The holidays are going to look a lot different for many, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have amazing food! 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.
With the CDC recommendations of smaller holiday gathering with immediate family only, many may find themselves in charge of their own Christmas or Christmas Eve meal for the first time. This list of restaurants and stores offering fully cooked Christmas Meals to go may be your best Christmas tip to enjoy your holiday dinner without the hassle!
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.
Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner to-go in Columbus
We are still working on this list, so we will have many more additions over the next few days. Check back to see other options besides the ones listed below!
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.
- Complete Spiral Sliced Ham Meal for 12: $129.99
- Complete Prime Rib Meal: $159.99
- Complete Whole Roasted Turkey Dinner for 12: $129.99
- Essential Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 12: $109.99
- Combo Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast & Boneless Ham Meal for 12: $129.99
- Complete Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham for 4-6: $89.99
- Essential Half Honey-Glazed Ham for 4-6: $79.99
- Essential Prime Rib Meal for 4-6: $109.99
- Complete Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal for 4-6: $89.99
- Essential Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal for 4-6: $79.99
- À La Carte options such as entrees, sides, and desserts
Meals can also be shipped fully frozen for an extra fee. More info.
Gallos Family Christmas Meals
Take & Bake Christmas Dinner, available at any Gallo’s location
Orders accepted through December 18; pickup December 23 or 24
Meal: Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad. See full details.
1808 American Bistro and Speck Italian Eatery
29 E. Winter St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Speck Italian Eatery
15 East Winter Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Preorder for pickup on Christmas Eve
MENU: Holiday Dinner Kits for 2. See menu.
Barrel & Boar
MENU: (see details, or select your location’s menu on the website)
Double Smoked Spiral Gift Box Hams (approx 7 lbs) are $45 and only need 72 hours notice for pickup through Christmas Eve
Whole Smoked Turkey $60-$70
Boneless Smoked Turkey $15/lb
Whole Brisket $18/lb
Smoked Prime Rib $30/lb
Various side dishes and desserts also available for pickup for reheating/serving
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events CMPE 2U
Cameron Mitchell Premier Events now offers a variety of affordable menus for easy and convenient pick-up or delivery that is completely contactless. You don’t need to be hosting a big event any longer to utilize Cameron Mitchell Premier Events catering. The menus are perfect for any occasion including work luncheons and casual, socially distance get togethers. Menus include a fan experience pack to enjoy the big game, fireside kits, family meals and more.
Ocean Club at Easton
Offers holiday packages where you can pick up personalized platters to wow your family and friends for your small holiday gatherings. Choose from a mouthwatering shellfish platter or sushi platter, order a full-sized sheet cake of their famous five-layer carrot cake, and top it off by picking up a wine bundle or take-home cocktail kit.
For more information and pricing, visit https://www.ocean-prime.com/holiday-packages
Ruth Chris Steak House
511 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 927-5663
CHRISTMAS EVE Enjoy a special take-home meal for two on December 24, only $99.* Meal for 4 available for $180
- Choice of one Caesar Salad | Steak House Salad
- Entree choice of two: 8 oz Filet | 16 oz Ribeye (+$12) | Stuffed Chicken Breast | King Salmon Filet
- Personal Side choice of two: Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Creamed Spinach | Fresh Broccoli
- Dessert: Sharable Chocolate Sin Cake
CHRISTMAS DAY Enjoy our Celebration Feast for four on Christmas Day and all season long for only $180.*
- STARTER choice of one: Caesar Salad | Steak House Salad
- ENTRÉE: Roasted Beef Tenderloin
- SIDES: Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Creamed Spinach
- DESSERT: 4 Personal Cheesecakes
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 $19.95*** available throughout the holiday season.
Mitchell’s Steakhouse Downtown
Downtown or Polaris
HOLIDAY PRIME RIB FEAST TO-GO!* pre-order by December 21st for Christmas pick up and pre-ordered by December 28th for New Year’s Eve pick up. Pre-cooked and ready to reheat. Serves 4 for $149.
Includes: Holiday Prime Rib (3lbs), Family Caesar Salad, Choice of 2 sides, Au Jus, Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Bread
The Keep – LeVeque Tower
50 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 745-0322
Offering both dine-in and carry-out.
Christmas Eve 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
Christmas Day 11:15 AM-4:30 PM
MENU: Special menu featuring Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks or Rosemary Maple Brined Half Chicken, Sides include Fluffy Mashed Potatoes, Warm Chestnut and Apple Salad, Pomegranate Sage Glazed Carrots, Garlic Roasted Mushrooms Gravy, and Dessert of Figgy Bread Pudding with MiddleWest Bourbon Cream and Christmas Cookies.
COST: $70 for 2 & $130 for 4
Buca di Beppo
343 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
60 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085
Holiday Cake Boss Package: SALAD + PASTA + ENTRÉE + CAKE. Serves 5 for just $90. See details.
Don’t miss your chance to indulge in our newest package featuring a 6-inch holiday cake from The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro & Carlo’s Bakery. With alternating red, white, and green layers, this festive cake is fluffy, moist, and brings ALL the holiday cheer.
Dorit’s Hand-Picked Favorites, The Capri Packages: APPETIZER + SALAD + ENTREE + DESSERT. Buca Small serves 3 for $50, Buca Large serves 5 for $70. See details.
Appetizer: Mozzarella Caprese or Fried Mozzarella, Salad: Apple Gorganzaola or Caesar Salad, Entree: Chicken Parmigiana w/Spaghetti Marinara, Chicken Limone w/Spaghetti Marinara, or Salmon Serrento w/Spaghetti Marinara, Dessert: Cannoli
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.
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 $30/person
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
- Prime Rib Feast Includes: Prime Rib, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Dressing, Horseradish Sauce & Aus Jus, Spiced Pecan Green Beans, Broccoli-cheddar casserole, Deviled Egg Tray, Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, Bread and whipped Butter. $169.95 (Serves 6) $299.95 (Serves 12)
- Turkey Feast Includes: Roasted sliced Turkey & Gravy, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Dressing, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Spiced Pecan Green Beans, Broccoli-cheddar casserole, Deviled Egg Tray, Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, Bread and whipped Butter. $139.95 (Serves 6) $249.95 (Serves 12)
1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220 614-451-9774
Refectory Christmas Home Dinners are cooked, chilled, and come with reheating instructions. They will be hot from your oven and freshly sauced. Orders accepted up to 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 17. Curbside pickup Dec 23-24 between 1-3:30 pm.
Four Course Christmas Dinner for two or more. 79. per guest (158. total)
- House-Cured Salmon Gravlax Pickled onions, capers, dill remoulade
- Mixed Green Salad with granny smith apples, roasted walnut, goat cheese crumbles, maple syrup vinaigrette
- Roast Prime Rib of Beef with horseradish crème and brandy peppercorn sauce; gratin potatoes, baby carrots en papillote French haricots verts with shallots
- Triple Chocolate Torte with raspberry coulis
- Substitute Main Course – serves two: Stuffed Cornish Hens 49. per guest (98. total), Rack of Lamb 79. per guest (158. total), Chilean Sea Bass 79. per guest (158. total)
Refectory Home Dinners also offered Tuesday – Saturday; Curbside pickup Tuesday – Saturday between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Wine and cocktails-to-go are available as well. Two options are available.
- Order appetizers, entrees, kids meals, desserts and more to build your meal
- Four course dinner for two with optional wine pairing available for $99.
J. Liu of Dublin and Worthington
50 W. Bridge Street
6880 North High Street
Christmas Eve Dinner for pickup on Dec 23. Choice of Glazed Smoked Ham or Braised Short Rib, with side and dessert selections
- Serves 4- $90
- Serves 6- $132
J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood
1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235(614) 840-9090
Holiday Kits: Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas at home. Call (614)840-9090 to pre-order your Holiday Carryout Kit by 12/23 for pick up by 3pm 12/24. All meal kits are fully cooked, ready to reheat and include Sourdough Bread Loaf and housemade Pastrami Butter.
- STARTER: Crab Bisque
- CHOICE OF ENTRÉE: PRIME STRIP LOIN ROAST $195 (serves 4-6), SURF + TURF SAMPLER; $95 (serves 2) two, 4 oz. filets, four scallop & shrimp skewers, $185 (serves 4-6) four, 4 oz. filets, eight scallop & shrimp skewers
- THREE FAMILY-STYLE SIDES: Creamed Corn with Bacon, Green Beans w/ pecans, Mashed potatoes
- DESSERT: Apple Strudel
- OPTIONAL ADD-ON: (serves 4-6) Charcuterie & Cheese Platter add $22
G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar
Christmas Eve Take Home Dinner: Place orders by 3 pm on December 21st for scheduled pickup times between 11:00am-2:30pm on Christmas Eve. We are also offering scheduled pick-up times on Wednesday December 23rd.
- Appetizers: Choices include Duck Rillette, Oysters Rockefeller, or Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
- Veal and Beef Meatloaf: Serves 4-5, $55
- Braised New Zealand Lamb Shank: Serves 2-6, $50-$140
- Seafood Cioppino: Serves 2-4, $55-$100
Golden Corral Holiday Meals To Go
Seasonal/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.
- Whole Roasted Turkey Meal or Turkey Breast Meal – $69.99
- Holiday Spiced Ham Meal – $64.99
- Fried Chicken Meal (12 Piece) – $49.99
- Fried Chicken Meal (24 Piece) – $59.99
- 32 oz Holiday Side Items – $3.99
- Holiday Pies – $8.99
Sunny Street Cafe Dublin, Avery Road Restaurant
Kroger Shopping Center 7042 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
614-389-3640 (store), 614-949-9197 (catering)
Christmas Bundle Meals: Available for pickup on 12/24 from 7:00am-2:00pm. Choose from hot and ready or take n bake for next day service with full re-heat instructions provided.
- Brunch Bundle (serves 4): Our famous egg strata (choice of meat lovers or veggie), French toast casserole, fresh fruit bowl and seasonal baked goods tray.
Add ons: Quiche for 2, shareable breakfast meat, biscuits and gravy.
- Dinner Bundle (Serves 4): Choose from Ham, Stuffed Turkey, Oven Roasted Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken or Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Up to 2 entree selections per bundle. Served with choice of 3 sides, chef salad and dinner rolls. Many add-on a la carte, appetizer, and dessert options!
Holiday Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up*, and Pickup Inside. $19.99
- Buttermilk Pancakes, Festive Pancake Toppings, Scrambled Eggs, Golden Hash Browns, and Hickory-Smoked Bacon or Pork Sausage Links
Breakfast Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside. $19.99
- Buttermilk Pancakes, Belgian Waffles or French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Golden Hash Browns, Hickory-Smoked Bacon, Pork Sausage Links
Pancake Creations Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside $24.99
- Buttermilk Pancakes with choice of 2 toppings, Scrambled Eggs, Golden Hash Browns, and Hickory-Smoked Bacon or Pork Sausage Links
Steakburgers & Chicken Sandwiches Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside
- Your choice of Steakburgers or Chicken Sandwiches, French Fries, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions and Pickles, and IHOP Sauce $19.99
Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Family Feast Serves 4. Only available for Delivery, Curbside Pick-Up* and Pickup Inside
- Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Strips, Buttermilk Pancakes, Belgian Waffles or French Fries, and Churro Bites with cupcake icing dipping sauce $19.99
JP’s Barbecue Bolton Field
2000 Norton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
Hollyday Happiness: Serves approx. 4-6 $99.95. Order by 12/16 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. More info.
The Berwich Hanukkah Menu: December 10-18. Complete Dinner Menu serves 2-10, from $6-$300. A la carte soups and entrees also available. See menu here.
Holiday Celebration Menu. See menu here.
- Holiday Meals: Choose 2 entrees, 3 sides, plus green salad and rolls & butter. starting at $60
- 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
Order for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by 5pm Monday, December 21st. Pickup is available throughout the week, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Choose cold for heat and eat, or hot for immediate consumption. Orders for other days must be placed 2 days in advance.
Berwick New Year’s Eve Celebration Box: Celebration Box comes complete with a heavy appetizer dinner, New Year’s hats & horns, and Prosecco to toast to 2021. This box is provided cold but heating instructions are included for you to prepare and enjoy at the time you choose. Serves 2-10 for $100-$500. Order for pickup or delivery by December 27. Pick up through the week until Dec 31. Delivery available until Dec 30. A la carte also available
- Good Luck Ribs & Sauerkraut: Serves 5 – $30 Serves 10 – $60
- Charcuterie Board: Serves 2 – $24 Serves 6-8 – $84 Serves 12-16 – $168
- Vegetable & Hummus Board: Serves 2- $10 Serves 6-8 – $35 Serves 12-16 – $70
- Dessert: price varies
Know of other great options for holiday meals to-go in Columbus? Let us know in the comments, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy holidays!