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Restaurant Chains Open for Christmas 2016

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,’s Christmas dining guide lists the restaurant chains that will be closed and open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year.

Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina will open at 9 a.m. with a special All-Day Christmas Buffet with Tri-Tip Carving Station.  $20.99 Adults and $7.99 for kids for Los Angeles, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Northridge, San Marcos and Sun Valley.  $26.99 Adults and $7.99 for kids for Costa Mesa, Downey, Glendale, Long Beach and San Pedro.

American Steakhouse will be open until 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

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 early Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas Day.  Franchise locations may vary.

Aurelio’s Pizza will be closed Christmas Day.

Baskin-Robbins will be closed Christmas Day, but there’s still time to preorder ice cream cakes for your holiday gathering.  This year Baskin-Robbins’ introduces it’s new Ganache Poinsettia Cake, which is an elegant and decadent ganache cake topped with a wreath of Winter OREO Cookie pieces and an icing poinsettia.

Bonanza Steakhouse holiday hours will vary by location. Please contact your local Bonanza for details on their Holiday hours & offerings.

Boston Market Christmas hours vary at every restaurant.  Contact your local Boston Market for more details.

Bravo Cucina Italiana will be closed on Christmas Day.

Brio Tuscan Grille will be closed on Christmas Day.

Brick House Tavern + Tap will be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Most locations will be open at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.  Call your location for more details.

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

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be open at all locations on Christmas Eve.  Select locations open on Christmas Day.  Please contact your preferred location for details.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants will open at 11 a.m. Christmas Eve and Day for dine in or to go.  Regular menu will be served.  Celebratory Packages, Christmas Day Feasts and Holiday Feasts are also available for carryout.

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

Casa Ole will be closing at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and will remain closed through Christmas Day.

Cattlemen’s will be closed Christmas Day.

Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

Chart House will be open Christmas Day except for San Francisco and Cincinnati.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen will be closing at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

Chevys Fresh Mex will be open at most locations on Christmas Day serving fajitas, margaritas, chips & salsa and tortilla dough balls for the kids.  Contact your local Chevys for specific location information.

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

Chompie’s will be open Christmas Eve from 6 a.m. until 8:00 pm and Christmas Day from 7 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (The Tempe location closes at 3:00 p.m. both days).

Chuck-A-Rama Buffet will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Closed Christmas Day.

Claim Jumper will be open Christmas Day from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at select locations.  Golden Nugget locations and Downtown San Diego will be open regular hours.  Menu will feature Roasted Tri-Tip, Grilled Salmon, BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs and more.

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