Restaurants That Will Remain Open on Christmas Day

Cooking a Christmas dinner for the entire family is crazy stressful. Luckily, there's tons of restaurants all across the country that will remain open on the holiday so you don't even have to worry about cooking! Plus, its perfect for those of us that don't celebrate the holiday!

Waffle House

No surprise here, Waffle House prides themselves on being open 24/7, 365 days a year!


While not all locations will be open on Christmas Day, many will be! The chain suggests that you call ahead and make sure your local store is open before heading out. 



Shoney's is getting in the holiday spirit by offering holiday menu items including sweet potato casserole, slow-roasted turkey, and more! 

Ruth's Chris Steak House

The steak house will be serving its regular menu, but reservations are required.

Panda Express

YES, its a Christmas miracle! I can get my orange chicken ON Christmas! Not all of the Panda Express locations will be open though, so we suggest calling ahead. 


Morton's Steak House

Another UH-MAZING steak house will be keeping their doors open for the holiday! Reservations are required for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining. 

Old Country Buffet

The chain will be open until 6pm on Christmas day and will be serving a holiday themed menu.


If you're craving some chicken McNuggets on your way to Aunt Susan's house, don't worry! Many McDonald's locations will be open on Christmas day!

Macaroni Grill

The restaurant will be open until 8pm on Christmas day, so get your mac n' cheese on!


Not only are many of the 24-hour locations open on Christmas Day, but they're also serving a Grinch menu!


Hard Rock Cafe

Most, but not all of the locations will be open on Christmas Day. If you're headed there, make sure you check your local restaurant's hours first!


Honestly, this is a blessing in itself. I can't survive a day without Dunkin' coffee so luckily most locations will be open for at least part of the day.

Boston Market

Like many others, the chain will be serving a special Christmas Day menu at select locations. 



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