Holiday Hours for Central Ohio Stores, Restaurants, and Pharmacies

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas


Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

263 E. Whittier Columbus, OH 43206

HOURS: Christmas Eve 5 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.

MENU:  Regular menu


The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1370 East Johnstown Road Gahanna, OH 43230     (614) 855-9840

HOURS:  Christmas Eve Dinner service from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MENU: Prix Fixe menu, plus regular menu


Barrel & Boar-Creekside

121 Mill St., Ste 130 Gahanna, OH 43230     (614) 471-8844

HOURS: Christmas Eve – 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Barrel & Boar – Westerville

8 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081

HOURS: Christmas Eve from 11am-4pm



8781 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240     614.436.3705


Christmas Eve from 11:30 am – 9 pm

Christmas Day from 11:30 am – 9 pm


BJ’s Brewhouse

multiple locations

HOURS: Christmas Eve until 11 p.m. (call to verify for location)


The Boat House Restaurant

679 W Spring St Columbus, OH 43215     614.469.0000

HOURS: Christmas Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MENU: Christmas Champagne Buffet, pricing tba

Bonefish Grill

(Dublin and Polaris)

HOURS: Christmas Eve; last seating at 9 p.m. with reservations


Bon Vie

4089 The Strand E Columbus, OH 43219     (614) 416-0463

HOURS: Christmas Eve, 10 am – 9 pm

MENU: Standard, plus specials


Boston Market

Select locations open for dine-in and take-out on Christmas Day.


Christmas Eve, standard hours

Christmas Day: Bexley and W. Broad St. locations are open on Christmas Day.  You can also pick up a Feast for 3 or whole pies and hot side dishes.

MENU: Standard


BRAVO Cucina Italiana

3 locations: Lennox, 1803 Olentangy River Rd; Bethel, 3000 Hayden Rd

HOURS: Christmas Eve, 11 am – 10 pm

MENU: Standard


Brio Tuscan Grille

2 locations; 3993 Easton Station and 1500 Polaris Parkway

HOURS: Christmas Eve, 11 am – 10 pm


Buca di Beppo

343 North Front Street Columbus, OH 43215     614.621.3287


60 East Wilson Bridge Road Worthington, OH 43085     614.848.8466


Christmas Eve: 11 am – 9 pm

Christmas Day: 11 am – 10 pm

MENU: Standard, as well as Buca to Go


Columbus Fish Market

40 Hutchinson Ave 1245 & Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH 43235


Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 9 pm

Christmas Day: Noon – 9 pm


Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

4230 The Strand

Columbus, OH 43219

HOURS: Christmas Eve 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.



Multiple locations

HOURS: Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Due Amici

67 E Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215     (614) 224-9373

HOURS: Christmas Eve from 11 am-9:45 pm


Eddie Merlot’s

1570 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240

HOURS: Christmas Eve: 3 pm until 8 pm


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8760 Sancus Blvd. Columbus, OH 43240

HOURS: Christmas Eve: 11 am until 8 pm

MENU:  Seasonal Features or Slow Roasted Prime Rib


Forno Short North

721 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

HOURS: Christmas Eve 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


G. Michael’s Bistro

595 South Third Street Columbus, OH 43215

HOURS: Christmas Eve: 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Golden Corral

mulitple locations

HOURS: Open on Christmas Eve. Some locations are open on Christmas Day, but varies by restaurant. Call ahead to confirm.


The Guild House

Short North 614.280.9780

Christmas Eve: breakfast, lunch & dinner service beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Christmas Day: breakfast, lunch & dinner service beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Special holiday menu available too.



multiple locations

HOURS: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Open all day (24-hours restaurants will keep to schedule, hours may vary at other locations).


J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood

50 W. Bridge Street Dublin, OH 43017

HOURS: Christmas Eve from 3-9 pm for dinner


J. Liu of Dublin

50 W. Bridge Street Dublin, OH 43017

HOURS: Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Katzinger’s Delicatessen & Catering

475 South Third Street Columbus, Ohio 43215     614.228.7297

Christmas Eve    9:00AM-4:00 PM

Christmas Day Closed


The Keep – LeVeque Tower

50 W Broad St Columbus, OH 43215     (614) 745-0322

Christmas Eve  7:00AM-10:00 PM

Christmas Day 7:00AM-9:00 PM

MENU: Special 3 course menu includes warm beets and goat cheese or wild mushroom soup, an option of braised Ohio lamb shank, fatted goose or house smoked ham, and finish with sticky toffee pudding or pear tart tatine.

COST: $59 per person


La Scala Italian Bistro

West Dublin-Granville Road Dublin, OH 43017-1438     (614) 889-9431

HOURS: Christmas Eve; 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

MENU: Full regular menu

EXTRAS: Santa will be stopping by from 5:30 pm-7:30pm


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood

3965 New Bond Street Columbus, OH 43219


Christmas Eve until 10 p.m.

Christmas Day 11 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.


Mitchell’s Steakhouse Downtown

45 North Third Street Columbus, OH 43215


Christmas Eve: 4 pm – 9 pm

Christmas Day: 2 pm – 8 pm


Mitchell’s Steakhouse Polaris

1408 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240


Christmas Eve: 4 pm – 9 pm

Christmas Day: 1 pm – 8 pm


Molly Woo’s

Polaris Fashion Place 614.985.9667

HOURS: Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Nicola Restaurant and Bar

4740 Reed Rd. Columbus, OH 43220

Reservations by phone only: 614.459.7000

HOURS: Christmas Eve 4 p .m. – 10 p.m.

MENU: Special holiday menu


Olive Garden

(multiple locations, verify with each)

HOURS: Typically open on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.


Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

1451 Rome Hilliard Rd Columbus, OH 43228     614-870-7744

HOURS: Most locations open at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day Eve and Christmas Day.  Please verify with location.


The Refectory

1092 Bethel Rd Columbus, Ohio 43220     614-451-9774 – reservations recommended

HOURS: Christmas Eve – 3:30 to 8:30 p.m

MENU: Serving a slightly abbreviated dinner menu.


Smith and Wollensky

4145 The Strand West at Easton Town Center

Columbus, OH 43219 (614) 416-2400 – reservations highly recommended


Christmas Eve: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Christmas Day 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

MENU:  Winter Dinner Menu, specials and a holiday premium wine bottle and glass list.



1295 Grandview Ave Columbus, OH 43212     (614) 486-111

HOURS:  Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MENU: Special Holiday Menu


Starbucks: Most free-standing locations are open.


Steak ‘n Shake: Open on Christmas Day, usually starting at 11 a.m.


Texas de Brazil

4040 Easton Station Suite E 105 Columbus, OH 43219

HOURS:  Christmas Eve opens at 11 am

MENU: Regular, plus special horseradish crusted prime rib


Trattoria Roma

1447 Grandview Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43212     614.488.2104

HOURS: Christmas Eve from 4 – 9 p.m.



35 N. High Street Dublin, OH 43017     (614) 792-3466

HOURS: Christmas Eve; brunch will be served 11am to 3pm, and dinner 4pm to 9pm.


Union Cafe

782 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215

HOURS: Christmas Eve; 11 am – 10:30 pm

MENU: Standard menu


Waffle House

various locations, open all day


Z Cucina

Ristorante & Bar

1368 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

HOURS:  Reservations accepted from 5 – 7 pm with credit card deposit.  Reservations by phone only. (614) 486-9200

Convenient Stores Open on Christmas Day

7-Eleven: Open all day.

Circle K: Most locations open 24/7.

CVS: Open between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Christmas Day. Does not include locations inside Target stores.

Family Dollar: Most locations open Christmas Day; some have limited hours.

Rite Aid: Most locations open 24/7.

Sheetz: Most locations open 24/7.

Speedway: Most locations open 24/7.

Walgreens: 24/7 location will be open all day on Christmas.

Stores/Pharmacies Open on Christmas Eve

Barnes & Noble: Open until 6 p.m.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: Open until 6 p.m.

Best Buy: Open until 6 p.m.

Big Lots: Open until 10 p.m.

CVS: Regular Hours

Dillards: Open until 6 p.m.

Dollar Tree: Open until 7 p.m.

JCPenney: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kmart: Open until 10 p.m.

Kohl’s: Open until 6 p.m.

Lowe’s: Open until 6 p.m.

Macy’s: Open until 6 p.m.

Meijer: Open until 7 p.m.

Old Navy: Open until 7 p.m.

Rite Aid: Open until 7 p.m.

Sears: Open until 6 p.m.

Target: Open until 10 p.m.

Trader Joes: Open until 6 p.m.

Walgreens: Regular hours

Walmart: Open until 6 p.m.

Whole Foods: Open until 7 p.m.

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