Eat, drink and be merry without the cooking!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Day dinner with family and friends at one of these wonderful restaurants in Meridian, Boise, or Eagle. Whether you are in town for the holidays or just want to eliminate the stress that comes from cooking that traditional Christmas meal, we’ve got you covered! Within this list find a variety of restaurants that will make the most out of your Christmas Day.

Bacquet’s Restaurant- French cuisine

1117 E. Winding Creek Dr. #150
Eagle, ID 83616

Open Christmas Day from 2:00pm- 7:00pm

Price range: $49 for 3 course meal

Privately owned and operated by the talented French chef, Franck Baquet, and his wife Michele, this restaurant offers French cuisine that will blow your mind, plus a huge selection of deliberately selected wines from around the world. Chef Franck will even help you select a wine that suits your mood. How could your Christmas meal get any better than that?

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Boise

800 W. Main St. Ste 110 Boise


Make a reservation online

The gift of time together. Now that Christmas is upon us, take the time and celebrate around the table at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Christmas Day!


981 W. Grove Boise
(208) 383-4300

Reservations recommended

Christmas day dinner will be served from 3:00- 8:00pm. Prices around $47 per person which includes a spectacular 3 course Christmas meal. The menu starts things off with a choice of lobster bisque or a steakhouse wedge salad. Then you get to choose an entrée from a list that includes prime rib, duck, trout, or pan-seared lamb chops with apple-mint chutney.

For dessert, there is no wrong choice. Between the fruit cobbler or The Bomb (Grand Marnier chocolate mousse) or treat the entire family to a puffed-up chocolate souffle.

Black Bear Diner

1731 S Entertainment Ave
Boise, ID 83709

Open Christmas Day from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

No reservations needed

Enjoy Christmas breakfast or lunch at Black Bear Diner where everything feels like a down home cooked meal. Feel like being cozied up in a cabin-like setting Christmas day? Then Black Bear diner is the place to be.


All Denny’s locations valley wide will be open on Christmas day. Christmas Day has proved to be Denny’s busiest day of the year!

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner you can enjoy the “Festive Flavor” menu all day long!

Find their tasteful menus and locations online.


All IHOP location are open Christmas Day to make all your meals bright and cheery!

Enjoy Grinch inspired food all day long. From the Grinch’s Green pancakes to Minty Who-Hot Chocolate to the yummy Who-Roast Beast Omelette. Whatever your palate desires you are bound to get a taste of Who-Ville this holiday season at IHOP!

No reservations necessary but you can always call ahead to your favorite IHOP location to get your name on the wait list!

Find all the locations and menu selections online.

Dutch Bros

Well, its no diner but you can’t forget to fuel up Christmas morning with Dutch Bros… Hand crafted and seriously yummy, you cannot go wrong with their festive menu! From hot coffee drinks like the Christmas Morning or cold blended ones like the Midnight rebel, Dutch Bros has something for everyone, even the kids!!

Don’t want to hold up the line? Hit up the Dutch Bros online menu before your Christmas morning run and have your order ready! Find all the scrumptious Dutch Bros concoctions online.

Shari’s Café and Pie

8521 W. Franklin Rd. Boise

Open all day Christmas Day- No reservations required

Family dining establishment serving American dishes and pie 365 days a year, 24 hours a day!

Cottonwood Grille

913 W. River St. Boise

 Reservations encouraged by phone or online

Open Christmas Day from 4pm-9pm

Spend your Christmas Day nestled by the Boise river eating some seasonal Northwest wild game and drinking fine wine while enjoying a rustic, romantic setting.

The Flicks

646 Fulton St. Boise

Reserve your spots for Christmas Dinner and a movie
(Movie showing this Christmas – Mary Queen of Scots)

Open 4pm – 9:30pm

Not your typical Christmas day or meal, but what a fun and memorable way to spend your day with someone special. Dinner and a movie with none of the stress. Don’t forget to call or go online to reserve your seats because they will be selling out fast!


6930 W. State St. Boise

Open 11am- 2pm for a FREE Christmas Day lunch Buffet

Open 5pm for Christmas Dinner- Reservations Recommended

A taste of India right here in the heart of Idaho. Enjoy a free Christmas buffet–Indian style. Madhuban strives for their customers to leave their restaurant with a memorable Indian dining experience.

Rice – Contemporary Asian Cuisine

(208) 939-2595228 E. Plaza St,Eagle, ID.83616

Lunch served 11-3

Dinner served 4-8

Reservations HIGHLY  recommended

Make reservations online or call.

Rice will be serving a Christmas buffet which includes prime rib, seafood, dessert and more. 

Adults – $33.99 • w/ Bottomless Mimosas, Soda, Hot Tea, or Coffee – $35.99

Seniors (60+)  – $28.99 • w/ Bottomless Mimosas, Soda, Hot Tea, or Coffee – $30.99

Kids (12 & Under)  – $14.99 • Kids 3 & Under FREE (Limit 1 child per 2 adults)

Golden Star Restaurant

1142 N. Orchard Street

Boise, Idaho 83706

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 

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