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Tampa Bay’s BEST Restaurants for Christmas Dinner, Including To-Go Options!

Put the pots and pans away, friends–there are several amazing restaurantsopen for Christmas dinner in Tampa Bay including some tasty to-go options as well if you’d rather dine at home. So, get ready to spend more time with your family enjoying Christmas with family and friends, and less time worrying about cooking this Christmas!

 

We’ve partnered with our friends at TampaBayDateNightGuide.com to put together a list of some of our favorite dining offerings around the Bay Area for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Restaurants Open for Christmas Dinner in Tampa Bay

Christmas Dinner at Flor Fina at Hotel Haya in Tampa
Christmas Dinner at Flor Fina at Hotel Haya in Tampa.

Flor Fina at Hotel Haya in Tampa

1412 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
This year, Chef is offering a delicious 4-course family style Christmas feast that is sure to delight you and your guests! Come join Flor Fina for a fantastic holiday dining experience! Adults are $75 per guest, children ages 6-12 years old are $25.

 

Rusty Pelican Christmas Brunch and Dinner in Tampa

2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa
Enjoy the waterfront views as you savor the season at the Rusty Pelican! They are offering Christmas Brunch and A La Carte Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. the four-course brunch includes a wide selection of seafood including oysters and crab, Salt-Roasted Turkey, bone in Rib Eye, and so much more.
Brunch Cost: $82 for adults | $35 for kids | Champagne is $46

 

Columbia Restaurant in Tampa

2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
As is tradition, Columbia Restaurant will be serving Christmas Dinner this year. This year’s special holiday offerings include Lechon Asado and baked Virginia ham. The regular dinner menu is also available.  Call for reservations.

 

Oystercatchers in Tampa

2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa
This is another beautiful waterfront dining experience. Oystercatchers will be offering a Christmas Day Prix Fixe Menu created by Chef Alessandro Silverstro. Menu options include a family-style seafood platter, soup selection, a main course featuring duck, prime rib or gnocchi, along with delicious sides and desserts.
Cost: $120 per person

 

Christmas Eve Brunch and Dinner on Yacht Starship in Tampa and Clearwater

Leave the cooking to the experts and sit back and enjoy the view from the Yacht Starship! They are offering Christmas Eve Brunch and Christmas Eve Dinner aboard their downtown Tampa ship and a Christmas Even dinner on the Clearwater ship. The 2-hour brunch features festive music and dancing and of course, a buffet brunch. They are also offering a Santa Brunch in Tampa on December 11 and December 18, 2022.
Tampa Brunch Cost: $69.95-$119.95 for adults |$54.95-$104.95 for kids

 

Terra Gaucha in Tampa

1108 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33629
This delicious Brazilian Steakhouse is serving up its regular menu for Christmas as always, and it is sure to be a hit with your family. Get the full Rodizio experience, which includes a wide variety of meats brought to your table, for $52.95 per person, or just the gourmet salad and hot bar for $31.95 per person. Children 6-12 are half priced, and ages 0-5 are complimentary.

 

Kona Grill in Tampa

4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Kona’s Christmas menu will be available for dine-in Dec. 23-25. Enjoy rich seasonal specialties like filet with lobster cream and macadamia nut turkey. Eat, drink and be merry!

 

Catch 23 in Westchase, Tampa

10103 Montague St., Tampa, FL 33626
Catch 23 is serving up a special Christmas Eve menu with an array of festive items. Dine on baked brie and a delectable prime rib dinner. Your favorite holiday classics, including roasted turkey, spiral honey-glazed ham, and traditional holiday sides are also available for heat and serve takeout on Christmas Eve ($120 and serves 6-8 people). There is also a festive cocktail menu. Dine in prices vary by menu item.

 

Bon Appétit in Dunedin

Christmas Eve dinner & Christmas Day buffet and dinner
148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698
Bon Appétit is pulling out all the stops to make sure this Christmas is extra special. They’re offering both a four-course plated dinner and a buffet option, so your family can choose the one that works best.

The Four-Course Dinner features plenty of options, including escargot, slow-roasted Christmas goose, and pumpkin cheesecake. If loading your plate up at the buffet is more your style, you’ll find a plethora of options including pan-seared Chilean seabass, roasted Carolina turkey with giblet gravy, and chilled mussels & clams in coconut Thai curry. Regardless of the option you choose, you’ll receive a complimentary champagne toast. They also have Christmas Eve offerings if you prefer to dine out before Santa arrives.
Cost: $89.95 per adult

 

Packard’s Steakhouse in Palm Harbor

2022 info coming soon
36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
The signature steakhouse at Innisbrook Resort has two special holiday menus. Christmas Day dinner will include a one-pound prime rib special with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccolini and horseradish cream ($72 per person). Half lobster tail and shrimp can be added for an additional $32. On New Year’s Eve, they’ll be serving up a special menu with items such as amuse-bouche, gulf shrimp cocktail, charred cauliflower, roasted eggplant soup, lobster lasagna veal rib chop, and truffle risotto.

 

Wyndham Grand Clearwater

100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
An elevated Christmas buffet with spectacular Gulf views await at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater. Enjoy a selection of holiday favorites. Reservations are now being accepted.
Cost: $57 per person

 

Beachcomber Restaurant in Clearwater Beach

447 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Enjoy a special holiday menu at Beachcomber Restaurant this Christmas in Clearwater Beach. You’ll find their classic dishes, like honey baked Christmas ham, and special holiday treats like peppermint bark cheesecake on the menu. Beachcomber opens at 2pm and they are now accepting reservations.
Cost: Price varies per dish. Special children’s dinner for 12 and under is $22.

 

Island Grand Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach

5500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Two restaurants at this beach resort will be serving Christmas dinner so you can get a tasty seasonal meal and great beach views this Christmas. RumFish Grill will be serving Christmas dinner from 2-10pm. The special menu includes crispy pork osso bucco, grilled halibut and cardamom tart. Palm Court Italian Grill will be open 1-9pm and serving roasted prime rib and blue crab-stuffed dover sole. Both are now accepting reservations.

 

400 Beach Seafood in St. Pete 

Christmas Eve Dinner Only
400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Spend the late hours of Christmas Eve wrapping presents instead of doing dishes by dining out. 400 Beach invites you to a luxurious 3-course Christmas Eve dinner to celebrate the night before Christmas.  Reservations are being accepted now.
Cost: Adults $48, Children $20

 

K Club Bar & Bistro at The Karol Hotel in Clearwater

2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762

K Club Bar & Bistro is offering a three-course, prix-fix Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Feast for $75 per adult, $40 for children under 12 and a limited menu for those 5 and under. The meal includes:

  • First Course: French Onion & Cider Soup or Holiday Karol Salad
  • Second Course: Smoked Baby Back Ribs; 14oz Dry Aged New York Strip; 6oz Filet; Crab Raviolo Carbonara or Baked Vegetable Moussaka
  • Third Course: Gingerbread Cake & Ice Cream or Christmas Trifle

 

Christmas Dinner Take-Out and Desserts To-Go in Tampa Bay 

 

Goody Goody in Tampa

Christmas Dessert 
1601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Make Christmas goody goody with some of the most famous pies in Tampa. Notorious for their signature Butterscotch pie, Goody Goody will be taking to-go orders for that plus their Chocolate Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie, and their seasonal Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie. They’re sure to be the perfect ending to your holiday meal! Orders must be placed online by December 21 at noon and can be picked up on December 23 or 24 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30-$40 per pie

 

Metro Diner in Tampa and St. Pete

Christmas Dinner
Tampa: 4011 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 336.9
St. Petersburg: 5250 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Metro Diner wants to make your holiday hosting as stress-free as possible. Whether you’re keeping it small or opening up your home to family and friends, their Holiday at Home Feast has options to work with any size crowd. Choices includes baked ham or roast turkey plus items such as mashed potatoes, sweet potato mash, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and macaroni and cheese. Orders must be placed by December 23 at 8:00 p.m. for pickup on December 24.
Cost: $16.49 for one serving, $61.99 for four, $119.49 for eight.

 

Willa’s in Tampa

2022 menu coming soon
1700 West Fig St., Tampa, FL 33606
Whether you’re entertaining friends this season or hosting dinner on Christmas Day, Willa’s is serving up a holiday menu to-go all month long. Guests can choose from holiday favorites with a Willa’s twist like Roasted Beef Tenderloin with horseradish mustard crema, Applewood Smoked Nueske Ham glazed with maple dijon, Coconut Squash with brown butter, cheese and charcuterie platters, and Bûche De Noël. Pick-up can be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday from 9am-7pm with 48 hours notice.

Image Credit: Willa’s

*Cover photo by DragonImages, courtesy of iStock by Getty Images 

Brie Gorecki
Brie Gorecki
Brie has been writing for websites and local publications for over 10 years. A USF graduate, she has worked for several major companies in New York, Atlanta and here in Tampa. You can read her articles on Tampa Bay Parenting, Tampa Bay Date Night Guide and Orlando Date Night Guide. She’s a Disney fanatic, an animal lover, and is a huge foodie who loves trying all the amazing restaurants around Tampa Bay. She’s a proud mom to a sweet little Star Wars and Godzilla-loving boy, and to her “fur-babies,” a rescue dog and cat from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She loves spending time with her family, whether it’s a date night out with her husband or a day filled with roller coaster rides at a theme park.

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