Atlanta Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Who doesn’t love the holidays? Everyone looks forward to the feasting, fun, and family gathering 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. These Atlanta restaurants are giving you the 5-star experience without any of the mess or stress. Get a table before the rest of the city beats you to it! (Reservations required!)


Christmas Day hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

What makes us excited: Unwrap those presents quick and head to Einstein’s for a fabulous holiday meal. Ranked among the top 100 brunches in America, Einstein’s will keep everyone happy with their classic contemporary fare.

 Photo Credit: Einstein’s

Diesel Filling Station

Christmas Day hours: 6:00 pm – 3:00 am 

What makes us excited: Want to take a different approach to holiday cheer? Diesel in the Virginia Highlands might not be your first thought for Christmas day, but with a special menu and Christmas movies on all of the televisions, it will help make the season bright.

Photo Credit: Diesel’s Filling Station

Maya Steaks and Seafood

Christmas Day hours: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What makes us excited: One of our favorite steakhouses with a pinch of Spanish flare, Maya will bring out all of the stops to make your Christmas day meal over the top. Grab a glass of wine (they have over 40 to choose from) and let them do the hard part!

Photo Credit: Maya Steaks and Seafood

Nakato Japanese Grill

Christmas Day hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What makes us excited: Nakato is an Atlanta institution known for being “open 365.” Always open and always tasty, Nakato had to be included on this list. The talented chefs will create an untraditional yet memorable meal for the whole family.

Photo Credit: Nakato Japanese Grill 

BLT Steak

Christmas Day hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

What makes us excited: Take the whole crew downtown and check out a holiday meal in the heart of Atlanta. Start off with their signature popovers and enjoy the holiday pre-fixed menu and weekly blackboard specials!

Photo Credit: BLT Steak

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

Christmas Day hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What makes us excited: Traditional Thai served sky high in Midtown, Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft is one of our favorites! Tuk Tuk will provide a unique and authentic Asian experience for when you’re still “turkey sick” from Thanksgiving!

Photo Credit: Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft 

For more restaurant inspiration, be sure to watch Atlanta Eats every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Peachtree TV!

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