Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


Cover - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 27, 2020
Oct. 30, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 27, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-35603  
Entity Registrant Name CHUY’S HOLDINGS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001524931  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-27  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 20-5717694  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1623 Toomey Rd.  
Entity Address, City or Town Austin  
Entity Address, State or Province TX  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 78704  
City Area Code (512)  
Local Phone Number 473-2783  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol CHUY  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   19,694,512