If cooking and cleanup aren't on your menu for Christmas Day, there are plenty of local restaurants that have you covered.
A number of Baltimore-area restaurants are taking reservations for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Dec. 25. Here are some of the eateries serving Christmas meals:
While many restaurants aren't opening until dinnertime, a few spots are opening their doors for Yuletide breakfast and brunch. Blue Moon Too in Federal Hill will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Denny's will be open 24/7 on Christmas Day.
Restaurants in hotels are good bets throughout the day. Bistro 300 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. A few taking reservations include Diamond Tavern at the Hilton Baltimore, The Olive Room at the Inn at the Black Olive, Poets Restaurant at the Hotel Indigo in Mount Vernon, The Yard at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor and Watertable at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons Baltimore will offer a brunch buffet from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at $69 for adults and $39 for children. The restaurant will also serve a three-course dinner ($85 for adults and $40 for children) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A number of Italian restaurants will be open, including Sotto Sopra in Mount Vernon, which has Christmas Day hours from noon to 10 p.m. Ciao Bella and La Tavola in Little Italy will be open. In Reisterstown, Ristorante Firenze in opens at 5 p.m. on Christmas Day. And Buca di Beppo in White Marsh opens at 11 a.m.
Baltimore-area casinos have Christmas Day dining options, too. At the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen + Bar, Jack Binion's Steak and Johnny Sanchez will be open. And the Prime Rib at Maryland Live Casino will serve Christmas dinner from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Also at the Hanover casino, Live Buffet will offer a winter-fest Christmas buffet from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for $17.99 per person. The full buffet menu plus prime rib and peel-and-eat shrimp will go for $27.99.
Nearby in Hanover, George Martin's Grillfire at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve will be open from noon to 6 p.m. serving its regular menu in addition to Christmas specials.
Valentino's Restaurant in Parkville will have holiday specials in addition to its regular menu. And Cinnamon Tree in the Hunt Valley Inn Wyndham Grand is offering a three-course meal for $39.95 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.