Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

If you’re looking to dine out over the holidays, the following restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day around Columbus in 2021. Reservations are strongly recommended where accepted, and they are booking up quickly.

Many restaurants are offering Christmas Dinner to-go in lieu of being open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Check out where you can get a great fully cooked or fully prepped Christmas dinner to-go this year!

Get a fully-cooked Christmas Dinner to-go in Columbus

We are happy to take suggestions on your favorite places to dine for the holidays – drop a comment below, or email us at info@columbusonthecheap.com.

If you’re dining out, make sure to check to see if they have a gift card bonus offer! At many restaurants, you can buy a gift card (for a gift or yourself) and get a bonus gift card or other special. Check out our list of Gift Card Bonus Offers here!

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

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Note: Many Asian restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas, so if you have a favorite, check their hours!

Barcelona Restaurant and Bar 263 E. Whittier Columbus, OH 43206 HOURS: 11 am- 9:30pm. Closed Christmas Day MENU: Regular menu

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek 1370 E. Johnstown Rd. Gahanna , Ohio 43230 614.855.9840 HOURS: Christmas Eve Dinner Service: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. MENU: A pre-fixe menu will be available at The Barn for $60 per person, including lobster bisque, either Twin Filets or Pan Seared Mahi, and cheesecake

Barrel & Boar multiple locations; hours may vary per location HOURS: Christmas Eve Westerville: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Canal Winchester: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Benihana 8781 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240 614.436.3705 HOURS: Christmas Eve from 11:00 am – 11 pm Christmas Day from 11:00 am – 11 pm SPECIAL: Buy a $50 get a $10 Promo Card, $200 = $60 promo card

BJ’s Brewhouse multiple locations HOURS: open Christmas Eve (call to verify hours for location) SPECIAL: Buy $100 in egift cards, get a $25 bonus card + a 20% off VIP card. Promotion ends 1/1/2022. Bonus Cards and 20% OFF VIP Cards valid 1/1/2022-2/13/2022, only.

Bob Evans (various locations) HOURS: Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (regular menu) TO-GO: Farmhouse Feasts options include Pot Roast, Turkey, and Ham and serve 8-10.

Bonefish Grill (Dublin and Polaris) HOURS: Christmas Eve; 4 pm – 8 p.m. with reservations SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card get a $10 Bonus Card

Boston Market Select locations open for dine-in and take-out on Christmas Day 2021. 2021 HOURS: Christmas Eve, standard hours per location Christmas Day, tba; based on location MENU: Standard, plus order ahead for heat and serve Prime Rib meals, a la carte, and more

BRAVO Cucina Italiana 2 locations: Lennox and Bethel/Hayden HOURS: Christmas Eve, 11 am – 9 pm Christmas Day: closed SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 Reward Card. Reward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022

Brio Tuscan Grille 2 locations; 3993 Easton Station and 1500 Polaris Parkway HOURS: Christmas Eve, 11 am – 10 pm Christmas Day, closed SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 Reward Card. Reward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022

Buca di Beppo 343 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 614.621.3287 60 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085 614.848.8466 2021 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11 am – 10 pm Christmas Day: CLOSED MENU: Standard, as well as Buca to Go SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 Reward Card. Reward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022

Champps Sports Bar Lennox 1827 Olentangy River Road, Ohio, 43212 HOURS: Christmas Eve: tba Christmas Day: tba SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 Holiday Bonus card and free appetizer.

Cheesecake Factory Easton 3975 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH 43219 614-418-7600 Cheesecake Factory Polaris 1566 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240 614-848-6700 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11 am – 10 pm Christmas Day: Closed SPECIAL: Receive a $15 Promo eCard with every $50 gift card purchased on our website and in restaurants through 12/31/21. Promo eCard must be redeemed from 1/1/22 – 3/31/22.

Chili’s Various locations HOURS: Most locations are open on Christmas Eve and are CLOSED on Christmas Day. SPECIALS: Get a Merry Berry Rita for $5 in the month of December. Buy $50 in Chili’s Gift Cards, Get a $10 E-Bonus Card

Columbus Fish Market 1245 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43235 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 9 pm Christmas Day: Noon – 8 pm SPECIALS: Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 reward card to use in the New Year. Offer valid on purchases between $100 to $500.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant 4230 The Strand Columbus, OH 43219 Reservation-only dining, carryout. Tasting Room is open for wine tasting and wine purchases. 2021 HOURS: Christmas Eve 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Denny’s Multiple locations – one of their busiest days of the year! 2021 HOURS: Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day: Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Also offering to-go options and family packs for pickup. Some locations may not be 24 hours at this time. SPECIALS: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card

Due Amici 67 E Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 224-9373 HOURS: Christmas Eve, 11 am – 8 pm

Eddie Merlot’s 1570 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 4 pm until 8 pm SPECIALS: For every $100 in gift card purchases between November 15th and January 1st, get a $25 bonus gift card.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 8760 Sancus Blvd. Columbus, OH 43240 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11 am until 9 pm MENU: Seasonal Features and regular menu; dine in and to-go

Forno Short North 721 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 HOURS: Christmas Eve 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Golden Corral 4750 E. Main St. Whitehall, OH 43213 HOURS: Open on Christmas Eve. Some locations are open on Christmas Day, but varies by restaurant. Call ahead to confirm.

The Guild House Short North 614.280.9780 HOURS: Christmas Eve: Breakfast, lunch & dinner service 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Christmas Day: Open for room service to The Joseph Hotel Special prix fixe menu: The Guild House is offering a pre-fixe menu for $55 per person | $79 per person with wine pairings. See menu.

Huong Vietnamese Restaurant 1270 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. 614-825-0303 HOURS: Christmas Eve 11am – 5pm MENU: Regular menu; carryout available

IHOP multiple locations HOURS: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Open all day (24-hours restaurants will keep to schedule, hours may vary at other locations). SPECIALS: Seasonal pancakes available. Also offering Holiday Family Feasts. IHoppy Hour features $3-$5 menu items from 2 pm – 10 pm everyday.

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood 1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235 (614) 840-9090 HOURS: Christmas Eve from 4 pm – 8 pm for dinner.

J. Liu 50 W. Bridge Street 6880 North High Street Dublin, OH 43017 HOURS: Worthington Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dublin Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Keep – LeVeque Tower 50 W Broad St Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 745-0322 HOURS: Christmas Eve 7:00 AM-9:30 PM MENU: $70 for two & $130 for four. Choice of Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks or Rosemary Maple Brined Half Chicken, plus sides and desserts.

Katzinger’s Delicatessen & Catering 475 South Third Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 614.228.7297 HOURS: Christmas Eve 10 am – 4 pm Christmas Day Closed

Katzinger’s Dublin 7160 Muirfield Dr, Dublin, OH 43017 614.389.8444 HOURS: Christmas Eve 10 am – 4 pm Christmas Day Closed

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood 3965 New Bond Street, Columbus, OH 43219 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Day: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Holiday Prix Fixe Menu: Featuring Center Cut Filet Mignon, West Australian Lobster Tail and more! TO GO: Christmas Feasts to-go $155. Preorder your Prime Rib Celebration by Monday, December 20. 3 Lbs. Cooked Prime Rib, Mixed Greens Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Sourdough Bread & Butter, Au Jus & Horseradish Sauce. Serves 4.

The Melting Pot 4014 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center Columbus, Ohio 43219 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 3 pm – 9 pm Christmas Day: Closed

Mitchell’s Steakhouse Downtown 45 North Third Street Columbus, OH 43215 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Christmas Day: 12 pm – 8 pm MENU: Holiday 3-course dinner available for $65, featuring tenderloin duet with choice of Salad, Side, and Dessert. Available for dine-in or to-go from December 24 – December 26.

Mitchell’s Steakhouse Polaris 1408 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm Christmas Day: 12 pm – 8 pm

Molly Woo’s Polaris Fashion Place 614.985.9667 HOURS: Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nicola Restaurant and Bar 4740 Reed Rd. Columbus, OH 43220 Reservations by phone only: 614.459.7000 HOURS: Christmas Eve 4 p .m. – 9 p.m. MENU: Special holiday menu

Olive Garden (multiple locations, verify with each) HOURS: Typically open on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.

The Refectory 1092 Bethel Rd Columbus, Ohio 43220 614-451-9774 – reservations recommended HOURS: Christmas Eve, 3 pm – 9 pm

Ruth Chris Steak House 511 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 927-5663 HOURS: Christmas Eve, 2 pm – 9 pm Christmas Day, 11 am – 9 pm

Smith and Wollensky 4145 The Strand West at Easton Town Center (614) 416-2400 – reservations highly recommended HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Starbucks: Most free-standing locations are open.

Sunny Street Cafe Dublin, Avery Road Restaurant Kroger Shopping Center 7042 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 389-3640 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm Christmas Day: Closed

Texas de Brazil 4040 Easton Station Suite E 105 Columbus, OH 43219 HOURS: Christmas Eve opens at 11 am Christmas Day opens at 11 am MENU: Regular, plus special features

Trattoria Roma 1447 Grandview Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43212 614.488.2104 HOURS: Christmas Eve from 4 – 9 p.m.

Tucci’s 35 N. High Street Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 792-3466 HOURS: Christmas Eve; 10am to 3pm

Vittoria 10241 Sawmill Parkway Powell, OH 43065 (614) 791-8100 HOURS: Christmas Eve; 4 pm – 9 pm MENU: Special menu available

Union Cafe 782 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215 HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11 am – 10 pm; dinner until 7 pm, bar service all night Christmas Day: 6 pm – 10 pm, bar service only

Waffle House various locations, open all day

Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar 1368 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 HOURS: Christmas Eve – Reservations accepted from 5 – 7 pm with credit card deposit.

Z Cucina di Spirito Dublin 6584 Riverside Dr Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 916-9200 HOURS: Christmas Eve – Reservations accepted from 5 – 7 pm with credit card deposit.

94th Aero Squadron 5030 Sawyer Road Columbus, Ohio 43219 614-237-8887 for reservations HOURS: Christmas Eve: 3 pm – 7 pm. Limited menu

To-go only options for 2021

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Holiday in a Box

Get a complete holiday meal for four people, fully cooked and ready to heat and serve at home for $165. This year’s box includes citrus-brined turkey breast and glazed ham with multiple sides and add-ons for flowers, wine and extra desserts. Further details can be found at https://cameronmitchellpremierevents.com/holiday-in-a-box-2021/. Order by end of the day on Wednesday, December 15 to pick up on Thursday, December 23 and enjoy for your holiday celebrations. Lots of a la carte and add-ons are available.

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