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12 Restaurants open on Christmas Day

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Not up for cooking on Christmas Day? Try one of these restaurants that will remain open

If a house full of crumpled-up wrapping paper and shattered ornaments has left you too exhausted to cook, never fear. These 12 restaurants open on Christmas Day will help make this holiday the best yet.

Sure, it's lovely to have your family over for a big holiday meal, but sometimes treating yourself to a night out is the best Christmas gift of all.

Or, if you don't celebrate Christmas and you're looking for somewhere — anywhere — to grab a bite on Dec. 25, these restaurants are here for you too.

1. Boston Market

Some Boston Market locations will be open on Christmas Day, offering special holiday meal options along with their standard fare. They also offer lots of heat-and-serve holiday food that feed four to 12 people, with options like roasted turkey and spiral ham, and also have a catering option. Check your local Boston Market for holiday hours.

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2. Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is open on Christmas Day for lunch and dinner, where you can share a family-style meal with your nearest and dearest. Make your reservation today.

3. Denny's

Most Denny's restaurants will be open on Christmas. The regular menu will be available along with seasonal specials like Holiday Turkey & Dressing Dinner, Holiday Harvest Skillet and Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancake Breakfast.

4. Chart House

Chart House will be open on Christmas Day, serving up its signature menu. Reservations are recommended.

5. Golden Corral

Some Golden Corral locations will be open on Christmas Day, but with special hours. Check with your local restaurant for details.

6. HomeTown Buffet

HomeTown Buffet will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Christmas Day. It'll be serving up a special menu featuring holiday favorites, and many of its regular menu items will be available as well.

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7. McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Treat yourself to seafood, steak or both. Check your local restaurant for holiday hours.

8. Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet is open on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Turkey, ham and roast beef will all be featured menu items, along with the restaurant's usual fare.

9. Ruth's Chris

Select Ruth's Chris Steak House locations will be open on Christmas Day. The regular menu will be available — why not treat yourself to steak and lobster?

10. Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky will be serving up its Winter Menu steaks and seafood on Christmas Day along with holiday wines by the glass and bottle.

11. Starbucks

Some Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas to help fuel you through a day of opening presents and dealing with family. Check locations and hours here.

12. Waffle House

All Waffle House locations will be open 24 hours on Christmas Day. Treat yourself to some coffee and waffles, and appreciate that you won't be cleaning up after a meal with your relatives.

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Not up for cooking on Christmas Day? Try one of these restaurants that will remain open
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