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Nov 16, 2013 03:50 PM

Ogunquit at Christmas -- what's open?

It's about time to start obsessing about my holiday ritual -- every Christmas I take my mom away to someplace she hasn't been before. She's getting the beginning signs of dementia and is not terribly mobile, but still enjoys finding interesting food. This year we're going to be in Ogunquit over Christmas with access to a fridge and microwave, but not a full-scale kitchen. I usually try to find something non-traditional and interesting -- we've done Thai, Indian and sushi on Christmas day before. Will anything be open on Christmas day in the area? Is there even a slim chance a good lobster roll could be found? I don't know the area well and am willing to do a bit of traveling to find something good. She wouldn't be up to a fancy meal out in a fine dining place -- too confusing and she doesn't have the social skills she used to -- but we'd be up for anything else. Thanks in advance!

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  1. You can contact the Village Food Market in town to see if they have plans to be open for Christmas. They have very nice prepared foods as an alternative to going out somewhere. If not, they may be able to help you with a place for you and your mom that fits your criteria. I know that Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery is very good and casual. They may be open. Ogunquit Lobster Pound is very good and sometimes opens in the winter.
    Hope you find a place and have a Merry Christmas!

    1. You can try Five-0 or Jonathan's. Look at their website to be sure.
      You might try Portsmouth, NH if you cant find anything open in Ogunquit.

      1. As per the below. Five-0, off season, is outstanding in every way. Great list of half bottles. Awesome desserts. Great, GREAT stuff at Village Market. We're here right now. It's awesome this time of year.