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/carside 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

1. 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

2. Buca de Beppo

3. California Pizza Kitchen

4. 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

5. 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

6. Cracker Barrel

7. Johnny Carino’s

8. LongHorn Steakhouse

9. Macaroni Grill

10. Maggiano’s Little Italy

11. Mimi’s Cafe

12. Olive Garden

  • 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

13. Outback Steakhouse

14. 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

15. 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

16. Ruby Tuesday

17. 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

18. The Cheesecake Factory

19. 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!