What restaurants are still open, offering to-go service in central Pa. amid coronavirus
UPDATE: On Monday, March 16 Gov. Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown of all non-essential businesses including restaurants; limiting food service to take-out and delivery only. The shutdown begins at midnight Monday.
With the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak, several businesses around the region and state are making aggressive changes to service hours and operations. Here's a look at some notable changes for businesses and restaurants from around the region:
Changes in service
Rite-Aid pharmacies are implementing home-delivery service upon request. Delivery-fees will be waived for all eligible prescriptions. Patrons should contact their local Rite Aid pharmacy for more information. Refrigerated medications are not eligible for delivery.
Bird-in-Hand Restaurant — Bird-in-Hand
Bird-in-Hand Restaurant will close from Wednesday, March 18 through March 30. The cafe will remain open for take-out orders from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Soups and packaged meals will also be available for pick-up at the cafe during this time.
Prince St. Cafe — York
Prince St. Cafe announced it would be updating its hours as of Monday, March 16. The cafe will remain open for restricted business operations from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily. Take-out orders are also available via Door Dash, Grubhub and Uber Eats.
On Sunday, March 15 Chick-fil-a announced it would be closing its dining rooms nationwide to avoid person-to-person contact. The chain will continue its drive-through and delivery services, according to a press release.
Updated:Pa. orders shut down of restaurants, other businesses statewide to stop coronavirus spread
The grocery store chain announced it would be suspending its curbside pick-up on Sunday, March 15. The store will also modify its hours of operations and now only be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to allow store teams more time to replenish products and sanitize stores.
Divino Pizzeria — Hanover
The Hanover restaurant will be offering contact-free delivery along with supplemental service for families with school-aged children. Due to the school closures, Divino's will be offering a delivery-only $4 lunch for students including two slices of pizza and a soda or bottle of water. The announcements came via the restaurant's Facebook page.
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The Fig & Barrel — York
Fig & Barrel is providing pick-up and delivery service within a two mile radius of downtown York along with ordering via Grubhub. Delivery & pickup hours are 11:30 am to 8:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 am to midnight Friday & Saturday.
Rita's Italian Ice
The chain will delay its annual First Day of Spring sale due to crowd concerns, according to a press release.
On Sunday, March 15 the Seattle-based coffee chain announced it would begin implementing a "to-go" model at all U.S. stores for at least two weeks. Temporary closures for stores in high-traffic areas such as malls are also in effect. For stores that will remain open customers can order via drive-through service or through the Starbucks app for pick-up.
Old Forge Brewing Co. — York
Old Forge Brewing Company will continue to offer pick-up and delivery service through Grubhub.
Tutoni's, Aviano's, The Cantina, Presto Pasteria — York
O.N.E. Hospitality Group's umbrella of restaurants have closed dine-in service and will provide curbside pick-up and delivery options at all four restaurants.
I-ron-ic Cafe — York
The coffee house announced on Monday, March 16 it would be closed until further notice.
Fat Daddy's — Springettsbury Twp.
On Saturday, March 14 Fat Daddy's announced it would be closed due to coronavirus concerns amidst large crowds. The night club is closed indefinitely. Patrons can join the club's mobile club for additional updates.
Left Bank — downtown York
The Left Bank announced it would close for at least three months. Owners Sean and Mandy Arnold made the announcement on Friday, March 13 via a Facebook live video post.
Millworks — Harrisburg
The restaurant announced it would be suspending service indefinitely on Monday, March 16. The announcement came via Millwork's Facebook page.
Tröegs Brewing Co. — Hershey
Tröegs announced it would be temporary closing its tasting room, general store and suspending all brewery tours beginning Monday, March 16. The brewery is hoping to re-open on Saturday, March 28, according to a post on its Facebook page.
Elementary Coffee Co. — Harrisburg
Elementary Coffee announced it would be suspending service after 11 a.m. Monday, March 16. The coffee shop's website will remain active during the temporary closure for online orders.
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Curious Little Playhouse — downtown York
Curious Little Playhouse is temporarily shutting down for open play. The store will continue to operate its online store and is offering home delivery for toys, according to owner Jen Swanner.
Where to get to-go, curbside pick-up
Several local restaurants are offering take-out services and available for orders via Grubhub including:
- The Handsome Cab
- Revival Social Club
- Prince St. Cafe
- The Fig & Barrel
- Holy Hound Taproom
- Old Forge Brewing Co.
Hamir's Indian Fusion — York
Hamir's Indian Fusion in downtown York is continuing its take-out service. For orders call 717-430-4173.
Neil Strebig is the food & drink reporter for the York Daily Record and curator for the York on the Move newsletter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-825-6582 or via Twitter @neilStrebig.
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