Whether you can’t cook, or just don’t want to, you can find an amazing Christmas Dinner to-go in Columbus. It’s a great option if you are only feeding a few (or yourself), and don’t want to make the full family feast.
Order a fully cooked (or prepped) meal to make at home! You’ll avoid crowded restaurants, and you can spend more time with your family, without having to worry about your cooking skills (or lack of cooking skills). Even if you don’t want to order the full meal, most of these options offer parts of meals to-go, including the main dish, sides, or dessert.
Make sure you check ordering and pickup dates! Some require orders way in advance, while others can accommodate more last minute orders. Pickup dates usually start a few days before Christmas.
If you’d rather dine out, here’s a small list of restaurants in Columbus open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Don’t delay in making reservations. Many of these restaurants will also offer takeout or delivery, so they offer another easy way to enjoy Christmas dinner without the kitchen hassle.
2021 Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner to-go in Columbus
Boston Market website
Standard available to-go, plus order ahead for fully-cooked heat and serve Prime Rib and Holiday meals, a la carte, and more. Select locations open for dine-in and take-out on Christmas Day.
- Spiral Sliced Ham Meal for 12: $149.99
- Prime Rib Meal: $189.99
- Whole Roasted Turkey Dinner for 12: $149.99
- Essential Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 12: $129.99
- Combo Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast & Boneless Ham Meal for 12: $159.99
- Complete Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham or Turkey Breast meal for 4-6: $99.99
- Essential Half Honey-Glazed Ham or Turkey Breast meal for 4-6: $89.99
- Essential Prime Rib Meal for 4-6: $129.99
- À La Carte options such as entrees, sides, and desserts
Meals can also be shipped fully frozen for an extra fee. More info.
Cracker Barrel Holiday Meal
Heat ‘n’ Serve or Ready to eat Holiday Family Meal
Serves up to 10
Cracker Barrel offers a heat ‘n’ serve meals for 4-6 and 8-10 for $139.99. Complete ready-to-eat meals available as well. You’ll also find turkey breast, ham meals, and a variety of sides dishes, plus pies and rolls.
Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast
Pot Roast Farmhouse Feast
Serves up to 10. Slow-roasted pot roast, caramelized onions and carrots packed cold and ready to heat, serve & enjoy! Served with bread & celery dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans with ham, macaroni & cheese, a loaf of pumpkin bread, freshly baked dinner rolls, pumpkin pie and double-crust apple pie.
$139.99. Serves up to 10.
Premium Farmhouse Feast
Hickory-Smoked Ham and Slow-Roasted Turkey • Bread & Celery Dressing • Macaroni & Cheese • Corn • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Green Beans with Ham • Cranberry Relish • Rolls • Double-Crust Apple Pie & Classic Cherry Pie •
$129.99, Serves 8-10
Farmhouse Feast® with Turkey
Slow-Roasted Turkey • Bread & Celery Dressing • Corn • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Green Beans with Ham • Cranberry Relish • Rolls • Cherry Pie
Starting at $64.99, Serves 4-8
Farmhouse Feast® with Ham
Hickory-Smoked Ham • Bread & Celery Dressing • Corn • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Green Beans with Ham • Freshly-Baked Rolls • Cherry Pie
Starting at $59.99, Serves 4-8
Packed cold and ready to heat and serve. There’s also an option for a meal that serves 4, with either turkey or ham ($54.99-$59.99.) More info at Bob Evans website.
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Holiday in a Box
Get a complete holiday meal for four people, fully cooked and ready to heat and serve at home for $165. This year’s box includes citrus-brined turkey breast and glazed ham with multiple sides and add-ons for flowers, wine and extra desserts. Further details can be found at https://cameronmitchellpremierevents.com/holiday-in-a-box-2021/. Order by end of the day on Wednesday, December 15 to pick up on Thursday, December 23 and enjoy for your holiday celebrations. Lots of a la carte and add-ons are available.
Rusty Bucket Holiday Cocktail Kits
Choose between Bloody Mary (you choose from not spicy, spicy and stupid spicy), Blueberry Bella (sweet and fruity) and Bourbon & Chill (an old favorite being brought back for the winter months). Each kit includes ingredients for three cocktails for $30 and can be purchased on the website beginning on December 13 until December 19.
15 E. Olentangy St. Powell, OH 43065 614-602-8060
Christmas Family Package $100. Meal includes choice of meal, variety of sides, and add-on options available. Multiple gluten-free choices available. Most sides serve 4.
Order by Dec 14; pickup on Dec 23. Order online.
Barrel & Boar
MENU: (see details, or select your location’s menu on the website)
Offering small, medium, and large feasts ($170-$395), plus smoked meats, sides and more.
Double Smoked Spiral Hams (feeds up to 20) $79
Whole Smoked Turkey $79
Boneless Carving Turkey $79
Whole Smoked Brisket $175
Half Bone-In Prime Rib $200
Various side dishes and desserts also available for pickup for reheating/serving. Deadline to order Dec. 18.
Ruth Chris Steak House
511 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 927-5663
Available for pick up daily until 1/2/22; 48 hour notice required for orders
12pm – 6pm on non-holidays
12pm – 4pm on Christmas Eve
11am – 3pm on Christmas Day
12pm – 4pm on New Year’s Eve
Celebration Feast; serves 4 – $195
Meal is hot and ready to serve.
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream
Choice of Salad
Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Creamed Spinach
Four Chocolate Sin Cakes
Sides to-go: Bring the talk of the table to your holiday gathering with Ruth’s Sides To Go. Select from homemade sides and fresh salads starting at only $27.95 available throughout the holiday season. Options include; Creamed Spinach, Sweet Potato Casserole, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans with Garlic, Sausage & Herb Stuffing, Caesar Salad, Steak House Salad.
Your choice to pickup hot and ready to serve or cold with reheating instructions.
Mitchell’s Steakhouse Downtown
Downtown or Polaris
MENU: Holiday 3-course dinner available for $65, featuring tenderloin duet with choice of Salad, Side, and Dessert. Available for dine-in or to-go from December 24 – December 26.
Buca di Beppo
343 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
60 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085
Daily Meal Deals: Available for Dine In & To Go! Buca Small feeds 3 for $33, Buca Large feeds 5 for $50
Meals include: Fresh Bread, Choice of Caesar or Mixed Green Salad and our daily featured entrée. See options.
Buca’s Traditional Italian Dishes and full menu available for pickup, curbside, or delivery.
1570 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240
Full holiday and entertaining menu for pre-order and pickup. Deadline for Christmas orders is December 22 at 7 pm. Pickup is Christmas Eve. All other orders require 48 hours notice. See menu.
Holiday Menu include options for entrees for 8-10, sides for 8-10, and/or desserts for 8-10; price individually per selection
Holiday Combo Meals with ham or turkey: Dinner for 4, Dinner for 6-8, and Dinner for 10-12 at $32/person
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
8760 Sancus Blvd. Columbus, OH 43240
Holiday Feast; Preorder by December 18. Pickup on December 23 or 24 between 9 am – 4 pm. Closed on Christmas Day. Other family meals to go are also available.
Prime Rib Feast Includes: Prime Rib, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Killer Mac and Cheese, Asparagus with roasted garlic thyme butter, Broccoli Cheddar Casserole, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding, Panella Bread and whipped butter. $199.95 (Serves 6)
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220 614-451-9774
Chef Richard’s Four-Course Christmas Dinner serves 2 for $150. Refrigerated – Heating Instructions Included
Order by Friday, December 17th (unless sold out) Reserve your pick-up time between 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Friday, December 24. See menu.
Golden Corral Holiday Meals To Go
Family/Holiday Meals To-Go: Holiday Meal orders must be placed 72 hours prior to pick up. If the time slot you want is not available online, please call your local Golden Corral to place an order.
- Holiday Celebrations Family Feast. Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside.
- Breakfast Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside.
- Pancake Creations Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside
- Steakburgers & Chicken Sandwiches Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside
- Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside
JP’s Barbecue Bolton Field
2000 Norton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
Hollyday Happiness: Serves approx. 4-6 $159.50. Order by 12/13 for Christmas Eve pickup by 6 p.m. Hot & ready to eat or cold to reheat. Package is available for New Years as well; call to order or for details.
- Charcuterie Platter (fancy meats/cheeses & fruit snacks)
- 3 Blend Salad
- JP’s Ribs * or * 2 lbs. Prime Rib (limited supply so order early)
- Italian Roasted Chicken Pieces
- 3 Side Selections – Choose from: Au Gratin Potatoes – Green Beans – Baked Beans – Slaw – Mac & Cheese
- Rolls & Butter
The Berwick Hot or Cold Holiday Meals
Fully-cooked hot or cold Holiday Meals and a la carte for 2-10 people $30-$300. Place your pre-order online through website or call 614-235-7100. 3250 Refugee Rd. Columbus. Order by 12/17, pickup on 12/23. Delivery available for $15 to select areas.
Holiday Celebration Menu from $140-$180 for 4. See menu here.
- Holiday Meals: Choose 2 entrees, 3 sides, plus green salad and rolls & butter.
- A la carte: Salads, baked goods, rolls, charcuterie boards, appetizers, baked goods, entrees, soups, and sides
- Cannoli Kits: Everything you need to make amazing cannoli at home – shells, fillings, and toppings from $11
- Holiday Sugar Cookie Kits: Fresh-Baked Sugar Cookies in the shape of Trees, Bells and Stars, Yellow, Green and Red Frosting, Assorted Holiday Sprinkles. Kits start at $9
Know of other great options for holiday meals to-go in Columbus? Let us know in the comments, or email email@example.com. Happy holidays!