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Atlanta Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

Everyone looks forward to the feasting, fun, and family gathering of the holidays all year long, but one thing we could do without is the mass of dirty hand-wash only dishes afterwards! Even a paper plate substitution does not discourage the post food-frenzy mess. Don’t worry about ANY of these inconveniences this year; make a reservation for Christmas Day dinner and enjoy some quality time this holiday season AWAY from the kitchen. Get a table before the rest of the city beats you to it! (Reservations required!)

1. Chai Yo Modern Thai

 3050 Peachtree Rd NW Suite 8, Atlanta, GA 30305

Chai Yo, a beautiful and modern Thai restaurant in Buckhead, will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. They’re also selling gift cards with a 20% BONUS this holiday season!

2. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Multiple Locations

Treat yourself to a lovely three course prix fixe meal! Start your meal with lobster bisque then dive into surf &turf before enjoying a seasonal dessert. Reservations are quickly filling up so book your table quickly! 

Photo: Courtesy of the One Group
Photo: Courtesy of the One Group

3. STK

1075 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Day with a prime rib special! The price for this will come in at $79 per person, or you can order from the full menu. There additioanlly will be a Christmas brunch menu with dishes like Lobster & Eggs Benedict, made with a gourmet caviar hollandaise or STK’s breakfast wagyu burger, made with a 7oz. beef patty, bacon, fried egg, and special sauce, served alongside mimosas and bloody marys. 



4. Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

1745 Peachtree Street Ne, Suite Y, Atlanta, GA 30309

It’s authentic Thai street eats in a modern, spacious loft. Open on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day.  Reservations are recommended! 


salmon entree from mccormick and schmicks in atlanta
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5. McCormick & Schmick’s 

190 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Make a reservation for lunch or dinner on Christmas Day with McCormick & Schmick’s! They’ll be open from 11 AM to 9 PM so head over and enjoy a stress free meal with a nice little cocktail along side. 


tacos from botica in atlanta
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6. Botica 

1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Mix it up with some delicious tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and more for your Christmas meal! Botica will be open from 10 AM till 11 PM on the 25th so if you plan on eating out, you’re definitely gonna want to consider this casual spot. 


pastries from tiny Lous in atlanta
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7. Tiny Lou’s 

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

This Christmas, head to Tiny Lou’s for a classic, delicious, and hassle free brunch! On December 25, Tiny Lou’s is hosting brunch from 10 AM till 2 PM, so be sure to snag a reservation. The special menu will include options from croque madame and quail and grits to their duck confit and waffle and heritage pork schnitzel. They’ve also got some wonderful pastry items to enjoy this Christmas morning! 


sushi roll from orient garden
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8. Orient Garden

Getting Chinese food on Christmas is a tale as old as time. For many people, this is a family tradition! So whether you’re going out for Chinese on Christmas for the 12th year in a row or this is your first time, Orient Garden is the perfect OTP spot to check out. They’ve got options galore from sushi and noodles to pork, chicken, veggie dishes and more! Order take out or sit and stay awhile this Christmas. 

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