The pandemic has taken a toll on our local restaurant community, and they need our cooperation and support now just as much as they did last year. The restaurant industry has an outstanding track record of protecting employees and guests, and in their Texas Restaurant Promise, they commit to continue following best health and safety practices.

In return, they ask guests help them keep everyone safe by:

  • Following COVID-19 protocols and instructions from employees.
  • Self-screening before entering the restaurant for any signs of COVID-19, including a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and known close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • Using takeout options if you cannot enter the restaurant or are otherwise concerned about dining in our restaurant. When possible, order take out or delivery directly from the restaurant.

They also ask that guests follow CDC guidance on face coverings when not seated at your table and that we show respect to their valued and hard-working employees, having patience and grace as they help us navigate this next phase of reopening Texas.

The City of Austin provides many resources for restaurants and other small businesses:

  • Some of Austin's best restaurants & bars are Chamber members.

    Our Food, Beverage & Retail Guide is an interactive map of Austin's best spots.

    Check it out

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