We have so much to be merry about, especially our restaurant heroes who are making it possible to spend more time with our families this year. Take the stress out of the holiday season and keep your kitchen clean this year. We’ve rounded up a list of hot spots around the city that will do all the work for you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and orders.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Multiple locations
Bring your friends and family and celebrate the holidays at Jack Allen’s Kitchen. At all their locations they will be serving their regular menu and will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. They will also be selling their Black Bottom Sweet Potato Pecan Pie and Blondie Brownie Pie to-go for $36 each. Call and place your order at any JAK location from now thru Monday, December 21st to schedule your pickup for December 21–24.
Ciclo: 98 San Jacinto Blvd.; 512.685.8300
Celebrate the holiday with family and friends in Ciclo on Christmas Eve for dinner or Christmas day for brunch! Christmas Eve dinner for you and your family. Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. enjoy their regular menu. Christmas day Brunch, this year’s prix fixe feast will feature an extensive array of dishes inspired by the season – from a ginger-chicken consommé and winter greens salad to a honey-chipotle glazed ham for $135 per adult and $55 per child.
Mr.Natural: Multiple Locations
If you’re looking for a healthier start to your holiday season, look no further than Mr.Natural. They offer a wide array of gluten-free options, including dessert and even a vegan gingerbread house kit! Find all their offerings and place your orders online now.
Texas Honey Ham Co.: 3736 Bee Cave Rd Suite 6; 512.330.9888
Take the day off! Let Texas Honey Ham take care of the cooking and enjoy a traditional holiday spread with honey-baked ham, roasted turkey breast, and all the fixings. Don’t forget to pick up some of the classic holiday sides like cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, chipotle-cranberry sauce, and more. Call them at 512-330-9888 to place your orders!
Texan Café and Pie Shop: 207 East St, Hutto; 512.846.2885
Let the pros at Texas Café and Pie Shop take care of the finale of your feast this Christmas! Preorder one (or a couple) of over 30 kinds of pies, cakes or cobblers that range from the classic to creative. To order please call them at 512-846-2885.
Smokey Mo’s BBQ, Multiple Locations
Grab your Christmas dinner to-go from Smokey Mo’s BBQ this year! Get ready-to-go smoked turkey meals with all the trimmings with pecan and pumpkin pies available for purchase as well. Pre-order by calling a location nearest you or online now through December 19.
Second Bar + Kitchen: 3121 Palm Way, Suite 101; 737.300.4800
Located in the Archer Hotel, Second Bar + Kitchen will be open Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Christmas specials. They will also be offering a special to-go dinner for two with selections like a 24-hour Braised Bone-In Beef Short Ribs and several yummy add-on options, including ham, eggnog ice cream, cookies, cocktails, and more! Place your orders here by 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20 with pick-up on Thursday, December 24 between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Stella San Jac: 310 E. 5th St., Austin; 512-792-5648
Join Stella San Jac for a family-style Christmas Eve feast dining in or from the comforts of your own home. Enjoy all the fixings like mashed sweet potato with brûléed marshmallows and Boursin creamed green beans and crispy shallot. Seatings are available from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and cost $62 per adult and $28 per child. If you’re looking to celebrate at home they offer a family meal with all the same fixings that feeds four for $149 and as an added bonus, it comes with a $25 Stella San Jac gift certificate with options to add a house red or white for $30. They will also be open on Christmas Day offering Stella’s signature brunch menu from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and signature dinner menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.!
Mattie’s: 811 W Live Oak St.; 512.444.1888
Join Mattie’s with two options for you, to enjoy for Christmas. They will be open on Christmas Day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will be offering a family-style Christmas menu for $90 per adult, $18 for children ages 5-12 featuring selections like braised beef short rib and chocolate silk pie. They will also be offering a curbside pickup family menu that feeds four people for $220 and comes with items like pecan sticky buns, roasted pork loin and much more! Curbside orders must be placed by Thursday, December 16th. The pickup time for these packages will be Thursday, December 24th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Place your orders and reservations at email@example.com.
Caroline Restaurant: 621 Congress Ave Suite 101; 512.982.6766
Head to downtown Austin for Caroline on Congress Avenue. They will be open on Christmas Day with their full brunch menu served from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dinner + special Christmas features served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Special holiday menus items include a Secret Santa Cocktail, Brie & Prosciutto Wellington, Turkey Pot Pie and Tiramisu!
Fairmont Austin at Revue: 101 Red River St.; 512.524.4813
Immerse yourself in the joy of the season with a festive dinner to-go from Revue. Enjoy a family-style feast that includes classic holiday dishes like turkey, honey and clove glazed ham and caramelized apple tart or bourbon pecan pie. To-go meals come in two sizes — small that feeds four and a large that feeds eight. Order now through December 20 to pick up your meal on December 24, 2020 between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.