• Liz Logan

#GOSupportGaston Mini-Blitz: Top Three Takeout, this weekend

Updated: Apr 3

Note: This article is part of our #GOSupportGaston campaign. In these coming weeks, the campaign will feature seven mini-blitzes to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19. Check Gaston Outside for updates on our efforts with supportgaston.com.

Call To Action: This weekend, support at least one of your top three favorite restaurants by ordering take out. Share your support of these businesses using #GOSupportGaston.

Local restaurants make up a large part of our economy—financially and relationally. In addition to physically feeding us, they feed a broader social need for connection and conversation over a shared table.

Photo Courtesy of Grape and Barley

But with the onset of COVID-19 just a few short weeks ago, everything changed.

Restaurants have been forced to shift their business models to offer exclusively takeout and delivery-- a shift that has caused quite a challenge for many. These businesses are hurting, according to local survey data published by the Gaston Business Task Force. Business owners, forced to make tough decisions, are asking questions today that they wouldn’t have thought imaginable just one month earlier.

As resident restaurant-goers, many of us are eager to get back out and dine as we normally dobreakfast, lunch or dinner. (And who remembers brunch?)

Courtesy of Webb Custom Kitchen

But what if your favorite restaurant didn’t open back up? How would your life be impacted? How would that impact our community? These are all questions that are unfortunately on the table as we navigate these sudden, unexpected changes to our lives.

Not only have restaurants shifted from dine-in to carry-out only, but some have adjusted their menu to cater more to carry-out. Barrister’s at the Esquire Hotel is known for their high-end Southern-inspired dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. While this style of dining serves them well during life as normal, it is not exactly set up for to-go. So, like all of us, they’ve had to adjust.

Channeling the same creativity and quality, Barrister’s has shifted to family-style meals that can be picked up day-of. These typically include salad, bread, a main course and dessert and serve about four people.

Courtesy of Barrister's/Nathan Sage

In Belmont, Nellie’s Southern Kitchen has shifted to not only offering to-go and delivery through DoorDash, but they have also started up a grocery curbside pick-up for things like buttermilk, Nellie’s housemade dressings and sauces and various meats.

If it’s beverages you’re looking for, Catawba Coffee, among others, is offering curbside service. You can call your order in and have it delivered right to your car, so as to avoid stepping into public places.

If beer or wine is more your speed, Belmont Cocktail Club is offering bottles of wine to go alongside their full menu and Cavendish Brewing Company is offering delivery, takeout and curbside pickup.

Courtesy of Cavendish Brewing

Delivery is offered for many through DoorDash, but there are also some locally-based businesses delivering. Tipsy Ryde (typically used as a taxi) has expanded their curbside offerings of beer, wine and spirits to include restaurant delivery. Speedy Grub’s Delivery is continually adding restaurants and food truck options as well.

Not looking for take-out? Grab a gift card and save it for a rainy day while supporting these establishments now when the support is vital.

As part of an effort to support these businesses, GarlandBurks Marketing has created SupportGaston.com in an effort to stockpile local businesses and their current adjusted offerings. This list (which is updated daily) has over 100 restaurants who are still up and running and who need your support now more than ever.

The main component ensuring these establishments make it through this hard time is community support. So whether you’re picking up, ordering delivery, or grabbing curbside, there are endless ways to support Gaston County during this time.

Who are you ordering from this weekend? Take photos, tag the restaurants and @GastonOutside and don’t forget to use #GOSupportGaston.

Use our guide below to find your faves.

High Shoals, Stanley, Spencer Mountain, and Dallas

Papa’s Pizza To Go

Pita Wheel

Pleasant Grill

Riverside Fish House

Tommy’s Drive In

Belmont, Mount Holly, and Cramerton

Brightstar Grill

Buddy’s BBQ

Catawba Coffee Co.

Catfish Cove

Chicken King Mount Holly


District 8 Beer Company

Doffer’s Pizzeria

Doffer’s Canteen

Estia’s Kouzina

Famous Toastery

Floyd and Blackie’s Coffee House


Glenway Premium Pub

J.R. Cash’s Grill and Bar

Joe’s Touch of Italy

Muddy River Distillery

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen

Old Stone Steakhouse

Papa Sammy’s Pizza

Sammy’s Pub

Taxco Mexican Grill

The String Bean

The Summit Beer Shop

Two Chick’s Sandwiches & Scoops

VIPizza Cramerton

Bessemer City and Cherryville


Caputo’s Pizza Company

Cherryville Country Club


Dino’s Italina Pizzeria

Edgewood Grill

Golden China

LadyBug Farms Bakery

McDonald’s Family Restaurant

Mike’s Grill

The Family Pizzagalli

The Surf and Turf Lodge

Whiskey Mill Bar & Grill

Gastonia, Lowell, Ranlo, and McAdenville

Amberjack Seafood and Steaks

Arline’s Grill

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Ball’s Grill

Barrister’s at The Esquire Hotel


Blaze Pizza

Bubba’s 33

Byrum’s Grill

Captain’s Cap

Cavendish Brewing Company

Cracker Barrel

Empower Nutrition Gaston

Fannie Cakes Bakery

Floyd and Blackie’s Bakery

Freeman’s Pub

Fryeday Coffee Roasters

Gaston Pour House

Golden Palace Restaurant

Grill Works

Grits N Greens

Groovy Beast

Hickory Tavern Gastonia

Hillbilly’s BBQ and Steaks

Jackson’s Cafeteria

Java House Cafe

Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ

La Fuente Mexican Grill & Akropolis

Life of Pie

Maya Rita Bakes

Ray’s Smokehouse

Ray Nathan’s BBQ


Sake Express

Shane’s Rib Shack

Spindle City Cafe

Sprouts Cafe

Sub Station II

Sugarlicious Bakery

Terra Mia

Tex Mex Backroad Grill

The Honey Baked Ham Co

The Shrimp Boat

The Smoke Pit

Tony’s Ice Cream

Twin Tops Fish Camp


Villa Roma

Viva Chicken Gastonia

Viva Tequis

Will's Doggn' It Deli & Dogs

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