The Galley Grab ‘n’ Go offers take-out and delivery in Morro Bay
Known as one of Morro Bay’s landmark waterfront restaurants, The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar is adapting to the COVID-19 crises by moving out of the dining room and into local Morro Bay homes with their new takeout experience. Branded as The Galley Grab ‘n’ Go, the new to-go dinner menu was inspired by Galley Chef Graham Yates in response to the restaurant’s temporary closure.
“We knew we needed to respond quickly to the COVID-19 crises, and figure out what we could do best to support our team and our loyal customer base, many of who are 60 years and older and confined during this situation,” said The Galley’s owner David Peter. “Also, in moving to takeout, sustainability is super important to us, so we’re using recyclable take-out containers suitable for the microwave, and our salads are packed in containers made out of recycled beverage bottles.”
According to Peter, Chef Yates wanted to create a menu that was delicious and innovative; that could be reheated at home and shared; and meals that would still taste great the next day if there were leftovers.
The menu changes daily with $20 dinner specialties such as Low ‘n’ Slow Beef Tenderloin Chili to the classic Galley Tacos with Blackened Shrimp. The menu also includes Galley customer favorites like their famous Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad, Fish Tacos, and Fish ‘n Chips priced from $5 to $15. Peter said they hope to add more Galley customer dinner favorites to the menu in the near future.
Customers can view the menu featured on The Galley website at www.galleymorrobay.com. Phone orders begin at 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with restaurant pickup or home delivery between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. For pick-up at the restaurant, Peter maintains customers can remain in their vehicle to receive carhop service.
“If they don’t want to get out of their car, they can simply honk their car horn, and we’ll bring their meal straight to their car window.” Home delivery is $5 within Morro Bay city limits.
Keeping some of his staff employed is what is driving Peter, but he did have to lay off most of the restaurant’s longtime hourly staff, nearly 40 employees. During the restaurant’s temporary closure, Peter said that The Galley Grab ‘n’ Go purchases will ensure that The Galley employees who have been temporarily laid off will be provided meals at no charge.
“We’re a fine dining restaurant … and our staff are like our family,” says Peter. “Laying them off was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We want to stay connected and help them during this unsettling time, and then get back to work as soon as possible.”
To order from The Galley Grab ‘n Go, please call (805) 772-7777, and for their to-go menu, visit GalleyMorroBay.com