Jacksonville restaurants are open for Christmas or takeout

The culinary elves at some Jacksonville restaurants accept reservations for dine-in or to-go orders for Christmas dinner.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants only offer holiday take-away meals, which are closed until Christmas Day. However, some restaurants are open at Christmas and offer table service upon prior reservation.

Take away options for Christmas

The following restaurants offer Christmas dishes to take away. If in doubt, please contact the restaurant directly.

Ida Claire south of Ordinary

Address: 10209 River Coast Drive in downtown St. Johns

Offer: Christmas dinner kits for four or eight people. The price varies depending on the size of the dinner set.

Cost: $ 90 or $ 160 for a honey maple-glazed ham dinner. $ 140 or $ 240 for prime rib dinner. Each option includes Yukon Gold gratinated potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, buttermilk cornbread with honey butter, ambrosia salad, and Snickerdoodle cookie dough. | Full menu

Closing date for orders: December 20th. Call (904) 326-1900 to order.

Pick-up times available: December 23rd or December 24th.

Medure Brothers restaurants

Offer: Take home the Christmas dinner with a selection of cocktails, starters, soups or salads as well as starters. Side dishes and dessert. All items are pre-cooked and ready to be reheated.

Cost: Mains are $ 30 for maple glazed ham, $ 170 for prime rib, $ 32 for chicken française, and $ 69 for venison schnitzel. Two portion sizes – for 4 or 8 people – available. | Full menu

Closing date for orders: Tuesday, December 15, 4 p.m. Order Christmas dinner online.

Pickup: Noon – 2 p.m., December 23, at the specified location in the restaurant’s Commissary Kitchen, 4446 Hendricks Ave. in San Marco; Restaurant Medure 818 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach; or Midtown Table, 5016 Gate Parkway near downtown St. Johns.

Jacksonville chefs David and Matthew Medure offer take-out dinners in their restaurants.  The main courses include ham with maple glaze (pictured), prime rib, venison schnitzel or chicken française.

Matthews Restaurant New Years Eve Party

Address: 2107 Hendricks Ave. in San Marco.

Offer: Dinner service on New Year’s Eve. A four-course Prix-Fixe menu. Each course offers four or five options. The menu will be announced later.

Cost: $ 115.

Reservations: Online or by phone at (904) 396-9922.


Address: 3556 St. Johns Ave. in Avondale.

Offer: Take away vacation packages and à la carte dishes. Everything pre-cooked and packaged with instructions on how to warm it up. | Full menu

Cost: Main courses range from $ 85 for horseradish encrusted prime ribs with red wine beef jus, $ 65 for fried turkey breast with pan sauce, $ 75 for slow-roasted beef brisket, or $ 80 for ancho honey balsamic salmon with capers, red onions, marinated tomatoes and mango salsa. See menu with side dishes, desserts, starters and more.

Closing date for orders: December 17th, 5 p.m. Order online or call (904) 387-2060.

Collection date: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on Christmas Eve in the restaurant.

Prati Italia offers take-away Christmas dinners, including a selection of starters - either lasagna or prime rib - as well as side dishes and dessert.

Prati Italy

address:: 4972 Big Island Drive near downtown St. Johns

Offer: Two round holiday packages – one for Christmas Eve and the other for New Year’s Eve. People can also order by and à la carte items. Meals are served for four to eight people, depending on the selection. All come with instructions on how to warm up. | Full menu.

Cost: $ 110 for the lasagna meal for eight, $ 165 for the prime rib meal for four, and $ 300 for a prime rib meal for eight.

The closing date for orders for Christmas Eve is December 17th at 10 a.m. The pick-up date is December 23 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or December 24 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The order deadline for New Year’s Eve is December 24th at 10 a.m. The pick-up time is December 30th at 3pm to 6pm or December 31st at 11am to 1pm. Order online or by calling (904) 998-9744.

The bread & board

Address: 1030 Oak St. at Five Points and 4413 Town Center Parkway near St. Johns Town Center.

Offer: Create your own Christmas boards and Christmas dinners from à la carte dishes to feed two to eight people. | Full menu

Cost: Holiday boards range from $ 47 to $ 56, depending on the number of servings and ingredients. Christmas takeaway entrees cost between $ 20 and $ 80 for Italian cherry-glazed ham or between $ 30 and $ 120 for pepper-crusted bees’ fillet.

Closing date for orders: Take-away meals are on December 20th at 12 noon. The boards can be ordered for collection at both locations with a period of 24 hours. Order online or by calling the nearest store: (904) 862-6992 in Five Points and (904) 312-9157 in Town Center.

Simply Sara's, 2902 Corinthian Ave.  in Ortega, offers take-away Christmas dinner packages.

Simply Saras

Address: 2902 Corinthian Ave. in Ortega

Offer: Take away holiday meals and à la carte casseroles, desserts and side dishes.

Cost: $ 100 for a full dinner package with the option of a spiral glazed bone-in ham or three pounds of sliced ​​turkey breast for four to six people. The turkey and ham à la carte are $ 12 a pound. | Full menu

Closing date for orders: December 17th at noon for turkey and ham orders and December 20th at noon for all other items. To order, call (904) 387-1000.

Collection deadline: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 24th.

Maggiano’s little Italy

Address: 10367 Midtown Parkway in downtown St. Johns

Offer: A take-away vacation package that feeds four to six people through December 24th. Order the food warm and ready to serve or prepare it cold to reheat. Main courses include lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, and a choice of chicken parmesan or chicken piccata, along with side dishes and dessert. | Full menu

Cost: $ 95

Closing date for orders: Cold meals should be ordered 24 hours before collection. Order online or call (904) 380-4360.

Dining options on Christmas Day

These restaurants are open for dinner at Christmas and strongly recommend that you reserve in advance.

Ground fire

Address: 4784 Town Center Parkway near St. John’s Town Center

Open for table service. Regular evening menu and prices all day.

Holiday times: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Dinner reservations can be made online or by calling (904) 512-7300.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Address: 1201 Riverplace Blvd. in downtown Jacksonville and 814 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach

Open for dinner.

Holiday times: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Christmas Day and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve at both locations.

Offer: A Celebration Surf & Turf Dinner from only USD 54.95, a Celebration Dinner for four at USD 180 and the regular menu.

Reservations: Available online or by calling (904) 396-6200 for the Jacksonville Restaurant and (904) 396-6200 for the Ponte Vedra location.

House of cards

Address: 1501 Riverplace Blvd, in downtown Jacksonville

Open for dinner and take away.

Promotion: A $ 115 family prime rib takeaway dinner for four that can be picked up on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Take-away order deadline: December 15th, December 20th. Order online or call (904) 398-3353.

Dine-in Christmas Day: Reservation recommended. Signature Chart House menu and specials available. Reserve online or by phone in the restaurant.

Texas de Brazil

Address: 4634 Town Center Parkway near St. John’s Town Center

Holiday periods: Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Offer of dine-in with regular menus and prices.

Reservations: Available online or by calling (904) 474-3500.

Joe’s crab hut

Address: 6 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach

Open for table service and to take away on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Offer: Holiday ham meal with filling, mashed potatoes, turkey sauce, green beans, cranberry sauce and a piece of pumpkin pie.

Price: $ 18.99 for adults and $ 8.99 for children. Full menu.

More information: Call (904) 249-6160.

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