The State of the Food Scene, Nov. 20

Your weekly winter dining update

Since Gov. Tony Evers’ recent address, some local establishments have closed their indoor dining, and others have adopted online-ordering systems.

Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor announced on its social media that “due to the governor’s mandate and Gibraltar School District’s amended back-to-school plan, as a large gathering place, we have made the difficult decision to dial back and temporarily suspend in-house dining. We will continue carryout and curbside service. We will reopen for dine-in once Gibraltar deems it safe enough for our kids to head back to school.”

Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay has added online ordering at for its pizza nights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and for placing reservations for its annual Thanksgiving dinner. Visit or the Scaturo’s Facebook page to get more details and watch a tutorial on how to use the online-ordering system.

Coyote Roadhouse in Baileys Harbor is using the “Order Food” button on its Facebook page at to offer online ordering for curbside pickup. 

Blue Horse Cafe in Fish Creek has been focused on to-go ordering this year and has increasingly promoted its online option – at – to order in advance for pickup. Stephanie, a barista at Blue Horse Cafe, said, “It makes it easy for visitors to pop in and pop out, and there’s no waiting inside, so it’s safer.” 

It’s not just restaurants going digital either. Sturgeon Bay grocer Healthy Way Market is offering customers the convenience of ordering for free through its new, online shopping marketplace at Customers can browse, order and select a curbside pickup time, all from home.

Also in Sturgeon Bay, Kitty O’Reilly’s has put the finishing touches on a revitalized outdoor area – a project it began in the spring that includes a new, concrete patio deck to expand the outdoor seating and an interesting rock wall surrounding the space. The establishment has taken advantage of its outdoor bar and patio areas all season and plans to continue doing so into the winter with outdoor heaters. Diners can also carry out orders and do curbside pickup. 

Do you operate a food or dining establishment in Door County? Send us updates about how you’re adapting to safely navigate the indoor-dining season.

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