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Give yourself and the family a break from holiday meal prep and cleanup by heading out on the town for your Christmas Day feast. We’ve rounded up a list of Birmingham restaurants open on Christmas Day to give you a few ideas. We recommend making reservations when possible, as many of these spots are likely to book up!

*Listed in alphabetical order

Habitat Feed & Social

2655 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 203-4745
Christmas Day Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Habitat Feed & Social for Christmas this year and enjoy their special ‘A Grand Christmas’ menu. For $99 per adult, guests can indulge in a delicious four-course meal. Children ages 6 through 12 can enjoy an entrée and dessert for $39. Reservations are required, and you can make reservations at OpenTable.

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

2811 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 718-7892
Christmas Day Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight

For a laid-back and comforting Christmas Day feast, head to Jack Brown’s and choose from a mouthwatering menu of burgers and over 100 craft beers. Their signature burger combinations are to die for, but you can also build your own if that’s more your speed. No reservations necessary!

cheeseburger served with sauce and a pickle
Pictured here is Jack Brown’s Dr. Gonzo burger, featuring sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and Swiss cheese. Image: Facebook

Old Tom’s Pub

386 S Talladega Springs Rd, Sylacauga, AL 35151 (256) 208-7600
Christmas Day Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

If you’re looking for a slightly more casual option, enjoy a meal at Old Tom’s Pub at Pursell Farms. The cozy spot features chef-inspired selections and a fully stocked bar of beverages guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Sip on a signature cocktail while indulging in the juicy double cheeseburger served on a warm brioche bun. To make a reservation, call (256) 208-7600 or click here.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Embassy Suites Hotel, 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 879-9995
Christmas Day Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Make it a Christmas to remember by celebrating with Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Ruth’s Chris will be open Christmas Day at their Birmingham location in the Embassy Suites Hotel. A full menu is available, along with holiday specials. Experience a feast of roasted beef tenderloin, velvety mashed potatoes, and more. To make a reservation, call (205) 879-9995 or click here.

Steak at Ruth's Chris
Reserve your table at Ruth’s Chris Steak House for an unforgettable meal! Image: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Texas de Brazil

2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 588-8333
Christmas Day Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Try something new this holiday season at Birmingham’s Texas de Brazil. Watch as carvers serve generous cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage, then feast until you’ve had your fill. The restaurant also has extravagant salad offerings with a wide array of seasonal and traditional Brazilian sides. For Christmas Day, reservations are highly recommended. Make them here.

Queen’s Park

112 24th St N #102, Birmingham, AL 35203 
Christmas Day Hours: 4 p.m. to midnight

Though not a restaurant, Queen’s Park still deserves an honorable mention. This Birmingham cocktail bar has once again transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland, complete with festive decor and cocktails like the “Holiday Spiked Chai,” crafted with brandy, rum, coffee liqueur, amaretto, chai, almond milk, egg white, tiki bitters, and nutmeg. For more information or private event reservations, visit

Christmas bar with lights and decorations
Step into a Christmas wonderland at Queen’s Park. Image: Queen’s Park

Do you know of other great Birmingham restaurants open on Christmas Day? Email [email protected].


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Anne Henley Walker

Anne Henley is Blueprint.Inc's Content Marketing Assistant. She is a University of Georgia graduate, (Go Dawgs!) and is always on the hunt for her new favorite restaurant.