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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.

1. RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

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140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 568-4239
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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]

2. Sway

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320 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
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]

3. BLU Italian Grille

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280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
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]

4. The Oakroom

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500 4th St
Shelbyville, KY 40065
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]

5. English Grill

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335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
"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]

6. Kashmir Indian Restaurant

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1277 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
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]

7. Banh Mi Hero

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2245 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 456-2022
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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.

8. Ruth's Chris Steak House

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6100 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 479-0026
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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]

9. Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

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4742 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 491-7412
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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]

10. Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge

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1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 491-1184
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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]

11. Mitchell's Fish Market

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4031 Summit Plaza Dr
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 412-1818
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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.

12. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

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13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 244-8896
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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]

1. RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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]
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Sway

320 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
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]
320 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202

3. BLU Italian Grille

280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
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]
280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202

4. The Oakroom

500 4th St, Shelbyville, KY 40065
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]
500 4th St
Shelbyville, KY 40065

5. English Grill

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
"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]
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Kashmir Indian Restaurant

1277 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
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]
1277 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

7. Banh Mi Hero

2245 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
Bánh Mì Hero's traditional and innovative sandwiches along with Vietnamese Tacos and more will be available December 25 after 4 p.m.
2245 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

8. Ruth's Chris Steak House

6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
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]
6100 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205

9. Dakshin South Indian Restaurant

4742 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218
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]
4742 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40218

10. Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge

1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299
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]
1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299

11. Mitchell's Fish Market

4031 Summit Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 40241
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.
4031 Summit Plaza Dr
Louisville, KY 40241

12. Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

13823 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY 40245
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]
13823 English Villa Dr
Louisville, KY 40245