9 Delaware Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve and Day

Planning on dining out this holiday season? These Delaware restaurants are open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve is right around the corner, and if your family hasn’t decided who is hosting this year, why not choose to dine out? There are plenty of restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas, so skip the stress and leave the cooking to the professionals.

If you want to skip the traditional sit-down route and eat out for Christmas instead, here are some delectable options across the First State.

Looking for the restaurants offering carry-out and catering packages for Christmas dinner? Check out our holiday takeout guide

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Le Cavalier

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, enjoy a festive three-course dinner menu at Le Cavalier in Hotel du Pont. Small plates like chestnut soup kick off the occasion, followed by entrees like short rib beef bourguignon. Decadent desserts like pumpkin mousse and Bûche De Noël round out the holiday dining experience. The cost per person is $75, and you can book your table online.

42 West 11th Street, Wilmington | 594-3154


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Harvest Tide Steakhouse

Harvest Tide Steakhouse is a great choice for the holidays in Delaware. With upscale entrees and ambiance, Harvest Tide is the perfect splurge on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Open from 4-9 p.m. on both evenings, this Lewes steakhouse is a top spot for an upscale holiday meal in Southern Delaware. Make a reservation online to ensure your spot for Christmas dinner.

410 E Savannah Road, Lewes | 644-2600

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse chain is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The holiday menu at the Wilmington location includes entrees like braised short rib, lobster-basil stuffed shrimp and dry-aged New York strip. Make a reservation online.

5525 Concord Pike, Wilmington | 479-7970

Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen

Enjoy all your deli favorites from the Rehoboth Beach location on Christmas Day. From hot dogs and sandwiches piled high to delectable desserts, Rosenfeld’s is the perfect casual location for the holidays. Try the potato latkes, matzo ball soup or enormous Reuben sandwiches.

18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach | 645-1700

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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

Along with a great takeout menu for Christmas, Big Fish Grill accepts reservations for Christmas Eve dining. Call the restaurant for reservations, and make sure to do it quickly! Seats fill up well in advance.

720 Justison Street, Wilmington | 652-3474

Brio Italian Grille

This national Italian food chain is open for Christmas. Book a table for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. For Tuscan-inspired food like made-to-order pasta and flatbreads in a wood-burning oven, Brio is a great choice.

305 Christiana Mall Road, Newark | 368-1448

Bar Reverie

Bar Reverie will have a seating at 4 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Order from the regular a la carte menu, or enjoy exclusive one-night-only specials from executive chef Steve Taplin and pastry chef Gretchen Sianni. A classic Beef Wellington for two and Bouche de Noel, a festive chocolate and vanilla Swiss roll are on the specials menu for Christmas Eve. Reserve online.

4017 Kennett Pike, Greenville | 315-3663

Hamilton’s on Main

Hamilton’s on Main will be welcoming diners throughout Christmas Eve beginning with lunch and ending with a final seating at 6:30. Reserve your table online for brunch or dinner service.

102 East Main Street, Newark | 358-8533

The Quoin

The Quoin offers the classic Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes on New Year’s Eve. Reserve your seating at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an upscale feast in The Quoin’s main dining room. The cost for the prix fixe menu is is $85 per person, and $35 for children under 12.

519 Market Street, Wilmington | 446-5600

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