Here are restaurants in Greater Phoenix that are open on Christmas Day. Some serve a buffet brunch, some serve dinner, and some serve both! I'll be updating this Christmas Dinner listing throughout December, so check back often.
Unless otherwise specifically mentioned, prices mentioned don't include beverages, tax or tip, and may not include dessert. Restaurants typically do not accept coupons or discounts for holiday meals. All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
Address: One San Marcos Place, Chandler
In 2013: $34.95 per adult, $15.95 per child age 4 - 12.
Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast items, hot entrees including Burgundy Braised Beef Tips and Cranberry Stuffed Chicken, carving station with Slow Roasted Prime Rib and Rosemary Basted Leg of Lamb. Dessert table.
Address: 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
In 2013: $85.95 per person
A special prix fixe menu. Appetizer choices: Sizzling Canadian Bacon; Baked Clams; Fried Calamari; Soup of the Day; Salads; Mixed Green Salad; Caesar Salad. Entrée choices: Rib Eye Steak; Prime Rib; New York Sirloin Steak; Veal Chop; Lamb Chops; Chilean Sea Bass; Grilled Norwegian Wild Salmon; Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Francese. A variety of sides are available. For dessert, choose from Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse, or Pecan Pie. Includes Fresh Brewed Tea, Coffee, or Decaffeinated Coffee.
In 2013: $85 per person, $45 per child (ages 3-12)
Rejoice in grand spirit at bistro 24 with a holiday buffet of breakfast action stations, seafood, carving stations, holiday desserts and more. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In 2013: $12.99 per person
Christmas Special is Baby Field Green Salad with Candied Walnut and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Deep Fried Turkey or Citrus and Pineapple Glazed Ham, Creamed Corn, Southern Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Roll and Butter, and Fresh Baked Slice of Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream or a la mode. Serving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
Address: 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler
In 2013: $17.95 per person
Mixed Green Salad, Grilled Pork Chop with Fruit Chutney and Warm Bread Pudding. Served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In 2013: Pricing à la carte
Chompie's, Arizona’s New York Deli is cooking up everybody’s favorite holiday foods including oven-roasted turkey, home-made holiday cookies and cakes and mini pastries. Sugar-free and gluten-friendly desserts are available as well. Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Tempe 3 p.m.) on Christmas Day.
In 2013: $12.95 per person
Fresh Garden Salad or Creamy Chicken With Wild Rice Soup. 8oz. Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Choice of Baked Potato or Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Medley of Vegetables. Apple Crumb Tart with Chantilly Cream. Served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In 2013: Adults $59; Children 5-12 are $25 each
A Christmas Dinner Buffet featuring carved to order
Hickory Honey BBQ Pit Ham and Smoked Prime Rib, Hot Smoked Salmon, Cocktail Shrimp and Snow Crab Claws, salads, soups, breads, accompaniments and Pastry Shoppe delights. This restaurant is known for its scenic view! Served noon to 7 p.m. Reservations required.
Address: 11111 N. 7th St, Phoenix
In 2013: $59.95 for adults, $29.95 for children 10 and under, with no charge for children under 3
A Christmas Day buffet with grill stations featuring grilled oysters on the half shell, chicken herb sausage, with carving station offerings including achiote marinated pork loin, slow-roasted prime rib and roasted breast of young tom turkey. Pan-seared cobia, port braised pot roast will also be offered, accompanied by a variety of seasonal side dishes from sautéed brussels sprouts with pancetta and shallots, roasted yams with cinnamon, maple and clove glazed, garlic whipped mascarpone potatoes and more. An array of fresh soups and salads including lobster bisque, smokey white bean soup, roasted root vegetable salad, grilled broccolini and aged cheddar salad and more. For desert, a selection of house-made sweets. The Christmas buffet is available from noon to 7 p.m. This restaurant is known for its scenic view! Reservations required, 602-866-6350.