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Wondering how to enjoy some newfound freedoms this weekend? So were we. So, we compiled this list of how local restaurants are handling the new 50-percent capacity guidelines, arranged by town and alphabetical order.

Midland Bistro is just one restaurant that has rearranged its tables to meet requirements.

How did you make the list?
We put out a poll on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the Facebook page for the Moore County service industry. We also made a lot of calls.

How did you miss our favorite / my restaurant?
The short answer is we’re human. But we’re happy to add anyone who wants to be on the list. Email us at hello@itsthesway.com


Here’s a Map.

Jump to: Aberdeen :: Carthage :: Pinebluff :: Pinehurst :: Southern Pines :: Seven Lakes :: Vass :: Cameron :: Whispering Pines

Aberdeen:

:: The Bakehouse: The dining room will open Saturday morning.

:: Benji’s: Benji’s will open its dining room on Friday, while continuing to offer takeout and delivery. They’re also accepting reservations and pre-orders.

:: Cactus Creek Gourmet Coffee Roasters: In an effort to support its customers (your local coffee shops), Cactus Creek is discontinuing home delivery. Shop their coffee here.

:: Casa Mexicana: Owners are waiting a bit to re-open the dining room, but you can still order takeout and pick it up through the restaurant’s drive-thru window.

:: China Garden Buffett: China Garden Buffett will open in their new location (the former home of Ruby Tuesday’s) on Monday for takeout only.

:: Dunkin’ Donuts: Dunkin’s corporate office has yet to announce when the dining room will re-open. Drive-thru services are still available, and they’ll be delivering through Moore Home Services. Moore Home Services can be reached at 910-673-1275.

:: High Octane: Closed Friday through Monday for Memorial Day weekend, but will re-open Tuesday with seating inside and outside. The drive-thru will be eliminated.

:: House of Fish: House of Fish will not reopen their dining room yet, but they’re continuing to offer takeout.

:: Mac’s Breakfast Anytime: Mac’s will reopen its dining room on Friday and will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Mason’s Restaurant & Grocery: Mason’s will open its dining room starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, and will be open Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menus will be disposable and employees will wear masks. Reservations are not accepted. Takeout and curbside pickup is also available.

:: Mazatlan: Matzalan will reopen its dining room over the weekend — either Saturday or Sunday. Call 910-944-1622 for more information.

:: Moe’s Southwest Grill: Moe’s corporate office has yet to announce when the dining room will re-open, but takeout is still available, as is delivery through DoorDash.

:: Railhouse Brewery: Open for food and beer during regular hours, starting 5 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be served in disposable containers, and live music is postponed for the near future.

:: Rudino’s Pizza & Grinders: The dining room will be open regular hours.

:: Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs: The dining room at Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs is open every day from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Cameron:

:: James Creek Cider House: James Creek will resume serving by the glass. Customers may sit outside on the porch and in the cider-garden, where tables have been spaced six feet apart. Staff will be wearing masks.

“We request that folks social distance and keep six feet away from those not in their party, and wear masks when maintaining distance may not be easy,” James Creek said in an announcement.

Carthage:

:: Buggy Town Coffee: Buggy Town is planning to open their dining room on Saturday, but that’s subject to change. Follow their social media for more updates.

:: La Familia Mexican Grill: La Familia is NOT opening its dining room during Phase 2. Takeout orders can still be made at (910)-947-1995.

:: Pete’s Family Restaurant: Pete’s will reopen on Friday at 5 p.m.

:: Pik N Pig: Pik N Pig will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup, but they’re reopening their patio if guests would like to eat meals outside.

:: Spoon Lickers Catering: Spoon Lickers Catering is open again, and they’ll start their first round of deliveries on June 2. Find the menu here.

:: Time Out Sports Grill: The dining room is open, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, by reservation only. Groups must reserve time slots: 1 hour for four or less people, 1.5 hours for 5-7 people, and 2 hours for 8-10 people. Call (910) 947-2447 to reserve a time.

Take-out & curbside options will still be offered during operating hours.

Pinebluff:

:: Southern Chopstix: Reach this Pinebluff restaurant at (910) 969-1113. Here’s the temporary hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: noon to 3pm, 5-8 p.m.
  • Friday: noon to 3pm, 5-9 p.m
  • Saturday noon to 9 p.m.

Pinehurst:

:: C.Cups: You can’t yet eat your cupcakes inside, but you can still place an order for takeout via the shop’s new app.

:: Drum & Quill: Drum & Quill will be open for dine-in service indoors and outdoors every day except Monday. Sunday brunch will also be offered.

:: Dugan’s Pub: Dugan’s will open its dining room at 5 p.m. on Friday. They’ve sanitized the restaurant, spaced out tables according to phase two guidelines, and they’ll be offering disposable menus and disposable masks for customers. Takeout and curbside delivery is still available.

:: Elliotts on Linden: Elliotts will offer an abbreviated menu in their dining room, with tables spaced six feet apart. Temperatures will be taken through a kiosk upon arrival. Takeout and curbside pickup is still available.

:: Elliotts Provisions: Lunch delivery is available from 11-2, for orders of four or more, in the Pinehurst area.

:: Kung Fu: Kung Fu will not reopen its dining room yet, but will continue to offer takeout.

:: Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour: Order up a quiche or a scone, or your favorite tea. Call (910)255-0100.

:: Lisi Italian: Lisi is open, with seating for 20 people indoors. Seating will be first come, first served — no reservations are necessary. They’re also altering their service concept to reduce customer contact.

:: Maxie’s Grill & Tap Room: Maxie’s will reopen with a limited menu beginning Friday, May 29.

:: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant: Maria’s will not open their dining room, but will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Mid Pines Inn: Mid Pines will reopen for breakfast and lunch. Takeout options will continue.

:: The Market Place: The Market Place will reopen its dining room and patio the Tuesday after Memorial Day. They’ll be offering fast and casual counter service.

:: Napoli Pizzeria (formerly Fratello’s): Open and taking reservations, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

:: New York Deli: New York Deli will have a few tables available for indoor seating starting Monday morning, as well as tables outside.

:: Paradox Farm: Goat cheese deliveries are being made to Cannon Park every Friday. Order at the link or DM them on Facebook.

:: Pinehurst Brewing Co.: Pinehurst Brewing Co. will re-open on Friday at 5 p.m., and continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup. Their new dine-in and takeout hours are Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. New hours will take effect Friday, May 22.

:: Pinehurst Pizza: Pinehurst Pizza will continue to offer takeout and delivery Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

:: Pine Crest Inn: Reopening will begin Tuesday, June 2 with a pub menu and bar service. Here’s the details.

:: Pizza Cafe: Buffet won’t be offered, but Pizza Cafe will reopen the dining room tomorrow.

:: The Roast Office: The Roast Office will be open for dining starting Saturday morning.

:: Thai Fusion: Dining room is open for normal hours, beginning 5 p.m. Friday.

:: Vito’s Restaurant and Pizzeria: Vito’s on Highway 5 will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup only. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Southern Pines:

:: 195 American Fusion: The dining room and porch is open by reservation only. Call 910-692-7110.

:: Ashtens: Open for takeout from 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, but closed for renovations from Monday, May 25 through Friday, June 5.

:: Beefeaters: The dining room reopens at 5 p.m. on June 4, with a limited menu. Reservations may be made at 910-692-5550.

:: Betsy’s Crepes has reopened, with regular hours and a slightly modified menu.

:: The Bell Tree Tavern: The Bell Tree is open starting 5 p.m. Friday, with updates including temperature checks, staff training, touchless sinks in restrooms, sanitizing stations, and upgrades to the outside bar.

:: Bonefish Grill: The dining room is open beginning Friday at 5 p.m. Parties must arrive together. Dine-in operations are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11-9 Saturday and 10-8 Sunday. This Memorial Day, the restaurant will be open from 10 a m. to 9 p.m. Family packs are also available.

:: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza: The dining room opens at 5 p.m. Friday, and will remain open regular hours. Takeout is still available, call 910-365-2000.

:: Broad Street Bakery & Cafe: The cafe will open its dining room for normal hours, but without table service — order at the counter and enjoy your meal in a disposable container. **Closed Memorial Day.

:: Island Jerk Cuisine: Open for dine-in and takeout at 1150 Old U.S. 1, Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30-8:30, Friday-Saturday, 11:30-9:30, and Sunday 11:30-6:30. The number is (910) 684-8596. Here’s the menu.

:: C.Cups: You can’t yet eat your cupcakes inside, but you can still place an order for takeout via the shop’s new app.

:: Chapman’s: The team is NOT opening its dining area.
Curbside takeout and DoorDash is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, special daily options are being posted at the link.

:: CharBar No. 7: CharBar No. 7 will not open its dining area this week, but will potentially open back up the following week. They’re still offering takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Chef Warren’s: Chef Warren’s will not open their dining room in the coming weeks, but will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Clean Eatz: The dining room will be open regular hours.

:: Clean Juice: The dining room will not be open, but takeout and curbside pickup orders are still being accepted by phone or through their app.

:: Curts Cucina: Curt’s Cucina won’t be opening up their dining room any time soon, but they’re continuing to offer takeout. Yes, this includes the famous meatball grinders.

:: Fish Co. Fish Co. will re-open indoor seating tomorrow, and their new hours are 12-8 p.m.

:: Full Moon Oyster Bar: Full Moon will remain closed at this time.

:: Habanero’s Taqueria: The dining room will not be open, but they’re continuing to offer takeout.

:: Hatchet Brewing Co.: Hatchet is open from noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

:: Hennings Taste of India: Hennings Taste of India will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Hickory Tavern: Hickory Tavern will open their dining room early next week. They’re continuing to offer curbside pickup and delivery.

:: The Ice Cream Parlor: The Ice Cream Parlor will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup, and they’ll be opening up their outdoor seating, as well as a few seats in their back dining room. The front dining room space will continue to be closed to allow guests ordering food to practice social distancing.

:: Island Jerk Cuisine: Re-opens Tuesday, June 1 for dine-in service. If it’s your first time hearing about them, check out our story here.

:: Ironwood: Ironwood will reopen their dining room on Friday at 5 p.m., and will be offering dinner only for the time being.

:: Jaya’s Indian Cuisine: This Southern Pines restaurant is always takeout-only, but they do delivery, too — to Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Pinehurst, West End, Whispering Pines, and Vass. Minimum order for delivery is $25. Orders of $60 or more come with no delivery charge; otherwise, it’s a $5 fee.

:: Kickback Jack’s: Opening on Tuesday for dine in service (at 50% capacity, all tables spaced 6 feet apart) and will continue to offer Togo and curbside service. Thanks so much!

:: The Leadmine: The Leadmine will re-open Friday at 5 p.m. They’re also available for takeout and delivery through DoorDash.

:: Longhorn Steakhouse: Longhorn will open their dining room tomorrow at half capacity, and they’ll continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Meat and Greek Eatery and Market: Meat and Greek will reopen its dining room and will continue to offer takeout and curbside pickup on regular orders and family-style meals.

:: Midland Bistro: Re-opening for breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday. Reservations are not accepted.

:: Nature’s Own Market: Get your Nature’s Own favorites delivered to your door by calling 910-692-3811. Oh, and they also have cocktail growlers from Reverie Cocktails available for delivery.

:: Olive Garden: Olive Garden will reopen their dining room at a limited capacity and will continue to offer curbside pickup and delivery.

:: Panera Bread: Panera Bread’s corporate office has yet to announce when the dining room will re-open. Takeout, rapid pickup and drive thru services from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. are still available, as is delivery on DoorDash.

:: Pine Needles Lodge: Pine Needles Lodge will be open for full service on Friday. Their hours will be 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., and their new menu can be found here.

 Pine Scone Cafe: Socially distant outdoor seating has been put in place under the awning of the Southern Pines location.

They’re offering curbside service using the Cloosiv App or orders taken by phone or at entry. They’re also delivering scones and dough logs seven days a week ($20 min) to SP, Pinehurst, and Aberdeen and further out on Saturday and Sunday. They’ll also be selling at Moore County Farmers Markets. 

:: Pony Espresso: Open regular hours — they just ask that you bring exact change or use a debit card to cut down on back-and-forth contact.

:: Red Bowl Asian Bistro: Red Bowl is not opening up their dining room, but they’re continuing to offer takeout and curbside pickup.

:: Retro Salon & Wine Bar: Follow them on social to watch out for times for champagne and wine pick-up, and pickup of products as well.

:: Reverie Cocktails: Stay home and let Reverie bring 64 oz. of carbonated cocktails to your door. Call 910-315-4916.

:: Scott’s Table: Scott’s Table will be opening the week of May 25. Reservations for dine in can be made by phone or online.  If the reservation is made online, the restaurant will call to verify that the time you have chosen is available, which helps allow them to space seating properly. Takeout and delivery will continue.

:: Southern Pines Brewing Co.: SPBC is open from noon to 10 p.m. daily.

:: Southern Pines Growler Co.: Curbside pickup of growler fills and cans from the cooler.

:: The Sly Fox: The Sly Fox will open their dining room at a limited capacity on Friday at 5 p.m. Guests can have their temperature taken through a kiosk prior to entering the restaurant.

:: The Wine Cellar: Indoor and patio seating is open for beer and wine by the glass.

:: Wolcott’s: Wolcott’s will reopen for takeout orders only.

Seven Lakes:

:: Lake House Bar and Grill: Open Friday for lunch and dinner. If you’d like to call ahead to see how busy they are, you can do so at 910-673-3737.

:: Mamma Mia’s Pizza and Pasta: Mamma Mia’s will reopen on Friday at half capacity, and they’ll continue to offer curbside pickup and takeout.

Vass:

:: Crossroads Coffee Co.: Crossroads is not opening their dining room yet, but they’ll have outdoor tables in the near future.

:: Valenti’s: Valenti’s won’t reopen their dining room until June 1, but will continue to offer delivery, takeout and curbside pickup.

Whispering Pines:

:: Whispering Pies: The dining room will be open beginning Tuesday, May 26.

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