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Indianapolis Restaurants Open on Christmas Day, 2011

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If you've ever found yourself on the road Christmas Day, you know that finding a restaurant that is open can be a real challenge. While it may appear that there's nothing open that day, rest assured that a few places plan to keep the fires burning on the big holiday this season. Here's a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day, compiled with help from Indiana Restaurant Association's website.

  • Bucca di Bepo
    6045 E. 86th St., Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-594-9750
    Christmas Hours: 11 - 8 p.m.

  • The Capital Grille
    40 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-423-8799
    Christmas Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Features: Regular dinner menu available.

  • Denny's
    Various locations in the Indianapolis area
    Christmas Hours: 24 hours
    Features: Full menu available, special holiday promotional menu offered.

  • IHOP
    Various locations in Indianapolis area
    Christmas Hours: 24 hours
    Features: pumpkin praline pancakes, eggnog pancakes, white chocolate chip mint pancakes

  • Pullman's Restaurant
    123 W. Louisiana, Indianapolis
    Phone: 317-236-7470
    Christmas Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Features: Special Christmas meal includes: deluxe salad bar, herb encrusted prime rib, maple glazed baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, steamed green beans, baked butternut squash, assorted dinner rolls, assorted holiday desserts.
    Price: $24.95, $17.95(Seniors 65 & Over), $13.95 (Children 10 & Under)

    In addition to the restaurants listed above, many Asian restaurants are also open on Christmas Day. You can also check out restaurants located in truck stops and hotels. Because they never close, they often offer dining options for traveling guests. If you are planning on relying on restaurants for your Christmas Day meal, call restaurants ahead of time to inquire if they are open and if reservations are necessary.

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