By Deb Taylor

Atlanta has many restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day for your convenience. A few of them are listed below. Please remember to call ahead and check the hours and make your reservations.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
267 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 223-6500

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is located right off Centennial Olympic Park. It would be the perfect place to enjoy your Christmas dinner. Ruth’s has an old world charm that demands you dress for dinner. So if you’ve just been waiting to have somewhere to wear that new dress or suit, then head to Ruth’s.The steak at Ruth’s is known across the country as being the most delicious, moist, cooked to your specifications, steak possible. They also have an extensive wine list to accompany that dinner. Ruth’s Chris works on reservations only. So be sure to get your name on the list early so you don’t miss out on the chance to dine at this highly recommended restaurant for your Christmas celebration.

Atlanta Fish Market
265 Pharr Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 262-3165

At Atlanta Fish Market, the fish is flown in daily.  The many different species of fish that they offer is unbelievable. One of the favorites among locals is the Nantucket Bay Sea Scallops. They are flown in daily, and they are as delicious raw as they are cooked.Fishermen catch the scallops alive and then they are taken ashore and shucked right then. This assures you are getting the freshest scallops available.

The restaurant also offers a great wine list as well. Enjoy the many different delicious desserts such as Strawberry Shortcake or New Orleans Style Bread Pudding. You just can’t go wrong at Atlanta Fish Market.

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887 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-1399

Bocado is well known for their awesome burgers and great cocktails. Locals claim you have to try the white chocolate coconut cake for an amazing dessert. Bocado has a lunch menu that leans mostly to cleverly creative sandwiches and sides, while the dinner menu offers small and large entrees, and both menus change with the seasons. The menu also offers some very cheerful and whimsical cocktails, and also craft beer and wine.

Blue Ridge Grill
1261 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-5030

Located in Buckhead, Blue Ridge Grill is very warm and inviting. The grill actually pays tribute to the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. The building is built from timbers taken from an old 1890’s cotton mill, and features a massive stacked-stone fireplace. While dining, customers have a very homey view, as they can see the open kitchen and wood burning grill. Blue Ridge Grill offers over 400 different wines, that pair well with all of the restaurant signature dishes. Make your reservations now.

While these restaurants do not offer the traditional fare that you think of at holiday time, you can’t go wrong. Get out of the kitchen and enjoy your holidays for a change. You just might start a whole brand new tradition for your family. Who says you have to eat turkey or ham on Christmas?

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