A turkey and some mistletoe may help to make the season bright, but if you are not interested in roasting chestnuts on an open fire this year for the big meal, it’s good to know you have some alternatives. If you want to skip preparing Christmas dinner this year and instead go out on the town to eat, here are restaurants that will be open for business on December 25th:
Wichita Restaurants Open Christmas Day
(Note: check back on this post between now and Christmas, as new restaurants may be added as they announce their Christmas plans.)
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse: Siena Tuscan Steakhouse is offering a traditional holiday brunch from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM featuring classic dishes from Prime Rib to Holiday Ham served with all your favorite side dishes. Adults can eat for $34.95, while children (5-12 years) dine for $15. Reservations are recommended for this culinary experience.
Kansas Star Casino: You won’t need luck to love the cola-glazed ham, rosemary-roasted prime rib, sautéed beets, sweet potato gratin, candied nuts, peppermint fudge, creme brûlée, and more at the Kansas Star Casino. You can visit their Christmas Buffet for lunch from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, or for dinner from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The price is $19.95 (plus tax), and this meal is for adults aged 21 or older only.
Harvest Kitchen Bar at the Hyatt Regency: You’ll want to make reservations for this year’s Christmas Day Brunch at the Hyatt Regency. From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, you can enjoy everything from made-to-order omelets to pasta, and from bacon and sausage links to pot roast and chicken breast. The carving stations will be serving up roasted beef and deep smoked country ham and you can wrap up with a wide-ranging dessert station. Prices are $32.95 for adults, $14 for children (5-12 years), and FREE for children aged 4 years or younger.
Wichita Marriott: Another hotel offering a Christmas Day Buffet is the Marriott. Their buffet features prime rib, turkey breast, and baked Alaskan cod to go with the corn bread stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, salads, carrots, cheesecake, and more. The hours here at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and adults dine for $31.95, seniors (62 and older) eat for $25.50, and kids (aged 4-12) enjoy for $12.95.
Cafe Asia: Looking for an alternative to the buffet-style options? Cafe Asia will be open for normal business hours from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Christmas Day. Just keep in mind if you decide on Asian cuisine that Cafe Asia is carry-out only and does not offer dine-in.
Many Asian restaurants report they’ll be open on December 25. At Jacky Chan Sushi, the regular menu is available from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., but if you’re feeling festive, they’ll also offer a sushi buffet priced at $29.99 for adults and $11.99 for ages 5 – 11.
Tuptim Thai: Looking for a little twist? Drop in here between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. for some pad Thai or sweet chili noodles.
Those who want to make a toast to the holidays should put Aero Plains Beer on their nice list. There’s nothing micro about the fun they’ll be serving from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
IHOP: The International House of Pancakes is open 24 hours per day, and many of their locations will remain open on Christmas Day as well. Because individual locations are primarily owned and operated by franchisees, make sure to call ahead to your nearest IHOP in case their hours are reduced.
Denny’s: Christmas Day has been Denny’s busiest day of the year most of the last eight years as it takes away the hassle of planning and preparing Christmas Day meals. You can choose from breakfast standards like the Super Slam or opt for the seasonal options on the Festive Flavors line-up. These include turkey and dressing, pumpkin spice pancakes, holiday turkey melts, pecan pie, and more.
Where are you planning to feast this Christmas? At grandmother’s house, at one of these restaurants open on Christmas day, or at home?