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.

Azure Circle near 119th Street West and Central is unofficially called Candy Cane Lane for the next couple of weeks. This video was taken during the 2017 holiday season.

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