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Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 2019

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From Christmas Eve coffee to Christmas Day buffets, Columbus’ bars, restaruants and coffee shops are making sure the cooking averse have options this holiday season. Read on for a list of Columbus Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

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Brekkie Shack

1060 Yard St., Grandview Yard
Christmas Eve – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Brekkie Shack will celebrate Christmas Eve with a special holiday menu and holiday baked goods.

Buca di Beppo

343 N. Front St., Downtown
60 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Opens at 11 a.m.

Buca di Beppo will serve up its menu of family-style Italian eats on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Buckeye Donuts

1998 N. High St., Campus
Open 24/7 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Buck tradition and leave Santa some donuts. Staying true to its motto of ‘Open Always, Closed Never,’ Buckeye Donuts will be serving up donuts (and more) all day long on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery

4230 The Strand, Easton
Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wine and dine at Cooper’s Hawk on Christmas Eve. The restaurant’s regular menu will be available to celebrate the holiday.

Feed me! Sandwich Kings!

1053 E. Main St., Olde Towne East
Christmas Eve – 12 – 6 p.m.

This OTE eatery will be slinging sandwiches on Christmas Eve, offering a Reuben, Philly, Burger, Stuffed Turkey and more.

Forno Kitchen + Bar

721 N. High St., Short North
Christmas Eve – 4 – 11 p.m.

It’s business as usual for Forno on Christmas Eve. The Short North restaurant will offer its regular menu of snacks, small plates, pizzas, mains and more.

Little Rock Bar

944 N. Fourth St., Italian Village
Christmas Day – 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Post present opening, Little Rock Bar will be open for those wishing to indulge in a drink to cap off the festive day.

Lucky Dragon

2800 N. High St.
Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Christmas Day – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

It’s business as usual for Lucky Dragon on Christmas Eve and Day, offering an extensive menu of Chinese options. Carryout is also available.

Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen

525 Short St., Brewery District
Christmas Day – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Offering a haven from holiday hustle, Matt & Tony’s will be open on Christmas Day and feature a menu of holiday favorites like roast turkey, honey glazed ham and prime rib. Expect some festive, seasonal cocktails, too.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

3965 New Bond St., Easton
Christmas Eve – contact restaurant for hours
Christmas Day – contact restaurant for hours

For a Christmas seafood fix, McCormick & Schmick will be open on Christmas Eve and Day offering its regular menu.

Olde Towne Tavern

889 Oak St., Olde Towne East
Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Day – 5 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Whether you want to drink with your family, or because of your family, this OTE neighborhood haunt will be open for patrons on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

One Line Coffee

745 N. High St., Short North
Christmas Eve – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

One Line Coffee will caffeinate Christmas Eve. Bags of coffee also make a great last-minute gift…

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

2619 N. High St., Clintonville
5755 Maxtown Rd., Westerville
Christmas Eve – 12 – 4 p.m.

It’s order ahead for Ray Ray’s Hog Pit on Christmas Eve. The BBQ joint will take care of the cooking with a lineup of smoked brisket, aged Wagyu brisket, smoked turkey, smoked ham, spare ribs, traditional mashed taters and gravy and green beans. All orders must be placed by Friday, December 20.

Ruth’s Chris

511 N. High St., Short North
Christmas Eve – 2 – 9 p.m.
Christmas Day – 12 – 8 p.m.

Christmas Eve or Day, you can get your steak fix at Ruth’s Chris. The steakhouse will serve up its regular menu for your holiday drinking and dining pleasure.

Smith & Wollensky

4145 The Strand W, Easton
Christmas Eve – contact restaurant for hours
Christmas Day – contact restaurant for hours

Dine on Smith & Wollensky’s new winter menu on Christmas Eve or Day, featuring its classic lineup of chilled shellfish, dry-aged beef, steaks and some special holiday-themed drinks.


1295 Grandview Ave., Grandview
Christmas Eve – 4 – 8 p.m.

Grandview mainstay SPAGIO will be serving up its regular menu of dinner fare on Christmas Eve.

Star Lanes Polaris

8655 Lyra Dr., Polaris
Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. – midnight
Christmas Day – 5 p.m. – midnight

Food and fun! Maybe start a new tradition of Christmas Day bowling? Star Lanes will be open both days, offering activities and its regular menu of eats featuring appetizers, pizza, burgers and more.

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1730 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna
Christmas Eve – 3 – 8 p.m.

Make it a steak Christmas Eve dinner! The Barn will be offering its regular menu featuring soups & salads, seafood, beef and more.

The Boat House

679 W. Spring St., Downtown
Christmas Eve – 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Christmas Day – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy some of the best views of the Columbus skyline during a Christmas Eve dinner at The Boat House. Or get festive the next morning with a Christmas Day Champagne Buffet featuring Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Prime Rib, Ginger Snap Crusted Ham, Snow Crab Legs and more. It’s $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children ages 5 – 12.

The Guild House

624 N. High St., Short North
Christmas Eve – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Guild House will be serving up eats all day long on Christmas Eve. The restaurant’s regular lunch and dinner menus will be available, along with a special prix fixe holiday menu. For $55, or $79 with wine pairings, diners can enjoy a first course of Sunchoke Soup or Squash Salad, an entree of Pan Seared Grouper or Bison Steak, and a Sweet Potato Roll for dessert.

The Keep

50 W. Broad St., Downtown
Christmas Day – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Keep will celebrate Christmas Day buffet style. Priced $50 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, diners can nosh on breakfast favorites, featuring an omelette station, French toast and more, choose from a seafood station with poached shrimp and shucked oysters, enjoy a carving station with ham, prime rib, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and more, and finish it off with Christmas-themed desserts like Fig Rice Pudding and Christmas Cookies.

The Lox Bagel Shop

772 N. High St., Suite 106, Short North
Christmas Eve – 7:30 a.m. – noon
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Celebrate Christmas Eve with bagels! The Lox will serve it regular menu in the morning, and be open for large order pickup.

Urban Meyer’s Pint House

6632 Longshore St., Dublin (Bridge Park)
Christmas Eve – 11 a.m. – close

Urban Meyer’s Pint House will be available for Christmas Eve drinking and dining needs. Lunch is available from open until 3 p.m., then things switch over to dinner. Eats span shareables and pizzas, with dinner dishes like Tenders & Fries, Salmon, Shrimp & Grits and more.

Watershed Kitchen & Bar

1145 Chesapeake Ave. Suite D, Fifth by Northwest
Christmas Eve – 4 – 10 p.m.

Watershed will serve its regular menu on Christmas Eve, plus it’s still happy hour from 4-6 p.m. at the bar. A bottle of spirits also makes a great last-minute Christmas gift!

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