We've had better holidays. COVID-19 is the wet blanket on our good times that won't dry out. But we plod onward, hoping to instill some festivity — and Dallas restaurants are at the ready, with massive Christmas dinner offerings, some dine-in, many take-out, all surely scrumptious.
Here's our master list of Dallas restaurants offering Christmas dining options:
Special holiday to-go packages include festive drinks and cookies along with a new Christmas to-go menu with choice of 10-12 pound smoked turkey or 7-8 pound smoked ham for $99, or a 24-ounce Chateaubriand for $110. Family style sides range from dinner rolls, garlic smashed potatoes, and mushroom or lobster risotto. Order online by December 21 at 6 pm, pickup on Christmas Eve from 10 am-3:30 pm. The restaurants will be open for dining-in on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, and closed for lunch December 26. Oak Lawn 214-209-2201, North 972-239-3400.
Thai-themed holiday dishes are available at all locations for dine-in or takeout from December 15–January 17, and include tamarind shrimp, kao soy chicken, beef noodle soup, and matcha parfait. Closed Christmas Day.
Uptown Dallas restaurant has Christmas to go with half turkey, serves 3-4, $50, plus green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-orange sauce, gravy, apple pie, and eggnog, prices a la carte. Order by December 22, pickup December 24 from 4-8 pm. 214-871-4955.
Babb Bros BBQ & Blues
Smoked Prime Rib dinner with potato salad, collard greens, smoked green beans, borracho beans. Whole order $320 feeds 12-16, half order $160 feeds 6-8. Order by December 21 at 3 pm online or call 469-405-4028.
Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ
Holiday Take Home Meals include smoked turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, smashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce, and rolls. $99 serves 4-6, $125 serves 8-10. Order by December 21, pickup by December 24 at 2 pm. Order online or call 214-350-2649.
Bowl & Barrel
Annual celebration includes bowling and assortment of beers on Bowl & Barrel's original beer bottle Christmas tree, plus $4 sliders and $9 pretzels. 3-9 pm. 214-363-2695.
Brick House Tavern + Tap
Holiday Ham Special available on Christmas Day for dine-in or takeout, with stuffing, red-skinned mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. $19, or $9 for 12 and under. 11 am-11 pm. Plano 972-596-0916, Grapevine 817-251-0972.
Brio Italian Grill
Holiday menu available for dining in or to-go includes calamari, spinach artichoke dip, carpaccio, lobster bisque, wedge, Caesar, chopped salad, salmon salad, salmon fresca, spaghetti Bolognese, pasta brio with grilled chicken, pasta alla vodka, chicken Milanese, lobster & shrimp fettucine, gorgonzola crusted beef medallions, filet mignon, pork chop, tiramisu, and warm chocolate cake. Open Christmas Eve 11 am-10 pm, Christmas Day 11 am-9 pm. Allen 214-884-3920, Southlake 817-310-3136.
Blue Mesa Grill
The Southwestern restaurant is doing a new Holiday Family Pack To-Go, which includes red chile glazed ham, pineapple-mango salsa, roast sweet potatoes, Chimayo corn, green beans, sweet corncake, enchiladas, holiday salad, rolls, and choice of pie. There's an extra breakfast treat included: French toast cajeta bread pudding. It's $120 and serves 6. Available through December for pickup or limited delivery area. Order online at bluemesagrill.com.
Buca de Beppo
Holiday meals include the Cake Boss Package with choices from mixed green or Caesar salad, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, Penne alla Vodka, Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Limone, or Eggplant Parmigiana. Dessert is Buddy Carlos' festive red, white, and green layered Christmas cake. $95. Available December 1-25 at all three locations in Dallas, Frisco, and Southlake.
Locations in Frisco and Addison are offering tamales to-go through January 1, with the exception of Christmas Day when both restaurants are closed. Beef and chicken tamales are $16.95 per dozen and can be purchased hot and ready with an hour's notice, or else frozen to heat up later.
Three-course dinner for takeout features beef tenderloin with choice of butter poached North Atlantic lobster tail or Scampi-style shrimp, with salad, sides, and brûlée-style cheesecake. Takeout for Christmas Eve includes four-course dinner with bone-in filet, bone-in prime rib, New England clam chowder, salad, sides, and dessert. Order online at TheCapitalGrille.com.
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Create Your Own Catering packages with individual packaged meals include Family Bundles that feed up to five with choices from lasagne, chicken parmesan, salmon saporito, and more, with salad and bread, starting at $35 and available for carside carryout and delivery. Order online.
Restaurant at The Joule will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dining in or to-go, with two holiday specials: Five-Spice Duck with baby lettuces for wrapping, salad, steamed rice, and house-pickled banchan (collard green kimchi, pickled daikon, soy-braised yams) half serves 1-2 for $30 or whole $60 serves 3-4 for $60; or Prime rib with horseradish sauce and jus, serves 3-15 for $150-$600. Order online by December 21 for pick up December 24-25. Reservations for dining in are on OpenTable. 214-261-4500.
Downtown café has Christmas dinner ready to heat and serve with choices from bourbon orange-glazed ham, leg of lamb, celeriac pomme puree, garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, maple glazed butternut squash with pepitas, salad with mandarin oranges, pomegranate, candied pepitas, currants, goat cheese, and poppy seed dressing, roasted garlic and rosemary focaccia, and butterscotch tart with pecan shortbread crust. A Christmas Morning Bagels & Bubbly package includes a dozen bagels, cream cheese, lox, garnishes, and a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Reserve for $100. Order online by December 21 for pickup December 24 from 8 am-4 pm. Curbside pickup or free validated parking in the Metropolitan Parking Garage at Field and Main Street. 214-827-2927.
Virgin Hotel restaurant has a Holiday To-Go Feast available Monday-Friday thoughout December (excluding 12/25 and 12/31) that includes choices from ham, rotisserie chicken, turkey cottage pie, Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed Yukon gold potatoes, cabbage-endive slaw, butternut squash bisque, candied yams, gingerbread cookies, and more. $450, serves 8. Email email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance.
Cotton Patch Cafe
Holiday options include the Ultimate Holiday Spread with turkey breast or ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sides, and choice of pecan pie or cobbler, serves 8-10, $99; Classic Holiday Spread with turkey breast or ham, dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce, serves 8-10, $66; and Festive Fixin's Feast wih dressing, gravy, and three sides, $33. Dishes and whole desserts can also be ordered à la carte. Purchase in-store, online at cottonpatch.com. Order by December 22, pick up by December 24 at 3 pm. Closed Christmas Day.
The Crescent Club at Hotel Crescent Court
Annual Christmas Eve Dinner on December 24 is open to the public with holiday-inspired menu featuring roasted cauliflower curry soup, gnocchi, rack of lamb, lobster pot pie, filet mignon, chocolate yule cake, eggnog panna cotta, and snowman profiterole. 5-8 pm. $135. 214-953-4343.
Family holiday meals to go include choice of beef Wellington, lobster thermidor, or turkey, $85 per person, all meals come with potato au gratin, roasted vegetables, and popovers. Order by December 21, pickup December 23-24.469–772–4810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dine-in and to-go. Dine-in menu includes 16-ounce or 20-ounce Prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, $50-$60. Reservation can be made online. Dinner To-Go includes full prime rib, feeds up to 10, half prime rib feeds 4-6, and includes salad, Prime rib, Chateau potatoes, green beans with garlic butter, and whole pecan pie. $350 and up. Order by December 23. Dallas, Frisco, and Fort Worth.
Ebb & Flow
Deep Ellum spot is open Christmas Day 3 pm-2 am with full menu and cocktails. 972-913-2322.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Four-course holiday dinner for takeout features choice of sea bass or tenderloin with shrimp cocktail, Caesar, truffled mac & cheese, asparagus, au gratin potatoes, and bananas Foster butter cake. Serves two or four to six people. Pickup on December 23, 24, 30, or 31 Order EddieV.com.
Christmas Eve dinner is a three-course meal with choices from lobster bisque, Gulf crab Louis salad and colossal shrimp, pheasant ballatine on brised cabbage, scallops on fettucine, English Channel John Dory, Lockheart quail stuffed with lamb sausage, au poivre filet mignon on porcini potato home fries, Santa's cookies & milk, candy cane cheesecake, and sticky toffee Christmas pudding. There's also a vegetarian option. $140. 214-922-4848.
Special take-out menu includes choices of Chile-Honey Baked Ham and Fireside Signature Lasagna, with butternut squash polenta, tomatillo green beans with almonds, Mexican street corn, mashed potatoes, garlic-parmesan bread, and choice of apple-cream cheese flatbread pie or cranberry-white chocolate bread pudding with Makers Mark butterscotch sauce. $195, serves 4 to 6. Order by phone at location of choice by December 21 at 4 pm, pickup December 24.
Four Seasons at Las Colinas
LAW Restaurant is serving Christmas Eve dinner, plus Christmas Day brunch and Christmas-To-Go with choice of turkey, Akaushi ribeye roll, leg of lamb, appetizers, sides, and dessert. $400, serves 8. 972-717-2420.
Georgie By Curtis Stone
Open for Christmas lunch from 11 am-3 pm, includes choices from citrus salad, parsnip soup, caramelle pasta, Akaushi prime rib, Berkshire ham, pescatarian kingfish "ham," vegan choux farci with lentils and root vegetables, pastrami-spiced carrots, Brussels sprout casserole, pomme puree, chestnut mont blanc, and chocolate marquise. $90, or $50 for 12 and under. Christmas to-go includes citrus salad kit, parsnip soup kit, Akaushi prime rib, Berkshire bone-in half ham, pastrami-spiced carrots, Brussels sprouts casserole, au gratin potato, Christmas log, and cheesecake. Prices start at $20 for sides, up to $300. Order by December 21 at 6 pm. 214-466-8263.
Ready-to-heat Holiday Curbside Kit feeds four and includes choice of smoked turkey breast ($90), smoked ham ($90), or smoked tenderloin ($150, with shrimp cocktail, buttermilk chive whipped potatoes, smoked jalapeño sausage gravy, sauteed green beans, grilled asparagus, cornbread muffins, and dinner salad with honey herb vinaigrette. Order online by December 22 at 12 noon. 972-781-9473.
Joe's Crab Shack
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Holiday Ham Special for dine-in or takeout, with stuffing, red-skinned mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. $19, or $9 for 12 and under. 11 am-11 pm. Cedar Hill 972-293-9612, Mesquite 972-329-7111, Fort Worth 682-286-1000.
Lawry's the Prime Rib
Family-style prime rib dinners are available to go with mashed potatoes, creamed corn and spinach, salad, sourdough bread, and Yorkshire pudding. Whole serves 12-15, $525. Half serves 6-8, $325. Dinner for 4 is $200. Order online at least 24 hours in advance by December 23; pickup December 21-24. 972-503-6688.
Three-course meal includes choices from mushoom soup, beet salad, tuna tartare, escargot, filet with spicy shrimp diablo, quail with polenta, lobster risotto, halibut with Dungeness crab, roasted chicken, chocolate mousse, and fried bread pudding. $95. 11 am-10 pm. For reservations, call 469-730-2937.
Smoked turkey, ham, prime rib, or brisket with green bean casserole, cheesy potato casserole, smoked cream corn, mac & cheese with peach cobbler, and s’mores bread pudding for dessert ($35-$220). Meals will be served cold to be reheated. Side dishes will be in aluminum half pans. Order by December 21, pickup December 23-24. Order online or call Bishop Arts 214-944-5521 or downtown Plano 972-516-8900.
Maple Leaf Diner
Two limited-edition items available throughout December include Candy Cane Peppermint Mimosa with Champagne and Candy Cane, and Turkey Dinner Poutine with fries topped with cheese curds, turkey, turkey gravy, stuffing, and cranberry drizzle for $11.
Christmas dinner to-go includes choice of vegetarian lentil loaf with Diavolo sauce or 44 Farms Prime Rib sous vide with stout gravy, winter salad, roasted root vegetable medley, duck fat mashed potatoes (vegetarian version available), green bean almondine, and cornbread casserole. Serves 4, for $95-$125. Order by December 21, pick-up December 23 from 11 am-6 pm. Open on Christmas Eve 11 am-10 pm, and Christmas Day 5 pm-10 pm with holiday specials in addition to the a la carte menu. For reservations, call 214-628-7900 or go to www.mothinthe.net.
Miriam Cocina Latina
Open Christmas Eve for dine-in from 11 am-8:30 pm with regular menu and holiday specials. Closed Christmas Day. Holiday to-go for curbside pickup consists of family-style enchildas, either chicken & cheese or vegetarian with mushroom, spinach, and onion, served with tomatillo sauce. rice, beans, chips, and salsa trio, for $48. Order online or call 214-855-5275.
Morton's The Steakhouse
Open for dine-in on Christmas Eve 4-10 pm and Christmas Day 12-9 pm, serving three-course Chateaubriand menu with winter salad, Chateaubriand for two, black truffle mashed cauliflower, creamed spinach, and sour cream mashed potatoes, and La Bête Noir. $75 per person, minimum of two people, also available to-go. Full a la carte menu is also available. Orders must be placed by December 23 at 6 pm, pickup 12-4 pm on Christmas Eve and 10 am–12 pm on Christmas Day. 214-741-2277.
Frito Pie Kit features Newk's Family Recipe Chili with Fritos, Cheddar cheese, jalapeños, cilantro, and sour cream. Chili Mac and Cheese combines Five-Cheese Mac & Cheese with chili. Order by December 23 at 6 pm, pickup by December 24 at 12 pm. Order online or via Newk's Eatery mobile app. Five locations in Frisco, Plano, Irving, and Fort Worth.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Four to-go Christmas dinners for four include turkey, filet mignon, NY strip, and bone-in ribeye. Comes with sage & cranberry stuffing, sour cream mashed, cranberry chutney, gravy, green beans almondine, creamed corn, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin swirl cheesecake with caramel and toasted pepitas. $165-$330. Order by December 23. Also open on Christmas Day from 1–8 pm. 972-759-2277.
Bake at Home Family Meals include giant cheese stuffed shells (serves 5, starts at $40) or lasagna (serves 6, starts at $45), with house salad, Italian dressing, and a dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks. Order online for pickup.
On The Border
Holiday Swirl Margarita is a spinoff of the frozen strawberry margarita mingled with Midori melon. $5. Available through December 31.
Palmer's Hot Chicken
"Haul it Home" menu includes tenders, cluckers, catfish, cole slaw, collard greens, and mac n cheese. $10-$65. Order by December 23 at 6 pm, pickup Dcember 23 by 9 pm. Order online or call 972-863-9366.
Three course "Perry Merry" menu includes choice of French onion soup, lobster bisque, white bean pork chili, wedge, or Caesar; choice of 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet, famous pork chop, salmon, or chicken oreganato, plus dessert trio or sides. $45. Available throughout December, excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Dine-in Sunday-Thursday from 4-10 pm, or to-go daily from 11 am-10 pm. At Uptown Dallas, Grapevine, and Frisco.
Guatemalan chicken concept is offering weekly deals available online from us.campero.com or from the Pollo Campero app, with curbside pick-up and delivery. They include free flan with purchase of any item using code HolidayFlan; BOGO individual meal with code HolidayBOGO; and free 4-piece meal with a purchase of a 20-piece meal using code Jingle4.
Five take-and-bake meals come with dressing, green bean casserole, whipped potatoes, cranberry sauce, and Parker House rolls: turkey breast serves 4-6, for $110; whole turkey dinner serves 6-8 for $160; smoked ham serves 6-8 for $165; beef tenderloin serves 6-8 for $275; and prime rib serves 6-8 for $295. Order by December 23 at 5 pm at bit.ly/rhcholidaycatering. Pickup December 22-24 from 2-6 pm at Primo's Uptown, Primo's Downtown, or Primo's Hillcrest. Primo's Downtown and Primo's Hillcrest will be open Christmas Day from 4-9 pm.
Ranch at Las Colinas
Ready-to-heat Holiday Curbside Kit feeds four and includes choice of smoked turkey breast ($90), smoked ham ($90), or smoked tenderloin ($150, with shrimp cocktail, buttermilk chive whipped potatoes, smoked jalapeño sausage gravy, sauteed green beans, grilled asparagus, cornbread muffins, and dinner salad with honey herb vinaigrette. Order online by December 22 at 12 noon. 972-506-7262.
Christmas meal includes Texas honey and brown sugar baked ham, truffle mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, bourbon maple glazed carrots, and sticky toffee pudding. Feeds 10. $450. Order by December 16 at 12 pm, pick-up December 23 9 am-5 pm. Email email@example.com or 214-922-4848.
Annual celebration includes and assortment of beers on The Rustic's beer bottle Christmas tree, plus tamales. 4-9 pm. 214-730-0596.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 11 am-8 pm for dining in with Surf & Turf for $55, plus entire Ruth’s Chris menu. Christmas Eve meal to-go includes Caesar or steakhouse salad; choice of filet mignon, ribeye, stuffed chicken breast or salmon; mashed potatoes, spinach, and broccoli; and chocolate cake; $99, feeds 2. Order by December 22, pickup December 24. Christmas Day meal to go includes Caesar or steakhouse salad, beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and cheesecake; $180, feeds 4. Available through December 31, order 48 hours in advance. Order online. 817-340-0080.
Holiday party platters feature cocktail shrimp, smoked salmon, Chardonnay poached salmon, and New England lobster rolls. Order by December 20. 972-473-2722.
Takeout boxes feature tenderloin or cedar-plank salmon, salad, sides, and six mini indulgence desserts. Dinners serve 4-6 and are available for pre-order up to 24 hours in advance, including pickup on Christmas Eve. Order online at Seasons52.com.
Restaurant at the Beeman Hotel is offering Christmas To-Go with choice of smoked Ham with honey-orange glaze, pecan-smoked turkey with orange glaze, Brussels sprouts, Hasselback potato gratin, cornbread, and yeast rolls, chocolate raspberry sachertorte, or spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Served 8-10. $195. Order by December 20, pickup December 23 5-8 pm or December 24 2-5 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 469-587-3739.
All locations are open Christmas Day from 3 pm-2 am featuring the "Boil" with seafood, sausage, potatoes, and corn, plus full bar.
Christmas Package includes choice of Allen Brothers cowboy ribeye with a red wine reduction or whole branzino with brown butter caper vinaigrette. Sides include mixed green salad, Parker House rolls, crab cakes, honey-glazed baby carrots, steamed asparagus, lobster mac & cheese, marble potatoes, Bing cherry pie, and ready-to-bake chocolate chip cookies. Order by December 23 at 3 pm, pick-up December 23-24, delivery available for $35. Also hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner, dine-in or on the patio, beginning at 5 pm, with a full menu plus surprise specials.To order, email email@example.com or call 214-484-1395.
Restaurants at this downtown hotel will be open with regular menus on Christmas Day as follows: Overeasy from from 6:30 am-3 pm; Sfereco from 11 am-9 pm; Scout from 4-10 pm; Boubon & Banter from 6 pm-midnight.
Sum Dang Good Chinese
Trinity Groves restaurant will be open with regular menu for dining in or takeout on Christmas Eve 11 am-9 pm and Christmas Day 2-9 pm. For reservations or to-go, order online or call 469-638-8930.
Frisco restaurant will be open Christmas Day from 3 pm-2 am with starters, sushi, rolls, Wagyu beef, and creative cocktails.
Restaurant at Omni Dallas hotel downtown has a big Christmas Day buffet with choices from Caesar salad, field greens, quinoa salad, ribeye, maple bourbon glazed ham, Yukon gold whipped potatoes, turkey hash, mac 'n cheese, green beans, winter squash bisque, chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake bites, Texas sheet cake. $36, or $16 for 12 and under. Seating every half an hour from 10:30 am-4 pm. 214-652-4810.
Holiday menu includes family-style meats, sides, and desserts. Pre-order available through December 31, with 72-hour notice 1-855-QUE-1050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TJ's Seafood Market
Holiday menu for pickup at the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations includes beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes, ready-to-eat fresh seafood and caviar platters. Order online by December 22, pickup December 23-24 after 12 pm. Oak Lawn 214-219-3474, Preston Royal 214-691-2369.
Open on Christmas Eve for dine-in from 11 am-2 pm and 4-9 pm. Reserve online or call location. Curbside Holiday Feast to go includes beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, asparagus, parmesan rolls, and peppermint chocolate cake. $225, serves 4-6. Available through December 31; must order 24 hours in advance. Dallas 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
Two Sisters Catering
Two dinner packages serve 8-10, one with a classic theme, the other with a Mexican theme. $325-$375. 214-821-4343.
12 Cuts Brazillian Steakhouse
Special bone-in pork chops for dining-in. Take-out includes Family Package for 3 with pork chops, pineapple, broccolini, mashed potatoes, beef empanada, cheese bread, chimichurri, and choice of chocolate cake or flan. $75. Open Christmas Eve 11 am-3 pm and 4:30-9:30 pm; and Christmas Day 11 am-10 pm. 469-779-7012.
Up on Knox
Special holiday three-course dinner menu created by chef Bruno Davaillon will be served from December 21–24 and 26 with choices from chestnut soup, artichoke & mache salad,seafood tower, winer pate en croute, red Kuri squash tortellini, crab & cabbage Farci, Texas quil, truffled boudin blanc, prime beef tournedos, bison tartare, crepes Suzette, chocolate tart, and fruits roue gratin. $70. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will be open for a $35 champagne brunch. 469-250-4007.
Holiday Dinner and Holiday Brunch meals are Re-Heat Ready for 4-6. Dinner starts at $250; Brunch is $150. Order online or email email@example.com or call 972-803-3806. Order by December 22, delivery from December 18-23. Delivery is $15 within the DFW metroplex; not available via third-party delivery.
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar
Treat Yo' Elf Holiday Kit includes Duroc Ham, carrots with cashews, green bean casserole, roasted potatoes, rolls, and orange cranberry chutney, $85, serves 4-6; substitute Prime rib for $125. Family-size sides a la carte include adult mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts, carrots with cashews, green bean casserole, and roasted peppers. Pickup December 21-24. Las Colinas 469-941-2253, Plano 972-993-2253.
Southern restaurant downtown is open Christmas Eve (10 am-9 pm) and Christmas Day (4-10 pm) with a limited-edition holiday menu for dining in plus regular menu available to-go. Dining in menu includes Charleston she-crab soup, Wagyu beef carpaccio, prime rib with pimento cheese grits, halibut, truffled gnocchi with mushrooms, and red velvet cake. Order online or call 469-208-2441.