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Bites Nearby: Places Open for Christmas Dinner

You don't have to cook on Christmas.

In one of the iconic scenes from “A Christmas Story,” the Parker family is forced to have an alternative Christmas dinner after the neighbor’s dogs storm into their kitchen and eat the turkey.

I laugh every time I see the family dining at Chop Suey Palace, but the possibility of ruining Christmas dinner is something everyone must face.

Just in case something tragic happens in your effort to prepare the ultimate feast, here’s a helpful registry of eateries that will be open on Christmas day.

Bowie
High end regional Asian fusion food may be all the recent rage, but  has been dishing out that type of cuisine since it opened in 1990. Owner Grace Tang went the extra step of creating a serene atmosphere of elegance with décor that includes an ornamental pond stocked with fish. The menu includes regional Chinese cuisine from Hong Kong, Canton, Shanghai, Szechwan, Hunan and Mongolia. Not an inexpensive Chinese restaurant, but one we recommend when wants a complete dinner experience. Open Christmas normal Sunday hours, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Crofton
If you're looking for a cup of coffee to go with your Christmas celebration and treats you may want to check out the Caribou Coffee in the Village at Waugh Chapel. They serve light sandwiches and countless cups of seasonal flavored and themes coffee and tea.

Annapolis
will be open Christmas Day at 6 p.m. and remain open until 2 a.m. Dec. 26. The kitchen will be open to help you out whether you want to step away from the festivities at home for a drink and a quick bite or you're looking to escape the kitchen altogether.

Odenton
The legendary restaurant will not be open on Christmas Day, but only because it's not usually open on Sundays. But there are a few other restaurants operating as normal, including the in the Odenton Shopping Center. The restaurant is well known for its dumplings, orange chicken and other Americanized Chinese dishes. It's open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas.

Severna Park
Just visualize the scene from “A Christmas Story” and this is the place! It’s the in the Robinson Crossing shopping center and it’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full menu and carryout.

Edgewater
The Nova sushi bar in Kmart shopping plaza is one of the best places to go for sushi and Asian cuisine and will be open in Edgewater on Christmas Day. The supermarkets will close in the early evening on Sunday. Also open are the on Maryland Route 2 and on Mayo Road. Dragon House will also be running delivery on Sunday night.

 

 

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