Do you need a little help with this year’s Christmas Eve/Christmas meal? If so, here are the restaurants, food trucks, and bakeries in Central Arkansas with pre-order options, as well as a few places that will be open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.
Per usual, this is a working list, so if you’d like to be included, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to update.
Baja Grill in the Heights: Open Christmas Eve 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brood & Barley: They are taking pre-orders now. Your choice of beef tenderloin ($265) or oven roasted salmon ($200) with sides. Copper penny brown butter braised carrots, lemon garlic broccolini, roasted beet salad, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls with butter, a whole cheesecake and Dave’s famous egg nog! Serves 4 to 6 people. All items will be available a la carte as well if you want to pick up just sides or just the main dish. Call today, or by Tuesday, December 22 to pre-order. Pick-up before 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Call 501-400-8967.
Bulgogi Korean BBQ (Conway): Open on Christmas Eve. Bulgogi will also be open on Christmas Day at 11:30 a.m.-7:30-sh p.m.
Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets: Currently taking pre-orders for pecan, pumpkin, caramel, lemon, cherry, apple, chocolate, and coconut pies. $24.50 (plus tax). Call 501-842-2125. Pick-ups on December 23 at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cypress Social: Here’s is the full holiday menu. Please place your pre-order by December 19. Pick-up will be December 23, between 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Delta Biscuit Co.: They have you covered for Christmas brunch pre-orders.
Doe’s Eat Place: Doe’s will be open on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for tamale-only pick-ups.
Fassler Hall: Will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Filipino Munchies Food Truck: Check out what they have available for pre-orders.
Gadwall’s Grill: Will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Graffiti’s: Here is Graffiti’s full holiday menu.
King Frys Food Truck (Morrilton): Will be open from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. on Christmas.
La Terraza Rum & Lounge: Here is their full holiday menu.
Lucky’s: Open on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Mama’s Gyros Grill: Will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Christmas Tin Baklava available for pre-order.
Milano’s Italian Grill: Will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
PattiCakes Bakery: Open until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Petit & Keet: Here’s the full holiday menu. Please place your pre-order by December 19. Pick-up will be December 23, between 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Ridgewood Brothers BBQ (Russellville): Will have whole meats for pick-up on Christmas Eve. All orders need to be emailed to: email@example.com
Rosie’s Pot & Kettle Café: Will be open on Christmas Even from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be doing breakfast all day. For holiday pie (apple, banana cream, cherry blueberry, chocolate cream, lemon icebox, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, and strawberry) and casserole pre-orders, call 501-747-1456.
Sauced Bar and Oven: Will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Seaton’s Scott Place (Scott): Seaton’s is doing smoked turkeys. Pre-orders will be taken throughout December with pickups on Christmas Eve (they will be open until 2 p.m. that day). 501-961-1100.
Smoke Beast BBQ: Orderswill be available for pick-up Christmas Eve from 6-8 p.m. or Christmas Day 10-11 a.m. Delivery is available for orders over $75 (within 10-15 miles). Pick-up location will be shared once your order is placed. All invoices must be paid by December 21.
SO Restaurant-Bar: Open on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Star of India: Will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. They are also taking orders for family packsuntil Christmas Eve and only need 20-30 minute notice.
Stoby’s: Open until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Suttle’s Road Hog BBQ: Open on Christmas Eve. They will also be taking pre-orders on Christmas hams and turkeys, as well as pies and other desserts. 501-882-1034.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café: Here are the full detailson holiday take-and-bake orders.
The Croissanterie: Here’s the is the full menu for pre-orders.
The Faded Rose: Will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Library Kitchen + Lounge: Open 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Verona Italian Restaurant (Conway): Will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
White Hall Fresh Market: Will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They are currently taking orders on seafood boils.
Yellow Rocket Concepts: All restaurants (Big Orange, Local Lime, Lost Forty, ZAZA, and Heights Taco & Tamale Co.) will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family meals are available at all locations and can be ordered online.