Holiday Dinner didn’t turn out the way you expected? It’s happened to all of us at some point or another, maybe the oven breaks or the dog gets into the turkey. Or perhaps you just don’t want to cook this year. Well you’re in luck I have compiled a list of restaurants open on Christmas.
Tokyo Steak House http://tokyojapanesesteakhouse.org/
- Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki tableside grilling if you have never been you’re in for a real treat.
Tavern on the Square https://www.mcmenamins.com/anderson-school/tavern-on-the-square
- Seasonal offerings, fresh local fares and kid friendly.
Ruth Chris Steakhouse https://www.ruthschris.com/
- Super formal and a great tradition to start, just make sure that you have a reservation.
McCormick & Schmick’s https://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
- Great for seafood and steaks, this is another upscale place to spend the day, but you’ll probably want a reservation.
Fogo de Chao
- One of my personal favorites, a fun fine dining experience and all you can eat. My kids love going.
- Absolutely perfect for Christmas morning pancakes after the presents have been opened!
- Christmas Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Denny’s.
Buca Di Beppo
- Such a fun family tradition! Be sure to make a reservation and bring the kids for this family-style Italian dinner!
Buffalo Wild Wings
- Select locations will be open, but operating with reduced hours. Check their website before heading out.
Scott’s Bar and Grill in Edmonds https://scottsbarandgrill.com/
- A favorite of the locals Scott’s is the perfect place to gather for a family dinner. Try the pea salad!
- Who doesn’t need coffee? Select locations will be open.
- Not all locations will be open.
Panda Express https://www.pandaexpress.com/
- Asian food is a tradition for many on Christmas Day. It’s cheeky, fun, and nearly all Chinese locations will be open.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries http://www.fiveguys.com/
- Because hey – the New Year’s diet doesn’t start for another week, right?
- Not all locations will be open. But some will!
- You’ll find a couple classic Sonic drive-ins in the area. And good news- they’re slated to be open.
Another situation? You partied too hard on NYE and there is no way you’re cooking on New Year’s Day. If that happens, here’s a look at what’s open in addition to the list above which are open both Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- Burger King
- Olive Garden
- Papa Johns
- Pizza Hut
You’ll find that most retail places are open on New Year’s Day as well.
There is just something about an ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Amirite? Of course, I am. The only thing any better is having the beer totally fresh from the brewery direct. With that in mind, here’s my take of the top breweries in Redmond. And hey, if you want a tasting partner, look no further!
4626 NE 102nd Street Redmond, WA 98053
Part farm, part brewery, and 100% on their game, Bushnell offers an on-site taproom experience. Open most days at 11 am, the Hop House offers fun fare with your pints. Even better? Show up on Tuesdays after 3 pm, order a pint, and get a free T-Shirt. Um, yes, please! The brewery itself offers six flagship beers and a host of seasonal brews as well. Once you’ve found your favorite (I’m partial to the Blackberry Barley this summer), don’t forget to stock up on farm fresh eggs before heading home. They’re just $5 a dozen. The chickens aren’t for sale, though.
14679 Ne 95th St Redmond, WA 98052
These folks have a simple mission. “Brew Beer that people want to drink.” And trust me, you’ll want to drink their beer. They currently produce about 12,000 barrels a year and are only growing. You can head into their tap room to try their famed beers, and most are also available in a keg or growlers to take home with you. Many of their brews are award-winning and range from lager to porter with fruit flavors and everything in between. I’m looking forward to trying the Raspberry Sour myself. Everything is so reasonably priced, you’ll want to try them all!
17825 NE 65th St, Ste B110, Redmond, WA 98052
If you love local beer, Mac and Jacks is no stranger to you. This brewery has gained some big notoriety and is available in a lot of local restaurants and at Safeco field, too. The African Amber is my personal favorite. Established in 1993, the company is still run by the original founders, but they have moved out of their original establishment in Jack’s garage. You can take a brewery tour here on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3 pm. The tours are free and include free tastings, no reservation necessary. Mac and Jack’s offers 5 year-round brews and a host of rotating seasonal beers, too.
17625 NE 65th St, Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052
With a relaxed atmosphere that is warm and welcoming to all (even dogs and kids) Postdoc started in the garage of a Ph.D. in Biochemistry back in 2013. What started as a weekend pastime between neighbors has gone on to produce some pretty awesome brew. Personally? I’m a fan of the Grapefruit Blonde. Mostly because it’s pink. And I’ve never seen a pink beer before. You can find about 10 brews on tap at any given time, and the company plays host to various events and food truck appearances. Besides the fact that you can stop there after a bike ride….my favorite thing, though? I love their loyalty program, which is structured like a degree-granting institution. As such, there is a tuition scale. But in exchange for buying an adjunct professor or tenured professorship, you get discounts on brew and lots of swag.
Have you been to these breweries? Which was your favorite? Favorite brew overall? Help me find a new favorite!