With each passing year, restaurant owners and operators are discovering that an increasing number of consumers have a growing appetite for something other than the traditional Christmas meal at home. If you aren’t planning on cooking, RestaurantNews.com’s Christmas dining guide lists the restaurant chains that will be closed and open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year.
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Applebee’s hours and locations will vary by location for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call your local Applebee’s for more information.
Arby’s company restaurants will close early Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas Day. Franchise locations may vary.
Aurelio’s Pizza will be closed Christmas Day.
Baskin-Robbins will be closed Christmas Day, but there’s still time to preorder ice cream cakes for your holiday gathering. New this year are Baskin-Robbins’ new Polar Bear Dome Cake and Yule Log Roll Cake.
Bonanza Steak & BBQ in Eureka will be open 11 am – 6 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. They will be open 11 am – 9 pm on New Year’s Eve and 11 am – 10 pm New Year’s Day.
Bonanza Steakhouse holiday hours will vary by location. Please contact your local Bonanza for details on their Holiday hours & offerings.
Boston Market Christmas hours vary at every restaurant. Contact your local Boston Market for more details.
Bravo Cucina Italiana will be closed on Christmas Day.
Brio Tuscan Grille will be closed on Christmas Day.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza will close early on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants will open at 11 am Christmas Eve and Day for dine in or to go. Regular menu will be served. Celebratory Packages, Christmas Day Feasts and Holiday Feasts are also available for carryout.
Buffalo Wild Wings will be open at participating locations on Christmas Day. Please call ahead.
Chili’s Grill & Bar will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
Chompie’s will be open Christmas Eve until 8:00 pm and Christmas Day until 9:00 pm (The Tempe location closes at 3:00 pm both days).
Cole’s Backyard Grill in Lindale, Texas will be open 10:45 am – 6 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. They will be open 10:45 am – 10 pm on New Year’s Eve and 10:45 am – 11 pm on New Year’s Day.
Corner Bakery Cafe will close a few hours earlier than normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so be sure to check with your local cafe. Closed on Christmas Day. Cafes will also open on New Year’s Day with the exception of some located in downtown office buildings.
Country Buffet will be open Christmas Eve Day until 3:30 pm, and from 11 am until 6 pm on Christmas Day at participating locations.
Cowboy Chicken will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed all day on Christmas Day.
Cracker Barrel will close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and will be closed on Christmas Day.
Del Taco locations and hours will vary by location.
Denny’s will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Day. The limited time ‘Tastes of the Holidays‘ menu features all new items like the Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancake Breakfast, the Holiday Harvest Skillet, the Rudolph Pancake Breakfast and Santa’s Milk & Cookies Shake. Also included are the Holiday Turkey & Dressing Dinner and the Build Your Own Holiday Slam.