Just because it's Christmas Day doesn't mean settling for a frozen dinner or Chinese take-out. Charleston offers a few options for eating out on December 25. Selections run from super fancy spots with white-glove service to barbecue. While everyone else is worrying about basting hams and turkeys, relax, and let someone else do the work. Take a peek at the map to see what's open on the holiday.Read More
Christmas in Charleston: 12 Great Choices for Dining Out
Here’s what’s open on Christmas Day in Charleston
Crust Wood Fired Pizza & Bailey's Oyster Bar
If pizza and beer sounds better than turkey and stuffing, head to the downtown location of Crust on Christmas.
Party-time sports bar Uptown Social will have football, so you can catch the the games with a crispy bar pie, wings, and truffle fries.
Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine
Skip the turkey and ham and go for Lebanese on Christmas at King Street eatery Leyla.
Ryder Hotel bar LIttle Palm is decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome customers for a tropical drink, smash burger, or shrimp cocktail.
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The holidays are traditionally a sold out event at Peninsula Grill, but give the reservation line a try. Better yet, slide into the champagne bar if there’s a free seat.
The reservations are slim, but fine dining staple Charleston Grill puts on a "positively flawless" Christmas every year. Try for a seat at the bar to experience chef Michelle Weaver’s magical menu.
Meat-tastic eatery Poogan’s Smokehouse will stay open on Christmas to serve barbecue plates, fried chicken, and Southern fare in a relaxed atmosphere.
Don't attempt crispy oysters for the holiday — let Magnolias take care of it. The East Bay institution has the traditional turkey with all the trimmings or alternatives like pecan-crusted salmon.
Modern Southern restaurant Revival offers a three-course Christmas menu with choices like duck confit hash, prime rib, and pan-roasted grouper.
Poogan’s Porch will be open on Christmas to take care of you. The restaurant offers Southern favorites — including she-crab soup.
The Mills House recently renovated and brought in new restaurant Iron Rose. Stop in on Christmas for a special dinner full of indulgent choices like blue crab fritters, whole roasted lobster, and a rack of lamb.
Blind Tiger Pub
Broad Street bar Blind Tiger has its decorations up and ready to welcome diners on Christmas Day for burgers, beer, and merriment.