Christmas Eve is quickly approaching and there are going to be a great number of holiday shoppers bustling about to get their last-minute gift ideas taken care of. With this being the last weekend before the big day, there are already people out shopping and eating is essential to keeping up your energy. That's why "restaurant hours on Christmas Eve" is trending on Dec. 21, 2013, and there are plenty to choose from.
You've got to be aware of not only what restaurants are actually open on Christmas Eve, but also their hours.
While malls and retail giants may be open until the twilight hours on Dec. 24, 2013, that doesn't mean restaurants are too. Some of the eateries will be closing early on Christmas Eve so be sure to know where you can get some grub before its too late.
Remember that the times listed below are announced, but please call ahead to your local locations as some franchises may differ.
Applebee's: Vary by location
Arby's: Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Benihana: Normal hours
Bob Evans: Closes at 7:00 p.m.
Bonefish Grill: Normal hours
Bonanza Steakhouse: Normal Hours
Boston Market: Normal Hours
Buffalo Wild Wings: Normal Hours
Chompie's: Open until 8:00 p.m.
Cracker Barrel: Closes at 2:00 p.m.
Denny's, Shoney's, Steak 'n' Shake, Waffle House: 24 hours
Domino's Pizza: Normal hours
East Coast Wings & Grill: Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Edible Arrangements: Order online until 3:00 p.m.; Most outlets closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fire Mountain: Closes at 3:30 p.m.
Golden Corral: Normal hours
HomeTown Buffet: Closes at 3:30 p.m.
Krystal: Closes at 10:00 p.m.
Lone Star Steakhouse: Open 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Old Country Buffet: Closes at 3:30 p.m.
Outback Steakhouse: Normal hours
Ponderosa Steakhouse: Open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Qdoba: Most locations will close early and times vary; Call ahead
Roy Rogers Restaurant: Closes at 6:00 p.m.
Ruby Tuesday: Normal hours
Ryan's: Closes at 3:30 p.m.
Schlotzky's: Most locations will be open with limited hours; Call ahead
Starbucks: Normal hours
Wingstop: Closes at 7:00 p.m.
Remember that while these hours have been announced for these chains and restaurants, things are subject to change. Please call ahead to your local restaurants to be sure that they will be open and for their hours of operation before heading out.