Christmas Dining

The Most Satisfying Festive Holiday Feasts

Casual dining, buffets and upscale restaurants make up Reno Tahoe’s many holiday dining options. See which of the popular, award-winning Reno Tahoe restaurants open on Christmas Day, so you can plan a no-hassle dining experience and have more time to spend with loved ones.

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

From Christmas buffets to breakfast with Santa, Reno is truly a 24-hour town, making it the perfect place to experience the holidays with those closest to you.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Enjoy a festive dining experience at the Grand Ballroom Gourmet Dinner, complete with carvery selections, mouth-watering sides and delectable desserts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a champagne brunch is what you crave, look no further than Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille. A Christmas buffet will also be offered beginning at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Both Manhattan Deli and Purple Parrot will be serving three-course holiday dinners from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Make reservations for a four-course prix-fixe holiday dinner at either Atlantis Steakhouse or Bistro Napa.

Nugget Casino Resort

Savor traditional favorites with all the fixings at one of the Nugget’s restaurants. On Christmas Day enjoy slow roasted prime rib or striped bass from Rosie’s Café starting at 11 a.m. Get your fill of holiday fare at the Rotisserie Buffet, complete with hot and cold selections, a carving station and a dessert station sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Visit Anthony’s Chophouse and choose from prime rib, pan seared halibut, Marnell Ranch lamp chops or striped bass. Finish off the night with orange spiced panna cotta, made with Grand Marnier and candied oranges.

Silver Legacy Casino Resort at THE ROW

Christmas dinner restaurants at Silver Legacy include Pearl Oyster Bar and Grill starting at 5 p.m. and Café Central where you can delight your senses with a three-course meal on Christmas day starting at 11 a.m. You can warm up with the butternut squash bisque before feasting on roasted leg of lamb with all the fixings. Keep an eye out for holiday dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Grand Sierra Resort

Enjoy your holiday dinner at one of Grand Sierra Resort’s many restaurants. The Grand Buffet will be serving both Christmas brunch and Christmas dinner, with unique items and traditional favorites. Casual holiday dining is also available at the Grand Cafe, offering a special menu of crab stuffed salmon or prime rib. Reservations are available for a four-course holiday dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak, serving dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW

You’re sure to have an unforgettable holiday dining experience at award-winning Roxy. Their three-course Christmas dinner menu offers a choice between bison prime rib or Roxy bouillabaisse for your main course. Finish off your meal with chocolate cake with mint mousse to keep you in the Christmas spirit. For Christmas dining with an Italian twist, try La Strada whose serving up a four-course dining experience. For your “primi piatti” choose between kabocha squash tortelli or risotto with burrata before moving on to your “secondi piatti” choices of roasted black cod or herb crusted veal tenderloin. For a more traditional feel, try Millies and indulge with the pecan glazed honey ham and a classic apple pie. If you crave a variety of both traditional and international flavors for your Christmas dinner, don’t miss The Buffet.

Lone Eagle Grille

The setting of Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village is enough to satisfy anyone’s Christmas wish list, and savoring the cuisine at their Christmas buffet is a must if you are planning to spend the day at Lake Tahoe. Enjoy carving stations, cheese display, seafood corner, a dessert action station and more. They even have a special Kid Corner with a special menu and cookie decorating.


The Peppermill has a variety of options to fulfill you Christmas dining dreams! On Christmas day, enjoy Italian cuisine from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Romanza. Biscotti’s will be dishing up both a hot and chilled section and a carving board to ensure everyone gets the perfect holiday dish.  Choose from baby spinach salad with duck confit or asparagus bisque for your entrée at the Bimini Steakhouse. Café Milano, Island Buffet and Oceano will each be serving three-course holiday dinners for you and your family to enjoy.

Sands Regency

Enjoy your Christmas dinner at The Buffet in the Sands Regency, offering a carving station with roasted turkey and ham, along with a seafood selection with decadent crab legs or steamed clams. Finish it off with pumpkin pie or pecan pie. The Copa Bar & Grill is also serving up a three-course prix-fixe menu on Christmas Day.

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