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Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

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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