December 12, 2018

Here are the Tampa Bay restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Wondering which Tampa Bay restaurants are open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — or both? Follow this guide to more than 30 eateries that handle the cooking (before and after) so you don't have to. Bonus: There are a couple of one-off establishments hosting potluck-style gatherings to keep your holiday stress at a minimum.

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The Left Bank Bistro
1225 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg.
Grub on a four-course dinner from Kate Gorr, the French-inspired restaurant’s executive chef. Reservations are mandatory for the 5 and 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve seatings.
Photo via The Left Bank Bistro

The Left Bank Bistro


1225 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg.
Grub on a four-course dinner from Kate Gorr, the French-inspired restaurant’s executive chef. Reservations are mandatory for the 5 and 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve seatings.
Photo via The Left Bank Bistro
The Queens Head
2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
The regular dinner menu mingles with traditional house-made ravioli, eggnog and peppermint cheesecake (um, yum). Reservations are appreciated.
Photo via James Ostrand

The Queens Head


2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
The regular dinner menu mingles with traditional house-made ravioli, eggnog and peppermint cheesecake (um, yum). Reservations are appreciated.
Photo via James Ostrand
Fresh Harvest
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.
The buffet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day includes carving and grill stations, sushi, noodles, dim sum and a big dessert area with a milkshake bar. Seminole Wild Card members get $5 off with valid ID.
Photo via Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Fresh Harvest


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.
The buffet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day includes carving and grill stations, sushi, noodles, dim sum and a big dessert area with a milkshake bar. Seminole Wild Card members get $5 off with valid ID.
Photo via Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Birch & Vine
The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Brunch starts off the Christmas Eve merriment, followed by prix-fixe and limited menus till close.
Photo via The Birchwood

Birch & Vine


The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Brunch starts off the Christmas Eve merriment, followed by prix-fixe and limited menus till close.
Photo via The Birchwood
Caretta on the Gulf
Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach.
No need to stress about the cooking when this seasonally inspired haunt specializes in a generous brunch on the water.
Photo via Courtesy of Sandpearl Resort

Caretta on the Gulf


Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach.
No need to stress about the cooking when this seasonally inspired haunt specializes in a generous brunch on the water.
Photo via Courtesy of Sandpearl Resort