Covid-19 Cotton Exchange Precautions & Updates

We at The Cotton Exchange are getting ready to welcome back our guests on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00pm while following the safety guidelines provided to us in the general guidelines by the WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) for restaurants,   the Racine County has their own set of  Blueprints for Reopening and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) as well.

As always, the safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority. We want you to feel confident and comfortable when visiting our Restaurant for a dining experience or a Event. Please know that in light of the COVID-19 situation, we have enhanced our cleaning procedures, products and staff training.


Listed below are Guidelines to the Changes we have made and Rules we will enforce:

1. Maintaining social distancing by removing tables and chairs to maintain six foot spacing between tables: We have cut our Dining capacity in half while considering our Staff members in that number. We will only be allowing 75 people to dine at one time.

2. Due to the limiting amount of guests at one time, Reservations will be Priority (Friday & Saturday especially). We will honor walk-ins, if we are able to.

3. Carry-out food continues to be available. Friday Night Fish Fry orders will be processed through our Drive Thru Window Only. All other Menu items will be available for To Go out of our Hostess Desk & Main Restaurant.

4. No Waiting or Gathering in our Hostess Area. Guests will be asked to wait in their vehicle and provide us with a cell phone number we can call when your table is ready. We are working on offering Waiting & Cocktails on our Outdoor Patio as a secondary option, more information to come.

5. Maintaining clean and sanitized table tops by utilizing disposable menus, removing salt and pepper shakers and providing guests with silverware and napkins individually sealed. Disposable silverware will be available upon request.

6. Ketchup and other condiments will be available upon request. Containers will be sanitized between uses or individual amounts will be given.

7. In general, you will notice increased sanitation throughout the facility by All staff members.

8. We are giving our Staff the choice to wear face masks and gloves. Please respect our staffs decision and the changes we need to make in order to provide you with a safe and enjoyable occasion.


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  • “Food was great.  Happy and extremely full tummies.  We will be back – for sure!”

    Gina B., (on Yelp)

  • “I would not hesitate to visit the Cotton Exchange again.  The restaurant has a unique charm (being in a barn), friendly wait staff, and excellent food… what else could you ask for?”

    Todd T., (on Yelp)

  • “Very nice country ambiance, quick seating turn-over and nice food.”

    John Paul S., (on Yelp)


Corner of Hwys 20 & 83 345 Hickory Hollow Rd Waterford, WI 53185

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