We’ve got a lot to be merry about this holiday season, and one of those gifts is all of our restaurant friends and heroes who continue to make it easy for us to feed our loyal families! This Christmas, many of them are stepping up to make the holiday extra special, so check out our roundup of favorite spots in the Dallas–Fort Worth area that will be open for dine-in and to-go. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations or place your orders!
100 W. Oak St., Denton / 940-566-3900
Looking for something a little more laid-back for Christmas Eve? Visit Barley & Board, an edgy gastropub with three dozen craft beers on tap, shareable charcuterie boards, and down-home cooking with a sophisticated flair. Don’t miss the slow-roasted pork tenderloin or the Sweet Pig Angrier Bird, with half a rack of St. Louis–style ribs and Nashville hot drums. Open until 4:00 p.m. on December 24th; closed Christmas Day.
5212 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth / 817-737-5212
Celebrate brunch or dinner on Christmas Eve at the restaurant, where you can order from the regular lunch and dinner menu. Don’t miss carolers spreading cheer during the dinner service, as well as the festive “reinsteer” out front for photos! Reservations required (call 817-737-5212 or visit them on OpenTable to reserve your table).
Not in the mood to cook this Christmas or need help hosting a holiday dinner party? The Butcher Shop at B&B is offering a festive holiday take-out menu, which is available all month with 48-hour notice. Orders can be placed starting December 1st and will be available for pickup through Sunday, January 1st. Please call The Butcher Shop at 817-731-5360 or order online at least 48 hours in advance. Learn more here.
5728 Boat Club Rd. / 817-236-6149
Planning a holiday get-together but want to celebrate with some Cajun faves? Boo-Ray’s will be closed on Christmas Day but will be open on Christmas Eve until 6:00 p.m., so you can enjoy some NOLA classics. Catering options also available; to learn more or place an order, call them 817-236-6149.
1617 Hi Line Dr. / 469-290-6009
Christmas Carbone-style means spicy rigatoni, roasted veal rack with Perigord jus, and a very fine traditional panettone. Enjoy a special Christmas dinner (indoor or terrace) for $195 per person, with an incredible array of the classic Italian dishes. Learn more and reserve your table here.
111 N. Elm St., Denton / 940-387-7706
Cartwright’s will be open on Christmas Eve, so if you’re planning a holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner on December 24th but don’t want the stress of cooking, here’s the place! For info on this year’s holiday offering, call 940-387-7706 or email John@Cartwrightstexas.com. Closed Christmas Day.
5330 Belt Line Rd. / 972-934-2467
This holiday season, Chamberlain’s will be open for dine-in and to-go on Christmas Eve (including their regular menu). Check out the menu options online and place your reservation! Closed on Christmas Day.
Take the day off at Cork & Pig Tavern! Open on Christmas Eve, you can enjoy the extensive list of bottles, inventive dishes like the brunch-famous Fruity Pebbles French Toast, and an epic pizza called “The Pig” that’s topped with pepperoni, pancetta, and pork sausage. Closed Christmas Day.
Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this holiday season, Del Frisco’s will elevate your dining-in experience! If you prefer to celebrate at home, a variety of pickup options will also be available. Order online here.
4514 Travis St., Suite 132 / 469-466-8263
Celebrate the holidays with your family at Georgie with your choice of one of three prix fixe menus prepared by Executive Chef Christian Dortch and his team for Christmas Eve dinner ($125), Christmas Day brunch ($75), or Christmas Day dinner ($125). Beverages including specialty cocktails and mocktails will be available for the whole family to enjoy!
210 E Eldorado Parkway Little Elm / 214.618.4852
Spend Christmas Eve by the breezy lakeside at Hula Hut. They will be open their regular hour to enjoy their fresh Tex-Mex with a Polynesian twist in dishes like their Shrimp Chile Rellenos topped with a mango-pineapple salsa or the Crab-Stuffed Deep Fried Avocado. Did we mention that they also have one of the best Tres Leches cakes in Texas?
4131 Deer Creek, Suite 110, Highland Village / 972-317-9993
Kick back and relax during the holiday season. Lambeau’s America will be open Christmas Eve, serving their regular menu from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.!
4514 Travis St., Suite 124 / 469-730-2937
Looking to take a break from the kitchen? On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can enjoy some time off at Le Bilboquet for brunch or dinner with a special holiday menu (regular menu unavailable). Learn more and make your reservations here.
5500 Greenville Ave., Suite 1300 / 214-242-8671
Though OAK’D won’t be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they’re happy to supply your holiday feast with to-go orders placed no later than 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th, and picked up between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd. They expect to sell out, so call in your orders or order online soon; email: email@example.com.
8602 Garland Rd. / 469-776-5655
Get your feast on at Smoky Rose for Christmas Eve! Open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on December 24th, you can dig into some of the fan-favorite dishes, like chicken-fried brisket, queso-smothered cheesesteaks, and a to-die-for brisket “bologna” sandwich with melted cheddar.
2401 McKinney Ave.; 214.220.2401
711 Central Expressway, Allen / 972-396-8670
Take a break from the kitchen this Christmas with the help of TwoRows Classic Grill! Their holiday ham take-home special is the perfect meal without all the hassle, dishes, or kitchen nightmares. Enjoy honey-glazed ham and all the classic sides, plus their signature honey pepper bacon for your feast! Learn more here.