Community urged to support local restaurants
With a directive by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that took effect on November 18 to reduce COVID-19 transmission, restaurants in the state were ordered to close their indoor dining and return to takeout and delivery for three weeks, causing local establishments to switch gears.
At Sal’s Italian Restaurant, 1400 W. Chicago Blvd., owner Kim Moran is grateful for their loyal customers. “This is so hard,” she said. “I appreciate everybody. I appreciate the support we get from the community. I have the best staff I could ever ask for, and they work hard. The whole curbside thing has been a complete blessing to us.” Once or twice a week she gives out $5 coupons on future purchases to thank customers who frequent the restaurant. Her experience with irate customers over the requirement to wear masks has been a difficult challenge for the business. “I just wish people would be nice,” she said. “It doesn’t matter where you go, just be nice. Be kind to people, it’s not hard to do.”
Sal’s is open every day of the week, except for holidays, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for curbside pickup. Delivery is available after 4 p.m. To order, go to eatatsals.com or call 423.6688.
Tecumseh Brewing Company, 128 W. Chicago Blvd., offers takeout and delivery hours Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The last delivery is limited to 30 minutes prior to closing. Visit tecumsehbrewingco.com or call 517.815.1726.
Embers Bar & Grill, 1370 W. Chicago Blvd., not only has food, beer, wine and cocktails for takeout, they also have a heated bubble tent outdoors for dining in safe and warm comfort. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 3-10 p.m., Embers can be reached at 423.2601.
Tuckey’s Big Boy, 2701 E. Monroe Rd., is open Monday-Friday, 11a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. They offer carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery, and have online ordering available at bigboytecumseh.com. Call Tuckey’s at 423.7464.
At JR’s Hometown Grill & Pub, 111 W. Chicago Blvd., customers can pre-order their meals and schedule a pick-up time by calling 517.815.1290. Growler refills, bottled beer and other beverages may be ordered, as well, with pre-orders starting at noon. The restaurant is open from 2-8 p.m. every day. Visit jrsgrillandpub.com for more information.
At Basil Boys, 125 W. Chicago Blvd., pizza, barbequed ribs and chicken, salads, sandwiches and breadsticks are on the menu for in-store or curbside pick-up. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., according to Chris Perelekos, one of the restaurant’s owners. Basil Boys will continue to keep the dining room closed even if the state order continues, and will serve customers through takeout and curbside delivery, at least through January and possibly into March, he said. “We’ve been okay, we’ve been steady,” said Perelekos. “The community has been pretty supportive.” Visit basilboys.com or call 423.1875.
City Limits Diner and Pancake House, 114 W. Logan St., offers online ordering, delivery and carryout at citylimitstecumseh.com every day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Call 423.9333 for more information.
Sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and more are offered by The Dog House Restaurant, 107 E. Chicago Blvd. by ordering at thedoghouserestaurant.com. The restaurant has carryout, as well as curbside pickup on request, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 517.301.4266.
Salsaria’s, 146 E. Chicago Blvd., has bubble tents available for outdoor diners, as well as curbside pickup of food, to-go bottled margaritas and bottled beer. Call 423.0018 to reserve a tent. Salsaria’s is open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., with delivery available from 4-8 p.m. Visit salsarias.com for a menu.
Muks Sports Pub, 107 S. Evans St., has new takeout hours of Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Call 423.6364 or go to mukssportspub.com for a menu.
Danley’s Country House at 8495 N. Adrian Hwy. is open every day from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., with the last order accepted between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. Customers may view the menu at mydanleys.com and call 423.3657 to place their order for curbside pickup and pay over the phone, then pull into the circle drive for curbside delivery.
The British Tea Garden, 112 E. Chicago Blvd., is open for takeout Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Customers can view the menu at thebritishpantry.com and are asked to call ahead for curbside pickup at the rear entrance. The gift shop will remain open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 423.7873.
3 Dudes & Dinner, 414 N. Evans St., creates complete meals with specials each day in a pre-order and pick-up format. Visit 3dudesanddinner.com to order online, or call 517.301.4002. Pick-up times are between 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday.
At Musgrove & Co., 135 E. Chicago Blvd., customers can pull up behind the coffee shop and order, or order online at musgrove-and-company.square.site. Musgrove & Co. is open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit musgrove.company for more information.
Tecumseh Golf Club, 5200 Milwaukee Rd., has takeout and limited delivery, including a children’s menu, available Tuesday-Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Visit tecumsehgolfclub.com or call 423.2070.
Oriental Sizzling, 1426 W. Chicago Blvd., is open every day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for takeout. For a menu, visit orientalsizzling.com, or call 423.1212.
Twin Pines Eatery, 1102 W. Russell Rd., closed over the Thanksgiving weekend and will not reopen for a while, said co-manager Vickie Porter. “We actually are closing due to the COVID and not being able to have our dining open. We would have to rely on our drive-through only, and we didn’t feel we would be busy enough to stay open, so unfortunately we’re closing for at least a couple of months,” she said. Customers are advised to follow the eatery’s Facebook page for updates regarding when they may reopen.
Tecumseh residents have continued to support their restaurants, said Moran of Sal’s. “People for curbside have been absolutely amazing. They’ve supported us. They’ve been there for us,” she said. “We have such a unique town. Every time there’s a crisis, our town picks up and helps. It’s amazing to see.”
Visit the Facebook pages of these restaurants for regular updates on operations.