The restaurant industry has received some of the hardest economic hits during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor closed dining rooms in March, though restaurants were allowed to reopen with 50% capacity in May. The capacity limits were raised to 75% in June, though some restaurants have kept their capacity at 50% or chosen not to reopen indoor dining at all.


Takeout-only, limited seating and diners’ reservations about the safety of indoor dining rooms have all led to a decrease in sales and some permanent closures. Below is a running list of restaurants that have closed (or announced pending closures) permanently since mid-March.


Some of the closures are a direct and immediate result of the coronavirus; for some the pandemic was a final straw; and for others the timing was a coincident, with a restaurant having already planned to close due to an expiring lease etc.


• Magnolia Cafe West (April)


• Threadgill’s (April)


• North by Northwest (April)


• Lucy’s Fried Chicken on Lake Travis (April)


• Fricano’s Deli (April)


• Veracruz All Natural on US 183 (April)


• Blue Dahlia (May)


• Shady Grove (May)


• Cafe Josie (May)


• Yuyo (May)


• Pitchfork Pretty (June)


• Daruma Ramen (June)


• Dart Bowl (July)


• The Brewer’s Tale (July)


• Luby’s on Brodie Lane (August)


• B.D. Riley’s (August)


• Kyoten Sushiko (September)


• Veggie Heaven (September)


• P. Terry’s downtown (September)


• Mother’s Cafe (October)


• Holy Roller (October)


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