GUIDE: Learn what Bay Area restaurants, businesses are doing to stay open during coronavirus outbreak

Pierogi Queen is one of many Bay Area businesses adjusting hours and services to accommodate customers during the coronavirus outbreak. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pierogi Queen is one of many Bay Area businesses adjusting hours and services to accommodate customers during the coronavirus outbreak. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pierogi Queen is one of many Bay Area businesses adjusting hours and services to accommodate customers during the coronavirus outbreak. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)


Harris County has mandated restaurants and bars close their dining rooms, and Galveston County restaurants will follow suit after Gov. Greg Abbott on March 19 mandated all restaurants and bars stop offering dine-in services starting March 20. Bay Area businesses are responding in turn.

Several restaurants throughout Clear Lake, League City and the Bay Area have closed their dining rooms and temporarily changed their hours; expanded or added to-go, delivery and curbside pickup options; or increased sanitation practices.

Small local businesses suffering losses from the outbreak can seek federal aid. According to a release from the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Association is offering up to $2 million in economic injury disaster loans to help small businesses overcome temporary losses of income.

Courtney Sapp, owner of Escape Kemah, said in an email that the coronavirus outbreak has caused a huge drop in their customers, which has the potential to be devastating for their business.

"We are family-owned and -run; my husband, myself and our two college-age children create all of our rooms and puzzles," she said via email. "I don’t know how we will survive. I have given up my teaching position to run our business, so there is no backup income on my end."



Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting Bay Area businesses and restaurants to learn the latest updates on how they are managing as more calls for social distancing are made at the regional, state and federal levels. The latest updates can be found below.

Readers and business owners can share updates with the Bay Area editorial team by emailing baynews@communityimpact.com or calling 512-989-6808.







As of 10:30 a.m. March 20, here is how businesses around Clear Lake, League City and the Bay Area are responding:


  • Starting Saturday, South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center will close temporarily. The hotel hopes to reopen by the end of April. Group meetings, events and hotel stays will be canceled. "Please understand that we have never done this before and it is a terribly hard decision for us," a statement from the hotel reads.

  • Frost Bank, which has dozens of locations around the Bay Area, announced March 20 it would close its lobbies by the end of the day. The banks will stay fully staffed and offer expanded services during normal business hours throughout the temporary lobby shutdowns.

  • Infinity Float Center has temporarily closed starting March 20 until further notice. The center allows customers to relax by floating in tanks of salt water, but the business wanted to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by closing until it is safe to reopen.

  • C'Bon Crawfish Shack will begin offering to-go crawfish, shrimp and snow crabs beginning March 21. The business will serve to-go food as long as allowed.

  • El Pescado Ciego will continue to offer carryout and delivery. Cusotmers can order margaritas and other alcoholic drinks for delivery only with the purchase of food.

  • Landry's Seafood House is offering delivery through third-party deliver partners, or customers can call in orders for curbside pickup and received 10% of their orders.

  • Noah's Ark Bar & Grill closed dine-in options starting at 4 p.m. March 19. The business began allowing curbside pickup March 20 and plans to start offering delivery March 21. "We deeply regret closing our doors. We know that many of you are like family to us and dine in with us regularly. We are truly sorry. We will miss you," reads a Facebook post from the restaurant.

  • Starting March 19, Schafer's Coastal Bar & Grille began offering takeout and pickup orders. Customers can order at wwwo2catering.com. No dining in will be allowed after March 20.

  • T-Bone Tom's, starting March 21, will offer curbside pickup with some delivery. Customers can also order takeout or delivery of beer, wine and spirits.

  • Tookie's Burgers is open March 20 and seating customers at every other table to maintain distance. Starting March 21, the business will offer curbside pickup and some delivery, and customers can also order alcohol.

  • Holly Berry Tea Room will remain open and offer takeout on its full menu.

  • Ace Hardware opened March 2 at 1915 W. League City Parkway, Ste. 100, League City. Owner Keyur Amir said he has seen an influx of customers buying barbecue supplies, gardening tools and home repair equipment. Customers stuck at home are working on landscaping and house projects, bringing in business, Amir said.

  • Black Bear Diner is offering takeout for curbside pickup and delivery where third-party deliverers such as DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates are available.

  • Cupcake Cachet is offering curbside pickup and has modified its hours to Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

  • Ocean Sushi Grill is closed and hopes to reopen April 1, according to a Facebook post.

  • 365 Lash.Spa is open and accepting appointments at its NASA Parkway and Baybrook locations, according to a Facebook post.

  • Houston Door Refinishing is open and providing services as usual. "It's pretty safe because our work is done outside, and we always use disposable gloves," owner Tonya Clark told Community Impact Newspaper in a Facebook message.

  • Antonini's Subs is offering carryout and delivery at its Kemah location.

  • Kabuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar closed the hibachi side of the restaurant and is only offering pickup orders to go, according to a Facebook post.

  • Michi Ru Sushi closed for at least the next 15 days as of March 17. "Stay safe, stay positive, and appreciate everyone and everything that is important to you. We look forward to serving you in the near future," read a Facebook post.

  • Diners at The Flying Dutchman can receive 10% off their curbside pickup order for a limited time.

  • The Chick-fil-A locations in League City and Nassau Bay are operating as drive-thru only.

  • Space Center Cleaning will implement extra steps to keep customers safe. The business will include doorknobs as part of standard cleaning services, and it will use disinfectants on all surfaces except certain flooring. “We appreciate your business during these times,” a Facebook post from the company reads.

  • Dine-in areas will be closed starting March 17 until further notice at Cafe Dew. The business is offering temporary adjusted hours for to-go, curbside pickup and delivery options. Curbside pickup is free on all orders, and orders of $20 or more get a 25% discount. There is free delivery within 4 miles on orders of $25 or more. Medical workers receive four free doughnuts with a purchase of at least $10. "We wish everyone safe and healthy days ahead!" a Facebook post from Cafe Dew reads. "Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for the amazing support. We can push through this together!"

  • Starting March 19, all Whataburger locations are offering curbside delivery for online orders from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., customers can pick up online orders via drive-thru.

  • Kirk and J’s BBQ had to temporarily close because it was not getting enough business via the drive-thru or to-go orders.

  • Mia's Table dining rooms are closed, but customers can order takeout by calling or visiting online.

  • Due to Harris County's mandate, Okii Poke's dining room will be closed for the foreseeable future. However, the business will still allow customers to come into the restaurant to order takeout. Customers can also order delivery and pickup via UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and ChowNow.

  • Scrap Shack has seen a big uptick in business, said owner Cari Kerstiemf, because "people want to be crafting." Starting this week, the business is doing Facebook live videos, daily specials and online classes. However, the shop may eventually run out of supplies, as distributors are closing, Kerstiemf added.

  • Red River Cantina will now offer curbside pickup through online ordering. Customers can place and pay for orders at www.redrivercantina.com, fill out a description of their vehicle, park in a designated to-go space, call 281-557-8156, and an employee will bring out orders. The business encouraged residents to support local businesses during the outbreak.

  • Likewise, Red River BBQ and Grill will now offer curbside pickup through online ordering. Customers can place and pay for orders at www.redriverbbq.com, fill out a description of their vehicles, park in designated to-go spaces, call 281-332-8086, and an employee will bring out orders. The business encouraged residents to support local businesses during the outbreak.

  • Legends Sports Grill was still open and holding its annual St. Patrick's Day traditions as of March 19. The business is offering to-go orders that can be called in or placed online. The restaurant is deciding if it will offer delivery during the mandated shutdown.

  • As of 8 a.m. March 17, Floyds Cajun Seafood will offer only carryout or third-party delivery options. The dining room is closed. Staff has increased hand washing, sanitation and cleanliness with attention to menus, tables, booths, chairs, restrooms, door handles and more.

  • Legends Sports Grill was still open and holding its annual St. Patrick's Day traditions as of March 19. The business is offering to-go orders that can be called in or placed online. The restaurant is deciding if it will offer delivery during the mandated shutdown.

  • As of 8 a.m. March 17, Floyds Cajun Seafood will offer only carryout or third-party delivery options. The dining room is closed. Staff has increased hand washing, sanitation and cleanliness with attention to menus, tables, booths, chairs, restrooms, door handles and more.

  • NobiliTea is offering normal business hours, but the business will be open for carryout orders only. The drive-thru will also be open. Customers are encouraged to call ahead to place orders and order delivery through third-party businesses. "We are dedicated to serving our community the best way we know how: through faith and compassion," reads a NobiliTea social media post.

  • Sawa Restaurant & Grill is offering curbside service as of March 17. "Call us and keep us open," reads a post on the business's Facebook page.

  • Las Anitas Mexican Restaurant is offering delivery and pickup orders as of March 17. The dining room is closed.

  • Customers can order to-go and delivery 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack. Orders of $20 or more get free delivery.

  • Altar'd Interiors is coming up on its first year in League City, having opened in May 2019. Owner Colby Morris said business was normal last week, but there has been a significant decrease in the last three to four days and virtually no business March 17. The business is trying to shift its focus to using social media for arranging furniture shipping and delivery, he said.

  • Only the Greatest Fitness, which caters exclusively to clients interested in personal training, is attempting to continue business as usual for as long as possible, said owner Fillipe Silvas. He added that the business is being "very hesitant" about accepting new clients but that they are aiming to ramp up their online presence. OTG offers a full, automated, online training system and personal coaching via a portal and an app, with written personalized workouts and a weekly coaching call to help clients meet their goals. Silvas encouraged those in isolation to stay active throughout the day and try two short workouts—20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes in the afternoon—to help structure each day.

  • Rustika Cafe and Bakery is offering family feast meals, curbside pickup and delivery in the business's new, limited hours.

  • Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe has announced a new takeout and delivery program at all Houston-area stores. Curbside pickup is available. “Our team members, several of whom have been with us since our first year of operation, are family to us,” said Allison Chavez, co-founder of Sweet Paris, in a press release. “We hope that through the support of our community ordering takeout and delivery that we are able to continue to support them and their families during these difficult times. All proceeds from takeout and delivery will go directly to paying salaries of the few working and supporting those who have been laid off.”

  • As of March 16, Noon Mirch is offering takeout and delivery options for the next two weeks at least. The business is offering 20% off pickup orders.

  • Angelo's Pizza & Pasta is now offering curbside pickup. Customers can order by calling 281-332-2404 or visiting the business's website.

  • South Shore Grille has normal business hours as of March 19. The business was offering a dine-in option as well as to-go and curbside pickups. According to a social media post, the business is taking precautions by sanitizing surfaces and menus and having servers wear fresh gloves.

  • Manish Maheshwari, owner of both CoCo Crepes, Waffles & Coffee and Little Bella Mia in League City, said March 18 both restaurants are allowing dining in along with to-go and pickup orders. Neither business is offering any specials, and Maheshwari would rather close the restaurants if things got bad enough, he said.

  • Art of Coffee in Clear Lake and Kemah have adjusted their hours to 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Carryout only is offered at the Clear Lake location.

  • At Bakkhus Taverna, dine-in services are still available, as is carryout and delivery, as of March 19. The restaurant is taking extra precautionary measures by upping its deep cleaning services to seven days a week.

  • Dan's Pizza Wings 'N' Beer Deck is open for pickup and delivery, and the restaurant's deck was also open for dining with normal hours as of March 19.

  • J Henry's Draught House + Kitchen closed March 17 to prepare and reopened March 18 to offer drive-thru services 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The business also offers alcohol to go. Customers should call ahead to reduce wait times.

  • Craft 96 Draught House + Kitchen is open for dine-in, carryout and to-go orders.

  • Things are changing daily, but as of March 17, Red Oak Cafe's dining room is open, and it is offering to-go orders and curbside pickup. Customers who buy $50 in gift cards for a later visit will receive a $10 gift card for free. "As a small family operated business, we appreciate your continued support. Blessings to you and your family!" reads a post on Red Oak Cafe's Facebook page.

  • For safety and convenience, Pierogi Queen will temporarily offer delivery and curbside pickup as of March 16. Owner Eva Sek said she and her family will be doing the deliveries themselves as vendors like UberEats are charging more than the business can afford for their services. Their plans to expand the business to Houston are likely on hold, she said. Frozen pierogi are still available until they run out of supplies, she added.


According to a social media post, the following local Nassau Bay restaurants are offering takeout, drive-thru and delivery orders:
















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