CitySurfing Orlando’s 2019 Picks For Christmas Dinner In Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Christmas Dinner in Orlando 2014

Christmas dinner is an annual tradition enjoyed by families, but sometimes you don’t feel like cooking or you’re on vacation in Orlando and want to enjoy your Christmas dinner out at a restaurant.

Luckily, there are plenty of places to enjoy a good Christmas dinner, and I’ve put together a list of our picks for restaurants serving up feasts on Christmas Day 2019:

AMERICAN KITCHEN BAR & GRILL
Located at B Resort, Lake Buena Vista
Offering a special holiday menu featuring Pecan Wood-Fired Roast Organic Turkey ($29) or Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib ($34) with various sides included.

AMISTA COOKHOUSE
Located at Loew’s Sapphire Falls Resort at Uniersal Orlando
Cost: $59 adult; $27 age 3-9; Free 2 and under
Enjoy a holiday buffet featuring an impressive spread of seasonal favorites with a Caribbean twist to chef stations to delightful desserts. Dinner also includes festive entertainment with appearances by Universal Orlando characters, face painter and balloonist. Adults (ages 21+) can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Cubanita cocktails for just $15 more.

BELLA VITA
Located at Clarion LBV, Lake Buena Vista
Cost: $29.99 adult; $13.99 age 4-12; Free 3 and under
Celebrate Grinch-mas with a Who-ville themed buffet starring the Grinch himself. Enjoy photo opportunities with the Grinch every half hour during the buffet. Entrees on the special Christmas buffet include Roast Beef, Braised Short Ribs with a Cherry Demi Glaze, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, Chef’s Famous Crab Cakes, and Pan Seared Airline Chicken Breast with Rosemary Cream Sauce. 10% discount on adult meals with prepaid reservations.

BIG FIN SEAFOOD KITCHEN
Located in Dellagio Town Centre, Dr. Phillips
Open 4:30-9pm Christmas Eve and 4-9pm Christmas Day serving their regular menu.

CAFE OSCEOLA
Located at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando
Cost: $69.95 adult; $29.95 age 4-11; Free 3 and under
The holiday buffet features an abundance of dishes, from seasonal classics to chef stations to a dessert extravaganza. Price includes unlimited champagne and mimosa’s (for adults 21 & up), and complimentary valet parking. There is a 25% discount for Florida residents.

CANVAS RESTAURANT + MARKET
Located at 13615 Sachs Avenue, Lake Nona/Orlando
In addition to their regular menu, Canvas is offering the following holiday specials (available through Jan 1) : Scallop Crudo (Pickled kumquat, roasted pistachio, smoked salt, black radish, red sorrel) – $15; AACO Waygu Strip Steak (Wild mushrooms, roasted sunchokes, beet greens, Cabernet Demi-Glace) – $70

CHROMA MODERN KITCHEN + BAR
Located at 6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Lake Nona/Orlando
In addition to their regular menu, Chroma is offering three holiday entrée specials and two mini-desserts, available through Jan. 1:  Risotto (Smoked and Braised Ham Hock, Confit Tomatoes, Leeks, Grana Padana, Demi-Glace) – $29; Wagyu New York Strip (Charred Broccolini, Carrot Puree, Peppercorn Sauce) – $65; Oven-Roasted Sea Bass (Almond Crust, Beurre Blanc, Orzo Pasta) – $31; Mini Apple Pie – $4.50; andPumpkin Cheesecake – $4.50.

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE
Located at 9150 International Drive, Orlando
Open 3-8pm on Christmas serving up their full menu of steaks and signature favorites.

GARDEN GROVE RESTAURANT
Located at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Cost: $48.99 for adults, children ages 3-9 are $26.99, and children under 3 will be free
Christmas Day Dinner Buffet highlights include 36-hour short rib with caramelized cabbage and red wine sauce; roasted leg of lamb with mint chimichurri; smoked ham with cranberry and green apple chutney; rotisserie chicken with potato silk and chicken gravy; potato gnocchi with bacon, braised kale and roasted garlic sauce; seared corvina with wild mushroom ragout and truffle cream; various sides, starters, salad and an assortment of pastries and desserts. For reservations, please call 407-934-1618.

HARRY’S POOLSIDE BAR & GRILL
Located at Rosen Center Hotel, Orlando
Cost: $29.95 per person
With this four-course, prix fixe dining experience, you will have a choice of starters, Harry’s salad or seafood gumbo, and an entrée that could be traditional roasted turkey, Pan-Seared Salmon, or New York Strip, all with sides, plus dessert. Parking is included.

MIA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN
Located at 8717 International Drive, Orlando
Cost: $29 per adult and $15 for children under 12
Serving a special 3-course Italian Christmas dinner. Main courses include: Spaghetti al Vino Rosso, Fennel-Rubbed Pork Loin, or Chargrilled Swordfish. They’ll also be serving their regular menu, including the “Bottomless Dining” option.

RAGLAN ROAD
Located at Disney Springs
Cost: $28.95 adults; $14 kids
Offering a special Christmas menu of butter & herb roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, and other sides. Regular menu also available.

ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL
Located at 9840 International Drive, Orlando
Cost: $50.95 adult; $19.95 age 4-11; Free 3 and under
An extensive buffet features holiday favorites such as roast turkey, along with stations featuring seafood, carving, sushi, and more. Includes complimentary mimosas and champagne for those 21+, and valet parking.

TAPA TORO
Located at ICON Park Orlando
Cost: $30 per person
Serving a 3-course meal featuring unlimited paella or our prime rib special along with salad and dessert. Flamenco entertainment included. Also available Christmas Eve.

TAVERNA OPA
Located at Pointe Orlando, Orlando
Cost: $28 per person; Minimum 4 people required
Enjoy a Greek family-style feast, live belly dancing entertainment, in-house DJ and lots of dancing. Also available Christmas Eve.

TEAK NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL
Locations in Maitland and MetroWest
Teak Neighborhood Grill Maitland will be open from 11 am to 10 pm on Christmas Eve and open on Christmas Day from 4pm-10pm. The Teak Neighborhood Grill MetroWest location will be open from 11 am to 2 am on Christmas Eve and 4 pm to 12 am on Christmas Day. Both will be serving their regular menus.

TERRALINA CRAFTED ITALIAN
Located at Disney Springs
On Christmas Day, the restaurant will offer Seared scallops over fresh pasta carbonara for $36, in addition to their regular menu.

TODD ENGLISH’S bluezoo
Located at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Cost: $42
Offering a special dish of Colorado Lamb Oscar, forked Yukon gold potatoes, brown butter carrots, parsnip puree, au blanc pearl onions, lump crab, sauce hollandaise ($42), in addition to the regular menu. For reservations, please call 407-934-1111.

TONY ROMA’S
Located at 8560 International Dr, Orlando
No special holiday menus, but Tony Roma’s will be open Christmas Eve and Day serving their regular menu.

VILLA DE FLORA
Located at Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee
Cost: $80 adult; $40 age 4-12; Free 3 and under
Enjoy a multi-station buffet which includes seafood, carving station, pasta, and more, set in the grand dining room of a European villa. Adults 21+ can add unlimited house wine and champagne for $25 additional.

WINE BAR GEORGE
Located at Disney Springs
They’ll be serving Santa Carota Short Ribs, Red Wine Braised Half Chicken, and Chocolate Ginger Cake with house-made peppermint ice cream, alongside select items from its regular menu. Choose from more than 140 wines available by the glass, bottle and ounce.

Other options open on Christmas Day for dining include the resort restaurants at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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