If you're spending Christmas in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area and don't want to cook a big holiday meal, these restaurants are open on Christmas Day in 2017. Some serve a buffet brunch, some serve dinner, and some serve both. Several restaurants also feature a Christmas dinner to go that you can order ahead and serve in your own home.
Prices mentioned may not include beverage, dessert, tax, or tip. Restaurants typically do not accept coupons or discounts for holiday meals. Reservations are recommended to ensure availability. All details are subject to change, so call ahead to confirm.
01 of 26
02 of 26
7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale
10 a.m to 3 p.m.
$68 per person, $34 children ages 5 to 12, free for children ages 5 and younger
Holiday classics in a brunch-style buffet. To start, take your pick from a breakfast bar with all the favorite morning sweet and savory items such as made-to-order eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles, a crêpe station, and an array of salads. Carving station entrees include classics such as brined turkey with truffle butter and gravy, aged Angus prime rib roast, and mesquite honey-glazed bone-in ham. There's also a seafood bar with everything from oysters and mussels to shrimp and salmon. For dessert, a chef’s selection of sweet delights include eclairs, pastries, cheesecake, a traditional Yule log, and more.
03 of 26
Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale
11 a.m. to close
$22.99 per person, $10.49 children under 10
The dine-in Christmas and Chanukah dinner includes soup or salad, two sides, rolls, dessert, and an entrée choice of turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish, beef brisket with gravy, stuffed cabbage rolls, or salmon filet. It is available every day from December 12 to January 1.
04 of 26
3603 E. Indian School Rd., Suite A, Phoenix
Christmas Meal To Go: $219.99 (whole-pan dinner) or $159.99 (half-pan dinner)
You get a full Christmas meal to go with your entree choice of either lasagne Bolognese or baked vegetable lasagna. Caesar salad, focaccia, and tiramisu included. Available add-on items are Italian sweet sausages, Italian meatballs, Parmesan-crusted chicken, and broccolini ($24.99 to $39.99). Call to place a pick-up order.Continue to 5 of 26 below.
05 of 26
5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
Noon to 8 p.m.
$105 per person, $25 children ages 6 to 12, free for children ages five and younger
Enjoy a festive four-course, prix-fixe menu in this restaurant known for its scenic view. Entree selections include roasted guinea hen, pan-seared Arctic char, veal osso buco, prime New York strip, roasted vegetable Wellington, or crab-stuffed sole. Reservations required.
06 of 26
Locations all over metropolitan Phoenix
$29.99 to $79.99
Shoppers looking to save time can reserve a turkey, ham, or beef rib roast holiday meal in store or online. Fully prepared meals include an oven-roasted boneless turkey breast (serves two), a natural whole turkey (serves six to eight), or a USDA choice beef rib roast (serves six to eight). Sides include potatoes, stuffing, creamed kale and spinach, and Hawaiian rolls.
07 of 26
34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Scottsdale
The prix-fixe menu at the resort's sophisticated Palo Verde Restaurant includes eggnog shooters, roasted parsnip soup or grilled persimmon salad, black garlic gnocchi, and an entree of herb-crusted prime rib, peekytoe crab ravioli, or duck breast. Dessert is a white chocolate gingerbread torte. $65 per person (does not include member discount).
Christmas dinner is also served at the casual yet elegant Grill Kitchen & Bar. Here you can enjoy a three-course meal featuring seafood chowder or Christmas gem salad; an entree choice of lamb chop, prime rib, or halibut; and white chocolate brioche bread pudding. $55 per person (does not include member discount).
08 of 26
1077 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler
Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$15 per person
The Christmas breakfast station includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted breakfast potatoes, biscuits, country gravy, pancakes, and assorted pastries.
Lunch/Dinner, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$15 per person
The three-course meal includes romaine salad, ham with citrus spice glaze, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and apple pie à la mode.
Cities Bar & Grille
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$24 with club card, $29 without club card
Menu items include garden salad, prime rib, turkey, whitetail shrimp, mashed potatoes, green beans, broccoli, pasta, rolls. Breakfast selections include omelets, waffles, blintzes, biscuits, bacon, sausage, scones, and monkey bread. Desserts offered are chocolate cake, apple pie, shortcakes, fudge, cream puffs, eclairs, cookies, and peppermint bark.Continue to 9 of 26 below.
09 of 26
15091 S. Komatke Ln., Laveen
Coffee Shop 24/7
Christmas Eve and Day Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$12.99 per person
Enjoy fruit, pastries, eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, biscuits, and gravy.
Christmas Dinner, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$15 per person
The three-course meal includes soup or salad, carved ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, rolls, fresh vegetables, and chocolate cheesecake or apple pie.
$29.99 per person
A three-course, prix-fixe holiday menu includes salad or crab bisque, 10-ounce coffee-rubbed grilled Delmonico steak, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and raspberry cheesecake or crème brûlée.
10 of 26
11 of 26
7677 North 16th St., Phoenix
3 to 10 p.m.
$39 for adults, $35 for seniors, and $19 for children ages 10 and under
A down-home Christmas feast served family-style with bottomless salad and cornbread; an entrée platter featuring Arizona honey-baked ham and smoked brisket; and endless sides of Gruyere and thyme Dauphinoise potatoes, roasted root vegetables, and smoked cheddar baked mac n' cheese. Plus pumpkin cheesecake to end the meal.
Rico's American Grill
1 to 8 p.m.
$39 for adults, $34 for seniors and $19 for children ages 10 and under
A festive holiday dinner includes Kahlua-glazed ham, braised short ribs, or steelhead trout with a chocolate-peppermint stack for dessert.
12 of 26
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale
480-444-1234, ext. 6231
Christmas lunch buffet 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Christmas dinner 7 to 10 p.m.
$89 for adults (add $10 for Champagne), $44.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under
A holiday buffet offering a variety of seasonal favorites including Southwest eggs Benedict; king crab legs; roasted turkey, herb-and-citrus-rubbed leg of lamb and roasted prime rib of beef from the carving station; plus elaborate dessert selections such as Christmas yule logs, tiramisu, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cherries jubilee.Continue to 13 of 26 below.
13 of 26
3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Noon to 9:30 p.m.
The à la carte menu includes seasonal Italian favorites such as eggplant torte and beggar's purse pasta, royal crustacean cioppino with sea bass, veal scaloppine a la Francese, and a proscuitto, fontina, and mascarpone-stuffed veal chop.
14 of 26
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Buffet 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ZuZu 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$59 per person, $19 for children 12 and under for brunch; $55 per person ZuZu fixed-price menu
Enjoy the Valley Ho Christmas buffet in the hotel’s Sands dining room with fresh seasonal salads, chilled seafood, prime rib, steamship ham, creative seasonal vegetable dishes, festive sweets, and more. Advance reservations are required. Or visit the hotel’s signature restaurant, ZuZu, for a four-course, fixed-price menu for Christmas dinner, including lobster bisque, poached pear salad, choice of prime rib or fish, and gingerbread toffee pudding. Look for the seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus at ZuZu as well.
15 of 26
6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Brunch buffet 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 3-course dinner 5 to 10 p.m.
Brunch $120 per adult; $75 ages 3 to 12; Dinner $65 per person
16 of 26
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix
602-866-6348, ext. 7900
Noon to 6 p.m.
$51.95 for adults, $46.95 for seniors, $24.95 for children 10 and under
A comfortable and cozy holiday buffet dinner. Carving board favorites include herb-roasted prime rib, pork belly porchetta, and ale-brined roasted turkey. A variety of savory entrees, soups and seasonal salad offerings are also on the menu. For dessert, an assortment of cakes, pies, mousses, and more. Reservations suggested.Continue to 17 of 26 below.
17 of 26
18 of 26
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix at CityScape
Christmas Day Breakfast and Lunch
A la carte menu served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4 to 10 p.m.
Choose from the full menu plus Christmas specials including a Christmas stew of white beans, andouille sausage, fennel, and kale; a petite filet with foie gras; and grilled swordfish. Reservations recommended.
19 of 26
5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Prix-fixe menu 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; buffet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Prix-fixe menu: $95 per person, $32 per child age 6 to 12; Buffet: $85 per person, $29 per child age 6 to 12, 5 and under free
A Christmas Day Holiday Buffet or a prix fixe menu on Christmas Day from Chef Todd Allison.
The prix-fixe holiday menu includes choices such as lamb chops, duck breasts, seared scallops, and braised beef short rib cannelloni.
The holiday buffet includes carving and chef stations with omelets and eggs to order, cornbread stuffing, chilled poached shrimp, oysters and crab claws, slow-roasted Heritage turkey, chocolate hazelnut torte. and more.
20 of 26
2400 E. Missouri, Phoenix
Wright’s at the Biltmore
1 to 9 p.m.
$95 per person; children 12+ $45; children under 12 $10
A four-course Christmas Day dining experience. Menu highlights include foie gras torchon, braised pork cheek, sage-brined turkey, cast iron-seared duck breast, eggnog brulee, and chocolate-peppermint cheesecake.
Frank & Albert’s
Breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m.; Christmas dinner 1 to 9 p.m.
Buffet: $28.95 per person; $10.95 children age 5 to 12; Christmas dinner: $65 per person; $35 children age 5 to 12
The dinner menu of traditional holiday specialties includes chef-carved ham and prime rib.Continue to 21 of 26 below.
21 of 26
5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix
Pricing à la carte
Choose from holiday specials in addition to the regular menu at both MERITAGE, an urban tavern, and Stonegrill, with dinner service from 4 to 9 p.m.
22 of 26
23 of 26
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$65.95 for adults; $17.95 for children 5 to 12
A selection of seasonal favorites from the prix-fixe menu includes butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey breast, mesquite-smoked prime rib of beef, and salted caramel chocolate hazelnut torte.
24 of 26
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Noon to 8 p.m.
Pricing à la carte
This cowboy steakhouse serves a country Christmas dinner including turkey, baked ham, New York steak, prime rib, salmon, shrimp, and all of the fixings.Continue to 25 of 26 below.
25 of 26
2041 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Buffet: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: 5 to 9 p.m.
Buffet: $75 per person; $25 ages 12 and younger; 3-course dinner $45 per person
A selection of locally inspired, holiday-esque dishes including monkey bread French toast with marinated berries and goat cheese caramel; a smoked-salmon tower with lemon cream cheese, Arizona-sourced tomatoes, shaved onion, watercress, and bagel chips; a prime rib roast with horseradish potato puree, béarnaise, and charred broccolini; and a fig and orange-glazed ham with roasted baby carrots, smashed fingerling potatoes, and kumquat jam.
26 of 26
5060 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
1050 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
$15.99 to $21.99 per person
Arizona locations serve Christmas Day specials, including steak and lobster, bourbon peppercorn sirloin cuts, and a holiday-style sweet potato and pomegranate salad on the unlimited salad bar.