What's Cooking: Restaurants open on Christmas or Christmas Eve

Here's an alphabetical list of restaurants open on Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Automatic Slim's, 83 S. Second, opens at 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve for brunch, and regular hours the rest of the day. (901) 525-7948.

Beauty Shop, 966 S. Cooper, will be open regular hours Christmas Eve, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Day for brunch. Call (901) 272-7111.

B.B. King's Blues Club, 43 Beale, opens at 5 p.m. Christmas Day. Call (901) 524-5464.

Café 1912, 243 S. Cooper, will be open 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve with a special holiday menu in addition to the regular offerings. Call (901) 722-2700 for reservations.

Capriccio Grill at The Peabody, 149 Union, has a three-course Christmas Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $45 per person, $15 children ages 5-12. Call (901) 529-4199.

Chez Philippe at The Peabody, 149 Union, is offering a four-course Christmas Eve dinner for $80 plus tax and gratuity. Seating from 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations required; call (901) 529-4188.

Corky's Bar-B-Q, 5259 Poplar, will be open Christmas Day noon -- 8 p.m. Only the East Memphis location will be open. (901) 685-9744

The Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin, has a Christmas Day buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults $29.95, children ages 7-12 $12.95, 6 and under eat free. Reservations, (901) 969-7777.

Eighty3 at the Madison Hotel, 83 Madison, will present a special Christmas Day menu during its regular hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call (901) 333-1224.

Frank Grisanti's, 1022 S. Shady Grove, will be open Christmas Eve with last seating at 8 p.m. Reservations are required; call (901) 761-9462.

Jim's Place Restaurant & Bar will be open on Christmas Eve for lunch and dinner; last seating at 8 p.m. 518 Perkins Ext. Call (901) 766-2030.

Interim Restaurant, 5040 Sanderlin, suite 105, will open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner on Christmas Eve; call (901) 818-0821.

The Medallion Restaurant at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central, will serve breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The hotel's Central Grill will have limited hours those days, noon-2 p.m. for lunch and 5-9 p.m. for dinner.

Mollie Fontaine Lounge, 679 Adams, will be open Christmas Eve from 5 p.m.-until. Call (901) 524-1886.

Paulette's is open Christmas Eve and has a three-course Christmas Day brunch for $49.99, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 50 Harbor Town Square. For reservations, call (901) 260-3300.

The Peabody is serving Christmas Day brunch on the mezzanine from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $55 for adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Call (901) 529-3668.

Perkins restaurants will be open until 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. The Collierville location, 960 W. Poplar, will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Christmas Day. Call (901) 850-0499.

Piccadilly Cafeteria locations at 3425 Poplar, 3968 Elvis Presley Blvd., 4996 Stage Road, and 2055 Exeter in Germantown, will be open from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Day. The Mt. Moriah location will be closed.

Sharky's Gulf Grill, 6201 Poplar, will open Christmas Day at 4:30 p.m. with a special holiday menu. Call (901) 682-9796.

Wang's Mandarin House, 6065 Park, is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call (901) 763-0676.

-- Compiled by Mark Jordan

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