Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

POSTED BY Living on the Cheap

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!

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

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

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