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What’s Open for Christmas 2021 Dining Guide for Gainesville and Alachua County

Find Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas 2021

You have so many details to take care of during the holidays. Why not treat your family and guests to a great meal at a local restaurant or order a meal to-go to enjoy together at home? We’ve done the search for you. Here’s our list of what’s open for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Gainesville and Alachua County, FL.

Ballyhoo Grill
3700 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 373-0059
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi
3841 SW Archer Rd. Suite D, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 224-5123
3832 W Newberry Rd. #1J, Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 377-8686
150 NW 13th St., Suite 60, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 240-6428
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Boston Market
6483 W Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 331-1519
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 7 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.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
3021 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 692-0083
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Cintrón
2441 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 505-3131
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 3 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) 565-3536
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. – 2 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. – 3 p.m.

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake
201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 371-3359
Open Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. – 9 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 Arms 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.

If It Is Kitchen & Café
Reservations Suggested, Please Call
104 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 792-6877
Open Christmas Eve 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.

JPetal & Poke
3411 SW Archer Rd. Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 792-6070
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Open Christmas Day, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

La Tienda
2204 SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 367-0022
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 4 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
Open Christmas Eve 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heat and Serve Christmas Brunch feeds 4-6, order by December 23
Pickup orders through December 24, call for details
3904 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 872-5670
Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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, 7 a.m. – 2:30 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.

Mildred’s Big City Food
Reservations suggested, please call
3445 W University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 371-1711
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 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Open Christmas Day 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nopal by Cintrón
Reservations Suggested, Please Call
Regular and Special Menu
5112 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 240-6224
Open Christmas Eve 4 p.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.

P.F. Chang’s
3597 SW 27th Ln., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 570-7785
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Pink Flamingo Diner
19728 US Hwy 441, High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-5775
Open Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 6 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.

Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille
Reservations Suggested, Please Call
4860 Steve Spurrier Way, Gainesville, FL
info@spurriers.com
(352) 500-4HBC (4422)
Open Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. – 12 a.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.

The Keys Grill & Piano Bar
4860 Celebration Pointe Ave. #30, Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 554-5104
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thirsty Gator Sports Bar & Grill at Splitz Bowling
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.

uppercrust holiday menu macarons

Uppercrust
4118 NW 16th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 376-7187
Holiday menu available in-store December 20-24, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Volcanic Sushi + Saki
5200 NW 43rd St. Suite 509, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 727-7777
5212 SW 91st Terr., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 363-6226
Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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
915 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 213-6399
Open 24 hours

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