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Bradenton, FLGulfport, FLSt. Pete, FLBloomingdale-Riverview, FLPinellas Beaches, FLTampa, FLLargo, FLBrandon, FLClearwater, FLSeminole Heights, FLFloridaTop National NewsSee All CommunitiesFLORIDA — While more Floridians opted to travel for holiday celebrations in 2021 as vaccines offered protection against serious illness from the coronavirus, cases soared right before Christmas and public health experts urged social distancing.
To keep Christmas simple and unhurried, some folks let someone else take care of the holiday festivities entirely. This includes the cooking.
If that’s the route you’re going this Christmas, we certainly won’t blame you. Luckily, several local and chain restaurants in Florida plan to be open on Christmas Day.
Find out what’s happening in Sarasota with free, real-time updates from Patch.In case you need a recommendation of where to eat out on Christmas, Patch compiled a roundup of local and national restaurants slated to be open that day. Be sure to make reservations early, as available times are likely to fill up fast.
An important note: Business hours can vary by location. Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Christmas Day.
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