Which Restaurants Are Open on Christmas Day?

By Staff WriterLast Updated April 2, 2020

After all of the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas the last thing many people want to worry about is cooking on the big day. Many restaurants are open on Christmas day and even offer special meals and deals to patrons.

Boston Market

Boston Market is open on Christmas day and even offers a special menu for people who want to eat in the restaurant. Enjoy an individual meal, feast for three and even a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert.


Buca di Beppo

Need a Christmas day restaurant for the whole family? Look no further than Buca di Beppo. Enjoy family-sized portions for lunch or dinner on Christmas day.



Denny's is open for 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Stop in any time for a meal, dessert or both.

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There's never a wrong time to treat yourself to pancakes. Stop at your local IHOP on Christmas day for a hot breakfast. Make sure you call ahead for special holiday hours.

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Morton's Steakhouse

Looking for an unforgettable Christmas feast? Morton's Steakhouse offers a specialty Christmas menu for groups complete with a private dining room.

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Sonic Drive-In

Traveling this Christmas? If you need to stop for lunch or dinner along the way, then stop at Sonic for a quick bite. Most locations are open on Christmas day.

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

Stop in for a delicious breakfast, or enjoy a specialty Christmas menu at Perkins. The turkey dinner deal includes pie and seconds if you're still hungry.


Legal Sea Foods

If you're looking for seafood this Christmas but don't want the hassle of cooking, then check out Legal Sea Foods. In addition to their regular menu, they also offer special holiday features on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas day. Come in with friends and family for an all-you-can-eat holiday celebration.


Ruth's Chris Steak House

Whether you're looking for surf-and-turf, a steak dinner or a delicious holiday cocktail, Ruth's Chris has you covered. Call ahead for reservations, and ask about the special three-course Christmas menu.

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