What restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2017? We've done the searching for anyone looking for a quick bite, a holiday dinner, or anything in between on Dec. 25.
There are plenty of diner chains (think: Denny's, IHOP, Waffle House) open for Christmas on Monday, and a number of fast-food restaurants will also be serving food Christmas Day, as well. Buffets and sit-down options are available as well, including chains like Buca di Beppo, Chart House, Romano's Macaroni Grill, and HomeTown Buffet. This is all in addition to local independent restaurants open Christmas Day near your neck of the woods.
In many cases, the operating hours of franchised restaurants like McDonald's, Starbucks, and Burger King are set by the local owner and vary for major holidays. In other words, not all are open on Christmas Day, so you should call or check the hours online for your nearest location.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2017
Buffalo Wild Wings: Most locations are open on Christmas Day, although some may have limited hours.
Chart House: Most locations are open on Christmas Day, and reservations are encouraged.
Fogo de Chao: Locations of this Brazilian steakhouse chain are open around the country on Christmas Day.
IHOP: Most IHOPs will be open on Christmas, though some may have reduced holiday hours.
Legal Sea Foods: Most locations are open on Christmas, and reservations are encouraged.
Luby's: Locations are open on Monday, Dec. 25 and serving a Christmas Day $15.99 prime rib special, with two sides and bread included.
McCormick & Schmick's: Operating hours vary by location, but most are open and available for reservations on Christmas Day.
Morton's Steakhouse: All locations are open and available for reservations on Christmas Day.
Panda Express: Chinese food is a tradition for some families on Christmas Day, and most Panda Express locations are open.
Ruth's Chris: Most locations are open starting at noon on Christmas Day and serving the full menu.
Romano's Macaroni Grill: Locations are open from noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas.
Restaurants that may be closed on Christmas Day
Burger King: Some Burger King locations will be open on Christmas.
Dunkin' Donuts: A representative told Money that some Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins locations are open on Christmas, but that hours vary on locations and customers should reach out to stores to see if and when they're open.
McDonald's: A corporate representative for McDonald's says 90% of its U.S. locations are owned and operated by local franchisees and they set their own operating hours. Bottom line: Some will be open on Christmas Day, and some will be closed.
Perkin's Restaurants: Each franchise decides on its operating hours, and some will be open on Christmas.
TGI Fridays: A representative told Money that individual TGI Fridays locations set their own hours, but that some are open on Christmas.