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12 Louisville Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

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Perhaps the Grinch stole Christmas. Perhaps Santa was after a little more than milk and cookies. Perhaps nobody wants to cook (or likes anyone else's cooking). Whatever the reason for avoiding eating at home this season, several restaurants around Louisville offer options for Christmas Day. As the 12 day countdown begins, Eater presents 12 places for Christmas Day dining.
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

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Enjoy Christmas Day revolving around the city. RIVUE offers a "Buffet Style Christmas Experience" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with salads, "Festive Sides," roasted goose, beef prime rib, Christmas ham and "a cornucopia of desserts." $50 for adults, $25 for children (ages 3 and under eat free). [Image: RIVUE official site]
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sway's buffet will offer "traditional favorites including fresh seasonal salads, classic and seasonal entrees, mouthwatering side dishes and much more!" [Image: Facebook]

BLU Italian Grille

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BLU's Christmas Dinner buffet has favorites like Kentucky ham, cheddar-ham drop biscuits, and over 30 other options including egg, waffle and pasta stations. Hourly seatings from 12 to 4 p.m. $39 for adults, $19 for children (ages 4 and under eat free). [Image: BLU official site]

The Oakroom

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The "Christmas Royal Buffet" has carving, omelet and waffle stations (with "Traditional and Untraditional toppings"), along with pork loin, duck breast, roast turkey and other good things. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $55 per adult, $30 per child (ages 4 and under eat free). [Image: Seelbach official site]

English Grill

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"An English Grill Christmas Dinner" offers antipasti, salads, seafood and a choice of entrées including Lobster and Scallop Gratinee and Marinated Loin of Lamb. $65 per person. Seatings at 12:30, 12:45, 1, 3:30, 3:45 and 4 p.m. [Image: Facebook]

Kashmir Indian Restaurant

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Kashmir's North Indian-style samosas, pakoras, tikkas, tandooris, kormas and curries will be available during regular business hours on December 25. [Image: Kashmir official site]

Banh Mi Hero

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Bánh Mì Hero's traditional and innovative sandwiches along with Vietnamese Tacos and more will be available December 25 after 4 p.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Did somebody wish Santa would bring them a steak? Ruth's Chris has one on a sizzling platter. Open from 2 to 8 p.m., though reservations are piling up and currently available only after 5 p.m. [Image: Ruth's Chris official site]

Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

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This "South" Indian restaurant serves food from all over the subcontinent. It's a delicious journey through dosai, biryani, paneer and more, and it's open on Christmas at 5:30 p.m. [Image: Dakshin official site]

Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge

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Want to put Bourbon before Christmas? Charr'd is open and serving liquor along with its menu on December 25 during regular business hours. [Image: Facebook]

Mitchell's Fish Market

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Mitchell's promises a "Christmas feast, featuring all of your seafood favorites as well as a traditional 3-course turkey meal" from 12 to 10 p.m. on December 25.

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

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One of Louisville's best Chinese restaurants will be ready for any reenactments of "A Christmas Story" during regular business hours. [Image: Jasmine official site]

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy Christmas Day revolving around the city. RIVUE offers a "Buffet Style Christmas Experience" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with salads, "Festive Sides," roasted goose, beef prime rib, Christmas ham and "a cornucopia of desserts." $50 for adults, $25 for children (ages 3 and under eat free). [Image: RIVUE official site]

Sway

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sway's buffet will offer "traditional favorites including fresh seasonal salads, classic and seasonal entrees, mouthwatering side dishes and much more!" [Image: Facebook]

BLU Italian Grille

BLU's Christmas Dinner buffet has favorites like Kentucky ham, cheddar-ham drop biscuits, and over 30 other options including egg, waffle and pasta stations. Hourly seatings from 12 to 4 p.m. $39 for adults, $19 for children (ages 4 and under eat free). [Image: BLU official site]

The Oakroom

The "Christmas Royal Buffet" has carving, omelet and waffle stations (with "Traditional and Untraditional toppings"), along with pork loin, duck breast, roast turkey and other good things. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $55 per adult, $30 per child (ages 4 and under eat free). [Image: Seelbach official site]

English Grill

"An English Grill Christmas Dinner" offers antipasti, salads, seafood and a choice of entrées including Lobster and Scallop Gratinee and Marinated Loin of Lamb. $65 per person. Seatings at 12:30, 12:45, 1, 3:30, 3:45 and 4 p.m. [Image: Facebook]

Kashmir Indian Restaurant

Kashmir's North Indian-style samosas, pakoras, tikkas, tandooris, kormas and curries will be available during regular business hours on December 25. [Image: Kashmir official site]

Banh Mi Hero

Bánh Mì Hero's traditional and innovative sandwiches along with Vietnamese Tacos and more will be available December 25 after 4 p.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Did somebody wish Santa would bring them a steak? Ruth's Chris has one on a sizzling platter. Open from 2 to 8 p.m., though reservations are piling up and currently available only after 5 p.m. [Image: Ruth's Chris official site]

Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

This "South" Indian restaurant serves food from all over the subcontinent. It's a delicious journey through dosai, biryani, paneer and more, and it's open on Christmas at 5:30 p.m. [Image: Dakshin official site]

Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge

Want to put Bourbon before Christmas? Charr'd is open and serving liquor along with its menu on December 25 during regular business hours. [Image: Facebook]

Mitchell's Fish Market

Mitchell's promises a "Christmas feast, featuring all of your seafood favorites as well as a traditional 3-course turkey meal" from 12 to 10 p.m. on December 25.

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

One of Louisville's best Chinese restaurants will be ready for any reenactments of "A Christmas Story" during regular business hours. [Image: Jasmine official site]