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Restaurants open on Christmas Day 2015

Posted December 24, 2015
Updated December 25, 2015

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For those of you who are hoping to eat out on Christmas Day, there are a number of restaurants that will be open here in the Raleigh area. If you know of any others, please let us know.

Keep in mind that not all locations of every chain will be open, so make sure you give them a call to verify.

Below is a list of restaurants that we have verified will be open on Friday, December 25.

If you know of any others, please let us know in the Comments section or send me an e-mail at Faye@smartspendingresources.com and I will add them to the list. I'll continue to update the list until Christmas.

Banana Leaf, Cary

Open 11 am – 9:30 pm on 12/25

1026 Ryan Road, Cary, NC

The Borough, Raleigh

Open from 4 pm – 2 am on 12/25

317 W Morgan St, #117, Raleigh, NC

Boston Market, Raleigh

Open from 11 am – 8 pm on 12/25

4558 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC

Champps Americana Grill

Open from 4 pm – 12 am on 12/25

8030 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham, NC

Chopstix Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Open 11 am - 10 pm on Christmas Day

5607 Creedmoor Rd in Creedmoor Crossings, Raleigh, NC 27612

The Cleveland Draft House of Clayton

Open Christmas Day from 6pm - 2am

Open 11am - 9pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday)

461 Shotwell Rd, Clayton, NC 27520

The Cleveland Draft House of Garner

Open Christmas Day from 6pm - 2am

Open 11am - 9pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday)

6101 Nc Highway 42 W, Garner, NC 27529

Dave & Busters at Cary Town Center Mall in Cary

Open Christmas Day from 5 pm-midnight

Denny’s:

Most Triangle area locations will be open on Christmas Day

The location at 4380 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC is open 24 hours

Fujisan Japanese Steakhouse

Open 4:30 - 10 pm on 12/25

8411 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617 in Brier Creek Commons, Raleigh.

Reservations recommended at 806-2888 – they are filling fast

The Great Wok, Wedell

Open from 11 am – 10 pm on 12/25

2823 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC

Happy China, Durham

Open 11 am – 10 pm 12/25

2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham

Reservations accepted: 919-237-2021

Hooters

The location at 4206 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh will be open 4 pm - 11 pm on Christmas Day

Check with your local restaurant to verify if they will also be open.

Hot Breads Cafe

Open 11 am - 2 pm and then from 5 pm - 9:30 pm on Christmas Day

1901 NW Cary Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560, (919) 677-1331

IHOP:

The Raleigh location at 3009 Capital Blvd will be open 8 am – 6 pm on 12/25.

The Garner location at 1450 US Highway 70 will be open on 12/25 from 6:30 am – midnight.

The Durham location near North Point Shopping Center will also be open on Christmas Day.

Many IHOP locations will be open. Check with your local IHOP restaurant to verify if they will also be open and their hours of business on 12/25.

Jimmy V’s Osteria & Bar, Downtown Raleigh

Open 6 am – 11:30 pm on Christmas Day

420 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC

Reservations recommended: 919-256-1451

Lee’s Garden Chinese Restaurant

Open 11 am - 10:30 pm on 12/25

5470 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502

Lucky 7 Chinese Restaurant

Open on Christmas Day from 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Open Christmas Eve until 10:30 pm

Reedy Creek Plaza, 906 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513

McCormick & Schmick’s, Raleigh

Open from 11 am – 9 pm on 12/25.

4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Reservations accepted: 919-881-7848

McDonald’s

The location on 50 Glen Road in the 40/42 area will be open from 12 noon – 7 pm.

None of the Richard’s Advantage McDonald’s locations will be open on Christmas Day.

Neo-China, Raleigh

Open from 4:30 – 10 pm on 12/25

6602 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Reservations accepted: 919-783-8383

Pad Thai, Durham

Open from 11 am – 2:30 and 5 pm – 9 pm

2425 Guess Rd, Durham, NC

Peony Asian Bistro, Durham

Open 11 am – 10:30 pm on 12/25

3515 Witherspoon Blvd. #108, Durham, NC

The Pickled Onion Bar and Grill (dance party at 10 pm)

Open 11 am - 2 am on Christmas Day

7901 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 848-4161

Red Lotus, Chapel Hill

Open 4 pm – 9 pm on 12/25

237 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill

Reservations recommended at 919-968-7778

Starbucks

The location at 1380 N Main Street in Fuquay-Varina will be open from 7:30 am – 4 pm on 12/25.

The location at 3800 Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh will be open from 9 am – 5 pm on 12/25.

The location at 13024 US Hwy 70 in Clayton will be open from 8 am – 4 pm on 12/25.

The location at 4834 NC Hwy 55 in Durham will be open from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm on 12/25.

Check with your local restaurant to verify if they will also be open.

Super Wok, Cary

Open 11 am – 9 pm on 12/25

1401 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC

Taipei 101, Cary

Open on 12/25 from 11 am – 3:00 pm for lunch and 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm for dinner

121 A E. Chatham St, Cary, NC

TGI Fridays

The location at 1100 Timber Drive E in Garner will be open from 4 pm – 11 pm on 12/25.

The location at 2608 Erwin Rd in Durham will be open from 12 pm 11 pm on 12/25.

The location at 2002 Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary will be open from 4 pm – 11 pm on 12/25.

The location at 4209 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh will be open from 4 pm – 11pm on 12/25.

Village Draft House, Raleigh

Open from 6 pm - ?? (remains to be seen)

428 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC

Waffle House

The location at 1412 N Main Street in Fuquay-Varina will be open 24 hours (regular hours) on 12/25

The location at 5607 NC 42 W in Garner (40/42 area) will be open 24 hours (regular hours) on 12/25

The location at 1655 E Market Street in Smithfield will be open 24 hours (regular hours) on 12/25

Check with your local restaurant to verify if they will also be open.

Wendy's

A few locations will be open. You'll need to call ahead to verify if your local Wendy's is open.

The location at 5170 NC 42 in Garner (40/42 location) will be open from 9 am - 1 am.

Restaurants in hotels: Many restaurants in hotels are open Christmas Day. Most take reservations.

Some restaurants are no longer taking reservations including The Irregardless Cafe and Herons in The Umstead Hotel.

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  • markcolyer2 Dec 25, 2015

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    ...hey grandma, did u just wake up 30 years ago?

  • markcolyer2 Dec 25, 2015

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    ...I heard McDonalds is open so stop whining.

  • ThomasG Dec 25, 2015

    Thank You Faye and everyone who has contributed to the list !
    It is helpful to many -those that are working ,traveling or just want to eat out on a Friday in December .

  • cmilam61 Dec 25, 2015

    Where I was raised we were taught that if you can't say something nice keep your mouth shut. And at least the lady took the trouble to research this for us all. And you have news 14 Carolina in Fayetteville , try complaining there.

  • musthavecoffee Dec 25, 2015

    Imperial Garden off Lead Mine is open. We were going to go there, but we have so much food left over!

  • Mom2two Dec 25, 2015

    There have ALWAYS been people working on Christmas: 911 operators, police, firemen, EMS, nurses, doctors, hospital support staff, people who monitor chemicals in city drinking water, people who monitor electricity, and are on standby for power outages. While most people see Christmas Day as sacred, there are others for whom this is just another day at work. Even sanitation workers, though they may have the day off, don't REALLY have the day off because then they have to turn around and work tomorrow. And for people who AREN'T Christian, it really is just another day.

  • douglas1s Dec 25, 2015

    Greedy bunch of folks are open on this day!

  • Crocus Dec 25, 2015

    China King at Crossroads is usually open on Christmas.

  • dwood4672 Dec 25, 2015

    Kjones didn't get anything good for Christmas

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 25, 2015

    kjones026 - Merry Christmas! I am located in the Triangle so I have always done the list for the Raleigh area. I am happy to consider adding Fayetteville to the list for next year, though. I have had the list up for over a week and you are the only reader who has mentioned Fayetteville restaurants.

    The main chain restaurants that are open in the Raleigh area may be open in Fayetteville, as well. A good rule of thumb on Christmas is that many Chinese food places are open and some of the bigger chains. A quick call to your favorites will confirm if they are in fact open. I hope you have a nice meal and a peaceful day.

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