Back by popular request, here is our 2023 Christmas Directory of Tallahassee restaurants open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. We’re tracking down our local restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Tallahassee and surrounding areas, as well as including several holiday themed events. 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 Tallahassee restaurants open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Tallahassee Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve
Aaru’s – Head to Aaru’s this holiday for their fusion of Into-Chinese fusion, the first of it’s kind in Tallahassee! From popular favorites like butter chicken to Tom Yum soup, you’re bound to leave satisfied. (Website)
Azu Lucy Ho’s – Want to take the evening off before Christmas? Head to Azu to enjoy sushi and classic Asian dishes with a twist! (Facebook Page)
Casa Tapas and Cantina – Join Casa for a festive brunch that will feature a visit from none other than the jolly man himself! (Menu Items)
Coach’s Pizza – Tallahassee’s local spot for Chicago Style stuffed deep dish and New York Style hand tossed pizza. Open Christmas Eve 12-7.
Essence of India – When you’re feeling festive, but also hungry, head to Essence of India to enjoy the warm spices and enticing flavors of traditional Indian food! (Website)
Rheangthai – Open on Christmas Eve from 12-8pm all entree’s will also feature a soup, appetizer, and homemade ice cream for free! (Further Details)
Nagoya Steakhouse and Sushi – Feeling hibachi for the holidays? Nagoya will serve you with a smile! (Facebook Page)
Osaka – Osaka’s culinary philosophy is fusing together the intricacy of contemporary Japanese cuisine with the essence of thailand. Osaka is open Christmas Eve from 11:00am – 9:30pm, closed Christmas Day.
The Franklin Cafe – Are you finding yourself in Apalachicola for this holiday season? Check out the Franklin Cafe who will feature a special Prix Fixe menu as well as photos from Santa! (Event Details)
Zaan Indian Cuisine – Looking for a dining option in Thomasville? Look no further than Zaan where you can choose from their extensive menu, or try their signature zaan, when pizza meets naan! (Menus)
Tallahassee Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Aaru’s – Looking to stay warm and enjoy some non-traditional food this holiday? Look no further than Aaru’s where you can enjoy authentic Indian and Into-Chinese fusion. They will be open for their normal business hours! (Website)
Empire Chinese Restaurant – open on Christmas, Empire offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine that will ease the burden of holiday cooking. (Restaurant Website)
Essence of India – Head to Essence of India this Christmas if you are looking for delicious Indian food that also offers vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options. There is bound to be something to please every palate! (Website)
Nagoya Steakhouse and Sushi – Whether your feeling hibachi, sushi, teriyaki, noodles, or katsu, Nagoya has you covered this Christmas! (Facebook Page)
The Franklin Cafe – If you are in Apalachicola be sure to make your reservations for the Franklin Cafe’s three course Christmas Day menu and leave the cooking to them! (Event Details)
The Lodge At Wakulla Springs – We’re celebrating this season with a Christmas Buffet at The Lodge! Enjoy our decked out buffet menu in this Christmas Day, December 25th, from 11:30 am to 6 pm. (Additional Information)
Holiday Meal, Sides, or Dessert Pre-Orders
Hawthorne Bakery – place your orders now for a variety of the Hawthorne’s holiday bakery options! Choices include cookies, breads, croissants, pies, tarts, and quiches! Hurry, orders must be placed by 11/21! (Ordering Information)
Ida-Belle’s Southern Kitchen – Want to take some of the stress off for the holidays? If so, check out Ida-Belle’s which include collard, sweet potato casserole, pecan pie, and her renowned Sugar Hill Strata. Ordering is open until 12/20 with pick-up one 12/23. (Additional Details)
Little Paris – If you are looking for a traditional dessert, look no further than Little Paris’s French Yule logs which can be purchased in either chocolate and orange or vanilla and chestnut. Orders to be picked on on 12/22 or 12/23, or they can be enjoyed in restaurant on the same days! (Information)
The Bark – Holiday vegan meal kits are available again this year from The Bark! Featuring a large meal kit, two small meal kit, and side options, The Bark is sure to take some of the stress out of your holidays. (Kit Details)
Social Kitchen – Social Kitchen has options to fit every holiday need whether it be their decked out Neuske ham holiday dinner, holiday charcuterie board, or multiple holiday sides. All orders must be places by 12/20 for pick-up on 12/23 and 12/24 at their flagship store off Kerry Forest. (Further Details)
Tastebudz Catering – When you want your pick of complete holiday options, you look no further than Tastebudz! Their holiday menu includes complete dinners, a la carte main dishes, sides, and desserts! (Order Here For Pickup)
Treva’s Pastries & Fine Foods – If you need a little help with your holiday desserts, let Treva’s come to your aid with eight different mouth-watering options! Orders will be accepted until 12/19 (Additional Information)
Holiday Themed Events
AZU Lucy Ho’s – Join Azu for their holiday themed madrigal dinner where you can enjoy Lincoln High singers decked out in Medieval garb while dining on a large spread of Azu specialties. Price is $42 per person, including tax and tip.(Further Information)
Coach’s Pizza – what’s better than pizza? Pizza with Santa! Meet the man in red at Coach’s on on December 16th at 5pm! (Event Details)
Crooked River Grill – Head to the Grill on December 13th from 5pm – 8pm where children under 12 receive a complimentary spaghetti dinner, free arts and crafts, a special gift, AND a chance to meet jolly ‘ol St. Nick! (Additional Information)
Jefferson Country Club – Want to spread the cheer with our kiddos? Head over to Monticello on December 2nd to join in on Jefferson Country Club’s 2nd annual gingerbread house decorating party! Please RSVP! (Party Details)
Hudson Park – What’s better than a food truck? Food trucks along with over 80 vendors to help you cross off everyone on your list! Head to the 6th Annual Christmas Market Extravaganza at Hudson Park in Crawfordille on December 16th from 10am – 3pm and get ahead on your Christmas shopping! (Event Information)
Little Paris – Feeling a bit French? Join Little Paris for their Christmas dinner with Santa! Call to make reservations (Event Details)
Midtown Reader – Looking to make your holiday shopping a little more fun? Head to the Midtown Reader for their Holiday Boozy Book Fair on December 7th from 6pm – 8pm where you can enjoy beer, seltzers, coffee, tea, and of course, pie from the Piebrary while knocking out your Christmas list! (Further Information)
Southwood Golf Club – Looking for a great brunch with not one, but two chances to meet Santa? Look no further than the Southwood Golf Club where on December 10th, you have the opportunity to enjoy brunch classics and dine with Santa himself. Reservations are required. (Seating Information)
Please confirm a restaurant’s hours or reservation requirements before visiting Tallahassee restaurants open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.