Ways to Dine Out While Staying In Last Updated 5/20

During this trying time, many Connecticut restaurants that have shifted their offerings to accommodate safety – and have gone the extra mile to support the community and make in-home eating enjoyable.

Many restaurants in the state are now offering takeout or delivery, and we wanted to highlight a few that are offering particularly notable experiences. As the state’s situation quickly evolves, each restaurant’s offering may evolve just as quickly, so be sure to check with each spot before placing your order.

Fine Dining from Home

With the extraordinary circumstances of the times, many fine dining spots are now offering special takeout or delivery services.

A Meal & Activity

To spread a little hope during trying times, many Connecticut restaurants are creating unique offers to hopefully make dining in-home a household event. Below are a few places to check out. For more restaurants offering take-home meal-kits, click here.

Helping the Community

In addition to supplying food during challenging times, many restaurants are going above and beyond to help others and lighten the load many are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breweries & Wineries

For those 21 and older, Connecticut’s breweries and wineries are finding ways to serve you safely during this time.

Favorite spots like Maugle Sierra Wines in Ledyard and Brignole Vineyards in Granby are offering grab-and-go wine pickup, while breweries such as Urban Lodge Brewing Company in Manchester and Brewery Legitimus in New Hartford are doing the same with beer orders. Problem Solved Brewery in East Windsor even has a drive-up beer-to-go window.

Many wineries and breweries are offering pickup for both drinks and food. Half Full Brewery in Stamford is offering curbside beer pick-up and food truck takeout on weekends, Elicit Brewing in Manchester has takeout and curbside pickup for crowlers and pizza, Kinsmen Brewing in Milldale has curbside pickup for craft beers and pizza, and Chamard Vineyards in Clinton is offering takeout or curbside pickup for food and wine. Charter Oak Brewing in Danbury is also offering curbside pickup as well as hosting virtual Trivia Nights on their Facebook. 

To help make takeout more affordable, special discounts and deals are being offered by many popular wineries and breweries in Connecticut. These Guys Brewing in Norwich is offering 20% off growler fills with any takeout order. Connecticut Valley Brewing Company in South Windsor is offering curbside delivery and 10% off gift cards, as well as selling their roasted coffee online. In Hartford, City Steam Brewery Café is also offering 20% off takeout and curbside pickup – and with every purchase of a beer growler and $50 in food, customers will receive an extra growler for only $1. Hog River Brewing Company, which is also in Hartford also has curbside pickup available, and in the spirit of hope for the future, is giving away “free drink” chips with every order to be used when the brewery re-opens. In Colchester, Priam Vineyards is offering curbside pickup as well as $10 shipping on 3, 6, and 12 bottle orders.

And finally, for those missing the community aspect of wineries and breweries, Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford is offering a Virtual Tasting Room which includes community posts and live streamed concerts.

Special Discounts

In light of economic sensitivities during this time, many Connecticut restaurants are offering more than just safe takeout or delivery – they’re offering special discounts to make ordering-in more affordable.

Pearl at Longshore in Westport and Agave Grill in Hartford are offering 10% off takeout orders, as well as curbside pickup.

Liv’s Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook are both offering a 20% discount on takeout orders.

Terrain Garden Cafe in Westport is offering curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash, as well as 30% off your entire bill with the use of the code TERRAIN.

Another Connecticut hot spot, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, which has multiple locations across the state is pitching in by offering a $0.00 delivery fee through Uber Eats as well as free delivery on every bulk delivery order over $100.

More Restaurants

For even more options, here are additional lists of participating restaurants: