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Several restaurants will open for Christmas Day dining


As you can imagine, there are very few restaurants open on Christmas day, so it is probably in your best interest to cook a meal yourself (we have recipes here!) or buy a meal in advance and store it in your refrigerator to reheat on Christmas day.

Here are a few that we know of that say, corporate-wide, they will be open this Wednesday, December 25.


Golden Corral




Two local establishments say they'll be open on Christmas day: Loggins Restaurant on Glenwood in Tyler and Chengs on Troup Hwy in Tyler.

(Disclaimer: Call the restaurant before going, as some local franchises may decide to close, regardless of their corporate suggestion.)

We tried contacting each chain, and as expected, most said they'd be open for a short day on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas.

Also, we tried calling the Tyler Ryan's Family Steakhouse and TGI Friday's but could not get an answer on the phone. You may want to call the locations nearest you to ask about their holiday hours.

If you know of others that should be added to this list, email the confirmed details to

Merry Christmas, neighbors!

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