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.)

Bagger Daves

2886 E. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 498-2082, open 11am-5pm

BakerStreet Steakhouse

4820 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 484-3300, open 11am-10pm
See their Holiday carry-out specials here, available for pickup on Christmas Eve.
Reservations preferred

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

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

Black Canyon Steakhouse

1509 W Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 203-5900, open 11am-7pm
Take a look at their family carry-out meals here.
Reservations preferred

Casa! Ristorante

7475 West Jefferson, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 436-2272, open 10am-3pm 
Select catering options available - dining room closed. 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

All Four Locations, open 8am-5:30pm

Don Hall's Gas House

305 E Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 426-3411, open 11am-7pm
Reservations preferred

Eddie Merlot’s

1502 Illinois Rd S, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 459-2222, open 4-8pm
See their Holiday carry-out menus here.
Reservations recommended

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

1825 W Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808, (260) 203-4045, open for Brunch 10am-4pm
Order their Holiday carry-out dinner or make reservations for Christmas Eve here.
*Reservations required

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 5-9pm
Reservations preferred

Proximo

898 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 459-6150, open 7am-10pm
Reservations preferred

Shigs In Pit

2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 387-5903, open 11am-8pm

6250 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, (260) 222-8802, open 11am-8pm

8506 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 338-4888, open 11am-8pm

See their Holiday Meal Helpers here for full carry-out family meals.

The Hoppy Gnome

203 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 422-0070, open 11am-10pm
Reservations preferred

Trolley Steaks and Seafood

2898 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 490-4322, open 11am-9pm
Order from their heat-from-home menu here.

Takaoka

305 E Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 424-3183, open 4-6:30pm
Reservations preferred

Steak at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

Arena Bar and Grill

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

Open Christmas Eve, 11am - midnight
Open Christmas Day, 5pm - midnight

Asakusa

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

China Palace

5810 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 747-0370, open 11am-9pm

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-9pm

Great Wall Buffet

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

Hainan House

1820 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 747-3936

Carryout only on Christmas Day — 11am-9pm

The Han Dynasty

6401 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804, (260) 755-2338
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11am-9:30pm

IHOP 

Open for dine-in until midnight, then carry-out only from midnight - 5am (for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

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-10pm

Nori Asian Fusion Cuisine

2882 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, (260) 739-5387
Open Christmas Eve, 11am-8:30pm
Open Christmas Day, 4-8:30pm (carryout only)

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 recommended

Open Christmas Eve, 3-9 pm
Open Christmas Day, 3-8 pm

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

Wu’s Fine Chinese 

4411 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 483-0899, open 11am-9:30pm

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