On May 22 North Carolina moved into Phase 2 of the reopening of the state. The most notable changes in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area include restaurants that are allowed to reopen for dine-in customers while maintaining certain social distancing guidelines. Mass gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Aside from restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries are permitted to open. Retail stores remain open at 50 percent capacity. Personal care businesses such as hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons and massage therapists can open at 50% capacity. However, nightclubs, gym and indoor fitness facilities, movie theatres, museums, bowling alleys and public playgrounds remain closed.

A few restaurants in our area have elected not to open for dine-in guests, but still offer take-out and delivery. For the latest updates we have been able to gather from area restaurants, please visit Our Restaurants Status Report.

All golf courses have been open throughout the pandemic.

The following area restaurants re-opened for dining at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 22, unless otherwise noted, in accordance with the second phase of the Governor’s plan to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions. Phase 2 allows restaurants to reopen for dine-in service at 50% capacity with mandatory social distancing between groups of customers. Last Updated August 14, 2020.

NOTE: This is not a complete list. Please contact your favorite restaurant to see if they are open and to check their days and hours of operation. For restaurants offering Take-Out and/or Delivery please click here.

195 American Fusion
195 Bell Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 692-7110

The Bakehouse & Cafe
120 North Poplar Street, Abereen
(910) 944-9204

Beefeaters – Opening on Thursday 6/4
672 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 692-5550

The Bell Tree Tavern
155 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 692-4766

Benji’s Rincón Jarocho
115 Dawkins Street, Aberdeen
(910) 603-2184

Betsy’s Crepes – Opening on Monday 6/1
127 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 246-2406

Bonefish Grill
190 Partner Circle, Southern Pines
(910) 692-1131

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
200 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines
(910) 365-2000

Broad Street Bakery & Cafe
130 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 692-3902

Chapman’s Food & Spirits – Opening on Sunday 6/14
157 East New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 246-0497

China Garden Buffet – Opening on Wednesday 6/10
1505 Sandhills Blvd, Aberdeen
(910) 944-1668

The Deuce
The Clubhouse, 1 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst
(910) 295-6811

Drum & Quill
40 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst
(910) 295-3193

Dugan’s Pub
2 Market Square, Pinehurst
(910) 295-3400

Elliott’s on Linden
905 Linden Road, Pinehurst
(910) 215-0775

First Watch – Opening on Wednesday 7/22
1108 U.S. 15-501, Aberdeen
Open daily 7 am – 2:30 pm

Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant – Opening on Tuesday 6/2
134 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines
(910) 246-2048

Hatchet Brewing Co.
490 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines

Hickory Tavern – Opening on Tuesday 5/26
9735 US 15/501 Highway, Pinehurst
(910) 235-3850

HomeGrown – Opening on Monday 6/29
3400 US-1 BUS, Vass
(910) 556-5211

The House of Fish Seafood Restaurant
Closed temporarily while they renovate and move into their new space.
(910) 944-0826

Ironwood Cafe
2176 Midland Road, Pinehurst
(910) 255-0000

Island Jerk Cuisine – Opening on Tuesday 6/2
1150 Old US Highway 1, Unit 9, Southern Pines
(910) 684-8596

James Creek Cider House
172 US Highway 1 North, Business, Cameron
(910) 245-9901

Kickback Jack’s – Opening on Tuesday 5/26
10745 US HWY 15-501, Southern Pines
(910) 246-3333

Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlor
21 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst
(910) 255-0100

Lake House Bar & Grill
200 Grant Street, West End
(910) 673-3737

The Leadmine
132 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 684-8703

Lisi Italian
Theatre Building, 90 Cherokee Rd., Suite 1C, Pinehurst
(910) 420-2236

Longhorn Steakhouse
194 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines
(910) 246-1679

Mac’s Breakfast Anytime
1904 Sandhills Blvd, Aberdeen
(910) 692-9806

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant
211 Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst
(910) 215-8010

The Market Place Restaurant
246 Olmsted Blvd, Suite C, Pinehurst
(910) 295-1160

Mason’s Restaurant & Grocery
111 N. Sycamore Street, Aberdeen
(910) 757-0155

Maxie’s Grill & Tap Room – Opening on Friday 5/29
35 McIntrye Road, Pinehurst
(910) 420-2181

Meat and Greek Eatery and Market
Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 725-1168

Midland Bistro
2160 Midland Road, Southern Pines
(910) 420-1030

Napoli Pizzeria Restorante
9735 US 15-501 Suite C, Pinehurst
(910) 215-9800

Panera Bread – Opening on Wednesday 6/3
10862 US 15-501 HWY, Southern Pines
(910) 692-2902

Pete’s Family Restaurant
4088 US Hwy 15-501, Carthage
(910) 947-3077

Pine Crest Inn – Opening on Tuesday 6/2
50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst
(910) 295-6121

Pine Needles
1005 Midland Road, Southern Pines
(910) 692-7111

Pine Scone Cafe – Opening on Monday 6/8
116 Brucewood Road, Southern Pines
(910) 684-8849

Pinehurst Brewing Co.
300 Magnolia Road, Village of Pinehurst
(910) 235-8218

Pop’s Lounge at Mid Pines
1010 Midland Road, Southern Pines
(910) 692-9362

Railhouse Brewery
105 East South Street, Aberdeen
(910) 783-5280

Red Bowl – Opening on Monday 7/13
10820 S US Highway 15-501, Southern Pines
(910) 684 – 8403

The Roast Office
95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst
(910) 215-8861

Rudino’s Pizza & Grinders
135 Pinehurst Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 246-2446

Ryder Cup Lounge
The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst
(910) 295-6811

Sizzlin Steak Or Eggs – Opening on Saturday 5/23
1850 US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines
(910) 246-1495

The Sly Fox
795 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 725-1621

Southern Pines Brewing Co.
565 Air Tool Drive Suite E, Southern Pines
(910) 365-9925

Southern Pines Growler Co.
160 W. New York Avenue, Southern Pines
(910) 693-7742

Texas Roadhouse – Opening on Tuesday 5/26
1301 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen
(910) 944-7444

Thai Fusion Cuisine
111 Central Park Drive, Pinehurst
(910) 420-8738

Theo’s Taverna
38 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst
(910) 295-0780

Time Out Sports Grill
1005 Monroe Street, Suite K, Carthage
(910) 947-2447

The Villager Deli – Opening on Friday 6/5
6 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst
(910) 295-1005

Villaggio Ristorante
65 Magnolia Road,Pinehurst
(910) 420-2485

Vito’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
615 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 692-7815

Waffle House
1510 US Hwy 1, Southern Pines
(910) 246-2146

Whispering Pies – Opening on Tuesday 5/26
334 Mill Creek Rd. Ste. E, Whispering Pines
(910) 725-2255

The Wine Cellar
241 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines
(910) 692-3066

Flight Route on May 16 to Include Multiple Towns Throughout the Sandhills Region

PINEHURST, NC (May 11, 2020) – The Bandit Flight Team, a North Carolina-based group of formation pilots, will perform a flyover of multiple towns in Moore, Richmond, Hoke and Lee counties on Saturday, May 16th to honor area healthcare and emergency services workers. The flyover will start over the Sanford area at 11:45am, then proceed to Pinehurst, Rockingham and conclude over Raeford. The tribute flight was organized by the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the organizers of the annual Festival D’Avion.

“Like the many tribute flights we have seen across the country and in North Carolina, we wanted to do something similar for healthcare and emergency services workers, and everyone else on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Phil Werz, president and CEO of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen CVB. “If people go outside to see the flyover, we simply ask people have fun, take pictures and videos, but do so while social distancing.”

Map of Tribute Flight route.

The flyover will start in Sanford as the formation passes over Central Carolina Hospital at 11:45am. From there, the Bandit Flight Team arrives over First Health Moore Regional Pinehurst at 12:00pm, then over the Pinehurst Town Hall, and the police and fire departments before proceeding over the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort and Pinehurst Country Club. The formation concludes the flyovers over First Health Regional Health facilities in Richmond County (Rockingham) and Hoke County (Raeford).

Here are the approximate flyover times:
11:45am: Central Carolina Hospital Sanford
12:00pm: First Health Moore Regional Pinehurst
12:01pm: Pinehurst Police and Fire Departments/Pinehurst Resort
12:12pm: First Health Moore Regional Hospital Rockingham
12:30pm: First Health Moore Regional Hospital Hoke County

The Bandit Flight team flies vintage aircraft to preserve the military Warbird heritage, and as an opportunity to salute our returning war veterans. Typically, a maximum of six planes fly in demonstration formations.

The Festival D’Avion is owned and operated by Peter Stilwell with Tarheel Communications Solutions and Dave Droschak with Droschak Communications. The Festival D’Avion Air Show was postponed in April and has been rescheduled for October 2-3, 2020 and will be held at the Moore County Airport.

For more information about the Bandit Flight team, visit www.BanditFlightTeam.com. For more information about the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen CVB, go to www.HomeofGolf.com.

The Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services for Moore County, NC. The CVB devises strategies to enhance the County’s tourism brand value and product to accommodate the next generation of visitors, thereby stimulating the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. In 2018, Moore County ranked as the eleventh largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $520 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county.

The Festival D’Avion
The Festival D’Avion is a celebration of Freedom and Flight and honors the men and women that have served in the armed forces. The 1½ day event, hosted at the Moore County Airport, includes a celebration concert featuring the Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band, Runway 5K race/walk, special aircraft exhibits, scheduled aircraft fly-overs, Warbird displays, precision jump team exhibitions, programmed entertainment and a special scheduled fly-out of all participating aircraft. The five branches of the military have approved participation for the Festival D’Avion and will provide a variety of static aircraft and military equipment displays. Classic cars and trucks will also be displayed during the event. A variety of food and beverage options will be available from area and regional food trucks, craft beer breweries, North Carolina wineries and vendors.