Austin Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

Thanksgiving is for turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. After weeks of shopping and crowded stores, some people aren't in the mood for firing up the oven to cook that honey glazed ham, or turkey they just had last month. Or perhaps you are traveling. Either way, here is a list of Austin area restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day, and a few of my thoughts/comments.


1886 Cafe and Bakery

Driskill Hotel - brunch on Mezannine Level - Austins most famous hotel. I never had a bad meal there.

Chinatown on Mopac

Chon Som

El Arroyo - The most famous sign in town, and great drinks too.

European Bistro

Green Pastures - Go check out the peacocks on the back lawn. Always a fun stop.

Katz's Deli- Their saying is Katz's never closes. Well it is in January. Here's your chance to eat at this landmark before the open sign goes dark.

Hill Country Dining Room

Liberty Tavern

Luby's on Steck - Down the street from my office. Nothing says Texas cafeteria style like Luby's

Manny Hattan's - The restaurant that just keeps sticking around. A little New York style in Austin

McCormick and Schmick's at the Domain - A chain restaurant. But they only have a freezer big enough for dessert. Fresh food, great service and lots of variety.


Southwest Bistro at Hyatt Regency

TGI Friday's

Threadgill's  - An Austin icon for 77 years.

Trio - Yes, it's a hotel restaurant, but in the Four Seasons. Trio is easily one of the best five dining experiences in the city. The Mac n Cheese truffle should be illegal


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Vickie Nagy
Palm Springs, CA

Looks like you've done some folks a really great turn here. Not everybody wants to cook today and tomorrow!


Dec 24, 2010 01:59 AM #1
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Scott, Some useful information for your area!  We've done Thanksgiving out several times, but Christmas we're always out of town with family and don't have to worry about it!

Dec 24, 2010 02:01 AM #2
Christine Pappas - REALTORĀ®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - The Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage

Good idea posting the open restaurants, many people enjoy going out rather than cooking in.  And of course people of other religions will carry on their way

Dec 24, 2010 02:03 AM #3
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Great idea Scott.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Dec 24, 2010 02:04 AM #4
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

Now thats a helpful tips for consumers :)  Best wishes to you Scott Merry Christmas!!

Dec 24, 2010 02:37 AM #5
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Smart idea for a post.  Good thinking.

Dec 24, 2010 02:49 AM #6
Julia Hull
California Real Estate Mart, Inc. - Modesto, CA
Realtor Modesto, California

Now I just want to know....Are You Buying???

Dec 24, 2010 04:04 AM #7
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

I think I have actually been to Katz's deli when I lived with my brother in South Austin in the summer of 1987. 

Dec 24, 2010 05:10 AM #8
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
Great post Scott for those who may have a situation where they can't cook or just don't want to cook. Merry Christmas.
Dec 24, 2010 06:37 AM #9
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

This is useful information for those looking for somewhere to go on Christmas Day.  Not everyone is with family.

Dec 24, 2010 09:17 AM #10
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Scott~ Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!

Dec 24, 2010 01:48 PM #11
Debbie Barrera
REALTY AUSTIN-Austin, TX - Austin, TX
Your Austin Texas Connection

Great idea! We just found out the Luby's in Round Rock closed at 2pm, so now we are headed to TGI Friday's on University in Round Rock since spending holiday in Pflugerville. Thanks!

Dec 25, 2010 07:09 AM #12
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

Great idea for a post...

Dec 26, 2010 06:54 AM #13
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

This is a good post idea for a Holiday. It shows you know and are active in your turf.

Dec 30, 2010 09:49 PM #14
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