LIVE UPDATES: Learn what Conroe and Montgomery businesses, restaurants are doing to stay open during coronavirus concerns

Conroe and Montgomery dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe and Montgomery dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe and Montgomery dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 9:16 a.m., April 1

Montgomery County updated its guidelines on restaurants and other businesses March 18 to go into effect at 8 a.m. March 19. All restaurants will be expected to cease on-site dining, but can continue to offer to-go, takeout, delivery and catering services from March 19 until April 2. Restaurants and businesses in Conroe and Montgomery have adjusted their operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Local restaurants are implementing strategies such as shifting sales online to offering curbside delivery to ramping up sanitation efforts. Businesses have reported slumped sales since the outbreak—sometimes more than a 50% decrease.

This list is noncomprehensive and will be continuously updated as more information is gathered. Information was gathered either via direct interviews or the business’s website or social media posts. To have your local business or restaurant included on this list, send an email to

Chronic Tacos is open for curbside pickup, take out or delivery through DoorDash.

Tony's Italian Delicatessen is open for takeout and curbside pickup orders made through Facebook.

Chipotle's three Conroe locations are offering delivery through DoorDash.

Chili's Bar & Grill is offering curbside pickup and delivery.

Chick-Fil-A's Conroe and Willis locations are open for delivery and drive-through orders only.

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering takeout and delivery through its website and apps.

Bubba T's Cajun Kitchen is offering curbside pickup and delivery within a five-mile radius.

BeanPunk Coffee is offering delivery, to-go orders and curbside pickup daily until 3:30 p.m.

Bartlett's Distillery is offering drive-through orders.

242 Pub & Grill's Conroe and Willis locations are offering takeout and delivery via Grubhub.

Taste the Asian Mobile Food Trailer and Mexi-Rican waffles Foodtruck are teaming up to provide curbside pickup orders as well as delivery.

CBD American Shaman of Willis is now offering curbside pickup for orders over the phone.

The Pizza Shack in Montgomery and Willis is continuing to offer curbside and delivery.

The CVS/Pharmacy on West Davis Street in Conroe is offering customers $10 off their purchase and 20% off any CVS Health brand items when they try their new membership program, store manager Allen Alonzo said. It is also offering free prescription delivery for its customers.

The Barkly Pet Retreat and Spa is offering special pickup and drop off services to pets in need of grooming in a five mile radius. Pet owners who are 65 years old or older may have their pet transported for free while others may pay $10 per pet, per way.

Cowboy Tacos and Burgers is accommodating customers by allow orders over the phone for pickup.

242 Pub & Grill is offering curbside pickup and delivery at both its Conroe and Willis locations.

Fabulous Pho is offering takeout order only during normal businesses hours.

Burger Fresh & More is now serving family-style dishes such as lasagna and casseroles for curbside pickups.

Southern Star Brewing Company is offering curbside pickups of six-packs, cases and variety 12 packs of beer on March 20.

Joe's Italian Restaurant is open during regular hours for to-go and curbside pickup orders.

Amore Fine Dining & Spirits is postponing opening its new location but we will be offering a limited menu for curbside pickup at its existing location beginning March 20.

Citizens Grill is now offering curbside pick up and is complying with spacing regulations between tables. It is also offering single-use paper menus to eliminate the sharing of menus between guests.

The Eatery at Hodge Podge Lodge already offers online deliveries but plans to “beef up” the service even more, owner Jeff Angelo said.

Kuntry Katfish Catering is offering limited options and quantities beginning March 19. All items will be cold, but instructions will be given on how to best warm/reheat items.

Epic Nutrition is accommodating by offering free delivery on orders and curbside pickup.

Vero Italian Kitchen is offering curbside pickup, carryout and delivery via Doordash.

Wine and Design is offering at-home paint kits for people who are staying at home and want creative activities.

Buldogies is open for regular hours with limited seating. The restaurant also offers pickup and curbside orders. Customers can order over the phone.

Pie in the Sky Co. is open for curbside pickup only and is now open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The bakery offers online and phone ordering and delivery via Doordash or Favor.

Barbara’s Resale Shop is posting items and their cost online, offering purchases over the phone and curbside pickup.

Kitchen Tales is currently offering orders over the phone, curbside pick up and delivery via Doordash.

Pacific Yard House is still offering dine-in seating complying with Montgomery County regulations. The restaurant also offers delivery via UberEats and Doordash and has begun utilizing a food truck.

Phil’s Road House & Grill has begun offering delivery, in addition to curbside pickup for to-go orders. Dine-in options are still available.

Cozy Grape Wine and Bistro will continue to offer to-go and takeout options and will begin delivery with Phil’s Roadhouse. Customers who want to dine in must make a reservation.

Ransom’s Steakhouse & Saloon is currently open for dine-in or takeout options and offers curbside pickup.

Red Brick Tavern has temporarily altered its hours to 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. The downtown Conroe restaurant also offers takeout and curbside pickup.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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