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Is Cracker Barrel Open on Christmas Day? Here's the Scoop

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Planning your Christmas Day menu? With the holiday mere weeks away and few retailers and grocery stores open on Christmas, now’s the time to figure out your Christmas meal. If you and your family enjoy eating out, you may start researching restaurants open on Christmas in the hope of finding one nearby. If y’all prefer comfort food like biscuits and gravy, you might be hoping for a Cracker Barrel Christmas dinner. But is Cracker Barrel even open on Christmas Day? Here’s the scoop on their holiday schedule and menu.

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Is Cracker Barrel open on Christmas Day?

The entrance to a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Sadly, no — Cracker Barrel is closed on Christmas. They close at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and don’t reopen until 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26.

cWhat does this mean for your holiday meal plans? You shouldn’t have any trouble finding fast food open on Christmas. However, locating sit-down style restaurants open on Christmas might be a bit of a challenge. Good news is, if your heart is set on eating Cracker Barrel, there’s still a way you can enjoy a holiday meal from their menu: simply order ahead.


Cracker Barrel Christmas Menu

cracker barrel holiday ham feast on table

Cracker Barrel offers two heat n’ serve family dinners: Holiday Ham or Prime Rib. You can order them online at or speak with a team member at your local Cracker Barrel restaurant.

  • CB’s Holiday Ham Family Dinner which feeds 4 – 6 comes with a whole ham, cornbread dressing, gravy, macaroni & cheese, cranberry relish, a country side, and rolls for $109.99.
  • CB’s Holiday Ham Feast feeds 8 – 10 people and includes a whole ham, cornbread dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, rolls, two sides, an apple streusel, and a pecan pie for $159.99.
  • CB’s Prime Rib Dinner feeds 4 – 6 people. It comes with prime rib with au jus, horseradish, mashed potatoes and gravy, two sides, and rolls for $124.99.

Your side options include:

  • Cornbread dressing
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Biscuits and cornbread mix
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Fried apples
  • Apple streusel pie

All dinners are available for pickup only between Dec. 21 – 28, 2022. They are chilled and ready to serve in about three hours. You must use within 72 hours after pickup. Get a $5 bonus gift card when you preorder the Prime Rib or Holiday Ham Dinner and schedule your pickup for Dec. 22 or 23. Preorder a Holiday Ham Feast and schedule for pickup on Dec. 22 – 23 and receive a $10 bonus gift card.

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Cracker Barrel Christmas Eve Hours

person holding menu at cracker barrel restaurant table

Cracker Barrel is among the sit-down restaurants open on Christmas Eve. They’ll open at regular time (usually 7 a.m.) and will be open for dine-in service and pickup orders until they close seven hours early, at 2 p.m. If you preordered a holiday meal, you can pick it up on Christmas Eve but you won’t get a bonus gift card. Those are a reward for picking your dinner up early.

Cracker Barrel New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Hours

If you’re ready to close out 2022 or ring in 2023 with a meal at Cracker Barrel, you’re in luck. Cracker Barrel is open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Find your nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant for more holiday details.

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