COVID-19 Safety at Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes

Restaurants and coffee shops in Mammoth Lakes are open for ouotdoor dining, takeout and delivery only with guidelines in place to keep guests and staff safe and healthy.

With winter weather and limited outdoor seating in mind, takeout and delivery are your best option for fast service during busier times of day. Take a look at the Takeout & Delivery Guide for the most up-to-date information on how to order from local restaurants.

Some restaurants in Mammoth Lakes may be operating with changed or reduced hours. Visit the restaurant’s website or contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information about hours and operations.

HOW RESTAURANTS ARE KEEPING GUESTS AND STAFF SAFE

In accordance with the State of California, Mono County has developed health and safety guidelines for restaurants. Some safety measures are required by the Mono County Public Health Department and others are recommended as additional health and safety precautions.

Some safety precautions include:

  • All seated indoor dining temporarily prohibited
  • When seated dining is allowed, arranging tables to reduce capacity and keep seating at least six feet or installing physical barriers between seating for people outside of the same household
  • Avoiding crowding in waiting areas; guests may be asked to call ahead and only enter the restaurant when their order is ready
  • Eliminating self-serve options and shared items, such as condiment bottles
  • Ensuring frequent cleaning of common surfaces
  • Replacing reusable menus with disposable menus or chalk/whiteboards
  • Offering take-out, curbside pickup and/or mobile ordering
  • Increased cleaning of public restrooms, while encouraging guests to use the restroom at home before arriving

For detailed information about a specific restaurant’s cleanliness protocols, visit the restaurant’s website or contact the business directly.

ETIQUETTE FOR GUESTS VISITING RESTAURANTS

The town of Mammoth Lakes and the restaurants here are doing their part to keep guests, workers and the local community safe. Our community also asks that guests do their part to keep our community safe in return by adhering to these safety and etiquette guidelines:

  • Face coverings should be worn at all times when picking up food orders
  • Respect each restaurant’s safety regulations (ex: calling ahead, paying in advance and waiting outside for to-go orders)
  • Be respectful of others; while some people may not share the same level of concern as others, it’s important to respect public spaces, be kind and follow precautions
  • Keep a physical distance of six feet from anyone outside of your immediate household, even if you are wearing a face covering
  • Do not congregate in waiting areas
  • Plan ahead and use the restroom at home before you go to a restaurant for dine-in service to avoid public restrooms whenever possible
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick

TYPES OF RESTAURANT SERVICE ALLOWED IN MAMMOTH LAKES

Based on state guidelines, these Mammoth Lakes food and beverage businesses are allowed to open:

Restaurants & Breweries

  • Permitted; outdoor dining, takeout and delivery only

Coffee Shops

  • Permitted; outdoor dining, takeout and delivery only

Late Night Bars

  • Not permitted

FAQS ABOUT COVID-19 SAFETY FOR RESTAURANTS

Are restaurants in Mammoth Lakes open?

Most restaurants in Mammoth Lakes are open for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery only at this time. Check with each restaurant to learn about hours of operation available services.

Are breweries or bars in Mammoth Lakes open?

Breweries are open for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery only. Check with each business to learn about hours of operation and available services.

Where can I find information about a specific restaurant’s policies about cleanliness, hours of operation etc.?

For more detailed information about a specific restaurant’s policies, visit the restaurant’s website or contact the business directly.

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