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Restaurants and bars Open Christmas Day

Where to escape the home fires on the holiday


Christmas is exhausting. This year, why not let someone else sweat glazing the ham, casseroling the green beans and scalloping the potatoes. Here's a list of restaurants that will welcome your lazy, Christmas-weary head on Saturday, Dec. 25, with open arms--and maybe a tall glass of wine.

Restaurants open Christmas day:

Berryhill & Co., 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, Open for dinner starting at 5 p.m.

Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., 208-383-4300, Open 4-10 p.m., featuring the regular menu with a few entree specials.

Cottonwood Grille, 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800, Open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Make a reservation.

Denny's, 2580 Airport Way, 208-344-9092, Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week without any holiday closures.

Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4288, Dinner at the cafe and show times starting at 4 p.m. Opening two new movies: I Love You Phillip Morris and The King's Speech.

Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse, 6002 W. Fairview Ave., 208-378-8808. Open 4-10:30 p.m.

Madhuban, 6930 W. State St., 208-853-8215, Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a FREE lunch buffet.

Modern Hotel, 1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244, Open for food and drinks 4 p.m.-midnight.

Murphy's Seafood Bar & Grill, 1555 Broadway Ave., 208-344-3691, Open from noon-8 p.m.

Sa-Wad-Dee Thai, 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-0701, Open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with live music.

Thai Cuisine, 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-658-0516, Open noon-10 p.m.

Or maybe you already slogged through Christmas dinner with the fam and want to cap off your evening at a watering hole far, far away from your charades-playing extended cousins. Visit for a list of places where wise men and women are willing to pour you a stiff one in Christ's honor.