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The holiday season is here and if you’re not in the mood to cook this year, you may be wondering if there are any restaurants open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in SWFL. The answer is YES!

For many, Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends, share a meal, and exchange presents. But what do you do if you don’t want to cook? Fortunately, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy a delicious meal and someone else will even do the dishes.

With Christmas Eve landing on a Saturday this year, the main issue you’ll run into are long lines or limited available reservations. With Christmas on a Sunday, some of these places are normally closed and will be, but some will open for special for the holiday.

According to News-Press, many places will feature special holiday menus or discounts. You may see different holiday hours or have to make reservations, so be sure to check before you head out. The list below is just local SWFL restaurants and some of the larger chains, but there are many fast-food restaurants open as well.

Merry Christmas!

SWFL Restaurants Open On Christmas Eve And Day:

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