Behind on your holiday dinner plans? Here are 12 Columbus restaurants open on Christmas

Behind on your holiday dinner plans? Here are 12 Columbus restaurants open on Christmas

The stockings are hung and the presents are under the tree, but what are you going to do about dinner?

A number of Greater Columbus restaurants will be open for dine-in service on Christmas Eve or Day, with both special menus as well as their normal fare.

And most, if not all, Chinese restaurants will be serving throughout the holidays. Call ahead to confirm hours of your favorite location, as there are too many to list here.

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Listed here are menu highlights, hours of operation, pricing and reservation information.

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1370 E. JOHNSTOWN ROAD, GAHANNA

Hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: three-course prix fixe menu, including choice of twin filets or pan-seared mahi, side salad or lobster bisque, and cheesecake ($60 per person); regular menu also available

Reservations: strongly recommended

Contact: 614-855-9840, www.thebarncolumbus.com

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Bob Evans Restaurants

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT GREATER COLUMBUS

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: not required

Pickup: ready-to-heat “Pot Roast Farmhouse Feast” for 10, including slow-roasted pot roast with sides, bread, and pumpkin and apple pie ($139.99); ready-to-heat “Premium Farmhouse Feast,” including slow-roasted turkey and hickory-smoked ham, sides, bread, and pumpkin and apple pie (starting at $59.99 to serve 4 and up to $134.99 to serve 10)

Contact: www.bobevans.com

Buca di Beppo

343 N. FRONT ST., ARENA DISTRICT

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: recommended

Contact: 614-621-3287, www.bucadibeppo.com

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Columbus Fish Market 

1245 OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 24; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25

Fare: three-course menu, including filet mignon and shrimp scampi ($55; add lobster tail for $20); limited selections from regular menu also available

Reservations: required

Contact: 614-291-3474, www.mitchellsfishmarket.com

Greenhouse Canteen & Bar

1011 W. 5TH AVE., NEAR GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 24 

Fare: regular menu

Contact: 614-525-0202, www.greenhousecanteen.com

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The Guild House

624 N. HIGH ST., SHORT NORTH

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: three-course prix fixe meal, including choice of pan-seared grouper or bison steak, choice of squash salad or parsnip soup, and ricotta almond cake ($55 per person, or $79 with wine pairings); regular menu available

Reservations: strongly recommended 

Contact: 614-280-9780, www.theguildhousecolumbus.com

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

HOTEL LEVEQUE, 50 W. BROAD ST., DOWNTOWN

Hours: 5 to 11 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: chef’s menu, including lamb shanks or half chicken, sides and desserts ($70 for two, or $130 for four); regular menu also available

Reservations: strongly recommended

Contact: 614-745-0322, www.thekeepcolumbus.com

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McCormick & Schmick’s 

3965 NEW BOND ST., EASTON TOWN CENTER

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 24-25

Fare: regular menu on Dec. 24; prix fixe three-course menu on Dec. 25, including choice of center-cut filet mignon or West Australian lobster tail, starters and dessert (starting at $50)

Reservations: strongly recommended

Contact: 614-476-3663, www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

1408 POLARIS PARKWAY; 45 N. 3RD ST.

Hours: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 (Polaris Parkway); 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 (North 3rd Street)

Fare: three-course dinner, including tenderloin duet, salad, side and dessert ($65); regular menu available 

Reservations: required (both locations)

Contact: 614-888-2467 (Polaris Parkway); 614-621-2333 (North 3rd Street); www.mitchellssteakhouse.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

511 N. HIGH ST., SHORT NORTH

Hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Dec. 24; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 25

Fare: prix fixe menu, including choice of 6-ounce filet with three large shrimp or 6-ounce filet with lobster tail, choice of sides, and bread pudding (starting at $55); regular menu also available

Reservations: recommended

Contact: 614-927-5663, www.ruthschris.com

Smith & Wollensky 

4145 THE STRAND WEST, EASTON TOWN CENTER

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: recommended

Contact: 614-416-2400, www.smithandwollensky.com

Texas de Brazil

4040 EASTON STATION, SUITE E 105

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 25

Fare: regular dinner menu and prices with classic holiday specials

Reservations: highly recommended

Contact: 614-472-4072, texasdebrazil.com