Where to Eat in San Francisco on Christmas Day
Are you visiting San Francisco for the holidays and want a place to dine on Christmas Day? Or maybe you have relatives in from out of town and your apartment is the size of a shoebox? Here are some options for you below.
Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar (471 Jefferson St.)
This Fisherman's Wharf restaurant, located in the Argonaut Hotel, will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving up prime rib, Cornish hens, and reliable San Francisco favorites like cioppino.
Bob's Steak & Chop House (500 Montgomery St.)
This traditional Texas steakhouse will be open for brunch, 7-11 a.m., and for dinner, 5-10 p.m. Check in with the hosts as Christmas approaches for updated specials.
Cioppino's (400 Jefferson St.)
A fixture near Fisherman's Wharf, Cioppino's will be serving up all the dishes it does best from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Crab House
Fog Harbor Fish House
Pier Market Seafood Restaurant
Wipeout Bar & Grill (PIER 39)
When you're done soaking in all the Christmas cheer that PIER 39 has to offer, you can refuel with a delicious meal at any of these four establishments.
Crystal Jade (Four Embarcadero Center)
One of the waterfront's best places to enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine will be operating during normal business hours on Christmas Day.
The Franciscan Crab Restaurant (Pier 43 1/2)
The address sounds like something out of Harry Potter, but the menu selections are pure San Francisco.
Hard Rock Cafe (PIER 39)
Craving a little jingle bell rock? The Hard Rock Cafe will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
The Garden Court and The Pied Piper (2 New Montgomery St.)
Both of The Palace Hotel's restaurants will be open on Christmas Day. The breathtaking Garden Court will host its famous Grand Buffet Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A pre-fixe Christmas dinner menu will be available at The Pied Piper from 6-10 p.m.
The Grill (125 Third St.)
A special Christmas menu featuring lobster, beef, and more will be offered at The Grill, the signature restaurant at The St. Regis San Francisco.
McCormick & Kuleto's (900 North Point St.)
Located in historic Ghirardelli Square, McCormick & Kuleto's offers a special holiday menu of fresh seafood and steaks.
MKT (757 Market St.)
Special four-course feasts are being served up at MKT, inside the Four Seasons Hotel. From 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can choose from a decadent prix-fix menu ($115 for adults, $57 for kids under 12).
Nick's Lighthouse (2815 Taylor St.)
Down in Fisherman's Wharf, Nick's Lighthouse will be open for its normal operating hours (10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Enjoy San Francisco seafood specialties alongside a breathtaking view of the bay.
Osso Steakhouse (1177 California St.)
Be sure to make a reservation for this scrumptious steakhouse, which will be ready to prepare your cut of meat to your exact specifications.
Pescatore (2455 Mason St.)
North Beach's classic Tuscan eatery will serve breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a pre fixe dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. (limited options for the regular menu available).
Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib (1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito)
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and explore Sausalito on Christmas Day. You can finish out the day with a delightful meal at this reliable favorite.
Top of the Mark (999 California St.)
Have a very Nob Hill Christmas at one of the city's most legendary dining establishments. Enjoy a Christmas Day brunch and dinner buffet, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, featuring live entertainment and the venue's unbeatable city views. Reservations are required.
Waterfront (Pier 7)
Enjoy the sparking Bay Lights from your seat at this Embarcadero staple. Waterfront will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Yank Sing (101 Spear St. and 49 Stevenson St.)
The pinnacle of San Francisco dim sum will be open for your holiday indulgence from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. A trip to either location will leave you just as delightfully stuffed as the menu items themselves.