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Which Restaurants are Open on Christmas Day?

As you might expect, most restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. Only 6% of Americans choose to dine out on December 25. But if you’re one of the 6%, you need a place to eat! These restaurants will indeed be open on Christmas Day 2016 at most locations:

– Baker’s Square
– BD’s Mongolian Grill (Asian/Chinese)
– Black Angus Steakhouse
– Buca de Beppo Italian Restaurant
– Caribou Coffee
– Carrows Restaurants
– Denny’s
– El Torito
– Golden Corral
– The Greene Turtle
– Huddle House
– HuHot Mongolian Grill (Asian/Chinese)
– IHOP
– Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse
– LaRosa’s Pizzeria
– McCormick & Schmick’s
– The Melting Pot
– Mimi’s Cafe
– Morton’s The Steakhouse
– Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
– Ruth’s Chris Steak House
– Sarpino’s Pizzeria
– Shari’s Cafe & Pies
– Shoney’s
– Waffle House

Remember, Christmas Day open/closed status can and does vary by location. Be sure to call and confirm holiday schedules before heading out. Then, enjoy your Christmas dinner at one of these fine restaurants!

List of Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Will your favorite restaurant be open on Christmas Day? Be sure before you head out for Christmas dinner on December 25!

The restaurants listed here have been confirmed as being open on Christmas Day 2015. Many will be serving special meals as indicated. Please keep in mind, franchise restaurants may not follow this schedule or may have limited hours of operation. We have assembled this list to the best of our knowledge, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Pricing may vary by location. If you have stores or restaurants in your local area which differ from what you see here (closed but listed as open), please let us know via e-mail. This list will be updated daily between now and Christmas Eve:

Bailey’s Sports Grille will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Baker’s Square will be open unitl 6:00PM Christmas Eve and open until 8:00PM on Christmas Day. Holiday Meal Specials will be available both days.

BD’s Mongolian Grill Asian/Chinese restaurants will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Benihana Japanese restauants will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Black Angus Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Blackjack Pizza will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Boston Market will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items. Enjoy a traditional Christmas meal with sliced ham, mashed potatoes, corn, bread, and apple pie. Dine-in or carryout.

Buca di Beppo Italian restaurants will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Calhoun’s of Knoxville and East Tennessee will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Caribou Coffee will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Carrows Restaurants will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Country Buffet will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Enjoy Sliced Pork Loin, Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Sliced Roast Beef, plus their famous Endless Dessert Bar.

Denny’s will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items. Denny’s is open 365 days a year.

Domino’s Pizza will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

East Coast Wings & Grill will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

El Torito Mexican restaurants will be open on Christmas Day. Their famous all-you-can-eat Christmas buffet will be served at most locations.

Fire Mountain will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Enjoy Sliced Pork Loin, Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Sliced Roast Beef, plus their famous Endless Dessert Bar.

Fox and Hound Bar & Grill will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Golden Corral buffet restaurants will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Hometown Buffet will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Enjoy Sliced Pork Loin, Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Sliced Roast Beef, plus their famous Endless Dessert Bar.

Hooters will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Houlihan’s will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Huddle House will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items. Huddle House is open 365 days a year.

IHOP (International House of Pancakes) will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items. IHOP is open 365 days a year.

Jack in the Box will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Little Caesar’s Pizza will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Luby’s will be open on Christmas Day with your choice of Prime Rib or a Porterhouse Pork Chop. Includes two sides and bread. Regular menu items will be available also.

McCormick & Schmick’s will be open on Christmas Day. Their special Christmas menu as well as all regular menu items will be available.

McDonald’s will be open at many locations on Christmas Day. Since most McDonald’s are franchise restaurants, the decision to be open on Christmas is left to individual franchisees. All regular menu items will be served.

The Melting Pot will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Old Country Buffet will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Enjoy Sliced Pork Loin, Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Sliced Roast Beef, plus their famous Endless Dessert Bar.

Old Chicago will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

P.F. Chang’s Asian/Chinese restaurants will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Papa John’s Pizza will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will be open at SOME locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation before heading out.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Ryan’s will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Enjoy Sliced Pork Loin, Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Sliced Roast Beef, plus their famous Endless Dessert Bar.

Sarpino’s Pizzeria will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Shari’s Café & Pies will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Shoney’s will be open and serving a home-cooked Christmas Day Buffet. Enjoy sliced turkey, tender ham, and fresh fried chicken. Plus cornbread dressing, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens, and much more. The buffet is FREE for kids ages 4 and younger. Christmas Day Buffet price and hours vary by location.

Starbucks will be open at MOST locations on Christmas Day. All regular menu items will be served.

Village Inn will be open on Christmas Day serving all regular menu items.

Waffle House will be open on Christmas Day and serving all regular menu items. Waffle House is open 365 days a year.