47 Tampa Bay restaurants offering to-go meals

You can grab takeout at these local spots during the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Petersburg's Hawkers Asian Street Fare focuses on re-creating the street eats of Asia. [Courtesy of Hawkers Asian Street Fare]
St. Petersburg's Hawkers Asian Street Fare focuses on re-creating the street eats of Asia. [Courtesy of Hawkers Asian Street Fare] [ Courtesy of Hawkers Asian Street Fare ]
Published April 6, 2020

Note: This story was published March 18 and last updated March 31. For the most up-to-date information about restaurants offering takeout, click here.

4 Rivers Smokehouse: Popup drive-thru stations have arrived at every location — South Tampa and Carrollwood included. Order online, by phone or with the 4 Rivers app. Locations vary. (844) 474-8377.

9th Bar Coffee Co.: The craft coffeehouse now only offers its drinks and grub to-go. 949 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-2572.

American Social: Fire up Postmates to get AmSo’s all-American munchies delivered from the Tampa restaurant and bar to your doorstep.

The Avenue Eat + Drink: Fifteen percent off is applied to all to-go orders. Also look for the Avenue and its creative burger builds on Uber Eats. 330 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 851-9531.

Bandit Coffee Co.: Takeaway is available for this popular coffee shop’s menu items, including those dreamy-looking breakfast sandwiches. One note: Bandit has gone temporarily cashless. Only card and contact-free payments are accepted. 2662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Beau & Mo’s: The Italian-style steakhouse accommodates carryout by phone or online. It will also donate 10 percent of each purchase to a local food kitchen and take donations of nonperishables, canned goods and toiletries. 2924 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 771-3690.

Bern’s Steak House: At last, you can get a Bern’s porterhouse to-go. The legendary restaurant has launched carryout with a small menu of appetizers, soups and salads, steaks, entrees and sides. There are even Little Midway ice cream pints and meals for kids. 1208 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-2421.

Blush Tea & Coffee: Cafe seating is closed, but the comfy shop still serves its cups of coffee and tea to-go. 2382 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 485-8359.

The Bricks: DoorDash and Uber Eats can transport the Bricks’ celebrated Bird & Pig sandwich to you. To score some carryout, go online or call ahead. 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-1785.

Bulla Gastrobar: Just when you thought your small plate cravings couldn’t be satisfied. On top of takeaway, the Tampa location of this chic eatery inspired by Spain’s tapas scene offers lunch and dinner delivery through Uber Eats.

Buttermilk Provisions: The well-liked coffee and tea hangout with artisan goodies is asking you not to hang out on site until further notice. This week’s menu lists items like gluten-free blackberry lemon tarts, bagel balls and vegan lavender matcha doughnuts for grab and go. 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 803-7787.

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Cafe European: The quaint spot delivers to the South Tampa area for free within a three-mile radius. You can pick up takeout, too. Orders must be placed by phone. 3343 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 769-9406.

Capital Tacos: Enhanced order-ahead services have rolled out at the Tex-Mex favorite. Place a takeout request online, by phone or with the Capital Tacos app, then call when you arrive so the staff may bring out your food. (The New Port Richey outpost and St. Petersburg’s Fourth Street location have designated pickup lanes.) The restaurant also features a big portion of its signature selection on multiple third-party delivery platforms. Locations and numbers vary.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Signature items such as Chicken Bryan can be picked up at the Italian chain’s many restaurants or delivered to your home. Order online with code SPRING15 to receive 15 percent off. Locations and numbers vary.

Chicken & Taco Loco: The Mexican bar and grill does free delivery for $25 orders within a five-mile radius and for $50 orders within a 10-mile radius, in addition to prepaid call-ahead orders for curbside pickup. 716 W Lumsden Road, Brandon. (813) 654-3799.

Coppertail Brewing Co.: Moving to a 50-person capacity, Coppertail’s tasting room has made its full menu of food and specials available to-go, alongside packaged craft beer. New growlers and crowlers are being filled with a variety of brews as well. 2601 E Second Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-1500.

Cru Cellars: Stock up on wine in the retail shop up front (there’s a $140 “Survivor Case”) or get same-day home delivery for your bottles if you order by 3 p.m. As for the food, Cru’s menu is live on Uber Eats. 2506 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. (813) 831-1117.

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen: Score everything from piled-high burgers to seasonal entrees as a takeaway order from the International Plaza location. Doc B’s does delivery through the DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates and Grubhub platforms, but it’s free for up to 3 miles at Carryout bags have tamper-proof seals, as do the ones used for delivery. 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 498-6200.

Grace: Pass-a-Grille’s modern American joint does curbside pickup for phone orders, bringing out your food when you arrive. Takeout requests can also be placed inside at the bar. 120 Eighth Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727) 317-4770.

The Hall on Franklin: One of the first local dining spots to launch a curbside takeout alternative recently was this European-inspired specialty foodporium. To take advantage of the new service, just give the Hall a call. 1701 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 405-4008.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare: Order at to land free delivery. Or get in on the restaurant’s curbside pickup by calling in advance — and when you arrive so the staff may bring out your food. Healthcare and hospitality workers, military personnel and first responders receive a 50 percent discount on their meals. 1235 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 521-7253.

Joella’s Hot Chicken: Children 10 and younger receive a free kids’ meal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No additional purchase is required. The Seminole and Largo locations have a drive-thru for takeaway. DoorDash also waives Joella’s delivery fees through March 31, with the option to request a no-contact dropoff. Locations and numbers vary.

Independent Bar and Cafe: Call for carryout from this Seminole Heights mainstay. The staff will try their best to deliver your food to your vehicle. 5016 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 341-4883.

Il Ritorno: The modern Italian spot spotlights a $65 takeout spread for two built upon salad, short rib mezzaluna, bucatini pomodoro, chicken and cannoli. In addition, there’s curbside delivery if you phone in an order. Park within two blocks of Il Ritorno and the staff will bring out your food. 449 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 897-5900.

Kahwa Coffee: The St. Petersburg-based coffee company has become takeout-only with cashless payment. Roll through a drive-thru Kahwa or call ahead for curbside pickup from one of the other cafes. Several of them accommodate Uber Eats deliveries, too. Locations and numbers vary.

King of the Coop: With both dining rooms closed, King of the Coop’s Nashville-style hot chicken and more dishes remain up for grabs as takeout, which can be ordered online. Uber Eats supplies the delivery. 6607 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 232-2667.

Mermaid Tavern: The Seminole Heights gastropub offers carryout, as well as delivery with Uber Eats for food and alcohol. 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 238-5618.

The Mill: The restaurant has shifted to a delivery-only concept with a limited menu for the foreseeable future. Over the next few days, call the downtown St. Petersburg location and the one in Hyde Park to place an order. The Mill plans to update its social media as delivery through third-party apps becomes available. Locations and numbers vary.

Mise en Place: Takeout and delivery are live at the landmark restaurant. View the lineup at and phone in your request. Soups and salads, pizzas, sandwiches, entrees and desserts are showcased. 442 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-5373.

M-N-M BBQ: The barbecue haven’s fare is available to-go and with Bite Squad delivery. 2827 16th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 289-8861.

Norma’s Cuban Sandwich Shop: For carryout orders during breakfast and lunch, call the cozy, casual restaurant known for its Cuban sandwiches or go online. Norma’s also serves four family-size meals beginning March 17 that feed up to five people and must be requested by phone in advance. 120 N Collins St., Plant City. (813) 704-6015.

Oxford Exchange: Chow down on limited Oxford Exchange offerings with curbside pickup or Uber Eats. 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222.

Pete’s General: Only cashless payment is accepted at the one-stop shop, which fills Uber Eats delivery and to-go orders. Don’t want to go inside? Head to the side yard window for takeout. 495 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 440-6183.

PDQ: Although some of its dining rooms are closed, the chicken-centric chain is open for drive-thru and takeout orders and listed on third-party delivery apps. Locations and numbers vary.

Renzo’s: Get your favorite grilled meats from this Argentinian restaurant to-go. Use to order online. If you’d rather not leave your couch, delivery is available through Uber Eats and DoorDash. Locations and numbers vary.

The Restorative: The neighborhood haunt has altered its business model for the time being, choosing to operate as a takeout-driven restaurant called the Temporary as of March 17. The menu changes regularly, and this week pasta dishes take center stage. You can snag bottles of wine to go as well. 420 Patricia Ave., Dunedin. (727) 223-1705.

Rooster & the Till: The beloved Seminole Heights restaurant has temporarily closed, as have its Tampa siblings Nebraska Mini-Mart and Gallito Taqueria, to make way for Rooster Re-Dux. Gallito and Mini-Mart will move in to Rooster to launch the new unified concept starting March 19. Rooster Re-Dux is set to serve a changing but fun, approachable menu for takeout with curbside service and $5 delivery within a three-mile radius. The concept will roll out on Uber Eats and GrubHub by next week. (813)-374-8940.

Sandwich House: Call ahead or when you arrive for the curbside pickup service at Gulf Coast Sourdough’s artisan bread and sandwich hub. Payment is taken at your vehicle. 5214 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 304-1294.

The Stein & Vine: The popular joint with a solid craft beer selection offers takeout, as well as 15 percent off all to-go bottles of beer and wine. 827 W Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. (813) 655-4786.

Strandhill Public: Pick up a to-go order at this reimagined Irish pub offering a 15 percent discount to military personnel and 10 percent off to all other guests. 10288 Causeway Blvd., Brandon. (813) 442-7080.

Sonny’s BBQ: On March 20, Sonny’s will close the rest of its dining rooms. Order curbside takeout online at or delivery via Uber Eats and other delivery services. Some outposts also feature drive-thrus. Locations and numbers vary.

Squeeze Juice Works: The cold-pressed juicery’s shops do curbside pickup and free delivery throughout Central St. Petersburg. Locations and numbers vary.

Whiskey Cake: This International Plaza kitchen and bar stocks “quarantine kits” with ingredients that might be hard to find in grocery stores. The $55 spring break special highlights four short ribs, four pieces of pork brisket loins, 2 pounds of bacon, 2 pounds of cream cheese, elbow pasta, mac and cheese sauce, Brussels sprouts, four oranges and 1 pound of butter, plus four slices of the signature whiskey cake. Request a pickup order by phone while supplies last. 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Suite B207, Tampa. (813) 535-9955.