Dining With Denise Neil

Your guide to Christmas Day, Christmas Eve dining out in Wichita: 2018 edition

Lee’s, a Chinese restaurant on West Kellogg, is open on Christmas Day.
Lee’s, a Chinese restaurant on West Kellogg, is open on Christmas Day. File photo

If dining out is in your plans for Monday or Tuesday — Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — you need this list.

The first one includes restaurants that will be open until at least 8 p.m. on Monday, Christmas Eve, when many eateries either close altogether or close early. It’s not an exhaustive list, though, so if you’re wondering about a restaurant you don’t see, be sure to call.

The second list is our annual collection of restaurants open and serving on Christmas Day because you never know when a pack of wild neighborhood dogs are going to storm your kitchen and trample your turkey.

Restaurants open until at least 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve

6S Steakhouse, 6200 W. 21st St.: Open 5 to 9 p.m.

A.V.I. Seabar and Chophouse, 135 N. Waco: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

BJ’s Brewhouse, 7960 E. Kellogg: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bonefish Grill, 10250 E. 13th St.: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bubba’s 33, 412 S. Towne East Drive: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Carrabba’s, 3409 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cheddar’s, 11711 E. 13th St.: Open 11:00 a.m.-8 p.m.

Firebirds, 10096 E. 13th St.: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fredo’s, 301 N. Washington St.: Open 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

GangNam Korean Grill and Bar, 210 N. Washington St., Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Greystone Steak & Seafood, 9719 E. 21st St. North: Open 4-9 p.m.

Hana Cafe, 325 N. Mead: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Harvest Kitchen/Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman: Open 6:30 a.m.-midnight.

Hereford House, 1400 Terradyne Drive, Andover: Open 5-9 p.m. for dinner.

The Hill Bar & Grill, 4800 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-midnight, serving dinner until 10 p.m.

Huddle House, 1735 W 21st St., Open 6 a.m.-midnight

Jacky Chan Sushi, 7820 E. Harry: Open 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Jose Pepper’s, 11423 E. 13thuddlh St., 2243 N. Tyler Road: Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Kobe Steakhouse, 8760 W. 21st St.: Open 4-8 p.m.

Larkspur, 904 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-9 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 11 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ninza Sushi, 8428 W 13th St. N.: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Newport Grill, 1900 N. Rock Road: Open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. for dinner.

Oak & Pie, 2244 N. Greenwich Rd.: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Oh Yeah China Bistro, 3101 N. Rock Road: Serving lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner 4:30-9:30 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.

Olive Garden, 323 N. Rock Road, 2641 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

On the Border, 1930 N. Rock Road, 2347 N. Maize Road: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Outback Steakhouse, 2020 N. Rock Road and 233 S. Ridge Road: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

P.F. Chang’s, 1401 N. Waterfront Parkway: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Red Lobster, 333 S. Towne East Mall Dr. and 555 S. West St.: Open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Redrock Canyon Grill, 1844 N. Rock Road: Open 5-9 p.m.

Scotch and Sirloin, 5325 E. Kellogg: Open 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. for lunch, 4- 9:30 p.m. for dinner

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, 104 S. Broadway: Open for dinner 3-8 p.m.

Sumo by Nambara, 11233 W. 13th St.: 5-9:30 p.m.

The Sweet Spot, 8448 W. Central Ave, Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch, 4-9 p.m. for dinner

Texas Roadhouse, east (2526 N. Greenwich): Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., west (6707 W. Kellogg): Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, 446 N. West St.: Open 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. for lunch, 4-9:30 p.m. for dinner

Tuptim Thai, 2121 N Rock Rd: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Twelve Restaurant & Bar, 12111 W. Maple: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Two Olives, 2949 N. Rock Road: Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wasabi, 912 E. Douglas: Open 11 a.m.-9:30p.m., 3242 N. Rock Rd.: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 2404 N. Maize Rd.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Whiskey Dick’s, 801 S. Seneca St.: Open 2 p.m.-2 a.m.

YaYa’s Euro Bistro, 8115 E. 21st St.: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.



Restaurants open on Christmas Day

Fine Dining

Harvest Kitchen/Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6400: Open for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Harvest will also be open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Open for dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. There’s also a brunch served in the morning. Details are below.

Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, 316-651-0333: The hotel’s Great Room will be open and serving from the menu from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Asian food

If you don’t find your favorite Asian eatery listed here, be sure to call the restaurant. Many in town will be open. Among them:

Beijing Bistro, 11309 E. Kellogg, 316-618-8999: Open 11-8:30 p.m.

Buffet City, 601 N. West St., 316-945-8388: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Cafe Asia, 6546 E. Central, 316-685-8818: Open for to-go orders only 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

China Star Super Buffet, 5825 W. Central, 316-942-9999: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Great Wall, many Wichita locations: Call your neighborhood Great Wall for hours. Most will be open for lunch and dinner.

Dragon City, 3008 W. Central, 316-941-9966: Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Jacky Chan Sushi, 7820 E. Harry, 316-239-6178: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Serving from the menu and also offering a sushi buffet that’s $29.99 for adults, $11.99 for ages 5-11.

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, 6215 W. Kellogg, 316-942-8822: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mizu Sushi, 2140 W. 21st St., 316-260-9996: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

No. 1 Kitchen, 1317 N. Maize Road, 316-722-9999: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Oh Yeah China Bistro, 3101 N. Rock Road, 316-425-7700: Open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Shang Hai Restaurant, 3815 E. Harry, 316-681-8020: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saigon Restaurant (Vietnamese), 1103 N. Broadway, 316-262-8134: Open 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Tasty House, 2431 N Greenwich, 316-260-2727: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thao’s Bistro (Vietnamese), 1825 S. Broadway, 316-262-5281: Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, 446 N. West St., 316-636-7777: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9:30 p.m.

Tom’s Lotus Garden, 822 S. Broadway, 316-263-8888: Open 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and serving dim sum

Teppanyaki & Sushi Grill Buffet, 6710 W. Kellogg, 316-942-7777: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tuptim Thai, 2121 N. Rock Road, 316-768-2550: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Buffets

Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, 316-651-0333: Buffet with Prime Rib served 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $31.95 for adults, $25.50 for ages 62 and older, $12.95 for ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under. Reservations recommended.

Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6400: Serving Christmas Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $32.95 for adults, $14 for kids 5-12, free for 4 and under. Reservations recommended.

Kababs, 3101 N. Rock Road, 316-260-9999: Indian buffet served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. is $16.99 for adults, $7.99 for children 7-12, free for 2 and under. Reservations accepted.

Kitchen Buffet, inside Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, 316-719-5146: Offering a special Christmas dinner buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. that’s $19.95.

New Paradise, 1648 S. Rock Road: Indian buffet served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner served from 5 to 10 p.m.

Ourr’s Family Dining, 1606 S. Georgetown, 316-927-2191. Buffet is $12.99 for adults, $10.99 for seniors, $8 for ages 6-10, $7 for ages 3-5. Served 11 a.m.-8 p.m. No reservations.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Christmas Day brunch is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. $34.95 for adults, $15 for children 5-12. Reservations accepted.

Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: The Middle Eastern restaurant will offer a mostly Indian food buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $18.95 for adults, $15.95 for ages 65 and up, $9.95 for ages 5-9, free for ages 4 and under.

Breakfast/diners

Denny’s, 5700 W. Kellogg, 316-942-9662; 4024 E. Harry, 316-683-8362; 8030 E. Kellogg, 316-682-1008:

Open 24 hours.

Dunkin’, 333 S. West St., 11310 E. 21st St.: Open 5 a.m.-1 p.m.

Huddle House, 1735 W. 21st St.: Open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Hurts Donut, 7010 W. 21st St.: Open 24 hours.

IHOP, 11855 E. Kellogg, 316-652-7251; 515 S. Ridge Circle, 316-773-0077; 3505 N. Rock Road, 316-630-8401; 4870 S. Washington, 316-522-2118; 3204 N. Maize Road, 316-928-2280: Open 24 hours.

Bars/coffee

Hill Bar & Grill, 4800 E. Douglas, 316-201-1190: Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.

Oasis Lounge, 4121 W. Maple, 316-943-9260: Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Starbucks: Only four of Wichita’s Starbucks will be open on Christmas Day, and they all will have slightly different hours. 21st and Maize will be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Central and Tyler will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Central and Rock will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 29th and Rock will be open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Old Chicago, 7626 E. Kellogg: The Towne East Old Chicago will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wichita’s other Old Chicago restaurants will be closed.

Walt’s East, 7732 E. Central: Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Kitchen open until 10 p.m.

Whiskey Dicks, 801 S. Seneca: Open from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Christmas Day. Kitchen is open until 10 p.m.

  Comments