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National restaurants open on Christmas; hospital cafeterias are best kept secret and most serve traditional holiday fare

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Traveling is never fun on the holidays without knowing what restaurants may be open and their hours.

Here's one of the best kept secrets for travelers: hospital cafeterias are open to feed staff, patients and visitors and most often have turkey with the trimmings. The Dogwood Cafe,with Chef Sam Kleckley, at Pelham Medical Center and the cafeteria at Greer Memorial Hospital will be open. Both cafeterias are routine stops during the week and Sundays, too.

Please call ahead to check holiday hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day restaurants listed below. Some franchisees or restaurant chain owners may set their own hours.

Virtually all convenience stores are open, offer food and snacks. No gas shortages have been reported.

As usual, Greer is offering among the lowest pricesin the United States. See our gas link for Upstate travel and to find out the best prices where you are headed click here.

Applebee’s hours and locations will vary by location for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Call ahead.

Arby’s company restaurants will close early Christmas Eve and are closed on Christmas Day. Franchise locations may vary. Call ahead.

Blue Ridge Brewing Company, 308 Trade Street, in Greer is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 4 p.m. (864-232-4677).

Bonanza Steakhouse holiday hours will vary by location. Call ahead.

Boston Market Christmas hours vary at every restaurant.  Call ahead.

Brick House Tavern + Tap will be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Most locations will be open at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.  Call ahead.

Buffalo Wild Wings will be open at participating locations on Christmas Day.  Call ahead.

Chompie’s will be open Christmas Eve from 6 a.m. until 8:00 pm and Christmas Day from 7 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Call ahead.

Country Buffet will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Del Taco locations and hours, call ahead.

Denny’s will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Day. 

Domino’s Pizza will be open Christmas Eve.  Some franchise locations will be open on Christmas Day. Call ahead.

Dunkin’ Donuts will be open at participating locations on Christmas Day. Call ahead.

Golden Corral will be serving on Christmas Day at participating locations. Call ahead.

Hardee’s operating on holiday hours. Pelham Road location open. Call ahead.

HomeTown Buffet will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Huddle House will be open on Christmas Day.

IHOP restaurants are open Christmas Day at participating locations. Call ahead.

Joe’s Crab Shack will be open Christmas Eve and will have special holiday hours on Christmas Day.  Call ahead.

Legal Sea Foods will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Call ahead.  Reservations are recommended.

Maggiano’s Little Italy will be open Christmas Eve.  Call ahead for Maggiano’s Christmas Day hours.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations recommended.

McDonald’s will be open at participating locations on Christmas Day. Call ahead.

Morton’s The Steakhouse will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Enjoy Morton’s full standard menu of mouthwatering appetizers, award-winning wines, decadent desserts and a wide variety of USDA prime-aged steak and fresh seafood options.

Old Country Buffet will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be open Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. and Christmas Day at noon.

Ryan’s will be open until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Shoney’s will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Starbucks hours will vary by location on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Call ahead for local Starbucks. Pelham Road location open.

Steak ‘n Shake will be closing early on Christmas Eve and will be open on Christmas Day. Call ahead.

Village Inn hours will vary by location on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Call ahead for hours of operation.

Waffle House restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

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