7 restaurants open on Christmas Day in Birmingham

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Get creative with a burger from Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint. (Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint)

Finding somewhere open on Christmas day can be tough. Have no fear—you can still find a delicious meal in The Magic City on December 25. Keep reading for seven restaurants that will be open for business on Christmas this year.

1. Jack Brown’s Burgers and Beer

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Love those sweet potato fries at Jack Brown’s (Jack Brown’s Burger Joint / Facebook)

After all the holiday parties and meals, sometimes all you want is a good ole cheeseburger. The cowboy is my burger of choice at Jack Brown’s.

  • Location: 2811 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Christmas Day hours: 11AM-Midnight
  • (205) 718-7892

2. Mr. Chen’s

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Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Restaurant. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Craving Chinese? Mr. Chen’s will be open on Christmas and serving all the good stuff. Check out the menu + order here.

  • Location: 1917 Hoover Ct, Birmingham, AL 35226
  • Christmas Day hours: 11AM-8PM
  • (205) 824-8283

3. Red Pearl Restaurant

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Another one of our favorite spots to get Chinese food in The Magic City! Red Pearl has it all PLUS an Asian market that serves up fresh, authentic Asian ingredients. My recommendation? They have the best chicken fried rice.

  • Location: 243 W Valley Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Christmas Day hours: 11AM-8:30PM
  • (205) 945-9558

4. Habitat Feed & Social

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Want a fancy holiday meal but not feeling like cooking? Join Habitat Feed & Social for Christmas and enjoy their special holiday menu. For $99 a person, enjoy an amazing four-course meal. Children 6-12 can enjoy an entrée and dessert for $39. Make a reservation here..

  • Location: 2655 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Christmas Day hours: 11AM-5PM
  • (205) 203-4745

5. Waffle House

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In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with Waffle House, ever. An All Star Special sounds like the perfect Christmas dinner to me!

6. Bay Leaf

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Bay Leaf offers lots of tasty vegan options. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

You won’t want to miss out on the holiday menu at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar. Created by Chef Z, the festive eats will have you never wanting to leave. Plus, you can sip on their Cranberry Margarita, complete with frosted cranberries and rosemary.

7. Texas de Brazil

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Reserve your table at Texas de Brazil this Christmas. (Texas de Brazil)

Dine on upscale all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved right at your table. You can pick from ribs, lamb picanha, lamb chops, pork lion and many more. Enjoy a wine from their award-winning list or sip on a fresh-made cocktail while you dine.

  • Location: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Christmas Day hours: 11AM-8:30PM
  • (205) 588-8333

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Callie Puryear
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