What’s the Mask Policy of Your Favorite Plano Restaurant?

A server wears a mask at Prim & Proper inside Neighborhoods Goods, October 2020 // photo Jennifer Shertzer
A server at Prim & Proper inside Neighborhoods Goods, October 2020 // photo Jennifer Shertzer

Effective March 10, Governor Greg Abbott has lifted the mask mandate and increased all businesses’ capacities to 100 percent in Texas. The governor cited the advancement in COVID-19 vaccinations as well as the importance of Texans’ “livelihoods and normalcy” for this decision.

Now that mask policies are left up to each individual restaurant, and enforcement falls on business owners, many feel they are in a difficult position to try to keep all customers happy.

“This is going to be a continuation of a difficult time for restaurant owners,” shared 1418 Coffeehouse owner David Bryant. “We are in a no-win situation with two sides so passionate. People blaming restaurants and trying to hurt them is unacceptable and unfair.”

“We have to do what we think is best and adhere to our number one priority, which is team and customer safety,” shared Dillas founder Kyle Gordon. “That being said, I would appeal to the humanitarian in every customer. Please respect the choices others make. Please respect your business owner’s choice to require or not require masks. Please remember that we’re not all vaccinated yet. If given the option, please continue to do what you can control to make yourself and others safe.”

As we navigate a gradual return to normalcy, let’s remember that business owners are just trying to do what they feel is best for their employees and their customers. If a restaurant requires masks, it will still be only when entering, leaving or moving about the restaurant. We can all continue to support local eateries through this difficult process, with options such as take-out orders and patio seating for those who don’t feel comfortable dining in yet.

Mask Policies Effective March 10:

This list will be updated as new information is received. To have your restaurant’s policies included, please email .

1418 Coffeehouse
1418 K Ave
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Bavarian Grill
221 W Parker Rd
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Benihana
5840 Legacy Cir
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

The Biscuit Bar
5880 TX 121 #102B
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing COVID cleaning protocols.

Blue Mesa Grill
8200 Dallas Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: They will continue to sanitize tables between use, and use QR code menus and single-use condiments. Patio seating available.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House
5760 Legacy Dr Suite B-1
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Bonnie Ruth’s
2432 Preston Rd #340B
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: They will continue COVID precautions such as individual carafes for each table and condiments not placed on tables. Patio seating available with heaters.

Bulla Gastrobar
6007 S Legacy Dr #180
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No. We will set aside part of our dining room with more distanced seating for those guests who may be sensitive to crowds.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Our current team and property safety measures will stay in place. Patio seating available.

The Capital Grille
7300 Dallas Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Casa Mama
1445 Los Rios Blvd #301
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available. Will continue to offer curbside service.

Cava
7501 Windrose Ave #D170
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
5872 TX 121 #105
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Social distancing in accordance with city regulation.

Chipotle
5717 S Legacy Dr Suite 150
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? N/A
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Chuy’s
3408 Central Expy
3908 Dallas Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Encouraged.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Corky’s Gaming Bistro
1900 N Central Expy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Covino’s
3265 Independence Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

CRU Food & Wine Bar
7201 Bishop Rd
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge
8700 Preston Rd #127
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Drive-thru service available for anyone who does not wish to wear a mask.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
5905 S Legacy Dr #A120
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Plexiglass dividers and hand sanitizing stations will stay in place. Patio seating available.

Del Frisco’s Grille
7200 Bishop Rd Suite D9
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, patio seating available.

Densetsu
4152 W Spring Creek Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: They will maintain COVID-prevention guidelines with extra sanitizing and sanitizing stations.

Dillas Quesadillas
2008 Midway Rd
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Masks preferred.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Dubs Tea N Eats
3131 Custer Rd #178
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Curbside service still offered.

Dunn Brothers Coffee
501 Talbert Dr
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

The Fillmore Pub
1004 E 15th St
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Fireside Pies
5717 S Legacy Dr
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Flying Fish
649 Powell Ln
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Fork & Fire
5880 TX 121 #103B
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing COVID cleaning protocols. Patio seating available.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
2205 N Central Expy #130
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available at some locations.

Golden Boy Coffee and Wine Bar
5880 TX 121 #102A
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Green Vine Market
1804 K Ave
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Half Shells
5800 S Legacy Dr Suite C-2
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park (Carso Market, Prairie Fire Bar)
5805 Granite Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: They will be following Hilton Clean Stay policies which includes masks, additional sanitizing and cleaning. Patio seating available.

Holy Grail Pub
8240 Preston Rd #150
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Hot Chicks Nashville Hot Chicken

1885 Dallas Pkwy #300
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Hub Streat
1212 14th St
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? No.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

KAI
7301 Windrose Ave #C200
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Open-air seating available.

The Latin Pig
3131 Custer Rd #165
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Little Rome
2707 W 15th #B
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Main Street Bakery   
7200 Bishop Rd Suite D – 11
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Mama Pita
5800 S Legacy Dr C6
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? N/A
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Mi Cocina
4001 Preston Rd # 502
5760 Legacy Dr # B7
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, patio seating available.

Mi Dia From Scratch
3310 Dallas Pkwy
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Patio seating available.

Mignon
4005 Preston Rd #518
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Millstone Bakery
3020 S Legacy Dr #150
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Will continue to provide curbside pickup and delivery.

Nest Burger
2540 E Plano Pkwy #114
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Original ChopShop
5717 Legacy Dr #185
2408 Preston Rd #704c
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, patio seating available.

Peppersmash
7200 Bishop Rd Suite B-9
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

RA Sushi
7501 Lone Star Dr B-130
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West (ŌMA, Whiskey Moon, Texas Teahouse & Market)
6007 Legacy Dr
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Ringo’s Pub
5865 Kincaid Rd
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, patio seating available.

Rockfish Seafood Grill
4701 W Park Blvd #105
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Rugby House Pub
8604 Preston Rd #100
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Salata
7317 Parkwood Blvd #195
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No take out only.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Sambuca 360
7200 Bishop Rd Suite # 270
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, patio seating available.

Samui Thai Cuisine
700 S Legacy Dr A1
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? N/A
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Scruffy Duffies
5865 Kincaid Rd E8
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol.

Seasons 52
7300 Lone Star Dr
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol, as well as social distancing and daily staff temperature checks. Patio seating available.

Sugar Pine Creamery
6832 Coit Rd #270B
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol.

Taste of the Islands
909 W Spring Creek Pkwy #300
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol. Patio seating available.

Taverna
7400 Windrose Ave #B130
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Toulouse
7301 Windrose Ave #C200
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Union Bear
5880 TX 121 #101
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Strongly recommended.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Urban Crust
1006 E 15th St
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Preferred.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol. Open-air dining option available.

Urban Rio
1000 14th St #100
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Preferred.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol. Open-air dining option available.

Taste of the Islands
909 W Spring Creek Pkwy #300
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol. Patio seating available.

Turkish Cafe & Lounge
8412 Preston Rd Suite 450
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Restaurant provides sanitizing stations and enforces social distancing. Patio seating available.

Vickery Park
1011 E 15th St
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol.

Village Burger Bar   
5700 Legacy Drive, A5
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Suggested.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID cleaning protocol. Patio seating available.

Woodtop Tavern
8408 Preston Rd
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? No.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Restaurant provides sanitizing stations and enforces social distancing. Patio seating available.

The Yellow Chilli
5700 S Legacy Dr #A9
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? No
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol.

Zalat Pizza
7224 Independence Pkwy #316 (delivery and to-go only)
1032 E 15th St
3909 W Parker Rd #102
Are diners required to wear masks when not seated? Yes.
Will staff be required to wear masks? Yes.
Will the restaurant be seated at 100% capacity? Yes.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 safety: Continuing same COVID protocol.

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10 Comments

  1. Avatarsays: LP

    We will only visit establishments following CDC recommendations. This is good to know who is and who isn’t. Abbot is relaxing the standards way too soon. Thank you for this information.

  2. Avatarsays: CMP

    I will only visit establishments who do not require masks. Governor Abbott should have never had such executive overreach and closed businesses or mandated masks. Thank you for this information.

    1. Avatarsays: Ana Ramsey

      Thank you for posting the list. I will not be wearing a mask and I hope people that want to respect the ones that don’t!!

  3. Avatarsays: Ace

    Agree with LP. In addition, we definitely wont do business that requires employees to wear masks, but not the patrons. Although better than no masks, this one sided approach still puts employees at risk and makes me believe these restaurants are more concerned about profit over service

  4. Avatarsays: MS

    Freedom of choice is one thing, mandates are another. I’ll take freedom. Statistics say 503k dead ‘due to Covid’ out of 332 million in US. That’s a mortality rate of .0015. Overblown fear has hurt this country, state, and city. Politics have divided them even more.

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