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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 (Friday, December 24) and Christmas Day (Saturday, 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 quickly (the Four Seasons’ Ciclo is already sold out for its brunch buffet, although the waitlist may open up.)

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1. 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 (and also the day before). The meal will be served family-style, with seven seafood dishes being served in four courses, from shellfish crudo and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $85 for adults and $35 for children between the ages of two and ten. Reserve online.

L’Oca d’Oro
L'Oca d'Oro
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2. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 474-5107
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Craving dumplings? The Clarksville Chinese restaurant will be open regular hours for Christmas Eve, as will its sister restaurant, the more upscale Qi.

Steamed dumplings from Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum in a wooden box
Dumplings from Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum
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3. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The Austin staple will remain open through the holidays, even on Christmas Eve and Day.

4. Wu Chow

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IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2469
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Downtown Chinese restaurant Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings from 5 to 11 p.m. It will be walk-in only on Christmas Day, but will accept to-go orders as well.

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Sichuan spicy won tons from Wu Chow
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5. Group Therapy

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400 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-9292
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Hotel Zaza’s poolside cocktail bar and restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

6. 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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7. 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 on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from Maine lobster ravioli to risotto with sauteed squid. The price is $95 per person, and reservations are available online.

Dishes at It’s Italian Cucina
Dishes at It’s Italian Cucina
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8. 1417

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1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 551-2430
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The New American restaurant on South First will be open on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a tasting menu ($85 per person) and a la carte menu, including a special prime rib for two with horseradish cream.

9. 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
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10. The Buzz Mill

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 547-9909
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The 24/7/365 coffee shop near Riverside will be open as usual, as will its food trucks Plow Bao, Plow Burger, and JNL Barbecue.

11. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa

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575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
(512) 308-1234
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The Cedar Creek resort will host a traditional dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Reserve online.

1. 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 (and also the day before). The meal will be served family-style, with seven seafood dishes being served in four courses, from shellfish crudo and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $85 for adults and $35 for children between the ages of two and ten. Reserve online.

1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723

2. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Steamed dumplings from Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum in a wooden box
Dumplings from Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum
Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum/Facebook

Craving dumplings? The Clarksville Chinese restaurant will be open regular hours for Christmas Eve, as will its sister restaurant, the more upscale Qi.

1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

3. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

The Austin staple will remain open through the holidays, even on Christmas Eve and Day.

600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

4. Wu Chow

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Won tons in spicy oil in a bowl
Sichuan spicy won tons from Wu Chow
Wu Chow/Facebook

Downtown Chinese restaurant Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings from 5 to 11 p.m. 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

5. Group Therapy

400 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Zaza’s poolside cocktail bar and restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

400 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

6. 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

7. 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 on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from Maine lobster ravioli to risotto with sauteed squid. The price is $95 per person, and reservations are available online.

1500 S Lamar Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78704

8. 1417

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

The New American restaurant on South First will be open on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a tasting menu ($85 per person) and a la carte menu, including a special prime rib for two with horseradish cream.

1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

9. 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

10. The Buzz Mill

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741

The 24/7/365 coffee shop near Riverside will be open as usual, as will its food trucks Plow Bao, Plow Burger, and JNL Barbecue.

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

11. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

The Cedar Creek resort will host a traditional dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Reserve online.

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

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