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Fast Food Open on Christmas: Merry Meals, Merry Christmas

Jacky Chou

Christmas is for fun, for gathering, and sometimes not for cooking. Is fast food open on Christmas? Yes. Many restaurants are willing to give you the best Christmas moments ever.

We have listed some locations you can drop by to dine out. Believe us; it is winter, but the food will warm you for sure.

Now, are you ready to spend the most beautiful time of the year in these stores? Let’s travel around your city and pick a location!

Fast Food Open on Christmas

Let’s see where we can dine out on Christmas!

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Huddle House

We all know Huddle House for its tagline, “Any Meal. Any Time.” It has that slogan for a reason! The restaurant will be open 24 hours on Christmas Day to offer its trademark “Big House” dinners.

"Any meal. Any time" slogan of Huddle House
“Any meal. Any time” slogan of Huddle House

Dunkin’ Donuts

If you give your friends a pack of steaming hot doughnuts for their breakfast on Xmas morning, you will be the center of attention! Before going out, check with the local Dunkin’ Donuts to see what hours they are open.

Domino’s Pizza

Pizza and Christmas are two of our favorite things. It is so obvious that we would like to have both on the same day. Good news: Some Domino’s Pizza stores will be available on December 25. It must be a terrific last-minute delivery alternative.


Let’s make a phone call to check your local McDonald’s holiday hours. This is because most of the fast-food stores are private businesses. The working hours may vary. Only a few McDonald’s locations are open on Xmas Day.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Most Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses will be available on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. However, hours may differ from country to country.

Sonic Drive-In

More than 90% of Sonic Drive-Ins are franchised businesses. Yet, most locations are still accessible on special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving.


This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can dine in your local Applebee’s restaurants around the country. Call the local branch ahead of time to determine what hours they are open, as hours vary by region.


Benihana will be available for your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. You can choose to forego the Christmas ham or turkey in favor of hibachi and sushi.


IHOP restaurants will run on Christmas. Yet, open hours may differ. If you want to have a holiday meal before heading over to Grandma’s, please confirm the working time of the restaurant before coming.

Waffle House

Don’t want to cook after opening all the presents? Pay a visit to Waffle House. This restaurant is another Christmas present for you. The Waffle House works 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Waffle House works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Waffle House works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

On Christmas Eve, all Perkins stores will be operating (with different hours). Most will be accessible on Christmas Day. Perkins even has a special restricted menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These meals include a Turkey Meal treat.


Denny’s will never deny you of your beloved diner foods, particularly during the holiday season. On Christmas Eve and Christmas, stores around the country are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse is still open during Christmas time. It will serve sparkling holiday drinks as a gift.

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky restaurants will be serving you on Christmas and New Year. It’s time to enjoy the benefit of “cellar steals” on the fall and winter supper menus.
Don’t forget to check the working time of the store in your location.

Cellar Steals and Wines from Smith & Wollensky
Cellar Steals and Wines from Smith & Wollensky


After weeks of holiday preparations building up to Christmas, everyone is wary. Fortunately, some Starbucks branches remain open on Christmas Day. It allows you to get a cup of coffee, some festive pastries, and perhaps a stocking stuffer before the frenzy begins.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Have you forgotten to go grocery shopping before Christmas? Simply wing it with an unconventional Christmas feast at one of the partnering Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants. Call the office to verify whether your favorite neighborhood eatery will be open. Then, enjoy your food.

McCormick & Schmick’s

Just some locations of this premium seafood restaurant are operating right now. However, every year on Christmas Day, McCormick & Schmick’s serves a special menu.

Premium seafood for Christmas Day
Premium seafood for Christmas Day

Boston Market

Boston Market aims to fulfill all of your Christmas desires. On the 24th and 25th of December, some locations will be active. Try one of their completely cooked holiday dinners available for pickup or delivery if you’d prefer to eat at home.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, several Fleming’s Steakhouses are available. Make a call or book online because hours vary by area.

Panda Express

You should certainly call beforehand because each Panda Express store is a private company. However, the restaurant is still active on Christmas Day, albeit with shortened hours.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo will be open during the holidays. So, you may forego the ham and go for some pasta instead. Remember to call ahead because opening times may vary in each location.

If you’d rather combine your baked ziti with a comfortable blanket and a Christmas movie, the store is also making family dinners (available for online purchase December 23-25) for takeout.

Baked ziti from Buca di Beppo
Baked ziti from Buca di Beppo

Chart House

On December 25, you may dine at Chart House. This is a famous seafood restaurant franchise. They will also be ready to take orders.

Marie Callender’s

On Christmas, Marie Callender’s offers a selection of six unique entrĂ©es. Although times may fluctuate, all restaurants will be available on Christmas. Pre-ordered feasts are also available.

Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco’s is already taking Christmas Day bookings at several of its branches across the country. Unfortunately, it does not include New York.

Edgar’s Steakhouse

This Christmas, let’s dine in a real-life castle. Although many restaurants in and around New York are presently closed until further notice, Edgar’s Steakhouse remains open. Taking the reservations over the phone is also possible. So, if you want to enquire about Christmas arrangements, you’ll have to call.

Woodpecker by David Burke

This restaurant presently plans to be operating on Christmas Eve and Day. People who live in or are visiting New York City can come over the holidays.

Legal Sea Foods

Looking for a reason to skip making Christmas dinner? You’re in good hands with Legal Sea Foods. In addition to its normal menu, the restaurant is generally open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will serve holiday favorites on this special occasion.

Some Fast Food Stores That Do Not Work On Christmas

You may not have a chance to spend your Christmas meals at these restaurants:

  • TGI Friday’s and Wahlburgers: On Christmas Day, most of those stores will not be working.
  • Cracker Barrel: While Cracker Barrel is unavailable on Christmas Day. It does provide entire holiday dinners to-go. The restaurant also offers all of your favorite holiday desserts. So, you do not have to cook and get right to the festivities. Order in advance, start picking up on December 23 or 24, then reheat and enjoy.
  • Bonefish Grill: The seafood restaurant is closing on Christmas Day. Yet, you might be able to visit the day before.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Although the colors of basil and tomato seem festive, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is not serving on December 25.


You can enjoy the fast food open on Christmas. There are more options than you thought, right? However, no matter what restaurant you choose, remember to check its working hours. The schedule may vary in different locations. Besides, some stores will not be working. Please kindly check as well.

If you need any further information, feel free to leave a comment. We will be right back to assist you.

Thank you for reading!

Jacky Chou

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