18 Most Popular Curbside Pickup Restaurants + How It Works at Each

Curbside pickup restaurants are popular among customers who want to eat quality food on the go, dine in the comfort of their own home, or simply avoid crowds.

How does curbside/car-side pickup work? In general, you should give the restaurant twenty minutes to prepare your order. Remember that even though wait staff is not waiting on you throughout the meal, they still need to prepare, box/bag, and deliver your order to your car, so tipping is welcome. Curbside pickup hours are the same as dine-in hours.

Here are the most popular curbside pickup restaurants (so there should be a few near you), along with valuable information on how they work, so you can enjoy quick and easy ordering and pickup…

The Most Popular Curbside Pickup Restaurants

Applebee’s

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (with the Applebee’s app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find an Applebee’s near you

Buca de Beppo

California Pizza Kitchen

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (with the Carrabba’s app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find a Carrabba’s near you

Chili’s Grill & Bar

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (with the Chili’s app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find a Chili’s near you

Cracker Barrel

Johnny Carino’s

Macaroni Grill

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Mimi’s Cafe

Olive Garden

Note: Olive Garden offers its Car-side Pickup service at select locations.

  • Minimum Order: None, except for catering delivery ($100 minimum and a 5 – 15% delivery fee)
  • How to Order: Online (with the Olive Garden app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find an Olive Garden near you; a car icon will appear below the store’s phone number if your nearby location offers Car-side service.

Outback Steakhouse

Panera Bread

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (with the Panera Bread app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find a Panera Bread near you

Red Robin

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (enter your zip code and then you’re taken to order page) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find a Red Robin near you

Ruby Tuesday

TGI Fridays

  • Minimum Order: None
  • How to Order: Online (with the TGI Fridays app) or by phone
  • How to Pay: By credit/debit card online or by cash or card in person
  • Find a TGI Fridays near you

The Cheesecake Factory

Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill

In Summary

A wide variety of sit-down restaurants offer curbside pickup for customers who want to enjoy restaurant food but are looking to avoid the crowds and dine at home or on the go. Many restaurants with curbside pickup make the process even easier by offering online ordering and apps for phone ordering. Enjoy your meal!

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  • Edith jean Currier says:

    LongHorn does not have curbside pickup, wish they did. Olive Garden does not have curbside pickup either.

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Edith! We looked into this and have removed LongHorn from our list, as none of the locations we contacted currently have curbside pickup. However, Olive Garden does offer a Car-side Pickup service at select locations; we have updated our research to reflect that this service is not available everywhere. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!