How to support Tampa Bay's food and drink scene while social distancing

Tampa Bay foodies can rally and do our best to support local restaurants who are taking a hit in this time of need.

click to enlarge How to support Tampa Bay's food and drink scene while social distancing
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Tampa Bay restaurants and breweries are reacting to concerns about the novel coronavirus by being even cleaner than normal, offering carryout and utilizing Uber Eats—which is offering free delivery—to get food to customers and ease the financial burden that the global pandemic will save lives and potentially ruin the livelihoods of our favorite local businesses. We've compiled a list of places to support and how you can support them below.

Is your restaurant or brewery doing everything can to serve customers and keep business alive during the coronavirus pandemic? Send us an email to let us know.

Tampa Bay foodies can rally and do our best to support local restaurants who are taking a hit in this time of need. Buy gift cards, opt for delivery or takeout.

Check out a list of Bay area restaurants and breweries reacting to concerns about novel coronavirus below. 

  • 3 Dot Dash in Seminole Heights is offering call ahead orders, 813-675-4522. 
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse is offering new drive-thru service at all locations and temporarily suspending all dine-in service. North and South Tampa locations will remain open for delivery orders, email [email protected] or call 813-606-2705 to place orders. 
  • Aloha Ansley in Largo is offering free delivery through UberEats and is still offering dine-in and takeout service to customers. 
  • American Social in Tampa is operating at 50% occupancy in order to provide a clean, safe and enjoyable environment for all guests. Diners can also order delivery through Postmates. American Social is still hosting St. Patrick's Day specials of  Green Bud Lights ($3), Jameson cocktails ($6), and Peanut Butter Irish Car Bombs ($8).
  • Bandit Coffee Co. is only offering curbside service beginning Tuesday, March 17. 
  • Brū Florida Growler Bar (stylized "BRŪ Florida Growler Bar) closed temporarily on Monday, and is currently offering plastic (disposable/recyclable) 32-ounce growlers of Florida craft beer, cider, hard seltzer, kombucha, and cold brew coffee. The concept is also waiver delivery charges around Tampa. INFO
  • Wine and book lounge Book + Bottle in St. Pete is halting bar sales, but open for coffee, retail wine bottles and books at 10 a.m., the concept is also willing to ship, or meet customers at the door with orders. 
  • Byblos in Tampa is offering curbside carryout, 25% off all menu items when using curbside carryout, no coupon or code required. You can also order delivery through UberEats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. 
  • The Cake Girl in Tampa is offering $1 mini cupcakes and $2 scoops this week both in-store and on UberEats. 
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill offering 15% off orders using code ‘SPRING15’. Order online at
  • Casita Taqueria locations are offering curbside carry out and dine-in at 50% capacity. Menus and gift cards are available online at
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. is open for business. The full menu and specials are all available either in house or to-go. The Tasting Room is operating at a 50 person capacity until further notice from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To order food and beer to-go, call the restaurant at 813-247-1500. If you are looking to stock up on your favorite beer, we are filling new growlers and crowlers (no customer-owned growlers at this time) with a variety of beers. 
  • Datz is offering 15% off on to-go pickup orders. Use promo code "HERE4U" valid through March 31. 
  • Dissent Craft Brewing is offering still open for business, with the addition of offering curbside crowlers. Call 30 minutes ahead to swing by and pick up beers of your choice.
  • Doc B’s is offering free delivery incentives through for up to three miles of all of their locations.
  • Don Julio's in Tampa is now offering curbside pick up and delivery. You can also get contactless free delivery through UberEats.
  • DoorDash is no offering no-contact delivery. Just text your Dasher, reminding them to send a photo of your food once it is dropped off in the requested location. 
  • Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg is offering 15% off takeout orders through any delivery app.
  • Franklin Manor in downtown Tampa as temporarily closed out of "an abundance of caution, and following the guidelines of local authorities." 
  • Ferg's Sports Bar in St. Petersburg is now to-go only. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., but the dog park is open.
  • Harvest Bowl in Seminole Heights is offering family meal pickup for call ahead orders (813-512-8306). Six signature bowls for $59.99. 
  • Hawkers in downtown St. Pete is offering curbside pickup, paperless menus, 50% off for service industry workers, delivery fees waived and new hours from noon- 9 p.m.
  • Hooch and Hive in downtown Tampa is closed until further notice.  
  • Il Ritorno has decided to close for dine-in services but will continue to operate regular hours to offer take out, curbside delivery and the meal for two for $65 including a salad for two, one order of short rib mezzaluna, one order or bucatini pomodoro, one order of chicken and a cannoli. 
  • The Library in St. Petersburg is temporarily closing March 16 at 4 p.m.
  • Little Greek Fresh Grill is offering 15% off for guests that order through its website using code GREEK15. The concept is also offering curbside service at most of the Tampa locations. 
  • Mobile Meals Delivery Service is offering free delivery with coupon code "EATLOCAL" for all local restaurants and many specials for its local restaurant partners.  The service also accepts call-in orders: 813-907-MEAL(6325).
  • Mole Y Abuela in downtown Tampa has closed until further notice. The concept is using that time to remodel and deep clean.
  • Nature's Food Patch has canceled or postponed free health seminars, cooking classes and events until further notice due to growing coronavirus concerns. 
  • Noble Rice is strictly offering takeout services, adding a 15% charge on curbside orders.
  • Osteria in downtown Tampa is remaining open with limited seating while also offering takeout and UberEats services. 
  • Pollo Tropical has shut down its dining rooms in Tampa restaurants and systemwide, but is open for drive-thru orders and is offering unlimited free delivery on all online orders. 
  • Rita's Italian Ice is postponing its 28th First Day of Spring event, where it gives out free Italian ice.
  • Rock Brothers Brewing Company in Ybor City is closed for 30 days starting March 18.
  • Seminole Heights' King of the Coop is shutting its dining room down to exclusively offer its menu via online ordering and UberEats. 
  • Studio Movie Grill locations have implemented that guests must sit 10 feet apart, and fill 50 seats maximum for showings.
  • Supermarkets are limiting hours to restock shelves and clean. Winn-Dixie is now closing at 9 p.m., Publix is closing at 8 p.m., while Walmart's 24-hour locations will now be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thee Burger Spot in Tampa Heights is offering its green doughnut St. Patrick's Day burger in store and via carryout/UberEats.
  • Tampa Bay Three Brothers Pizza locations are offering kids two free cheese slices a day (toppings extra), each weekday, through March 27.
  • Tampa's Sparkman Wharf is still open, but on March 16 it postponed all events due to coronavirus, and now operating from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 
  • Tres Amigos Cantina is offering 10% off all to-go orders and curbside and delivery service. The restaurant is also operating at 50% capacity in the dining room. 
  • Union by Commune + Co. is serving up espresso drinks (pressure brew on tap, growler fill/refill and single cups) at Heights Meat Market. 
  • The Wheelhouse in St. Petersburg is now offering contactless curbside pickup.

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