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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. By day, she is an online content producer for and the Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: December 20, 2013

Holiday dining guide: Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day

Written by: Susan Axelrod - staff writer -

The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk serves festive fare on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Press Herald file photo)

Whether you choose a formal, white tablecloth dinner, pub grub, egg rolls and stir-fries, French cuisine or Italian fare, Maine restaurants are open and ready to serve you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For most of the following, reservations are recommended. Check back for updates.


Pier 77

77 Pier Road; 207-967-8500
Christmas Eve: Serving dinner from 4-8 pm with a jazz duo playing from 5-9 pm.


The Kennebunk Inn

45 Main St.; 207-985-3351
Christmas Eve: Serving a special menu from 4-8 p.m.

The White Barn Inn

37 Beach Ave.; 207-967-2321
Christmas Eve: 3-course menu served 6-9 pm; $109 per person, half price for children under 12.
Christmas Day: 3-course menu served noon-7 pm; $93 per person, half-price for children under 12


Five Fifty-Five

555 Congress St.; 207-761-0555
Serving the traditional “Feast of Seven Fishes” through Christmas Eve. $85 per person for 9-course menu; $45 optional wine pairings.

The North Point

25 Silver St.; 207-899-3778
Christmas Eve: Open 11 am-1 am

Petite Jacqueline

190 State St.; 207-553-7044
Christmas Eve: Serving all day from 11:30 am-8:30 pm; dinner menu available starting at 4 pm

Zen Chinese Bistro

45 Danforth St.; 207-775-688
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dine-in, takeout and delivery.


Hoss & Mary’s Tasty Grub

27 West Grand Ave.; 207-934-2411
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open regular hours (11 am-7 pm) and serving the regular menu, which means your in luck if you’re craving a massive sandwich like the Porky Noodle Dandy or the Truck Stop Melt.


The Tavern at The Inn at Brunswick Station

4 Noble St.; 207-837-6565
Christmas Day: Christmas in the Tavern noon-8 pm with family-style service, a choice of three entrees plus sides and desserts. Adults $32; seniors $24; kids 12 and under $12. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available as well.


Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn

83 Bayview St.; 207-236-7008
Christmas Eve: 3-course prix-fixe menu; 7-course chef’s tasting menu and 5-course lobster tasting menu. Also serving lighter fare at the bar.
Christmas Day: 5-course Christmas Celebration menu served 1-5 pm; $85 per person


Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Rd.; 207-799-3134
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open and serving the regular menu in addition to holiday specials.



521 Route 1; 207-883-9562
Feast on antipasto, fried calamari, baked ziti and other Italian-American favorites on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m. and Christmas Day noon to 6 p.m.

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