We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

restaurants opening Christmas day

london,England
Level Contributor
11 posts
1 review
restaurants opening Christmas day

Hi Guys

It may be early but does anyone know of descent restaurants open on Christmas day?

We are staying at Siesta Key but are willing to drive a small distance.(maybe along US41)

Thanks

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,299 posts
179 reviews
1. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Most restaurants have their big dinners on Christmas Eve.

Those that are open on Christmas Day usually closed by 3 PM so employees can enjoy the holiday.

There are always places that are open such as Harry's on Longboat Key etc.

It's a little early to see a list of options.

Don't know what will be open on Siesta such as Ophelia's on the Bay...

Mattison 41 on US 41 is very nice, but I don't know if it will be open.

~SRQgirl

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,299 posts
179 reviews
2. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Also, the Vernona at the Ritz Carlton (downtown Sarasota) will put on a beautiful dinner.

I think the Columbia on St. Armands will be open and the Lido Grille at the Lido Beach Resort.

You won't go hungry..

~SRQgirl

Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
5,427 posts
29 reviews
3. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

When I saw this earlier I thought that the most logical places to be open are the larger hotels and resorts that have dining rooms. Probably your best bet, but even those places may close earlier than usual.

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
79 posts
4. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

We had a lovely dinner for the 10 of us on Christmas Day about 5 years ago at the Columbia on St. Armands.

It was a set menu but had all of our favorites on it.

Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
4,186 posts
109 reviews
5. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

A bit South on 41 is Roessler's, and it is definitely more than decent! I believe they were open at Christmas last year; I'm not sure about this year yet.

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,299 posts
179 reviews
6. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Ophelias on the Bay (across from Turtle Beach/south end of Siesta) will be opened Christmas day. I just received this info from the restaurant:

We will be open for Christmas dinner from 3 to 8 and we are now accepting reservations. Please email or call 941-349-2212. Thank you.

~SRQgirl

london,England
Level Contributor
11 posts
1 review
7. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Thank you all.

I'll try the web site of the suggestions and see how they look.(great i'm sure)

Wrighty57

Neptune Beach, FL
Level Contributor
3,580 posts
119 reviews
8. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Hi Wrighty,

When the time comes, go to OpenTable.com at

http://www.opentable.com/start.aspx?m=84

to find out restaurants that are open and to reserve a table. Open Table is a great site!

Merry Christmas!

Spirit

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,299 posts
179 reviews
9. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Here is a place to find some restaurant websites:

wwww.freshoriginals.com

www.dinesarasota.com

~SRQgirl

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,299 posts
179 reviews
10. Re: restaurants opening Christmas day

Here is the sarasota originals website..

the one I posted is defective...

http://www.freshoriginals.com/

~SRQgirl