Local Guide to a Kitchen-less Christmas

Your full guide to Sarasota County restaurants taking stress out of your stockings this holiday, opening their doors for a memorable Christmas dinner, lunch, or brunch! 

If you're on vacation in Sarasota County this holiday season, chances are you're interested in a vacation from the responsiblity of cooking Christmas dinner. Whether you're looking to try a new restaurant in town, find a new Christmas dining tradition, or are scrambling after a cooking mishap, we've got you covered with a list of restaurants ready to deliver on those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head.

(Click restaurant names to see posted hours of operation online)

Open both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Bistro at the Courtyard By Marriott Lakewood Ranch

Dutch Valley Restaurant

Open Christmas Eve

Bevardi's Salute! Restaurant

Cafe L'Europe


Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta.

Florida Studio Theatre's Green Room Cafe & Bar

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe

Pop's Sunset Grill

Rodizio Grill