Restaurants and Stores That Will Cook Christmas Dinner for You

Would your Christmas be a bit jollier if you didn’t spend it in the kitchen? Below is a list of local restaurants and grocery stores that would be more than happy to lend a hand.

If you are not a fan of preparing large holiday dinners, but adore hosting and having your loved ones together for Christmas, try one of the many great catering options available in the area.

Many local businesses offer catering packages, take-and-heat dinners and more that will make it easier to spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season.


Cafe Gaston

14448 John Humphrey Drive


Cafe Gaston is offering full Christmas Eve and Christmas Dat meals for people.

  • Prime Rib Dinner-(feeds 10-15 people)--includes vegetables, mashed potatoes, & bread sticks. $299.99
  • Beef Tenderloin-(feeds 6-8 people)--includes vegetables, mashed potatoes, & . $179.99
  • Pork Tenderloin-(feeds 8-10 people)--includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, & bread sticks.--$94.99
  • Seasoned Turkey-(feeds 6-8 people)--includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, & bread sticks. $84.99

Customers can also choose off the restaurant's our catering menu and the restaurant can package it.

Pickup is on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Call if for further details at 708-403-3663.

Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant and Winery

15690 S. Harlem Avenue


Open Christmas Eve from 11:30am, last seating at 9:30pm

Closed Christmas Day

As of Wednesday afternoon the reservation list was quite full and it is recommended to call at your earliest convenience to reserve a table.

Their full catering menu is available for takeout. The manager asks that 24 hours notice is given for large orders but added that many orders can be filled within 4 hours, so do not hesitate to call in those last minute requests.

Mimi’s Café

16154 LaGrange Road


Open Christmas Eve 7am-8pm for dine-in and carry out. 

A Holiday Feast To Go to is offered for $89.99 and includes a full dinner for 6-8 featuring a 10-12 lb slow roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, gravy, cranberries, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots and broccoli and a carrot raisin nut loaf.

The full catering menu is available as well.

Mimi’s management asks that all catering orders be placed at least 24 hours before desired pick-up time.

94 West

15410 S. 94th Ave.


94 West is open on Christmas Eve from 11am with last seating at 8pm

Open Christmas Day from 1pm-6pm  

The full 94 West menu is available for the holiday for dine in and if families would rather enjoy their offerings at home, a catering menu can be customized to suit your needs.  The management asks that orders are placed by Sunday, December 23rd for orders to be filled on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Grocery Stores

Jewel Osco

9352 W 159th St.


Open Christmas Eve until 6pm, but deli closes at 5pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

Although Jewel Osco offers many options for holiday catering, this location was out of turkeys and hams as of Wednesday evening.  The Prime Rib package (serves 6-8 people) is available with all sides for $69.99.  24 hours notice is requested.

Jewel Osco

17930 Wolf Rd.


Open Christmas Eve until 6pm, but deli closes at 5pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

This location has four different options for holiday catering.  A Classic Turkey Dinner for $49.99, Ultimate Turkey Dinner $69.99, Holiday Ham Dinner $49.99 and Prime Rib Dinner $69.99.  All options include sides and were still available as of Wednesday afternoon.  The deli staff asks that customers call 24 hours in advance to place catering orders.

*Dinners require re-heating.


15701 S. 71st Ct.


Meijer is open on Christmas Eve until 7pm and closed on Christmas Day.

The deli at Meijer offers prepared meals for the holidays and said that there is no deadline for placing orders, but asks that customers call to see if any dinners remain before coming in to pick up.  

Whole Foods

15260 S. La Grange Rd.

(708) 364-1350

Open Christmas Eve from 7am to 7pm

Closed Christmas Day

Whole Foods offers traditional Turkey with all of the sides for $89-$119, Organic Turkey Dinner for $159 and a Deluxe Dinner for $189 that includes:

  • Harvest Salad 
  • Wild Mushroom Strudel
  • Whole Roasted Midwest-Raised Turkey*
  • Wellshire Nugget Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze 
  • Classic Mashed Potatoes 
  • Traditional Herb Stuffing 
  • Green Beans with Shallots and Fresh Herbs 
  • Roasted Harvest Root Vegetables with Brussels Sprouts 
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes 
  • Organic Fresh Cranberry Relish 
  • Organic Homemade Turkey Gravy 

Management at Whole Foods Orland Park requests that all orders be placed by Saturday, December 22nd.

*requires 2 hours to heat and brown in the oven.

Know of other places in town that will serve Christmas Dinner? List them in the comments.


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Dan Garr December 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Chesdan's Pizzeria in Homer Glen offers all of their catering items cold with cooking instructions !
Ben Feldheim December 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Thank you.


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