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Christmas Dining 2020

Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2020

Find places in St. Augustine to enjoy dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day while on vacation in the nation's oldest city.

St. Augustine Restaurants
  • Please Note: This event is from 2019.

    Dining out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Vacationers can find local places in St. Augustine to enjoy a Christmas meal together as a family. There are buffets, special menus, and an array of traditional desserts like hot cocoa, cookies, gingerbread, and more. Here's a list of some local restaurants that we have personally called and verified will be open and serving up a delicious Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meal in 2020.

    Reservations are required for many of the restaurants offering holiday meal service, so we recommend calling ahead to ensure that your party can be accommodated.

    If you'd like to add your restaurant to the list or have any additional questions about Christmas Dining in 2020, please send us a message here.

    If you want to know what attractions will be open on Christmas and what restaurants will be open, serving from their normal menu, go here.

    Restaurants Offering Christmas Dining in 2020

    RestaurantPhone #Christmas EVEChristmas DAYInfo
    Athena Greek Restaurant(904) 823-90767 a.m. – 9 p.m.7 a.m. – 9 p.m.Christmas meal served. No reservations required; walk-ins welcome.
    Aviles Restaurant at Hilton Bayfront(904) 829-2277Open until 9 p.m..7 – 11 a.m.
    12 – 6 p.m.
    Christmas Eve regular menu. Christmas Day buffet. Call for reservations. 
    Columbia Restaurant(904) 824-334111 a.m. – 10 p.m.11 a.m. – 10 p.m.Traditional and Christmas menus available. Reservations highly recommended.
    Casa Benedetto's (904) 471-5999Opens at noon see details at leftCLOSED

    Take out available on Christmas Eve until 5:00 p.m. Special holiday menu seatings at 4, 6, and 8:00 p.m. Reservations required.

    Costa Brava at Casa Monica Resort904-810-6810Open normal hoursOpen normal hoursLimited 4-course dinner. Reservations suggested.
    Old City House Inn Restaurant(904) 826-01134 – 8 p.m.4 – 8 p.m.Special holiday meal. Reservations Required.
    Raintree Restaurant(904) 824-72114:00 - 9:00 p.m.CLOSEDHoliday menu Christmas Eve. Call for reservations. Closed Christmas Day.
    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse(904) 285-0014Open 2 – 9 p.m.Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Special holiday meals available on both the 24th and the 25th. 
    Santiago's at Guy Harvey(904) 471-2555Open call for hoursOpen call for reservations 
    TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse(904) 273-32387 a.m. – 9 p.m.7 a.m. – 9 p.m.Christmas Eve: Feast of Seven Fishes on the 2nd floor. Nineteen will serve normal a la carte. Reservations Required
    Uptown Swinery(904) 824-62023 p.m. to 9 p.m.Closed

    Christmas Eve Prime Rib Dinner served as a choice along with their regular menu. Call for reservations.

    Columbia Restaurant(904) 824-3341Pick up Pre-Ordered Holiday MealOpen, See Above.

    The Columbia also offers take-out family holiday meals. Order by December 19 at 2:00 p.m. and pick up on December 24 by 4:00 p.m.

    Ned's Southside Kitchen(904) 794-2088Pick up Pre-Ordered Holiday MealClosed

    Family meals prepared to go that will feed 4 to 10 people, depending on the meal. Order by December 23, and pick up by 6:00 p.m. on December 24,

    Purple Olive Bistro(904) 461-1250Pick up Pre-Ordered Holiday MealClosed

    Purple Olive offers to-go Christmas meals for two or four people. Order by December 19. Pick up on December 24. 

    Villagio Bar & Grill Pre-Order Pick upPre-Order Pick up

    Villago Bar & Grill offers a pre-order pick-up menu for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. Serves 4. Order by December 20, 2020. Pick up before 2:00 p.m. either day.

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