Perhaps cooking isn’t your forte or maybe you just want to spend less time in the kitchen this Christmas. No matter the reason, here are our recommendations if you are looking to eat out or get carry-out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana! ​

NOTE: The following information is correct at the time of publishing. Please call ahead to confirm the restaurant's status before visiting for dine-in or carryout.

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The restaurants in this section are open for Christmas Eve ONLY — not Christmas Day. (To see restaurants open Christmas Eve AND Day, scroll to the next section.)

Arena Bar and Grill

1567 W Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 489-0840, open 11am - midnight

Bagger Dave's

2886 E. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 498-2082, open 11am-4pm

BakerStreet Steakhouse

4820 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 484-3300, open 11am-11pm
Reservations preferred

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

4010 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 459-6700, open 11:30am-7pm
Reservations preferred

Black Canyon Steakhouse

1509 W Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 203-5900, open 11am-5:30pm
Reservations required

Casa! Ristorante

Carryout pans of Casa Salad & Lasagne available 11am-3pm - dining room closed. Call ahead to order (260) 436-2272
7475 West Jefferson, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See their family carry-out pans here.

Cork 'N Cleaver

221 E Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 484-7772, lunch 11am-2pm & dinner 5-8pm
Reservations preferred

Cracker Barrel

1609 W Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818, (260) 489-1855, open 7am-2pm
10427 E Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, (260) 492-7500, open 7am - 2pm
Pickup a heat and serve meal from their menu here.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

10105 Auburn Park Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, Auburn Road Location, open 7am-5:30pm
All other locations open 8am-5:30pm

Eddie Merlot’s

1502 Illinois Rd S, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 459-2222, open 3-8pm
Reservations recommended

Giordano's

10180 Diebold Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 366-4787, open 11am-8pm

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

Open for takeout brunch only, 12-2pm. Order their Christmas Eve Take & Heat Brunch here.
1825 W Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808, (260) 203-4045, open for Brunch 10am-4pm

Mad Anthony Brewing

2002 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 426-2537, open 11am-4pm
Reservations preferred

Mitchell's Sports Bar & Grill

6179 W Jefferson Blvd b, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, open 3pm-10pm

Nawa

126 W Columbia St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 399-7501, open 5-10pm
Reservations preferred

Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine

2882 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 739-5387, open 11am-9:30pm

816 Pint and Slice

816 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 423-6600 open 11am-2pm

Proximo

898 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 459-6150, open 7am-11pm
Reservations preferred

Shigs In Pit

2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 387-5903, open 11am-6pm

6250 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, (260) 222-8802, open 11am-6pm

8506 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 338-4888, open 11am-6pm

The Hoppy Gnome

203 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 422-0070, open 11am-11pm
Reservations preferred

Trolley Steaks and Seafood

2898 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 490-4322, open 11am-9:30pm
Reservations recommended

Wu’s Fine Chinese 

Open for Christmas Eve, 11am-9:30pm
Open for takeout-only on Christmas Day
4411 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 483-0899

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Restaurants Open Christmas Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The restaurants listed below are also open on Christmas Eve.

Angel's Cafe

6532 E State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815, (260) 748-0874

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 8am-2pm. Carryout options available as well.

Asakusa

6224 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 490-6888, open 1-9:30pm

China Palace*
*Open for carryout only on Christmas Day

5810 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 747-0370, open 11am-7pm

Davey's Delicious Bagels

1006 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 424-2233, open 9am-1pm

Double Dragon Restaurant

117 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 422-6426, open 11am-9pm

Golden China

5820 Challenger Parkway, Fort Wayne, IN 46818, (260) 489-6725, open 11am-8pm

Great Wall Buffet

3824 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 432-8258, open 10am-10pm

Hainan House*

*Open for carryout-only on Christmas Day
1820 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 747-3936, open for carryout 11am-9pm

The Han Dynasty

6401 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 755-2338, open 11am-9:30pm

IHOP 

Open for dine-in 24/7 (for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well)

4403 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 483-8435

1535 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 490-4467

6839 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 432-9040

Koto

301 E Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 482-4288, lunch 11am-2:30pm, and dinner 5:30-10pm

New Hong Kong Restaurant

3245 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, (260) 485-8803, open 11am-10:30pm

Ruth's Chris Steak House

224 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 444-5898
Place your reservations or order one of their Holiday Meals to Go here. Take a look at their Holiday Meals for Two here.
Reservations required, must call for reservations any day Christmas week
Open Christmas Eve, 11am-11pm
Open Christmas Day, 3-8pm

Sakura

5828 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 459-2022, lunch served 11am-2:30pm and dinner 4:30-9:30pm
Reservations recommended

Starbucks

Fort Wayne's Dupont and Auburn Road Starbucks locations will be open 7am - 2pm on Christmas Day. All other Fort Wayne locations will be closed after 6pm on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day.

*This post was originally published in December 2017 and has been updated.