Orlando Restaurants Open on Christmas Day for Families

The whole family can dig at Rosen Plaza on Christmas. Photo courtesy Rosen Plaza (Orlando)
The whole family can dig at Rosen Plaza on Christmas. Photo courtesy Rosen Plaza (Orlando)

One of the best holiday traditions is, of course, delicious Christmas food. But with all the hustle and bustle of the season, you might instead choose to skip cooking and dine at one of the many Orlando restaurants open on Christmas. Read on for a list of places around Orlando to enjoy a nice meal on December 25.

In addition to this list below, most of these Orlando Dinner Shows are also open on Christmas. Be sure to also check out our Orlando Restaurants Guide, and see what other festive local activities you can enjoy this season in our Holiday and Christmas Guide.

Orlando Restaurants Open Christmas Day

The Boheme—Orlando

Enjoy a Christmas Day brunch grand buffet with a special dessert room from 10am to 2pm at The Boheme, located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel. A Christmas dinner is also offered on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5:30 to 9pm. Both brunch and dinner are accompanied by live jazz music. 

Cafe Tu Tu Tango—Orlando

Orlando restaurants open on Christmas Day include Cafe Tu Tu Tango, offering duck confit tacos, seared scallop skewers, grilled Korean short ribs, and gingerbread bread pudding. Christmas Day hours are 11am to 10pm.

Hard Rock Cafe—Orlando

Celebrate the holidays with two- or three-course meals at Hard Rock Cafe and their special holiday menu. Advance reservations are recommended. Hours are 11am-10pm on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Hilton Bonnet Creek—Orlando

There are several Christmas dinner options at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Enjoy a Christmas dinner buffet at Harvest Bistro from 5 to 10pm on Christmas Day (kids under 6 eat free). At La Luce, a special Christmas dinner is offered on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6 to 10pm. Reservations are recommended at both these establishments. A four-course holiday feast is served at Bull & Bear on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6 to 10pm (reservations are required).

Joe’s Crab Shack Orlando Restaurants Open Christmas Day for Families
Joe's Crab Shack offers a special holiday menu on Christmas. 

Joe’s Crab Shack—Multiple locations

All Joe’s Crab Shack locations across Central Florida are open Christmas Day, serving a special menu of holiday ham with traditional Christmas sides. Hours vary by location.

Latitude and Longitude—Lake Buena Vista

Located inside the Orlando World Center Marriott, this restaurant celebrates Christmas Day with a buffet complete with a variety of selections. The buffet will be available from 12 to 3pm. Children 3 and under eat free,and self-parking is free.

Mia's Italian Kitchen Orlando Orlando Restaurants Open Christmas Day for Families
The holiday prix-fixe menu at Mia's Italian Kitchen is not to be missed.

Mia's Italian Kitchen—Orlando

Mia's Italian Kitchen is one of the Orlando restaurants open on Christmas Day from 11am to 10pm. A prix-fixe menu will be offered, featuring a starter, entree, and dessert for $39 per person.

Rosen Plaza—Orlando

On Christmas Day, treat the family to a gourmet buffet featuring a variety of holiday favorites. Kids 3 and under eat free. Buffet hours are noon to 5pm and reservations are recommended.

Rosen Shingle Creek—Orlando

Enjoy a Christmas Day brunch at Rosen Shingle Creek, where Florida residents receive a 25 percent discount. Hours are 11:30am-7pm. Reservations are required and complimentary self-parking is available.

Ruth's Chris Steak House—Multiple locations

All Central Florida Ruth’s Chris locations are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests can choose from the full menu or enjoy special holiday items such as Celebration Surf & Turf. A children’s menu is also available. Reservations are recommended. Hours vary by location.

STK Steakhouse—Lake Buena Vista

This restaurant is located in the Disney Springs entertainment district, and will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with turkey and prime rib specials, as well as brunch on Christmas Day.

Orlando Restaurants Open Christmas Day for Families Tapa Toro
Go for Spanish Christmas flavors at Tapa Toro.

Tapa Toro—Orlando

Celebrate the season on Christmas Day for brunch and dinner (closed Christmas Eve). Advance reservations are required. Brunch hours are 10:30am to 3pm and includes a Christmas buffet and live Flamenco dancing. Christmas dinner (family-style) is offered from 4 to 10pm, with live Flamenco dancing beginning at 7pm. Full menu will also be available a la carte. 

T-Rex Cafe—Lake Buena Vista

Also located at Disney Springs, this interactive prehistoric dining experience is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11am to 11pm. The Christmas Day plated meal includes turkey, ham, and holiday sides. Kids love the life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and simulated meteor showers. Reservations are recommended.

Photos courtesy of the restaurants

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