Multiple locations of the International House of Pancakes will be open Christmas Day in the Toledo area.
If all you want for Christmas is to spend time with your loved ones and share a hearty holiday meal without having to worry about cooking and cleaning up afterward, these restaurants will be open on Dec. 25 to grant your wish.
Don’t forget to call ahead to make reservations and to discuss any dietary issues.
Boston Market, 3808 Secor Rd., 419-292-0060 (this location only), bostonmarket.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day menu includes hand-carved honey-glazed ham with two sides, roll, a slice of apple pie for $12.99; hand-carved ham or sliced roast turkey breast or half of a rotisserie chicken for $12.99; Market Feast for Three: hand-carved ham, sliced roast turkey breast, one-and-a-half rotisserie chickens, three large sides, dinner rolls, whole apple pie or pumpkin pie for $34.99.
Denny’s, multiple locations, dennys.com. Hours may vary by location, call ahead to confirm. Special holiday dishes include pancake breakfasts (white chocolate raspberry, pumpkin cream, and cranberry orange), white chocolate raspberry milkshake, create your own Jr. Frosty pancakes for kids, Frosty Jr. shake, and build your own Holiday Slam.
Doc Watson’s, 1515 S. Byrne Rd., 419-389-6003, docwatsonstoledo.com. 7 p.m. to close.
The Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, 419-874-3111 ext. 7354, hifq.com. 11 a.m. until last seating at 3 p.m. Adults $28, seniors $23, children $13 (ages 4 to 12), and children ages 3 and under eat free. Buffet options include chef-carved herb and garlic roast beef au jus and brown sugar-glazed ham, sweet and zesty chicken, sausage with peppers and rice, butter-baked cod, Southwest cavatappi and cheese, garlic-buttermilk whipped potatoes with gravy, cheesy hash potato, maple-glazed carrots, shrimp cocktail, salads (Betty’s, Waldorf, pea, fresh fruit), redskin potatoes, Mary Lou’s Christmas slaw, and assorted desserts. Coffee, tea, iced tea, and soft drinks are included.
Hollywood Casino Toledo Epic Buffet, 1968 Miami St., 419-661-5200, hollywoodcasinotoledo.com. 11 a.m to 8 p.m. $26.99 per person. Selections include prime rib, shrimp, carved turkey, and much more.
IHOP, multiple locations, ihop.com. Hours may vary by location, call ahead to confirm. Special holiday dishes include Fluffy the Snowman pancakes for children and cheesecake-stuffed french toast dishes (toffee apple, Oreo cookies and cream, strawberry).
Uncle John's Pancake House, 3131 Secor Rd., 419-536-9442, unclejohnspancakehouse.com. Open until 2 p.m.
Waffle House, multiple locations, wafflehouse.com. Hours may vary by location, call ahead to confirm.
Don’t forget that many Asian restaurants are open on Christmas Day, too. Call ahead to see if your favorite will be one of them.
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