Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Where to enjoy a beachside Christmas dinner

Will you be at the beach on Christmas day? You may not want to cook a turkey dinner (though you certainly could), so let me help you figure out where to eat.

The crew over at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism keeps a list of restaurants that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some places will be open Christmas Eve only – you’ll find the Holiday Hours section below each restaurant description.

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This list is updated as restaurants report in, so scroll through it often to get a feel for your options. Be sure to check it again before heading out, and maybe even call your top choices to verify the schedule or get specific information.

Your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals can be as casual or as upscale as you wish. With dining establishments offering everything from their usual menu to a special Christmas menu to a wonderful buffet, there will be no problem enjoying delicious food free of the cooking and cleanup duties. And that means more time with your family and friends.

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It’s getting close! We’ll see you at the beach to celebrate.