Local Restaurants Open on Christmas

| December 14, 2022

Christmas Day will be here sooner than you think. Planning ahead is always a good idea. If your Christmas plans do not include cooking, then we have some information you may find useful. Here are some local restaurants that can help you feed your hungry family on Christmas. It may be helpful to bring cash to tip those who will be serving you on the holiday.

AMI Beach Café

The Anna Maria Island Beach Café will be open on Christmas Day. Their breakfast menu is available from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The dinner order includes ham, turkey and traditional trimmings including corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and stuffing (trimmings may vary). You can pre-order on the website. The café points out that seating will be first-come, first served. The AMI Beach Café is located at 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

Euphemia Haye

If your idea of Christmas dinner involves fine dining, Euphemia Haye may be exactly what you are looking for. They will serve a full menu on Christmas Eve from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Christmas Day from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A special dish for the holiday is Bavarian-Style Roast Goose dinner – Sliced roasted goose with giblet gravy served with a German potato dumpling and sweet & sour red cabbage. There is an extensive wine list to be enjoyed in the quaint cottage ambiance. Upstairs, diners will find the Haye Loft, an upscale lounge and dessert room. Because of their limited seating and frequent returning guests, the restaurant strongly recommends making reservations as early as possible. The restaurant is located at 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida 34228. Visit their website for more information.

Pier 22

Located in nearby Bradenton, Pier 22 is one of the local restaurants that offer magnificent waterfront views, charming ambiance, and scratch-cooked meals. The restaurant will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. The day will feature a chef-created holiday menu. Reservations are recommended and those can be done online. Pier 22 is located at 1200 1st Ave W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

Columbia Restaurant

This Spanish restaurant has a location in nearby Sarasota and gives you the opportunity to add a little international flair to your Christmas dining. They are open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Christmas Day and will serve their normal dinner menu. In addition, the Columbia is offering two specials of the day. First is Lechon Asado, roasted pork marinated with sour orange juice, garlic, oregano and bay leaves. Second is a traditional baked, sugar-glazed Virginia ham dinner. They are located at 411 St. Armands Cir., Sarasota, FL 34236. Visit their website to see their menu or to make reservations.


After a big day or family, gifts and maybe getting up earlier than you wanted, getting ready and going out to a restaurant may not be what you want to do. We understand. If that is the case, why not have dinner come to you? Dominos will be delivering on Christmas Day between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. You can also pick up your order at the store located at 5606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 or order from their website.

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let our local experts help make your Holiday on Anna Maria Island a new favorite memory.

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