Metro Detroit restaurants open on Christmas Day

Christmas Day is less than a week away. And if you haven’t given any thought to Christmas dinner, we’ve got you covered.

You can give yourself a break and leave the cooking to someone else.

Around metro Detroit, many restaurants will be open on Christmas Day. Several of the restaurants listed below will be serving special holiday meals, offering prix fixe menus or letting you order off their regular menus.

A wok dish with broccoli at Zao Jun in Bloomfield Hills.

Some places will also offer holiday meal to-go options and many also have special holiday menus on Christmas Eve.

Here’s a sampling of restaurants that are open. If you’re ordering to go, be sure to order in advance when you can. If you’re dining in, keep in mind hours may vary and it’s best to make reservations.

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Apparatus Room at Foundation Hotel


Offering an extended brunch menu 8 am to 4 pm There are healthy offerings, egg specialties including breakfast sandwiches and Benedicts, salads, sandwiches and plenty of sides.

For info: 313-800-5600 or

Bavarian Inn


Bavarian Inn Restaurant along Main Street in Frankenmuth is decked out for the holidays.

At the Bavarian Inn restaurant, a take-out Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meal is $159 and serves 4. On Christmas Day there are four dinner options served family-style from noon to 7 pm, from the ultimate Bavarian dinner which includes a sampling of five meats to the all-you-can-eat Frankenmuth-style chicken dinner with ham and shrimp options. Prices vary from $32.99-$39.99 for adults, $2.25-$10.99 ages 5-12. Meals are served with all the trimmings. Other individual dinner options will be available. The Bavarian Inn Lodge will have a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet available 4:30-9 pm

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Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Troy

Locations will be open 11 am to 11 pm (Dearborn 11 am to 10 pm) offering regular and holiday menus.

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse


Serving its dinner menu all day. It includes signature cuts of fire-roasted meats served tableside as well as the market table and bar with seasonal salads, vegetables, imported cheeses and more.

For info: 248-817-1800 or

Hollywood Casino at Greektown


Diver sea scallops from Prism steakhouse at Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

Several places will be open, including Prism steakhouse, the food court and Monroe Market as well as Barstool Sports bar.

For info: 313-223-2999 or

Kona Grill


Serving a limited a la carte menu along with Christmas specials including filet with lobster cream, honey-glazed ham and a kids meal offering. Open 10 am to 10 pm

For info: 248-619-9060 or



Inside the Daxton Hotel in downtown Birmingham. Prix ​​fixe four-course menu is $120 per person from appetizer to main dish to dessert. The main course is a choice of bone-in, herb-crusted prime rib or Dover sole, a la meuniere.


Mitchell’s Fish Market

Lansing, Livonia, Rochester Hills

Open noon to 8 pm featuring its regular menu along with holiday specials. There’s prime rib, seafood scampi, filet and lobster all served with side dishes.

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Morton’s The Steakhouse


A three-course special holiday menu features chateaubriand for two ($179) with a winter salad and accompaniments to share and dessert. You can also order off Morton’s a la carte menu.

For info: 248-404-9845 or

Rugby Grille


Christmas Day special dinner will be available along with Rugby Grille’s regular dinner menu. Dinner special features wild mushroom ravioli, arugula and pear salad, and Townsend prime rib. Dinner is served 5-10 pm, and a brunch is offered 7 am to 2:30 pm

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse


This long-standing steakhouse offers the prix fixe Ruth’s Classics menu. The menu features a starter of steak house or Caesar salad or lobster bisque, two entrees to choose from (steak and shrimp or surf and turf), a side and chef’s seasonal dessert.

For info: 248-269-8424 or

San Morello


On the ground floor of the Shinola Hotel, San Morello is noted for its upscale Italian dishes. Open 5-9 pm Christmas Day serving an a la carte menu along with a few specials such as Sicilian tuna-stuffed peppers, scampi cannelloni and spaghetti vongole. You can also order chef Andrew Carmellini’s Christmas takeaway multi-course feast for pickup.



Crispy duck confit is on the Christmas Eve menu at Symposia.


This newly opened, Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant is inside the Atheneum Suite Hotel and Conference Center. Order a special Christmas Eve dinner or off the regular menu 4-9 pm The special is crispy confit duck leg served with “pretzel” spätzle, celeriac fondant, blackberry Sauce Robert, mustard caviar, watercress, and orange, $37. Its regular menu will also be available.

For info: 313-962-9366 or

Texas de Brazil


Churrascaria-style of all-you-can-eat cooked meats served sliced ​​and tableside along with chef-crafted salad bar, a variety of authentic hot dishes and dessert. Dinner is a fixed price. Opens at 11 am Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

For info: 313-964-4333 or

Zao Jun

Zao Jun's wide selection of sushi rolls will be available on Christmas Day.

Bloomfield Hills

Serving its full menu from 2-9 pm The menu includes a blend of Asian cuisine, with offerings of a wide array of its signature sushi rolls, dimsum and bao buns, noodles and rice dishes, wok dishes such as Mongolian beef and General Zao chicken . Specials will be available.

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Known for its famous family-style dinners, from 11 am to 8 pm Zehnder’s offers a Christmas Day buffet, family-style dinner menu and to-go menu. On the buffet is a huge selection, including Zehnder’s noodle soup, fresh baked bread and preserves, cheese spread and chicken liver paté, salads, prime rib and a ham carving station. On the hot buffet, guests can feast on Zehnder’s famous fried chicken, salmon, shrimp and veal along with plenty of sides. The cost is $40.95 for adults, ages 3-11, $8.95-$17.95 for ages 9-11. Dinners served family-style start at $32.95 for adults, $8.95-$17.95 ages 3-11. Zehnder’s to-go meal serves 8 to 10 and is $289.

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