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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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1. CC Club

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2600 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 874-7226
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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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2. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

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901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 252-7000
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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

3. FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at RadissonBlu

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35 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-4900
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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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4. Monello

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1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 353-6207
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This lovely, elegant room at the base of the Hotel Ivy is open for Christmas day dinner.

5. Tullibee

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300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(651) 468-0600
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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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6. Manny's Steakhouse

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825 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9900
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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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7. The Monte Carlo

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219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-5900
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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.

8. Spring Street Tavern

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355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 627-9123
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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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9. Shuang Cheng

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1320 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 378-0208
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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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10. Tea House

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2425 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-8866
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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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11. Hodges Bend

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2700 University Ave W Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55114
(612) 353-1403
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This gorgeous cocktail and coffee spot is open from 8 pm to midnight on Christmas Day.

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12. Moscow on the Hill

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371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-1236
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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.

13. Mickey's Diner

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36 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5633
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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.

14. Citizen

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11 E Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 605-0190
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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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1. CC Club

2600 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

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

2600 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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.

901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

3. FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at RadissonBlu

35 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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.

35 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

4. Monello

1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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

1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Tullibee

300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tullibee/Facebook

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

300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Manny's Steakhouse

825 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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.

825 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7. The Monte Carlo

219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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

219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Spring Street Tavern

355 Monroe St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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.

355 Monroe St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

9. Shuang Cheng

1320 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.

1320 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

10. Tea House

2425 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.

2425 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

11. Hodges Bend

2700 University Ave W Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55114
Hodges Bend MN/Facebook

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

2700 University Ave W Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55114

12. Moscow on the Hill

371 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

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.

371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

13. Mickey's Diner

36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

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.

36 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

14. Citizen

11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
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.

11 E Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55101

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