West Seattle restaurants open on Christmas: The list is up!

December 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 17 Comments

If you’re looking for someone else to do the cooking on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day – our annual “West Seattle restaurants open on Christmas” list is now available for your perusal. See it here. Please note the disclaimers – this is compiled via more than 100 phone calls/e-mails over the course of multiple days, and if an establishment changes its plan, we won’t necessarily get notification. But we hope it’s helpful. Also note that it includes New Year’s Eve/Day listings, if available. If a local restaurant is NOT listed here at all, it means either they are closed on all four days we asked about OR that they did not return our phone calls/messages. We’ll continue to add any information that comes in, including changes on the holidays themselves; e-mail is the best way to get information to us – editor@westseattleblog.com. Thanks!

17 Comments

  1. and if there’s a particular place you’re interested in that’s not included, call them and ask, there’s plenty of time..it’s only Monday

    Comment by JanS — 1:07 pm December 23, 2013 #

  2. … and if they tell you something different, please let us know. Again, that’s why the disclaimers … one restaurant told us two different things in two different phone calls. But we keep doing this anyway because so many people ask about it, starting weeks in advance. Thanks for your help and understanding … TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:49 pm December 23, 2013 #

  3. thank you for the time you put in to contact all these places and compile the list!!
    and thanks to those who are working. sometimes it can be a bummer to work on a holiday and sometimes it’s not (from someone who worked various holidays/ Thanksgivings in a pub in the past- tho the best NYE I ever had was spent waiting tables, many filled with friends and regulars)

    Comment by sam-c — 2:00 pm December 23, 2013 #

  4. With the addition of the Bridge to complete West Seattle’s own version of Drunkard’s Row, a simple request to those of you stumbling to your cars after they close at 2 a.m.: less shouting, car-door slamming and high-fiving good nights, k? Yeah, I know this will likely fall on inebriated ears, but it has to be said. Those homes you parked your car in front of way down on Graham so the cops won’t see you? Well, we see you. And hear you. And we will call in noise complaints and drunks. Happy Holidays.

    Comment by Drunkard's Row — 2:56 pm December 23, 2013 #

  5. Link for open restaurant is not working. Thanks for your assistance.

    Comment by Marci — 3:19 pm December 23, 2013 #

  6. Just checked it and it’s fine. Maybe some fleeting Internet weirdness. Click on “see it here” in the story above and it takes you there … TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:50 pm December 23, 2013 #

  7. Any coffee spots open on Christmas day?

    Comment by bean lover — 4:32 pm December 23, 2013 #

  8. Still working on that. Hotwire (WSB sponsor) is open 8 am-2 pm, that we know because they reminded us via Twitter this afternoon.

    Comment by WSB — 4:40 pm December 23, 2013 #

  9. Meander’s reports on fb that they’re open New Years Day after a one hour delay:

    “Hi, folks! Just a li’l heads up about our holiday hours. We will be closed on Christmas Day, but open regular hours, 8am to 3pm, both the day after and on Christmas Eve.
    We will also be open New Year’s Day from 9am to 3pm (figured we could all use the extra hour of sleep).
    Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season!”

    Comment by Craig H — 4:46 pm December 23, 2013 #

  10. good lord, why in the world would a restaurant be open Christmas day?

    .
    leave the poor folks being forced to work that day alone and eat at home with your family.

    Comment by flimflam — 4:50 pm December 23, 2013 #

  11. just go to the ID and have Chinese :)

    Comment by JanS — 5:00 pm December 23, 2013 #

  12. Flimflam,
    1) not everyone has family, and
    2) not everyone celebrates Christmas.

    Comment by Melissa — 5:02 pm December 23, 2013 #

  13. i agree with flimflam. Would it not be nice if these workers could stay home with there families. But no the almighty doller must over rule.

    Comment by boy — 6:40 pm December 23, 2013 #

  14. Flimflam and boy, if you take a moment to look at the list, you’ll see almost all are NOT open on Christmas Day. Some are open Christmas Eve, but no need for you to worry about those eeeeeevil Scrooge restaurant owners making their employees work on Dec. 25.

    Comment by Sonoma — 7:26 pm December 23, 2013 #

  15. and if you’re worried about your favorite bartender or server or barista working on Xmas, tip them extra big, bring cookies, spread the xmas cheer – am sure they would appreciate the gesture.

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 8:17 am December 24, 2013 #

  16. Some resturants are open on a staff volunteer only basis. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and generally the holidays are a great day to work!

    Comment by Bob — 10:10 am December 24, 2013 #

  17. I agree, Bob – I used to love working (at a bar) on a holiday. People – and lots of regulars – were always so happy and appreciative that you were open/working…It was fun to work then, and people got great tips usually. Plus, it felt good to be there as substitute family for people who were alone during the holidays.

    I consider that different from being a WalMart(et al) worker who is forced to work on a holiday but doesn’t get great pay for doing so.

    Comment by leigh lennox — 4:22 pm December 24, 2013 #

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