If you need to find a restaurant open on Christmas Day, you are in luck. Although you might think most restaurants are closed, a bunch of familiar restaurants are open 24 hours per day to serve you tasty meals.
Not all restaurants will have full menus available but some will create special holiday menus just for the Christmas season.
And while we did our best to verify that all the restaurants below are open and serving tasty meals on Christmas Day and over the holidays, it is always best to double check by calling ahead of time to make sure seating is available.
Which Restaurants Are Open For Lunch and Dinner On Christmas Day?
If you are in the mood for steak on Christmas Day, check out Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which is open from noon until 8pm. Black Angus Steakhouse is also open for lunch and dinner.
Of course, if seafood is more your taste then you can dine with Legal Sea Foods, who have openings on Christmas Day in DC, Georgia, Boston, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
For great quality American dining, McCormick and Shmick’s is a classic and old favorite with friendly hours, closing at 10pm. In the same category, you could try Old Country Buffet, but their hours are much more limited, closing at 6pm.
If the taste of Italy sounds more appealing to you on Christmas Day then why not give Buca di Beppo a shot at winning over your taste buds. They have a Christmas menu that includes baked rigatoni, chicken parmigiana, chicken limone, baked ziti, and apple gorgonzola salad.
For a quick meal, you could give Panda Express or Buffalo Wild Wings a shot. Before swinging by to your local restaurant however, make sure to verify the opening hours over the holiday period. Most are open but you might find some exceptions to the rule.
Which Restaurants Are Open For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner On Christmas Day?
If you are a coffee aficionado and dread the thought of going a full day without a tasty mocha, frappuccino, or cappuccino, you are in luck because Starbucks is open in many locations nationwide during the most popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours as is Dunkin Donuts.
You can also find a tasty coffee these days at McDonald’s and you’ll find more than coffee there with the famous Big Mac and fries to tie you over.
Some other big name restaurants open on Christmas Day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner include Boston Market, Golden Corral, and Perkins.
Which Restaurants Are Open 24 Hours On Christmas Day?
Old favorite restaurants that are open all day on Christmas Day include Denny’s, where you can enjoy a Grand Slam breakfast, as well as the International House of Pancakes (IHOP).
The Waffle House is also open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, even over the Christmas period. And if a Huddle House is nearby, you will get lucky there too if you are on the hunt for some holiday cheer and a warm meal.