Where to Dine in Delaware on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Let these local restaurants handle the cooking and cleanup this holiday.


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With families already facing the stress of buying presents and leaving cookies for Santa Claus, why stress out on Christmas dinner too? Instead, try one of the local restaurants around Delaware that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bardea Food & Drink

Christmas Eve Menu

This Italian restaurant will be offering their la carte menu on Christmas Eve between 4-7 p.m. Chef Antimo DiMeo will be offering favorites such as charred octopus, duck ravioli and wild boar rack. He will also offer holiday specials for a festive Christmas Eve touch. Call 426-2069 for reservations.

620 N. Market St., Wilmington

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

Christmas Day Buffet

Enjoy starters such as local raw oysters and peel-and-eat shrimp, crab deviled eggs, charcuterie and sliced meats, along with salads, a carving station and desserts at Victoria’s Restaurant. Adults are priced at $59.95, Children 5-12 are priced at $29.95 and Children under 5 are priced at $19.95. Call 227-0615 to make reservations.

2 Olive Ave. & the Boardwalk., Rehoboth Beach

Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom

Christmas Eve Menu and Buffet

Usher in the holiday with Harry's a la carte menu in the restaurant from 1-9 p.m., and a buffet celebration menu in the ballroom from 3-8 p.m. Santa stops in to say hello starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. Call 475-3000 to reserve your spot.

2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington

Heirloom

Christmas Eve Dinner

Heirloom is currently accepting reservations for Christmas Eve from 4-9 p.m. Call 313-4065 to secure your spot.

212 Savannah Road, Lewes

The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

Christmas Eve Dinner

Join the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana for a delicious Christmas Eve dinner from 4-8 p.m. at the Market Kitchen & Bar Restaurant in Newark. Let them do all the holiday cooking while you sit back and relax and enjoy their delicious spread of food, cocktails, craft beer, and various wines. Call 631-1542 to make a reservation.

Christmas Day Breakfast

Allow them to do the cooking Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy a wide array of tasty options such as made-to-order omelets, buttermilk chicken and waffles, bananas foster cheesecake, French toast and more. All seating will be in their breakfast area, E-Centrál. Call 631-1542 to reserve your table.

100 Continental Drive, Newark

HOTEL DU PONT

Christmas Eve Dinner

An exquisite four course holiday prix fixe menu featuring lobster bisque, Kennett Square mushroom risotto, raw oysters, certified Black Angus filet mignon, filet of salmon, Pekin duck breast, lobster tail, quinoa and vegetables and a special chef's holiday dessert.

42 West 11th St., Wilmington

Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen

Open Christmas Day

Rosenfeld’s is open on Christmas Day and is a perfect place to stop and grab a delicious meal. You cannot miss out on their reuben sandwiches, matzo ball soup, or their kasha varnishkas with brown gravy.

18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach

V&M Bistro

Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes

Celebrate the holidays with traditional Italian cuisine. There will be the option of three unique dishes that are handcrafted to perfection. Also, enjoy delicious seafood dishes while sipping on some holiday cocktails with your friends and family. RSVP today by calling 479-7999.

1717 Marsh Road, Wilmington 

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