Reminder: Restaurants Open in Chicago Area on Christmas 2016

Looking for restaurants open on Christmas 2016 in Chicago?  Well, you’ve been good this year so let someone else do the hard work for your Christmas dinner in Chicago on Christmas Day. The following Chicago  dinner spots will be opening their doors so that you and the family can sit back and relax. From grand buffets and luxurious steakhouses to a Feast of the Seven Fishes, there are plenty of delicious ways to celebrate and spread holiday cheer throughout the city.


Chicago restaurants-open-Christmas 2016

National Restaurants open on Christmas Day

  • Buca di Beppo: Most locations will open from their doors from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.
  • Chart House: Most locations of this high-end steak and seafood chain will be open from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.
  • IHOP: Good news for pancake lovers: 24-hour IHOP locations will operate as usual.
  • Papa John’s: The pizza chain will be open from noon to 11 p.m. on Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: Prime rib livers can sink their teeth into a porterhouse between noon and 8 p.m. on Christmas.
  • Shakey’s Pizza: You can get a Christmas slice or two at Shakey’s from noon to 9 p.m.
  • Starbucks: The coffee giant is available to take care of your caffeine needs on Christmas, with most locations open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Waffle House: The all-day breakfast restaurant will remain open 24 hours as usual on Christmas.



Here are some other chain options for your Christmas day dining. It’s a good idea to always check ahead and make sure your location is open.

Denny’s – Denny’s is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day – even on Christmas.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries – 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Huddle House – Most locations open 24 hours

IHOP – Most IHOPS will be open Christmas day but you’ll have to call for hours.

McDonald’s – Some stores will be open, hours will vary.

Nothing But Noodles – Hours vary, most open noon – 8 p.m.

Papa John’s–Most locations open noon – 11 p.m. on Christmas day.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Most locations open Christmas day, call for hours

Shoney’s – Most locations open, check store for hours

Starbucks— Most Starbucks locations will be open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Christmas day.

Steak ‘n Shake–Opens at 11 a.m. Christmas Day

TGIFriday’s–Most locations open from 4 p.m. – midnight, check with your local store.



Stores open on Christmas Day

  • 7-Eleven: If you’re craving a Christmas Slurpee, 7-Eleven will be open on the holiday.
  • Albertsons: Most locations of this grocery store will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • CVS: The drugstore chain will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m..
  • Sheetz: This convenience store and gas station will be open 24 hours on Christmas.
  • Walgreen’s: Locations that are normally open 24/7 will keep their normal hours, while non-24/7 stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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