Last updated on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into effect Executive Order 17, which calls for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight on Monday, March 23, 2020, until midnight April 6, 2020. 

Governor Lee’s executive order enacts the following provisions regarding restaurants, bars, and similar food and drink establishments:

  • Establishments are to exclusively offer drive-thru, take-out or delivery options to support families, businesses and the food supply chain during this emergency.
  • Establishments may sell alcohol by take-out or delivery (with the purchase of food) in closed containers to those who are age 21 and up.

Many of our local restaurants in Smith County are adapting to these new guidelines by closing their dining rooms, adjusting their business hours, and offering to-go meals and delivery service.  

Much like we have been with our COVID-19 Changes, Closures, and Cancellations list, we’re trying to keep this list of changes to local restaurants as up-to-date as possible. If you have any information to add, please let us know!

It is more important than ever to continue to support our local restaurants and businesses during these uncertain times.

Ebel’s Tavern is open for take-out and delivery orders. They will gladly cook up your favorite food and text you when it’s ready for fast in and out. And they now offer curbside! Call 615-588-1888 to place your order. Follow Ebel’s Tavern on Facebook for more information about delivery options.

Acapulco Grill is closed as of March 22, 2020. “See you soon amigos,” the restaurant’s owners wrote in a post on Facebook. “Come back to see us when we open.We are thankful for all the love and support this community has given us.” 

The dining room at Michael & Hannah’s will remain closed from Monday, March 23, through Monday, April 6, 2020. The restaurant will also operate under adjusted hours during this time – 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Carry-out service will be offered, as well as delivery service within 10 miles of the restaurant. Call 615- 735-9475 to place your order.

Rojas Kitchen is closed the week of March 23, but will open for take out orders beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020. Hours are 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Give Rojas Kitchen a call at 615-588-1202.

El Rey will be closed until April 6, 2020.

Happy China has closed the buffet bar and is accepting call in orders for curbside delivery. When you come to pick up your order, stay in the car and give them a call that you’re there at 615-735-2337. 

Dalton’s Stockyard Cafe will be closed until further notice. 

As of March 23, The Candy Bar will be serving take away orders only. Curbside delivery is available! Just call 615-489-9244 and provide a credit/debit card number for payment.

The Cornerstone Cafe will be doing take out orders and curbside delivery. Call 615-683-8211 to place your order.

El Corral will only be doing carry out orders during regular hours on Monday thru Saturday. The restaurant will be closing on Sundays until further notice. Call 615-683-8877 to place your order.

Timberloft Restaurant is offering carry out orders and curbside pickup, beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Call 615-683-5070 to order.

Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders will be offering curbside pickup and delivery service from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily. Deliveries stop at 7:00 p.m. Please call 615-683-4000 to order. 

Starting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, Hoggtown BBQ will be doing call-in orders and drive through window only. All call in orders will be picked up at walk up window or drive thru. To order ahead, call 615-744-4644 (HOGG).

Martin’s Grocery is open for business and take out orders are available. Call 615-774-3120. Curb side service is also available!

Jane Reed’s Pleasant Shade Store and Cafe will begin delivering within a 15 mile radius beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Cafe will also be open for take out and curbside service. Operating hours are noon to 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Call 615-677-2233 for more information.

Sparta Greek Grill 2 in Rock City is offering take-out meals. Call 615-281-8376 to order!