ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — The coronavirus crisis is prompting many Americans to skip large, family-filled holiday celebrations this year. As some choose to alter their Christmas traditions, others might be opting to let someone else take care of the festivities entirely.
Among these is cooking, and if that’s the route you’re going this Christmas, we certainly wouldn’t blame you. Luckily, there are several local and chain restaurants in Arlington Heights planning to be open on Christmas Day.
In case you need a recommendation of where to eat out on Christmas, Patch compiled a roundup of local and national restaurants slated to be open that day.
An important note: As the number of daily coronavirus cases continues to surge, states each day are imposing new restrictions on businesses. Business hours can also vary by location. Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Christmas Day.
Here are the chain restaurants expected to be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to a list compiled by Food & Wine magazine.
Bonefish Grill: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 180 S Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Boston Market: 1000 Elmhurst Road, Mt Prospect
Buca di Beppo: 604 N Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
Buffalo Wild Wings: Randhurst Village, 301 E Euclid Ave., Mt Prospect
Chili’s: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. Southpoint Shopping Center, 640 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights
Denny’s: 17 W Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights
Domino’s: 1141 S Arlington Heights Road; Arlington Heights Promenade, 325 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights
Dunkin’: 122 S Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; 2106 S Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; 1010 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights; Terramere Plaza, 4204 N Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; 105 W Dundee Road, Arlington Heights; 1818 W Northwest Hwy, Arlington Heights
IHOP: 1700 E Higgins Road, Schaumburg
McDonald’s: 1920 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights; 15 E Dundee Road, Arlington Heights; 45 E Golf Road, Arlington Heights
Morton’s Steakhouse: 1470 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg
Olive Garden: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. Southpoint Shopping Center, 630 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights
Outback Steakhouse: Open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. 909 N Elmhurst Road, Mt. Prospect
Panda Express: 1454 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows
Starbucks: Annex of Arlington, 115 W Rand Road; 2964 W Euclid Ave.; Target, 1700 E Rand Road; 1808 S Arlington Heights Road; 1802 N Arlington Heights Road; Arlington Town Square Condos, 33 S Evergreen Ave.
Sonic: Park Place Shopping Center, 1151 E Dundee Road, Palatine
Again, hours can vary by location. Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant of choice is open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.