Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 29, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
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 Sep. 29, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,614,644
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes