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14 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in the Twin Cities, 2018

Dive bars, chili crab, steak dinners, lefse and more on the 25th

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Dining out on the 25th of December can be a challenge even to the professional diner. However, this year offers a collection of restaurants that serve everything from dark corners with stiff drinks to opulent dinners and dazzling holiday decorations all across the metro area.

Locations are listed in geographical order.

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Minneapolis’ iconic dive bar is open Christmas day with some affordable breakfast or bar food and stiff drinks.

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Mercy Bar & Dining Room

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Mercy is open all day on Christmas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to their regular menu, expect some Christmas specials to choose from as well.

The library bar downstairs at Mercy
Mercy

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at RadissonBlu

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Both the downtown and Mall of America locations of Radisson Blue will be serving comfort foods, like the prime rib and glazed ham on Christmas Day.

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Monello

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This lovely, elegant room at the base of the Hotel Ivy is open for Christmas day dinner.

Tullibee

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The revitalized restaurant inside the Hewing Hotel will be serving Scandinavian-leaning comfort foods on the 25th.

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Manny's Steakhouse

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Massive steaks and old-school service will be open on December 25 in downtown Minneapolis.

View of Manny’s entrance and bar with a giant bull painting that is unquestionably male
Manny’s is serving on Thursday.
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The Monte Carlo

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Step inside the Mad Men-era style of North Loop’s Monte Carlo for Christmas martinis, Cesar salads and the massive, Bejing-style wings.

Spring Street Tavern

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This well-loved neighborhood haunt never closes. That means a little holiday cheer with a bloody Mary and maybe some pool or darts.

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Shuang Cheng

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Why not toast the winding down year with a salt and pepper Dungeness crab feast or even the American-Chinese classic sesame chicken. Shuang Cheng has long been loved for Chinese food at affordable prices in Dinkytown.

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Tea House

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This fantastic spot for Szechuan will be open Christmas Day from 11 am to 9:30 pm near the University of Minnesota campus.

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Hodges Bend

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This gorgeous cocktail and coffee spot is open from 8 pm to midnight on Christmas Day.

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Moscow on the Hill

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Open for dinner hours between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., spend the holiday munching on comfort food confections from Perestroika, Russia. Bonus: they do what they can to source all their meat locally. Don’t forget to sample some vodka.

Mickey's Diner

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As always, Mickey’s is open 24/7, 365 days a year which obviously includes Christmas. Out-of-town guests can delight in visiting one of the infamous Twin Cities dining spots and locals can enjoy a unique experience of the place that most people frequent on “normal” days.

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Grab some complimentary parking in the ramp attached to the building and enjoy a meal inside this downtown Saint Paul hotel’s mid-century modern-styled dining room.

An excellent time to check out Citizen Supper Club is on Christmas
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CC Club

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Minneapolis’ iconic dive bar is open Christmas day with some affordable breakfast or bar food and stiff drinks.

Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

Mercy Bar & Dining Room

The library bar downstairs at Mercy
Mercy

Mercy is open all day on Christmas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to their regular menu, expect some Christmas specials to choose from as well.

The library bar downstairs at Mercy
Mercy

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at RadissonBlu

Radisson Blu [Official]

Both the downtown and Mall of America locations of Radisson Blue will be serving comfort foods, like the prime rib and glazed ham on Christmas Day.

Radisson Blu [Official]

Monello

This lovely, elegant room at the base of the Hotel Ivy is open for Christmas day dinner.

Tullibee

Tullibee/Facebook

The revitalized restaurant inside the Hewing Hotel will be serving Scandinavian-leaning comfort foods on the 25th.

Tullibee/Facebook

Manny's Steakhouse

View of Manny’s entrance and bar with a giant bull painting that is unquestionably male
Manny’s is serving on Thursday.
Manny’s/Facebook

Massive steaks and old-school service will be open on December 25 in downtown Minneapolis.

View of Manny’s entrance and bar with a giant bull painting that is unquestionably male
Manny’s is serving on Thursday.
Manny’s/Facebook

The Monte Carlo

Step inside the Mad Men-era style of North Loop’s Monte Carlo for Christmas martinis, Cesar salads and the massive, Bejing-style wings.

Spring Street Tavern

Spring Street Tavern/Google Images

This well-loved neighborhood haunt never closes. That means a little holiday cheer with a bloody Mary and maybe some pool or darts.

Spring Street Tavern/Google Images

Shuang Cheng

Kelly H./Yelp

Why not toast the winding down year with a salt and pepper Dungeness crab feast or even the American-Chinese classic sesame chicken. Shuang Cheng has long been loved for Chinese food at affordable prices in Dinkytown.

Kelly H./Yelp

Tea House

Tea House/Facebook

This fantastic spot for Szechuan will be open Christmas Day from 11 am to 9:30 pm near the University of Minnesota campus.

Tea House/Facebook

Hodges Bend

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This gorgeous cocktail and coffee spot is open from 8 pm to midnight on Christmas Day.

Hodges Bend MN/Facebook

Moscow on the Hill

Open for dinner hours between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., spend the holiday munching on comfort food confections from Perestroika, Russia. Bonus: they do what they can to source all their meat locally. Don’t forget to sample some vodka.

Mickey's Diner

As always, Mickey’s is open 24/7, 365 days a year which obviously includes Christmas. Out-of-town guests can delight in visiting one of the infamous Twin Cities dining spots and locals can enjoy a unique experience of the place that most people frequent on “normal” days.

Citizen

An excellent time to check out Citizen Supper Club is on Christmas
Citizen Supper Club / Facebook

Grab some complimentary parking in the ramp attached to the building and enjoy a meal inside this downtown Saint Paul hotel’s mid-century modern-styled dining room.