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Some CSRA Restaurants will be open on Christmas Day!

With everything else going on, sometimes you just want to enjoy a holiday meal without all the prep and cleanup! While some restaurants do close down on Christmas, there are some that are open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

RetailMeNot has put together a list of those restaurants whose doors will be open this Christmas. Some are even offering special promotions and holiday menus. Many restaurants will be offering takeout and curbside to take COVID-19 precautions.

For more holiday fun, check out our Holiday Guide!


Restaurants open on Christmas:

  • Applebee's

    Your neighborhood bar and grill will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call ahead for their hours locally.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Want wings for Christmas? BWW will be open, but may have different hours.  Check with the local restaurant to be sure!

  • Cracker Barrel

    Cracker Barrel has a great selection of heat-and-serve meals.  You’ll need to order online and pick up a day or two before Christmas Day.  They will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

  • Denny's

    Denny’s will remain open 24/7 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so if you’re craving breakfast, you’re in luck! You can enjoy “Denny’s On Demand,” with a holiday meal to-go or dine-in options.  They’ll have holiday menu items as well.
    *Special: Get a bonus $5 gift card when you purchase a $25 gift card at participating locations.*

  • Domino's Pizza

    A simple, easy Christmas meal- PIZZA! Domino’s will be open for pickup or delivery!

  • Dunkin'

    Hot or iced?  Either way, you can get your caffeine fix at Dunkin’ on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Plus, they have a great selection of yummy holiday signature drinks!
    Hours may vary at your local store.

  • Golden Corral

    Golden Corral will keep special holiday hours- Monday through Saturday after 4 p.m. and Sundays after 11 a.m. Get all the fixin’s for a holiday feast!

  • Huddle House

    Plenty of great breakfast favorites you can enjoy on Christmas Day at Huddle House!

  • IHOP

    One of many “breakfast” restaurants that will be open this Christmas.  Enjoy pancakes, bacon and coffee on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  Hours may vary by location– check first!

  • McDonald's

    Whether you need a full meal, or a snack between Christmas Day festivities, McDonald’s will be open, but may have limited hours.

  • Metro Diner

    Metro Diner will be open and will have heat-and-serve holiday feasts to-go.  Preorders are open until Dec. 23, with pickup times from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 22 and 23. and 8 a.m. to 2p.m. on Christmas Eve.

    Plus, if you purchase a $50 in Metro Diner gift card now through Dec. 31, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card.
    Bonus deal! From now through Jan. 31, for every $25 you purchase in gift cards, you’ll get one entry into Metro Diner’s first time-ever $1,000,000 Sweepstakes! Gift cards can be purchased in-diner or online.

  • Olive Garden

    Olive Garden has some fun specials for Christmas! Customers can order “breadsticks for Santa” on OliveGarden.com.  Choose from freshly baked breadsticks or ready-to-bake by the dozen or half-dozen to have them ready for Santa! You can also order the homemade dipping sauce appetizer with your choice of marinara, Alfredo or five cheese marinara with breadsticks starting at $3.99.  You can also download a personalized special note to send to Santa, and order classic dishes like the family-style lasagna bundle or family-size pans.

  • Panda Express

    Not in the mood for traditional American Christmas food?  Most Panda Express locations will be open on Christmas Day. Double check your closest location!

  • Sonic

    Slushies, tater tots, and Chili Cheese Coney hot dogs… Most Sonic locations are open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but check your closest location ahead of time.

  • Starbucks

    Another location to stay caffeinated! Starbucks will be open on Christmas Day serving up your favorite drinks, including those signature holiday drinks! Most will be open all day long, but always check ahead!

  • Waffle House

    They’re known for never closing, and that remains true!  Waffle House will be open 24/7 on Christmas Day!