SEVERNA PARK, MD — In 2020, many Severna Park residents opted for small, low-key holiday celebrations as coronavirus cases soared nationwide and public health experts urged social distancing.
We weren’t used to Christmas without the trimmings; however, while the situation was not ideal, many of us realized large, stressful holiday gatherings aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. This year, many may again opt to keep Christmas simple and unhurried.
Doing so could mean letting someone else take care of the holiday festivities entirely. This includes the cooking.
If that’s the route you’re going this Christmas, we certainly won’t blame you. Luckily, several local and chain restaurants in Severna Park plan 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. Be sure to make reservations early, as available times are likely to fill up fast.
An important note: Business hours can vary by location. Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Christmas Day.
These local restaurants are planning to be open on Christmas Day in Anne Arundel County. Click on their names to make a reservation.
Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)
O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern (Annapolis)
Ginza Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar (Severna Park)
David's at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland (Hanover)
Arby’s: Edgewater, Ft. Meade, Gambrills, Glen Burnie, Pasadena
Bonefish Grill: Gambrills, Glen Burnie
Boston Market: Gambrills, Glen Burnie
Buffalo Wild Wings: Annapolis, Hanover
Carrabba's Italian Grill: Pasadena
Chart House: Annapolis
Chili’s: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. Linthicum Heights.
Cracker Barrel: Open Christmas Eve until 2 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. Linthicum Heights.
Domino’s: Crofton, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Linthicum Heights, Millersville, Odenton
Dunkin’: Annapolis (six locations), Arnold Crofton, Brooklyn Park, Edgewater, Ft. Meade (two locations), Glen Burnie (seven locations), Gambrills (two locations), Hanover, Linthicum, Lothian, Millersville, Odenton (two locations), Pasadena (four locations), Severna Park
IHOP: Edgewater, Gambrills, Glen Burnie, Pasadena
McDonald’s: Annapolis (four locations), Arnold, Edgewater, Gambrills (two locations), Glen Burnie (five locations), Linthicum (three locations), Linthicum Heights, Odenton, Pasadena (three locations), Severn, Severna Park (two locations), other locations
Olive Garden: Open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. Hanover.
Outback Steakhouse: Annapolis, Gambrills, Glen Burnie
Panda Express: Annapolis, Ft. Meade, Glen Burnie
Ruth's Chris Steak House: Annapolis, Odenton
Starbucks: Annapolis (eight locations), Arnold, Edgewater (two locations), Fort Meade, Gambrills, Glen Burnie (six locations), Hanover (four locations), Linthicum (three locations), Linthicum Heights, Odenton, Pasadena, Severna Park (four locations), other locations
Again, hours can vary by location. Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant of choice is open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.