Lafayette has quite a few choices of restaurants open Christmas Day. My family has a tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas Day like in the movie "A Christmas Story". Back when we started, there weren't very many restaurants open on Christmas Day so we would just drive around until we found one. To save you the time, here is a list of restaurants open in Lafayette on Christmas Day.

You'll be able to find everything from pancakes, to Indian food, to steaks and more. If you know of more restaurants that will be open, please let us know.

1. Buffet City - Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 988-1288.

2. IHOP - Open 24 hours,  406-2834.

3. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - Open noon to 8 p.m. 237-6123.

4. Piccadilly Cafeteria - Open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arnould Boulevard location only, 984-7876

5. Smitty’s Wings - Open 4 p.m. to midnight, 216-1030.

6. Royal Panda - Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 233-6368

7. Masala Indian Kitchen - Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m., 981-6373.

8. Saltgrass Steakhouse - Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 988-9747

9. Waffle House - Open 24hrs, all locations

10. SoLA Restaurant - Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m., 235-6111

11. Rodizio Grill - Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 988-7700.