7 Birmingham restaurants opening for in house + patio dining this week

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Sad to see Mile End Deli go from the corner across from Railroad Park, but we’re happy to see Hero Doughnuts expanding. Photo via Hero Doughnuts on Facebook

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s a list of 7 we know of so far.

Alabama’s Amended “Safer at Home” Plan

Alabama’s amended “Safer at Home” plan announced Friday, May 9, stated that on May 11, 2020, restaurants, bars, breweries and similar establishments may now offer “on-premises consumption of food or drink”.

The order—which will remain in effect until May 22 at 5PM—also stated that party sizes must be limited to no more than eight people who can maintain a six-foot distance between other patrons, and other specific guidelines.

Restaurants, bars and breweries were encouraged to continue take-out and delivery services as well as continue practicing safe social distancing protocols

Since May 11, restaurants who meet these guidelines have begun to re-open in Birmingham. Here are 7 we know of so far. We will keep you updated as more places open.

1. Hero Doughnuts (Parkside)

  • Details: Hero Doughnuts’ new Parkside location (the former Mile End Deli spot) is open for take-out and safely-spaced patio service. Both locations are still offering takeout + delivery.
  • Address: 1701 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 7AM-5PM
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

2. Moes BBQ (Lakeview)

  • Details: Moes BBQ locations in Lakeview, Vestavia, Hoover and Trussville are open for in house + patio dining with limited space. They are also still offering curbside, to-go and delivery.
  • Address: Address: 731 29th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Sun-Wed 11AM-9:30PM | Thu-Sat 11AM-10:30PM
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

3. Black Market Bar + Grill (280)

  • Details: Black Market 280’s patio is open. They’ll be serving food and drink at the appropriate 6 feet. They’ll also still offer curbside + delivery.
  • Address: 3411 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL
  • Hours: Monday 3PM-2AM | Tues-Sun 11-2AM
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

4. Vino 

  • Details: Vino in Mountain Brook’s English Village is open for patio dining at half capacity with guests spaced six feet apart. Upon arriving, guests will receive a table number and once seated, place an order by phone. They will also have a simplified menu for both dine-in and curbside pickup and are taking reservations by phone and online.
  • Address: 1930 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 4-9PM | Fri + Sat 4-10PM | Closed Sunday
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

5. Galley & Garden

  • Details: Galley & Garden will open May 13th starting with dinner only and shared they would have distanced seating with new safety protocols. They are still offering curbside pick up.
  • Address: 2220 Highland Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: They are currently taking reservations online or by phone Mon-Sat from 4:30-9:30PM with Sunday brunch coming soon.
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

6. Ruby Sunshine (Homewood)

  • Details: Ruby Sunshine’s dining room will be open at 50% capacity starting May 13 at their Homewood location. They are also still offering takeout + delivery.
  • Address: 1017 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-2PM | Sat  + Sun 8AM-3PM
  • Call | Menu | Facebook 

7. Tortugas Pizza (Southside)

  • Details: Tortugas’ Southside location will open Thursday, May 14th for dine-in service with a much smaller occupancy. Their Hoover location will continue to do curbside pick up only.
  • Address: 1304 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Tues-Sat 11AM-7PM | Closed Sun + Mon
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

Keep supporting restaurants offering curbside pickup, takeout and delivery!

Many restaurants in the Birmingham area aren’t ready to open their doors for customers to dine in. Some need more time to prepare and plan, and some just don’t have the space to meet the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. But they all still need our support. Here are a few resources with ways to do that now:

Are you a Birmingham area restaurant opening for in-house or patio dining soon? Make sure you add your updated hours + services to our local business guide! We will pull that information to use in future guides like this one.

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