With only limited travel, small gatherings, and outdoor dining allowed, this year’s holiday festivities might look a little different than years past. However, that doesn’t mean your holiday menu has to look different, because some of Northern Michigan’s most popular establishments are offering Christmas dinner to go (or at the very least, drinks, side dishes, and desserts).

Dinner & Side Dishes

Aerie Restaurant at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme

Avoid doing any dishes this Christmas by ordering a a precooked meal that serves four. Place your order by going online or calling 231.631.2818 by 11 am on December 22 to pickup your Christmas feast on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Amical, Traverse City

Call 231.941.8888 to order Christmas dinner takeout from Amical’s eclectic European menu. All orders must be placed by 12 pm on December 23.

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

A special Christmas dinner, which serves 4-6 people, can be yours from Black Star Farms’ Hearth & Vine Café. Entrees like applewood smoked ham or vegetable baklava will be paired with various side dishes and dessert. Wine pairing suggestions are included during the ordering process. Order online by December 15 for contactless pickup on December 23.

Boathouse Restaurant, Traverse City

Order classic Beef Wellington for Christmas Eve dinner to go, complete with side dishes and a bottle of wine. Call today to place your order 231.223.4030.

Farm Club, Traverse City

From now through December 23, Farm Club is offering everything from full holiday meals and side dishes to beverages to go. Order in-person, online, or by calling 231.252.3079. Both takeout and curbside pickup are available.

Martha’s Leelanau Table, Suttons Bay

Order full meals, side dishes, and desserts every day (excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Call 231.271.2344 to place an order today.

Mel and Fell, Empire

Order an entree of filet of beef or shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage gumbo by emailing mellandfellg@gmail.com. Orders must be submitted by December 18 for delivery on December 23. Side dish and dessert add-ons are available.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey

The Christmas Day dinner to go features a full roasted turkey or spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes, squash, a housemade pie, and more. Advanced orders are required. Call 231.347.2771 to book your Christmas dinner to go.

Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Harbor Springs

Choose between slow roasted prime rib, pan roasted duck breast, and grilled Scottish salmon for Christmas Eve dinner to go. Advanced orders are required. Call 231.526.6201 to book yours today.

Stein Eriksen’s at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls

Attend a Christmas Eve dinner at Stein Eriksen’s in The Clock Tower Lodge; or, attend the Christmas buffet on December 25. Call 231. 549.6854 for more information.

The Cheese Lady, Traverse City

Stop in or call 231.421.9600 to order local beverages, appetizers, and side dishes for Christmas. Both takeout and curbside pickup are available.

The Dish Cafe, Traverse City

Order side dishes and beverages to go up to December 23. Call 231.932.2233 to place an order for takeout or curbside pickup.

The Kitchen, Traverse City

Choose between a beef tenderloin, ham, or turkey dinner complete with side dishes and dessert, all of which serve 6-8 people. Single serve holiday dinners are also available. Just be sure to order before December 21. Call 231.947.8646 to place your order.

Vernales, Harbor Springs

Through December 15, place an order for a delicious holiday meal by calling 231.242.4777. Both takeout and curbside pickup are available.

Weathervane Restaurant, Charlevoix

Enjoy a Christmas dinner from 4-8 pm with entree options like prime rib, pan roasted duck breast, oak planked whitefish, and more. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 231.547.4311 to make a reservation today.


Acoustic Tap Room, Traverse City

Does your Christmas dinner need beverage accompaniments? Look no further than Acoustic Tap Room, which is offering beverages to go, both for pickup and delivery. Call 231.714.5028 to place an order today.

Five Shores Brewing, Beulah

Stop by for local beverages, Bavarian pretzels, chilis, and soups. Open Thursday through Sunday with takeout and curbside pickup available.

Mawby, Suttons Bay

Pair your Christmas dinner with local wine. Order online or by calling 231.271.3522 for curbside pickup.

Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

From now until Christmas Eve, Right Brain Brewery will be open for takeout and curbside pickup. Order online or by calling 231.944.1239 to place an order.

Rove Estate, Traverse City

Rove Estate is open Tuesday through Saturday for curbside pickup and takeout.

Short’s Brewing Co, Bellaire 

Through December 22, the full Short’s Brewing Co. menu, which includes delicious food options, will be available for takeout. Call 231.498.2300 to place an order today. 

Silver Spruce Brewing Company, Traverse City

Silver Spruce Brewing will be open daily for curbside pickup and takeout of their locally made beverages. Call 231.252.3552 to place an order today.

Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort

From now through Christmas Eve, order a wide array of craft beer for takeout. Order online or by calling 231.352.0118.

The Little Fleet, Traverse City

From now through December 23, order beverages to go from The Little Fleet, either by walking in, calling 231.943.1116, or going online. Takeout, curbside pickup, and local delivery are all available.

Two K Farms, Suttons Bay

From now through December 23, order local wine and cider by calling 231.866.4265 or going online. Curbside pickup and delivery for online orders are available.



Hannah’s Desserts and Gifts, Lake Leelanau

Order your Christmas desserts now through December 21 by calling 231.994.2068. Orders are available for takeout and curbside pickup.

Morsels, Traverse City

Order Morsels for Christmas dessert, now through December 20. Curbside pickup and takeout options are available, as well as local delivery on Tuesday and Friday. Call 231.421.1353 to place an order today.

Third Coast Bakery, Traverse City

Holiday cookie decorating kits are available through December 24 from Third Coast Bakery. Head in to purchase yours today.

Check out the the December 2020 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine with handmade chocolates, snowman cakes and more; or subscribe to get the best food and drink writing all year round.