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Where to Have Christmas Dinner in Port Aransas

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You came to Port A this Christmas for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Celebrate winter and Christmas fun in a beach town. There are plenty of Christmas activities to take part in while you’re here. You may also be taking a vacation from preparing the Christmas feast, and Port A has several establishments serving up the traditional meal so you’ll know where to have Christmas dinner in Port Aransas. Please contact your restaurant of choice to confirm operating hours and carry-out, dine-in, or delivery options and make reservations as necessary.

Coffee Waves

You won’t be able to get your morning jolt on Christmas Day, but you’ll be glad to get it Christmas Eve. Stop in for coffees made from small batch beans by local roasters. They even serve gelato and sorbetto for dessert. Pick some up and save it in the freezer for dessert after the holiday meal. Hours are shortened in anticipation of the holiday, and they’re only open until noon on Christmas Eve.


They’re open 365 days a year – that includes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – for regular hours each day. For the special meal, you can choose from traditional turkey or ham, plus green beans and other traditional Christmas sides. Ask about vegetarian or vegan options. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 1 a.m.

Port A Beach Lodge

Choose from another location that’s open 365 days a year. Located right on the beach, the bar and grill is offering the Christmas feast to enjoy. Enjoy the meal, then walk it off along the sand and water just outside the door. They are open regular hours both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen

While the restaurant isn’t open for business on Christmas Day, they’re still offering a delicious Christmas feast, but on Christmas Eve. Choose from smoked turkey or ham, then add on traditional Christmas fixings like green beans, cranberry sauce, and more. Finish the meal with a delicious pie of your choice. They’re open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn

The Tarpon Inn is a historic location in Port A, and they have their own restaurant inside. The restaurant is open for Christmas Eve for their Grinch-themed four-course meal: “Christmas Dinner at Whoos-’evelts.” Traditional Christmas feast offerings will be available. Call the restaurant to make advanced reservations.

Miss K’s Bistro & Catering

If you’d like to skip the busy restaurants and also skip cooking, you can still get the best of both. Enjoy delicious whole beef tenderloin, garlic bacon green beans, romaine spinach salad, yeast rolls with butter, and more. For dessert, choose from cherry or chocolate mousse pie or black Forrest cake. You can choose a meal that serves 2-4 people, all the way up to one serving 12. Contact them at 361-749-7776 today to inquire about order deadlines, place your order, and confirm pick up for your Christmas Day feast.

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

The restaurant is known for delicious seafood and steak, among other mouthwatering dishes served daily. For Christmas Eve, they’re serving up a delicious holiday meal. Contact them for details, including reservations. The restaurant is only open for lunch and closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The Gaff

The restaurant is open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They typically offer pot roast with all the Christmas fixings, but a menu has not yet been confirmed for 2023. Contact the restaurant to confirm your plans.

Your Rental

If you simply can’t stand not preparing and serving the big meal, your rental is ready to handle it! Each of our rentals have a fully equipped kitchen. A full suite of modern appliances accompanies spacious counters for preparing the elaborate feast. Open any of the myriad of cabinets and drawers packed with just about everything you’ll need to prepare and serve the meal. You’ll find cookware, bakeware, utensils, and place settings. Our rentals are close to local grocery stores, too, so you can pick up everything you need for your perfect meal!

Taste Christmas in Port A

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes this Christmas, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. We’re also close to many other area attractions, tours, shopping, dining – including the restaurants where to have Christmas dinner in Port Aransas, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for your solo or sweetheart Christmas excursion, all the way up to three bedrooms for your larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal any other day of your trip in the fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in the open living space with Christmas leftovers and a holiday movie. Enjoy the view from your private balcony or patio or spend some time near the community pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas retreat to Port A!