Are you hoping to simplify your Christmas dinner this year? Or perhaps your celebration is a bit smaller than usual? You’re in luck because our local restaurants are pulling out all the stops and are ready to help!
Yep, these Christmas dinner to-go combinations look pretty sweet, especially in the year 2021!
The following Cincinnati area restaurants do the prep work and/or the cooking – you do the serving at home.
🎄 = Locally Owned Restaurants. This is a great time to support your locally owned and operated restaurants!
Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order and include both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations.
🎄 The Baker’s Table Bakery is offering a Holiday Presale for breakfast and breads. Breakfast choices include Seasonal Veggie Strata, a 4 pack of Honey Ginger Buns, or Pumpkin Raisin Bread (1/2 loaf) plus lots of fresh bread choices. Order by Sunday, Dec. 19 at noon and pickup on Dec. 24, 10am-noon.
The Baker’s Table Bakery is located at 1001 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071.
Bob Evans locations are offering their Farmhouse Feast®, a complete Christmas meal with their signature slow-roasted turkey, farmhouse sides, pie, freshly-baked rolls & more. Place your Farmhouse Feast® order in advance for delivery or pickup for your Christmas meal. Just heat, serve and enjoy!
Bob Evans has multiple locations. Find a restaurant near you here.
Buca di Beppo is offering Christmas Dinner to go. All meals are “Buca Large” and serve up to 5 people. Choose from their regular Family Meal (salad and pasta) or the Deluxe Family Meal (choice of salad, choice of pasta, and choice of entree). Available for online orders Dec. 23-25 only.
Buca di Beppo has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
The Capital Grille is offering Holiday Butcher Boxes. The main dish serves 4 people and best cooked within 48 hours. Enjoy Surf and Turf, Porcini Bone-In Ribeye or Butter Poached Lobster Tails. Order online to go and choose a date in December as the pickup date.
The Capital Grille: 3821 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
🎄 Chez Renee French Bistro has a Christmas Dinner to Go offering. It includes Smoked Salmon Toast, your choice of Orange Duck, Orange Chicken, or Seafood O’Grat. Meal comes with wrapped bacon/prunes, mash potatoes, and green beans. End the meal with Mille Feuilles, French pastry with creme patissiere. Order by phone at 513-248-0454. Pickup is Dec. 24 from 2-4pm.
Chez Renee French Bistrot is located at 235 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150
City Barbeque has their slow-smoked holiday meals back for 2021. Choose from smoked bone-in hams, turkey breasts, and/or whole turkeys plus sides. Due to limited supply, these aren’t available for online order: these meals and meats are only available to order over the phone or in-store.
City Barbeque has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
🎄 Chloe’s Eatery is offering a December Holiday Meal that includes herb crusted Wagyu beef tenderloin with demi sauce, glazed carrots, scalloped potatoes, green beans with onion and ham, North/South Baking Co bread, and your choice of dessert. Orders are for individual servings (per comments here). My mouth is watering! Ordering ends 12-20-21 and you can pick up on 12-23-21.
Chloe’s Eatery is located at 2872 Lawrenceburg, North Bend, OH 45052
🎄 Clybornes would love to feed you with one of their Christmas Meal Kits. Prepared by the Looking Glass Hospitality chef team, the Christmas Meal Kit provides you with everything you need to serve a delicious holiday meal for your family and friends. Gluten-free meal kits are available.
Order online and pick up at Clyborne’s on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. You can schedule a custom pickup time between 11am and 3pm (based on availability).
Clybornes: 5948 Snider Road, Mason, Ohio 45040
🎄 Cork and Cap of Hyde Park is offering a Holiday Beef Wellington Lit for the season. You can reserve a kit via DM on Facebook or put your name on the list. More details should be coming up from them soon. Check out the post here.
Cork and Cap of Hyde Park is located at 2637 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Cracker Barrel has a Holiday Heat N’ Serve Family Dinner that serves a smaller crowd (4-6) or their Holiday Heat n’ Serve Feast that serves 8-10. New for 2021 is their Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner. The meals include: Spiral Sliced Sugar Cured Ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, mac & cheese, your choice of 2 Country Sides, and yeast rolls (depends on which option you choose). Available for pickup 12/21-12/28, while supplies last.
Cracker Barrel has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
🎄 Crown Republic (one of my personal favorites!) is offering their Holiday Meal Kits with 3 selections in 2021. Choose from lasagna bolognese, maple ham style pork loin or prime rib style NY strip, plus a choice of salads and dessert. You can also add other items on from their A La Carte Menu choices. Packages serve 4-6 guests and include cooking instructions.
Pickup will be on December 24, 2021 from 10am – 12pm.
Crown Republic is located at 720 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
🎄 deSha’s is listing Two Convenient Holiday Carryout options. One is a tradition Ham Dinner with three sides and cornbread. Kids portion available. Second is a Prime Rib Dinner with sides and cornbread. Appetizers, salads and desserts are available a-la-cart. Pre-order by Dec 22. Heat-at-home available on Dec 23 & 24. Hot & Ready available on Dec 24 after 3pm.
deSha’s is located at 11320 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249.
Eddie Merlot’s is offering a Holiday Entertaining Menu for 2021 and it includes loads of options. Christmas Combo meals include a fully cooked ham or turkey plus lots of tradional sides. You can also order a la carte from their Holiday Menu. Christmas ordering deadline December 21 by 7pm. Pickup your food anytime they’re open on Dec. 24, 2021.
Eddie Merlot is located at 10808 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
🎄 Eli’s BBQ offered a Christmas Combo last year and we’re hoping to see something similar from them soon. Stay tuned!
Available at all Eli’s locations: Riverside, Findlay, Harper’s Point, Liberty Township, Newport and select Kroger locations
🎄 Empanadas Aqui is offering their popular Party Packs. Packs will feed 4 or 6. Meal includes Plato Navideno (hallacas, ensalada de gallina, pan de jamon, pernil) and a choice of dessert. Order by noon on Tuesday, 12/21 for pickup by 4pm 12/24.
Call in your order at 513-701-9500.
Empanadas Aqui is located at 322 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 4504
🎄 Fausto at the CAC is offering a yummy Christmas Dinner Kit. The kit will feed 2 but you can add additional servings when you order. The dinner will be include: Riverside Farms Confit Turkey Leg; local mashed potatoes with confit garlic, creme fraiche, and fines herbes; charred cabbage salad with smoked almonds, dates and local cheddar; roasted root vegetables and local pumpkin with maple, crispy shallot and scallion butter. Christmas Kits will be ready for pick-up on December 23rd. Cutoff to order is going to be December 20th.
Fausto at the CAC is located at 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
The Fresh Market has lots of options for your Christmas and Holiday Meals To Go ordering. Choose from a whole roast turkey meal, spiral sliced honey ham, standing rib roast, or even a Turducken! Some of their items are fully cooked and ready to heat at home. Some of their items require you to do the cooking so be sure to read the descriptions.
Fresh Market has multiple locations. Search for a market near you here.
🎄 Good Pie Y’All is ready to help you with Christmas Brunch & Dessert on Dec 22 and 23. Items offered include cranberry orange sweet rolls, cinnamon rolls, breakfast bakes and more. Feeling generous, give a Holiday Gift pack of 3″ Cutie Pie sampler gift box. Order now, for pickup on December 22, 3-6pm in Madeira and Thursday, December 23, 12-3pm in Sharonville.
Good Pie Y’All has two pickup locations – 8221 Miami Ave., Madeira and 3327 Creek Rd. in Sharonville.
🎄 The Governor is offering their Feast of the Seven Fishes in 2021 it looks pretty amazing! All items serve approximately 4 people. Choose from smoked white fish dip, shrimp scampi, grilled broccolini, lobster alredo, grilled octopus, cioppino, and pesto roasted salmon.
Pick up on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Call to order: 513-239-8298
The Governor is loacted at 231 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150.
🎄 Latin House is offering a Holiday Dinner that includes your choice of meats (roasted pork shoulder, roasted turkey, roasted chicken, maple glazed ham, or cranberry apple pork chops), and three sides (choose from 3 cheese mashed potatoes, coconut crusted asparagus, mac and cheese, stuffing, white rice with black beans, white rice with read beans, yuca). Enjoy all of that plus rolls, garlic butter, and flan for dessert. Serving sizes are 4, 8, or 12 people. Preorder by December 18, 2021 – online, in store, or by phone at 513-908-5154. Pickup is on Dec. 24 by 2pm.
Latin House is located at 823 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🎄 Leyla Mediterranean will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for take out orders. It looks as though their full menu will be available. Check out items such as lamb chops, a huge variety of kebabs, fish entrees, Lahmacun (Kurdish style pizza), Soujouk Pide (Kurdish flatbread with toppings), and much more.
Leyla Mediterranean is located at Anderson Towne Center, 7418 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
🎄 LuciusQ has some awesome Holiday Take and Bake Meals. They’re partnering with Avril-Bleh Meat Market and Revel OTR Urban Winery to bring you a local meal including slow-smoked hams, homemade sides, fresh-baked pies, & perfectly-paired wines. Take & bake meals will be fully cooked and provided with reheating instructions to be picked up on December 23rd between 3- 7pm or on December 24th between 11am and 2pm. Deadline to order is noon on 12-22-21.
LuciusQ is locate at 1131 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
🎄 Midwest Best BBQ is offering Holiday Meals for 2021. Their ready to bake meal offering includes Smoked Ham or Smoked Turkey Breast, roasted red potatoes, green beans, mac n cheese, apricot glazed carrots, sweet potatoe souffle, and rolls. They have meals for 5, 10, or 20 people. You can also choose some good eats from their a la carte menu. Order deadline is Sunday, Dec. 19 with pickup being on Friday, Dec. 24, 12-4pm. Order online or by phone at 513-965-9000 (they ask that you do NOT leave your order via voicemail).
Midwest Best BBQ is located at 669 Justice Ct., Loveland, Ohio 45140
🎄 Oakley Kitchen will help you knock the holiday out of the park with a Smoked Turkey Breast from the Campfire Foods Group Commissary. It comes with a bottle of Eli’s BBQ sauce and feeds 10-12 people. Pick up is on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 at Oakley Kitchen, 11am-8pm.
Oakley Kitchen: 3175 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
🎄 Out of Thyme Kitchen is offering Complete Meal Packages which includes the main entree of your choice (choose from beef tenderloin with red wine sauce, brown sugar + clove spiral ham with mustard sauce, or sage + apple turkey breast with gravy), 2 starch sides, 2 veggie sides, one soup/salad and one freshly baked bread choice. You can even add a “Bake” for the next day with choices from things like lasagna, egg strata, and more AND/OR some holiday appetizers.
Call 513-781-4637 to order or order online here
Out of Thyme Kitchen: 11915 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249.
🎄 Pickles & Bones Barbecue has a Holiday Heat and Eat available for this year. Included is red wine braised pot roast, braised carrots and onions, mashed yukon gold potatoes, green bean salad with bleu cheese, almonds, cranberries, and buttermilk rolls. Choose your dessert from toasted white chocolate cranberry cake or Josh’s peanut butter chocolate pie. Everything is prepped and ready to heat when you need it. Multiple sizes feed 4 -10.
Call 513-317-2214 to order for carryout on December 23.
Pickles & Bones can be found at 1149 Ohio 131, Milford, OH 45150.
🎄 Sweets & Meats BBQ has a Holiday Feast for 2021. Choose from smoked meats, holiday sides, and dessert. Additional menu items can be added. This one feeds 4-6. Orders must be placed online (or by phone at 513-888-4227, ext. 3) no later than 12-17-21 (or until they sell out). Curbside pickup is offered on Christmas Eve, 12-6pm.
Sweets & Meats BBQ is located at 2249 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
🎄 Tēla Bar + Kitchen will be offering a 2021 holiday meal but it hasn’t been announced yet. We’ll updates as soon as they post their menu for this year.
Tēla Bar + Kitchen is located at 1212 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
🎄 Tortilleria Garcia – for when you want something different! Last year they had a Christmas Pack. Nothing better to warm up on Christmas with your loved ones and enjoy some delicious Mexican champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate). Served a-la-carte. Tamales (veggie, chicken, pork, sweet), mole, pozole, or ensalade de fruta. Orders in by Dec 22nd for pickup on 12/24.
Two locations: Springdale or College Hill.
Whole Foods Market is serving up a variety of options including a Classic Christmas Dinner Menu, Christmas Brunch Menu, a Vegan Christmas Menu, a Vegetarian Christmas Menu, and more. All holiday orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Pickup is usually available on the actual day of the holiday, except for Christmas Day. Food is sold chilled upon pickup (reheating instructions are provided). Order here.
Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order and include both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations.