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Christmas on the Town in Boise and Beyond

Where to get your holiday eats away from home


If you want to skip the stress of cooking and cleaning this Christmas, your only options aren't eggrolls and General Tso's chicken at a Chinese joint. Here's a list of Boise area restaurants that are open and serving dinner on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25.

Backstage Bistro and Village Cinema: Theater opens at 11 a.m., Backstage Bistro opens at 3 p.m. and closes around 10 p.m. Serving regular menu. 3711 E Longwing Lane, Meridian, 208-995-2943,

Berryhill & Co.: Open 5-9 p.m. with a prime rib dinner buffet. $29 for adults, $16 for children under 10. 121 N. Ninth St., Ste. 102, Boise, 208-387-3553,

Cottonwood Grille: Serving regular dinner menu along with a traditional holiday meal. Limited reservations after 6:30 p.m. 913 W. River St., Boise, 208-333-9800,

The Flicks: Open 4-9:30 p.m. for movies, with a cafe featuring soup, sandwiches, wine and beer. 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4288 or 208-343-4222 for show times,

Madhuban: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with annual free lunch buffet. No reservations required. 6930 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-8215,

Modern Hotel and Bar: Open 4-10 p.m.-ish. Serving regular menu along with Russian pelmeni and roast pheasant and wild mushrooms. No reservations required. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244,

Mulligans: Open at 5 p.m. Serving regular menu. 1009 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-6998

Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with regular menu along with lobster tail sushi roll special and surf and turf entree. Holiday drinks include rumchata, cranberry mojito and hot peppermint patty. Reservations recommended. 228 E. Plaza Drive, Eagle, 208-939-2595,

Saint Lawrence Gridiron: Open 3 p.m. until close. Serving regular menu and taking reservations. 705 W. Bannock St., 208-433-5598,

Sa-Wad-Dee Thai Cuisine: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. with regular menu and a couple specials. Live music from 6-9 p.m. Reservations recommended. 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-0701,

Shari's Restaurant and Pies: Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 8521 W. Franklin Road, 208-322-3696; 8121 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-378-4700,

Sushi Joy: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and serving regular menu, including shiro maguro sashimi and teriyaki yellowtail. 2275 W. Main St., 208-433-8888,

Thai Cuisine: Open noon-9:30 p.m. with regular menu, including panang curry and drunken noodles. Reservations available for parties of six or more. 6777 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-658-0516,