Tallahassee Restaurants Open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve

Back by popular request, here is our 2021 Christmas Directory. We’re tracking down our local restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. We’ve reached out to several restaurant owners by email, scoured our group and other socials, and compiled our finding into a directory here at this post.

Share this page with friends that may need a little help serving up their holiday dinner. We’re also featuring Christmas pre-orders for meals, sides, desserts, and fully prepared Christmas meals.

Please contact me for additions to this list. Also, please confirm a restaurant’s hours, or reservation requirements, before visiting on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Open on Christmas Eve

Lucilla  If you don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Eve, Lucilla has you covered. Just give them a call at 850-900-5117 or email at info@lucillatallahassee.com to reserve your table. Lucilla will be open from 6-8:30 with their normal menu.

Casa Grande (Midtown & Apalachee) – Open for Christmas Eve during normal business hours. From fish tacos to fresh chicken fajita quesadillas, family owned and operated Casa Grande will indulge your taste with a real Mexican flavor. Try one of the tastiest tequila drinks in Tallahassee. Midtown phone (850) 727-5911, Apalachee phone (850) 402-0733.

Chile & Chili’s – Chile and Chili’s, located at 5750 West Tennessee St., serving up authentic Mexican street tacos, is open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Pudding Junkie – Family pans of pudding are available! We’re open 11am – 5pm on Christmas Eve. Order online or in-person. Located at 745 Apalachee Pkwy. Thepuddingjunkie.com The Pudding Junkie offers signature pudding creations, “One bite and you’ll be hooked”!

Essence of India – We are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Make your reservations today! Dining, catering and curbside to go. Essence of India serves dishes that truly reflect authentic Indian food with a myriad blending of herbs and spices from all over India. Order online at http://www.essenceofindiafl.com/ or call us at 850-656-7200.

Railroad Square Craft House – Join Railroad Square Craft House for craft beer, craft wine cocktails, and elevated pub grub in a beautiful outdoor Art Garden. They are open on Christmas Eve from 11am to 9pm.

Reangthai – Donna is the proud owner and chef of Reangthai and would be delighted to invite you all to the restaurant for a cozy dinner to celebrate Christmas Eve! We are offering guests a free dessert with any entree!

RedEye Coffee – RedEye is open on Christmas Eve until 2pm, and beyond their everyday amazing selection, they also have some amazing holiday gifts and pre-orders to choose from. To see which packages are available, visit bit.ly/holidaymorningtreats They’ve also got artisanal boards and arrangements of all sizes, but special for the holidays is a festive wreath arrangement! To check these options, visit: bit.ly/redeyecatering

Table 23 – Open Christmas Eve until 8:30pm and reopening on Sunday for brunch at 11am. Growing up in the south, gathering around a table meant you were always in for a good meal, easy conversation and welcoming southern hospitality. And that’s what we want Table 23 to be for you. 

Open on Christmas Day

Chile & Chili’s – Chile and Chili’s, located at 5750 West Tennessee St., serving up authentic Mexican street tacos, is open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Essence of India – We are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Make your reservations today! Dining, catering and curbside to go. Essence of India serves dishes that truly reflect authentic Indian food with a myriad blending of herbs and spices from all over India. Order online at http://www.essenceofindiafl.com/ or call us at 850-656-7200.

Island Seafood – Island Seafood, located at 1019 N. Monroe Street, is open on Christmas Day from 1pm – 8pm. Island Seafood Company has seafood, drinks & more. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, try one of their delicious 100% beef burgers or their “cooked to perfection” wings or strips with over 10 flavors to choose from!

The Lodge At Wakulla Springs – We’re decking the halls with a Christmas Buffet at The Lodge! Enjoy our exquisite featured buffet menu in the Edward Ball Dining Room this Christmas Day, December 25th, from 11 am to 6 pm. Learn more at our website.

Holiday Meal, Sides, or Dessert Pre-Orders

Expanding Circles Bakery – Taking preorders until 12/19. Check out their amazing holiday bakery menu. Expanding Circles builds community through their passion for bread and all things baked.

Hummingbird Wine Bar – Instagram DM, Email, or text Hummingbird Wine Bar to pre-order Chef Westin’s Premium Pumpkin Pie for just $35! Contact them at 850-296-2766 or hello@hummingbird.wine.

Lucilla  If you don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Day, Lucilla’s has you covered. Just give them a call at 900-5117 or email at info@lucillatallahassee.com to reserve your delicious ready-to-heat Christmas dinner. Open Christmas Day with pre-order curb-side dinners from 11-1 [View Menu]

RedEye Coffee – Sleep in and let RedEye take care of your cozy morning! Order by 12/20 & pick-up on the 24th. To see which packages are available: bit.ly/holidaymorningtreats We’ve also got artisanal boards and arrangements of all sizes, but special for the holidays is a festive wreath arrangement! To check these options, visit: bit.ly/redeyecatering

Riccardo’s Restaurant – Family owned since 1999, serving up Italian comfort food in a cozy atmosphere serving an amazing selection of wine and craft beer. Riccardo’s will be open through December 23rd offering up trays of Lasagna, Baked Penne, and Take and Bake pizzas, all available for pickup! Please order by Monday, December 20th for trays of pasta. Pizzas can be ordered the day of pickup or anytime. Email riccardostally@gmail.com with any questions or orders!

SōDOUGH Baking Co. – Holiday Pre-Orders are available… Cookie tray, Quiches, Cinnamon Rolls & more. Check it out at sodoughbakingco.com/holiday SōDOUGH’s mission is to simplify the way we eat the things we love the most. Flour. Yeast. Salt. Sugar. Milk. Butter.

The Hawthorn Bistro & Bakery – The Hawthorn is offering up pies, cookies, pastries, quiche, rolls and more! To pre-order, call 850-354-8275 (during normal business hours*), or stop by the bakery. Get your orders in now, preordering ends Tuesday (12/21) at noon! With a strong focus of natural leavened bread at the forefront of every recipe, and sourcing as much produce as possible from local farms, The Hawthorn is a true passion project.

The Pudding Junkie – Family pans of pudding are available! We’re open 11am – 5pm on Christmas Eve. Order online or in-person. Located at 745 Apalachee Pkwy. Thepuddingjunkie.com The Pudding Junkie offers signature pudding creations, “One bite and you’ll be hooked”!

Treva’s Pastries and Fine Foods – Treva’s is now accepting orders until Tuesday, Dec 21 6pm. Please call 850-765-0811 or email at orders@trevas.net Treva’s is a locally owned & operated bistro-style pastry shop and fine foods store located on the Northeast side of town.

Please confirm a restaurant’s hours, or reservation requirements, before visiting on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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