Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, March 16, called for the closure of bars and restaurants for dine-in customers in the state in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Affected businesses closed Tuesday, March 17. Delivery and curbside take-out services are still permitted with community mitigation strategies in place.
The following local businesses are offering takeout or contact-free service:
The Good Life Cafe has new hours: Tue. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and Sat. noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Stacked High Deli will offer curbside service and delivery within a five-mile radius, farther for large orders. Their hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “You can order by phone or order online at stackedhighdeli.com,” said co-owner Jerry Kurth, adding that they are thinking about offering bulk orders of frozen soup. “Just call and let us know, and we’ll have it ready by the next day.”
Clancy’s On Island Lake will serve customers from 4 to 8 p.m. for curbside pickup only. “They can order by phone and we’ll bring it out to them, or they can come in the restaurant briefly to pick it up,” said co-owner Nikki Clancy, adding that customers can call ahead for other accommodations if needed.
Subway in Park Rapids is taking orders online or by phone, according to shift manager Hailey Goble. “We are offering the service to bring out the food to your car,” she said. “We are trying to stay open as long as possible.”
The Park Rapids Dairy Queen is keeping its normal business hours, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Owner Pete Stahnke said they will serve most customers via the drive-through window, but up to 10 people can come inside at a time to order takeout food.
A&W will also open during its regular hours, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., for carhop service and phone orders. “People can call in and order and pick it up in the carhop area,” said Manager Jena Shepersky. “We’ll be running orders outside. Otherwise, they can just drive in and push the button and order like normal out there.”
Pizza Ranch will open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for takeout orders and will deliver within a three-mile radius, or farther if it’s a large order.
Rocky’s Pizza will offer takeout and delivery service from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and are waiving their delivery fee for the time being.
Ponsford’s Ice Cracking Lodge will offer curbside pickup of food, grocery items and offsale liquor from noon to 7 p.m. March 20-21. Customers may pay at the door.
Four Seas Chinese Restaurant will provide takeout service only from 5 to 9 p.m. until further notice.
Bella Caffé and Third Street Market are offering takeout or curbside service during their regular hours, and are considering offering delivery.
The Royal Bar tentatively plans to offer take-out food only, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Beyond Juice will be open from 10 to 2:30 p.m., offering takeout, delivery and pre-order services.
Nancy Lewis, owner of three Northern Convenience and T&M Express convenience stores, said their Adobo Burrito and sub/pizza stands will continue serving food for takeout only, subject to change.
Caribou Coffee, inside Hugo’s in Park Rapids, continues to serve takeout coffee and food during their regular business hours, but will not refill used cups for sanitary reasons.
McDonald’s in Park Rapids said the restaurant will only serve drive-through and mobile order-and-pay customers, who can check in and pick up their order either curbside or at the drive-through window.
Necce’s Ristorante will be offering contact-free curbside service for lunch and dinner. Owner Denese Jokela will also offer beef- and chicken-bone broths and chicken noodle soup by the quart. Starting April 1, microbakery opens, serving coffee, expresso, tea and in-house baked goods, plus specialty sandwiches. Order at any time or text, Facebook or instant message
Great Northern Cafe is serving breakfast to go seven days a week, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. See menu On Facebook and Call In Order
Cindy Lou’s in Nevis is offering takeout from 3-7 p.m. They will have a limited menu available, including both pizza baked in the store and take and bake pizzas roasted chicken and deep fried foods. Customers are encouraged to call in their order and pay by credit card. Food will then be brought out to their car on the street in front of the restaurant. Paying inside with cash is also allowed.
Zappy’s restaurant in Akeley is planning to keep their full menu. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free delivery for seniors.
Kahvila of Menahga is offering their full menu to start out. Updates will be available on Facebook. Hours for drive-up will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. except for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.
The Knob and Kettle of Lake George is offering the full menu carside, with delivery being planned. 4-6 person family deals. They are open Tues. - Sun. for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5-8 p.m.
The Huntersville Outpost will serve food and offsale liquor at the curb. Customers are encouraged to phone in their orders or wait in their vehicles while food is prepared. They will be open Monday -Thursday Noon-8pm, Friday & Saturday Noon-10pm, Sunday Noon-6pm (off-sale), Sunday Noon-8pm (Food) (218)564-9585.
Stompin' Grounds Bar & Grill, 3 miles north of Akeley, will be open Wednesday - Sunday from 10 am- 8 pm. They are also offering Delivery within a 10-mile radius.
Beyond Juice is staying open with limited hours (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) for take-out and possibly delivery.
Cottage House Cafe in Menahga is offering take-out and maintaining regular hours of business.
Iron Horse Bar & Grill is providing curbside pickup Mon-Thurs. 4-9 pm and Fri-Sat. 11 am-9 pm.
Nevis Municipal Liquor Store is open for off-sale only. Monday-Saturday 9 am - 10 pm. Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.
Akeley Municipal Liquor Store is open for off-sale and has food pickup available. Tentatively, hours are 10 am - 8 pm.
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