Is Golden Corral open on Christmas and are there any other buffet-style restaurants open on Sunday? If you want to save money at an all-you-can eat restaurant on December 25, you will find a number of budget-friendly eateries open on the holiday.

Golden Corral is a popular choice for buffet lovers and while holiday hours will vary by location, most of the 500-plus locations nationwide will be open on Christmas Day. Get the low-down below on the 2016 Christmas buffet menu and prices for adults, seniors, and children, as well as information on other buffet-style restaurants open on December 25, including Shoney's, Hometown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet

2016 Golden Corral Christmas buffet menu and prices

The average price for an adult buffet at the Golden Corral is $12.99 per adult.

Prices may vary from location to location as at least 400 out of the 500 locations are independently-owned franchises. Senior citizens and children typically pay a reduced rate for the buffet.

In addition to the menu that is offered on a daily basis at Golden Corral, the restaurant will be offering some popular holiday favorites including glazed ham, hand-carved turkey, and several side dishes, desserts, and appetizers.

All Golden Corral Restaurants are open 7 days a week with lunch and dinner served between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. However, the holiday hours (and menu) may vary so it's important that you call ahead to find out what time the location near you is open on Christmas.

Other buffet-style restaurants open Christmas Day

If you don't have a Golden Corral near you, there are a few other options if you are looking for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

According to Restaurant News, all Shoney's restaurants will offer a free meal for kids who are 4 and under with every adult buffet purchase.

Prices start at $11.99 for adults and $5.99 for kids between 5 and 10 and will feature turkey, ham, fried chicken, mac 'n cheese, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and other holiday favorites.

Old Country Buffet and Hometown Buffet restaurants will also be open on Christmas Day, with most locations opening their doors at 11 a.m.

and closing at 6 p.m. Expect to find roast turkey, roast beef, and ham on the menu along with traditional sides and desserts.

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