Restaurants Open on Christmas

Restaurants open for ChristmasEatDrinkDeals has found all the best Christmas Day restaurant deals so you can avoid Christmas disasters like the Griswolds!  From fine dining to fast food, here are the chain restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day 2019.

This list includes links to websites where you can confirm the deal and find further information.  EatDrinkDeals does not post deals that cannot be verified from a source such as the restaurant website, social media account, or press release.  We update this page frequently, so check back closer to Christmas if you don’t see anything you like.  Unless otherwise noted, deals below are valid for Christmas Day on December 25, 2019 for dine-in.  Check your local restaurant to confirm they are participating in the national deal.  Also, many places strongly encourage reservations for the holiday meal, so plan ahead just a little bit.

If you don’t want to go out, but you don’t want to cook either, then check out our EatDrinkDeals Christmas Takeout and Delivery Guide instead!

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Be sure to contact your local restaurant before heading out as most chains allow locations to set their own schedule, which may not include Christmas Day.

Christmas Restaurant Deals, in Alphabetical Order

Boston Market

Most locations will be open on Christmas Day serving a traditional turkey, ham or chicken meal with two sides, a dinner roll and slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $13.99.  Or get a Feast for Three for $39.99 with ham, turkey or chicken and 3 large sides, 3 dinner rolls and a whole apple or pumpkin pie.  For the full menus click here for the Boston Market 2019 Christmas Menu.    Contact your nearest Boston Market for more details.

For more Boston Market coupons and specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Boston Market page.

Bubba Gump Shrimp

Bubba Gump Shrimp will be open on Christmas Day at most locations starting at 11 am. Some will open later at 12 or 1.  For the full list, go to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Christmas hours webpage.

Buca di Beppo

Most locations will be open Christmas Day starting at 11 am.  For more details see:  Buca di Beppo Christmas Day Reservations or contact your local Buca di Beppo.

Chart House

Most locations will be open Christmas Day.  For details and to reserve your table, see Christmas at Chart House.  For the Chart House nearest you, see Chart House Locations.

Chevys Fresh Mex

Chevys Fresh Mex has a Tex-Mex themed Christmas brunch from 10 am to 2 pm and the regular menu available all day.  Price varies by location and not all locations are participating, so call ahead and make sure yours is open.  For more details see the Chevys Fresh Mex website homepage.

Dave & Buster’s

Most Dave & Buster’s locations are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, starting at 10 am.  Check with your location for specific hours here.  See this Dave & Buster’s email with the info.

For more deals like unlimited wings and gameplay days, go to our EatDrinkDeals Dave & Buster’s page.


Denny’s will be open and will serve a Turkey & Dressing Dinner, along with its standard menu.  The Turkey & Dressing Dinner includes turkey breast, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, plus two sides and bread.  Pricing varies by location; we saw a range of $10.49 – $11.49 when we selected several locations across the country.  Go to the Denny’s Menu website for more details.

Want more Denny’s deals?  Read our EatDrinkDeals Denny’s article!

El Torito

El Torito restaurants will be open Christmas Day and serving a special buffet at 10 am – 3 pm.  The buffet features a Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station, made to order omelets, a taco bar, waffle station, bottomless Mimosas and more.  For more details see the El Toritos Home Page or contact your local El Torito’s.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Fleming’s Steakhouse is closed on Christmas Day but is serving on Christmas Eve.  For more information see the Fleming’s Christmas Eve webpage.

For more Fleming’s deals and Happy Hour specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Fleming’s article.

Fogo de Chao

Fogo do Chao will be open on Christmas Eve from 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 9:00p.m.  In addition to the Full Churrasco Experience and Market Table offerings, all Fogo locations will be serving special limited time holiday indulgence offerings, including a Wagyu New York Strip, Cauliflower Steak and Chocolate Brigadero dessert. Reservations can be made at  Children 6 and under dine free and children 7 to 12 are half price. For more details, see this Fogo de Chao press release.

For info on other great Fogo de Chao specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Fogo de Chao page.

Golden Corral

Although closed on Christmas Day, Golden Corral is offering a Holiday Feast now through the end of the year.  Most locations will close early, around 8 pm, on Christmas Eve, and are closed all day on Christmas.  Some locations serve the needy on Christmas Day and are closed to the general public.

The Holiday Feast is served after 4 pm Monday-Saturday and after 11 am on Sunday.  The buffet includes carved turkey, carved ham, homestyle cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, candy cane cheesecake, and chocolate candy cane cake, plus the entire regular buffet. Price varies by location; typical price for adults is about $13. For more details see the Golden Corral Holiday Menu.

Hard Rock Cafe

Most Hard Rock Cafe locations will be open on Christmas Day with special events.  To check on your local spot go to the Hard Rock Cafe Events Calendar page and select your preferred location.

Home Town Buffet

Home Town Buffet locations are open from 11 am until 6 pm on Christmas Day. For details see:  Home Town Buffet Specials or contact your local Home Town Buffet.

Huddle House

Most Huddle House restaurants will be open Christmas Day. For the Huddle House nearest you see Huddle House Locations

For Huddle House coupons like BOGO entrees and other specials, visit our EatDrinkDeals Huddle House page.


Most IHOP restaurants will be open Christmas Day. For the IHOP nearest you see IHOP Locations.  Call ahead to verify holiday hours.

Get info on more IHOP deals like their kids eat free promotion by reading our EatDrinkDeals IHOP story.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Select Joe’s Crab Shack restaurants will be open Christmas Day.  For hours at each location see Christmas at Joe’s Crab Shack.

Kona Grill

Kona Grill will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. at all locations nationwide. Kona Grill will be serving up a special Christmas Surf & Turf for $39 with an 8 oz. pan seared beef filet accompanied by a Monte Carlo Roll – a lobster and butter filled crispy tempura roll with spicy motoyaki sauce. A special children’s dinner option with a 4 oz. filet, mashed potatoes, asparagus, lobster butter and an orange bear will be available for $12 as well.  For reservations, go to the Kona Grill reservations page.

Legal Sea Foods

Most Legal Seafoods restaurants will be open Christmas Day starting at 11 am or noon.  For hours at each location and to reserve your table, see Christmas at Legal Sea Foods.


Most Lubys restaurants will be open Christmas Day, serving these specials:  Prime Rib $15,99 or Apple Cranberry Porkchop, $13.99.  For details see the Lubys Christmas Menu or contact Your Local Luby’s.

For info on other Luby’s deals, like Kids Eat Free days, visit our EatDrinkDeals Luby’s page.

Macaroni Grill

Most Macaroni Grill restaurants will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Get a three-course dinner for $25 with appetizer, entree, and dessert.  For the menu and more details see the Macaroni Grill Christmas page. Contact your local Macaroni Grill to confirm hours or to reserve a table.

Looking for more Macaroni Grill coupons and specials?  Go to our EatDrinkDeals Macaroni Grill article here.

McCormick & Schmick’s

Most McCormick and Schmick’s seafood restaurants will be open Christmas Day as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. More details at McCormick and Schmick’s Christmas Schedule.   For the McCormick and Schmick’s nearest you, see McCormick and Schmick’s Locations.

For other McCormick & Schmick’s specials and deals, visit our EatDrinkDeals McCormick & Schmick’s story.


Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open Christmas Day.  Contact your local McDonald’s for details.

Want more McDonald’s deals and coupons?  Go to our EatDrinkDeals McDonald’s page here!

Marie Callender’s

Marie Callender’s has a traditional three-course holiday meal priced at $22.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids.  Comes with soup or salad, your choice of six entrees including roast turkey or baked ham and slice of made-from-scratch pumpkin or apple pie.  Good at participating locations.  For more details see the Marie Callender Holiday Menu page.

For other Marie Callender’s specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Marie Callender’s page.

Morton’s Steakhouse

Morton’s Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  For more details and to make a reservation, see the Morton’s Christmas webpage.

For other Morton’s deals and Happy Hour info, go to our EatDrinkDeals Morton’s article.

Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet locations are open from 11 am until 6 pm on Christmas Day. For details see the Old Country Buffet Specials page or contact your local Country Buffet.

The Palm

Celebrate Christmas at The Palm with a feast featuring Prime Rib of Beef, served with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream.  The cost is $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  For more info, visit The Palm Christmas page.

Go to our EatDrinkDeals The Palm story for info on other specials, like their $12 burger on Mondays.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Most Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Get a three-course from the Seasonal Classics Menu starting at $45.95.  Prices may be higher in some locations. For the full menu, go to the Ruth’s Chris Christmas menu page.  To reserve your table, see the Christmas at Ruth’s Chris page.

For more Ruth’s Chris deals, read our EatDrinkDeals Ruth’s Chris story.


Ryan’s Buffet will be open Christmas Day from 11 am – 6pm.  For the Christmas Day menu at more details see:  Ryan’s Buffet Special Activities or contact Your Local Ryan’s Buffet.

Shari’s Cafe

Most Shari’s Cafe locations will be open and serving a special Slow Roasted Turkey dinner on Christmas Day. For details contact your local Shari’s.

Want info on more Shari’s deals, like their great Fab Five menu?  Check out our EatDrinkDeals Shari’s page here.


Most Shoney’s restaurants will be open Christmas Day and serving a buffet of roasted turkey, ham and fried chicken.   Shoney’s Christmas Day Feast features holiday season favorites such as slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey, tender sliced ham and hand-breaded fried chicken.  Visit the Shoney’s Christmas Day Feast page for more details.


Many Starbucks coffee shops will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local Starbucks for details.

Read our EatDrinkDeals Starbucks article for info on more deals like the Thursday BOGO Happy Hour!

Steak ‘n Shake

Most Steak ‘n Shakerestaurants will be open Christmas Day.  Contact your local Steak ‘n Shake for details.

Go to our EatDrinkDeals Steak ‘n Shake article to learn more about other deals like Kids Eat Free Days.

STK Steakhouse

STK Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a Roasted Linz Prime Rib Special with Truffle Madera Sauce for $58 per adult and $24 per child (ages 12 and under). The full STK Menu will also be available, as well as a special children’s menu. Most locations are open from 4 – 11 pm on Christmas Eve and 12 – 10 pm on Christmas Day, with some variation in the Orlando and Las Vegas locations.  For more details and to make a reservation (recommended), go to the STK Steakhouse Christmas webpage.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be open from 11 am – 9 pm Christmas Day with a Prime Rib dinner starting at $44 per person.  The Sullivan’s full menu is also available. To reserve or get more details, visit:  Sullivan’s Steakhouse Christmas Menu.

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil won’t be open on Christmas, but you can get in on the all you can eat action on Christmas Eve starting at 11 am.  They will serve a regular dinner menu alongside traditional holiday favorites. More details are available on the Texas de Brazil Christmas website.

*Featuring the regular dinner menu/price all day. Most domestic locations will open at 11:00 AM on 12/24/19. Buffalo, Irvine, West Nyack and Yonkers will open at 12:00 Noon. Reservations highly recommended. Please allow at least 30 minutes for takeout order preparation. Large orders may require additional time.

For other great Texas de Brazil deals and specials, go to our EatDrinkDeals Texas de Brazil page.

TGI Fridays

Many TGI Fridays restaurants will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local TGI Fridays for details.

To get info on other TGI Fridays specials and promotions to save money, like their Endless Apps deal, visit our EatDrinkDeals TGI Fridays article.

Waffle House

Waffle House restaurants will be open on Christmas.  Waffle House never closes.

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