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Help: open on Christmas between Pearson and Muskoka

non sequitur Dec 24, 2013 07:24 AM

The power outage has caused a change in plans: instead of Christmas at my parents, we are driving straight to muskoka. But since we land at 6pm, we will need to dine before the road trip. Any tips on something near YYZ that would be open - maybe a ramen option?

  1. prima Dec 24, 2013 10:14 AM

    Grand Chinese Cuisine and Olio (Italian, which takes reservations on Opentable), both located in hotels near Pearson, would be open for dinner on Xmas Day.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8833...

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    1. re: prima
      non sequitur Dec 24, 2013 01:52 PM

      Opentable was a great thought, but the area around the airport is devoid of opentable options. Also sorry to see from a further search that ramen is not really an option on the way either. Thought for sure there would be something towards Hwy 7, but I guess I have to be further East (Markham) to hit that jackpot.

      The chowhound thread you posted did suggest Mandarin. It's been a long time since I did that kind of damage to my body, but it is open tomorrow...

      1. re: non sequitur
        estufarian Dec 24, 2013 02:33 PM

        Don't ignore Grand Cuisine.
        Last year I had a similar issue - meeting with relatives who were travelling from Pearson to Orillia.
        Grand Cuisine was excellent and open all day.

        1. re: non sequitur
          prima Dec 24, 2013 04:50 PM

          Olio is on Opentable, but comes up in the downtown Toronto search, even though it is located next to Pearson. I'm not sure why Opentable hasn't corrected the error yet.

          http://m.opentable.com/restaurants/ol...

      2. y
        ylsf Dec 24, 2013 09:59 AM

        Two recent posts on BlogTO that might help you:

        http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/12/the_top_10_restaurants_open_christmas_day_in_markham_and_scarborough/

        http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/...

        As I mentioned in another thread, common advice on here is to check OpenTable too to at least get an idea of what is open.

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