Christmas time is always a good opportunity to get together with family and friends. If you’re like my family, it means having a large feast and a few drinks to celebrate the holiday season.

This year if you want to avoid the in-laws coming to your place, why not go out for your meal? I have put together a list of restaurants that are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

A few of my favorite places on this list are Granite City, Johnny Carino’s, The Attic, Grille 26 and JL Beers which have the best burgers in town. If you’re looking for more of a watering hole, check out Taphouse 41 or Poor House. Both of these places have a great selection of draft beers and spirits.

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve
• Granite City: 11am – 6pm
• Buffalo Wild Wings (Both Locations): 11am – 6pm
• Johnny Carino’s: 11am – 3pm
• Tea Steak House: 7am – 2pm
• TC Referee’s: 11am – 3pm
• Old Chicago: 11am – 4pm
• Chili’s: 10:45am – 3pm
• Bracco’s: 11am – 3pm
• Minerva’s: 11am – 3pm
• Castaway’s: 7am – 4pm
• Overtime: 11am – 6pm
• Royal Fork: 11am – 3:30pm (Lunch Buffet)
• Grand Falls Casino Buffet: 4:30pm – 10pm
• Cracker Barrel: 6am – 2pm
• Perkins (All Locations but Gateway): 6am – 2pm
• Perkins on Gateway: 6am – 4pm
• Fryn' Pan (All Locations): Closes at 2pm
• Grille 26: 11am – 4pm
• Texas Roadhouse: 11am – 6pm
• The Attic: 11am – 6pm
• Applebee’s (Both Locations): 10:30am – 3pm
• Pizza Ranch 41st St.: 10am – 2pm
• Pizza Ranch 10th St.: 11am – 2pm
• Tea Pizza Ranch: 10am – 2pm
• Brandon Pizza Ranch: 11am – 5pm
• Krav’n: 11am – 2pm
• The District: 11am to volume.
• Beef O’ Brady’s: 11am – 2pm
• Sheraton Hotel Restaurant: 6:30am – 2pm
• Ruby Tuesday’s: 11am – 2pm
• Carnaval Brazilian Grill: 10am – 4pm (Brunch)
• Lone Star Steakhouse: 11am – 8pm
• Famous Dave’s: 11am – 4pm
• JL Beers: 11am – 3am
• Fuddruckers: 11am – 4pm
• Culver's (All Locations): 10am – 3pm
• Tea Marlin’s Family Restaurant: Open All Day
• Sioux Falls Marlin’s Family Restaurant: Open All Day
• The Thirsty Duck: 10am – 12am
• Five Guy’s: 11am – 5pm
• RedRossa Italian Grill & Napoli Pizza: 11am – 8pm
• Olive Garden: 11am – 8pm
• HuHot Western Mall: 10am – 3pm
• CJ Callaway’s: 11am – 8pm
• All Day Café: 7am – 3pm
• Poor House: 11am – 3pm
• McNally’s Irish Pub: 11am – 4pm
• Cheery Creek Grille: 11am – 3pm
• Tap House 41: 11am – 4pm

Restaurants open on Christmas
• Castaway’s: 7am – 2pm
• Royal Fork: 11am – 4pm (Dinner Buffet)
• Grand Falls Casino and Buffet: 11am – 9pm
• Tea Marlin’s Family Restaurant: Open All Day
• Sioux Falls Marlin’s Family Restaurant: Open All Day