As of Monday, June 8, restaurants and bars in Michigan are now allowed to open their dining rooms at 50 percent capacity with six feet of social distancing between tables. Many businesses have opted to take advantage of this loosening of restrictions and are inviting customers back indoors with added safety precautions ranging from plexiglass dividers to disposable utensils.
Other restaurants are taking a more cautious approach. Ones that may have closed entirely during the pandemic are just now reopening as takeout-only or patio seating-only restaurants due to the physical space constraints of their indoor seating areas and, in some cases, in order to limit prolonged staff contact with customers who can’t use masks while eating and drinking in enclosed spaces.
Based on data from a diner survey conducted prior to the wider reopening of restaurants in Michigan, Eater Detroit is aware that many customers are choosing to avoid indoor dining or continuing to order carryout and delivery. Some individuals may be opting to avoid restaurants that have reopened dining rooms to reduce contact with others when picking up their meals. Below, Eater Detroit has compiled a list of the restaurants that are currently only offering outdoor service or are choosing to stick to takeout-only menus for now.
There is always going to be risk with going out in public during the pandemic, particularly if you’re around others who aren’t wearing masks or following social distancing rules. However, there are things one can do to reduce those risks and support local restaurants in the process. If you choose to go out to eat or to retrieve a takeout order, remember to tip well and follow the rules set out by restaurants. No one should have to tell you to wear a mask. And please, for the safety of yourself and others, stay home when you’re sick, wash your hands, and avoid touching your face. For more takeout and delivery options, check out Eater’s guides.
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Good Cakes & Bakes: Carryout, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery-only; online ordering available through the website
Saffron De Twah: Carryout-only
Pizzaplex: Carryout- and delivery-only
Detroit City Distillery: Outdoor tasting room on Riopelle Street (Service starting Wednesday, July 1)
Folk: Self-seated patio, online ordering for groceries and takeout as well as a walk-up window
Mink: Counter service with patio seating only; disposable menus and packaging
Batch Brewing Company: Patio seating only
Rose’s Fine Food: Online ordering for curbside pickup of bread, wine, cakes, and paczki
Brooklyn Street Local: Carryout-only with online ordering, self-select patio seating
Mudgie’s Deli: Curbside pickup with online ordering for full menu and groceries, patio service-only
Ima: Corktown and Madison Heights are carryout and patio-only with time limits during peak hours and digital menus, Midtown has dine-in service
Pie-Sci: Patio-only, try calling ahead
Detroit Shipping Co: Patio-only
The Congregation: Patio seating
Peso: Patio-only service as well as carryout and delivery
Coriander Kitchen & Farm: Patio-only, contactless ordering
Sister Pie: Online ordering for no-contact pickup of baked goods, sandwiches, and groceries
Magnet: Carryout is available for pre-order with picnic-style seating in Core City Park
Takoi: First come, first served patio seating with carryout available by pre-order and a walkup window for the bar
Fat Salmon Sushi: Carryout-only
Goblin Sushi: Carryout, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery with online ordering available through the website
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