Whether your Christmas is a big deal surrounded by lots of falderal, or just another day in the year, you still gotta eat. In the possible scenario where you do not have food in the fridge or on the table, these places are ready to serve — from the hotel restaurant hosting the grand buffet to the convenient Chinese offering quick takeout.
Here are the restaurants in Fort Worth open on Christmas Day:
Special dinner options at Sundance Square eatery include duck, bone-in pork chop, venison, and rib-eye. 5-10 pm. 817-332-2473.
Buca di Beppo
Southlake location of Italian restaurant chain will serve its regular family-style menu. 11 am-10 pm. 817-749-6262.
Copeland's of New Orleans
A brunch buffet starts the day, running from 7 am-10:30 am. At lunch and dinner, a special Christmas meal includes choice of Cajun ham or fried turkey, mashed sweet potatoes with pecan Amaretto cream sauce, green bean casserole, corn maque choux, cranberry sauce, and biscuit. 7 am-7 pm. $22, or $10 for 12 and under. 817-305-2199.
Fort Worth location of cafeteria chain, at 3233 Alta Mere Dr., will serve special buffet with roast beef, ham, popcorn shrimp, pork chops, sweet potatoes, broccoli and rice casserole, cheesecake, red velvet cake, and pies. 11 am-6 pm. $12.89, or $5.29 for 12 and under. 817-732-0422.
Grand Hyatt DFW restaurant will be open breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is featuring a special duck entree with mustard greens and butternut squash. $42. 972-973-1244.
Howard Wang's Chinese Grill
Southlake branch of this local chain will serve regular menu, first come first serve, no reservations. 5-10 pm. 817-488-6667.
Arlington location at Six Flags serves regular $15 brunch with omelets, chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, followed by family-style turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and choice pecan or pumpkin pie. 10 am-10:30 pm. $22, or $12 for 12 and under. 817-640-8553.
Tex-Mex at 1112 W. Berry St. will server regular menu plus tamales by the dozen. 10 am-10 pm. 817-922-0205.
Northside old-timer at 1535 Main St. will be open regular hours, serving standard menu of home-style Mexican food. 817-626-3399.
Holiday meal at cafeteria chain includes prime rib or chicken breast with bacon-wrapped shrimp, plus choice of two sides. Four Fort Worth locations include 1200 Bridgewood Dr.; 3801 NE Loop 820; 3312 SE Loop 820; and 5901 S. Hulen St. 11 am-5 pm. $14-$16. 817-232-5400.
Special menu includes choice of mixed field greens, Caesar, cordon bleu, turkey and ham with stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, strawberry shortcake, and chocolate roulade. Arlington location is open 11 am-3 pm; Fort Worth is open 11 am-1 am. $45. 817-336-4129.
Popular Chinese in southwest Fort Worth is open with regular menu for delivery and takeout from 10:30 am-6 pm. 817-263-8686.
Ol' South Pancake House
Turkey and dressing meal will be featured on special, in addition to the regular menu. Open at 8 am. 817-336-0311.
Omni Fort Worth
Brunch buffet menu includes turkey, coffee-soaked prime rib, raw seafood display, halibut, ham, mushroom-almond casserole, salads, croissants, eggnog muffins, gingerbread scones, Christmas yule log, eggnog panna cotta, and cookie and cupcake display. 11 am-3 pm. $65, or $35 for 12 and under. 817-350-4106.
Southlake branch of this sushi chain will serve full menu, plus extended happy hour specials, from 3 pm-12 am. 817-601-9590.
R Bar & Grill
Restaurant at Hilton Arlington hotel will feature a special holiday dinner still TBD, in addition to regular menu. 11 am-11 pm. 817-640-4711.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Downtown location at 813 Main St. is open from 12-8 pm with full menu; reservations are almost sold out. 817-348-0080.
Arlington location near Six Flags of local seafood chain will serve seafood platters with crab, shrimp, catfish, corn on the cob, potato, and hushpuppies. 11 am-2 am. $43-$157, feeds up to six. 844-588-2722.
Restaurant at Renaissance Worthington features its regular menu and is open regular hours, 6 am-10 pm. 817-210-2222.