The Best Miami Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2022

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Christmas is almost here! If you still don’t have plans for the holiday, make your way to one of these great restaurants for a meal to remember. Happy holidays!

ADDIKT Modern Kitchen

Enjoy Christmas morning with breathtaking views of the Downtown Miami skyline. Situated on the 15th floor of W Miami, ADDiKT Modern Kitchen offers their new dynamic brunch menu featuring classic dishes with a Miami twist such as their shrimp & grits made with jumbo shrimp, smoked cheddar, green peppers, bacon, and scallions; mango and chia seed pudding made with fresh Mango, agave and toasted coconut; and more. The indoor-outdoor Sunday brunch celebration is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and features, live music from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

ADDIKT Modern Kitchen is located at 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website

Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker’s popular Chinese Take Out event is back this year! Chef Jimmy Lebron will be serving a special menu featuring a variety of dumplings, General Gui’s Chicken, pork char siu, and Dan Dan Noodles.

Escape the holiday madness and into Freehand Miami’s backyard oasis and revel in the Tales of Cocktail’s award-winning Best American Hotel Bar. The Broken Shaker’s handcrafted cocktails are composed of elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from garden herbs and spices, fresh-pressed produce, and exotic ingredients from around the world. 

Broken Shaker is located at 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website

CJ’s Crab Shack

CJ’s Crab Shack will be open regular hours on Christmas Day, so whether you’re early to rise or plan on sleeping in, you’ll be okay. The Ocean Drive staple will be serving up all its crowd favorites including snow crab, Alaskan king crab, fried shrimp, grouper in a bag, and more. A full bar is also available, too, so make the most of your day off with Long Island Iced Teas, frozen vodka lemonades, and strawberry daiquiris.

Costa Med

Over on Key Biscayne, Costa Med is letting guests sleep in for the holiday. The restaurant will be closed for lunch, but will reopen for dinner with its regular menu. The Mediterranean-inspired eatery will serve up best-sellers like steak tartare, burrata and prosciutto, grilled octopus, lobster ravioli, seared scallops, lamb chops, and a ton of other standouts—this menu has a little bit of everything to make sure everyone has a memorable Christmas dinner. 

Jaya at The Setai

East meets West at Jaya at The Setai to create a spectacular holiday dining experience. On Christmas Day, indulge in a dazzling Christmas Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Priced at $135 per adult and $75 per child (ages 5-12), the festive twist on the signature brunch will include a holiday bar. Guests can enjoy crafted cocktails and chilled chocolate ganache accompanied by a renowned live jazz quintet. Replete with endless Louis Roederer Champagne and dine on a lavish buffet featuring elevated breakfast classics and Southeast Asian dishes. 

Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

The Lobster Shack

A sibling to CJ’s Crab Shack, The Lobster Shack focuses on the other shellfish favorite: lobsta. With two outposts on Miami Beach, you’re never too far from tasty warm and chilled lobster rolls (plus many other highlights like fish tacos, seared tuna salad, baked oysters, clam chowder, and fish in a bag). There’s so much to try here that you might as well come for Christmas lunch AND dinner. The Lobster Shack also offers a kids menu, so all ages are welcome. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun. 

RED South Beach

If you’re looking for a holiday brunch, RED South Beach has you covered this year with a special one featuring pulled pork Benedicts and other delicious surprises. The premier steakhouse will also be open for dinner, so visitors can indulge in the eatery’s famous filet mignon, porterhouse, and prime ribeye steaks. Reservations are strongly recommended.  

Rusty Pelican Miami

Celebrate Christmas at Miami’s iconic and historic Rusty Pelican restaurant. Guests can indulge in a four-course brunch or a la carte dinner while enjoying panoramic views of the sparkling Miami skyline starting at $92 per adult and $35 for children for brunch. Diners can also indulge in delicious cocktails by adding on the bottomless mimosa special for $30. 

Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website

Strawberry Moon

On Sunday, December 25, Miami Beach’s Strawberry Moon will be offering a special Christmas menu to tis the season with! From small plates such as poached pear and burrata and pork belly, and full entrees including Herb Roasted Prime Rib and Dover Sole, guests can expect a flavorful Christmas menu.

Strawberry Moon is located at 601 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.  

SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill

Kick back and eat well at SUGARCANE raw bar grill this holiday season.  Enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings with a full brunch menu (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and holiday specials that include lobster and shrimp tamale, chestnut soup, and braised rioja short rib benedict. Move into dinner service (5 pm to midnight) and enjoy a full all-day menu with additional holiday specials including braised rioja short rib, pan-seared duck breast, and coquito crème brulée.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill is located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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