Wondering what to eat on Christmas Day in Fort Worth?  Do you want something a little more fancy that’s a little less work for you? Maybe you’ve got the home décor down but you want to spice up your traditional table? Here are seven restaurants where you can have yourself a merry little Christmas lunch or dinner, or grab some tamales (what’s the holiday season in Fort Worth without tamales?). Reservations are a must.



Blue Mesa Southwest Grill offers a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday at home. Grab a holiday Fajita Party Pack To Go to serve eight people. You’ll feast on queso blanco, guacamole, and chicken taquitos for starters. Combo steak and chicken fajitas with veggies, a duo of Adobe pie black beans, pico, plenty of flour tortillas, and chocolate fudge brownies round out the package. You can also bring home beverages, like the signature Blue margaritas! Please allow 24 hours' notice for pick up. If you want to dine in, brunch at Christmas (or New Year’s Day) features all of the above and more, and also includes mimosas, coffee, or soft drinks. Brunch runs $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-11, and children under age five are free.

B&B Butchers’ Christmas menu features all the help you’ll need if you’re not in the mood to cook a holiday meal. In December you can get all or part of a holiday meal with just 48 hours notice. You can order Prime Rib, Beef Wellington, pork roast, an appetizer platter of cheese and charcuterie, or desserts. The restaurant is closed on Christmas Day, but you can enjoy the restaurant’s regular menu for Christmas Eve brunch and dinner seatings. And don’t forget to visit the ReinSteer!

Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine offers you the opportunity to semi-home-make your holiday dinner (or if you want to buy the whole meal, they won’t tell – all meals come ready to reheat). Get turkey or beef, sides that include the legendary chili cheese grits, and dessert. The “leftovers” package includes enough for meals for the next day. Pay attention to the deadline on the website as the restaurant’s closed for Christmas.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is open Christmas day if you’re looking for an indulgent dining experience that includes prime rib and seafood –– they offer a limited version of their regular menu.  If you’d rather take dinner to go, the special holiday family packs the decadent surf and turf, along with favorite sides and dessert.  If you’d like all the elegance of the steakhouse with lighter fare and a nice view of Sundance Square, visit Del Frisco’s Grille. Their take-home family meal packs and sides (pricing varies) include soup, salad, truffle mac’n’ cheese, your choice of main dish, and seasonal dessert.

At the Omni Hotel, Christmas day brunch takes over the second-floor foyer from 11am until 3pm. Brunch at the Omni features traditional holiday foods like turkey, roast beef, a yule log and minced meat pie and Christmas cookies. If you’re more of a contemporary diner, there’s ceviche, olive oil-poached trout, lox, beef carpaccio, and breakfast items as well.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is open Christmas night. The restaurant’s regular menu options are fairly traditional surf-and-turf, but they also have keto-friendly, gluten-friendly (made with care but prepared in a kitchen that’s not gluten-free), vegetarian, and light menu options with selections under 800 calories. If you’d like to take home selections from the regular menu, you can do so with 48 hours’ notice.


Tamale Options in Fort Worth

Esperanza’s Restaurant and Bakery is best known as Joe T. Garcia’s sister restaurant, but the food here is as good as anything on their big brother’s menu! Call early for your tamale order –– pricing varies by the type of tamales you want.

Hot Damn Tamales will ship their traditional pork, beef, or chicken, along with vegan and vegetarian versions right to your door (pricing varies by type) if you can’t make it to the storefront on Magnolia Ave.

Ibarra’s Tortilleria becomes the Christmas Tamale Command Center this time of year. The masa’s house-made and you can order just the masa if you want to make your abuelita’s recipe in your own kitchen. Pricing depends on whether you want a dozen pork, spicy pork, chicken, or homemade brisket tamales.

Magdalena’s offers a selection of tamales to augment your meal. Choose from a selection of pork, chicken, or veggie options. These are made from hand-ground masa, and each order comes with red and green salsa, along with reheating instructions.

Ol’Gringo Tamale Company wins the award for both selection and creativity. You’ll find everything from dessert to traditional to vegan tamales, and they’re all gluten- and lard-free.