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Wichita Restaurants & Bars Open Christmas Day

Looking to see what bars and restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2023? We have a list of places you can eat out on December 25, and we’ll tell you a couple big-name restaurants that will be closed. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. After your Christmas day meal, drive around to see FREE Christmas light displays at houses around town

Just in case the dog gets to the turkey, ham, or prime rib before you do – or even if you just want to skip preparing the big holiday meal – it’s good to know you have some alternatives. For whatever reason, if you want to go out on the town to eat on December 25, here are restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day.

A number of chain restaurants are included, which offer moderate and low-cost options. 

As always, we urge you to call ahead and confirm, as some independently-operated franchises opt to close on Christmas or limit their hours.

Restaurants open on Christmas Day

Is Texas Roadhouse open on Christmas?

Sadly for us, but nice for the staff, the steakhouse famous for its fun atmostphere is taking a rare day off on December 25. 

Is Chick-Fil-A open on Christmas?

December 25 will feel like a Sunday, since Chick-fil-A will be closed on Christmas Day.

Wichita Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2023: 

(Note: check back on this post between now and Christmas, as new restaurants may be added as they announce their Christmas plans.)

Saigon Oriental Restaurant

  • 1103 N Broadway
  • 10 am- 8 pm. Eggroll brunch for everyone! 

Buffet City Inc

  • 601 N West St 
  • Will be open on Christmas with their regular hours of 11 am to 10 pm.

China Star Super Buffet:

  • 5825 W. Cental
  • China Star Super Buffet will be open from 11 am to 9 pm on Christmas. 

Red Lobster:

  • 330 S. Town East Drive & 555 S. West St.
  • Open from 11 am – 6 pm 
  • This is a great option if you want seafood for the holiday. 


  • 4042 E. Harry
  • Christmas is actually the diner chain’s busiest day of the year. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Day.       


  • Aleast 23 Wichita McDonald’s locations are open, and there may be more. Call ahead to confirm that your nearest Mickey D’s restaurant is open on Christmas day.

Panda Express:

  • Open Christmas Day. They aren’t doing dine-in but will be offering take-out and delivery. 

Golden Corral:

  • 616 S. Ridge Road
  • Open from 10 am – 6 pm 


  • 127 W Cental Ave Suite 1300
  • Bar and restaurant in Andover, KS. Opens at 4 pm 


  • The International House of Pancakes is open 24 hours per day, and many of their locations will remain open on Christmas Day as well. Because individual locations are primarily owned and operated by franchisees, make sure to call ahead to your nearest IHOP in case their hours are reduced.

Rusty Nail:

  • 1155 S Washington Ave 
  • Opening at 4pm 
  • Laid-back tavern with quirky decor featuring American comfort food, outdoor space & a games room. 

Dunkin Donuts:

  • Open from 5 am – 1 pm 

Village Inn

  • Open all day (though hours may vary by location). Be sure to get a slice of Candy Cane pie.

The Hill Bar & Grill:

  • 4800 E. Doulas
  • Open from 5 pm – 11 pm
  • Creative tavern fare & many craft beers are offered in casual surroundings with flat-screen TVs & a patio.

Saltgrass Steak House:

  • 2624 Greenwich 
  • Open from 11am – 4 pm 

Hook & Reel Cajun and Seafood:

  • 353 S. Rock Road
  • Open from 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • It is a cajun seafood and bar 

Huddle House:

  • 1735 W. 21st Street
  • Opens at 6pm
  • This is an American casual dining. 

Hyatt Regency:

  • 400 W. Waterman
  • Christmas Buffet from 10 am – 3. Must have reservations 

Walts East:

  • 7732 E. Central
  • Open from 5 pm – 2 am
  • This is one of our personal favorites

Jumbo Beef and Brew:

  • 3750 N. Woodlan
  • Open 11am to Midnight

Oasis Lounge: 

  • 4121 W. Maple
  • Open from 8 am – 2 am

Rain Bistro & Lounge

  • 518 E. Douglas
  • Opens at 3 pm – 2 am


Pizza is the right choice every day, and Marcos Pizza will be open from 4-9 p.m. for those who want comfort food for Christmas dinner. They are also open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

Not in the mood for standard fare such as turkey or ham? Look to your neighborhood ethnic restaurants. Many Wichita Chinese and Indian spots are open on Christmas for lunch and/or dinner.

Looking for a more formal dining experience? Check OpenTable. The online restaurant reservations site lists upscale restaurants (the kind that take reservations) open on Christmas Day. You can search by city.

Where are you planning to feast this Christmas? At grandmother’s house, at one of these restaurants open on Christmas day, or at home?

We will keep updating this post as we get more info. If you know of any restaurants open on Christmas let us know in the comments!

Where Can You Pre-Order Christmas Dinner to Go in Wichita?

Dillons offers a full holiday meal or you can order a la carte. Choose Christmas dinners to go featuring turkey or ham that include 4 sides, gravy, dinner rolls, and pie.

Cracker Barrel in Wichita will be closed on Christmas day, but it has meals you can pre-order and bring home. You have a choice of Holiday Ham or Prime Rib heat-n-serve Christmas dinners to go. Each serves 4-6 people. For a bigger crowd, order the Holiday Ham Feast, which serves 8-10 people. 

Elderslie Farm has a Christmas family meal that looks delectable and serves 4, or you can pick up a charcuterie board pakcage or family brunch. 

Spears Restaurant & Pie Shop has its Christmas family feast to go with a smoked pit ham, three sides, gravy, rolls, and pie. The meal serves 6-8.

Golden Corral also offers holiday meals to go. You can choose ham or turkey. Both come with mashed potatoes and gravy, your choice of side, yeast rolls, and a whole pie. The meals serve 6-8 and will run you about $80.

Now that Christmas is almost over lets plan for New Years. Checkout these articles:

New Year Events in Wichita

New Year Traditions that are Free or Cheap 

First-Day Hikes on NYE – State Parks that are Free 



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