Your Christmas Dining Guide: Atlanta Restaurants to Dine In and Order Takeout

It’s that time of year again! We have you covered this holiday season with a list of award-winning restaurants open for your festive celebrations. Read on to discover 6 of our favorite Christmas dinners in Atlanta, including dine-in and takeout.

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Sun Dial

Need to know: Gather round, because the Sun Dial Restaurant is serving a five-course meal on Christmas Day, accompanied by breath-taking views of the city lights. At $125 per person, enjoy Lobster Bisque, Wagyu Tartare, Braised Beef Short Ribs, and so much more.

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5Church Buckhead

Need to know: Trust us, this modern American restaurant knows how to serve a delicious holiday meal. 5Church Buckhead invites guests for a mouth-watering experience on Christmas Eve. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and reopen from 5-11 p.m., serving its regular menu. 

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Virtue Rooftop

Need to know: Located above 5Church Midtown, Virtue Rooftop is the place to be on Christmas Eve if festive cocktails are more your style. Enjoy light bites by fire pits surrounded by holiday music and decor at The Rooftop Holiday Bar. Open Thursday-Saturday evenings from 5-11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21+. *Weekly schedule may change, check online for updated hours*

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South City Kitchen

Need to know: South City Kitchen’s four locations will be open on Christmas Eve, serving a delicious prix-fixe dine-in menu for $75 per adult and $35 per child. To-go orders for two include a turkey dinner at $85 (including oven-roasted turkey breast with gravy and cranberry sauce, biscuits and cornbread, salad, collards, and mashed potatoes) or a braised short rib dinner for $110 (including 12 oz. cooked short ribs and jus, mashed potatoes, collards, roasted veggies, and green salad). 

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Lazy Betty

Need to know: Come spend the night before Christmas at Lazy Betty for a whimsical and delectable elevated menu featuring some of your favorite classics re-imagined for a very Lazy Christmas. Indulge in roasted pork loin with apple sage and the lamb rack with figs, thyme, rosemary, and black pepper. For dessert, enjoy Calvaso milk chocolate mousse with compressed apples, molasses cake, and chocolate twigs, among other options. 

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Steak with Christmas decorations

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STK Steakhouse 

Need to know: Open from 10am – 10pm on Christmas Eve and Day. STK Steakhouse specials include prime rib, green beans, potatoes, and more. Looking to stay in? Take-out and delivery packages are available for a single serving at $79 or two servings at $154. 

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