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Old 12-24-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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My spouse and I will be driving about three hundred miles on Christmas Day through VA and NC. We are leaving about 9AM and will be on the road for both lunch and dinner. We really don't want to eat at a gas station. I wonder if there is going to be any restaurants open in the Shenandoah Valley.

If you have traveled a long distance on Christmas Day, where have you ended up eating while on the road to your destination. Tell us you experiences? (And if you found a place open, was it busy and was it a chain or an independent restaurant?
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My spouse and I will be driving about three hundred miles on Christmas Day
I wonder if there is going to be any restaurants open...

...where have you ended up eating...?

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Old 12-24-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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My spouse and I will be driving about three hundred miles on Christmas Day through VA and NC. We are leaving about 9AM and will be on the road for both lunch and dinner. We really don't want to eat at a gas station. I wonder if there is going to be any restaurants open in the Shenandoah Valley.

If you have traveled a long distance on Christmas Day, where have you ended up eating while on the road to your destination. Tell us you experiences? (And if you found a place open, was it busy and was it a chain or an independent restaurant?
When you say gas station do you mean you don't want to eat at a truck stop also? Their food is usually pretty good.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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You might find a few mom and pop diners open. There are also the truck stops. As already mentioned many truck stop places serve decent food and lots of it. Use to be places like Denny's were open. Years ago many Denny's never closed and did not even have locks on the doors.

If you are starting out from home you could pack a picnic lunch and dinner and take it with you.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I think I read that IHOP was going to be open.

If you see a see a few trucks at a Mom & Pops type restaurant/diner, safe bet the food is pretty good.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Chinese places are usually open as well.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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cook your own, while on the road.

Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on.

As many yrs an OTR driver in very remote western states, Holiday meals worked for me...

There will be plenty of places to eat in your region (You are even likely to find a town every hr or so... far different than places I drive.)
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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My spouse and I will be driving about three hundred miles on Christmas Day through VA and NC. We are leaving about 9AM and will be on the road for both lunch and dinner. We really don't want to eat at a gas station. I wonder if there is going to be any restaurants open in the Shenandoah Valley.

If you have traveled a long distance on Christmas Day, where have you ended up eating while on the road to your destination. Tell us you experiences? (And if you found a place open, was it busy and was it a chain or an independent restaurant?
Both Christmas and Christmas Eve are the worst nights for eating out. I recommend eating your food earlier in the day. After 6pm, a lot of options are closed. If you are lucky, find an Asian restaurant as they rarely close on Christmas.

I drove around St. Louis one Christmas evening and the ONLY open place was Del Taco.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Providing OP hasn't already met their destination and able to check emails/replies to CD Forum :


Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2014 - 511enews.com
511enews.com/.../restaurants-open-christ...
Mobile-friendly - 3 days ago - Here's out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014.

511enews.com/.../restaurants-open-christ...

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Old 12-25-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Just bring snacks. 300 miles really isn't that far.
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