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Steak and potatoes at the Four Seasons
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Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Austin

These restaurants are open on December 24 and 25 for brunch and/or dinner

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Give yourself and the family a break from the kitchen by heading out to eat at some of Austin’s best and most festive. To give you some ideas, Eater rounded up a list of Austin restaurants open on Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24) and Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25). Find special prix fixe dinners, expansive brunch buffets, unfussy regular menus, and even much-needed coffee. Make reservations soon because most of these restaurants will book up very fast (The Driskill’s famed Christmas feast is already sold out).

Cooking at home and looking for a few delicious shortcuts? Eater has a separate guide, and don’t forget holiday tamales.

For more seasonal indulging, check out various holiday specials, treats, and drinks, all gathered in one handy spot.

If there's a restaurant offering a holiday meal that's not listed below, let Eater know through the comments or over the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lotus Chinese

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11501 Rock Rose Ave #152
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 334-9387
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The Chinese-American restaurant at the Domain will be open for regular hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. That means crispy dumplings, dumpling noodle soup, and more.

2. Threadgill's

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6416 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 451-5440
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Threadgill’s will be open this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to serve up the same hometown cooking and comfort food it is known for, including glazed ham, grilled pork chops, ribeye steak, sides and homemade desserts, with multiple vegetarian options. Reservations are not required.

3. L'Oca d'Oro

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1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
(737) 212-1876
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Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. The La Vigilia meal will be served family-style, with seven seafood dishes being served in four courses, from stuffed squid and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children between the ages of two and ten. Call or email info@locadoroaustin.com for reservations.

L’Oca d’Oro
L'Oca d'Oro
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4. Bennu Coffee

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2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-4700
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For those needing their coffee fix, both locations of Bennu Coffee will be open 24 hours throughout the holidays.

Bennu Coffee
Bennu Coffee
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5. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 474-5107
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The popular Chinese restaurant in Clarksville is serving lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. to midnight) on Christmas Eve, and dinner (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) on Christmas Day.

6. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The Austin staple for all-hours eats will stay true to its name through the holidays, remaining open 24-hours even on Christmas Eve and Day.

7. Caroline Restaurant

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621 Congress Ave Suite 101
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 982-6766
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The Caroline on Congress Avenue will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 a.m. to midnight. The downtown restaurant will serve a regular menu with a few Christmas Day specials, including braised brisket with cheddar grits and a Christmas in the Tropics cocktail with coconut-infused tequila.

8. Wu Chow

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IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2469
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For the fourth year running, Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving Chinese specialties like soup dumplings. It will be walk-in only on Christmas Day, but will accept to-go orders as well.

9. Hotel Zaza Austin

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400 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(888) 880-3244
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Hotel Zaza’s pool-adjacent restaurant, Group Therapy, has both a la carte and prix fixe options with items like chili-dusted lobster tail and a chocolate yule log. The prix fixe is $75 per person.

10. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-5442
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If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit with some hearty Russian delicacies such as blini, borscht and pelmeni, Russian House will be open on Christmas Day for its celebration with its full menu and Christmas drink specials from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It’s also open for regular hours on Christmas Eve. Call or go online to make a reservation.

Russian House
Russian House
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11. Cru

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238 W 2nd St Unit 13
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-9463
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Both locations of wine bar Cru will serve a three-course menu on Christmas Eve. It’s $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under the age of 12.

12. Arlo Grey

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111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2991
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Kristen Kish’s restaurant at the Line hotel will serve festive dishes from 5 to 10 p.m. Look for a roasted cod with sweet potatoes, lemon glaze, and ginger and a prime rib roast with horseradish cream, rosemary, fried yukons, and carrots.

Arlo Grey
Arlo Grey
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13. Revue

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101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 524-4813
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The Fairmont’s Revue will host two dining options on Christmas Day: a Christmas brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Both will have options from the raw bar as well as salads and entrees like ham and standing rib roast, and the restaurant will donate $5 for every meal sold to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Brunch is $65 per person while dinner is $85, and both are $19 for children under the age of 13.

Revue
Revue
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14. Ciclo

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 685-8300
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The luxe restaurant at the Four Seasons hotel downtown will offer a Christmas Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will include breakfast dishes like pancakes and omelets, salads, seafood dishes, and hot dishes like prime rib and lamb. There’s also a dessert bar. The buffet is $95 for adults and $45 for children 12 years old and younger, plus tax and gratuity.

15. It's Italian Cucina

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1500 S Lamar Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 482-8655
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It’s Italian Cucina is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes from 4 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from a salad with sautéed squid to a redfish with spicy olive oil. The price is $65 per person, and reservations are available online.

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Dishes at It’s Italian Cucina
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16. Mattie's

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-1888
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Keeping the tradition alive of one of Austin’s most historic brunch spots, Mattie’s at Green Pastures will host a holiday brunch on Christmas Day, with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Christmas brunch will be comprised of Southern-inspired cuisine. The meal is $85 for adults and $40 for children between the ages of six and 12. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing silver@mattiesaustin.com.

Mattie’s
Mattie’s
Annie Gunn

17. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 TX-71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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All locations of Jack Allen’s Kitchen will be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving its regular menu of Texas classics. Sister restaurant Salt Traders Coastal Cooking will keep the same hours for those looking to get seafood fixes up in Round Rock and Zilker.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill
Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill
Kenny Braun

1. Lotus Chinese

11501 Rock Rose Ave #152, Austin, TX 78758

The Chinese-American restaurant at the Domain will be open for regular hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. That means crispy dumplings, dumpling noodle soup, and more.

11501 Rock Rose Ave #152
Austin, TX 78758

2. Threadgill's

6416 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

Threadgill’s will be open this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to serve up the same hometown cooking and comfort food it is known for, including glazed ham, grilled pork chops, ribeye steak, sides and homemade desserts, with multiple vegetarian options. Reservations are not required.

6416 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

3. L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
L’Oca d’Oro
L'Oca d'Oro
Robert Lerma/EATX

Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. The La Vigilia meal will be served family-style, with seven seafood dishes being served in four courses, from stuffed squid and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children between the ages of two and ten. Call or email info@locadoroaustin.com for reservations.

1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723

4. Bennu Coffee

2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
Bennu Coffee
Bennu Coffee
Bennu Coffee/Facebook

For those needing their coffee fix, both locations of Bennu Coffee will be open 24 hours throughout the holidays.

2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

5. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

The popular Chinese restaurant in Clarksville is serving lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. to midnight) on Christmas Eve, and dinner (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) on Christmas Day.

1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

6. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

The Austin staple for all-hours eats will stay true to its name through the holidays, remaining open 24-hours even on Christmas Eve and Day.

600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

7. Caroline Restaurant

621 Congress Ave Suite 101, Austin, TX 78701

The Caroline on Congress Avenue will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 a.m. to midnight. The downtown restaurant will serve a regular menu with a few Christmas Day specials, including braised brisket with cheddar grits and a Christmas in the Tropics cocktail with coconut-infused tequila.

621 Congress Ave Suite 101
Austin, TX 78701

8. Wu Chow

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701

For the fourth year running, Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving Chinese specialties like soup dumplings. It will be walk-in only on Christmas Day, but will accept to-go orders as well.

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701

9. Hotel Zaza Austin

400 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Zaza’s pool-adjacent restaurant, Group Therapy, has both a la carte and prix fixe options with items like chili-dusted lobster tail and a chocolate yule log. The prix fixe is $75 per person.

400 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Russian House
Russian House
Spencer Selvidge/EATX

If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit with some hearty Russian delicacies such as blini, borscht and pelmeni, Russian House will be open on Christmas Day for its celebration with its full menu and Christmas drink specials from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It’s also open for regular hours on Christmas Eve. Call or go online to make a reservation.

307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Cru

238 W 2nd St Unit 13, Austin, TX 78701

Both locations of wine bar Cru will serve a three-course menu on Christmas Eve. It’s $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under the age of 12.

238 W 2nd St Unit 13
Austin, TX 78701

12. Arlo Grey

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Arlo Grey
Arlo Grey
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Kristen Kish’s restaurant at the Line hotel will serve festive dishes from 5 to 10 p.m. Look for a roasted cod with sweet potatoes, lemon glaze, and ginger and a prime rib roast with horseradish cream, rosemary, fried yukons, and carrots.

111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

13. Revue

101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Revue
Revue
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The Fairmont’s Revue will host two dining options on Christmas Day: a Christmas brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Both will have options from the raw bar as well as salads and entrees like ham and standing rib roast, and the restaurant will donate $5 for every meal sold to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Brunch is $65 per person while dinner is $85, and both are $19 for children under the age of 13.

101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Ciclo

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

The luxe restaurant at the Four Seasons hotel downtown will offer a Christmas Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will include breakfast dishes like pancakes and omelets, salads, seafood dishes, and hot dishes like prime rib and lamb. There’s also a dessert bar. The buffet is $95 for adults and $45 for children 12 years old and younger, plus tax and gratuity.

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

15. It's Italian Cucina

1500 S Lamar Blvd #110, Austin, TX 78704
Dishes at It’s Italian Cucina
Dishes at It’s Italian Cucina
It’s Italian Cucina/Facebook

It’s Italian Cucina is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes from 4 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from a salad with sautéed squid to a redfish with spicy olive oil. The price is $65 per person, and reservations are available online.

1500 S Lamar Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Mattie's

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Mattie’s
Mattie’s
Annie Gunn

Keeping the tradition alive of one of Austin’s most historic brunch spots, Mattie’s at Green Pastures will host a holiday brunch on Christmas Day, with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Christmas brunch will be comprised of Southern-inspired cuisine. The meal is $85 for adults and $40 for children between the ages of six and 12. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing silver@mattiesaustin.com.

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

17. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 TX-71, Austin, TX 78735
Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill
Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill
Kenny Braun

All locations of Jack Allen’s Kitchen will be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving its regular menu of Texas classics. Sister restaurant Salt Traders Coastal Cooking will keep the same hours for those looking to get seafood fixes up in Round Rock and Zilker.

7720 TX-71
Austin, TX 78735

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