Note: For other safe, distance-friendly holiday ideas in 2020—light displays, drive-in movies and more—please see this updated page. Thanks and happy holidays!

The holiday season is a magical time filled with family, giving, happiness and indulgence. This year, support local businesses and give your gift-wrapping hands a break and head out to enjoy one of the restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Raleigh, N.C. 


Open for dine-in service


Offering meal packages for pickup

  • Angus Barn: Prime rib dinner for 6 people; call for availability; pickup Dec. 21-23
  • Garland: Confit duck dinner for 4 people; see website for availability; pickup Dec. 23
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern: Braised short rib dinner for 4 people; order by Dec. 19; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Capital Club 16: Beef brisket dinner for 5-6 people; requires 48-hour lead time; see website for availability
  • Irregardless Café: A la carte menu; order by Dec. 20; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Longleaf Swine: A la carte menu; order by Dec. 19; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Locals Oyster Bar: Smoked oysters, shrimp cocktail and more; order online; pickup Dec. 23-24
  • Cantina 18: Beef short ribs dinner for 2 or 6-8 people; Order by Dec. 20; pickup Christmas Eve
  • Mandolin: Roasted turkey dinner for 4 or 8 people; order by Dec. 17; pickup Christmas Eve
  • The Pit: Chopped barbecue and pit-smoked ham dinner for 2, 4 or 8 people; order by Dec. 21; pickup Christmas Eve
  • Mia Francesca Trattoria: Prime rib dinner for 2 or 4 people; order by Dec. 22; pickup Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
  • PoshNosh Catering: Beef Wellington dinner serves 8-10 people; order by Dec. 18; pickup Dec. 23


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