If you want to skip the cooking, check out the best restaurants in Tampa open on Christmas!

While on Christmas day many of us plan dinner at home with family and friends or gather with friends who cook on Christmas in Tampa, some prefer to go out for their holiday meal.  We enjoy ordering from the menus and being waited on!  And, for those not celebrating Christ's birth, December 25th is just another day of the week.

If you want to dine out on Christmas day or night here is a list of restaurants open on Christmas in Tampa. Click the name of the restaurant for additional information:

We will continue to add to this list as we become aware of more places...please let us know if you know of any more Tampa restaurants open on Christmas day!
 
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International Plaza & Bay Street 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
An upscale restaurant and steakhouse featuring mouth watering steaks, an award winning wine list, fresh seafood, chops, and desserts.
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7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607
WTR Pool & Grill is Tampa's ultimate seaside retreat. Overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay, WTR provides guests with a memorable experience of poolside luxury...
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4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
Del Frisco’s Grille is a modern and stylish spin on the classic bar and grill, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Our...
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1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa Fl, 33606
Whether you want to call them Epicureans, foodies or gourmands, we're crafting dining experiences that speak to lovers of life's great flavors. Because...
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2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Authentic Cuban and Latin dining in the heart of Ybor City. Located on 7th Ave, the Columbia Restaurant has grown to become one of Tampa's world class...
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204 Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL, 33607
The menu is ever changing with 80 seafood choices, and it's printed twice daily. That's the way it has to be at this unique seafood restaurant that's absolutely,...
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5223 North Orient Road, Tampa FL, 33610
Rise Kitchen & Bakery is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Rise Kitchen & Bakery offers a variety of handcrafted snacks, crispy...
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5224 Orient Road, Tampa FL, 33610
Diners can complement their meal with a visit to the Council Oak Lounge where they can enjoy live entertainment and cocktails from mixologists nightly. All...
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1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
Upscale restaurant serving some of the finest steaks in Tampa.
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2425 N. Rocky Pt. Dr., Tampa FL, 33607
Escape to Florida's most beautiful tropical hideaway, right on the waters of Tampa Bay. Known for serving the freshest local seafood with exciting Caribbean...
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5223 North Orient Road, Tampa FL, 33610
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida,...
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2305 N. Willow Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
The ultimate outdoor party experience including 3 bars, outdoor dining, marina, live music everyday, oyster bar, full dining menu and an outdoor party...
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601 N. Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33602
A neighborhood gathering spot located at the historic Le Méridien Hotel in downtown Tampa, serving New American cuisine with a French-Creole twist as well...
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4322 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa FL, 33607
Upscale steakhouse & wine bar located just outside of the International Plaza featuring a variety of grilled steaks, seafood & and extensive wine list....
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4342 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa FL, 33607
Roy's restaurant serves Hawaiian cuisine & seafood with a taste of Asian, French & Pacific Rim. You will find the wine list & specialty drinks to fill...