15 Atlanta Restaurants That Have Christmas Dinner Covered

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Christmas is less than three weeks away, which means there is still a considerable amount of time to get your loved ones gifts and to plan out this year’s holiday feast. We’ve already prepared a 2021 holiday gift guide for you, and for those who need more help with Christmas dinner, we’re here to help you out too. Whether you’re looking for a prepped meal package that you can take home and cook for yourself or a place where you can stop by for a festive meal out, here are 15 restaurants where you can get Christmas dinner in Atlanta this year.

Finding food on Christmas Day will be tougher than usual this year, but that doesn’t mean that it will be impossible. In fact, South City Kitchen’s Avalon location is one of the restaurants in Atlanta that will be open on December 25. Dine-in guests can expect South City Kitchen’s regular menu items, from its She-Crab Soup and Springer Mountain Farms Fried Chicken to its fried green tomatoes and Hanger Steak, and those who don’t wish to chow down in person at South City Kitchen can also secure a holiday take-out package from the restaurant’s Vinings, Midtown, Avalon, and Buckhead locations.
How to order: Make reservations online or by calling 678-722-3600, and place a takeout order here.

The Iberian Pig
The Iberian Pig | Photo courtesy of Grey Fox PR

The Iberian Pig will be open on Christmas Eve this year, and patrons will be able to try featured menu specials like the roasted veal shank with porto glaze, arroz rojo, mojo, and gremolata. There will also be specialty drinks available, such as the Sangria Noel (housemade sangria with allspice dram and ginger) and the Stingle Bells (cognac, rye, peppermint schnapps, amaro, and five-spice.)
How to order: Make reservations online via OpenTable or by calling 404-371-8800.

STK Steakhouse
STK Steakhouse | Photo courtesy of Caren West PR

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, STK will be treating guests to chef-driven, Christmas-inspired specials. Atlantans will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner in person for $75, and they’ll also be able to order the seafood and steakhouse’s roasted prime rib package for two. Priced at $139, the take-out package will include a side of fresh green beans, confit fingerling potatoes, and port wine shallots topped with a truffle-Madeira sauce. Essentially, you can’t go wrong with dining in or ordering takeout from STK this holiday season.
How to order: For details or to make a reservation, go online  or call  404-793-0144. Place a takeout order here.

Chop Shop

Edgewood

If you can handle preparing all of the classic Christmas sides—we’re talking macaroni and cheese, collard greens, yams, and more—on your own but need help with preparing the meat, get familiar with Chop Shop. The butcher shop and market on Memorial Drive is selling Christmas feast centerpieces, from New York Strip Loin Roast to Heritage Prime Rib Roast, and both its Heritage Turkey Breast and Heritage Sweetheart Ham come ready to eat after you place a pre-order. And just in case you need help making everything else on your family’s Christmas menu, Chop Shop also offers ready-to-eat and ready-to-bake side dishes and desserts. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up from Wednesday, December 22 to Friday, December 24.
How to order: Place an order online here.

Pizza may not be the first meal that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, but maybe it should be. Start a new family tradition this year with Varuni Napoli’s holiday bundle. The $165 package includes materials for dinner (pizza dough, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and more), a six-pack of to-go cocktails (Negroni Riserva, Fresca Verde, and The Julia), and everything you need to make cannolis (Nutella, chocolate chip, ricotta filling, pistachio, sprinkles, and more). To secure one of the restaurant’s fun, hands-on meal packages, make sure that you give the Varuni Napoli team at least 24-hour notice.
How to order: For details or to order call 404-709-2690.

Local Three

Buckhead

While most restaurants are solely concerned with Christmas dinner, Local Three has its eyes on the full picture—brunch and dinner. In addition to its Christmas Eve Carryout Family Meal—which consists of bourbon brown sugar glazed ham, brown butter sweet potatoes, lemon thin beans with toasted almonds, yeast rolls with whipped butter, and dark chocolate peppermint mousse—the Buckhead restaurant is also offering brunch and dinner packages for Christmas Day. For those who want to enjoy an epic feast after opening presents, Local Three’s brunch kit includes Christmas breakfast pastries, eggs, bacon, biscuits, grits, pancake batter, orange juice, prosecco, bloody mary mix, and more. And of course, its Christmas dinner kit is even more robust, with cheese and charcuterie, herb-crusted ribeye roast, potatoes, thin beans, salad, dressing, yeast rolls, and eggnog cheesecake. All three packages must be picked up on Christmas Eve.
How to order: Order holiday carryout online here.

Staplehouse

Old Fourth Ward

Staplehouse has vowed to go all out for its Christmas takeout menu this year, and in an effort to deliver on its promise, the restaurant is offering beef wellington, potato robuchon, cauliflower and truffle gratin, a charcuterie board, sticky toffee pudding, champagne, a four-bottle wine package, and more. All à la carte orders must be placed by 7 pm on Sunday, December 19, and they will be ready for pickup on Thursday, December 23 from noon to 7 pm.
How to order: Order holiday takeout here.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Various locations

No two families do Christmas dinner the exact same way. Some people center their feast around a honey-glazed ham while others opt for turkey. Regardless of where you fall on the ham or turkey spectrum, Fox Bros. has everything you need for a traditional holiday dinner. Smaller families can secure a holiday package that consists of a whole smoked turkey breast and giblet gravy and feeds four people. For bigger families who are looking to feed eight to 10 people, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q offers a whole turkey package as well as a dinner package that gives guests both a whole ham and a whole turkey. All packages come with sweet potato casserole with brown sugar & pecans, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, a mixed green salad, and a choice of Dutch apple pie or chocolate pecan pie. Fox Bros. is closed on Christmas Day, so make sure you pick up your package by Christmas eve.
How to order: Order holiday takeout here.

The General Muir

Emory Point

An always welcomed alternative to traditional Christmas food is Chinese food, and this year, the General Muir is celebrating the day before the day before Christmas with its special Christmas Eve Eve Chinese menu. On Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23, guests can enjoy shiitake mushroom and chicken soup, corned beef eggrolls, General Muir’s chicken, beef and broccoli, Carolina gold rice, almond cookies, an orange, and tea all for $42.
How to order: Dine-in and order online here.

The sister restaurant of The General Muir has brown sugar and orange-glazed duck. I repeat: brown sugar and orange-glazed duck! If you’re not ducking with it, they also have whole smoked turkey with gravy and maple-glazed ham. Available sides include roasted Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, and broccoli and cheese casserole. Desserts are also available.
How to order: Order here for pick up on December 23.

Cooks & Soldiers

West Midtown

If you’re hoping for a worthwhile Christmas Eve dinner, Cooks & Soldiers has you covered. Dine in at the elegant, yet cozy restaurant and order one of its current meal specials, including the iberico cassoulet (basque bean stew, iberico secreto, leeks, potato, pickled carrot & herbs) for $27, the corona de pato (kumquat chutney, celeriac and apple) for $65, and the crema nuez (basque-spiced walnut custard with barquillos & candied walnut) for $11.
How to order: Make reservations online via OpenTable or by calling 404.996.2623.

Double Zero

Emory Village

Christmas Eve dinner just got a whole lot tastier thanks to Double Zero’s dinner specials. Guests can choose from veal saltimbocca, pork ossobuco with polenta, peppermint candy cane gelato, and more.
How to order: Make reservations online via OpenTable or by calling 404.991.3666.

Ray's in the City

Various locations

Sometimes you don’t want a lot of holiday razzle dazzle. You just want steak. Look no further than Ray’s in the City and its counterparts in Sandy Springs and Alpharetta. Ray’s is closed for Christmas Day, but those looking for a savory Christmas Eve dinner will enjoy the steakhouse’s standout items, from the Oysters Rockefeller and the Steakhouse Wedge Salad to the lobster parmesan risotto and the impressive assortment of hand-cut steaks.
How to order: Make reservations online here.

D.B.A. Barbecue

Virginia-Highland

The barbecue spot located in Virginia-Highland has three takeout packages that will feed your entire family this Christmas. Choose from hickory-smoked turkey, maple-glazed ham, or beef tenderloin. Each package includes delicious sides like pecan-cranberry squash, roasted brussels, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. Just make sure you place your order 48 hours in advance.
How to order: For details or to order call 404.249.5010 or email catering@dbabbq.com.

Last year, the French-inspired restaurant paid homage to France with a réveillon, a traditional feast in the evening leading up to Christmas. The fun doesn’t have to stop on Christmas Eve this year though, because the Select will be welcoming guests on Christmas Day from 11 am to 11 pm. Enjoy the Select’s astounding holiday decor and chow down on a Christmas-worthy meal.
How to order: Make reservations online here.

Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @roshrisky.
Lia Picard is an Atlanta-based journalist writing about food, travel, and a variety of other topics. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, and CNN TravelFollow her on Instagram.