MILFORD — Locally owned restaurants, bars and nightclubs abruptly had to make tough decisions after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement Monday, March 16, dining in could no longer be offered. Some responded by closing and not offering either carry-out or delivery, some will offer carry-out only and others will offer both carry-out and delivery.
Depending on the restaurant or bar, carry-out and-or delivery is being offered during limited hours.
Following is a sampling of some of the eateries or bars within the three communities served by The Mail-Journal:
Harvest Coffee in Milford is offering carry-out service from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of the normal 6 p.m. closing. Also, children 18 and under can get a pack that has breakfast, lunch and a snack with donated food. This is being done to help the schools who are already providing food.
Turf Bar could not be reached by phone, but stated through a Facebook message neither carry-out or delivery service will be available at this time and the bar will be closed until further notice. Patrons are advised to check its Facebook page for updates.
Main Street Bar & Grill is offering carry-out and delivery service during condensed hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. but that could change.
Whetten Pizza is offering carry-out service only during normal business hours.
China Sea is also offering carry-out service only during normal business hours.
Barbee Hotel and Restaurant could not be reached by phone, but posted on its Facebook page “To our loyal friends and customers, we will remain closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will not be offering take-out or delivery during this time, check Danny’s Sports Bar Facebook page for updated on carry-out and delivery.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, Danny’s Sports Bar had not posted any updates on Facebook and could not be reached by phone.
American Legion Post 253 Commander Jeff Spickelmier submitted a letter stating a plan was being developed for carry-out food. On Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage was offered from noon-6 p.m.
Maria’s House of Pancakes is offering carry-out and delivery within a limited range of roughly 10 miles.
Penguin Point’s corporate office in Warsaw issued a press release saying all of its restaurants will offer curbside pickup for all call-in, carry-out orders. Front lobbies will be open for customers on foot to order and pick up carry-out orders and drive-thru windows will be open, business as usual.
Syracuse Cafe is open during normal business hours for carry-out and delivery service within the immediate Syracuse area.
Wawasee Cafe will offer carry-out service beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 19 (the eatery is normally closed Wednesdays), but no delivery service. Hours are 7 a.m.-noon, not 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. as normal.
The Sleepy Owl will offer carry-out and delivery service from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends, a slight change from normal business hours.
Peterson’s Fish will offer carry-out only from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next two weeks, with the exception of shrimp scampi, which is no longer available.
Down Under Bar & Restaurant is offering its full menu for carry-out.
Pat’s Chicago Dogs is offering carry-out only during normal business hours.
China Star is offering carry-out only during normal business hours.
The Frog Tavern is closed with an expected reopening date of April 1.