Take out meals make vacations so much easier. Adobe Stock / By Gregory Lee
From festive on-the-go treats to classic menus, here’s what Delaware restaurants are serving up this holiday season.
The holidays have traditionally been a very stressful time of year and, with COVID-19 throwing additional roadblocks on gatherings this season, planning a holiday meal can seem especially overwhelming right now. Instead, avoid the stress and consider supporting local restaurants in the state that are open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Plus, did we mention that these take out are utterly delicious?
Pick up a holiday meal to go from The Back Burner. Starters range from giant shrimp cocktail to stuffed imperial mushrooms, and appetizer choices include prime rib, stuffed salmon, beef tenderloin, crab cakes and more. Order by December 21 to ensure availability.
425 Coin Hockessin, Hockessin • 239-2314
Big Fish takes care of your holiday meal. Check out the Home for the Holidays menu online and choose from seafood dinners, turkey and ham dinners, homemade sides and even a four-course Christmas Eve menu that serves six, and much more . Orders must be placed by December 21 for Christmas Eve Pickup as Big Fish is closed on Christmas Day.
720 Justison Street, Wilmington • 652-3474
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Christmas catering at Caffé Gelato has something for everyone. Choose from half platters or full platters including options like spiral ham, homemade butternut squash and ricotta ravioli, red skinned potatoes and more. Order before December 21; see the full menu here.
90 E. Main St., Newark • 738-5811
Kick off the holidays with Harry’s Christmas Eve à la carte menu in the restaurant from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., or bring the party home with Harry’s Christmas Eve take out menu, which offers everything from creating your own surf and turf field to mac and crab cheese and cheese, among the many sideboard options.
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 475-3000
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Market Kitchen & Bar offers meals on site or to take away on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy the delicious tastes of the pepper crusted salmon medallion as a starter or a choice of grilled tenderloin and roasted chicken breast for a starter.
100 Mainland Drive, Newark •
Order take out holiday treats from Piccolina Toscana before December 20 for Christmas Eve pickup. Feasts serve four for $ 180 and include entrees like halibut, roast beef tenderloin and rack of lamb, along with included sides. See the menu here.
1412 N. DuPont St., Wilmington • 654-8001
Rosenfeld’s Rehoboth Beach location is open on Christmas Day and is a great option to stop in and grab favorites like the reuben sandwich, matzo ball soup, or stuffed cabbage.
18949 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach • 645-1700
Open on Christmas Day, Summer House serves a party menu complete with entrees like Christmas queso dip, main courses, sides, and homemade desserts – and don’t forget the featured cocktails.
228 Rehoboth Avenue. Rehoboth Beach • 227-3895