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Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

This page has all the events that took place in 2020. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2021's events!

This holiday, treat yourself and support local Monterey County restaurants by grabbing a delicious gourmet meal to-go. Several eateries are offering deals and specials at this time. Know that your support makes all the difference as Monterey County works together towards reopening in 2021.

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Big Sur

Big Sur Lodge is offering a holiday meal to-go. Choose from 5 different entrees with delicious sides, 3 different kids menu items and 3 different desserts. To pre-order, call 831-667-3100 extension 15. Orders must be placed by December 23rd. Pick up on Christmas Day between 2:00pm & 8:00pm.


Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel is offering a gourmet family feast for take-out. Pick up your meal ready to be finished in your own kitchen with easy to follow instructions. The feast will serve 4-6 people starting at $595. All orders must be placed online by Monday, December 21 by 1:00pm. Pick up is on Christmas Eve, December 24th between 11:00am & 4:00pm.

Grassing's Restaurant  is offering a very special Christmas Eve Cioppino dinner to-go. Order online or call 831-624-6562 to reserve your meal. Orders must be placed by 5pm Wednesday December 19th, 2020.

Carmel Valley

Baja Cantina is cooking up family style meals to-go that you can heat and serve for the holidays. Choose from Dungeness Crab or Lobster Enchiladas - dinner for 4 $100, dinner for 8 $200, dinner for 12 $300. Teresa's handmade tamales - dinner for 4 $80, dinner for 8 $160, dinner for 12 $240. Includes choice of Spanish or coconut rice. Black beans or refried. Dessert choice of coconut flan, mango flan, or caramel flan. Don't forget the drinks! Special holidays drinks to-go include Spiked Horchata and Watermelon and Cucumber Margaritas.  Call 831-625-2252

Edgar's at Quail Lodge has Christmas dinner to-go with family and individual dinner options. Choose from a whole ham dinner that serves 6, starting at $215 or a 3-bone prime rib roast dinner that serves 6, starting at $345. Don't forget dessert! Choose from 1 of 3 whole dessert options that serve 8 people. Desserts start at $65. Personal Christmas dinners start at $35.

All to-go orders must be placed by 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 22, for pick-up on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25. To place your order, call 831-620-8875.


Coffee Mia is offering Christmas Dinners to-go featuring Pasta with Nana's Homemade Meatballs and many other daily specials. You can also pre-order your holiday cannoli's, coffee by the pound, and bulk Italian sausage. Coffee Mia's holiday hours will be Monday to Saturday 6:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00am to 2:00pm on Sundays. Call 831-384-0148 to place your order.


El Torito Restaurant  is offering holiday tamales to-go. Order 1 dozen chicken, carnitas, or sweet corn holiday tamales for $24. Available now until January 3, 2020! Call 1-888-TORTILLA or place you order online. 24-hour notice is required.

Estéban Restaurant has an enhanced Seasonal Curbside Pick-Up Menu, including a full bar menu (available with purchase of food) starting Monday, December 14th. In addition, they are offering  a 3-course Holiday Meal To-Go on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pre-orders are required. December 24 early hours are 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. December 25 hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa has holiday family dinners to-go that are sure to please every palate. Available now through the new year with 24 hours advance notice. Choose from: 

  • Prime Rib To-Go $275, serves 4 people. Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus & Horseradish Cream and accompanying sides.
  • Cioppino To-Go $220, serves 4 people - Schooners award-winning Seafood Cioppin and accompanying sides.
  • Smoked Bershire Pork To-Go $220, serves 4 people. Four Smoked Double Cut Kurabuta Pork Chop with Winter Fruit Chutney with all the fixings and accompanying sides.
  • Turkey's To-Go $220, serves 6 people. 12-pound Sage-Garlic Roasted Whole Turkey with an array of seasonal sides.

Stone Creek Kitchen is showcasing a gorgeous holiday menu crafted to spoil you and yours with rich and delicious holiday fare! Choose from 4 different holiday entrée options, delicious & comforting sides and sauces, and salads! You cannot forget about dessert either. Take your pick from handmade pies to cheesecakes to even a fruit cake. All December holiday orders must be placed by 4pm on Friday December 18, 2020.

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