Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Little Ralphie Parker and his family had no idea what they were revolutionizing when they laughed their way through dinner at the Chop Suey Palace in a classic scene in “A Christmas Story”.

While Chinese food may not be on your menu on Christmas Day, there still are a variety of dining out options to choose from in Clearwater. And believe it or not, still open reservation availabilities! But don’t delay…they won’t last long!


Asian Pearl

You may love the idea of Chinese food on Christmas Day and if you do, Asian Pearl should be your #1 choice! Open for both dine-in and take out, this classic favorite serves delicious authentic Chinese food. Read to learn more.

2551 Drew St #104, Clearwater



Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber

 A classic go-to on Clearwater Beach! This restaurant will remain open until the last customer is served.

Try famous favorites such as their famous fried chicken recipe, their homemade cheesecakes and gigantic servings of Baked Alaska (my absolute favorite dessert anywhere!)

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

(727) 442-4144


Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar

With great water views, you may even spot a dolphin or two.

Keep an eye out for resident great white heron George!

521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 446-9720


Papas New York Diner

Papas is a great place to dine anytime – and I do mean anytime – because it’s open 24/7.

Plus, it’s got a great array of desserts, all on display in a great big glass case so you can’t miss it when you walk in.


1764 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater



Ocean Hai

Ocean Hai will be serving a Christmas Buffet from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with spectacular Gulf views and a delightful selection of holiday favorites for $57 per person. Thereafter they’ll have a dinner menu. Reservations can be made through Open Table at

100 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach



Clear Sky on Cleveland

Clear Sky on Cleveland is a huge local favorite. Walk by almost any night of the week and it’s busy.

In fact, this year it won Best of the Bay 2022 by Creative Loafing!

418 Cleveland St, Clearwater




Another 24 hour place, this long-standing chain serves a wide variety of pancakes and other breakfast and dinner favorites.

30200 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater



Waffle House

With two locations in Clearwater, and open 24 hours, you can satisfy your late-night munchies without having to drive very far.

2510 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater



1718 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater




Domino’s may have you covered on Christmas Day. Use the store locator to call and check your nearest  restaurant’s hours.



Most McDonald’s locations will be open on Christmas Day, but hours will vary depending on location. Give your local store a call before heading out to grab that Happy Meal.



Wendy’s is open on Christmas, according to their site, but call your local store to make sure.



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