With restaurants abruptly mandated to cease in-person dining last week, many local spots have switched to delivery, curbside, and takeout services in a scramble to stay afloat. Local chefs have whipped up entirely new menus for the occasion or pivoted to family-style dining, many adding insane deals to drum up business and getting more creative than ever to keep you fulfilled and well-fed.
Because there’s no greater comfort than food, on the Eve of National Takeout Day, consider supporting your favorite local bar or café with an order or gift card purchase. The restaurant industry needs our help more than ever during these challenging times.
Please call in advance to avoid disappointment. As the situation is rapidly evolving, so are menus and availability.
American - J.Wilson’s – Curbside, Delivery via Favor, and Free In-house Delivery
Not one to miss a beat, J.Wilson’s is the blueprint for rolling with the punches. You can get items from their regular menu (even brunch on weekends), family meals in the evenings (think pasta platters, chicken plates, and brown bag burgers), a full new wing menu (hello hot bacon habanero and peanut butter and jelly), and loaves of homemade bread for $5.
Mediterranean - Al Basha Grill & Mediterranean Grill Cuisine – Delivery via Waitr or Curbside
If you’re craving Middle Eastern, Al Basha has four family-style options that each feed 6-8 people. Choose between moussaka (Mediterranean lasagna), Mediterranean pasta, chicken kabobs, or fajitas that come with salad and rice. They are offering 25 free meals a day to anyone who is struggling to put food on the table as long as they are financially able and have free delivery for orders over $20.
Mexican - Tacos La Bamba – To-Go and Delivery via Favor
With a bustling carryout business already, it wasn’t hard for Tacos La Bamba to pivot to feed the masses. Overflowing shrimp and beer trays are available for just $24.99, or you can build your own trays of mix and match tacos, tortas, and burritos for $20 to feed the whole family.
Sandwiches – Jason’s Deli – Curbside Pickup or Delivery via their Website
Beyond the usual soups, salads, and sandwiches, if you don’t want to fight the lines at the grocery store, Jason’s will also be selling meats by the pound (turkey, meatballs, chicken and tuna salad) plus bread and tea by the gallon. Ice cream floats and pints are available for .99-1.99, with all sales of ice cream donated to an employee relief fund.
Mexican – Amacate – To Go
Beyond their full menu, Amacate will also be offering to-go style family platters that serve 2-6 for $27-60. Choose from enchiladas, nachos, tacos, or fajitas, which all include chips and salsa, beans, and rice (and don’t forget to add on a gallon of margaritas to wash it down).
Seafood - Crustaceans Boil House – To Go
Some of the cheapest seafood in town, lunch menu items at Crustaceans are double discounted to only $7.99 (think shrimp, crab, catfish). They are also offering insane daily deals like buy one pound of crawfish for $6.99, get one free and two for Tuesday’s.
American - The Tree – To Go and Curbside
Keen on providing family feasts, different lunch and dinner specials are offered daily from ribeye to pork chops and chicken fried steak plus sides. Every to-go order over $25 includes one of the Tree's famous free cinnamon rolls, and they also have discounted wine and beer to-go.
Sushi and Hibachi – Tokyo - To Go and Delivery via Favor and Waitr
Craving Asian? Tokyo has family meal deals that include eight sushi rolls, soup, salad, and edamame for or hibachi dinners for four with all the fixings and your choice of protein for $50. Plus, for every $50 spent on carryout, you’ll get a $10 gift certificate for later use.
Bakery and Café - Rao’s – To Go, Curbside, and Drive-Thru
Beyond the standard bakery offerings to eat your feelings, Rao’s is also selling lunch meat and bread by the pound plus family-sized chicken, egg, and tuna sandwich fixings. If you need a little pick me up, their quarantine care packages include cookies, muffins, and coffee that can be shipped to loved ones or saved for yourself.
Indian - TAZ Indian Cuisine – To Go or Delivery via UberEats, Favor, and Waitr
If you’re craving curry, TAZ is healthy and hearty with many vegetarian options. They are offering daily buy one, get one free meal deals from tikka masala to dosas and chicken biryani. Check their Facebook page for current offers.
Cajun - Touch of Cajun Café – To Go
For some real Southern comfort, Touch of Cajun has their full menu plus mix and match fried chicken family meals along with seafood combos and gumbo by the pound. But it’s the insane crawfish deals that’ll get you out of the house. Think three pounds for $15.99, five pounds for $19.99, and eight for $29.99 with all the fixings to throw your own backyard boil.
Pizza – Crown Pizza – Delivery via Favor, Waitr, and DoorDash and To Go
Pizza is the ultimate crowd pleaser, and Crown’s new family meal feeds four for less than $20, which includes two pies (pepperoni or cheese), fried cheese sticks, and dessert for an Italian feast at home.
Seafood – Crazy Cajun – To Go and Delivery via Waitr and Favor
Let the crazies keep the toilet paper; we’ll stock up on crawfish, which is available for just $5 a pound or $4.50 a pound for 10+ pounds at Crazy Cajun. Bring your own ice chest and prepare for the apocalypse in the best way we know how. Their full menu is also available.
Southern – Republic Chicken – To Go
Already known for family-style dining, Republic Chicken has a three-course meal for two for $28 or a family meal for four for $35 that includes appetizers like fried deviled eggs, chicken, and their delectable banana pudding. They also have wing and beer pairings with daily specials like “Texican” tacos on Tuesdays on their Facebook page.
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