Don’t feel like cooking? These restaurants are open Christmas Day

It is recommended to check with restaurants ahead of time

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More restaurants than ever before are open for dine-in and takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, catering to all kinds of folks: those who want to avoid the stress of cooking, those who don’t celebrate the holiday, those who have to work and those who simply want to treat themselves.

Whether you’re looking for a take-home pizza bundle, wine delivery or a place where you can dine in for a nice meal, here’s a list of restaurants in the Atlanta area that are open and ready to serve Christmas dinner this year:

Take-out options

Double Zero

Thanks to Double Zero’s specials, Christmas Eve dinner just got a whole lot tastier. Guests can choose from chicken parmesan, pizza party meals, shrimp bucatini and more.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

This Candler Park barbecue restaurant is offering takeout Christmas ham and turkey feasts with holiday sides with the option of adding the Fox family’s special Texas cheese log.

The General Muir

Chinese food is always a welcome alternative to traditional Christmas fare, and the General Muir is celebrating the day before Christmas with a special Christmas Eve Eve Chinese menu this year — available for dine-in and takeout.

Local Three

This Buckhead restaurant offers both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals for takeout.

South City Kitchen Avalon

Folks can secure a holiday take-out meal from South City Kitchen’s Vinings, Midtown, Avalon and Buckhead locations.

Starbright Wine

Let Starbright Wine solve your holiday headaches. The online wine retailer will be open on Christmas Day until 3 p.m. for delivery and pickup. Text 833-484-0653 or visit the website for more information.


Bring Varuni Napoli home for the holidays this season, with everything from at-home pizza and cannoli kits to to-go cocktail packs. To learn more, call 404-709-2690.

Whole Foods Market

Choose from a range of exceptional meals, entrees, sides and more for a fresh and delectable holiday treat. Order for in-store pickup by Dec. 22.

Dine-in options

Atlas and the Garden Room

St. Regis restaurant Atlas will serve a three-course prix fixe menu on Christmas Day, with options such as poached cod, grilled veal chop and more. Enjoy the regular bar and restaurant menu, as well as Christmas Day food specials, in the hotel’s Garden Room. Reservations are required.

Bar Margot

Celebrate a swanky Christmas Eve at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown. The restaurant will offer a four-course prix fixe menu featuring french onion soup, yuletide greens, prime rib and a decadent gingerbread trifle. There will also be a vegan four-course prix fixe menu.


Watch chefs prepare a meal right in front of your eyes on the hibachi grill as you celebrate the holiday Benihana style. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner on Christmas Day and it is encouraged to make a reservation.


Enjoy tacos, enchiladas and margaritas at Botica during regular business hours on Christmas Day, where patrons can dine indoors or on the heated patio.

El Ponce

On Christmas Day, El Ponce will open for regular service and serve a special holiday menu.

The General Muir

Chinese food is always a welcome alternative to traditional Christmas fare, and the General Muir is celebrating the day before Christmas with a special Christmas Eve Eve Chinese menu this year — available for dine-in and takeout.

The Iberian Pig

Located in Buckhead and Decatur, the Iberian Pig will be open on Christmas Eve this year, serving their signature shareable Spanish-inspired tapas.

Le Bilboquet Atlanta

Le Bilboquet will be open during regular hours and has put together a special Christmas Eve menu full of delectable French cuisine featuring truffle white bean soup, roasted lamb tenderloin and vanilla crème brulèe.

South City Kitchen Avalon

South City Kitchen’s Avalon location will be open on Christmas Day, ready to serve its regular menu items including she-crab soup, Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and more.

STK Steakhouse

The Midtown steakhouse will offer its full menu as well as brunch and dinner specials on Christmas Day. Reservations encouraged.

Red’s Beer Garden

On Christmas Day, the Red’s Beer Garden and shop will be open from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. A full food and beverage menu will be available along with mulled wine.

Sea Salt Seafood

Located in Virginia Highlands, this restaurant will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The full dinner menu will be available, which includes grilled herb lamb, fried snapper and other seafood delights.

Waffle House

You know you can always stop by anytime you’d like for your breakfast-food fix.