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If making reservations sounds more compelling than making a turkey or ham this Christmas Day, we’ve got the guide for you. We present our 2016 guide on where to eat on Christmas Day in Champaign-Urbana (not including fast food).
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Chinatown Buffet, Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Denny’s, Champaign: Open 24/7, every day.
Milo’s, Urbana: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Open regular Sunday hours on Christmas Eve.
Jupiter’s at the Crossing, Champaign: Open Christmas Eve until 10 p.m., although that is flexible. Open at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day. Call (217) 366-8300 for details.
Oishi, Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Peking Garden, Champaign: Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Merry Ann’s Diner, Champaign: Neil Street location closes at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and opens at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Perkins, Urbana: Open until 8 p.m. Christmas Eve; open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Rainbow Garden, Champaign: Open regular hours on Christmas Eve. As of late November, Christmas Day plans were undetermined. Last year it opened at 4:30 p.m. for dinner. Champaign location only. Call (217) 398-2670 for information.
Tang Dynasty, Urbana: Regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Urbana Garden Restaurant, Urbana: Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Golden Harbor, Champaign: Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. both days. (This was confirmed in November, but we have received some info saying that Golden Harbor IS NOT open. FYI.)
Amravati Indian Restaurant, Champaign: Open regular hours both days, open for lunch and then again from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve; 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day
If you know of other Champaign-Urbana restaurants open on Christmas, leave them in the comments below!