If you don't really feel like cooking after unwrapping all of those Alexa devices and Fingerlings on Christmas morning, you'll have plenty of options for going out.

Most of your favorite spots will be open on Christmas Eve, and there are several that will also be open on Christmas Day.  

Restaurants that will be open on Monday, December 25th:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Denny's
  • IHOP
  • Luby's
  • Boston Market
  • Benihana
  • McDonalds
  • Starbucks
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • Sizzler
  • Panda Express
  • Waffle House

KLTV put out a list of Tyler restaurants that were open Christmas Day last year - so it's also a good bet they'll be open this coming December 25 as well.

  • Applebee's (Christmas Day until 2 pm)
  • Cracker Barrel (Christmas Eve)
  • Einstein Bros. (Christmas Eve until 1 pm)
  • Chili's (Christmas Eve)
  • Wok Box (limited hours Christmas Day)
  • Where's Rufus Sports Bar (Christmas Day)
  • Luby's - Longview (Christmas Day until 5 pm)
  • Kawas (Christmas Day until 10 pm)

I checked on Dicky's, Dominoes, Dairy Queen, and Taco Bell, and they'll all be closed on Christmas Day, but open on Christmas Eve.

Some of the chains like McDonalds have independently-owned franchises, so it's possible that some local owners will decide to close on Christmas Day while other locations are open.  And we totally don't blame them!  A day off on a major holiday and time with family is important.  But sometimes a family that's cooped up all day under one roof needs to get out of the house and eat, and there are many spots that will be ready for us.  HoursGuide.com lists more holiday hours.

Let us know if there are other spots we missed open on Christmas Day!

Whether you're cooking on Christmas Day or going out, have an awesome holiday.  And no calorie countin' til January!