Waffle House Lexington, 5475 Sunset Blvd. Cola Daily File photo.

Although many Midlands residents will be eating meals at home on Christmas Day, not all families choose to cook. There will be a select number of Columbia-area restaurants where residents can dine in Friday.

Below is a list of restaurants that will still open their doors for dine in (most also will be offering take-out, and some delivery) on the annual holiday. Each restaurant opening has been confirmed through a store representative.


-Sun Ming, 7509 Saint Andrews Rd.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


-British Bulldog Pub, 1220 Bower Parkway, Ste E10

Hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

-Curiosity Coffee Bar, 2327 Main Street

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

-Panda Chinese Restaurant, 4611 Hard Scrabble Rd.

Hours: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

-Ruth's Chris, Hilton Columbia Center, 924-A Senate St.

Hours: opening at 4 p.m.

-Denny's, 324 Harbison Blvd.

Hours: 12:00 am-12:00 p.m.

-Denny's, 5901 Fairfield Blvd.

Hours: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

-Waffle House


Hours: most open 24 hours


-Eastern Buffet, 955 E Main St. C

Hours: 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

-Sukiya, 5228 Sunset Blvd. Suite B

Hours: 11 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

West Columbia:

-Calloway's Sports Bar and Grill, 2410 Augusta Rd.

Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

*If your restaurant is open Christmas Day and not already on the list, email news@coladaily.com with the restaurant name, address and Christmas hours of operation to be added.

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