There are many reasons why you might want to go out to a restaurant for your Christmas Day meal. You might hate to cook, or maybe your family hates it when you cook. Perhaps you are going to be alone, or you have too many guests coming for Christmas and can't fit them in your house. Maybe you prefer restaurant food, you hate to clean, or you are too busy to plan a feast.
Whatever your reason, finding a restaurant that is open on Christmas Day can be a hard task. That is the one day of the year that nearly every restaurant and store is closed.
Here are a few restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama, that are typically open on Christmas Day. Make sure to check and confirm they are open before you head out; even though these places usually serve Christmas dinner, things may change from year to year.
Hopper's Bar and Grill
This restaurant is ideal for travelers because it's conveniently located inside the Holiday Inn Huntsville–Research Park, 5903 University Drive. It usually stays open on Christmas Day and caters to the guests there, although it's open to everyone in the area looking for a bite to eat.
Hopper's typically serves a special Christmas champagne brunch that may include the likes of carved roast beef, roast pork, baked ham, Caribbean baked catfish, chicken marsala, turkey and dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables, rice pilaf, whipped potatoes, fresh greens, broccoli casserole, and a lot more.
Look for the champagne brunch between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the last reservation at 1:30 p.m. It's not cheap for adults, although the meal is typically cheaper for seniors and children, and kids 5 and younger eat for free. Reservations suggested.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
This Huntsville steak house is typically open on Christmas Day, serving up its regular menu. Ruth's Chris Steak House is located in the Twickenham Square development, serving (you guessed it) steaks from rib eye's to strips, to moist and tasty filets. It also services Maine lobster and other fine cuisines worth celebrating over the holidays. You can also find vegetarian options at this restaurant.
Humphrey's Bar and Grill
Humphrey's is located at 103 Washington St. NW. The bar and grill's regular hours are 4 p.m. until midnight. It usually serves up bar food (chips, "squeaky cheese," loaded cheese fries), smoked chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more.
City Cafe Diner
Craving diner food? Head to City Cafe Diner, 2003 Drake Ave. SW, which is open from 6 a.m. until midnight, with longer hours on the weekend. City Cafe boasts some of the largest servings in town, so come hungry. Breakfast served all day, but there's also dinner food if you don't want French toast. Celebrate with a huge selection of desserts.