Open on Christmas & New Year’s Day- Where to Eat

Holiday Dinner didn’t turn out the way you expected? It’s happened to all of us at some point or another, maybe the oven breaks or the dog gets into the turkey. Or perhaps you just don’t want to cook this year. Well you’re in luck I have compiled a list of restaurants open on Christmas.

Tokyo Steak House

  • Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki tableside grilling if you have never been you’re in for a real treat.


Tavern on the Square

  • Seasonal offerings, fresh local fares and kid friendly.

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

  • Super formal and a great tradition to start, just make sure that you have a reservation.


McCormick & Schmick’s

  • Great for seafood and steaks, this is another upscale place to spend the day, but you’ll probably want a reservation. 

Fogo de Chao

  • One of my personal favorites, a fun fine dining experience and all you can eat. My kids love going.



  • Absolutely perfect for Christmas morning pancakes after the presents have been opened!


  • Christmas Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Denny’s.

Buca Di Beppo

  • Such a fun family tradition! Be sure to make a reservation and bring the kids for this family-style Italian dinner!


Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Select locations will be open, but operating with reduced hours. Check their website before heading out.

Scott’s Bar and Grill in Edmonds

  • A favorite of the locals Scott’s is the perfect place to gather for a family dinner. Try the pea salad!


  • Who doesn’t need coffee? Select locations will be open.


  • Not all locations will be open.

Panda Express

  • Asian food is a tradition for many on Christmas Day. It’s cheeky, fun, and nearly all Chinese locations will be open.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

  • Because hey – the New Year’s diet doesn’t start for another week, right?


  • Not all locations will be open. But some will!


  • You’ll find a couple classic Sonic drive-ins in the area. And good news- they’re slated to be open.

Another situation? You partied too hard on NYE and there is no way you’re cooking on New Year’s Day. If that happens, here’s a look at what’s open in addition to the list above which are open both Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • Applebees
  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Olive Garden
  • Papa Johns
  • Pizza Hut

You’ll find that most retail places are open on New Year’s Day as well.

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
Denise Perkins | Category: Denise Perkins, Eastside, Holidays, Kids, North Kirkland, Redmond, Resaurants, Things to Do, Uncategorized, Woodinville | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,