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Old 12-01-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: New England
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With a husband from England with no family here and myself alone here now that relatives have all moved away, we are looking for a reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner. We live right on the MA/NH border on the seacoast. I've checked out everything, I think--Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth, etc.

It seems that everything is closed. With all the restaurants in Portsmouth, there's nothing open there. Can't afford Wentworth by the Sea so that's out. Does anyone know of a decent, traditional type of restaurant serving good food at a reasonable price that is open Christmas Day? Maybe it doesn't exist.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:33 PM
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With a husband from England with no family here and myself alone here now that relatives have all moved away, we are looking for a reasonably priced restaurant for Christmas dinner. We live right on the MA/NH border on the seacoast. I've checked out everything, I think--Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth, etc.

It seems that everything is closed. With all the restaurants in Portsmouth, there's nothing open there. Can't afford Wentworth by the Sea so that's out. Does anyone know of a decent, traditional type of restaurant serving good food at a reasonable price that is open Christmas Day? Maybe it doesn't exist.
I like Buckley's in Merrimack but I don't know if they are open on Christmas.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Nashua, NH
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I know the Langham Hotel in Boston has a Christmas Brunch, but it's quite pricey.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New England
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I'm not even looking toward Boston, too expensive and I don't want to be in a city anyway. I looked at The Colonial Inn in Concord and--yikes!!!

Probably Christmas dinner in a restaurant has always been very expensive but I just never knew it. Someone else was paying for it the few times I did eat out.

I've just about decided to have Sunday brunch out somewhere and pretend that it's Christmas. Then, on the real Christmas, just go for a walk or eat some homemade pie and have a drink. Thank you anyway.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I believe all Legal Seafoods locations are open on Christmas Day.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: New England
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I believe all Legal Seafoods locations are open on Christmas Day.
hmmmmm, I'll have to check into that.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: New England
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LEGAL SEAFOODS is it!

Thank you. There's one at the North Shore Mall, I see, and it's more within our price range. Not the sort of Christmas menu we're used to but my husband would eat salmon for dinner and I could find something too.

And the DESSERT menu is wonderful.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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99% of things are closed on Christmas..
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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Remember the scene in "The Christmas Story" after the neighbor's dogs stole the turkey....they ended up having Christmas dinner in a Chinese restaurant because it was the only place open.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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LEGAL SEAFOODS is it!

Thank you. There's one at the North Shore Mall, I see, and it's more within our price range. Not the sort of Christmas menu we're used to but my husband would eat salmon for dinner and I could find something too.

And the DESSERT menu is wonderful.
Glad I was able to help Please be sure to let us know how it was! Oh, and be sure to make reservations NOW. Being one of the few open restaurants, I wouldn't chance it...

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Remember the scene in "The Christmas Story" after the neighbor's dogs stole the turkey....they ended up having Christmas dinner in a Chinese restaurant because it was the only place open.
Best movie EVER, and one of the few that we still watch and laugh over together as a family
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