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

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.

Open both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Café Epicure

Chart House

Currents (Hyatt Regency Sarasota)

Daiquiri Deck

Drunken Poet Cafe

Dutch Valley Restaurant

Euphemia Haye

Evoq (The Westin Sarasota)

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

H2O Bistro (Hotel Indigo)

Jack Dusty (Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota)

Lila SRQ

Le Colonne Restaurant

Lido Beach Grille (Lido Beach Resort)

Michael’s On East

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Open Christmas Eve

Alpine Steakhouse


Apollonia Grill

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Restaurant


Bijou Café

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Brio Tuscan Grille

Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar


The Capital Grille

Captain Curt’s

C’est La Vie (Main Street Sarasota & University Town Center Mall)

Crab & Fin Restaurant

Der Dutchman


El Greco Café

Evie’s Tavern (Main Street Sarasota)

Harry’s Continental Kitchen

Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant

Italian Tradition

Lolita Tartine

Main Street Trattoria

Marina Jack

Mattson’s City Grille

Miguel’s Restaurant

Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar

Newk’s Eatery

Off The Hook Seafood Co.

Ophelia’s on the Bay

Paris Bistrot

Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Seasons 52

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill

Turtle Beach Grill

Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village

Open Christmas Day

Café Baci

Cafe L’Europe

Chaz 51 Bistro

Columbia Restaurant

The Fountain Kitchen & Wine Bar

Howards Restaurant

Hyde Park Prime Rib Steakhouse

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill

Patrick’s 1481

Rodizio Grill

Roessler’s Restaurant

The Rosemary