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25 Chain Restaurants That Will Be Open on Christmas
Christmas, like Thanksgiving, is a holiday that’s closely associated with food, specifically the unbridled consumption of it. But if you’d rather spend the holiday sharing quality time with loved ones instead of stuck in the kitchen cooking a feast (and doing all the resulting dishes), we’ve tracked down 25 major chain restaurants — from fast-food joints to high-end steakhouses — that will be open on Christmas Day.
Some Applebee’s locations will be open on Christmas, but as the decision is left to individual franchisees, we suggest you call ahead to see if your local Applebee’s is open.
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
Buca di Beppo
All locations of Buca di Beppo will be open for both Christmas lunch and dinner.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Some locations of B-Dubs will be open on Christmas.
All locations of Chart House, except for the ones in Cincinnati and San Francisco, will be open on Christmas and serving some special dishes.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Most locations of Chevy’s will be open on Christmas.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao
All locations of this Brazilian steakhouse will be open from noon until 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Most locations of Golden Corral will be open on Christmas.
Many HomeTown Buffet locations will be open on Christmas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Huddle House is open 24/7, 365 days a year, including Christmas, and will be serving all menus. As their slogan says "Any Meal. Any Time."
Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods will be open on Christmas, with hours varying by location.
Morton’s The Steakhouse/
Morton’s The Steakhouse
All locations of Morton’s will be open on Christmas, serving their full menu.
Old Country Buffet
Most locations of Old Country Buffet, like its sister chain HomeTown Buffet, will be open on Christmas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you’re craving Chinese food on Christmas, your local Panda Express will most likely be open.
Courtesy of Ruth’s Chris
All locations of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be open on Christmas (many from noon to 8, but hours will vary), serving their usual menu along with specials including surf and turf.
Shoney’s has been open for Christmas for the past 70 years, and this year they’ll be offering a Christmas Day buffet of roast turkey, ham, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens, and plenty of other sides. You can also order turkey and trimmings to go.
Some Starbucks locations will be open for your morning pick-me-up on Christmas, but they’ll most likely be closing early.
Waffle House is open 24/7, 365 days a year, including on Christmas.