Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner for Takeout or Delivery in New Jersey

McCaffrey's Food Markets focuses on comfort food that is delicious and healthy.
McCaffrey's Food Markets focuses on comfort food that is delicious and healthy.

While 2020 is shaping up to be a simpler holiday season, there's no reason to skimp on your favorite holiday foods. Forgo the heavy cooking and treat the family to a delicious takeout Christmas dinner or Christmas Eve meal to-go from a New Jersey restaurant or market. We've rounded up a handful of options for your Christmas meal, whether you want to have the whole meal catered or just need a few a la carte entrees, sides, and desserts to round out your holiday spread.

Check out these no-fuss Christmas dinner takeout options throughout New Jersey. While making your holiday preparations, consider visiting one of these Garden State Christmas tree farms, and catch up with St. Nick himself at one of these awesome Santa encounters.

1. Georgetti's Market and Catering – Cinnaminson

This gourmet market offers an array of Italian and American favorites for holiday takeout, including stuffed calamari, Polynesian meatballs, mini crab cakes, and fried shrimp poppers for appetizers, as well as various antipasto trays that serve 10+ guests. A special Christmas "7 Fish" sauce is available served over pasta or ravioli. Contact the market for pick up information.

RELATED: 30 Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2020

NJ christmas takeout and delivery Christopher's Kitchen
Christopher's Kitchen offers a traditional holiday feast.

2. Christopher's Kitchen – Freehold

A hearty holiday meal is on tap with takeout from Christopher's. Appetizers for 12 guests include lump crab cakes, poached shrimp, and mini shepherds pie. Choose from entrees like prime rib, beef brisket, or meatballs, plus seafood options, along with soup, salad, sides, and desserts. A complete turkey dinner is offered, as well. All Christmas dinner orders are due by Thursday, December 17, and must be picked up on Thursday, December 24.

3. McCaffrey's Food Markets – Multiple Locations

McCaffrey's offers a wide variety of dishes. Appetizers with 10-12 pieces include mac and cheese bites, mini cheesesteaks, and spring rolls. A la carte entrees feature turkey breast, three-cheese lasagna, and maple-glazed ham. Top off the feast with desserts like French chocolate mousse cake. The holiday dinner menu is available for ordering in-store, by phone, or online and should be placed by 5pm on Sunday, December 20. A Hanukkah menu is available as well.

4. AG Italian Fine Foods – Multiple Locations

AG presents a large variety of dinner selections and sides to bring home for the holidays. Menu offerings include pasta dishes, cold platters, sandwiches, chicken or veal, seafood, and dessert. Party packages are also available for up to 20 guests. Orders should be placed by Monday, December 21.

RELATED: 20 Free Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Kids in 2020

Livoti's Old World Market offers Christmas dinner delivery
Let Livoti's cater to your family's every taste this holiday season.

5. Livoti's Old World Market – Multiple Locations

Treat your Christmas crew to a full dinner from Livoti's, including a tray of pasta, a side dish, an entree, plus rolls, salad, and apple pie for 8-10 people. The holiday menu also features Italian entrees and sides, which can be ordered on their own, and holiday platters of varying sizes. The food is all prepared fresh and requires reheating. Christmas orders should be placed online, in-store, or by phone by Friday, December 18.

6. Ruth's Chris Steak House – Parsippany

Steak lovers enjoy a takeout Christmas dinner feast for four from Ruth's Chris, which features roast beef tenderloin, salad, a side, such as potatoes or mac and cheese, and cheesecake for dessert. Meals can be ordered online and picked up before noon on Christmas Day. A Christmas Eve menu is also available on Thursday, December 24.

7. Sweet Waters Steak House – Westfield

Delicious beef entrees, including strip steak, porterhouse steak, and beef tenderloin, are on tap on Sweet Waters Steak House's holiday menu. Choose from 12-piece appetizers, like colossal shrimp and mini crab cakes, plus sides like lobster mac and cheese and French beans. Sweet Waters standard dinner menu is also available for holiday takeout. Orders should be placed by phone 72 hours in advance.

RELATED: Must-Do Holiday Events and Drive-Thru Christmas Light Shows for NJ Kids in 2020

Order Christmas dinner from Terry's Cafe & Market
Get a traditional holiday feast that won't break the bank at Terry's Cafe & Market.

8. Terry's Cafe & Market – Manchester Township

Grab a budget-friendly holiday meal to-go from Terry's, including turkey or ham, mashed or sweet potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, and dessert. Meals must be ordered by Sunday, December 20, and picked up on Christmas Eve.

9. Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria – Livingston

Fill up on Christmas Eve with a full family meal from Calabria. The family meal feeds 4-6 and includes several half trays of food, such as seafood salad, eggplant rollatini, meatballs and sausage, and jumbo shrimp. A bottle of wine and bread round out the meal. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 23, for pick up or delivery on Christmas Eve.

10. Stage House – Scotch Plains

Feed 4-6 famished family members with Stage House's Christmas menu. Pay one price for salad, ham or meatloaf, mac and cheese or lasagna, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert. Homemade eggnog can be added to your order. Orders are due by Tuesday, December 22, to be picked up on Thursday, December 24.

Photos courtesy of the restaurants/catering companies/markets

There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Festival of Trees
Morven Museum & Garden - 10:00 AM
Playtime at the Library
Ramsey Free Public Library - 11:00 AM
Smithsonian Spark!Lab
Morris Museum - 12:00 PM
Newark Winter Village
Mulberry Commons - 3:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides