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Posted: December 15, 2016

Holiday dining guide: Maine restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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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, cheeseburger, 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.


The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern

4 Noble St. | 207-837-6565 |
Christmas Eve: Open regular hours serving regular menu.
Christmas Day: 3-course menu with seastins at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; entrees include duck confit, beef tenderloin and quinoa stir-fry, with limoncello marscapone cake among the dessert options. Adults $46; seniors $38; kids 12 and under $24. Special kid-friendly menu available. Reservations required.


Hartstone Inn

41 Elm St. | 800-788-4823 |
Christmas Eve: Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m.; prix-fixe, 5-course menu, including prosciutto-wrapped scallops, lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and gingerbread souffle, $65.
Christmas Day: 5 p.m.; prix-fixe, 5-course menu centered around a “surf and turf” of filet mignon and lobster tail and ending with eggnog souffle, $55.

Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn

83 Bayview St. | 207-236-7008 |
Christmas Eve: Open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., serving regular menu options, including 3-course prix-fixe menu; 7-course chef’s tasting menu and 5-course lobster tasting menu. Also offering lighter fare at the bar.
Christmas Day: 5-course Christmas menu, with seatings at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $95 per person.


Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Rd. | 207-799-3134 |
Christmas Day: Family-style dinner served from noon to 8 p.m., including an assortment of snacks, soups, salads, strip loin or baked stuffed cod, sides and pies, $62 per person, $22 children under 12. Reservations required.


Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St.; 207-865-9377 |
Christmas Day: Reservations for the historic inn’s annual Grand Holiday Buffet are all taken. But the inn’s casual and cozy Broad Arrow Tavern is open and serving its regular, a la carte menu from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.


The Kennebunk Inn

45 Main St. | 207-985-3351 |
Christmas Eve: Open from 4 to 8 p.m. with an a la carte menu that includes items from the restaurant’s regular menu, their signature lobster pot pie and holiday specials, such as chestnut bisque, seafood étouffée and a yule log dessert. RESERVATIONS FULL.

Stripers Waterside

133 Ocean Ave. | 207-967-3118 |
Christmas Day: Serving  a three-course prix fixe dinner from 3 to 6 p.m., including clam chowder, beef short rib and pumpkin spice brûlée for $40 per person, or $48 including a glass of featured wine.

The White Barn Inn

37 Beach Ave. | 207-967-2321 |
Christmas Day: 3-course menu, seatings from noon to 7 p.m. Past Christmas feasts have included dishes like roast goose, bison loin and traditional Christmas pudding; $95 per person. Jackets preferred but not required.


Clay Hill Farm

200 Clay Hill Rd. | 207-361-2272 |
Christmas Eve: Serving from 5 to 7 p.m.; Christmas Day: Serving from 1 to 4 p.m.; 3-course menu will be the same for both days, entrees include prime rib, lamb shank, lobster-stuffed haddock, $55.


Eve’s at the Garden

Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St. | 207- 775-9090 |
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open for dinner 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with limited a la carte menu, as well as for breakfast and brunch on Christmas Day. Dinner reservations on Christmas Day almost full.

Five Fifty-Five

555 Congress St. | 207-761-0555 |
Christmas Eve: The a la carte menu will be offered from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

C2 – Congress Squared

Westin Harborview Hotel, 157 High St. | 207-517-8831 |
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Serving a three-course meal from 5-10 p.m. for $65 per person. Entrees include maple-brined duck breast and lobster cioppino.


72 Commercial St. | 207-761-4446 |
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., serving regular menu, plus holiday specials.

Rosie’s Restaurant and Pub

330 Fore St. | 207-772-5656 | On Facebook
Christmas Eve: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., kitchen closes at 4 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., serving limited menu

Ruski’s Tavern

212 Danforth St. | 207-774-7604 | No website
Christmas Eve: Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving the full menu until 3 p.m., bar closes at 5 p.m.

Twenty Milk Street

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, 20 Milk St. | 207-774-4200 |
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Special a la carte menu served from 5 to 8 p.m. Entrees ($24-$36) include prime rib, duck breast, pumpkin risotto and coriader scallops.

Zen Chinese Bistro

45 Danforth St. | 207-775-6888 |
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Eve and 11:30 to 8 p.m. Christmas Day for dine-in, takeout and delivery from the regular menu. Order delivery at least an hour before closing time.




521 Route 1 | 207-883-9562 |
Christmas Eve: Open until 8 p.m. serving the full dinner menu only.


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