Tips For Getting An Outdoor Dining Table
San Diego restaurants re-opening, purple tier
By Kevin Wilkerson, San Diego Blogger
The good – make that great – news is that San Diego restaurants are able to re-open this weekned.
The bad news is that many potential customers may not be able to take advantage of it. Here’s why that is the case.
The ruling by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the stay-home orders which pretty much shut down nearly every restaurant in the city, returns San Diego to its purple tier status. And that allows only for outdoor dining.
With limited outdoor space and no indoor seating, that means that getting a table is going to be at a premium for people. With restaurants and restaurant/bars (any place that serves food, really, which does not include some breweries and wineries) having only so much space with an anticipated high demand from customers who have been itching to get out of their house to eat, there are going to be lines to get to places.
And long waits.
There’s not much one can do about it but below are a couple of tips to keep you from getting too frustrated.
Tips For Avoiding Long Lines & Waits At Restaurants
• Don’t go to a popular establishment. Those are going to be the busiest places, so go to .
• Choose a place with a large outdoor section. The more the tables a place has, the better chance you have of getting seated at one.
• Go earlier, not later in the evening. Places are likely to be filling up after about 6 p.m., so go there at 5. Also note that restaurants must shut down at 10, so by starting early means you can maximize your outdoor seating time.
• Know ahead of time you are likely going to encounter a wait so be patient. Impatient people, just stay home until the return of indoor dining.