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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Apr. 26, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name CHUY'S HOLDINGS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001524931  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-29  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,835,301
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false