ATLANTA, GA — If you don't feel like cooking a big Christmas dinner with a smaller gathering this holiday, you can let someone else take care of the festivities entirely. Many chain restaurants in Georgia are open on Christmas 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.
Benihana: According to the Benihana Facebook page participating locations will be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Call your nearest location for location-specific information and to make a reservation.
Boston Market: Nearly all 350 Boston Market locations will be open on Christmas Day. However, menu items and hours will vary. Additionally, they are offering heat & serve meals, whole pies, hot side dishes and appetizers that can be picked up on or before Christmas Day.
Buca di Beppo: On Christmas Day, at 11 a.m., the Buca di Beppo restaurants will be serving delicious Italian dishes. Plus, they’ll also be putting together a Holiday Cake Boss Package that serves five for $95 (retail value is $170) and can be picked up or delivered.
Del Taco: A few Del Taco locations will be closed on Christmas Day, but the majority will be open. Call your local store to check their hours.
Dunkin’: Most locations will be open on Dec. 25. Local store hours will vary, so call yours and make sure you’ll be good to go.
Fogo de Chão: Enjoy the fire-roasted meat specialties from Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão on Christmas Day. Dine in from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day. Or you can eat, drink and be merry at home with a variety of Holiday to-go packages starting at $130.
Golden Corral: Hours and pricing will vary by location, but after being closed due to COVID-19, many locations have reopened and some will be open on Christmas Day. But you’ll need to call your nearest location for specific information.
IHOP: Although normally open 24/7, depending on location, some IHOP restaurants may be operating with reduced hours on Christmas.
Macaroni Grill: Open during regular hours, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Macaroni Grill is a great dine-in Christmas Day meal option. Or you can enjoy Macaroni Grill’s Eat, Drink, Be Merry Ribeye Steak Dinner special for $29, available for takeout or delivery.
McCormick & Schmick’s: The majority of McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants will be open from noon until 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. They are also offering a Prime Rib Feast to-go special serving three to four people for $135 plus tax.
McDonald’s: Since most McDonald’s restaurants are franchises, whether or not your favorite will be open on Christmas Day will depend on the location. But, it’s easy to check online using their store locator.
Morton’s Steakhouse: Seating will be limited due to restrictions, but Morton’s Steakhouse is open on Christmas Day. You’ll want to check hours at your local restaurant and seating availability.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: Depending on the state, several Perkins Restaurants we spoke with plan on being open on Christmas Day. Find the location nearest you and give them a call to check their hours and restrictions.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Open on Christmas Day for dine in, takeout and delivery, give your local Ruth’s Chris Steak House a call to place your order or make a reservation. Reservations can also be made online here.
Starbucks: Double-check the Starbucks locator and make sure your local java spot is open on Christmas Day. Most are, but still, you wouldn’t want to drive up and be disappointed.
Other chains open include:
Again, hours can vary by location. Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant of choice is open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.