While on Christmas day many of us plan dinner at home with family and friends or gather with friends who cook on Christmas, 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 the Tampa Bay area. Click the name of the restaurant for additional information:
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
One of Tampa's wonderful waterfront restaurants and a prime spot to catch a sunset with a great meal Christmas day! The restaurant is a 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor venue with a modern nautical theme. If good food and a good time are on your Christmas list, this is the place!
Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant dining experience on Christmas Eve at Captial Grille. Select from high-quality steaks and seafood.
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Deck the halls with favorites like the Porterhouse Steak and Bouillabaisse and family style sides to please any appetite. Élevage presents an Epicurean Christmas Dinner unlike any other. Call for reservations.
Open Christmas Eve 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Start celebrating early at Del Frisco's on Christmas Eve. Their steaks are a must-try! Reservations are recommended.
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 restaurants.
Enjoy special Chef's Features and our main menu on Christmas Day. Reservations are highly recommended.
Rise Kitchen & Bakery is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will have a special Christmas Day Menu.
Tampa’s legendary live-action dining experience. An all-you-can-eat buffet experience featuring seven kitchens with entertaining chefs preparing food from around the world, right before your eyes.
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will present special menus on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi opened on Harbour Island in 1997 and is a waterfront venue in Tampa.
It’s Christmas and Ruth always believed the more the merrier so get together for a meal in keeping with Ruth’s high holiday standards. Call for reservations.
Champagne Buffet with Breakfast Items, Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Crab Legs & more available ALL day! Plus, A Specialty Bloody Mary station!
Celebrate Christmas Waterside at the Tampa Marriott in fine style with an amazing buffet featuring Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, Shrimp Etouffee and many more amazing dishes.
Open on Christmas Day from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Taking inspiration from water in every sense, Aqua is a unique, modern dining experience that won't be forgotten this Christmas Day! If fresh seafood is on your list of things you love, Aqua is for you!
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination in Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. They're a perfect spot to celebrate some holiday fun!
Open on Christmas Day from 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
If you are looking for authentic Chinese food that is reasonably priced, look no further. You will get large portions of excellent Chinese food that is served quickly. On Christmas, all locations are open!
Known to many locals as the original South Tampa sports bar, the Press Box features everything from broadcasting your favorite sporting events, darts, pool, video games & even an internet kiosk. Open at 3 p.m. until close!
The ultimate outdoor party experience including three bars, outdoor dining, marina, live music every day, an oyster bar, full dining menu and an outdoor party pavilion. Open at noon until close on Christmas!
Stop by Bizou Brasserie on Christmas day from 3 p.m. - 8p.m. for a delicious meal in Downtown Tampa!
Zydeco Brew Works is open on Christmas day after 4 p.m. and they're offering a southern taste on your favorite holiday so stop by and try something different.