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Dec 3, 2010 07:23 AM

What's open on Christmas day? Durham/CH/Raleigh area

so far:

Washington Duke Inn Christmas buffet @ $59pp

Crossroads @carolina Inn @$49/pp

Irregardless Cafe raleigh

Possible, need to call
Marriott Hotel Resaurants
Golden Corral

any info?

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  1. I can tell you that Lulu and I had Thanksgiving at Crossroads - buffet, same price (if I remember correctly), pleasant enough; not great but nice.

    I'd guess that Gourmet Kingdom (and other Chinese places) will be open.

    Gourmet Kingdom
    301 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

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    1. re: LulusMom

      yeah, i figured as much about the Crossroads buffet.

      I wonder if hong kong will be open for dim sum? hmmm

      1. re: TSQ75

        Pretty much every Chinese restaurant will be open. That is the traditional Jewish way to celebrate Dec.25, after all. :-)

        1. re: rockycat

          its fairly popular with Latinos as well. We tend to do our celebrating on Christmas eve, and snooze on Christmas day...lol

          1. re: TSQ75

            I saw Kari & Lulu at Crossroads & that was the best part of the meal:)

            Hey any Hounds want to go meet up at Gourmet Kingdom for Christmas? As rockycat says that's what we do: go to Chinatown;-)

            Gourmet Kingdom
            301 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

            1. re: Rory

              It was the best part of our meal too! Made our Thanksgiving, trust me. Lulu's been talking about it all week.

          2. re: rockycat

            Surprisingly China Palace in Durham is NOT open. Bombay Spice and so is El Cuscatleco.

            El Cuscatleco
            5110 Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27701

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              I'm going to Queen of Sheba for Christmas Eve....Ethiopian Christmas is 13 days later!

              Queen of Sheba's
              1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

              1. re: Rory

                That sounds really festive. I like this idea a lot.

      2. A search of Opentable.com indicates these restaurants are accepting reservations for Christmas Day:

        Raleigh | Indian

        Irregardless Cafe
        Raleigh | Contemporary American

        McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Raleigh - Crabtree Mall
        Raleigh | Seafood

        Posta Tuscan Grille
        Raleigh | Italian

        Zayaka Indian Cuisine
        Raleigh | Indian

        Revolution - Durham
        Durham | Global, International

        Il Palio
        Chapel Hill | Italian

        Shula's 347 Grill at the Sheraton Chapel Hill
        Chapel Hill | Steak

        Cary | American

        Posta Tuscan Grille
        500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

        Azitra Restaurant
        8411 Brier Creek Pkwy Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27617

        McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
        4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612

        1. Mirage in Raleigh is open for Christmas Eve (dinner) and then for drinks, etc. on Christmas Day (10 is the opening, I think).

          Their sushi is awesome - sit at the bar, and let the sushi chef guide you!

          1. Hong Kong House on Guess ended up being the ticket, even with the impending snow, Dim Sum still flowed...mmmm