For those who are travelling, out-and-about, or would just rather not cook on Christmas day, a surprising amount of restaurants are staying open to serve you over the busy holiday.
Restaurants staying open on Christmas Day include favorites like Macaroni Grill, Boston Market, Benihana, IHOP and more.
Offers.com gathered a list of over 28 restaurants staying open on Christmas Day – for all your readers not celebrating, travelling, or out shopping for the holiday.
We’ve verified that the following restaurants will be open on Dec. 25, 2017.
Disclaimer: Exact hours (and whether a restaurant is open) may vary by franchise or individual location. We called several locations for each of the chains below to confirm that some locations will be open. However, it’s wise to call your nearest location in advance to confirm hours — and to make a reservation if necessary.
- Bakers Square – Most locations are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- Benihana – Restaurants will be open on the 25th. Reservations strongly encouraged.
- Bob Evans – Open for Christmas Eve dining, but most locations are closed on Christmas Day. Check your local restaurant to confirm hours of operation on Christmas Eve.
- Boston Market – Select locations will be open and serving a traditional plated meal on Christmas. The Christmas Menu includes hand-carved ham with two sides, a dinner roll and a slice of Apple Pie for $12.99, in addition to other meal options (see full Christmas Day menu).
- Buca di Beppo – Open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, starting at 11 a.m. Regular menu will be served. Reservations strongly recommended.
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Most locations will be open on Christmas. Check with your local location for hours.
- Chart House – Chart House will be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Check your location’s specific hours and menu. Reservations strongly recommended (make them here).
- Cheeseburger in Paradise – Participating locations will be open Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Christmas Day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Chuck E Cheese – Some locations will be open on Christmas day from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Check your local franchise for its hours. Not all will be open.
- Country Buffet – Locations will be “open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Christmas Day”::/fogo-de-chao/#offer_id=5553373, and they close at 3 PM on Christmas Eve.
- Denny’s – Denny’s promise to be open 24 hours, 365 days a year extends to Christmas. It will be serving up its regular menu on Christmas Day.
- Fogo de Chao – The restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve (11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and on Christmas Day (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Dinner prices all day. In addition to the regular menu, Fogo de Chao will be serving a special holiday menu.
- Hard Rock Cafe – Select locations will be open for limited hours on Christmas Day, but expect late openings and early closings. Check the hours of your location.
- HomeTown Buffet – Restaurants will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Huddle House – Huddle House is open 24/7, including Christmas.
- IHOP – Most locations will be open on Christmas. Try one of IHOP’s seasonal specials, like its snowman pancakes.
- Legal Sea Foods – Participating locations will be open, but hours vary. Most locations open 11 a.m. or noon and close between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended.
- Luby’s – Luby’s will be open and serving special holiday dishes. Most locations will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- McDonald’s – Some locations will be open, but expect hours (and whether it’s open at all) to vary by franchise.
- Macaroni Grill – Enjoy an Italian feast on Christmas. Reservations strongly encouraged.
- McCormick & Schmick’s – Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Make reservations here.
- Morton’s The Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Morton’s will be serving its standard menu. Reservations strongly encouraged.
- Old Country Buffet – Old Country Buffet will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will Close on 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day.
- Panda Express – Some — but not all — Panda Express locations will be open on Christmas Day. This varies by restaurant, as many are independently owned. So call ahead.
- Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Many Perkins will be open on Christmas Day but some franchise owners may choose not to open. Contact your local Perkins before you head out.
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Ruth’s Chris will be serving Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (at participating locations only) starting at noon. Reservations required. Menu will vary by location.
- Ryan’s – Ryan’s will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will Close on 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day.
- Shoney’s – Shoney’s has a tradition of being open on Christmas and will be open this year. Enjoy traditional holiday food, including roasted turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole and more at its Christmas Day food bar.
- Starbucks – For those who need a caffeine fix on Christmas Day, Starbucks will be open. Check your location’s hours.
- Village Inn – Some locations will be open on Christmas, but hours will vary by location, and many will close early. For example, some locations will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
- Waffle House – Waffle House is open 24 hours 365 a year, and that includes Christmas.
We will be updating our list as more restaurants announce Christmas hours, and you can read the full list on our blog here: Restaurants Open on Christmas 2017
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