If you're worried that Santa won't be able to bring you the gift of good (or even mediocre) cooking skills this holiday season, Boise offers plenty of options for dining out this Christmas. So stop trying to figure out how to make a meal out of eggnog and candy canes and prepare yourself for a true feast.
Berryhill and Co.: Open with regular hours and regular menu. 121 N. Ninth St., Ste. 102, Boise, 208-387-3553, johnberryhillrestaurants.com.
Chandlers Steakhouse: Opening for dinner at 4 p.m. with a special holiday menu. Reservations suggested. 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-383-4300, chandlersboise.com.
Cottonwood Grille: Opening for dinner at 4 p.m. with a special holiday menu. 913 W. River St., Boise, 208-333-9800, cottonwoodgrille.com.
Denny's: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with regular menu. 2580 Airport Way, Boise, 208-344-9092, dennys.com.
The Flicks: Open from 4-9:30 p.m. for movies and food. 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4288, theflicksboise.com.
Madhuban: Open regular hours with a regular menu in addition to a free lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 6930 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-8215, madhubanindiancuisine.com.
Modern Hotel and Bar: Open regular hours from 5-10 p.m. with standard menu. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com.
Mulligan's: Open for food and drinks starting at 4 p.m. 1009 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-6998.
Murphy's Seafood Bar & Grill: Open from noon-8 p.m. with a limited menu. 1555 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-344-3691, murphysboise.com.
Owyhee Plaza Grill: Open regular hours with regular menu, in addition to some holiday specials. 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com.
Sa-Wad-Dee Thai: Open from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. with regular menu. 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-0701, sawaddeethai.com.
Thai Cuisine: Open regular hours with a standard menu. 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-658-0516, Boise, boisethaicuisine.com.