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, facebook.com/thebackstagebistro
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, johnberryhillrestaurants.com
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, cottonwoodgrille.com
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, theflicksboise.com
Madhuban: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with annual free lunch buffet. No reservations required. 6930 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-8215, madhubanindiancuisine.com
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, themodernhotel.com
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, riceeagle.com
Saint Lawrence Gridiron: Open 3 p.m. until close. Serving regular menu and taking reservations. 705 W. Bannock St., 208-433-5598, saintlawrencegridiron.com
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, sawaddeethai.com
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, sharis.com
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, sushijoyboise2.com.
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, boisethaicuisine.com.