts – pull up to the front of the bar for a laminated menu of crafts and beer/wine available to go. Laminated menu and POS system are disinfected with every customer use. Craft kids also available!
  • Cucciolo Osteria – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery within 2-mile radius. Offering wine for 25% off. Added lunch service on Monday, March 23, with new sandwich options.
  • Dame’s Chicken and Waffles – takeout and delivery through DoorDash and Chow Now.
  • Debbie Lou’s – takeout and curbside pickup.
  • Dos Perros – takeout and delivery available noon-8pm. Free dessert with every entree purchase.
  • Durham Catering Co. – weekly meal service, delivery and curbside pickup. Delivery is free within 30 miles of their office at 3710 Shannon Rd.
  • Early Bird Donuts – takeout and curbside pickup. 
  • Eastcut Sandwich Shop – takeout and curbside; new hours are 11am-8pm, cash won’t be accepted for sanitary purposes.
  • Earth to Us Vegan – takeout and delivery through Grubhub and Uber Eats.
  • Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club – curbside pickup for breakfast from 7-10am; for lunch and dinner from 11am-8pm. To place an order, call 919-490-0999 and ask for “Fairview To Go.” The full menu, including prices can be found here. Take your Vino To Go as well, with 25% off select bottles. Executive Club members and Duke employees receive 25% off food orders.
  • Favor Desserts – curbside pickup and delivery within a 5 to 10-mile radius. Call the bakery at 919-908-9264.
  • The Federal – takeout and curbside pickup from 1-9pm.
  • Foster’s Market – market is closed, offering curbside pickup of weekly meal service.
  • G.58 Modern Chinese Cuisine – takeout. Call 919-466-8858 to place an order.
  • Gocciolina – offering a “Take-and-Bake” menu made fresh and packed to bake at home. Call in starting at 2pm and pay over the phone or in person. Pickup between 5 and 8pm.
  • Goorsha – takeout and delivery from 4-9pm.
  • GRUB – Online to-go orders (pickup at window or call and they will bring to your car) or delivery.
  • Guglhupf Bakery & Restaurant – curbside or in-store pickup (retail bakery remains open). Order online. 
  • Heavenly Buffaloes – pickup or delivery (beer included). Call to place order 919-237-2358.
  • Holy Moly Enchiladas – Now a “pay what you can” and “pay it forward” business. Order online ahead of time.
  • Home.bucha – email grantruhlman@gmail.com or DM pre-orders for quick pickup at the home.bucha lounge (410 W Geer St., downstairs) March 19; free delivery, within five miles, for orders $24 and over will go out Friday, March 20.
  • Hutchins Garage – open for pickup orders, 4-9pm, starting March 21.
  • It’s A Southern Thing – takeout, delivery within five miles and curbside pickup.
  • Indulge Catering – offering “Indulge @ Home” meal program. Order Monday → pick up Wednesday or order Wednesday → pick up Friday.
  • Jamba Juice – takeout or delivery.
  • James Joyce Irish Pub – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Offering 50% discount to all restaurant industry workers.
  • Jeddah’s Tea – pickup, delivery or shipping (free with $50+ purchase). Or purchase a gift card.
  • Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs – takeout and delivery options available at both Durham locations, open seven days a week till 10pm.
  • Juju – pickup and delivery from 5-8pm. Call 919-286-3555 or order online.
  • Kanki – curbside pickup.
  • Lime & Lemon Indian Grill and Bar – online takeout or delivery through Grubhub or Uber Eats.  
  • Local 22 – curbside pickup begins March 19; now serving family meal (serves two to three people) to-go. You can also donate to the restaurant’s employee assistance fund.
  • Locopops – takeout or delivery through DoorDash and their online Square store.
  • Lucky’s Delicatessen – curbside pickup and delivery. 
  • Luna – curbside pickup for online orders.
  • Mellow Mushroom – curbside pickup, Monday-Sunday noon-8pm. Also selling gift cards.
  • Moe’s Original BBQ – curbside pickup or delivery through Grubhub.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – delivery, Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Available via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. Menu
  • Monuts – will close Sunday, March 29. Online orders for pickup and “contactless delivery” by ordering by phone 919-286-2642 till then. Delivery is about a 3.5-mile radius.
Nuvotaco
Nuvotaco has a walk-up window for to-go orders, where you can order a margarita while you wait.
  • Nantucket Grill – full lunch and dinner menus and cakes from 11-8 daily for curbside pickup and delivery within 2 miles ($20 min. order).
  • Nolia Coffee Shop – curbside pickup by ordering online.
  • The Northern Spy – curbside pickup Tuesday-Saturday, 2-8pm.
  • NuvoTaco – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery within a 5-mile radius through website nuvotaco.com
  • The Oak House – to-go beverages, online orders through new website and gift cards for sale.
  • OnlyBurger – takeout. Shannon Road location call 919-937-9377. American Tobacco Campus location is closed.
  • The Palace International – pickup menu and meal prep option. (Order at least 3 meals for $8.99 each)
  • Parizade – curbside pickup. Paella night is back by popular demand! $15 per serving, call ahead to place your order for pickup Saturday evenings (while supplies last) – and don’t forget salads, dessert and wine to go. You can also donate to the restaurant’s employee assistance fund.
  • Parts & Labor – takeout / curbside pickup of food and beer/wine. Online ordering or come up to the window to place orders, noon-8pm daily.
Parts & Labor is back in action with takeout/curbside pickup.
  • Picnic – takeout and delivery.
  • Pizzeria Toro – takeout from 4-9pm and gift cards available by emailing giftcards@littlejacktoro.com.
  • Pomodoro Italian Kitchen – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. Call 919-382-2915 or order online.
  • Pompieri Pizza – curbside pickup (with 20% off wine bottles) and free delivery in downtown for orders $100 and more.
  • The Refectory Cafe – Open daily, offering full menus for curbside pickup as well as family-style casseroles and lasagnas to go. Local fresh strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie coming Tuesday, March 31.
  • Rise Downtown – online takeout orders and third-party delivery services. Southpoint location is open for takeout and delivery until 2pm and until 7pm for delivery only starting March 19.
  • Sage & Swift Catering – a la carte pickup/delivery on Fridays and complete dinners to-go available for pickup/delivery on Tuesdays.
  • Saltbox Seafood Joint – open for takeout/to-go service only at both locations.
  • Season to Taste – delivering soup. Cooking classes canceled for two weeks as of March 17.
  • Silver Spoon Restaurant – open for takeout from 8:30am-2pm.
  • Sister Liu’s Kitchen – takeout (call 2 minutes before you arrive to pickup) or delivery for orders more than $100.
  • Spanglish – takeout and curbside pickup. $2 empanadas every Thursday!
  • Sweet Charlie’s – curbside pickup or delivery via Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates. Call 984-888-5101 to place an order.
  • Thai Cafe – takeout.
  • Toast – takeout or curbside pickup from Monday-Saturday, 11am-3pm. Check social media for soups and specials.
  • University Club – curbside pickup and delivery within 15 miles. 
  • Unscripted Hotel – limited menu available for take-out and free delivery within a 5-mile radius of the hotel Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-8pm. For orders call 984-329-9500.
  • Viceroy – takeout, curbside pickup and delivery for downtown area from 4-9pm. Call to place orders 919-797-0143.
  • ZenFish – pickup, delivery or put in the notes you’d like curbside service. Order via ZenFish app.
  • Zweli’s – delivery and curbside pickup. Call 984-219-7555 or text 919-897-6850 to place an order. Delivery must be within a 25-mile radius. Purchase a gift card here.

CANCELED

INTERACT WITH THE RESTAURANTS

  • Virtual happy hour with Kingfisher every day at 4:30pm on Instagram.

DEALS & DISCOUNTS

  • CONVIVIO Wine Bar and Restaurant – free delivery for downtown area from 5pm to 8pm. $5 delivery fee outside of downtown. Offering 30% food and wine for curbside pickup.
  • Jack Tar & the Colonel’s Daughter – offering 20% off gifts cards until the restaurant reopens. To purchase one, email giftcards@littlejacktoro.com
  • Joe Van Gogh – closed, but visit their website for a wide selection of freshly roasted beans and more. They’re offering free shipping on all online orders using code “FREE” at checkout.⁠
  • Makus Empanadas – delivery, takeout and curbside pickup available and recommended. Orders can be placed online or on its app. Orders can also be called in at 984-888-5302. Through the restaurant’s Pay-it-Forward Initiative, by purchasing a dozen empanadas, you receive another dozen for free, and the restaurant asks that you give these extra empanadas to a community member who is at risk, including the elderly, those with pre-existing medical conditions and the healthcare professionals who are on the front lines. On the first week, 185 dozens of empanadas were donated.
  • Tobacco Road Sports Cafe – curbside takeout, delivery to come. Family meals available for pickup and delivery. Special promo code for American Tobacco Campus gives 15% off for the next week (includes food, gift cards and apparel): ATC15.

DONATE

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Dwight Hall of Dwight Hall Farm and co-owner Tina Prevatte Levy talk on his farm in Beulaville, NC.
Firsthand Foods launched a community fund to support small-scale farmers and the food banks now providing food for unemployed restaurant workers.
  • Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, launched by the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, supports those who have experienced wage disruption or lay offs in the Triangle restaurant industry. This includes wait staff, bartenders, hosts, managers, delivery drivers, cooks, catering staff, dishwashers, and other restaurant and bar workers.
  • GoFundMe for Service Industry Workers Advocates of North Carolina (SIWANC) – The Triangle, launched by SIWANC, a newly formed nonprofit dedicated to providing financial and professional resources to service workers, aims to raise $12 million to help hourly employees working in the service industry in The Triangle.
  • Thrive Kitchen & Catering donated the first round of 40 lunches to the Duke Regional Hospital unit tasked with the COVID-19 response on Friday, March 20.  If you would like to help the company keep providing these lunches, email carolynk@thrivedurham.com and let them know how many meals you would like to donate to keep our healthcare workers fed and healthy as they take care of us and our community.
  • To help keep baristas afloat, Joe Van Gogh started a virtual tip jar through Venmo.
  • The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), the trade association behind the state’s hospitality industry, launched the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund to support restaurant and hotel workers immediately affected by COVID-19. The goal of the fund is to provide qualified applicants with $500 to help with the immediate expenses faced by many who have suddenly found themselves without work. *The Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, organized by chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen, will find a home within this new larger fund as well.*
  • Firsthand Foods, the food hub and Durham-based meat company, launched a community fund for meat donations. A donation to the fund provides pasture-raised local meat to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. For every dollar donated, Firsthand Foods will deliver an equivalent amount of meat to the Food Bank, which serves food pantries, soup kitchens and afterschool programs throughout our region. The effort has multiple goals:
    • Assist the food banks now assisting laid-off restaurant workers and others affected by the crisis in addition to those they already serve
    • Support the small-scale farmers in the Firsthand Foods network
    • Keep Firsthand Foods open and serving the community during this crucial time
Fullsteam Brewery curbside pickup

BEER/WINE/LIQUOR

North Carolina Beer Month, during which the state’s 326 breweries plan events and festivities for the month of April to showcase the quality and creativity of North Carolina beer, has been postponed. However, many breweries in our area are offering curbside pickup of packaged products, with some also offering delivery options. Breweries will continue to supply grocery stores and other retail outlets, too. To learn what your favorite brewery’s to-go options are during this health crisis, visit the “Covid-19 NCBeer Finder” on ncbeer.org

Bull City Ciderworks
Bull City Ciderworks delivered $40 worth of cider to Chapel Hill Magazine editor Jessica Stringer’s home in Orange County.
  • Accordion Club – open very limited hours for to-go beer, wine and cider sales. Rolling out a limited, but evolving, Hatch Green Chile to-go menu as well. Can do curbside pickup.
  • Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending – takeout or curbside pickup (card only).
  • Beer Study – open for to-go orders and delivery, noon-8pm.
  • Bull City Ciderworks – delivery of crowlers, growlers and cases for Durham, Orange and Wake counties. Delivery is free for orders more than $40, and $5 for orders less than that. Bored at home? Order a cider-making kit, which includes a growler of raw apple juice, yeast, nutrients and an airlock; a PDF of instructions will be emailed. Taproom to-go orders from 3-5pm.
  • Clouds Brewing – closed except for Raleigh taproom.
  • Durty Bull Brewing – taproom to-go, curbside pickup or delivery (Durham County only) from noon-8pm. Availability updated on social media every day.  
  • Durham Distillery – tasting room is closed, but they are posting fun cocktail recipes to make from home on Instagram. They also recently started a virtual happy hour with Corpse Reviver Bar General Manager Kristel Poole, happening at 3pm every day on Instagram Live because we could all use a little extra happy, right? Durham Distillery also shifted its production efforts (they are still making gin, don’t worry!) to include making a 70% ethanol and distilled water sanitizing solution that they have donated to local hospitality businesses.
  • Fullsteam Brewery – curbside pickup for beer and food.
  • Glass Jug Beer Lab – operating a retail store only (tables and chairs removed). Open 11am-8pm daily. Gift cards available online. Now selling 1/6-bbl (5-gallon) kegs of Glass Jug’s beer direct to customers.
  • Growler Grlz – order your growlers ahead for curbside pickup or delivery – 919-973-2755.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing – launched an online beer store featuring discounted prices. For the first-time ever, flagships, seasonals, specialties and rare sours can be shipped throughout the U.S. Also offering taproom pickup.
  • Honeygirl Meadery & Tasting Room – closed, but offering 50% off shipping for its online shop. And you can now swing by the tasting room to pick up orders of mead “dockside.”
  • LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage – open for retail wine and beer, curbside pickup and delivery
  • Ponysaurus Brewing Co. – its Beer Drive-Thru is officially open. You can now get Ponysaurus beer placed directly in your trunk seven days a week – order beer online or call ahead, drive up, pop your trunk and get beer.
  • Sam’s Bottle Shop – open, discontinued draft service and offering curbside pickup.
  • The Wine Feed – deliveries across the Triangle twice a week.

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Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is the assistant editor at Durham Magazine. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, she attended UNC-Chapel Hill and double majored in broadcast journalism and German. She enjoys good beer, ice cream and morning runs.

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