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Xmas Day- Any restaurants in KC that are open?

r
reenum Dec 19, 2006 02:04 PM

For those of us who aren't Christian or don't celebrate Christmas, Christmas Day can be tough. I want to poll the board and see which restaurants are open in the KC metro and JoCo areas on Xmas Day. I'm not going for only good restaurants; I'd like this to be an exhaustive list of places that us non-Christmas celebrating folks might be able to go to. Thanks Chowhound!

  1. k
    kcfoodie Dec 19, 2006 02:23 PM

    I think Grand Street & McCormick & Schmicks on the Plaza as well as most hotels would be open. They usually discuss it on the Walt Bodine show on Fridays at 10 am on 89.3 KCUR...

    1. Katie Nell Dec 19, 2006 02:26 PM

      Well, aside from Chinese restaurants, the only place I've seen mention of being open on Christmas is M&S Grill... other than that, I haven't heard of too many! There are lots of events on Christmas Eve though.

      1. Wiley Dec 20, 2006 10:07 AM

        I'd do what the family in "A Christmas Story" did after the dog ate their turkey--go Chinese..

        1. r
          reenum Dec 21, 2006 02:59 PM

          So far, we have:

          McCormick & Schmick's
          Grand Street
          Chinese places

          I've just heard that Kababesh Grill on 119th & Highway 69 will be open on Xmas day as well.

          1. r
            reenum Dec 27, 2006 02:53 AM

            Reporting back on XMas Day eating options (at around lunchtime):

            On Shawnee Mission Parkway, Home Delight Chinese Buffet on Pflumm, and Chen's Super Buffet on Quivira. The IHOP near Lackman was also open and busy.

            On 75th, Jade Bowl Chinese, near I-35. The Waffle House on Nieman was open and packed. The Taste of China on 77th & Quivira was also open.

            On 87th, Genghis Khan on Monrovia.

            Those are the only three streets I checked. We basically drove from Pflumm to Nall on each street.

            If anyone has anything else to report, please add to this thread.

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              texascarl Dec 29, 2006 01:06 PM

              I noticed that Ho-Ki on Nieman in Shawnee was open, and Tsien Dynasty @ 87th & Farley in O.P. One of my co-workers confirmed that Ruchi was open (college and Antioch).

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              1. re: texascarl
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                Aaron Deacon Dec 30, 2006 05:33 AM

                I just got a takeout menu from Ho-Ki, but I don't know anything about it. Any advice?

              2. t
                texascarl Dec 30, 2006 08:47 PM

                Ho-Ki is ok but not my favorite. Their 'house special pork' (a spicey sweet and sour pork) is pretty good. I wouldn't drive across town for it, but I'd stop in if passing by.

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