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A message from our CEO

To All Our Loyal Customers and Friends,

I would like to update you on the situation and how we are responding to the COVID-19 spread.
Today over 75% of our restaurants are open for to-go and delivery in Tampa Bay and Chicagoland. You can find the recent store listings here.

We are closely monitoring developments and have implemented new procedures to prevent the virus’ spread. We are in daily contact with those in the field to ensure that we remain apprised of the latest conditions and stay up to date on cleaning and sanitation procedures.

The health and wellness of our employees, guests and suppliers continues to be our top priority. Unfortunately, we have had no alternative but to dramatically reduce the size of our work force in response to closing our in-store dining. We have always prided ourselves on a sense of family in our company so this was an incredibly painful decision for all involved. We look forward to the day we can welcome them back with open arms.

To those staffing our restaurants today; Thank you for your remarkable loyalty, hard work and passion for our guests. Your efforts in these trying times are heroic.

To our suppliers; Thank you. So many of you have stepped-up in support of our business in so many ways. We are grateful and we will not forget who was there for us.

To our guests; There are not enough words to say thank you for your continued support. We have built this brand up from a little ol’ beach shack in Clearwater, Florida to something we couldn’t imagine in a million years. No business survives this long without loyal customers like you. We have always considered ourselves a neighborhood restaurant, where you could kick back with hot wings and a cold beer as we work to give back to those in need while supporting our communities. Now in this time where we have needed your help, you have shown up and we are forever grateful. We look forward to being here for you for many more years to come.

Please stay safe and we will keep you posted.

Neil Kiefer
President & CEO
Hooters Management Company


Current Hours & Information

To Our Valued Guests

Please note a few menu items may not be available to-go due to COVID-19.  Current menus can be found when using our Online Ordering system.

Tampa Bay Region

Starting May 4th we will follow state guidelines and reopen our dining rooms and patios to guests.  Please considering making a reservation using the below location links to ensure we can seat you in a timely manner.  We are still available for all of your to-go orders and delivery orders as well. To expedite your experience, we recommend or calling ahead. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Clearwater 11am-11pm
St. Pete/4th St. 11am-11pm
Port Richey 11am-11pm
Spring Hill 11am-10pm
Brandon 11am-12am
Tampa/Hillsborough 11am-11pm
North Tampa 11am-11pm
South Tampa 11am-10pm
St. Pete/Tyrone Opening May 5th 11am-10pm
Clearwater Beach Opening May 5th 11am-10pm
John’s Pass Opening May 5th 11am-10pm

Chicagoland Region
Due to state restrictions, our Chicagoland locations will be to-go orders and delivery only. To expedite your experience, we recommend ordering online or calling ahead.  As a reminder, by Executive Order from the State of Illinois, all guests, vendors and employees must wear a facial covering to enter.

Lansing 11am-9pm
Joliet 11am-9pm
Countryside 11am-9pm
Chicago/Wells St. 11am-9pm
Orland Park 11am-9pm
Schaumburg Temporarily Closed
Gurnee Temporarily Closed
Downers Grove 11am-9pm
Melrose Park 11am-9pm
Oak Lawn 11am-9pm
O’Hare/Higgins 11am-9pm
Aurora 11am-9pm

New York City

Manhattan Temporarily Closed

As this is an ever changing situation, we will update as things happen.


The health and safety of our Hooters community, especially our loyal customers and employees, is always very important to us. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety. Our cleaning and sanitation standards have always met the appropriate health department guidelines, however, we have increased our diligence in maintaining a healthy and safe environment.

We have hand sanitizer stations in our restaurants. We have reinforced proper sanitation procedures and protocols with all our employees. Our table surfaces are sanitized after every use. High contact areas are consistently wiped down with antibacterial cleaner and disinfected.

Our employees have all been instructed to stay home if ill, and likewise, we ask if you have flu like symptoms or fever please don’t visit today.

Hooters has always been the place to kick back and relax and leave your worries behind. We hope you will enjoy your visit and rest assured that your safety is our top priority.

Basketball, Wings, Beer

Get Courtside at Hooters

Catch all of the college basketball madness at any Chicagoland Hooters location, where you can enjoy chicken wings, craveable seafood, delicious salads, juicy burgers and more, all served by the world-famous Hooters Girls! Busted brackets?

Well we’ve got great beer features to make you feel better along with a selection of wine and cocktails from our full bar. See you at Hooters… where Wings Always Win.

Chicagoland Locations
Downers Grove
Melrose Park
Oak Lawn
Orland Park
Wells Street

2020 Valspar Championship Owl’s Nest Ticket Refund

Attention: 2020 Owl’s Nest Ticketholders

Valspar Championship 2020 Owl’s Nest tickets will be refunded at the Hooters restaurant where they were originally purchased. Please return the tickets with the receipt and you will be refunded via your original method of payment. Please make sure to bring the credit card used for the purchase. We hope to see you at the Owl’s Nest next year.


The Owl’s Nest is where the action is.

The Valspar PGA Championship is coming back to Innisbrook Resort March 19-22, 2020 in Palm Harbor, FL! The best place to watch all the action is in the Hooters Owl’s Nest. With two upper decks, a full section of stands and patio seating, you’ll have a great view of all the golf on the 12th green and 13th tee. Tickets bought at a Hooters location are good ANY One Day!

Buy Tickets at Any Tampa Bay Hooters / All Tickets Include: Air conditioned tent • Bleacher Seating • Two Viewing Decks • Complimentary Anheuser-Busch Beer • One Basket of World Famous Hooters Chicken Wings • Collector's Edtiion Hooters Owl's Nest Visor (while supplies last) / $99 per ticket / $10 Red Lot Parking

All $99 Tickets Include:

• Air Conditioned Tent
• Complimentary Anheuser-Busch Beer
• One Basket of Hooters World Famous Chicken Wings
• Collector’s Edition Hooters Owls Nest Visor (while supplies last)

Parking in the Red Lot on the corner of Belcher Rd. & Klosterman Rd. may also be purchased for $10. Shuttles will be available to Gate 12 / Owl’s Nest Entrance.

Wings for the Kids is Back to Give Back!

Hooters in the Community.

Hooters is a neighborhood restaurant and we like to stay active in the communities around our locations. From sponsoring little league teams and celebrating First Responders Day, to building homes with Habitat for Humanity, our staff has always taken great pride in “giving a Hoot.” One of our favorite ways to support our Chicagoland neighbors is our annual Wings for the Kids program.

Since 1992, on Tuesdays in February, Hooters has donated one-third of the proceeds from our World-Famous Chicken Wing sales to the Holy Family School on the west side of Chicago. So far, we’ve been able to raise over $785,000 for the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund!

Holy Family School was established in 1985 to offer a high-quality education for minority children in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods, providing a learning environment that nurtures intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. On average, money donated by Chicagoland Hooters Restaurants enables 8 children to receive a first-class education at Holy Family each year.

Wings for the Kids

Our Wings for the Kids program originated at our very first location – Hooters of Clearwater – which earned us the Patron of Education award from state of Florida. When our brand expanded into Chicagoland, continuing to help kids just made perfect sense – like serving ranch with hot wings.

If you would like to support this incredibly worthy cause, just stop by any Chicagoland location on Tuesdays in February, and be sure to order plenty of wings. It’s the most delicious and rewarding way you can help Chicago’s less fortunate children thrive… by giving them the wings they need to fly!