Many Atlanta restaurants are open on Christmas to save you the hassle of cooking.

Christmas Day dinner begins at 6 at Atkins Park in Virginia Highland.

Enjoy a lovely vegetarian spread at Decatur's Madras Mantra on Christmas Day.

Try all the meats at Fogo de Chao.

Where to Dine Out on Christmas Day

If you’ve got a big crowd to feed or if Christmas is an intimate gathering, take a load off and let someone else prepare the holiday feast. With our list, you won’t have to set a table, polish the silverware or even wash one dish. Here are 10 Atlanta restaurants open on Christmas Day.

 Malika Bowling is the author of Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More!, and founder of Roamilicious. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. Her podcast, Just a Byte, can be downloaded from iTunes. Follow her on Twitter @MalikaBowling and Instagram 

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