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East Bay restaurants open for outdoor dining

Restaurants across the East Bay are starting to reopen for al fresco dining with physical distancing measures in place. Find out what’s open.

East Bay Restaurants offering takeout or delivery

These East Bay restaurants have started curbside, no-contact pickup and in-house delivery. Find out who’s offering curbside and delivery.


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