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Spend more time with your family and less time worrying about cooking this Christmas when you dine out at these restaurants open for Christmas dinner in St. Pete. Trying to figure out what restaurants are serving up something special for the holiday can be time-consuming, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite dining offerings around St. Pete for Christmas dinner.

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Restaurants for St. Pete Christmas Dinner

Island Grand Beach Resort

5500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706  (45 minutes from Brandon)

Two restaurants at this beach resort will be serving Christmas dinner so you can get a tasty seasonal meal and great beach views this Christmas. RumFish Grill will be serving Christmas dinner from 2-10pm. The special menu includes coconut curry braised short rib and Chilean sea bass.

Palm Court Italian Grill will be open 1-9pm and serving roasted prime rib and blue crab-stuffed swordfish. Both are now accepting reservations.

You can also opt for a Christmas Day brunch from 11am-3pm in the Island Ballroom with a Cold Bar, Soup and Salad, Rissotto and Pasta Bar, Carving Station, and more. Reserve your table by calling 727.363.2290.

St. Pete Christmas Dinner — Nearby Restaurants

Wyndham Grand Clearwater

100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

(Brunch) Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a truly unforgettable experience at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach! Indulge in the holiday spirit as you savor an elevated brunch buffet against the backdrop of breathtaking Gulf views from 10am to 2pm. The culinary team has crafted a mouthwatering selection of your holiday favorites, ensuring a feast that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you in the festive spirit.
Cost: $75 per person

Beachcomber Restaurant

447 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (40 minutes from St. Pete)

Enjoy a special holiday menu at Beachcomber Restaurant this Christmas in Clearwater Beach. You’ll find their classic dishes, like honey-baked Christmas ham, and special holiday treats like peppermint bark cheesecake on the menu. Beachcomber opens at 2pm and they are now accepting reservations.

Bon Appétit

Christmas Eve dinner & Christmas Day buffet and dinner

148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698 (40 minutes from St. Pete)

Bon Appétit is pulling out all the stops to make sure this Christmas is extra special. They’re offering both a four-course plated dinner and a buffet option, so your family can choose the one that works best.

The Four-Course Dinner features plenty of options, including lobster bisque, slow-roasted half duckling, and pumpkin cheesecake.

If loading your plate up at the buffet is more your style, you’ll find a plethora of options including pan-seared Chilean seabass, roasted Carolina turkey with giblet gravy, and chilled mussels & clams in coconut Thai curry. Regardless of the option you choose, you’ll receive a complimentary champagne toast. They also have Christmas Eve offerings if you prefer to dine out before Santa arrives.
Cost: $99 per adult

Flor Fina at Hotel Haya

1412 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605 (25 minutes from St. Pete)

This year, Chef is offering a delicious 4-course family-style Christmas feast that is sure to delight you and your guests! Join Flor Fina for a fantastic holiday dining experience!
Cost: Adults are $75 per guest, children ages 6-12 years old are $25.

Terra Gaucha

1108 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33629 (25 minutes from St. Pete)

This delicious Brazilian Steakhouse is serving up its regular menu for Christmas as always, and it is sure to be a hit with your family. Get the full Rodizio experience, which includes a wide variety of meats brought to your table, for $57.95 per person, or just the gourmet salad and hot bar for $31.95 per person. Children 6-12 are half-priced, and ages 0-5 are complimentary.

Kona Grill

4134 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 (20 minutes from St. Pete)

Kona’s Christmas menu will be available for dine-in Dec. 23-25. Enjoy rich seasonal specialties like filet with lobster cream and macadamia nut turkey. Eat, drink and be merry!

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K Club Bar & Bistro at The Karol Hotel in Clearwater

2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762

K Club Bar & Bistro is offering a three-course, prix-fix Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Feast for $75 per adult, $40 for children under 12 and a limited menu for those 5 and under. The meal includes:

  • First Course: French Onion & Cider Soup or Holiday Karol Salad
  • Second Course: Smoked Baby Back Ribs; 14oz Dry Aged New York Strip; 6oz Filet; Crab Raviolo Carbonara or Baked Vegetable Moussaka
  • Third Course: Gingerbread Cake & Ice Cream or Christmas Trifle

Catch 23

Christmas Eve Brunch, Christmas Eve prix-fixe dinner & Christmas Eve takeout

10103 Montague St., Tampa, FL 33626 (30 minutes from St. Pete)

Catch 23 is serving up a special Christmas Eve menu with an array of festive items. In addition to their regular menu, enjoy your favorite holiday classics, including roasted turkey, spiral honey-glazed ham, and traditional holiday sides. Prices vary based on menu.

They are also offering special holiday takeout options available to pick up on December 24. 2023

Christmas Dinner To-Go

Goody Goody

Christmas Dessert 

1601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606

Make Christmas goody goody with some of the most famous pies in Tampa. Notorious for their signature Butterscotch pie, Goody Goody will be taking to-go orders for that plus their Chocolate Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie, and their seasonal Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie. They’re sure to be the perfect ending to your holiday meal! Orders must be placed online by December 21 at noon and can be picked up on December 23 or 24 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30-$40 per pie

Metro Diner

Christmas Dinner

Tampa: 4011 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 336.9
St. Petersburg: 5250 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

Metro Diner wants to make your holiday hosting as stress-free as possible. Whether you’re keeping it small or opening up your home to family and friends, their Holiday at Home Feast has options to work with any size crowd. Choices includes baked ham or roast turkey plus items such as mashed potatoes, sweet potato mash, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and macaroni and cheese. Orders must be placed by December 23 at 8:00 p.m. for pickup on December 24.
Cost: $16.49 for one serving, $61.99 for four, $119.49 for eight.

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