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With Christmas only a few weeks away, you might be scrambling to figure out your plans for the big day. Maybe you’re hosting your whole family for the holidays, but what if you just want to sit back and relax? We’ve got you covered. We put together a list of Tampa restaurants open Christmas Day to help you plan for the holidays.

The Christmas season is always filled with fun activities and good memories, but for some it can be stressful. There’s family parties almost always involving too much alcohol, crazy shopping experiences and sometimes you just need to take a break and relax.

If you’re looking to skip the cooking this year, you’re in luck. There’s so many restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Tampa and we’re here to help you decide. Maybe you want to head out for brunch with the family, or eat seafood by the water. Maybe, you are looking to wind down with a few drinks at the bar after a full day of festivities.

What restaurants are open on Christmas Day?

Everybody knows the big chains like Waffle House and McDonalds are there to serve up their classic meals, but we tried to keep it local. If you are heading out to the restaurants this year, keep in mind these places may have shortened hours.

To make sure you secure your seat at the table at one of these restaurants this Christmas, don’t wait. Seats are flying, so make sure you’ve got your plans locked in before the big day.

Can you order off the full menu?

Every restaurant is different so checking the website before making a reservation is a good idea. We included restaurants with special menus, full menus, and brunch style buffets as well for a good mix of options. Whether you want burgers, sushi, Italian, or a classic Florida seafood meal, we have got you covered. There’s options for everyone.

Here are 8 Tampa Bay Restaurants open on Christmas Day.

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