Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Little Rock

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Restaurants serving meals on Christmas and Christmas Eve are even harder to find than restaurants serving on Thanksgiving. If you like Chinese food, you're normally in luck. Many Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas and most offer a take-out menu as well as in-restaurant dining.

Also, most of the hotels are open for Christmas dinner. Your traditional Waffle House, IHOP, Denny's, and other 24-hour restaurants are generally open. 

If you plan to go out to eat on the holidays, call ahead to confirm opening and closing times and menu offerings.

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Panda Garden

2604 S Shackleford Rd G, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
+1 501-224-8100

Panda Garden is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas day. They offer their typical Asian buffet with some American foods too. Menu offerings include seafood and combination plates including beef, chicken, or pork for $13.95 and under.

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Riverfront Steakhouse

2 Riverfront Pl, North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
+1 501-375-7825

The Riverfront Steakhouse, located in the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, offers a 2018 Christmas brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Entrees include bourbon-glazed pit ham, herb-encrusted round of beef, chicken marsala, and roasted turkey with traditional cornbread dressing and gravy. There are plenty of sides and dessert options. The cost for the buffet is: adults - $29.95, seniors - $24.95 and children 5 - 10 - $14.95. Reservations are suggested.

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Forbidden Garden

14810 Cantrell Rd Ste. 140, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
+1 501-868-8149

Forbidden Garden on Cantrell Road is open from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. They do not have a buffet but feature traditional Chinese food.  

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One Eleven and the Capital Bar and Grill

111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
+1 501-370-7013

One Eleven at the historic Capital Hotel is only open for breakfast on Christmas Day from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. The Capital Bar and Grill is open during their regular business hours with a limited menu.

The Capital Hotel also hosts holiday events throughout the season including a festive tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas afternoon tea and tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Fantastic China

1900 N Grant St, Little Rock, AR 72207, USA
+1 501-663-8999

Fantastic China is open their regular hours with their regular menu. The restaurant is a Little Rock favorite for Chinese food.

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Taj Mahal

1520 Market St, Little Rock, AR 72211, USA
+1 501-520-4900

Taj Mahal has a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They serve lightly spiced Indian food. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free options are available.

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The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs

239 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901-3598, USA
+1 501-623-7771

The Arlington in Hot Springs is known for their Christmas buffet served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their Venetian Dining room, full of old-world elegance and style. Reservations are required.

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Mr. Chen's

7832, 3901 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA
+1 501-562-7900

Mr. Chen's regular menu will be available. They pride themselves on serving traditional Chines cuisine with a modern twist.


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Golden Corral

GOLDEN CORRAL, 5001 Warden Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72116-7014, USA
+1 501-771-4605

The Golden Corral location in North Little Rock is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They have their regular buffet plus traditional Christmas items.

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Camp David - Holiday Inn

600 I-30, Little Rock, AR 72202-2466, USA
+1 501-975-2267

Camp David is serving on Christmas Day. They have a full-service restaurant and bar.

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Tokyo House

11 Shackleford Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211, USA
+1 501-219-4286

Tokyo House has it's normal menu and hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.) on Christmas Day. They have a great buffet with a large selection of Asian specialties including a variety of seafood and freshly made sushi.

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A.W. Lin's

17717 Chenal Pkwy H-101, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
+1 501-821-5398

A.W. Lins offers Asian fusion cuisine with Japanese, Chinese, and Thai. They are located at the Promenade shopping mall. 

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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018