The definitive guide on where to dine in on Christmas Eve, where to pre-order your Christmas Eve and/or Christmas day dinner, desserts and more. We’ve only included Christmas Eve dine in options with reservations currently available. Please note, you can use Resy’s Notify feature to be notified of reservation cancellations.
OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
$3 DEWEY’S– open 11:30 am- 9:30 pm
BOONE’S FISH HOUSE– lunch and dinner reservations currently available.
HARBOR BISTRO TERRACE at The Portland Harbor Hotel– dinner reservations available.
HI-FIDELITY BREWERY in the East Bayside is open their regular hours from 1:00 pm – 1:00 am.
JUDY GIBSON is serving a family style 3 course meal, vegetarian entrees also available. $55 per person with optional $30 wine pairing. Buy tickets here.
LAZZARI – Pouring beers and slinging pizza from 12pm – 1am.
PAPER TIGER– lunch and dinner reservations currently available.
PETITE JACQUELINE– lunch and dinner reservations are available.
PORTLAND HUNT & ALPINE CLUB– lunch and dinner reservations available.
PORTHOLE– open 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
RIGBY YARD– lunch and dinner reservations currently available.
RI RA IRISH PUB– brunch and dinner reservations currently available.
ROSIES RESTAURANT & PUB first come, first served.
SALTWATER GRILLE open 12:00 pm – 9pm. Reservations currently available.
TWELVE is serving a prime rib dinner. Book here.
ViA VECCHiA– 3rd annual Feast of Seven Fishes, a 5 course tasting menu featuring local seafood. Reserve your spot here. In addition, a limited a la carte menu of their regular dishes will be available if you do not wish to partake in the Feast of Seven Fishes. Call ViA VECCHiA directly to book a reservation at (207) 407- 7070.
WOODFORD FOOD & BEVERAGE– open for lunch! Dinner too, but reservations are currently full. Use Resy’s Notify feature to be notified of cancellations.
YOSAKU– lunch and dinner reservations available.
PRE-ORDER CHRISTMAS DINNER & DESSERTS
FUSILLO, Lasagna Bolognese, lobster purple ravioli, stuffed shells, vegetarian lasagna and more delivered to your door.
- ORDER by email through Monday, Dec. 21
- DELIVERY Tuesday, Dec 22 & Wednesday, Dec. 23
THE GREEKS OF PEAKS food truck has partnered with Chefette Toni to offer Holiday Cookie Boxes ($42) with 7 different types of delectable treats (from Cranberry-orange dark chocolate, Anisette, Brown butter snickerdoodle, and more).
LAKE & CO Appetizers, dinner from beef wellington to stuffed Cornish game hens, cakes and holiday cookies for 2, 4 or more.
- ORDER online by Friday, Dec. 16 by midnight.
- PICK UP Friday, Dec. 23 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 24 9:00 am – 10:00 am
72 Parris St., Portland, ME @ Fork Food Lab
LB KITCHEN GF cookie boxes, raw cookie dough, cranberry orange nut bread, cookies by the half dozen or dozen, GF bread loaf.
- ORDER HERE
- PICK UP Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
249 Congress St., Portland, ME
MAMI is offering a holiday menu for pre-order consisting of roasts, ramen, dumplings, bread and cookies.
- ORDER by calling anytime during business hours 207-536-4702 or heading over to online ordering here.
- PICK UP is December 24th from 12pm – 4pm. Reheating and cooking instructions will be handed out with every order!
339 Fore St., Portland, ME
OTHER SIDE DELI choose from entrees, charcuterie, and a variety of sides.
- ORDER must be placed by Thursday, Dec. 17 at either location by phone Veranda 207-761-9650 Vaughn 207-874-7414. Check out their menu here
- PICK UP is curbside (call when you arrive) between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
235 Vaughn St. or 164 Veranda St., Portland, ME
STICKY SWEET Flavors like dark chocolate peppermint and holiday nog (Vegan/GF),
- ORDER online here, flavors change and go fast.
- PICK UP during business hours.
119 Cumberland, Ave., Portland, ME
SUR LIE is offering Christmas dinner for 4 with option to add dessert from Chaval and an additional option to add a wine to pair perfectly with your holiday dinner! Includes Prosciutto wrapped pork loin, Fingerling potatoes, House made focaccia.
- ORDER and view menu online here. Deadline is Saturday, December 17th by 10 PM.
- PICK UP is December 24th from 10-12pm at Sur Lie or sister location Gather in Yarmouth.
11 Free St., Portland, ME
TIN PAN BAKERY is offering decorated holiday cookies, Whoopie pies, potato knish, Nutella rugelach, pumpkin pie, cakes to order and more for pre-order.
- ORDER online here. Orders are limited. Open for pop-up on December 23rd from 10am-4pm.
897 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME
TWO FAT CATS BAKERY Cakes, pies, cheesecakes including a chocolate cake, espresso buttercream filled Yule Log
- ORDER and view menu online here through Dec. 15th or sell out
- PICK UP ONLY Both locations are offering pick up Dec. 22 – 23 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Dec. 24 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
195 Lancaster St., Portland, ME | 740 Broadway, South Portland, ME
UNION RESTAURANT has a Christmas dinner for two to go, with salad, entree and dessert.
- ORDER by Sunday, Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm
- PICK UP December 23rd 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm
390 Congress St., Portland, ME
OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY
DOCK FORE will be open at 3:00 pm serving their full menu and Christmas Day specials until 7:00 pm: $3.95 mimosas, $1.95 Budweiser, Bud Light and Rolling Rock pints until 7:00 pm.
HI-FIDELITY BREWERY is open their regular hours from 1:00 pm – 1:00 am.
LAZZARI – Pouring beers and slinging pizza starting later at 4pm – 1am.
ROSIES RESTAURANT & PUB will be open regular hours serving their full menu.
SALT YARD CAFE + BAR AT CANOPY PORTLAND WATERFRONT will be open early 7am – 12noon for breakfast/lunch menu and from 12noon-6pm for cocktails at the Salt Yard Bar with a new cocktail menu.
UNION RESTAURANT will be open Christmas Day for dine-in with a three-course dinner menu for $89 per person (wine pairings additional, optional) Attached is the menu. Menu includes Mixed Chicory Salad, Pan Roasted Cod Loin, Herb Crusted Prime Rib, and more.
- Call for reservations: 207-808-8700.
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