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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Dining Out & Ordering In on Christmas

Categories: Wine & Culinary

Christmas is a magical day that everyone looks forward to each year due to the general cheer, spirit of giving, and scrumptious holiday feast. While homemade gingerbread cookies, oven-baked ham, buttery mashed potatoes, and the other expected Christmas dishes & desserts are incredible, it takes a lot of work to whip up everything in the kitchen for the entire family.

If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen (and your sanity) this year, you'll be happy to know that you have other options for a holiday feast in Bloomington. Make Christmas a relaxing day for you without compromising the feast the family is expecting — check out these local restaurants that are offering pre-ordered meals and/or dine-in on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.

Several plates filled with authentic Indian cuisine from Taste of India

PRE-ORDERED MEALS

Bob Evans

Bob Evans will offer several meal packages for Christmas pre-orders, available for pickup or delivery. Choose from four dinners, two that serve up to 10 people, one that serves up to eight people, and one that serves up to four people. Call the restaurant at (812) 334-2515 or visit their website to place your order.
 

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will offer several meal packages for Christmas pre-orders, available for pickup from December 21-28 (excluding Christmas Day). Choose from three dinners, one that serves 8-10 people and two that serve 4-6 people. Call the restaurant at (812) 323-9114 or visit their website to place your order.
 

Hive

Hive is accepting pre-orders for a holiday meal for four, as well as a la carte desserts and sides, via their online ordering form and by phone. The menu can be found on their website. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 202 at noon for pick-up between 11:00 am-7:00 pm on Thursday, December 23. 
 

Two Sticks Bakery

Two Sticks Bakery is offering pre-ordered desserts for pickup any time after 10:00 am now through Christmas Eve. Offerings include a mini cookie box, mini bar box, festive cookie cake, take & bake cinnamon buns, and strawberry pistachio Swiss rolls. To place your order, call the bakery after 10:00 am at (812) 668-2125.


DINE-IN

Amrit India

Amrit India will be open from 11:00 am-2:15 pm and 4:30-9:30 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Asuka

Asuka will be open from 11:00 am-11:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Best Taste

Best Taste will be open from 11:00 am-9:30 pm on Christmas Eve, serving their regular menu.
 

Bob Evans

Bob Evans will be open for sit-down dining from 7:00 am-7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. They'll serve their regular menu, as well as the special holiday offerings available for pre-ordered meals.
 

Casa Brava

Casa Brava will be open from 11:00 am-4:00 pm on Christmas Eve, serving their regular menu.
 

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will be open for sit-down dining from 7:00 am-2:00 pm on Christmas Eve. They'll serve their regular menu, as well as the special holiday offerings available for pre-ordered meals.
 

Denny's

Denny's will be open 24 hours on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Domo Steak & Sushi

Domo Steak & Sushi will be open from 2:00-9:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Dragon Chinese Restaurant will be open from 11:00 am-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Dragon Express

Dragon Express will be open from 11:00 am-10:30 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Gourmet Garden

Gourmet Garden will be open from 11:00 am-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Homie Hot Pot & Sushi

Homie Hot Pot & Sushi will be open from 11:00 am-11:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

IHOP

IHOP will be open 24 hours on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

India Garden

India Garden will be open from 11:00 am-3:00 pm and 5:00-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Korea Restaurant

Korea Restaurant will be open from 11:00 am-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Mr. Hibachi

Mr. Hibachi will be open from 1:00 am-10:30 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Siam House

Siam House will be open from 11:00 am-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve, serving their regular menu.
 

Sunny Palace

Sunny Palace will be open from 11:00 am-10:30 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Taste of India

Taste of India will be open from 11:00 am-3:00 pm and 4:30-10:00 pm on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, serving their regular menu.
 

Alyssa Davis

Alyssa Davis

Alyssa is the Digital Content Coordinator at Visit Bloomington. She's also a proud Indiana University alumna, Millennial cat lady, and Formula 1 enthusiast. 

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