Christmas Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

For those of you who make spending your Christmas holiday in the Smokies a family tradition, here is a list of area restaurants that welcome you on Christmas Day.

For breakfast, unless you cook up a bounty in your cabin kitchen, these restaurants will wish you a Merry Christmas with fluffy pancakes, hearty potatoes and savory biscuits and gravy that are a staple of the south!

Reagans House of Pancakes for Christmas

Christmas Pancakes!

Denny’s: All Day
Dunkin Donuts: 5 a.m.-2 p.m.
Flapjacks Pancake House: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
IHOP: 8 a.m.-2p.m.
Louie’s Holiday Inn Grill: 7-11 a.m.
Margaritaville Coffee Shop: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Reagan’s Pancake Houses: 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Smoky Mountain Pancake House: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wood Grill Buffet: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

For lunch and dinner, options vary greatly! You just might decide that your new traditional holiday dinner consists of all-you-can-eat crab legs or a massive plate of steak fajitas!

Untraditional Christmas Dinner

Unique Christmas Dinner

Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet & Crab Legs: Noon-9 p.m.
China 1 Buffet: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Crawdaddy’s Oyster Bar: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Denny’s: All Day
Fusion Cafe: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Golden Corral: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe: 4-11 p.m.
Iron Boar Saloon: 2 p.m.-Close
JT Hannah’s: 2 p.m.-Close
Loco Burro: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Louie’s Holiday Inn Grill: 5-9 p.m.
No Way Jose’s: 2 p.m.-Close
Paula Denn’s Kitchen: 2-8 p.m.
Smoky Mountain Brewery: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
TGIFriday’s: 4-10 p.m.

There may be many more Christmas dining options, but we recommend you call ahead to your preferred location. You can start by visiting these sites to find telephone numbers:

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