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Boulder Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Traveling for the holidays? Or maybe you just want to get out of doing dishes. If you're looking for a place to dine out in Boulder for Thanksgiving or Christmas, the restaurants below would gladly host you (and clean up after you, too). 

Please note, reservations are always recommended for holiday dining.

Thanksgiving  |  Christmas Eve  |  Christmas Day 

Open on Thanksgiving Day

Hotel Boulderado Thanksgiving Buffet
Seasonally prepared buffet and dessert menu on the historic mezzanine.

Boulder Cork
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Open 12-7pm.

Chautauqua Dining Hall
Open, special holiday menu.

The Corner Bar at Hotel Boulderado
Full menu and Thanksgiving specials. Open 11am-8pm.

Frank's Chophouse
Open, special holiday menu.

Greenbriar Inn
Traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Open 11:30am-7pm (reservations required).

Jill’s Restaurant at St. Julien Hotel and Spa
Thanksgiving Day buffet 11:30am-1:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm.

The Kitchen
Open noon-8pm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Salt Bistro
Open noon-7pm.

Spruce Farm and Fish at Hotel Boulderado
Full menu and Thanksgiving specials. Open 7am-8pm.

Open for Thanksgiving Take-Out

Zolo Grill Throwback Pop-Up at Centro Mexican Kitchen
Ready-to-heat trays of Zolo’s classic enchiladas, banana cream pies and large-format cocktails for pre- or post-Thanksgiving Day feastin'. Order here.

Smoked Thanksgiving Turkeys from West End Tavern
Whole smoked turkeys, cranberry sauce, brown gravy, pumpkin pie and cocktails. Order here.

Holiday Sides & Raw Bar Platters from Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Large-format dishes for takeout, including lobster mac and cheese, crawfish gumbo and steamed PEI mussels. Jax is closed on Thanksgiving but will be open the day before and after. Order here.

Open on Christmas Day

Jill’s Restaurant at St. Julien Hotel and Spa
This restaurant inside the St. Julien Hotel and Spa is an especially festive spot, with a special Christmas tree in the hotel lobby. Brunch and Candlelight Dinner on Christmas Day

Hotel Boulderado Christmas Buffet
Gather under a spectacular, stained-glass ceiling on the historic mezzanine, around the beautifully adorned 28-foot Christmas tree, and enjoy a sumptuous holiday menu.

Hotel Boulderado Christmas Tree

The Corner Bar at the Hotel Boulderado
Open Christmas Day

Spruce Farm and Fish at the Hotel Boulderado
Open Christmas Day  

Open on Christmas Eve

Jill’s Restaurant at St. Julien Hotel and Spa
This restaurant inside the St. Julien Hotel and Spa is an especially festive spot, with a special Christmas tree in the hotel lobby.

Spruce Farm and Fish at the Hotel Boulderado
Open Christmas Eve 

Aloy Thai
Open Christmas Eve

Chautauqua Dining Hall
Open Christmas Eve

Corrida
Open Christmas Eve

Frasca Food & Wine
Special Christmas Eve "Feast of the Seven Fishes" Dinner
Five courses of upscale seafood-based fare. $195 per person with an optional wine pairing

Greenbriar Inn
Open Christmas Eve, 4-8pm, reservations required

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Open Christmas Eve
Regular menu plus a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu

The Kitchen
Open Christmas Eve

Mateo Restaurant Provencal 
Open Christmas Eve

Oak at Fourteenth
Open Christmas Eve with a special prix fixe menu

Post Brewing Co.
Open Christmas Eve

West End Tavern
Open Christmas Eve

Boulder restaurant owners, let us know if you have holiday meal service and are not listed above! Email Abbie Youngs to have your restaurant added.