In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, governors in multiple states have announced closures of eat-in restaurants and bars. Some are still open but not offering dining in, serving menus via pickup and/or delivery. As the industry is taking a huge hit, if you don’t want to see your favorites go out of business, support them by ordering, and be sure to tip the staff as much as you can.
Please note: Though many restaurants remain open, it’s a good idea to call ahead or reach out via social media to make sure of their operating hours. Delivery zones and charges may vary. This article is updated frequently but as the restaurant industry struggles during this time, sadly, closures are happening daily.
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The Arrogant Butcher, Phoenix
The Arrogant Butcher is a steakhouse offering a variety of comfort foods, with entrees ranging from juicy steaks to almond-crusted rainbow trout and the shrimp, chicken & sausage jambalaya. For lunch, choose from a wide range of tasty sandwiches, salads, artisan cheeses along with a raw bar featuring oysters, king crab legs and shrimp. While the doors are closed to inside dining, it’s now offering discounted to-go orders, curbside pickup at each one of its locations and free, contactless delivery through Door Dash.
Citizen Public House, Scottsdale
Citizen Public House is an upscale gastropub renowned for its rich and hearty dishes like meatloaf and short ribs, in addition to a variety of outstanding seafood options. Enjoy starters like pork belly pastrami followed by favorites like the chopped salad with smoked salmon and picture-perfect scallops. There are a good number of gluten-free options that are absolutely mouthwatering, as well as desserts like the Caramel Milk Chocolate Pudding that you’ll want to save room for. All can be ordered for delivery via GrubHub.
Across the Pond, Phoenix
Across the Pond in Phoenix has transitioned to offer curbside, takeout and delivery-only options. If you choose pick up, you’ll get a 25 percent discount on all regular menu items. While it’s famous for its house cocktails like the Suntory Sling, the Berry White and Yojimbo, the eats here are delicious too. Specialties included Shrimp Ceviche with marinated shrimp, avocado puree, cilantro sprouts and wonton chips, as well as the Poke on a Leaf, an avocado roll with tuna, edamame, roasted corn, avocado puree and cilantro.
Diego Pops, Scottsdale
Diego Pops in Old Downtown Scottsdale is known for its tasty Southwestern dishes with a creative twist. While you’ll find a modern Mexican-inspired menu of tacos, salads, appetizers and sides, you can enjoy unique bites like street corn with flaming hot Cheeto dust or nachos topped with an over-easy egg and brussel sprouts too. Other popular items include Coconut Lemongrass Ceviche and Mango Habanero Wings. All can be ordered for delivery through Postmates and DoorDash.
Restaurant Progress, Phoenix
Named the best new restaurant in Phoenix in 2017, among other accolades, Restaurant Progress has become a popular spot for date night, and while you’ll have to dine via takeout, curbside or delivery now, it’s still a great way to impress. Its chef-driven menu is frequently changing, focused on new American cuisine inspired by classic recipes utilizing high-quality local ingredients. Some of the favorites that have made it a standout include dishes like chicken-fried trout, the duck, carpaccio and soy-cured watermelon followed by the raspberry dessert. You won’t have to miss out on the fabulous cocktails either, as drinks like the Rosemary Beret, shaken with vodka, rosemary Chardonnay, killer blanc and lemon are on the delivery menu too.
Cornish Pastry Co., Phoenix
Cornish Pasty Co. offers some of your favorite English fare, including, of course, Cornish pasties, a type of pastry that’s filled generously filled with a variety of sauces, meats and veggies. It now offers a limited menu when you want to comfort belly and soul, including traditional pasties with steak, potato, onion, and rutabaga with a side of ride wine gravy or ketchup. There’s Chicken Pot Pie, vegetarian Tikka Masala, salads, soups, sides and desserts like the Apple Caramel Pasty too.
Cibo Pizzeria, Phoenix
When it’s pizza you’re craving, you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from in Phoenix, which is home to a long list of Italian restaurants. CiBo Pizzeria is often named among the best, serving a delicious menu that includes fresh limoncello made from a family recipe by Chef Guido Saccone along with signature wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, saltimbocca bread, house-made pastas, salads and outstanding burrata. Choose from a variety of creative and delicious topping combinations that come with the red and white sauce, ss well as tempting deserts like Nutella. Order for pickup, directly or through Postmates for delivery.
Rehab Burger Therapy, Scottsdale
If you’re craving a burger that’s not just any burger, Scottsdale’s Rehab Burger Therapy delivers everything from five-ounce Relaspes to 10-ounce Rehab monsters. They all feature a lightly toasted brioche bun with well-seasoned ground chuck, melted cheese and a variety of topping options. The Hangover Burger with bacon and a fried egg and the Backyard BBQ Burger with onion rings are just two of the favorites. Or, you can always go with the spicy Chile Con Fritos, a four-bean chili loaded with ground chuck beef and then spooned over the corn chips. There’s a somewhat bizarre but delicious peanut butter and jelly burger and a complex offering of salads too.
El Charro Cafe, Tucson
Located in downtown Tucson, El Charro Cafe is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the city and beyond, reportedly the birthplace of the very first Chimichanga. You can order for pickup or delivery off its delicious menu that includes family-style meals complete with Chips & Salsa Picante, Sonoran Rice, your choice of beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh greens. Some of the mains include Nana Carlotta’s Build Your Own Tacos with your choice of flour or corn tortillas, the Tamale Party, Nana Carlotta’s Enchi-Style Chilaquiles with red or green sauce and Nana Carlotta’s Late Night Snacks with assorted finger foods like nachos, chicken taquitos and mini chimis.
Tanias 33, Tuscon
One of the best-kept secrets in Tucson, this Grande Avenue Mexican eatery boasts the best customizable menu around, featuring tacos, super-sized, versatile burrito creations, Sonoran-style dishes, soups, and more, all available for takeout or delivery. There are some great breakfast plates like Chorizo & Eggs and Huevos Rancheros, along with sides, including Carne Asada Fries and Vegan Tater Tots. Portion sizes are huge and there are outstanding vegetarian options too.
II Bosco, Scottsdale
II Bosco is known for serving the best pizza in Scottsdale, and it delivers via DoorDash, Postmates and GrubHub. The dough is made fresh daily and ingredient toppings include cured meats and fresh greens. Many have a sweet-savory element, with pies that are topped with fig jam. There are some great appetizers like plates of roasted seasonal vegetables with burrata cheese and traditional caprese salads with homemade pesto, while gluten-free crusts and vegan cheeses are available too.
Dick’s Hideaway, Phoenix
Among the Richardson’s Restaurants family restaurants which include Richardson’s itself and The Rokerij, Dick’s Hideaway is a notch above the rest. A local gem delivering gourmet, Southwestern-inspired plates, it famously drew big crowds for its bar program and outstanding menu. All of its delicious offerings like the New Mexican platter and Taos Tenderloin can be enjoyed through takeout or delivery today. Breakfast is amazing here too, including traditional plates of huevos rancheros and Vic’s green chile meatloaf and eggs.
Clever Koi, Phoenix
Clever Koi is a popular, hip and modern eatery serving comfort foods from a variety of Asian countries, and it’s now available via takeout, curbside and delivery-only options only. When ordering pickup, customers get a 25 percent discount on all regular menu items too. It’s one of the top spots in the area for Ramen, and it also recently introduced a family-style menu, where you can get a meal for four at $40, or a meal for two at $30. Some of the other favorites include the house Pad Thai and Duck Curry.
Earth Plant Based Cuisine, Phoenix
One of the top places in the Phoenix Metro Area for plant-based eating, Earth Plant Based Cuisine is now offering delivery from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The Vegan Mexican eatery entirely plant-based Mexican food with a number of tempting milkshakes. It includes a popular Sonoran hot dog, beer-battered vegan “shrimp,” vegan Buffalo wings and the Bruno Burger, a grilled vegan patty with crispy vegan bacon, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion and a special sauce. For those with more dietary restrictions, they also offer soy-free and gluten-free options.
El Chullo, Phoenix
El Chullo is the favorite when it comes to traditional Peruvian classics, available for takeout and delivery. It’s been the go-to spot for arroz con mariscos since it opened in 2015, with other favorite dishes including ceviche mixto, the crispy chicharron and arroz chaufa. For starters, don’t miss the anticuchos, which are chewy cutlets made with marinated grilled beef heart kebabs. Vegans will find outstanding options like the tacu tacu veggie and arroz chaufa veggie.