The Big List – Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2023

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Restaurants Open for Christmas | I-10 Exit Guide

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

Travelers looking for a holiday meal while traveling along Interstate 10 can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an I-10 exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s our list of most chain restaurants that are open for business on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 2023. Local holiday hours may vary by location so call ahead and confirm opening and closing hours. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

(Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.)

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse:
    • Most 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • A&W Restaurants:
    • Most A&W Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar:
    • Most Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Arby’s:
    • Most Arby’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Au Bon Pain:
    • Most Au Bon Pain locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Back Yard Burgers:
    • Most Back Yard Burger locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grill:
    • Most Bahama Breeze Island Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream:
    • Most Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant:
    • Most Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream:
    • Most Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana Japanese Steakhouse:
    • Most Benihana Japanese Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern:
    • Most Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta:
    • Most Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants:
    • Most Big Boy Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse:
    • Most BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse:
    • Most Black Angus Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Blaze Pizza:
    • Most Blaze Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Blimpie Sub Shops:
    • Most Blimpy Sub Shop locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bob Evans Restaurants:
    • Most Bob Evans Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bojangles’:
    • Most Bojangles’ locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse:
    • Most Bonanza Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonefish Grill:
    • Most Bonefish Grill locations are Closed Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Boston Market:
    • Most Boston Market locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant:
    • Most Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Burger King:
    • Most Burger King locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings:
    • Most Buffalo Wild Wings locations are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • California Pizza Kitchen:
    • Most California Pizza Kitchen locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen:
    • Most Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carl’s Jr.:
    • Most Carl’s Jr, locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill:
    • Most Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurants:
    • Most Carrows Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Chart House Seafood Restaurants:
    • Most Chart House Seafood Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Checkers Drive-In:
    • Most Checkers Drive-In locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cheesecake Factory:
    • Some Cheesecake Factory locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex:
    • Most Chevy’s Fresh Mex locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Chick-fil-A:
    • All Chick-fil-A locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill and Bar:
    • Most Chili’s Grill and Bar locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill:
    • Most Chipotle Mexican Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chuck E Cheese:
    • Some Chuck E Cheese locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Church’s Chicken:
    • Most Church’s Chicken locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chuy’s Tex-Mex:
    • Most Chuy’s Tex-Mex locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cici’s Pizza:
    • Most Cici’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Claim Jumper Restaurants:
    • Most Claim Jumper Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery:
    • Most Cold Stone Creamery locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store:
    • Most Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
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  • Culver’s Restaurants:
    • Most Culver’s Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dairy Queen:
    • Most Dairy Queen locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dave & Buster’s Sports Bar and Restaurant:
    • Most Dave & Buster’s Sports Bar and Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Daylocations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Del Frisco’s Grill:
    • Most Del Frisco’s Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Del Taco:
    • Most Del Taco locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Denny’s:
    • Most Denny’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Domino’s Pizza:
    • Most Domino’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Dunkin:
    • Most Dunkin locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels:
    • Most Einstein Bros. Bagels locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Pollo Loco:
    • Most El Pollo Loco locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Torito Mexican Restaurants:
    • Most El Torito Mexican Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurants:
    • Most Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fazoli’s Italian Restaurants:
    • Most Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Firehouse Subs:
    • Most Firehouse Sub locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • First Watch Daytime Cafe:
    • Most First Watch Daytime Cafe locations are Open Christmas Eve (until 2:30 pm) and Closed Christmas Day
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
    • Most Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar:
    • Most Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse:
    • Most Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Friendly’s Restaurants:
    • Most Friendly’s Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fuddruckers:
    • Most Fuddrucker’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Golden Corral:
    • Most Golden Corral locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Hard Rock Cafe:
    • Most Hard Rock Cafe locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Hardee’s:
    • Most Hardee’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Hometown Buffet:
    • As of January 15, 2021, all Old Country, HomeTown, and Ryan’s Buffet locations have permanently closed, and nearly all have been auctioned off.
  • Hooters:
    • Most Hooters locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar:
    • Most Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Huddle House:
    • Most Huddle House locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza:
    • Most Hungry Howie’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings:
    • Most Hurricane Grill & Wings locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • IHOP:
    • Most IHOP locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • In-N-Out Burger:
    • Most In-N-Out Burger locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jack-in-the-Box:
    • Most Jack-in-the-Box locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs:
    • Most Jersey Mike’s Sub locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jimmy John’s Subs:
    • Most Jersey Mike’s Sub locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Joe’s Crab Shack:
    • Most Joe’s Crab Shack locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Johnny Rockets:
    • Most Johnny Rockets locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken:
    • Most Kentucky Fried Chicken locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse:
    • Most Kobe Japanese Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts:
    • Most Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Krystal:
    • Most Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Landry’s Seafood:
    • Most Landry’s Seafood locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza:
    • Most Little Caesar’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Little Greek Fresh Grill:
    • Most Little Greek Fresh Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse:
    • Most Logan’s Roadhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
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  • Lone Star Steakhouse:
    • Most Lone Star Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Long John Silver’s:
    • Most Long John Silver’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Longhorn Steakhouse:
    • Most Longhorn Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s Cafeteria:
    • Most Luby’s Cafeteria locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Marco’s Pizza:
    • Most Marco’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Marie Callender’s:
    • Most Marie Callender’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Mazzio’s Pizza:
    • Most Mazzio’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • McAlister’s Deli:
    • Most McAlister’s Deli locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s:
    • Most McDonald’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt:
    • Most Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miami Subs Grill:
    • Most Miami Subs Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House:
    • Most Miller’s Ale House locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mimi’s Café:
    • Most Mimi’s Café locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill:
    • Most Moe’s Southwest Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Morton’s Steakhouse:
    • Most Morton’s Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ninety Nine Restaurants:
    • Most Ninety Nine Restaurant locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noodles & Company:
    • Most Noodles & Company locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • O’Charley’s:
    • Most O’Charley’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Old Country Buffet:
    • Most Old Country Buffet locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Olive Garden:
    • Most Olive Garden locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • On the Border:
    • Most On the Border locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Outback Steakhouse:
    • Most Outback Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • P.F. Chang’s:
    • Most P.F. Chang’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express:
    • Most Panda Express locations are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Panera Bread:
    • Most Panera Bread locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzeria:
    • Most Papa Gino’s Pizzeria locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza:
    • Most Papa John’s Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pei Wei:
    • Most Pei Wei locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery:
    • Most Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria:
    • Most Piccadilly Cafeteria locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Pizza Hut:
    • Some Pizza Hut locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas day (hours may vary)
  • Pizza Inn:
    • Most Pizza Inn locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pollo Tropical:
    • Most Pollo Tropical locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse:
    • Most Ponderosa Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen:
    • Most Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
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  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop:
    • Most Potbelly Sandwich Shop locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill:
    • Most Qdoba Mexican Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Old Country Buffet:
    • As of January 15, 2021, all Old Country, HomeTown, and Ryan’s Buffet locations have permanently closed, and nearly all have been auctioned off.
  • Quiznos Subs:
    • Most Quiznos Subs locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rainforest Café:
    • Most Rainforest Café locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rally’s Drive-In:
    • Most Rally’s Drive-In locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Lobster:
    • Most Red Lobster locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers:
    • Most Red Robin Gourmet Burgers locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill:
    • Most Romano’s Macaroni Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Round Table Pizza:
    • Most Round Table Pizza locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday:
    • Most Ruby Tuesday locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House:
    • Most Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ryan’s Buffet:
    • As of January 15, 2021, all Old Country, HomeTown, and Ryan’s Buffet locations have permanently closed, and nearly all have been auctioned off.
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli:
    • Most Schlotzsky’s Deli locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Shake Shack:
    • Most Shake Shack locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Shakey’s Pizza Parlor:
    • Most Shakey’s Pizza Parlor locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s:
    • Most Shoney’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Sizzler Steakhouse:
    • Most Sizzler Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Smashburger:
    • Most Smashburger locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Smokey Bones:
    • Most Smokey Bones locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Starbucks:
    • Most Starbucks locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Steak ‘n Shake:
    • Most Steak ‘n Shake locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • STK Steakhouse:
    • Some STK Steakhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Sonic Drive-In:
    • Most Sonic Drive-In locations are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Subway:
    • Most Subway locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Bell:
    • Some Taco Bell locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Taco Cabana:
    • Most Taco Cabana locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Taco Time:
    • Most Taco Time locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TCBY:
    • Most TCBY locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Texas Roadhouse:
    • Most Texas Roadhouse locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TGI Friday’s:
    • Most TGI Friday’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hours may vary)
  • Tijuana Flats:
    • Most Tijuana Flats locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tim Hortons:
    • Most Tim Hortons locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
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  • Togo’s Sandwiches:
    • Most Togo’s Sandwiches locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tropical Smoothie Café:
    • Most Tropical Smoothie Café locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill:
    • Most Uno Pizzeria & Grill locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Village Inn:
    • Most Village Inn locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Waffle House:
    • Most Waffle House locations are Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Wayback Burgers:
    • Most Wayback Burger locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wendy’s:
    • Some Wendy’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Whataburger:
    • Most Whataburger locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • White Castle:
    • Most White Castle locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wienerschnitzel:
    • Most Wienerschnitzel locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wingstop:
    • Most Wingstop locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Zaxby’s:
    • Most Zaxby’s locations are Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day

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