Here is a quick link to the 2013 Restaurants OPEN Christmas Day Page.
Probably the biggest question we hear from folks around Christmas time is what is still open on Christmas Day. Well here is the official list of what we KNOW will be open that day. Most restaurants are open on Christmas Eve however most are closing their doors for the holiday around 4-6pm that evening. But there are a few standouts that are keeping their doors open.
If you like Chinese food, China Wall way out there by the Walmart at 85th & Hwy 2 will be open during the day, night hours are up in the air at this point.
Village Inn will be open from 7AM until around 4PM.
The busiest restaurant in town on Christmas again this year will fall to last years champion, IHOP. They will be open around the clock as usual, 24 hours a day.
This just in, Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar will be opening at 5pm on Christmas Day. This is the home of some awesome eats. From huge burgers to soups & salads. There is definitely something on their menu for just about everyone. They serve food til 10pm. Their bar is open til normal close time of 2am.
The Starlite Lounge in the Lincoln Haymarket will also be open most of Christmas Day. And Grata will be open for business also.
We also found The Garage will be open after 5pm today. Big Sals is open, The McDonalds & the Chinese Buffet by Westfield Mall are open. And Popeye’s Chicken is also open. We did see one of the D’leon’s open also but others were closed. Staff at the West O Street D’leons said they would be open all night but did say most of the locations would be closed in the evening.
So there are still some options for that special day of the year to get some food delivered to your door. If you know of others that are open that day…please post it on our Facebook page. If you need something besides food, the Walgreens at 17th & South Street and 14th & Superior are always open on Christmas. They also have some basic groceries there also if you need a gallon of milk or something like that.
And rumors have been confirmed that Pat’s BBQ & Ramos Pizza are up and rolling today also!
And if you happen to be looking for something to do on Christmas Day, Marcus Theatres will be open and showing all their current movies. So go catch a flick with the whole family or maybe just a good friend that needs a companion on Christmas. Remember that many do not have family here in Lincoln to spend Christmas with. So if you do know someone that may not be spending Christmas with family that may be in a different state or country, Maybe invite them to a movie with your family and help them feel included and loved on this special holiday.