.

Local Restaurants Open for Holidays

Anyone who's seen "A Christmas Story" knows that even the best-prepared feast can go to the dogs. Not to worry: We have a list of restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

In the holiday spirit of gift-giving, you may have decided to give yourself a break from cooking and cleaning up after. Fortunately, a number of local restaurants and coffeehouses will be open this holiday weekend with some creative, elegant and just plain mouthwatering options.

Know of any other great restaurants open either day? Add them in the Comments section below.

  • , the folks over at are serving a Christmas Eve “Christmas Story” dinner, re-creating the famously not-so-traditional meal that Ralphie and his family enjoyed after their Christmas turkey went to the dogs. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 320 Main will serve egg drop soup, pork belly egg rolls, and “Chinese Turkey (crispy duck).” For reservations, call 562-799-6246 or email reserve@320mainsealbeach.com
  • Sir Winston's on the Queen Mary will be open for those looking for an elegant and refined Christmas Day menu that starts with winter squash and pumpkin soup, continues through classic Beef Wellington and ends with a chocolate hazelnut torte. For reservations (recommended), call 877-342-0738. Location: 1126 Queens Highway on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For another traditional "Christmas Story" Chinese dinner, try at 10883 Los Alamitos Blvd. in Los Alamitos. The restaurant will be open its normal hours and can be reached at 562-493-2685.
  • will be open on Christmas Day from noon to 7 pm. For reservations (recommended) call 562-596-2797. Location: 12489 Seal Beach Boulevard in Seal Beach.
  • Don the Beachcomber's wants everyone to be jolly, so it's holding Happy Hour from noon to 9 p.m. and will serve dinner. Make reservations by calling 562-592-1321. For more information, visit www.donthebeachcomber.com. Location: 16278 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.
  • For a light snack and a warm drink, will be open Christmas Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., serving its regular menu plus holiday flavors that include eggnog latté, peppermint mocha, gingerbread latté, pumpkin spice latté and peppermint white chocolate mocha. For those looking for something besides coffee, they will also offer peppermint hot chocolate and caramel apple spice cider. For more information, call 562-431-7973.
  • The Sky Room will be open Christmas Eve with a four-course meal at $69 per person. Make required reservations by calling 562-983-2703. More information is available at www.theskyroom.com. Location: 40 South Locust Ave. in Long Beach.
  • Wokcano Restaurant & Lounge will be open on Christmas, serving its regular menu, 4 pm. to 2 a.m. For reservations, call 562-951-9652. For more information, visit www.wokcanorestaurant.com. Location: 199 The Promenade North in Long Beach.
  • is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day. Location: 905 Ocean Ave., Seal Beach.
Nancy Wride (Editor) December 24, 2011 at 01:40 AM
Keeping in the "A Christmas Story" tradition for Chinese, my favorite spot with lovely owner Christine is Me Soo Hungry, 5372 E. Second Street (at Claremont), Long Beach, phone of (562) 987-1688. They are open Christmas Eve (call first) and Christmas Day. www.mesoohungry.com
Nancy Wride (Editor) December 24, 2011 at 01:42 AM
Trivia on "A Christmas Story" cast, where are they now? Ralphy, the littlest son, produced the movie, "Iron Man." That was according to the grown up version of the towhead oldest son, who was on The View this week. (He owns a sports memorabilia store in, I think, Woodland Hills. The bully boy was also on the show, looks quite the same, and he co-owns a Santa Monica bar).
Ben Goldberg December 24, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Beach Club at 5755 E PCH and 7th St is open until 8 pm Christmas Eve and from 11 to 8 on Christmas Day for all the Football and Basktball Games. Go Beach!!!
Cathy December 24, 2011 at 03:34 PM
To me...a true and old fashioned Christmas Story would be for all business to be closed, and they would "GIVE" the opportunity to let all families be together for a day to spend time together. Nice that some are willing to give up theirs to give familys a place to go..but not for the greed of making that xtra $$$$ on xmas day! But for those..like Madera's in Los Alamitos serving military families, that is the true gift of giving on this blessed holiday! When the stores close in Thanksgiving and Christmas..we will back in the "Good old fashioned Days"!! Merry Christmas!
BG Stine December 24, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Carl's Jr. and Del Taco are open as well
Taylor Roll December 24, 2011 at 07:31 PM
McKenna's on the Bay is open as well today for lunch and dinner!
Cathy December 24, 2011 at 07:39 PM
I guess you all have missed the point and boat!!!
Tom Schmitz, CRS December 24, 2011 at 08:29 PM
Hi Cathy, just maybe the people working have no other place to go?
steve folger December 24, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Mckenna's on the Bay open Xmas eve with a wonderful menu planned by chef Naga !! also Mckenna's lounge will be open Xmas day @ 5 !! Come by for NBA basketball !

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »