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What’s Open for Christmas 2020 in Gainesville and Alachua County

Find Restaurants Open for Christmas and Christmas Eve 2020

Don’t stress preparing your holiday meal, order to-go or visit a local restaurant. Here’s our list of what’s open for Christmas in Gainesville and Alachua County, FL.

Amelia’s – Reservations Required, Please Call to Check Availability
235 S Main St. #107,  Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 373-1919
Open Christmas Day, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ballyhoo Grill
3700 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 373-0059
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 331-3336
Open Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
6611 W Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 331-8070
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Brown’s Country Buffet
14423 NW US Hwy. 441, Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-3000
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heat and Serve Holiday Meals order by December 21 at 2 p.m.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
3021 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 692-0088
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cintron Restaurant
2441 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 505-3131
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Conestogas Restaurant
14920 Main St., Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-1294
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

covey kitchen and cocktails

Covey Kitchen and Cocktails at Hotel ELEO
Reservations Suggested, Please Call
1514 SW 14th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 565-9596
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cracker Barrel
4001 SW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 375-2424
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Davids BBQ and Catering
East: 521 NE 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-2002
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
West: 5121 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 373-2002
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Order catering online one week in advance.

Dragonfly Sushi and Sake Company
201 SE 2nd Ave. #104, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-3359
Open Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Haile Village Bistro and Queen’s Arms Pub – Reservations Available, Please Call
5323 Southwest 91 Terr., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 378-0721
Holiday and Regular Menu
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Queen’s Arm Pub open until 11 p.m.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille – Call Ahead to Check Availability
110 SE 1 St., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 372-1555
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dining room at Headwaters in High Springs

Headwaters 
23352 US 27, High Springs, 32643
(386) 454-2437
Holiday Sides and Desserts, order by December 21, 2 p.m.

If It Is Kitchen & Café – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
104 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 792-6877
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

IHOP
3625 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 336-1839
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

La Tienda
2204 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 367-0022
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Las Margaritas
4405 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 374-6699
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Liquid Ginger
101 SE 2 Pl., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-2323
Open Christmas Eve, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

iced biscuits on platter

Maple Street Biscuit Company, Tioga
140 SW 128th St., Building 5 Suite D, Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 363-6060
Heat and Serve Christmas Brunch feeds 4-6, order by December 23
Pickup orders through December 24, call for details

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse
201 SE 2nd Ave. #102, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 336-0077
Open Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Metro Diner
2130 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 353-2889
Open Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mi Apa Latin Cafe
114 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 376-7020
15634 NW Hwy. 441, Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 418-0838
Open Christmas Eve 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holiday Catering Feeds 10-12 $129.99, order by December 21
Family Meal Packs starting at $31.99, order by December 21

Mildred’s Big City Food – Reservations suggested, please call
3445 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 371-1711
Pre Fixe Menu
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mother’s Pub
1017 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-8135
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Call for hours

Mr. Han’s Restaurant – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
6944 NW 10th Pl., Gainesville, FL, 32605
(352) 331-6400
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Northwest Grille – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
5115 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 376-0500
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Exterior window of Paramount Grill

Paramount Grill – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
12 SW 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-3398
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pomodoro’s Cafe – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
9200 NW 39th Ave. #100, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 380-9886
Special Holiday Menu
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Holiday Catering deadline Sunday, December 20

Shula's Steakhouse Gainesville

Shula’s Steak House Gainesville at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
– Reservations Required at OpenTable.com
1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 371-3600
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Szechuan Palace Chinese Restaurant
2031 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 337-0888
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

TGI Fridays
3075 Clark Butler Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 244-8448
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Thirsty Gator Sports Bar & Grill
1301 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 332-2695
Open Christmas Eve, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Keys Grill and Piano Bar – Reservations Suggested, Please Call
4860 Celebration Pointe Ave. #30, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 554-5104
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Uppercrust Productions
4118 NW 16th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 376-7187
Holiday menu available through Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Photo by Emily Louise Welch

Fried rice and other dishes at Yummy House

Yummy House
3102 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 333-7688
Open Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Waffle House
3919 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 376-6746
5130 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 371-6079
7611 W Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 332-5666
15979 NW Hwy 441, Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-2201
Open 24 hours

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