Where to Eat Out on Christmas Day in Orlando

If you want to give yourself a present on Christmas Day or you're visiting Orlando for Christmas, you have several choices of where to eat a festive holiday meal. 

Here's a listing of some of the best places to sit down for dinner in Orlando on Christmas Day. As on all holidays, the smart money is on making reservations as soon as you know you will need them. And the larger your party, the more important reservations are. It's always best to call the restaurant directly to make reservations rather than doing it online.

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    Todd English's bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will be serving its complete regular menu plus a special on Christmas day from 4 to 10 p.m. The special includes a bone-in pork chop, farro, baby leek cremeux, Nantes carrots, brown butter, radishes and winter truffle for $39 per person.

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    Party like it's Christmas (it is) at Shula's at Walt Disney World. Start off with a single malt scotch or craft cocktail for a Christmas toast and follow that with one of Shula's famous steak cuts or your choice of a seafood entree from a huge list.

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    Rosen Shingle Creek

     A Land Remembered and Cala Bella Italian Bistro are both serving Christmas Day dinner. A Land Remembered is serving a three-course prix-fixe meal, and Calla Bella is serving a prix-fixe four-course dinner. Both are also serving off their regular menus. That means steaks and seafood at A Land Remembered and classic Italian and Mediterranean offerings at Calla Bella. Cafe Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek is serving a buffet and a la carte menu selections for $68.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids 4 to 11. The price includes unlimited Champagne and mimosas (for adults) and stunning views through its magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows.

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    At Taverna Opa, you'll be served a family-style dinner for four for $28 a piece, and there will be DJs, dancing and live belly dancing for an absolutely memorable Christmas dinner. You can also order off the regular menu of steaks, seafood, and authentic Greek food if you'd prefer.

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    Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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     Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is offering a Churrasco Feast of bone-in steak cuts and seasonal holiday taste treats. Dinner prices are in effect all day on Christmas.

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    Give your Christmas dinner an Italian accent at Mama Della's at Loew's Portofino Bay Hotel. You'll find specialties from Tuscany, Naples, and the Piedmont on the menu. Strolling musicians add to the rustic and romantic ambiance at Mama Della's.

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    Cafe Tu Tu Tango

    Cafe Tu Tu Tango is inspired by the Spanish bohemian life, and it's set in an artist's loft. Its focus on music, delicious but casual food, drink and conversation is sure to make for a fun Christmas dining experience. The menu will include seasonal specials and favorites on the regular casual menu.

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    If you'd rather have Christmas brunch, head on over to Cafe Gauguin at Rosen Centre. It's serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's $45.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 4 to 12.

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    Choose deep blu Seafood Grill for a Christmas dinner of succulent seafood and craft cocktails. It has a very wide seafood menu and also offers a few steak cuts for carnivores. Order up some shared sides and enjoy an elegant holiday dinner.

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    Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
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    Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort is serving a buffet dinner on Christmas day from noon to 9 p.m. at $75 for adults and $35 for kids. You'll eat inside a glass-enclosed atrium surrounded by sparkling lights, and it will definitely feel like Christmas.