Restaurants can reopen on Friday, May 22 at 33% inside capacity, but will have unlimited outdoor seating as long as customers are spaced out six feet apart.

We’ve compiled a sampling of local restaurants reopening, as well as restaurants continuing to provide carry out only and a few that plan to never reopen.

Disclaimer: This is an ongoing, developing list and will be updated frequently. For more details, contact specific businesses. Check with your local fast-food, fast-casual chains for their individual updates.

For more information on dine-in guidelines for Kentucky restaurants, click here.



bd’s Mongolian Grill will open on May 22 with limited capacity and new hours until further notice. They will still offer curbside, carryout, and delivery.

Bluegrass Bistro at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa to open on Friday, May 22. They will offer dinner and brunch on Sundays. Reservations are required.

Carson’s Food & Drink will be opening on Friday, May 22 with indoor and patio dining. They are only taking reservations at this time. Curbside takeout will continue.

Chuy’s in Hamburg will be reopening the dining room on Tuesday, May 26. They have changed their hours to close earlier and still using limited menu. Will continue offering curbside pick up and delivery.

Double Dogs in Hamburg has reopened their dine in services, and offers dog-friendly patio seating.

Drake’s in Hamburg will reopen their dining rooms on Friday, May 22.

First Watch will reopen their dining room on Friday, May 22 with indoor & outdoor seating available. Order online for carry out or delivery is still available.

restaurants LaRosa's: pizza on a table
Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

LaRosa’s on Richmond Road will reopen their dining room.  Convenient curbside carry out and no contact delivery are also available.

Logan’s Roadhouse will reopen for dine-in, takeout and delivery.

All Malone’s locations and OBC Kitchen will open for dine-in on Friday, May 22 with continued curbside carryout.

Old Chicago will reopen for dine-in, curbside, takeout and delivery.

Proud Mary BBQ will be opening on Friday, May 22 with live music on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. They have 3 massive patios & some indoor seating.

Ramsey’s will reopen for dine in drive through available at Zandale on Friday, May 22. Harrodsburg Road dining room and patio will open Monday, May 25. Andover dining room and patio will open Friday, May 29. Tates Creek dine-in coming soon, but curbside continues.

Red Lobster in Hamburg and near Nicholasville Rd are opening on Friday, May 22. Reservation not required. Curbside will continue.

Both Shamrock locations will reopen and continue with curbside. There will be a soft opening and reservations to test the waters.

Skyline Chili will reopen their dining room on Friday, May 22. The drive-thru is still open, now delivering with DoorDash.

Sutton’s will reopen for dine-in and patio service on Friday, May 22. Curbside carry out and delivery too. There have 2 patios: 1 covered and 1 uncovered.

Ted’s Montana Grill is open for dine-in on Friday, May 22.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen is reopening their dining rooms and patios on Friday, May 22.⠀Delivery, online ordering, and curbside pickup will still be available.

Wild Eggs in Hamburg and Palomar is reopening on Friday, May 22.



Blue Door Smokehouse will stick to carry out for the time being.

Coles 735 Main and Epping’s on Eastside will not be reopening their dining rooms quite yet. Curbside service at both locations will begin on Tuesday, May 26 for dinner only.

Martine’s Pastries will continue offering curbside while launching delivery service soon.

Parkette Drive-In will wait to reopen their Retro 50’s Dining Rooms, but their curbside service will continue.



Locals’ Craft Food & Drink on National Avenue is closing for good.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe on Justice Drive is closed permanently.

TGI Friday’s in Hamburg has closed.


Want to be added to this list? Let us know! Email kristina @firstmedialex .com.

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