Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to enjoy a meal with your loved ones at one of Austin’s best restaurants, with none of the prep or clean up!  Check out who made our Top 10 list of Austin restaurants that are not only delicious but also open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Paul Martin’s Austin Grill: Located at the Domain shopping center, Paul Martin's American Grill is a great place to grab dinner after that last-minute shopping trip. They will be featuring a special holiday menu complete with wine pairings. Shopping, holiday specials, and wine? Yes, please!

Brix and Ale: If brunching is your thing, you won’t want to miss the Brix and Ale Christmas Day brunch featuring live music and a holiday favorites menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required for this one.

Threadgill’s: On Christmas Eve, Threadgill's Riverside Drive location will be putting on a holiday gospel show accompanied by an all you can eat brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As an added bonus, The Threadgill’s North location will also be open, and neither requires reservations.

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Fonda San Miguel: Fonda San Miguel's annual upside-down Christmas tree tradition will be on display this year alongside their Christmas Eve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 mimosas and a delicious Spanish menu make this spot a can’t miss this holiday season!

Noble Sandwich Co.: If you’re looking for a catering service this Christmas, Noble Sandwich Co. is offering a holiday menu for pre-order. Orders placed by December 18 will be ready for Christmas and will feature a pecan-smoked turkey, pineapple sage glazed ham shoulder, and various sides.

L’Oca d’Oro: The traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes will be served family-style at L’Oca d’Oro. It will include 7 seafood dishes being served over 4 courses, with an option to add unlimited house wines for $25. Priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children, reservations are available by phone or email.

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse: Located on the beautiful Lake Travis, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse will be serving up wonderful views and a buffet-style brunch on Christmas Eve. $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for children will get you access to an omelet station, carving station, and much more. They will begin serving dinner at 4 PM, featuring their regular menu plus holiday specials.

Texas French Bread: Dinner and crossing items off your shopping list all in one? Yes, please! Texas French Bread will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM on Christmas Eve, featuring its regular menu but also offering baked goods such as cookie tins and holiday breads for purchase. They can be bought in store or pre-ordered and make the perfect holiday gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa: If you’re feeling stressed this holiday season, grab dinner at the Christmas buffet after hitting the spa at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa The buffet will be open from 6 to 9 PM on both Christmas Eve and Day, priced at $42 for adults, $21 for children, and free for kids under 5.

Dai Due: Check out Dai Due Christmas Eve brunch featuring its locally sourced menu, which is all the rage these days. The restaurant will close at 3 PM on Christmas Eve, making this the perfect spot for a bite before a long night of wrapping presents!

Nothing says Christmas more than being surrounded by friends, family, and delicious food. With these picks, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful meal and festive ambiance; and again, did we say no cooking or clean up?! Try any of these restaurants open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for a jolly good time! 

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