If you are visiting Memphis for the holidays or if you just don't want to deal with preparing (and cleaning up after) a big Christmas meal, you might be in search of a local restaurant that is open on Christmas Day. While there aren't a whole lot, there are enough to give you a nice variety from which to choose.
Eighty3 (formerly known as Grill 83), the elegant and chic restaurant adjacent to the Madison Hotel, will be serving up a variety of entrees from turkey breast and honey glazed ham to beef filet and sea bass on December 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 901-333-1224.
Huey's may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Christmas dinner, but three of their locations will be open on Christmas evening. You won't be able to get any turkey, ham, or figgy pudding there, but as always, you can order some of the city's best burgers. Midtown Huey's at 1927 Madison will be open 6pm-1am, Cordova Huey's at 1777 Germantown Parkway will be open 5pm-2am, and Poplar Huey's at 4872 Poplar will open 5pm-3am.
Whether you want Christmas breakfast, lunch, or dinner, IHOP will be open. All three Memphis locations are open 24 hours, including Christmas Day.
Paulette's will be open on December 25th from 11:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. for a Christmas Day lunch. Menu items include pumpkin bisque, braised short ribs, beef tenderloin, Chilean sea bass, and Christmas pudding.The cost for the meal is $49 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 901-260-3300.