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What restaurants are open Christmas? Starbucks, IHOP, Denny's and Dunkin' among options

Most restaurant chains will be closed for Christmas but many Starbucks, McDonald's and Dunkin' will be open, along with Denny's and Waffle House.

If you want to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on Christmas Day, your options are limited Wednesday.

Most major restaurant chains will be closed Wednesday but many Starbucks, McDonald's and Dunkin' locations will be open, along with IHOP, Denny's and Waffle House.

With the exception of Chinese restaurants known for being open on Christmas, many local restaurants also will be closed, according to an analysis by Womply, a small business software provider.

"Dining options on Christmas will be limited, as four in five local restaurants will be closed," said Brad Plothow, Womply vice president of corporate marketing and communications. "That means you shouldn't have trouble finding a table if you do venture out to one of the few eateries staying open on Christmas Day."

Delivery services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will be delivering food orders Christmas for participating local and national restaurants. Check the apps or websites Wednesday to find available options. Also check OpenTable for restaurants accepting reservations.

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What restaurants are open Christmas?

Check with your closest location before heading out. Some restaurant websites do not have updated holiday hours so calling ahead is suggested.

Applebee's: Not all locations will be open as the decision is made by franchisees.

Baker's Square: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Benihana: Make reservations online for Christmas Day.

Boston Market: Nearly all locations are open Wednesday but menu selections and hours may vary by location.

Buca di Beppo: Most open regular hours.

Burger King: Select locations will be open on Christmas Day.

Chart House: Most locations open and hours and menus vary. 

Checker's: Most open regular hours.

Chinese restaurants: It's a tradition for Chinese restaurants to be open Christmas. Check with your favorite for hours.

Dave & Buster's: Check your closest location's hours online.

Denny's: Open 24 hours.

Dunkin': Hours vary and not all locations will be open. Check the Dunkin' mobile app to confirm whether your local store is open.

Fleming's Steakhouse: Select locations open Christmas.

Fogo de Chão: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe: Varies.

Hooters: Many locations open at 4 p.m., but hours can vary.

Huddle House: Hours vary.

IHOP: Most locations will be open regular hours Wednesday. IHOP has a limited-time Elf on the Shelf menu and kids eat free promotion through Jan. 1.

Joe's Crab Shack: Hours posted at

Legal Sea Foods: Each location's hours listed at

Luby's: Special menu available.

Macaroni Grill: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Main Event: Check for entertainment centers' hours online. 

McCormick's & Schmick's: The restaurant recommends making reservations.

McDonald's: Participating locations are open Wednesday, hours vary.

Morton's The Steakhouse: 2 to 9 p.m.

Panda Express: Hours vary.

Paris Baguette: All locations will be open Wednesday but hours vary.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Some locations will have special hours Wednesday.

Pokeworks: Corporate locations will be open along with participating franchised locations.

Ruth Chris' Steak House: Reservations are recommended and can be made online.

Shari's: Hours vary and listed at

Shoney's: Locations open at 11 a.m.

Starbucks: Not all locations are open and hours vary. Check with your closest location and hours will be updated on the app and website.

STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill: The restaurant chains both owned by The One Group will be open Christmas. Check websites for varying hours.

Steak 'n Shake: Most will be open, call for your closest location’s hours.

TGI Fridays: Some locations will be open special hours, which vary. 

TooJay's Deli: Check with locations for special hours.

Tony Roma's: Hours vary.

Veggie Grill: Select locations open Christmas. 

Village Inn: Hours vary but many close at 4 p.m. Christmas.

More restaurants: Some locally-owned and regional chain restaurants also will be open Christmas and restaurants located in hotels often are open on holidays. Find additional restaurants by searching social media and looking on OpenTable, an online reservation service.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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