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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Orlando 2023

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

From resort restaurants, and standalone favorites, to the grandest of holiday buffets, Orlando offers Christmas Day Dinner for everyone, and here at Gotta go Orlando we've brought together all the dining options throughout Orlando.


Where To Eat Christmas Day Diner In Orlando 2022

Orlando Christmas Day Dinner Guide 2023


The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate, and here in Orlando, it's an extra special time as the theme parks and attractions transform into magical winter wonderlands, entertaining guests from throughout the world.


Christmas Day is especially special, and whether you're an Orlando local, or a traveller who calls Orlando your home, away from home, we've put together a delectable list of dining locations offing special Yuletide Feasts fit for a hungry Santa Claus and all his elves!


Enjoy the list, and make sure to check it twice of course, we're sure you will find somewhere just perfect for you and yours to celebrate Christmas Day here in Orlando.


Have a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!


Locations:



Please note:

Reservations are strongly recommended and required where noted.


Prices do not include taxes, service charges and gratuities.


Theme Park Christmas Day Dining

Theme Park Christmas Day Dining


Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offer delicious foods and flavors throughout the resort to celebrate Christmas and the Holidays.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Disney's Hollywood Studios is a holiday buffet, which features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy all dressed up in their holiday best.



Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays, with a fun mix of tourists and locals, all coming together to celebrate.


With a spectacular selection of restaurants to eat, fun bars to catch a drink, make Disney Springs your new tradition this Holiday season.


Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant

Both Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway at Disney Springs will be serving delightful dishes paired with top-notch hospitality.


PaddleFish at Disney Springs

Paddlefish at Disney Springs

At Disney Springs, Paddlefish will offer Santa’s Seafood Boil complete with Key West Pink Shrimp, Cedar Key Little Necks, PEI Mussels, corn bread, red potatoes and sweet corn ($49), and a bottle of Paddlefish White ($50) or Paddlefish Red ($60).


STK at Disney Springs Thanksgiving Dinner Orlando

STK at Disney Springs

Whether you made the good list or the naughty list this year, the ONLY place on YOUR list should be STK Orlando this Christmas. Join us for Christmas Eve & Day Dinner; featuring our Signature Prime Rib & Turkey (Full Menu also available). Eat, drink & be merry – STK Style!


Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs

Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs

Cozy up with heartwarming Christmas Day fare at Terralina Crafted Italian. The Disney Springs eatery will serve grilled lamb chops with creamed spinach and artichokes, wild mushroom and parmesan risotto cake, mint and basil sauce topped with crispy leeks ($46), plus a Poinsettia cocktail ($14).



Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs

Enjoy Christmas Day dining at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs, including butter and herb roast turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, duck fat roasties, honey glazed carrots, bacon braised Brussels sprouts, sausage and walnut stuffing, red wine jus and cranberry sauce.

Call 407-938-0300 to reserve your table..



JALEO at Disney Springs

Jaleo at Disney Springs will be open and in addition to their usual menu of tapas, paellas and shareable plates, the're offering specials from Chef Kristoffer Anderson, such as butternut squash soup and pumpkin cheesecake.


You can also j enjoy brunch on Christmas Day, there's no better way to begin your holiday than with a Spanish-style brunch on the waterfront!


SeaWorld Orlando Thanksgiving Dinner

Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld Orlando

Enjoy a fascinating view in an upscale, signature full-service restaurant that puts world-class entrees on your plate and a window into the world of sharks before your eyes.


Enjoy holiday menu specials this season at Sharks Underwater Grill, available now through Christmas Eve, December 24.


Sharks Underwater Grill is located within SeaWorld and a park admission is required to dine here.



Universal Orlando Resort

Discover a world of holiday flavors throughout Universal Orlando theme parks and hotels this holiday season, and on Christmas Day you will discover a ton of choices for where to celebrate.


Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort


Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort will serve a Christmas Day buffet in the Tuscan Ballroom from 12 – 8 p.m., as well as a Christmas Day menu at Mama Della's Ristorante from 5 – 10 p.m.


Price:

$80 adults, $37 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (Tuscan Ballroom)

$65 adults, $25 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (Mama Della’s Ristorante).


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will have a Christmas Day Brunch in The Kitchen.


Price: $75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9, under 3 free.


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando will offer a buffet breakfast at Jake's American Barfrom 7 – 11 a.m., as well as a Christmas Day buffet at Islands Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Price

$29 adults, $16 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (Jake’s American Bar)

$75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (Islands Dining Room)


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando is serving up two Christmas Day buffet options at Amatista Cookhouse . Choose between a breakfast buffet from 7 – 11 a.m. or a lunch buffet from 12 – 4 p.m.


Price: $29 adults, $16 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (breakfast); $75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9, under 3 free (lunch).


 

Thanksgiving dining on International Drive Orlando

International Drive Area

The Holidays is a real busy time here in Orlando, and down on I-Drive there is a huge choice of hotels and restaurants offering delicious Christmas Da specials that families can gather around and enjoy together.

So cheers to a Christmas that is sure to be full of good times, and a feast on I-Drive that exceeds expectations!

Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Rosen Center on International Drive

Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive, Orlando

On International Drive, Rosen Centre Hotel will host a jolly holiday buffet from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. featuring soups, market salads, local and international cheeses, and tropical fruit, seafood, pasta, and more. The meal will also include unlimited champagne and mimosas for adults 21 and up.


Price: $64.95 adults, $27.95 children 4-12, under 4 free.


Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive, Orlando

Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive, Orlando

The Thanksgiving Buffet at the Rosen Plaza Hotel is bringing happiness to hungry bellies with a bountiful holiday buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with soups, salads, seafood, pasta, fresh hot entrees and delectable desserts.


Price: $55.95 adults, $23.95 children 3 – 11, under 3 free.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Rosen Shingle Creek

Rosen Shingle Creek on Universal Boulevard, Orlando

The luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek adorned with festive holiday décor, offers a delectable Christmas Day brunch at Cafe Osceola from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., featuring breakfast items, soups, salads, seafood, a carving station and dessert.


Price: $89.95 adults, $37.95 children 4 – 11, under 4 free.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Cafe Tu Tu Tango International Drive Orlando

Cafe Tu Tu Tango at ICON Park, International Drive, Orlando

From 11 am - 4 pm, enjoy a special holiday edition of bottomless brunch at Cafe Tu Tu Tango,


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Mia's Italian Kitchen Orlando

Mia’s Italian Kitchen on International Drive

Mia’s Italian Kitchen will serve a three-course fixe-prix holiday meal with an Italian twist. Entrees include pan seared branzino, steak alla pizziaola, and a traditional Christmas ham with amarena cherry glaze.


Price: $39 per person


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Tradewinds At Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld

Tradewinds Restaurant at Renaissance Orlando Seaworld Hotel

From 1 pm – 6 pm, Tradewinds at Renaissance Orlando will serve a sumptuous holiday buffet.



Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit

Enjoy Christmas dinner with some Spanish flair at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit at ICON Park. Festive options include a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., followed by a la carte Christmas dinner offerings from 4 – 10 p.m.


Price: $45 adults, $16 children under 10 (brunch).


Kavas Tacos + Tequila

Kavas Tacos + Tequila

Kavas Tacos + Tequila will offer a Special Prix Fixe Menu.


Choice of Appetizer: Chicken Flautas, Black Bean Empanadas, Ceviche

Choice of Entrée: Skirt Steak, Mango Mezcal Salmon, Chicken Fajitas

Choice of Dessert: Churro Donut Sammies, Coconut Tres Leches, Cookie & Horchata


Price: $39 per person.


 

Thanksgiving dining Lake Buena Vista Area​

Lake Buena Vista Area​

Nothing compares to a Holiday vacation in Orlando. The warm weather, world class attractions, and amazing food, perfect ingredients for a memorable vacation for all the family.

Lake Buena Vista is at the heart of the action and offers so many wonderful options for Christmas Day dinner.



Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando, located near Disney Springs in the Bonnet Creek resort area will deck the halls with holiday menus at two of its acclaimed eateries, plus festive cocktails at St. Nick’s Holiday Bar.


Bull & Bear: Enjoy Chef’s holiday favorites with an optional wine pairing program at the award-winning Bull & Bear, featuring Hawaiian Salt Crusted Prime Rib with a decadent assortment of sides and a rich chocolate dessert. Available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Oscar’s Brasserie: Oscar’s Brasserie will offer a family-friendly buffet of classic holiday fare from 5 – 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, featuring honey glazed ham, roast natural turkey and roast prime rib.


Price: $80 adults, $40 children 6 – 12.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Caribe Royale

Caribe Royale Orlando on World Center Drive

Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Caribe Royale Orlando enjoy sparkling holiday ambiance and the warmth of the season at an incredible Christmas Day dinner at The Venetian Chop House, Orlando’s most elegant fine-dining destination.


Enjoy a delicious prix-fixe menu featuring chef-driven takes on seasonal classics, with an optional pairing of Old and New World wine selections by our sommeliers.


Price: $120 adults, $60 children 4 – 10.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista on Palm Parkway

Enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista’s Bella Vista Ballroom, featuring a scrumptious spread with traditional favorites. In addition to entrees of beef brisket, carved honey ham and pan-seared salmon, the buffet will feature savory sides, a chef-attended mashed potato bar and a decadent dessert display, all with complimentary red and white wine for guests 21 and up.


Price: $35.95 adults, $17.97 children 4 – 11, under 4 free.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando

Signia by Hilton Orlando at Bonnet Creek

Multiple Christmas Day dining options await at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, plus six festive drink specials across the resort.


La Luce: Savor an Italian holiday tradition, the Fiesta dei Sette Pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes), at modern Italian country kitchen La Luce. Featuring items like octopus carpaccio, Risotto Con Aragosta, and shrimp pizza Positano, both the specialty menu and the regular La Luce menu will be available from 6 – 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 – 25, 2023.


Harvest Bistro: Harvest Bistro will offer a traditional holiday dinner buffet from 5 – 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, featuring family favorites like roasted Carolina turkey and herb crusted ribeye.


Price: $70 adults, $38 children 6 -12.


Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner In Orlando

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

Enjoy Christmas Day dining at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa.


At Citron, enjoy a decadent prime rib feast on Christmas Eve from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. On Christmas Day, enjoy an a la carte dinner menu from 2:00pm to 6:00pm with an emphasis on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients grown onsite at Whisper Creek Farms. Reservations required; 407-393-4488.


At Primo, savor fresh, Mediterranean-inspired dishes from the la carte menu on Christmas Eve from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. On Christmas Day, enjoy a rustic Italian farm-to-table feast featuring roast turkey, local seafood, and more seasonal offerings from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Reservations required; 407-393-4683.


 Orlando World Center Marriott on World Center Drive Thanksgiving Dinner Orlando

Orlando World Center Marriott on World Center Drive

Orlando World Center Marriott will offer a buffet of classic American fare at Latitude & Longitude Restaurant.


The cheerful spread will include herb-rubbed prime rib, roasted pork tenderloin and pesto-rubbed Florida Snapper, a selection of savory salads and sides, and plenty of dessert to help spread Christmas cheer.


Price: $70 adults, $30 children 4 – 12, under 4 free.


Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace on E Buena Vista Drive Thanksgiving Dinner Lake Buena Vista

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace on E Buena Vista Drive

LetterPress Restaurant at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace will have a Christmas Day buffet featuring all your holiday favorites.


Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Thanksgiving Dinner Lake Buena Vista

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Tesoro Cove at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek will serve a Christmas Day Buffet featuring seasonal starters, carving stations, a wide range of desserts, and even a “corn off the cob” station.


Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen

Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen

Indulge in a festive family-style feast at Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.


To celebrate the holiday season, they are bringing family traditions from their homes to your table. The Feast of the Seven Fishes at Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen is an homage to their culinary team’s family heritage that fully embraces the bold flavors which landed their restaurant in the first-ever Michelin Guide for Florida. Visit Four Flamingos to view the menu and find a table.


The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will offer special Christmas menus at its two MICHELIN Guide restaurants.


Capa Steakhouse & Bar: One-MICHELIN-Star Capa Steakhouse & Bar will offer its full a la carte menu along with festive holiday specials from 5 – 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.


Ravello: MICHELIN Recommended Ravello will offer a decadent buffet from 2 – 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.


Price: $150 adults, $55 children 2 – 12.


 

Kissimmee Area Thanksgiving Dinner options

Kissimmee, Celebration, Four Corners


This Christmas Day, let somebody else can do the cooking, and in Kissimmee there is so many hotels and restaurants offering delicious options for Holiday dining with the entire family.

In fact, the hardest decision of your vacation will be deciding where to eat on Christmas Day.


The Wilson Orlando

The Wilson Orlando

The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood will offer a family-style three-course menu for Christmas Day.


Guests will be served Festive Cornbread for the table with all meals, plus choice of salad, baked Brie with baguette, or a trio of crostini to start. Then, guests can choose either Glazed Honey Ham with all the trimmings or for a $15 per person upcharge, Prime Rib with horseradish cream. For dessert, guests can select either Coffee Cake or a Chocolate Cake with eggnog whipped cream.


Price: $85 adults, $25 children 2 – 12.


Columbia Restaurant in Celebration Thanksgiving Dinner

Columbia Restaurant in Celebration

Your feast at Columbia in Celebration will start with a cup of soup or the original 1905 salad, served with hot Cuban bread.


A full menu will be available at Columbia, along with a choice of Christmas Day Specials.


Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Resort

On Christmas Day, Margaritaviile Orlando will serve a tropical-themed brunch including roast beef, honey glazed ham, teriyaki salmon, a variety of sides, and a dazzling dessert display.


Christmas brunch can also be delivered to guests staying onsite at the Margaritaville Cottages.


Price: $60 adults, $20 children 2 – 12.


 

Restaurant Row Orlando Thanksgiving dinner

Neighborhood Favorites


Whether you are on vacation or a local enjoying the holidays in your hometown, Orlando offers an endless choice of restaurants serving a delicious Christmas Day dinner.


Orlando is a foodie paradise, and this Christmas you won’t have to spend your day in the kitchen, toiling over a hot stove to enjoy the perfect meal.



4 Rivers Smokehouse

Enjoy Christmas Day dinner at home with prepared proteins and sides from 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations in East Orlando, Kissimmee, Longwood, SODO, Winter Garden and Winter Park.


Tis’ the season for some smokin’ good BBQ! During this holiday season let 4 Rivers make your holiday meal. Whether it is our slow-smoked smoked turkey that is seasoned in our Turkey Rub with aromatics such as thyme, rosemary and sage or our beef brisket that is rubbed with our 4R Brisket Rub and smoked for 18 hours, there is something for everyone.


Order by Tuesday, 12/19 at 5:00 PM and pick up your meal on 12/23. Heat to serve on Christmas Day. Pick-up is only available on 12/23.



Bar Louie

Stop by Bar Louie on Christmas Day to enjoy a host of food and drink specials. The late-night concept features an array of elevated entrees including Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Steak Frites, Monterey Chicken and more.


With the purchase of a bar bite and two main plate entrees, dine-in guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine this Christmas. Bar Louie’s regular menu will also be available on Christmas day during normal service hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


The Alfond Inn at Rollins Thanksgiving

The Alfond Inn at Rollins

In Winter Park, The Alfond Inn at Rollins will offer Chef David Ellin's inspired Christmas Day feast nestled within the elegant ambiance of Hamilton's Kitchen.


The Grand Bohemian Orlando

The Grand Bohemian

Dine artfully at the Grand Bohemian this Christmas. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal from 5:30pm-9:00pm.


Price: $70 per person



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