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Restaurant Chains Open for Christmas 2013

With each passing year, restaurant owners and operators are discovering that an increasing number of consumers have a growing appetite for something other than the traditional Christmas meal at home.  If you aren’t planning on cooking, RestaurantNews.com’s Christmas dining guide lists the restaurant chains that will be closed and open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year.

This list will be updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark us and check back often.

Applebee’s hours and locations will vary by location for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Call your local Applebee’s for more information.

Arby’s company restaurants will close at 6 pm Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas Day.  Franchise locations may vary.

Aurelio’s Pizza will be closed Christmas Day.

Benihana will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Hours may vary by location.

Bob Evans will be open until 7 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day

Bonanza Steakhouse will be open Christmas Eve Day from 11 am until 5 pm, and will be closed Christmas Day.

Bonefish Grill will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

Boston Market will have select restaurants open on Christmas Day.  Individual meals include hand carved ham, two sides, cornbread and a slice of pie for $10.99.  The chain is also offering Oven to Table Holiday Meals, Hot & Ready Catered Buffets and Á la Carte items for carry-out..

Brick House Tavern + Tap locations will be open from Christmas Eve Day from 11 am until 9 pm.  On Christmas Day, locations will open at 4 or 5 pm.  Akron and Amherst will be closed.

Brio Tuscan Grille will be closed on Christmas Day.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza will close early on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants will open at 11 am Christmas Day for dine in or to go.  The regular dinner menu will be served.

Buffalo Wild Wings will be open at participating locations on Christmas Day.  Please call ahead.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

Chili’s Grill & Bar will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

Chompie’s will be open Christmas Eve Day from 6 am to 8 pm (Tempe 6 am to 3 pm).  Christmas Day hours are 7 am to 9 pm (Tempe 3 pm).

Cici’s Pizza will be closed at most locations on Christmas Day, but “there are a few exceptions”. Call your local Cici’s for more information.

Claim Jumper Restaurants will be open from 11 am until 8 pm on Christmas Eve Day, and closed on Christmas Day.

Corner Bakery Cafe will close a few hours earlier than normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so be sure to check with your local cafe.  Closed on Christmas Day.  Cafes will also open on New Year’s Day with the exception of some located in downtown office buildings.

Cracker Barrel will close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm, will be closed on Christmas Day, and will reopen at 6 am on the 26th.

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