Prefer dining out on holidays? This one’s for you.

If you find yourself in need of a quick fast food pick-me-up on Christmas Day, these restaurants have you covered:

*Disclaimer: Most chain franchises are locally owned and operated. Holiday hours may vary by location. We recommend calling ahead to make sure your local restaurant is actually open on December 25.

Fast Food Restaurants Open on Christmas


"Only a handful of McDonald's restaurants open on Christmas Day," according to the chain’s website. Call your local restaurant to confirm holiday hours.

Panda Express

Most locations will be open on Christmas Day, but call your local restaurant to be sure.


Need a caffeine fix to get you through the holidays? No worries—Starbucks will be open on December 25.


Most Dunkin’ restaurants will be open on Christmas, but make sure to check with your location before heading on a holiday doughnut run.

More Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Waffle House

Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—and Christmas is no exception.


Traditionally, IHOP is open on Christmas Day with seasonal offerings. Check with your local restaurant to confirm holiday hours.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Most Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will be open on December 25, but check with your location to make sure.


Denny’s has been open every Christmas Day for the last several years, so we’re willing to bet they’ll be serving yuletide burgers this year too.

Boston Market

Select Boston Market restaurants are serving full holiday meals on Christmas Day—check with your nearest location to see if its participating.


Select Benihana restaurants will be open on December 25. Call your local restaurant before you solidify your plans, though.

McCormick & Schmick’s

Not only is McCormick & Schmick’s open on Christmas Day, the chain is serving up special seasonal menu items.


Some Sizzler locations will be open on Christmas, but not all. Check this list to find out if your local restaurant is following holiday hours.

Chart House Restaurant

Not all Chart House Restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, but the ones that are are already taking reservations.

Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill is going all out this season—click here to see the chain’s three-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus.

Old Country Buffet

In the past, most Old Country Buffet locations were open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day. Call your local restaurant to make sure it’s following those hours this year.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris is another chain celebrating the season in style. The steakhouse is serving up all sorts of festive meals and treats on Christmas Day—click here to see the holiday menu and to reserve a table.