GREAT FALLS — Are you looking for ways to support your community? Consider takeout or delivery from Great Falls restaurants! They need our help now more than ever. If you need a break from your kitchen, take part in "Take Out Tuesday" and order from your favorite restaurant. Share your meal with us on social media using the hashtag #TakeoutTuesday!
Many restaurants in Great Falls are offering take-out and delivery options to try to help people with "social distancing" as dining rooms have been restricted as part of Montana's response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
KRTV, along with our parent company Scripps and all Scripps-owned news outlets, are working to promote local restaurants, and City Motors in Great Falls is teaming up with KRTV to help get the word out about participating restaurants.
With the help of the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce we have put together this list of restaurants that are focused on take-out; the list is not all-inclusive, however. If you know of one that should be added, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Some of these restaurants may have decided to temporarily close or change their hours of operation due to the restrictions; please call ahead if you plan to visit any of them.
Bar S - Menu (406) 761-9550
Big Mouth Barbeque - Menu (406) 727-7095
The Block Bar & Grill - Menu (406) 315-1783
Bright Eyes Café - Menu (406) 453-5763
Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company - Menu (406) 781-9744
Borries - Menu (406) 761-0300
Burger Bunker - Menu (406) 952-0130
Celtic Cowboy - Menu (406) 952-0393
City Bar & Casino - Menu (406) 761-9432
City Brew Coffee - Menu (406) 952-0041
Clark and Lewie's - Menu 406) 454-2141
Cold Stone Creamery - Menu (406) 454-0000
Crooked Tree Coffee & Cakes - Menu (406) 315-1221
Double Barrel Coffee House Cafe - Menu (406) 315-2463
El Comedor - Menu (406) 761-5500
Electric City Coffee & Bistro - Website (406)-452-4529
Enbar - Menu (406) 952-1520
Family Affair - Facebook (406)- 453-0571
Ford's Drive-In (406) 452-7972
Fuddruckers - Menu (406) 727-6988
Good Eats Catering - Menu (406) 452-0773
Jaker's Bar & Grill - Menu (406) 727-1033
Jimmy John's - Menu (406) 268-3278
JJ's Bakery - Menu (406) 727-5910
KFC/A&W - Menu (406) 761-0867
The Last Straw Bistro - Menu (406) 866-0616
Mackenzie River Pizza - Menu (406) 761-0085
McDonald's - Menu (406) 761-7758
Mighty Mo Pizza CO - Menu (406) 952-0342
Missouri River Diner - Facebook (406) 268-1760
Morning Light Coffee - Website (406) 453-8443
Montana Sub Shop - Facebook - (406) 454-0651
Mrs Wrights Pastys - Facebook (406)-750-8852
MT Pints - Facebook - 406-315-3501
Perkins - Menu (406) 453-2411
Roadhouse Diner - Menu (406) 788-8839
Saibeen's East Indian and East African Cuisine - Facebook - (406) 788-4191
Schulte's 38th Street Coffee House - Menu (406) 453-3450
Smoked. American Barbeque - Menu (406) 952-1227
Subway - 4th St NE - Menu (406) 452-8708
Subway - 10th Ave N - Menu (406) 452-9838
Subway - 31st St SW - Menu (406) 452-2114
Subway - Fox Farm - Menu (406) 452-0122
Subway - Smelter Ave NE - Menu (406) 452-7827
Subway - 10th Ave S - Menu (406) 442-2658
Taco Del Mar - NW - Menu (406) 727-1093
Taco Del Mar - Marketplace - Menu (406) 727-1093
Taco John's - 14th St N - Menu (406) 727-2758
Teriyaki Madness - Menu (406) 315-3388
Tracy's Family Restaurant - Menu (406) 771-7456
Wheat Montana - Menu (406) 771-7456
According to several health and safety organizations worldwide, including the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 has spread through food or food packaging. Previous coronavirus epidemics likewise showed no evidence of having been spread through food or packaging.
The CDC website states: "Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety."
The USDA website states: "We are not aware of any reports at this time of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods."
In related news, Beth Branam and her father Terry Hurley created a Facebook group called GF Take Down & Take Out. The "take down" refers to "taking down" the virus, and the "take out" means that people should support restaurants in and around Great Falls, all of which have been forced to close their dining rooms in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They are "focusing on safely supporting local businesses *weekly* through GIFTCARD or TAKEOUT ORDER (which includes using delivery). Any Amount! Any little bit helps! We will feature where we are going each week and we will encourage you to support those businesses or ANY local small business you like!" Click here if you would like to join the group.