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25 Chain Restaurants That Will Be Open on Christmas

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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.

Applebee’s

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Applebee’s

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.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans

Bob Evans

On Christmas and all through the holiday season, Bob Evans will be serving a variety of comfort food specials, including meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pot roast, and turkey and dressing.

Boston Market

Boston Market

Boston Market

Boston Market locations will be open on Christmas, and as a special they’re serving ham, turkey, or rotisserie chicken with two sides and a slice of apple pie for $12.99.

Buca di Beppo

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

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Some locations of B-Dubs will be open on Christmas.

Denny’s

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Denny’s

Christmas is Denny’s busiest day of the year — 1.6 million people ate there on Christmas in 2015, according to the company — and all locations will be open on Christmas again this year.

Chart House

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Chart House

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

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Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Most locations of Chevy’s will be open on Christmas.

Fogo de Chao

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.

Golden Corral

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Golden Corral

Most locations of Golden Corral will be open on Christmas.

HomeTown Buffet

HomeTown Buffet

HomeTown Buffet

Many HomeTown Buffet locations will be open on Christmas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Huddle House

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."

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Legal Sea Foods

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Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods will be open on Christmas, with hours varying by location.

IHOP

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IHOP

Just about every IHOP will be open on Christmas. Seasonal specials include cheesecake stuffed French toast filled with either strawberry or Oreo cookies and cream.

Marie Callender’s

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Marie Callender’s

Most Marie Callender’s locations will be open on Christmas, serving six special entrées including ham or turkey with all the trimmings, beef stroganoff, and shrimp and chicken carbonara.

McCormick and Schmick’s

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McCormick and Schmick’s

All locations of McCormick and Schmick’s will be open and serving their usual menu on Christmas.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

All locations of Morton’s will be open on Christmas, serving their full menu.

Old Country Buffet

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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.

Panda Express

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Panda Express

If you’re craving Chinese food on Christmas, your local Panda Express will most likely be open.

Ruth’s Chris

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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

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Shoney’s

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.

Smith & Wollensky

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Smith & Wollensky

All locations of Smith & Wollensky will be open on Christmas Day, serving their winter menu.

Starbucks

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Starbucks

Some Starbucks locations will be open for your morning pick-me-up on Christmas, but they’ll most likely be closing early.

Steak ‘n Shake

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Steak ‘n Shake

Most Steak ‘n Shake locations will be open on Christmas.

Waffle House

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Waffle House

Waffle House is open 24/7, 365 days a year, including on Christmas.

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