Here is what we found open, and if you know of a restaurant that re-opened with dining on site, please let us and everyone else reading know.
My honest opinion is that the idea of opening outside is utter ignorance. Open it all or the crazy lines will just make things worse. Yesterday for instance, dozens of people were lined up like they were at WalMart on Black Friday, outside Taco Surf on Pacific Coast Highway.
After waiting for who knows how long they were rewarded with a plastic table and chairs in the parking lot spaced about 15 feet apart. Really? Who thought this would be safer and better?
Today we are on the road to find if any other Restaurants re-opened in the area. If you find one please post it below.
In Long Beach, which is LA county, it is still takeout only and the new San Pedro Fish Market also had a line out the door that was quickly closing the 6 foot gap.
Clearly none of that mattered since in Long Beach there is zero enforcement of “no sitting or sunbathing” as the parks were full and out of area tourists fought for a parking spot.
We found these Restaurants Re-opened
Here is the list that we know of:
Huntington Beach Restaurants Re-Opened
Taco Surf – PCH Sunset Beach – Limited outdoor temporary Tables, Officially still To Go orders and To Go Margaritas.
Pelican Isle – Sunset Beach – Patio and some indoor seating open. New Patio cover too.
Ohana– Sunset Beach – PCH – read the sign.
Longboards – Main Street Huntington Beach – Open
Indarra – Main Street Huntington Beach – Open
Main Street Wine Company – Main Street Huntington Beach – Open for wine and plates on the patio.
Newport Beach Restaurants Re-Opened
Maestro’s Ocean Club – Pacific Coast Highway – Open with restrictions..
Tavern House + Kitchen – Open – Reservations suggested. Full menu. No covid surcharge!
Rumored or sent in from other sources
Bayside – Newport Beach – Seat yourself, order at counter, limited waitstaff
Muldoon’s – Perimeter Fashion Island – Open
Temecula Wine Country
Thornton Winery – Patio dining, wine flights available with food order. Hostess seating. Gift Shop Open 951.699.0099
Maurice Car’rie Winery – Limited menu of breads and cheese plates and patio seating with Sangria or wines by the bottle. ToGo still available. 951.676.1711
Photos Courtesy of Kelly Bourquin and Custom PhotoCraft.