Christmas dinners create special memories of good times with loved ones. The preparation, however, can be tedious at best. Sometimes it is nice to focus less on preparation and instead focus more on the moment itself. Here are five highly reviewed restaurants and businesses in the Albuquerque area that will be offering a simple solution for this year’s Christmas dinner.
(This list was compiled with the help of Google customer reviews, please contact each establishment directly to confirm details).
- Christmas meals available for pick up. Meals start at $79.99
With multiple locations across Albuquerque, Albertsons is offering reliable heat-and-serve holiday meals with convenience and care. Their online ordering process provides an efficient way to guarantee a delicious Christmas dinner.
What’s included? There are several turkey and ham dinners to choose from along with traditional sides available for 8-10 guests. All meals come cold, fully cooked, and ready to heat and serve.
Locations: Please see their website to find your nearest location.
- Open Christmas Day. Packages start at $130
Italian is the ultimate comfort food. Pasta and breadsticks are just as tantalizing when served at Christmas as on any other day of the year. Bucca’s is open on Christmas Day for families that might enjoy a mess-free version of dinner, and reservations are required. Ask about their semi-private option. Several holiday packages are also available from catering.
What’s included? Meals are designed for 10-plus guests, and servings can be ordered by half tray or full tray. All your favorites are available for order.
Location: 6520 Americas Parkway NE, 505-872-2822
- Christmas menu and buffet. Pricing ranges
Christmas dinner with a view (and no cleanup). Offering two holiday dining experiences. Ben Shur offers a holiday menu planned to perfection. From duck posole verde to buffalo tenderloin, this menu is sure to please. Rooftop views are an added bonus and reservations are required. Thur Shan’s Christmas buffet is a variety of flavors that include Mexican, Italian and American dishes. Contact them directly for all the details.
Location: 30 Rainbow Road, 505-796-7500
- Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $65/per person
Fondue for Christmas, why not? The Melting Pot is bringing back its delicious and fun dining experience for Christmas.
What’s included? Reservations are required with a cancellation fee and deadline. A carefully planned four-course meal awaits, complete with holiday-themed cocktails and dessert.
Location: 2201 Uptown Loop Road NE, Suite 1A; 505-843-6358
- Christmas dinner to go (order by Dec. 22). $50-$600
This wholesome food market caters to a variety of dietary needs and values. If there is someone on your guest list with specific requests, Whole Foods has you covered.
What’s included? Meals can feed between 4-12 guests. The main course may be something as delightful as surf and turf, or the traditional fare of turkey and ham is also available. Sides are designed to accompany a variety of tastes and dietary needs. Pick up some of their decadent desserts, and dinner will be served.
Location(s) : (Academy) 5815 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 505-856-0474
(Indian School Plaza) 2103 Carlisle Boulevard NE 505-260-1366