I thought it was hard to find a place to eat on Thanksgiving… but I was wrong. Most Central Arkansas restaurants are going to be closed on Christmas Day. The few I’ve been able to scare up:
Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel is offering breakfast only, regular menu service 6-10 a.m. Reservations suggested. (501) 374-7474.
Capital Bar and Grill, meanwhile, is keeping normal hours and will be open all day Christmas, with complimentary valet.
Capriccio’s at the Peabody Hotel is apparently offering a brunch, but details have yet to be forthcoming.
The Riverfront Steakhouse at the Wyndham in North Little Rock is offering Chirstmas Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $24.99 adults/$12.99 kids. Reservations are suggested. (501) 371-9000.
Opal Mae’s in Russellville is doing another prime rib and holiday fixings buffet for reservations only. Call for your time…
Camp David at the Holiday Inn Downtown is offering its Christmas buffet 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $14.95 a person, reservations suggested. (501) 975-6227.
Luby’s is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (501) 219-1567/
Panda Garden is offering its usual sushi-Chinese-crab legs buffet for $12.99 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (501) 224-8100.
Hunan Oriental Cuisine is open 11:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. with its usual menu. (501) 223-9966.
Papa Sushi, which just opened in the Koto space on Chenal Parkway, will observe regular operating hours both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will be open 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4:30 - 10:30 p.m. (501) 821-7272.
Igibon Japanese Food House is also observing normal hours of 11 a.m - 2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (501) 217-9063.
And the Arkansas Queen Riverboat is doing a special Christmas Day cruise. Boarding is at noon Saturday with the cruise running 12:30 - 2 p.m. Traditional holiday fare including ham, turkey and fixings will be provided. Reservations: (501) 372-5777.
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