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story.lead_photo.caption Waitress Anna Barnard serves diners Ella Rena (seated left); her mother, Louise Hope (top right); and April Smith on Monday at Dugan’s Pub in Little Rock.
(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staton Breidenthal) ( Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Staton Breidenthal)

Many Central Arkansas restaurants began offering dine-in service on May 11, while others have taken either a wait-and-see attitude or have yet to decide not to reopen their dining rooms at this time.

Restaurants letting customers dine in must follow the state Health Department’s directive, issued April 29, which sets up a phased-in approach.

Phase 1 requirements included limiting seating shall to 33% of total capacity, including indoor and outdoor dining areas; maintaining a 10-foot physical distance between tables; reservations when practical; face masks for all staff who come in contact with patrons, encouraged for staff in the back; gloves for all staff, to be “changed out between each customer, customer group or task”; face coverings for all patrons (Gov. Asa Hutchinson has suggested that you can take off the mask after you have placed your order); a 10-person limit per party; and health screenings for all staff.

Phase 2 includes less restrictive measures, increasing the total available seating to 66% and opening bars and entertainment operations while maintaining a 6-foot physical distance among patrons.

Phase 3, when it happens, would represent normal operations with full seating capacity.

Here is a limited list of places that have either opened for dine-in service or are continuing to keep their dining rooms closed for the time being:

• Abbi's Teas & Things: Dining area and retail side not yet open. Online ordering, curbside pickup and shipping remain available. Closed June 28-July 10 “for rest & family time.”

• Agape Asian Noodles, Conway: Open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery; dining area scheduled to reopen July 6

• Alley Oops, 11900 Kanis Road, open for dine-in; new drive through on the right side.

• Allsopp & Chapple, 311 Main St., Little Rock, remains closed until further notice.

• American Pie Pizza (Maumelle Boulevard): Bar and outdoor “tent city” open.

• American Pie Pizza (Lakewood): Dining room is open.

• Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse/Oceans at Arthur’s, 16100 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, both opened dining rooms May 11.

• @ the Corner, 201 E. Markham St., Little Rock, via Facebook: Curbside service continues; limited patio seating for weekend brunch

• A.W. Lin’s, Promenade at Chenal, 17717 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, reopened June 12. A check of the Facebook page and phone number for A.W. Lin’s, 309 Main St., Little Rock, indicates it will remain closed until further notice.

• Baja Grill, 5923 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, dining room open with limited capacity

• Baja Grill, 224 W. South St., Benton, dining room and bar open

• Beef O’Brady’s, 115 Audubon Drive, Maumelle, open for dine-in

• Benihana, in North Little Rock’s Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, open for dine-in. The Riverfront Steakhouse is now open for dining in.

• Big Orange West, 17809 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock; Big Orange Midtown, 207 N. University Ave., Little Rock; and Big Orange Rogers, 2203 S Promenade Blvd. Rogers, have opened their dining rooms

• Black Bear Diner, North Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Blackwood’s Landing, Conway: Closed for summer vacation, reopening July 9

• Blue Sail Coffee: Little Rock and Conway locations are open for dine-in

• Boudreaux’s Bar & Grill, 9811 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock, open for dine-in; curbside pickup, delivery available

• Bone’s Chophouse, 27 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, and 3920 Central Ave., Hot Springs, open for dine-in

• Brave New Restaurant, 2300 Cottondale Lane, LIttle Rock: open for dine-in service

• Bravo Cucina Italiana, Promenade at Chenal, 17815 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, closed permanently

• Brewski’s Pub & Grub, 315 Main St., Little Rock, bar and dining areas open.

• Bruno’s Little Italy, 310 Main St., Little Rock, will stick to what co-owner Gio Bruno has said has been a successful takeout and delivery operation and has no plans to restore dine-in service at this time.

• Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: Dining room is open

• Buffalo Grill, 1611 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock: “We will remain serving CURBSIDE ONLY for the time being.”

• Burgers Pies and Fries, Conway, is open for dine-in at all locations

• Cache Restaurant, 425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, dining room is open.

• Cantina Cinco de Mayo, all locations open for dine-in service.

• Cantina Laredo, 207 N. University Ave., Little Rock, open for dine-in, continuing to offer curbside pickup and online ordering

• Canon Grill, 2811 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, closed until further notice, major structural repairs to the kitchen area under way

• Capers, 14502 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, has opened its patio for outdoor-only dining with required reservations.

• Capitol Smokehouse & Grill, 915 W. Capitol Ave., LIttle Rock, lunch service available for dine-in, takeout and delivery, as well as delivery dinner packs

• Casa Mexicana, 13120 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Cathead’s Diner: dining room remains closed; lunch curbside pick up and delivery available

• Cheers in Maumelle, 1901 Club Manor Drive, Maumelle: “open for dine in, curbside or contactless curbside”

• Cheers in the Heights, 2010 N. Van Buren St., Little Rock: open for weather-permitting patio dining, indoor service in the private dining room for parties of up to 10 and curbside to-go.

• Chi’s Asian Cafe, 3421 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock: open for dine-in and curbside pick up

• Chi’s Chinese Cuisine, 17200 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, to-go and curbside pickup only

• Chicot Hibachi North Hills, 7412 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock, dining room is open

• Colton's Steak House & Grill, Conway: open for dine-in

• Community Bakery, 1200 Main St., Little Rock, open only for takeout and drive-thru

• Corky’s Ribs & BBQ, 12005 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock, and 2947 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock, drive-thru and delivery remain available

• Cotija’s Mexican Grill, 406 Louisiana St., Little Rock, dining room is open

• Count Porkula/The Railyard, 1212 E. Sixth St., Little Rock, outdoor seating only. Food trucks will also be on hand in the yard throughout the weekend.

• Crazy Hibachi, 2907 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Crush Wine Bar, 318 N Main St., North Little Rock, outdoor seating on the patio and in front of the establishment

• Damgoode Pies, 6706 Cantrell Road, Little Rock (Heights), 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., LIttle Rock (Hillcrest): dining rooms not reopened, open for pickup and delivery.

• Dave’s Place, 210 Center St., Little Rock: curbside pickup only for lunch and family-style dinners

• David’s Burgers: dining rooms open in West Little Rock, Gateway Town Center, Maumelle and North Little Rock. Bryant location, drive-thru remains open while minor renovations close the interior through June 29.

• Denny’s, 310 S. Shackleford Drive, Little Rock, has opened its dining room, 24/7.

• Diablos Tacos & Mezcaleria, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, dining room and patio areas have reopened for dine-in.

• Diamond Bear Brewing, 600 N. Broadway, North Little Rock, temporarily closed for remodeling

• Dizzy’s Bistro, 200 River Market Ave., Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Doe’s Eat Place, 1023 W. Markham St., Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Dugan’s Pub, 300 E. Third St., Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Esters, 1214 Main St., Little Rock, open for takeout and curbside takeout service, with a new vegan deli serving sandwiches, etc., from coolers; taking reservations for groups wanting to sit in the rear game room

• Faby’s Restaurant, Conway: dining room open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., curbside pickup only 3-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday

• Fantastic China, 1900 N. Grant St., Little Rock, to-go and delivery only

• Fat Daddy’s, Oak St., Conway, remains closed: “Please bear with us as we will make a final decision on a reopening date by the third week of July.”

• Firehouse Subs: Facebook pages for outlets at 2811 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock; 11617 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock; and 12312 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, all show a photo with the legend, “Get your favorites to go.”

• The Fold: Botanas and Bar, 3501 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock, dining room, patio and new parking lot veranda are open; curbside carryout service with online ordering continues.

• Franke’s Cafeteria, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, closed, apparently permanently

• Grampa’s Catfish and Seafood, 11608 Maumelle Blvd, North Little Rock, dining room reopened, curbside pickup continues

• Hawgz Blues Cafe, 5524 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, dining room is open

• H.B.'s Bar B.Q, 6010 Lancaster Road, Little Rock, keeping dining room closed and continuing to do to-go orders; the size of the space means “we can't meet the requirements of tables being 10 feet apart to keep people 6 feet apart. It would allow maybe 3 people at a time.”

• Heights Taco & Tamale, 5805 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock: Dining room is open

• Hideaway Pizza, 5103 Warden Road, North Little Rock, dining room open

• Hillcrest Little Bakery, Van Buren Street, Little Rock: Dining area and patio are open; curbside service continues

• Hole in the Wall Cafe, Conway: dining room reopened and curbside continues

• The Hybrid Kitchen, 13120 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock: Open for takeout only

• IHOP, 11601 Hermitage Road, and 101 N. University Ave., Little Rock, and 4225 Warden Road, North Little Rock, dining rooms are open, limited hours. 11501 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock, appears to have closed permanently.

• Izzy’s, 5601 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, dining room is open

• Jacob’s Wings & Grill, 5200 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, dining room is open

• Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches, 5116 W. Markham St., dining room is open.

• The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock: Coffee shop open limited hours; entertainment space is open Tuesday-Saturday

• Kemuri sushi seafood robata, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, dining room open; curbside to-go continues.

• Kimchi Korean Restaurant, 3700 S. University Ave., Little Rock: Dining room is open

• Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 11401 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock, open for dine-in service. (“Please bring your own masks; we also have masks on sale at the receptionist area.”)

• La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant of Little Rock, 3024 Cantrell Road: dining room is open

• Lakewood Fish and Seafood House, 4801 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock; Austin Fish & Seafood, 3369 Arkansas 367 North, Austin, dining room service by reservation only

• Larry’s Pizza, Little Rock locations downtown, Cantrell Road, Bowman Road; North Little Rock; and Bryant, dining rooms now open — no buffet

• Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria, 9501 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock and 4546 E. McCain Blvd., North Little Rock, indoor dining rooms open; to-go and curbside delivery continue

• The Library Kitchen & Lounge, 313 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, open for limited-capacity dine-in.

• Little Rock Club, permanently closed

• Littlefield’s Cafe, 6929 John F. Kennedy Blvd,, North Little Rock, dining room is open

• Loca Luna and Red Door, 3519 and 3701 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Loca Luna has reopened for curbside takeout only

• Local Lime, Promenade at Chenal, 17815 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, open for dine-in service

• Los 3 Potrillos, Conway: open for dine-in and patio, curbside pick-up continues

• Lost Forty, 501 Byrd St., Little Rock, dining room and patio open

• Lulu’s Seafood Kitchen, 5911 R St., Little Rock, dining room is open

• Maddie’s Place, 1615 Rebsamen Park Road Little Rock: “We are waiting, at least, until mid-July. With all the new cases [of covid-19], we didn’t think it was the right time. We are just waiting until it seems safe to open.”

• Market Place Grill, Conway: Both locations open for dine-in, carry out and curbside

• Mike's Place, 808 Front St., Conway, dining room is open

• Morningside Bagel, 10848 Maumelle Blvd, North Little Rock, indoor dining area and patio open with limited capacity

• Mr. Pancho’s, 107 Carnahan Drive, Maumelle, open for dine-in

• Newk’s, all locations: Most dining rooms are open. The location at 4317 Warden Road, North Little Rock, open for takeout and delivery only

• Nexus Coffee & Creative, 301 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: dining area open.

• North Bar 2.0, 3824 John F. Kennedy Blvd., and North Bar Natural, 3812 JFK, North Little Rock, North Bar dining room is open and you can order food at North Bar Natural (vegan menu) and eat at North Bar

• Old Chicago, Conway: Open for dine-in

• On the Border, Little Rock, Sherwood, Conway, Hot Springs, open for dine-in service.

• Ottenheimer Market Hall, River Market, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Facebook post: “closed through the month of June. We hope to reopen in July, but will reassess where we are in a couple of weeks.”

• Outback Steakhouse, 105 Markham Park Drive, Little Rock, 4401 Warden Road, North Little Rock, dining rooms open while maintaining curbside pick-up

• The Oyster Bar, 3003 W. Markham St., Little Rock: Interior and exterior construction continues. No timeline yet to open.

• The Pantry, 11401 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, closed temporarily for deep cleaning after an employee was exposed to the coronavirus. The Pantry Crest, 722 N. Palm St., Little Rock, remains closed

• Pasta Grill, Conway: open for dine-in, as well as curbside pickup

• Petit & Keet, 1620 Market St., Little Rock, closed through July 6 for deep cleaning and further staff testing after an employee tested positive for covid-19

• P.F. Chang’s, Little Rock: Permanently closed

• Pie Five Pizza, all locations, dining rooms open procedures

• Pizza D’Action, 2919 W. Markham St., Little Rock, continuing curbside pick-up and delivery only

• Pizza Ranch, Conway: reopened for dine-in

• Prospect Sports Bar & Grill, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, bar and dining room are open.

• Purple Cow restaurants at 8026 Cantrell Road and 11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock; 4201 Warden Road, North Little Rock; 1055 Steel Ave., Conway; and 1490 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs, open for dine-in service (while continuing curbside takeout and delivery)

• Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, 1318 Main St., Little Rock, dining room is open.

• Ristorante Capeo, 425 Main St., North Little Rock, won’t open for dine-in until Phase 3

• The Root Cafe, 1500 Main St., Little Rock: “We are still keeping our dining room, patio and courtyard closed until further notice,” continuing curbside system and maintaining its local-based market.

• Rosie’s Pot & Kettle Cafe, 423 Bond St., Little Rock, dining room is open

• Saltgrass Steak House, 10 Anglers Way, Little Rock, and 6040 Warden Road, Sherwood, have reopened dining rooms.

• Saffron Indian Cuisine, 12911 Cantrell Road. Little Rock: dining room is open

• Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill, 322 Main St., Little Rock: Co-owner Chris Tanner says, “we’re in a holding pattern” and the restaurant will remain temporarily closed.

• Santo Coyote, 2513 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock; 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Little Rock: dining rooms not yet open. Online order, pickup and delivery services continue.

• Sauce(d), 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, dining room is open; curbside pickup still an option.

• Sonny Williams Steak Room, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, dining room reopened; curbside pickup remains available

• Soul Fish Cafe, 306 Main St., which has been closed for several weeks, open for dine-in (with limited dining-room capacity), takeout, curbside pick-up and third-party delivery.

• Star of India, 301 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock: Open for takeout, curbside and third-party delivery

• Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock: Dining room is open

• Stoby's Restaurant, Conway: Dining room is open

• Stone's Throw “MacPark,” 402 E. Ninth St. Little Rock, open for biergarten service with “dinner options from our partners at AYO Foods”; curbside pickup and delivery for beer continues.

• Stone's Throw Stifft Station, 3015 W. Markham St., LIttle Rock, taproom open for on-premise sales, with Friday-Sunday food trucks

• Sushi Café & Grill, 5823 Kavanaugh Blvd., and Sushi Café West, 11211 Cantrell Road, Little Rock: Dining rooms are open

• Sweet Poppa’s Cafe, 5231 E. Broadway, North Little Rock, open for dine-in

• Tacos 4 Life, all dining rooms now open with limited seating capacity

• Taziki’s restaurants — four in Central Arkansas plus two in Northwest Arkansas — have opened to dine-in customers.

• Thirst N Howl, 14710 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, closed permanently

• Trio’s, 8201 Cantrell Road, continuing curbside pickup and local delivery to proximate neighborhoods

• Twin Peaks, 10 Shackleford Drive, Little Rock, dining room is open

• Vino’s Pizza-Pub-Brewery, 923 W. Seventh St., Little Rock: Dining room and patio are open

• Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, 955 S. Amity Road, Conway, has opened its dining room

• Whole Hog Cafe locations at 2516 Cantrell Road and 12111 W. Markham St. in Little Rock and 5309 Arkansas 5 North in Bryant open for dine-in.

• Whole Hog, 5107 Warden Road, North Little Rock: open for takeout and patio dining, dining room to reopen soon.

• ZaZa Fine Salad + Wood-Oven Pizza Co., 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock: Open for takeout and curbside only

• Zeteo Coffee, Conway: Dining room is open

• Zin Wine Bar, Market Place Shopping Center, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, closed permanently

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