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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Apr. 01, 2018
Apr. 27, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name CHUY'S HOLDINGS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001524931  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-30  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Apr. 01, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,926,076
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