restaurants open on christmas eve in houston

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.


Which Houston Restaurants Are Open on Christmas Eve?

Avondale Food & Wine – open with a classic Christmas Eve menu

B&B Butchers & Restaurant – open with regular menu on Christmas Eve

Backstreet Cafe – open Christmas Eve

Bloom & Bee – open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brennan’s of Houston – open with special Christmas Eve dessert menu

Buffalo Wild Wings – open regular hours

Cracker Barrel –  open but many locations have limited hours

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 8 p.m.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – open with a holiday feast

Grotto – open Christmas Eve

Hotel Alessandra – open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hotel Granduca Houston – open with special Christmas menus

Hugo’s – open with a brunch buffet and live band

IHOP – limited hours; call for specific hours by location

Kiran’s Restaurant – open Christmas Eve

La Table Houston – serving a holiday feast Christmas Eve

La Villa Saint Tropez – open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lims Chicken – open regular hours

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Morton’s The Steakhouse – a steak for dad sure beats another tie or bag of socks!

New York Coffee Shop – open Christmas Eve

Olive Garden – hours vary by location

Roka Akor – open with a special five-course menu

Royal Sonesta Houston – open 5:30 p.m. to close

Saba’s Restaurant – limited hours

Steak 48 – open with regular menu

The Classic – open 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Quattro – take a stroll through the lights at Discovery Green afterwards

Waffle House – Waffle House never closes!

Willie G’s – open regular hours


Fast Food Open on Christmas Eve

Boston Market – open normal hours 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


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!