Coronavirus, Food + Drink

Restaurants requiring employees to wear masks

Masked server at Home Team BBQ

Since restaurants have begun reopening, we’ve had many readers ask about which are requiring their staff to wear masks. We asked y’all in a newsletter last week and on Facebook, Instagram + Twitter to send in restaurants you have noticed have all staff members in masks.

Below we’ve compiled a list of your responses. Did we miss something? Send us an email and let us know.

Cayce/West Columbia

Steel Hands Brewing | 2350 Foreman St., Cayce

Terra | 100 State St., West Columbia

WECO Bottle and Biergarten | 626 Meeting St., West Columbia | “All employees wearing masks AND gloves. They were changing their gloves after touching credit cards, it was impressive and appreciated!”  – Aimee C. 

Cottontown 

Curiosity Coffee Bar | 2327 Main St.

il focolare pizzeria | 2150 Sumter St. 

The War Mouth | 1209 Franklin St. | “Warmouth is requiring masks and has excellent social distancing policies in place” Liz S.

Devine/Rosewood

Backstreets Grill | 2400 Devine St. 

Basil Thai Cuisine | 702 Cross Hill Rd. Ste. 300A

Blūm Coffee | 2824 Devine St. 

Coco’s & Beer Authentic Mexican Grill | 4405 Fort Jackson Blvd.

Craft and Draft | 2706 Devine St.

Crave Market | 2843 Millwood Ave. 

Dano’s Pizza | 3008 Rosewood Dr. 

DiPrato’s | 342 Pickens St. | “Very clean and careful.” – Della W.

Il Giorgione | 2406 Devine St. 

Main Moon | 2800 Rosewood Dr. D

Midwood Smokehouse | 702 Cross Hill Rd.

Moctezuma’s Taqueria | 506 Beltline Blvd.  

Rosewood Market & Deli | 2803 Rosewood Dr. 

Urban Cookhouse | 3000 Devine St.  

Tasty as Fit | 3001 Millwood Ave 

The Well Cafe | 3000 Rosewood Dr. 

Za’s | 2930 Devine St.  

Downtown/Main St./The Vista

1801 Grille | 700 Lincoln St. #200

Art Bar | 1211 Park St. 

Blue Marlin | 1200 Lincoln St. 

Carolina Cafe & Catering Company | 925 Sumter St. | Staff wearing masks and gloves. Tables are social distanced and outside seating is available.” Lauren S.

COA Agaveria y Cocina | 823A Lady St.   

Columbia Craft Brewing Company | 520 Greene St. 

Cupcake DownSouth | 1213 Lincoln St. 

Good Life Café | 1614 Main St. 

Green Olive | 922 Main St. 

Halls Chophouse | 1221 Main St. #150 

Immaculate Consumption | 933 Main St.

JJ Tea House | 601 Main St., Ste. D

Kaminsky’s | 930 Gervais St. 

Kao Thai Cuisine | 1001 Senate St. #300  

Main Course | 1626 Main St. 

Market on Main | 1320 Main St. #150 

Motor Supply Company Bistro | 920 Gervais St. 

No Name Deli | 2042 Marion St. |All employees wear masks plus tables are disinfected and sanitized between customers.” Emily

Pearlz Oyster Bar | 936 Gervais St. 

smallSUGAR | 709 Gervais St. 

Spotted Salamander | 1531 Richland St. 

The Corner Blend | 601 Main St. 

The Grand on Main | 1621 Main St. 

Thirsty Fellow | 621 Gadsden St. | “Our server at Thirsty Fellow had a mask, gloves, AND a face shield!”Yvannah G.  

Transmission Arcade | 1721 Main St. 

The Oyster Bar Columbia | 1123 Park St. 

Villa Tronco | 1213 Blanding St. 

Five Points

Hometeam BBQ | 700 Harden St.

Publico | 2013 Greene St. 

Saludas | 751 Saluda Ave.

Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop | 725 Saluda Ave.  

The Gourmet Shop | 724 Saluda Ave. 

The Local Buzz | 631-B Harden St. 

Forest Acres

Casa Linda | 2009 N. Beltline Blvd. | “Casa Linda on Beltline is following all rules! 🙂” – Chris S. 

Tazza Kitchen | 4840 Forest Dr. #20

The Happy Cafe | 4525 Forest Dr. 

The Original Pancake House | 4840 Forest Dr. | “All wear masks and gloves and they have spaced tables apart and wipe down tables and chairs between customers.” – Linda C. 

Tombo Grille | 4517 Forest Dr. 

Verde | 4840 Forest Dr., Ste. 19 

Lexington/Irmo 

Catch Seafood | 411 W. Main St., Lexington  

Hudson’s Smokehouse | 4952 Sunset Blvd, Lexington

Stars and Strikes | 800 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5074 Sunset Blvd., Lexington 

Miscellaneous

Bierkeller | 921 Brookwood Dr. 

City Limits Barbeque | Food truck

Kimchi Korean Restaurant | 1807 Decker Blvd. 

La Cochinita Mexican BBQ | Food stand

Top Dawg Tavern | 498 Town Center Pl. 

Multiple locations

Bruegger’s Bagels | 4601 Forest Dr. + 945 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo

Cantina 76 | 2901-A Devine St. + 1301 Main St. | Very happy with Cantina over the weekend.” Chris W.

Carolina Ale House | 708 Lady St. + 277 Columbiana Dr. | Excellent social distancing going on with tape all over the floors showing you how to get to the bathroom and exit. Hand sanitizer on the walls and all employees wore masks.” – Aimee C. 

Drip | 729 Saluda Ave. + 1441 Main St.  

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers | Multiple locations

Freshe Poke | Multiple locations | Employees are wearing masks, gloves AND they are doing no-contact takeout!”@knolahbby   

Groucho’s Deli | Multiple locations 

Hickory Tavern | 907 Senate St. + 141 Pelham Dr. 

Liberty Tap Room | 828 Gervais St. + 1602 Marina Rd., Ste. D

Lizard’s Thicket | Multiple locations 

Mellow Mushroom | 1009 Gervais St. + 5364 Sunset Blvd., Lexington 

Sub Station II | Multiple locations

Village Idiot Pizza | Multiple locations