Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this holiday season, you can always add a stress-free meal to your wishlist. A number of restaurants will be open on Christmas Day in Orlando.
Here are some low-cost and moderate-price 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.
We’ll continue to update the list and feel free to leave a comment if you know of a regional or national restaurant chain that will have its doors open on Saturday, December 25, 2021.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando
Christmas dining throughout Orlando
From the theme parks to downtown, and epic feasts to romantic dinners for two, here are your top options for Christmas dining in Orlando for 2021 from Visit Orlando.
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
An arts-minded restaurant on International Drive, Cafe Tu Tu Tango will have several Christmas Day a-la-carte specials, including Duck Confit Tacos ($13), Seared Scallop Skewer ($18), Grilled Korean Short Ribs ($17), and Gingerbread Bread Pudding ($7).
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
Located on I-Drive, Mia’s Italian Kitchen will have a special Christmas Day prix-fixe menu with your choice of the first course, entree (including a Christmas Ham option), and dessert. Pricing: $39 per person.
Located at Pointe Orlando, Brazilian steakhouse Rodizio Grill will have an extended holiday menu on Dec. 24. Plus, all families will receive a special offer for one free dinner with the purchase of one during any visit in 2022. Pricing: $54.99 per person.
The Alfond Inn
In Winter Park just north of downtown Orlando, The Alfond Inn will have Breakfast With Santa from 9 – 11 a.m. on Dec. 5, 12 & 19. Additionally, the hotel’s onsite Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant will be open on Christmas Day with its usual all-day weekend brunch. Pricing: $40 per person (Breakfast With Santa).
The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Close to the University of Central Florida, Aurora Restaurant at Celeste Hotel is serving a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., including multiple carving stations, chef-curated cheese display, salad station, seafood display, dessert buffet and more. Pricing: $60 adults, $25 children 4-12 (under 4 free).
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Rosen Shingle Creek
Close to Universal Orlando Resort, Rosen Shingle Creek will have a Christmas Day Brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., featuring multiple entree options, soups, salads, carving station, pasta station, dim sum, sushi, and an omelet, waffle and pancake station, among other choices. Pricing: $79.95 adults, $34.95 children 4-11 (under 4 free).
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit
On Dec. 25, Tapa Toro at ICON Park® is offering a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and an a-la-carte Christmas dinner from 4 – 10 p.m., with flamenco dancing entertainment at both seatings. Pricing: $39 adults, $15 children under 10 (Brunch Buffet).
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An authentic Greek restaurant at Pointe Orlando, Taverna Opa will have a special three-course, family-style menu for parties of four or more guests on Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec. 24) as well as their full regular menu. Belly-dancing entertainment will start at 7 p.m. Pricing: $33 per person (Family-Style Menu).
Christmas dining near Walt Disney World Resort/Lake Buena Vista Area
Part of Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World Resort, The Edison is offering a special seasonal prix-fixe dinner from Dec. 23 – 26, including grilled lamb chops, roasted root vegetables and cranberry apple chutney. Pricing: $40 per person.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
At Disney Springs, Raglan Road is serving a prix-fixe traditional Christmas Day dinner on Dec. 25, as well as their regular menu. The evening dinner hours will also feature live Irish music and dance entertainment. Pricing: $35 adults, $17.50 children.
Reunion Resort & Golf Club
On Dec. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy Christmas Day Brunch at Reunion Resort & Golf Club’s On Vacation restaurant, including gourmet favorites and special selections for kids. Additionally, resort guests can have a Christmas Day feast for five to six people delivered to their cottages, and the on-site Euphoria restaurant will have special holiday cocktails from Nov. 22 – Dec. 31. Pricing: $50 adults, $20 children 11 and under (brunch); $350 (in-cottage feast).
Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast buffet at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista’s Bella Vista Ballroom, featuring an all-star lineup of delicious food. Pricing: $39.95 adults, $16.95 children 4-12 (under 4 free with paying adult); 10% discount on adult meals with prepaid reservations.
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will have two Christmas dining options in 2021:
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner at La Luce: Available from 6 – 10 p.m., Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner at La Luce will feature special dishes consisting of Chef’s holiday favorites, each with individual pricing. The regular a-la-carte menu will also be available.
- Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Harvest Bistro: From 5 – 10 p.m., enjoy a traditional holiday dinner buffet at Harvest Bistro. Pricing: $65 adults, $28 children 6-12 (under 6 free).
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Choose from two Christmas dining options at Waldorf Astoria Orlando:
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner at Bull & Bear: From 6 – 10 p.m., enjoy an extensive, four-course holiday dinner at Bull & Bear. The restaurant’s a-la-carte menu will also be available. Reservations required. Pricing: $140 adults, $65 children 12 and under (Four-Course Meal).
- Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Oscar’s: This holiday family buffet will be available from 5 – 10 p.m. at Oscar’s. Pricing: $70 adults, $35 children 6-12 (under 4 free).
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