Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: We Know Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Champaign-Urbana
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If making reservations sounds more compelling than making a turkey or ham this Christmas Day, we’ve got the guide for you. We present our 2018 list of where to eat on Christmas Day in Champaign-Urbana (not including fast food).
We have verified all of these restaurants will be open in Champaign-Urbana on Christmas Day in 2018. We may add ones at a later date. Please note, we do not include fast food or coffee shops on this list.
Arrowhead Lanes, Champaign: craving some bowling alley pizza? Open Noon to Midnight, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Chinatown Buffet, Champaign, North Prospect area: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Denny’s, Champaign: Open 24/7, every day.
Empire Chinese, Champaign (Campustown): Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Day.
Golden Harbor, Champaign: Open Christmas Day. Hours unknown, will confirm.
Houlihan’s, Champaign (Research Park, south of State Farm Center): Open for breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m.
Jupiter’s at the Crossing, southwest Champaign: Open Christmas Eve until 10 p.m., although that is flexible. Open at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day. Call (217) 366-8300 for details.
Merry Ann’s Diner, Champaign (original Neil Street location): Neil Street location closes at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and opens at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day (open all day).
Oishi, Champaign (North Prospect): Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Peking Garden, downtown Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Perkins, Urbana: Open until 8 p.m. Christmas Eve; open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Rainbow Garden, Champaign: Open regular hours on Christmas Eve; on Christmas Day, open 4-8 p.m. for dinner. Champaign location only.
Super Wok, Champaign (Old Farm Shoppes): Open 10:30 am to 10 pm Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
TGI Friday’s, Champaign (by the mall): Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Urbana Garden Restaurant, Urbana: Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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If you know of other Champaign-Urbana restaurants open on Christmas, leave them in the comments below!