Diners in the Charlotte area can cross a stress-free Christmas dinner off their holiday wish list. A number of restaurants serve a special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day menu. And others are open with their regular menu.
Most restaurants on this list offer take-out and/or delivery.
We are including restaurants at various price points, but skipping the really pricey ones.
Make sure to note if the meal is just on Christmas Eve so you don’t show up hungry on Christmas Day at a closed restaurant. If not noted otherwise here, the restaurant IS open on Christmas Day.
Do you know of other restaurants that should be on the list? Email email@example.com with the scoop and we’ll add them, as time permits.
If you want to enjoy your dinner at home, check out this list of places to order Christmas dinner in advance to reheat at home.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Charlotte
We found some of these restaurants through OpenTable, and some through the restaurant’s social media or website. We verified others personally. In all cases, a restaurant’s plans might change, or reservations might fill up, so be sure to check with the restaurant. Also, make sure to check hours, because some restaurants have limited hours on Christmas Day.
9 Spices Indian Cuisine
8145 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277
204 North Kitchen & Cocktails
204 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Christmas Day: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Special Christmas menu.
Amici’s Pizza Sports Bar and Grill
929 Concord Pkwy S., Concord, NC 28027
5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
303 Church Street, Charlottte, NC (Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel)
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Day: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to midnight
New Year’s Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch)
8455 Pit Stop Court NW, Concord, NC 28027
The Blue Taj
14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 170, Charlotte, NC
Buca di Beppo
10915 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC
1001 Chancellor Park Drive, Charlotte
9550 East Independence Blvd, Matthews
Cafe 49 Halal Pizzeria
10221 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Chex Grill & Wings
Multiple locations. May vary by location.
139 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
311 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Dave & Buster’s
8361 Concord Mills, Blvd, Concord, NC
11049 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC
Dean’s Italian Steakhouse
128 E Brooklyn Village Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite #170, Charlotte, NC 28210
Christmas Eve: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Christmas Day: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hours vary by location, so be sure to call.
1001 E. W.T. Harris Boulevard, Suite P, Charlotte, NC 28213
Fu Shing Chinese Restaurant
4341 School House Commons, Harrisburg, NC 28075
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC
650 Brooklyn Village Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Make sure to call your local IHOP to verify hours
Also, they’re offering free delivery through Doordash
2305 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet on Christmas Day for $25.99
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
3019 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Serving their regular massive menu.
La Shish Kabob
3117 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Let’s Meat KBBQ
1400 S. Church St. B, Charlotte, NC 28203
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 8 p.m.)
McCormick & Schmick’s
4335 Barclay Downs Drive, Charlotte, NC
MOA Korean BBQ & BAR
128 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
UPDATE: MOA had to close on Christmas due to a burst pipe. 🙁
4425 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
227 W. Trade St., Suite #150, Charlotte, NC 28202
Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Christmas Day: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Palm Charlotte
6705-B Phillips Place Court, Charlotte, NC
3050 Derita Road, Concord, NC, 28027
311 S Polk Street, Pineville, NC 28134
Only certain locations are open on Christmas Day. These are the locations in the Charlotte area that will be open on Christmas Day, and the hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.:
200 N New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC
9801 Independence Point Parkway, Matthews, NC
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
222 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
6000 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC
1928 South Boulevard, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC
Tours les Jours
4625 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite #105, Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact your local Waffle House for more information