COVID-19 Updates

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum has received the long-awaited green light to re-open for takeout, delivery and dine-in service as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

As a dining destination that takes a lot of pride in our commitment to our North County, San Diego community, you’ll notice some changes in our operations designed to keep both our guests and our team safe and well as we get back to business. We have experienced life without restaurants and do not want to go back!

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all adjust, and promise that one thing will remain unchanged: our dedication to delivering one of the most memorable guest experiences on the west coast.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We can’t wait to see you again!

Wellness Surveys

When you arrive at the Green Dragon, please be prepared to answer a few questions about your health, including:

  • Have had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have had any cold symptoms including fever greater than 100, dry cough or difficulty breathing in the past 14 days?
  • Are currently experiencing fever over 100, difficulty breathing or cough?
  • If any of the following are yes, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.

Our staff will also be required to participate in daily wellness surveys. In addition to the questions above, all team members and volunteers will be scanned for their temperature upon entering the facility and required to stay home if ill, or in contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19.

No Mask, No Menu, No Museum

Just like No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service, all patrons will now be required to wear a mask in order to enter the building or common areas. Per San Diego County health regulations, you are allowed to take off your mask once seated at the table, but must put it back on when leaving the table for any reason.

  • If you do not have a mask, masks are available for sale for $2. These are the N89-equivalent masks used by doctors. The $2 will be added to your bill.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, but our goal is to welcome everyone who wishes to dine with us.

Of course, our staff will also be wearing masks, and they will also be wearing gloves that they will change regularly throughout their shift, in addition to frequent hand washing.

Sanitizing Stations

For your convenience, we have installed hand sanitizer stations at our entry/exit doors and other locations throughout the building.

Social Distancing

We are fortunate to have a large facility that will allow us to welcome a large number of diners during even busy meal periods. That said, we are required to provide at least six-feet of space between dining tables, which means that we will not be able to accommodate everyone within the traditional Tavern space. If capacity requires, we hope that you will allow us to host you in one of our other rooms within the facility.

Reduced Contact Options

From menus to table service to payment, we will offer reduced contact options for any customer that requests it. Our goal is to maintain social distancing to the best extent possible to allow for service. We will provide options for either digital or paper menus, full or limited table service and contactless or traditional payment.

In the coming days, we will also be introducing an upgraded point of service system to further enable contactless ordering and payment, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and chip-enabled card reading.

For those who order curbside pickup, park in front of our main entrance on the north side of the building (across from the car wash) and simply call the restaurant to let us know you are here. A member of our team will bring your order to you in your car. We are more than happy to place it in your backseat, trunk or wherever is most convenient.

Museum Access

Museums are not allowed to reopen at this time. Therefore, viewing our collection – which is part of our restaurant – is only open to restaurant patrons until the county allows museums to reopen at a later date.

Facility Cleaning and Disinfection

The cleanliness of our restaurant has always been of utmost importance, but we have increased our sanitizing efforts even further, in compliance with CDC guidelines.

We will wipe down every table and chair after each use with CDC-approved disinfectant, clean entry and exit ways and restrooms at the top of each hour and wipe down all common surfaces (doorknobs, counters, etc.) every 30 minutes to ensure we are constantly minimizing the potential for exposure. In addition, our evening janitorial crew is using CDC-approved disinfectant specifically approved for use against COVID-19.

As often as we can, we will be opening doors to allow fresh air flow through the building. We also recently performed maintenance to replace the vents in our HVAC system. The building is cooled by a powerful HVAC system that is constantly pulling in fresh air from outside. We are exploring installing UVC technology to our HVAC system as well, which has been proven to kill germs, bacteria and viruses in the air as it cycles through the ducting.

For more information, our safe reopening plan is available at both main entry and exit doors. Please take the time to review the signage prominently posted throughout the building. It is there to ensure the safety of our team and guests and to better guide you through your experience.