Are you looking for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando? If so, keep reading!

If you’re spending Christmas Day in Orlando this year, you might be searching for the perfect restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando.

It’s not always possible to cook at home (maybe you just don’t feel like it, or maybe you’re stopping in one of the city’s many hotels) so it’s always great to know which restaurants are open for lunch or dinner.

In my list of eateries open on Christmas Day I’ve tried to include lots of different choices and cuisines, with something to suit every taste!

I’ve also tried to include a range of budgets, so you have plenty of options there, too.

Tip: I’ve started my list with the more traditional Christmas dining options. So in the top half of this list you’ll find lots of traditional buffets and turkey Christmas dinner in Orlando. In the latter half of the list, you’ll find some less ‘conventional’ dining choices.

Reminder: Whilst I try to be as accurate as possible, I am human! Some restaurants will change their opening hours for holidays with little notice. I will check sites like Open Table to verify, but we always recommend checking and reserving yourself ahead of the day!

Trattoria del Porto – Loews Portofino Bay

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First on my list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, it’s the Christmas Day Buffet at Trattoria del Porto.

This is a favorite for tourists, especially as it’s located in the beautiful Portofino Bay resort.

Christmas dinner here is served from 11am to 9pm and includes all the yummy and delicious food stations you’d hope for on Christmas Day!

This includes a Carving and chef station, a delicious dessert station, a selection of festive soups, fresh seafood station and so much more.

There’s also a kids buffet station which makes this very family friendly.

The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel®

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There are two different options here for Christmas Day, which makes it one of the best choices for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando.

The first option is their indulgent Christmas Day buffet. Packed full of all the amazing food you’d expect, and served from 7am – 2pm.

The second option is their Christmas Day family-style dinner, which includes appetizers, entrees and lots of yummy sides too (think risotto, roasted potatoes, brussel sprouts and broccolini!).

Oh and did we mention this also comes with plenty of dessert choices too? Because it does!

This is a fantastic choice for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, because it has such flexible dining options and plenty of choice.

Whispering Canyon Cafe

On Christmas Day, Whispering Canyon Cafe is always one of the best restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando.

This place is a real Christmas experience, and they offer their famous prix-fixe holiday meal for lunch and dinner on the big day.

For Christmas dinner, you’ll need to reserve a spot after noon, as that’s when the holiday menu starts. The menu runs until 10pm, so you have plenty of time to get the perfect time spot.

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Raglan Road

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  • Address: 1640 East Buena Vista Drive, FL, United States
  • Phone: +1 407-938-0300
  • Type of cuisine: Irish food

Next on my list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, it’s Raglan Road.

Ragland Road is actually an Irish restaurant and pub, so you know you’re going to get plenty of Christmas cheer if you eat here on December 25th!

Christmas dinner at Raglan Road comes with all the trimmings, and it’s one of those brilliant choice that never disappoints!

We know you’ll love it, and we know you’ll love their butter & herb roast turkey too! YUM!

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Highball and Harvest

Highball and Harvest are always favorite when it comes to celebrating holidays in Orlando, so obviously, I had to include it on my list!

Highball and Harvest offer an epic Christmas Day buffet, and it’s full of the most delicious Christmas and festive food, with a southern twist.

This buffet does come with a price-tag, as you’d expect. Coming in at around $135 per adult, $50 per child.

Cafe Osceola

Why did Cafe Osceola make my list of the best restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando? Well, this festive Christmas Day brunch is lavish to say the least!

The Christmas Day menu has a huge selection of tasty goodies, including different soups, salads, a bruchetta bar, seafood station, Dim Sum station, pasta station and so much more.

And don’t forget about the incredible desserts and pastries too – they’re the perfect way to finish off your festive meal!

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Mama Della’s Ristorante – Loews Portofino Bay

Next on my list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, it’s Mama Della’s Ristorante.

If you love Italian food, you’re going to love dining here on Christmas Day, because Christmas day dinner at Mama Della’s is a show (not just dinner!).

You’ll have amazing food served to you, but also musicians will be playing live music throughout the day too.

Islands Dining Room – Royal Pacific Resort

If you’re looking for restaurants open near the Royal Pacific Resort, then we really recommend checking out the Islands Dining Room.

They will have an epic Christmas Day buffet on offer, will all kinds of food stations to choose from, including; Salads & Cheese, Smoked Fish, Sushi, Stir Fry, Waffles, Carving and Meats, Hot Mains and Sides.

You’ll leave this place feeling really stuffed, which is exactly how it should be on Christmas Day!

Villa de Flora at Gaylorld Palms

My next suggestion for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, is the Villa de Flora Christmas Day buffet.

However, this buffet is only open to hotel guests – so make sure that applies to you before booking.

If you are a guest here, then you don’t need to look any further for a fantastic Christmas dinner in Orlando.

This is a dazzling holiday feast, with all the trimmings, and it’s simply magical. You’ll love it. It’s also pretty reasonably priced too, at $80.00 per Adult (plus service charge and tax).

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Dine at Disney Springs

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  • Address: 1486 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830,
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  • Type of cuisine: buffet

Disney Springs isn’t a restaurant itself, but an area you could explore on Christmas Day, with the promise of finding lots of restaurants open and taking walk-ins.

A lot of the Disney Springs restaurants plan to be open on Christmas Day, so it might be a good area to check out if you need last-minute Christmas reservations.

From what we’ve read, the following eateries are planning to open on Christmas Day (but please double check, as things can often change at this time of year).

  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • The Edison
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Maria & Enzo’s
  • Splitsville Restaurant
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Terralina Crafted Italian

Harvest Bistro @ Hilton Bonnet Creek

Next on my list, it’s Harvest Bistro at Hilton Bonnet Creek. You can enjoy a beautifully festive Christmas dinner buffet here, from 5pm to 10pm.

We love this pick for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando as it’s a little more low-key and affordable than many options on this list.

Another reason this is a great pick, is because kids under 6 eat free! Yay!

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La Luce @ Hilton Bonnet Creek

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  • Address: 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821, United States
  • Phone: +1 407-597-3676
  • Type of cuisine: Italian food

Next on my list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, it’s La Luce. This restaurant is also located at the Hilton Bonnet Creek (see above).

This is a traditional Christmas dinner, and a great choice for those wanting something a little special.

What we love about this place, is that their Christmas dinner is actually offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – so take your pick!

We recommend reserving here, because their amazing 4-course holiday feast is very popular! As you’d expect!

The Palm at Hard Rock Hotel®

Next on my list of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, it’s The Palm at Hard Rock Hotel®.

The Palm is a really homely feeling restaurant, that specize in delicious seafood and steak.

So, if you don’t fancy a traditional Christmas Day dinner this year, maybe you’ll be happier with some fresh jumbo lump or Nova Scotia Lobster? Because you can get both of those here!

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Texas de Brazil

Again, if you’re after something a little different from the traditional turkey dinners, we think you’re going to enjoy it here.

When it comes to restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, this is a really fun option, with lots of menu choices!

As a Brazilian steakhouse (or churrascaria as they’re also known) you know you’re going to get served up some amazing tasting food here. Including flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage.

Cafe Mineiro Brazilian Steak House

Another Brazilian Steak House that’s open on Christmas Day in Orlando, is Cafe Mineiro Brazilian Steak House.

We wanted to pop two options for Brazilian Steakhouse restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, because they’re super popular and often get booked up.

So at least this way, you have two options to choose from!

The food served at both are very similar, and (of course) delicious!

Cantina Catrina Orlando

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Something for people who love Mexican food, Cantina Catrina Orlando is here to make all your Christmas dreams come true!

This place oozes positive atmosphere, it’s super family-friendly, very energetic, and the food is great.

If you’re looking to get away from the ‘traditional’ Christmas Day meal, then this is a great option for you when it comes to restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando.

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Morimoto Asia

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  • Address:1600 East Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, United States
  • Phone: (407) 939-6686
  • Type of cuisine: Asian food

Next up on my list, it’s the amazing and inventive Asian restaurant Morimoto Asia.

Morimoto Asia is a really unique choice for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, and we think you’ll love it. Especially if you’re looking for something a bit different.

Serving up stunning dishes like Peking duck carving and dim sum, this is somewhere you’re going to adore.

Another reason we love this place? Their unique glass-encased kitchen allows diners to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of everything the chefs are doing in the kitchen!

Wine Bar George

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  • Address:1610 East Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
  • Phone: (407) 490-1800
  • Type of cuisine: American food and wine bar

My next suggestion for restaurants open on Christmas Day in Orlando, is the wonderful Wine Bar George.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more sophisticated and elegant, then we think Wine Bar George might be the right choice for you.

This place is led by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, and there are over 150 wines available here by the glass, bottle and ounce.

If you want to enjoy a stylish and delicious Christmas dinner (without the kids) then we recommend this place!