UsatodayIf you want to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on Christmas Day, your options are limited Wednesday.
Most major restaurant chains will be closed Wednesday but many Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ locations will be open, along with IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House.
With the exception of Chinese restaurants known for being open on Christmas, many local restaurants also will be closed, according to an analysis by Womply, a small business software provider.
“Dining options on Christmas will be limited, as four in five local restaurants will be closed,” said Brad Plothow, Womply vice president of corporate marketing and communications. “That means you shouldn’t have trouble finding a table if you do venture out to one of the few eateries staying open on Christmas Day.”
Delivery services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Christmas for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites Wednesday to find available options. Also check OpenTable for restaurants accepting reservations.
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What restaurants are open Christmas?
Check with your closest location before heading out. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so calling ahead is suggested.
Applebee’s: Not all locations will be open as the decision is made by franchisees.
Baker’s Square: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Boston Market: Nearly all locations are open Wednesday but menu selections and hours may vary by location.
Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.
Burger King: Select locations will be open on Christmas Day.
Chart House: Most locations open and hours and menus vary.
Checker’s: Most open regular hours.
Chinese restaurants: It’s a tradition for Chinese restaurants to be open Christmas. Check with your favorite for hours.
Dave & Buster’s: Check your closest location’s hours online.
Denny’s: Open 24 hours.
Dunkin’: Hours vary and not all locations will be open. Check the Dunkin’ mobile app to confirm whether your local store is open.
Fleming’s Steakhouse: Select locations open Christmas.
Fogo de Chão: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe: Varies.
Hooters: Many locations open at 4 p.m., but hours can vary.
Huddle House: Hours vary.
IHOP: Most locations will be open regular hours Wednesday. IHOP has a limited-time Elf on the Shelf menu and kids eat free promotion through Jan. 1.
Luby’s: Special menu available.
Macaroni Grill: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
McCormick’s & Schmick’s: The restaurant recommends making reservations.
McDonald’s: Participating locations are open Wednesday, hours vary.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: 2 to 9 p.m.
Panda Express: Hours vary.
Paris Baguette: All locations will be open Wednesday but hours vary.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Some locations will have special hours Wednesday.
Pokeworks: Corporate locations will be open along with participating franchised locations.