Christmas dinner is great, in theory. But after an early morning of opening presents, its preparation often proves daunting.
Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, for some people the thought of toiling away in the kitchen holds no appeal.
There’s nothing wrong with going out to eat on Dec. 25. And while many major restaurant chains are closed, a surprising number plan to be open (assuming staffing issues don’t prevent that).
It’s a good idea to call ahead and confirm first. (And, of course, whether you choose to dine in depends on local restrictions and COVID levels.) But here’s a look at some of the places where you can find everything from a traditional turkey dinner to holiday buffalo wings.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2021
Buca de Beppo
Buffalo Wild Wings
Fogo de Chão
Legal Sea Foods
McCormick & Schmick’s
Morton’s the Steakhouse
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Smith & Wollensky
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