Christmas Eve is an unpredictable day for diners.
Some restaurants close early. Some restaurants don’t open at all. And some restaurants open for their regular hours.
The fact that Christmas Eve is on a Saturday this year makes things all the more unpredictable. Some that closed early last year, when Christmas Eve was on a Thursday, are staying open this year to capitalize on Saturday-night dinner crowds.
Here’s a list of some of the places open until 8 p.m. or later on Saturday. But the list is not exhaustive. If you don’t see your favorite listed here, call to check on the hours.
A.V.I. Seabar and Chophouse, 135 N. Waco: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Beijing Bistro, 11309 E. Kellogg: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Bella Vita Bistro, 120 N. West St.: Open 5-9 p.m.
BJ’s Brewhouse, 7960 E. Kellogg: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bonefish Grill, 10250 E. 13th St.: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Bubba’s 33, 412 S. Towne East Drive: Open 4-8 p.m.
Carrabba’s, 3409 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Cheddar’s, 11711 E. 13th St.: Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Firebirds, 10096 E. 13th St.: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Granite City, 2244 N. Webb Road and 2661 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Greystone Steak & Seafood, 9719 E. 21st St. North: Open 5-10 p.m.
Hana Cafe, 325 N. Mead: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Harvest Kitchen/Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman: Open 6:30-11:30 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.
Hereford House, 1400 Terradyne Drive, Andover: Open 4-8 p.m.
The Hill Bar & Grill, 4800 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-midnight
Jacky Chan Sushi, 7820 E. Harry: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Jose Pepper’s, 11423 E. 13th St., 2243 N. Tyler Road: Open noon-11 p.m.
Kababs, 3101 N. Rock Road: Offering a special Indian buffet 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Kobe Steakhouse, 8760 W. 21st St.: Open 4-8:30 p.m.
Larkspur, 904 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Logan’s Roadhouse, 353 S. Rock Road, 2424 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
LongHorn Steakhouse, 2720 N. Maize Road, 440 S. Towne East Drive: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Magic Wok, 9504 W. Central: Open 4-9 p.m.
Newport Grill, 1900 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Ninza Sushi Bar, 8428 W. 13th St.: Open noon-10 p.m.
Oh Yeah China Bistro, 3101 N. Rock Road: Open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Old Chicago, east (7626 E. Kellogg), west (2240 N. Tyler Road) and Old Town (300 N. Mead): Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
On the Border, 1930 N. Rock Road and 2347 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Ourr’s Family Dining, 1606 S. Georgetown: Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Outback Steakhouse, 2020 N. Rock Road and 233 S. Ridge Road: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
P.F. Chang’s, 1401 N. Waterfront Parkway: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for food
Redrock Canyon Grill, 1844 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Scotch and Sirloin, 5325 E. Kellogg: Open 3-8 p.m.
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, 104 S. Broadway: Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sumo by Nambara, 11233 W. 13th St.: Open 4-10 p.m.
TGI Friday’s, 2441 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, 446 N. West St.: Open noon-10 p.m.
Twelve Restaurant & Bar, 12111 W. Maple: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Two Olives, 2949 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wasabi, 912 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
YaYa’s Euro Bistro, 8115 E. 21st St.: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Yokohama Ramen Joint, 613 W. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Which restaurants are open on Christmas Day?
Interested in dining out on Dec. 25? We’ve already printed the list of who’s open on Christmas Day, but you can still find it on the Dining with Denise Facebook page: www.facebook.com/diningwithdenise.