If you’d rather focus on spending quality time with your family, friends and loved ones this holiday season than cooking the perfect meal, this list is for you. We’ve put a list together of restaurants in the greater Seattle area that are offering festive holiday menus this week. Be sure to make reservations!

Salty’s at Redondo in Des Moines

Taste the magic at Salty’s Holiday Sunday Brunch. The whole family will enjoy festive décor and photo opportunities with Santa.  The myriad of choices in the buffet includes everything from all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, fresh local oysters and Pacific Northwest salmon to hand-carved roasts, seasonal salads and homemade pastries.  In addition, the restaurant features stunning views of Puget Sound, Maury Island and the Olympic Mountains.


Barking Frog at Willows Lodge in Woodinville

Located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, Barking Frog’s Executive Chef Bobby Moore is celebrating holiday flavors with his special Christmas menu. Choose from a wide array of selections including buttermilk fried quail, steak tartare, oven roasted black cod, grilled Snake River Farms pork chop, Anderson Ranch rack of lamb, and more. Reservations are available from 5-9 p.m. on December 24 and from 4-9 p.m. on December 25, 2011. For additional information or to view the complete menu, please visit www.willowslodge.com.


Stella in downtown Seattle’s historic Sorrento Hotel

A fresh new modern restaurant with coastal Italian-inspired cuisine, featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Reservations are available from 2-9 p.m. on December 24th and from 12-8 p.m. on December 25th. On Christmas Eve, the Fireside Room often features live holiday music. For additional information or to view the complete menu, please visit www.hotelsorrento.com.  

Additional Seattle Southside restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Happy Holidays! 


Q: What are the best Winter Holiday activities in and around Seattle?

A: There are so many things to do in Seattle. You might consider any of these suggestions: Go skiing or snowboarding at Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, or Crystal Mountain. See the Wild Lanterns light display at Woodland Park Zoo mid November through late January. Visit the Bavarian themed mountain village of Leavenworth. Watch the Parade of Boats on Lake Union. Go to a Seattle Kraken professional hockey game. Ride the Polar Express Train with Santa on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad.


Q: What restaurants are open Christmas Eve in Seattle Southside?

A: It's always best to play it safe and doublecheck, but the last time we checked, these great restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve: Go to Grazie Ristorante for a traditional Italian meal, or Din Tai Fung for hand crafted Chinese dumplings, or Bahama Breeze for Caribbean entrees & tropical cocktails.


Q: Where should we go for Christmas dinner near Seattle Airport 2021?

A: The following three restaurants in SeaTac are highly recommended for Christmas Dinner: 13 Coins, Sharp's Roasthouse, and Spencer's for Steaks and Chops.