September 28, 2023


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Restaurants Open On Christmas 2020 In Miami

MIAMI, FL — The coronavirus crisis is prompting many Americans to skip large, family-filled holiday celebrations this year. As some choose to alter their Christmas traditions, others might be opting to let someone else take care of the festivities entirely.

Among these is cooking, and if that’s the route you’re going this Christmas, we certainly wouldn’t blame you. Luckily, there are several local and chain restaurants in Miami planning to be open on Christmas Day.

In case you need a recommendation of where to eat out on Christmas, Patch compiled a roundup of local and national restaurants slated to be open that day.

An important note: As the number of daily coronavirus cases continues to surge, states each day are imposing new restrictions on businesses. Business hours can also vary by location. Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Christmas Day.

Here are the local restaurants planning to be open:

Also, here are the chain restaurants expected to be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to a list compiled by Food & Wine magazine.

Applebee’s: 9815 NW 41st Street and 20405 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami; 3690 W. 16th Ave., Hialeah; 10135 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 33009 S. Dixie Hwy., Florida City; 6005 N University Drive, Tamarac (Check the Applebee’s website for additional South Florida locations.)

Benihana: 1665 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village; 242 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 3261 SW 160th Ave., Miramar

Bonefish Grill: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 14218 SW 8th Street, Miami; 12520 SW 120th Street, Kendall; 18713 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura

Boston Market: 3600 SW 22nd Street, 8070 NW 36th Street and 12500 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Buca di Beppo: 3355 S University Drive, Davie

Buffalo Wild Wings: 11401 NW 12th Street and 5701 Sunset Drive, Miami

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 9231 W Flagler Street and 18600 NW 87th Ave., Miami

Chili’s: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 8696 NW 13th Terrace, 19801 NW 2nd Ave., 11900 SW 88th Street, 15200 SW 127th Ave. and 8815 SW 72nd Place, Miami; 1695 W 49th Street, Hialeah; 5705 NW 173rd Drive, Miami Lakes; 19905 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura (Check the Chili’s website for additional South Florida locations.)

Cracker Barrel: Open Christmas Eve until 2 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. 1690 NW 150th Ave., Pembroke Pines

Denny’s: 3600 Biscayne Blvd., 7411 NW 36th Street and 8503 SW 40th Street, Miami; 1 Miracle Mile and 1150 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables (Check the Denny’s website for additional South Florida locations.)

Domino’s: 1400 Ponce De Leon Blvd. and 5877 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 6696 SW 24th Street, 1105 NW 22nd Ave., 8737 Coral Way, 1575 SW 8th Street, 453 SW 8th Street, 133 SW 107th Ave., 10895 NW 41st Street, 2001 Biscayne Blvd. and 2645 SW 27th Ave., Miami; 850 E 9th Street, Hialeah (Check the Domino’s website for additional South Florida locations)

Dunkin’: 2720 S Dixie Hwy., 116 W Flagler Street, 11301 NW 27th Ave., 8099 S Dixie Hwy., 1050 NW 14th Street, 11200 SW 8th Street, 1190 NW 62nd Street, 940 SW 8th Street, 5128 Biscayne Blvd., 8565 Coral Way and 3400 NW 79th Street, Miami; 11300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores; 845 E 49th Street, Hialeah; 1606 Alton Road, Miami Beach (Check the Dunkin’ website for additional South Florida locations.)

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

Fogo de Chão: 836 1st Street, Miami Beach

IHOP: 5175 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs; 285 NW 42nd Ave and 7378 SW 40th Street, Miami; 12875 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami (Check the IHOP website for additional South Florida locations.)

McDonald’s: 299 SW 8th Street, 345 NE 2nd Ave., 1020 W Flagler Street, 1400 SW 8th Street, 901 NW 17th Street, 2940 SW 8th Street, 3501 Biscayne Blvd., 3280 Coral Way, 1601 Alton Road, 3200 S Dixie Hwy. and 2200 NW 36th Street, Miami (Check the McDonald’s website for additional South Florida locations.)

Morton’s Steakhouse: 17399 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach

Olive Garden: Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day. 8201 W Flagler Street and 8925 SW 162nd Ave., Miami; 1350 W 49th Street, Hialeah; 17985 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 20345 S Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; 11425 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 807 S University Drive, Plantation; 2575 NE 8th Street, Homestead

Outback Steakhouse: Open Christmas Eve until 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. 8255 W Flagler Street and 13145 SW 89th Place, Miami; 3161 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach; 8405 Mills Drive, Kendall; 15490 NW 77th Court, Miami Lakes; 10400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 1760 Stirling Road, Dania Beach; 2725 S University Drive and 14830 Griffin Road, Davie

Panda Express: 8750 W Flagler Street, 13440 SW 120th Street and 10821 SW 72nd Street, Miami; 1405 NE 163rd Road, North Miami Beach; 12332 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar; 5860 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 15703 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 5820 South University Drive, Davie, FL; 121 S Pointe Drive, Dania Beach; 8000 W Broward Blvd., Plantation

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: 2320 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables

Smith & Wollensky: 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Starbucks: 901 S Miami Ave, 100 Chopin Plaza, 180 NW 42nd Ave and 2937 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 9488 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores (Check the Starbucks website for additional South Florida locations.)

Sonic: 11900 Hialeah Gardens Blvd., Hialeah Gardens; 2660 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens; 2425 NE 8th Street, Homestead

Waffle House: 19675 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens; 4689 SW 148th Ave, Southwest Ranches; and 2580 Davie Road, Davie.

Again, hours can vary by location. Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant of choice is open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Are we missing a restaurant? If you know a Miami-area restaurant is open on Christmas Day and should be added to this list, email [email protected].