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A Running List of Houston Restaurants Still Sticking to Takeout

In spite of the state’s order allowing restaurants reopen at 25% capacity, these restaurants haven’t yet reopened their dining rooms

Take-and-bake eats from The Hay Merchant
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As Governor Greg Abbott moves forward with his Open Texas plan, restaurants are being allowed to incrementally increase their dining room occupancy, which currently stands at 50 percent. Still, some restaurants have opted to keep their dining rooms closed, at least until the effects of the coronavirus pandemic become more clear.

Below, check out an updated list of spots sticking to takeout and delivery only.

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  • Underbelly Hospitality — Two of Chris Shepherd’s restaurants, UB Preserv and Hay Merchant, have remained closed and are offering take-out kits and curbside pick-up. Underbelly is also offering take-and-bake meals for sale at HEB.
  • Ramen Tatsu-Ya — Will continue to offer takeout service from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Hughie’s Vietnamese Restaurant — The location on 18th street is still sticking to take-out and curbside for now due to construction on the space.
  • Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana — Will continue curbside service, online orders and delivery while determining how best to resume dine-in service.
  • Vibrant — Will continue to offer its full menu online from 11 am to 7 pm daily for contactless takeaway and delivery, including bulk food items. Dining on the patio only begins Monday, June 1.
  • Helen Greek — Will continue to offer curbside service at its Rice Village location from 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm Friday-Saturday, 11 am to 8pm Sunday, while determining when “it is safe to allow guests back into the restaurant.”
  • Truth BBQ — Will continue curbside, to-go and online orders 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Sunday, but the decision to reopen the dining room in Houston (and in Brenham) is on hold.
  • Nancy’s Hustle —Will continue to offer takeout from the kitchen. No further updates on resuming dine-in service have been provided at this time.
  • Sticky’s Chicken — Will continue to offer takeout and delivery from 2 to 8 pm Monday-Tuesday and 12 to 8 pm Wednesday-Saturday.