From fine dining to fast food, here are the chain restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day 2018. 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.
Boston Market: Most locations will be open on Christmas Day serving a traditional turkey, ham or chicken meal for $12.99. Or if you are looking for takeout, get a Feast for Three for $34.99. For the full menus see: Boston Market 2018 Christmas Menu. Contact your nearest Boston Market for more details.
Most Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants will be open from 12 to 9 pm on Christmas Day. For details see the Chevys Home Page.
Dave & Buster’s locations are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Most locations are open starting at 10 am. For details see the Dave & Buster’s Facebook Page.
Denny’s never closes and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24 hours of Christmas Day. Denny’s will be serving from their regular menu as well as their Turkey & Dressing Dinner, featuring tender carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Served with your choice of two sides and dinner bread. For more details see: Denny’s Turkey Dinner. For takeout, you can get a Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack for 4-5 people for $36.99. For more details see: Denny’s Turkey and Dressing Dinner Pack. For the Denny’s nearest you see Denny’s Locations
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 Steakhouse is closed on Christmas Day but is serving from 4 – 10 pm on Christmas Eve. For more information on Christmas specials at Fleming’s see Holiday Specials at Fleming’s or contact Your Local Fleming’s.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours vary by location but typical hours are 11 am to 9 p.m on Christmas Day. You can find the Holiday hours for the Fogo de Chao Steakhouse nearest you by selecting your location at: Fogo de Chao Locations
Most Huddle House restaurants will be open Christmas Day. For the Huddle House nearest you see Huddle House Locations
Most IHOP restaurants will be open Christmas Day. For the IHOP nearest you see IHOP Locations. Call ahead to verify holiday hours.
Select Joe’s Crab Shack restaurants will be open Christmas Day. For hours at each location see Christmas at Joe’s Crab Shack.
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.
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: Marie Callender Holiday Menu
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.
Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local McDonald’s for details.
Most Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants will be open at noon on Christmas Day. For details and to reserve your table, see Christmas at Ruth’s Chris. You can also find more about Ruth’s Chris specials at: Ruth’s Chris Holiday Specials
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.
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. Prices start at $14.99.
Smith & Wollensky will be open on Christmas Day and serving their full fall/winter menu. The fine dining chain will also have seasonal menu specials, Holiday “Cellar Steals” by the bottle and featured Holiday Wines By The Glass. To reserve or get more details, visit: Smith & Wollensky Holiday Schedule
Many Starbucks coffee shops will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local Starbucks for details.
Most Steak ‘n Shake restaurants will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local Steak ‘n Shake for details.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be open from noon to 8 pm Christmas Day with a Prime Rib dinner for $44. The Sullivan’s full menu is also available. To reserve or get more details, visit: Sullivan’s Steakhouse Christmas Menu
Many TGI Fridays restaurants will be open Christmas Day. Contact your local TGI Fridays for details.
As they are every day, 24 hours a day, Waffle House will be open for Christmas. Waffle House restaurants have been open on Christmas and New Year’s Day since 1955. For the Waffle House nearest you, see Waffle House Locations.
This year, Waffle House released a new video, “Waffle House Christmas,” featuring Bill Anderson. You can view it below or on Youtube.