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The Best Austin Restaurants Open on Christmas 2016

Skip the Chinese takeout or preparing your own Feast of the Seven Fishes
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The tree is trimmed, your stockings are stuffed and all the gifts are wrapped (or the movie showtimes have been selected, if that's more your style). And now you’re exhausted. With all of the travel, shopping and prep of the holidays, no one would blame you if you wanted to skip cooking a Christmas feast. Whether you're looking for a way to cut down on your holiday workload or just need somewhere to grab dinner after your annual trip to the theater, here are our top recommendations for restaurants that are open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both—in Austin.

Trace

Locally sourced and foraged ingredients are the name of the game at this American spot located in the W Hotel.

Second Bar + Kitchen

Before you set out Santa’s cookies and milk, try out some inventive fare at this new American restaurant in the Archer hotel.

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Geraldine's

A fun and creative spot with live music will get you into the holiday spirit, if you’re not there already.

Saffron

Crave international flair but don’t feel like braving the airport chaos? Go here for Nepalese and Indian food.

MAX's Wine Dive

Ideal for those of us who could use a stiff drink to help get through the holiday season. (So, everyone.)

Check out the full list of recommendations here.

Also, if you're planning to eat out during the holiday, be sure to call ahead for a reservation so you won't be wandering the cold streets acting like a hangry Scrooge.

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