Guide to 8 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on December 14, 2023
Photo by Mitchell’s Steakhouse (Columbus, OH) via Facebook

There’s a lot going on around Christmas. You’ve got family in town, gift exchanges, cookie decorating and so on. While we’d like to think dining is on the top of everyone’s list, sometimes all the chaos of the holiday can make planning a dinner very overwhelming. Just picture it: A Christmas dinner where you and your family can simply enjoy each others’ company without the hassle of cooking and cleaning… Ah, yes – a Christmas miracle.

Why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a nice quiet lunch or dinner out this Christmas? A Christmas miracle for you and your kin!

Here’s a list of 8 restaurants in and around Columbus that are open on Christmas day!

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

Full Service

Benihana

8781 Lyra Drive Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

Welcome to Benihana in Columbus, Ohio, where you’ll find a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal hibachi grill tables ...

  • Family Friendly
Catering

Bravo! Italian Kitchen

1803 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43212 • $$$$$

Central

The first Bravo! Location opened in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, Bravo has continued to grow as an Italian restaurant brand opening multiple locations ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

Eddie Merlot’s

1570 Polaris Pkwy Columbus, OH 43240 • $$$$$

North

Eddie Merlot’s, where guest comfort is our highest mission. The finest service, highest quality foods ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

Houlihan’s

3150 Tremont Rd Upper Arlington, OH 43221 • $$$$$

Central

Houlihan’s in Upper Arlington is located in Kingsdale Center on Tremont and is your place to wine and dine in Columbus. Whether you’re looking for ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Casual
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • Bike Parking
Full Service

J Gilbert’s Wood Fired Grill

1 E Campus View Blvd Columbus, OH 43235 • $$$$$

North

Year after year, J.Gilbert’s has clinched the “Best Entrée” title at the lauded Taste of Worthington Festival. And we’re often called “Worthington’s ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Family Friendly
  • Wait Service
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • TV
Full Service

Kona Grill – Columbus (Easton)

4087 New Bond Street Columbus, OH 43219 • $$$$$

Central

Kona Grill is a classic American Grill built on exceptional experiences and a menu that creates memories. Come ready for some great steaks and fresh seafood ...

  • Bar Area
  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Wait Service
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
Full Service

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

45 N 3rd St Columbus, OH 43215 • $$$$$

Central

Experience The Modern American Steakhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Our hand selected prime steaks are aged to perfection. Our house made side dishes don't just ...

  • Take-out
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Good for Groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar Area
  • TV
  • No Outdoor Seating
  • Offers Catering
  • Bike Parking

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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