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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Mar. 07, 2018
Jun. 23, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name CHUY'S HOLDINGS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001524931    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 364,000
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,965,910