Food and Drink

Forget cooking: 17 places to eat out on Christmas Day in Charlotte

Gallery Restaurant - Turkey - Photo courtesy of The Ballantyne
Gallery Restaurant - Turkey - Photo courtesy of The Ballantyne

Our family’s Christmas dinner tradition has changed throughout the years. There were the themed years with homemade Irish, Italian or Mexican foods on the menu. When our boys were small, and we were exhausted, Christmas dinner featured Stouffer’s frozen lasagna. The era of Chinese take-out was an easy transition; I convinced my family that food in small containers was fancy.

It’s mid-December and I don’t have a plan for this year. A Christmas dinner at an area restaurant may be our family’s next new tradition.

Here are 17 restaurants open on Christmas Day in Charlotte:


303 S. Church St.

Christmas Breakfast: 8 – 11 a.m.

Christmas Dinner: 12 – 7 p.m.

Holiday menu.

Reservations: 704-445-2540

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel

235 N. Tryon St.

Two seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Special prix fixe menu.

Reservations: 704-342-1193

The Blue Taj Cuisine of India

14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 170.

Regular dinner menu.

Reservations: 704-369-5777

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BLT Steak at the Ritz Carlton of Charlotte

201 E. Trade St.

Pre-fixe and holiday menu.

Reservations: 704-547-2244

Buca di Beppo

10915 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville 28134

Regular menu.

Reservations: 704-542-5146

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

139 S. Tryon St.

Regular menu with extended hours.

Reservations: 704-601-4141


311 East Blvd.

Regular menu.

Reservations for larger parties: 704-333-0063 (or Open Table).

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Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne

10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Holiday brunch menu and prix fixe dinner menu.

Reservations: 704-248-4100.

JP Charlotte in The Westin Charlotte

601 S. College St., Charlotte 28202

Holiday brunch menu.

Reservations: 704-335-2064 (or Open Table).

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

SouthPark Location – 4335 Barclay Downs Dr.

Holiday menu.

Reservations: 704-442-5522

Uptown Location – 200 S. Tryon St.

Holiday menu.

Reservations: 704-377-0201

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

227 W. Trade St.

Regular menu.

Reservations: 704-333-2602 (or Open Table).


507 E. 36th St.

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen regular menu.

Information: 704-331-9797

Sky Asian Bistro

9925 Leitner Dr., Pineville 28134

Regular and unlimited sushi and slider menu.

Reservations for parties over 10 people: 980-237-6072.

Skyland Restaurant

4544 South Blvd.

Holiday menu.

Reservations for large parties: 704-522-6522.


100 W. Trade St.

Three seatings at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Special four-course menu.

Reservations: 704-353-6005

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204 North Kitchen & Cocktails

204 N. Tryon St.

Holiday menu.

Reservations: 704-333-3747 (or Open Table).