September 17, 2021

Give Me The Mike

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Twin Cities restaurants open on Christmas Day 2020

Order takeout and support these Twin Cities restaurants open Christmas Day 2020.

I love when people message me asking for advice. This question comes from Jennifer via my Facebook page.

“Love all your stories and lists! They are such a life saver! I am curious if you have one for restaurants open for Christmas Day in the Twin Cities?”

Jennifer, ask and you shall receive!

Restaurants open Christmas Day 2020 in the Twin Cities

Cecil’s Deli

651 Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul 55116

  • Christmas Day takeout from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Deli is open Christmas Day from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • A Christmas Day reuben…yes please!

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

Inside Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington 55425

  • Christmas Day takeout and room service from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fogo de Chão

645 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403

  • Christmas Day takeout from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Dinner menu all day


Inside Hotel Ivy
1115 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis 55403

  • Serving a special Christmas Day takeout menu from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • 3 course dinner with salad, choice of Honey Glazed Ham or Roasted Beef Ribeye with all the trimmings, and dessert
  • Optional wine pairings are available

Nicollet Island Inn

95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis 55401

  • Serving a four-course dinner to go between December 24th – 27th for $69 per person
  • Main course includes choice of prime rib, grilled seabass, or gnocchi
  • Also offering New Year’s Eve takeout


2719 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis 55408

  • Lovely Vietnamese restaurant located along Eat Street in Minneapolis
  • Christmas Day takeout from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

920 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis 55402

  • Christmas Day takeout from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Also offering New Year’s Eve takeout from 2:00 – 9:00 pm

Mystic Steakhouse

Inside Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW, Prior Lake 55372

  • Indigenous tribes are sovereign nations, which means they make their own decisions on operations
  • In-person dining is currently available at the Mystic Steakhouse
  • On Christmas Day, they are offering a $75 per person 2 pound live lobster dinner with baby bok choy and clarified butter

Additional resources

If you want food from a chain restaurant, this list might help. Today reports that some Applebee’s, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Domino’s will be open on Christmas Day, however, I couldn’t confirm Christmas Day hours for Minnesota locations online.

Finally, if you’re in Rochester, Pescara is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.