The iconic American Christmas made famous in popular culture depicts the family gathering around a crowded dinner table to feast on a roast turkey with all the trimmings. While that vision of Christmas is true for some, there are many people who eat out on Christmas for various reasons. Luckily for them, there are plenty of restaurants open on Christmas Eve in Houston.
Please note that while we’ve done our best to confirm all of the restaurants listed below, we always recommend checking with the restaurant first before heading out just to confirm they are in fact open as everything is subject to change.
Which Houston Restaurants Are Open on Christmas Eve?
The Annie Café & Bar – open for lunch and dinner, regular hours
B&B Butchers & Restaurant – open with regular menu on Christmas Eve
Backstreet Cafe – open Christmas Eve
Brasserie Du Parc – open Christmas Eve
Brennan’s of Houston – open 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings – open regular hours
Cracker Barrel – open but many locations have limited hours, usually 2pm
Denny’s – open 24/7, 365 days a year
Etoile Cuisine Et Bar – open regular hours
Fisherman’s Wharf – open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
FM Kitchen and Bar – open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Grotto – open Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hugo’s – open with a brunch buffet
IHOP – limited hours; call for specific hours by location
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen – open until 8 p.m.
La Table Houston – open Christmas Eve
Molina’s Cantina – open Christmas Eve
Morton’s The Steakhouse – a steak for dad sure beats another tie or bag of socks!
Olive Garden – hours vary by location
Roka Akor – open 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Royal Sonesta Houston – open 5:30 p.m. to close
Saba’s Restaurant – limited hours
Steak 48 – open with regular menu
Truluck’s – open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fast Food Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve in Houston
Boston Market – open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Burger King – open all day
Chick-fil-A – open on Christmas Eve
Dunkin Donuts – hours vary by location
McDonald’s – opening and closing times vary
Panda Express – open regular hours
Starbucks – many locations open normal hours
Whataburger – open on Christmas Eve
Know of any other Houston restaurants open on Christmas Eve? Share your tips with us by commenting below and we’ll try to add them to this list!