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16 Tampa Bay restaurants offering Christmas dinner specials to-go

Treat your family to a restaurant-quality holiday meal at home.
You can order a holiday meal to-go from the Capital Grille.
You can order a holiday meal to-go from the Capital Grille. [ Courtesy of The Capital Grille ]
Published Dec. 17, 2020

Want a restaurant-quality meal to eat in the comfort and safety of your own home? Here’s a list of area restaurants offering Christmas dinner specials to-go.

  • HEW Parlor and Chophouse: Located inside the historic Fenway Hotel, HEW is offering a three-course holiday meal including a house salad, rolls and bread, Chateaubriand of beef, roast turkey, grilled ham steak, whipped potatoes, stuffing, roasted asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cranberry orange marmalade, pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse layer cake. Dinners are $65 for adults and $25 for children. To place an order, call 727-254-7256 from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Orders must be placed by Dec. 20. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy: Maggiano’s is offering a holiday carryout bundle including bread, Caesar salad, Mom’s Lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, choice of chicken parmesan or chicken piccata, two slices of cheesecake, two pieces of butter cake and lemon cookies. Bundles serve four to six people and cost $95. Add a bottle of wine for $25. To place an order, call 813-288-9000. Pick-up available through Dec. 24. 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa.
  • Metro Diner: Metro Diner takes the stress out of holiday cooking with a “heat and eat” holiday feast. Meals include ham, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cornbread stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Meals serve up to eight people and cost $14.99 (for one serving), $55.99 (for four) and $109.99 (for eight). To place an order, go to metrodiner.com. Orders must be placed by Dec. 21. For location information, go to metrodiner.com.
  • Elevage at the Epicurean Hotel: Elevage is offering an upscale Christmas meal to-go that includes Bern’s dry-aged prime rib, porchetta, salad of local greens, roasted squash, broccolini, Swiss chard, whole roasted Branzino, whipped potatoes and assorted desserts. Dinners are $72 for adults, $25 for children. To place an order, call 813-999-8726. Orders must be placed by Dec. 22. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa.
  • Dr. BBQ: Dr. BBQ is offering holiday feasts to-go that feed up to 12 people. Dinner includes smoked turkey, stuffing, gravy, choice of two sides and a pumpkin or apple pie. Prices range from $125 (6-8 people) to $200 (10-12 people). To place an order, call 727-443-7227 or go to drbbqs.com. Deadline to order is Dec. 21. 1101 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Fuzzy’s is taking the “humbug” out of the holiday by offering Baja-inspired family meals. The taco meal includes choice of two meats or vegetable, choice of two sides, chips, salsa, queso and all the fixings. The fajita meal includes choice of meat with vegetables, choice of two sides, all the fixings, sopapilla bites and icing. Meals are $35-$50 (taco) and $55-$70 (fajita). To place an order or find area locations, go to fuzzystacoshop.com.
  • Fresh Market: Fresh Market has essential holiday meals (feeds 3-5), traditional holiday meals (feeds 8-10) and holiday feasts (feeds 12-14). Meals include your choice of ham or turkey and all the fixings. Prices range from $59.99-$159.99. To order and find a location near you, go to thefreshmarket.com. Deadline to order is Dec. 19.
  • Sonny’s BBQ: Sonny’s has “build your own BBQ bundle” packages to feed groups of four to 10. They include choice of two to four meats, three to five sides, and bread. Prices range from $39.99-$79.99. To order or to find a location near you, go to sonnysbbq.com.
  • The Lucky Dill: Lucky Dill wants to “make your Christmas dinner a smash hit” with New York City-inspired meals including your choice of pineapple rum glazed ham, turkey, roast beef or prime rib. Dinners start at $70. To order, go to luckydilldeli.com or call 727-789-5574. 33180 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.
  • Pollo Tropical: Pollo Tropical offers up two of their most popular dishes as party bundles. Get your choice of a Tropichop or Classic Pollo bundle. The Tropichop bundle includes your choice of chicken or pork, two bases, beans, three toppings and two sauces. The Classic Pollo bundle includes 2 1/2 chickens, choice of rice and black beans. Bundles cost $44.90-$51.90. Upgrade the Classic Pollo bundle to half chicken/half pork for an additional charge. Each bundle feeds up to 10 people. To order and find the location nearest you, go to pollotropical.com.
  • Olive Garden: Olive Garden is offering two chilled, ready-to-bake family meals. Choose from cheese stuffed shells or classic lasagna. Both come with a house salad, Italian dressing and 12 breadsticks. Both feed five to six people and cost $39.99-$44.99. To order for curbside pick-up, go to olivegarden.com.
  • The Capital Grille: This three-course, family-style meal features a whole roast beef tenderloin, with your choice of North Atlantic lobster tails or scampi-style jumbo shrimp, salad, sides and cheesecake. Upgrade to a four-course meal; elevated sides are available. Dinners start at $250. Price varies by package and side choices. To order, or for more information, go to thecapitalgrille.com.
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s is offering a four-course holiday dinner for takeout. Get your choice of Chilean sea bass or herb roasted tenderloin, with shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and sides. Dinners serve two to six people and range from $150-$250. To order, go to eddiev.com.
  • Seasons 52: Seasons 52 has created “The Green Box” meal for the holidays. Each box comes with a choice of wood-grilled tenderloin or a whole side of Cedar plank salmon, salad, sides and six mini desserts. Dinners serve four to six people. Boxes start at $125. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. To order, go to seasons52.com.
  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Cheddar’s family bundles include choice of baby back ribs, chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination platter. They all come with two family-sized sides and six croissants. Bundles start at $24.99. To order for curbside pick-up, go to cheddars.com.
  • Bahama Breeze: Get a taste of the Caribbean with island-inspired To Go Party Packs for four. Packs include choice of two appetizers and choice of jerk chicken pasta, grilled chicken in cream sauce or seafood paella. Each pack costs $50 and can be ordered at bahamabreeze.com.