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Old 12-12-2009, 01:05 AM
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Default Restaurants open Christmas Day?

Does anyone know of any nice restaurants open on Christmas day in the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area? Usually they print a list somewhere in the Times or the Tribune but I haven't seen anything this year.

We've never eaten out on Christmas but thought we'd try it since there are no little ones in the house this year.

Thanks in advance for any replies!
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:43 AM
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Think Asian. They're usually open, and filled with Jews, Pagans, atheists, and anyone else for whom December 25th is not irretrievably linked to turkey and ham.
I think Kally K's in Dunedin is open, and a handful of others as well. But make reservations.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:47 PM
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We went to the Airport last Christmas and ate at one of the restaurants there.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Location: St. Croix
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Marchands Bar & Grill - A Modern Classic is at the Vinoy Hotel & Resort in downtown St. Petersburg - open and have often enjoyed Christmas dinner there but you must make a reservation.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:17 PM
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I love the comment about Asian food- pretty fun AND true! Thanks for the link to Marchand's, it looks lovely.

In case anyone else is wondering, I have been calling around as well as posting this thread and found two nice places that are open: Bob Heilman's on Clearwater Beach and Lauro's Italian on Henderson in South Tampa.

Happy Holidays to All!
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:56 AM
Location: Tampa Bay area
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These might be more casual than you're looking for, but the Tick Tock Diner on 4th St. in St. Petersburg and Wildwood BBQ on Gulf Blvd in St. Pete Beach are scheduled to be open Christmas Day. I had Christmas dinner at the Pasadena Steak House in South Pasadena a few years ago, so I imagine they are open this year also.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Location: New Port Richey
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If anyone knows of a place in Clearwater and north I have a friend looking for the info.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:13 PM
Location: Florida.
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I am compiling a list for the New Port Richey area. Last year I had several.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:31 PM
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Hurricane in St.Pete Beach is great!
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Location: Grapevine TX
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Columbia Restaurant is open. That is where we are going this year. Several locations around tampa. Columbia Restaurant
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