If you’re looking to eat out on Christmas Eve or Christmas, you’re in luck. The following local restaurants will be open at the listed days and times.

Is your restaurant open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Email the restaurant name, address, phone number, hours and which days it is open to elizabeth.freeman@owh.com, and we’ll include it in this list.

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5168 Tap Room, 3201 Farnam St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 402-934-5168

Big Fred’s Pizza Garden, 1101 S. 119th St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 402-333-4414

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar, 8100 Cass St., Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 402-390-9495

Black Oak Grill, 220 S. 31st Ave., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 402-341-0622

Burger King, 5222 S. 138th St., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; 7205 Ontario St., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (drive through only); 6406 N. 72nd St., 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (drive through only); 2319 S. 13th St., 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Council Bluffs, 2606 S. 24th St., 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cantina Laredo, 120 S. 31st Ave., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 402-345-6000

China Buffet, various locations in Omaha, Bellevue and Lincoln, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., chinabuffetmongoliangrill.net

Denny’s, 3509 S. 84th St. and 15010 Highway 31, open 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 402-393-7343 (Omaha) and 402-332-0400 (Gretna)

GL Lounge, 1129 S. 180th St., Christmas Eve from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.,- 531-222-8389

The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill, 1203 S. 180th St.; 20231 Manderson St., Elkhorn; 11336 S. 96th St., Papillion; Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., 402-933-2947

Hardy Coffee Co., 1033 Jones St., 402-934-7450; 6051 Maple St., 402-916-4190; and 2112 N. 30th St., 402-505-9685; Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Harrah’s Casino, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs: 

   • Backstage Grill, Open 24 hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 712-329-6462.

   • Fresh Market Square Buffet, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m., Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 712-329-6000.

   • 360 Steakhouse, Christmas Day from 5 to 9 p.m., 712-329-4706

Herbe Sante, 1934 S 67th St., 402-913-2396; Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Hiro 88, 1308 Jackson St., 402-933-5168; 3655 N. 129th St., 402-933-0091; 17664 Welch Plaza, Millard, 402-702-8800; and Lincoln locations; Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Horseshoe Casino, 2701 23rd Ave., Council Bluffs: 

   • Village Square Buffet, Christmas Eve from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 712-323-2500

   • JB’s Cafe, open 24 hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 712-396-3779

   • Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 to 9 p.m., 712-396-3806

Hyderabad House Biryani Place: 2537 S 174th Plaza, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 402-505-9209

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, 1010 Capitol Ave., Christmas Eve from 3 to 9 p.m., 531-222-9218

Jaipur, 10922 Elm St., Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., 402-392-7331

La Vista Nines Restaurant, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista (in the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 402-331-7400, ext. 2032

Le Bouillon, 1017 Howard St., Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 402-502-6816

Legends Patio Bar and Grill, 6910 N. 102nd Circle, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 402-884-1006; 6920 Pacific St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 402-315-2305

Local Beer, Patio and Kitchen, 4909 S. 135th St., 402-991-8852, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 17305 Davenport St., 402-401-6988, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 21351 Nebraska Crossing Drive, Gretna, 402-332-0088, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Monarch Prime and Bar, 316 S. 15th St., Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., bar open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 402-933-7437

Noli's Pizzeria, 4001 Farnam St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., (402) 359-1802

Omaha Prime, 415 S. 11th St., Christmas Eve from 4 to 8 p.m., 402-341-7040

Papa Murphy’s, all Omaha locations, Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Railcar Modern American Kitchen, 1814 N. 144th St., Christmas Eve from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 402-493-4743

Society 1854, inside the Marriott Hotel at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Christmas Eve 5 to 10 p.m. 531-444-4049

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 222 S. 15th St., Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 402-342-0077

Swartz’s Delicatessen & Bagels, 8718 Pacific St., Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (special event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Christmas Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 402-905-2792

Szechuan Express, 315 N. 114th St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., but takeout orders only after 4 p.m., (402) 330-9779

Umami Sushi, 1504 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 402-991-8822

Via Farina, 1108 S. 10th St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 402-502-9880

Vincenzo’s, 15701 Pacific St., Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 402-498-3889.


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