When you can't stand the thought of having to prepare meals on Christmas Day.

If you're one of the handful of people who like to dine out on Christmas Day but have a difficult time finding places to eat, here's a quick list of which restaurants that are open.


6960 Argus Drive

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Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day, this might be your best chance to try Fluffy The Snowman Pancakes.


7376 East State Street

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They never close, and they are open even on Christmas. If you're headed to Denny's this Christmas, you should probably pick up a Frosty Your Jr. Shake.


6239 East State Street

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Starbucks on East State is open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in case you're a tired parent who may have just pulled an all-nighter on Christmas Eve.


6904 Argus Drive

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When you've had quite enough family time, Hooters is there to save you. Open from 4 p.m. to midnight, they hope to help you forget how much money you spent on Christmas presents.

Steak 'n Shake

7561 East State Street

Usually open 24 hours, Steak 'n Shake in Rockford is giving their employees Christmas morning off. However, the doors will open at 11 a.m. and will stay open for the duration.

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