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.
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.
Address14810 Cantrell Rd #140, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
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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Fantastic China is open their regular hours with their regular menu. The restaurant is a Little Rock favorite for Chinese food.
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.
The Arlington in Hot Springs is known for its 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, and prices are $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 6-12. The 2019 Christmas menu includes a chilled seafood station; a carving station with prime rib, roasted lamb, and teriyaki glazed ham; and an assortment of hot side dishes.
Mr. Chen's regular menu will be available. They pride themselves on serving traditional Chines cuisine with a modern twist.
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.
Tokyo House has it's normal menu and hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 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.
A.W. Lins offers Asian fusion cuisine with Japanese, Chinese, and Thai. They are located at the Promenade Shopping Mall.