Open Restaurants: A Look Inside And Outside Reopened Eateries Across The US

All over the country, many states have restaurants now reopen for dining. But whether indoors at a booth or out on the patio, there's no denying things look different.

Williams, Arizona

Patrons gather inside a Dairy Queen restaurant in Williams, Arizona. Dairy Queen is one of several chain restaurants open for dine-in.

West Hollywood, California

A restaurant in West Hollywood, California, reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a cloth face mask is just one way to follow coronavirus-era etiquette.

West Hollywood, California

Restaurant Fiesta Cantina in West Hollywood, California.

Ventura, California

People eat at the Busy Bee Diner in Ventura, California. Patrons are served by wait staff who wear cloth face masks and social distancing is practiced to keep groups apart.

Greenwich, Connecticut

A patron dines at Douro restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. According to a recent report, Connecticut is one of the best states to raise a family.

Greenwich, Connecticut

Diners enjoy drinks at L'Escale restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. Socializing with friends and family was high up on the list of things people missed about restaurants during quarantine.

Miami, Florida

An elderly man holds a bouquet of roses as he looks at the menu outside a restaurant on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami.

Miami, Florida

People sit on the patio of a restaurant on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. A recent study of how many lives social distancing saved found that staying home for 45 days may have avoided a predicted 97,888 hospitalizations and saved 10,572 lives in Miami.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Linda Silvetti serves Scott Harrington as The Floridian restaurant opens in May 2020.

Atlanta, Georgia

A man decorates a bistro table outside his restaurant in Atlanta.

Decatur, Georgia

A view of disposable gloves and sanitizer bottles available for guest use are seen on a table at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar in Decatur, Georgia. Restaurants across the country have enhanced their disinfecting procedures using CDC-approved cleaning products

LaGrange, Illinois

Diners eat lunch on the sidewalk in front of Casa Margarita restaurant in LaGrange, Illinois.

Chesterton, Indiana

Patrons enjoy a meal at Peggy Sue's Diner in Chesterton, Indiana.

Louisville, Kentucky

Shelley Herling carries a food order to a table at Joe's Older Than Dirt in Louisville, Kentucky.

New Orleans, Louisiana

A bartender pours a drink during dinner at Galatoire's Restaurant in New Orleans. Patrons uneasy about returning to bars can curate a bar cart at home.

New Orleans, Louisiana

An employee at Turtle Bay, a bar in the French Quarter, wears a face covering as he takes the name and contact information of people walking in. There are tips for wearing a mask while dining.

New Orleans, Louisiana

People have a drink and socialize outside Cornet, a bar/restaurant on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Bethesda, Maryland

A portion of Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland, is closed off to cars so that restaurants can expand their outdoor dining space.

Ocean City, Maryland

Restaurant guests try out social distancing devices made of rubber tubing at Fish Tails bar and grill in Ocean City, Maryland. Restaurants have employed all sorts of creative ways to promote social distancing.

Ocean City, Maryland

A restaurant employee has her temperature taken in Ocean City, Maryland. Temperature checks are just one way office life will change post-coronavirus.

Bloomington, Minnesota

A woman sits at a table with a sign reading "clean" at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Limited food court seating is one of many ways shopping malls will look different as they are reopened.

Helena, Montana

An employee cleans the concession stand at Kendrick Field in preparation for customers attending an amateur baseball game in Helena, Montana. To get your baseball fix, scroll through these throwback baseball photos.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Tables are seen distanced from one another at the restaurant Sadelle's in the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Hoboken, New Jersey

Customers have lunch at a restaurant with social distancing measures in place in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Hoboken, New Jersey

Customers have lunch outside a Hoboken restaurant as the city reopens from the coronavirus lockdown. According to a recent study of coronavirus pain points for restaurant diners, people are split on whether dining out is worth the extra effort.

Norwood, North Carolina

Coffee baristas prepare drinks at Reservoir Coffee in Norwood, North Carolina.

Stillwater, Oklahoma

A worker of the Aspen Cafe wears a mask as she makes coffee in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While cafes and coffee shops were closed, Americans got really into homemade coffee during quarantine.

Farmingdale, New York

Patrons dine at the 317 Main Street restaurant in a makeshift outdoor seating area behind the establishment in Farmingdale, New York.

New York City, New York

People drink outdoors at bars and restaurants in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York.

Newport, Rhode Island

A sign reminds guests that face masks are required at SpeakEasy Bar & Grill in Newport, Rhode Island. Rhode Island is one of the easiest places to social distance.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

A woman tends to customers at an open bar in South Dakota, the state with the fewest coronavirus restrictions.

Franklin, Tennessee

An employee wearing rubber gloves and a mask greets patrons at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee.

El Paso, Texas

Vanessa Zubia-Meza and her mother Margie Zubia are pictured in the window of their new restaurant called El Paseo in downtown El Paso, Texas.

Austin, Texas

A server processes a payment at a bar in Austin, Texas. Some restaurants are applying a COVID-19 surcharge on each check to make up a fraction of the monetary loss caused by coronavirus closures.

Austin, Texas

A man listens to live music at a reopened bar in Austin, Texas.

Washington, Virginia

Guests adjusting their masks stand next to mannequins populating the dining room of The Inn at Little Washington, one of the best special occasion restaurants in the country.

Washington, DC

A Mexican restaurant has converted its parking lot to outdoor seating to provide more space for customers in Washington, D.C. Mexican food was what Americans craved most during quarantine.

Washington, DC

A restaurant employee wears a mask and gloves as he serves drinks to the first customers of the day at the Capitol Lounge in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Customers eat and drink at the Brat Stop, a popular bar, restaurant and tourist attraction in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Someplace Else II bar and restaurant offers sanitizer to its customers and has taken social distancing measures to make customers feel safer as it adjusts to re-opening in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Restaurants have had to make lots of changes during the pandemic, some of which are likely to stay.

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