Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: We Know Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Champaign-Urbana
Maybe making reservations sounds more compelling than making a turkey or ham (or anything else) this Christmas Day. Or perhaps you don’t celebrate the holiday. Regardless of the reason, we have the guide for you. Here’s our 2019 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 2019. Additional restaurants may be added as we are aware so be sure to check back.
*Please note, we do not include fast food or coffee shops on this list.
Thank you to Judah Christian School for presenting this guide. Judah Christian School is a private, ACSI accredited, interdenominational Christian school (PreK-12) with a 30-plus-year history in the C-U community. A challenging curriculum, gifted teachers, and engaging classroom atmosphere create a special space that inspires learning to over 400 students ages 3 through high school. Be on the lookout for Spring Open Houses to come and see what Judah is all about. For more information, visit Judah Christian School on its website, Facebook, or Instagram.
Arrowhead Lanes, 1401 N. McKinley Ave., Champaign: craving some bowling alley pizza? Open noon to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Chinatown Buffet, 713 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Denny’s, 702 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign: Open 24/7, every day.
Houlihan’s, 1900 S. First St., Champaign: Open for breakfast on Christmas Day, 7-10 a.m.
I Wok Savoy, 113 Calvin St., Savoy: Open 10:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day
Jupiter’s at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, Champaign: Kitchen open Christmas Eve until 10 p.m. with bar available until midnight. Jupiter’s is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Christmas Day. Please call to verify kitchen hours for food availability.
Merry Ann’s Diner, 1510 S. Neil St., Champaign: The Neil Street location will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and re-open at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day (open all day). Please take note that this is for the Neil Street location only.
Oishi, 2501 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Peking Garden, 206 N. Randolph St., Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Perkins, 1214 W. University Ave., Urbana: Open until 8 p.m. Christmas Eve; open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Rainbow Garden, 1402 S. Neil St., Champaign: Open until 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 4-8 p.m Christmas Day for dinner. Champaign location only.
Super Wok, 1737 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
TGI Friday’s, 103 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Urbana Garden Restaurant, 810 W. Killarney St., 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 area restaurants open on Christmas, email us and we will add the information for our readers.