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A guide to dining out this holiday

Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Dec. 11, 2008 at 11:32 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.

You have family in town and you're tired of working in the kitchen. Or, you really want to make sure you savor a tasty meal on the holiday. Either way, these fine restaurants are there for you.

Some offer their regular menu and some are cooking up something a little different but either way they are staying open for you. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the chefs at these restaurants want to host your family for a special holiday.

Jack Pandl's Inn
1319 E. Henry Clay St.
(414) 964-3800

Open Christmas Eve from 4-8 p.m. for an abbreviated menu of specialty entrees. Closed Christmas day.

John Hawks Pub
100 E. Wisconsin Ave.
(414) 272-3199

Open 365 days a year, John Hawk's Pub serves up their standard menu Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Stop in between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m for classic holiday eating.

InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave.
(414) 291-4793

Kil@wat's got you covered in the morning and the evening. This InterContinental Hotel serves brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30-10 p.m. A specialty menu will compliment selections from their standard menu.

McCormick & Schmick's
2550 N. Mayfair Rd.
(414) 475-0700

McCormick & Schmick's features its usual fresh list with over 30 varieties of fresh seafood. Open from 2-8 p.m., both specialty entrees and the regular menu will be available.

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St.

Mason Street continues classic American cuisine with service on the classic holiday. Stop in for a mid-day meal between 1 and 6 p.m.

Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave.
(414) 483-5054

The Packing House serves holiday fare Christmas day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Their holiday menu caters up the same great eats minus a few items.

Pandl's in Bayside
8825 N. Lake Dr.
(414) 352-7300

Closed Christmas Day, you can only catch a meal at Pandl's Christmas Eve. Limited hours from 4-7 p.m. highlights a specialty sit down holiday menu.

The Summit Restaurant and Cocktails
6825 Washington Ave., Racine
(262) 886-9866

Located just south of Milwaukee in Racine, The Summit offers a smaller portion of their normal menu. Service is offered Christmas Eve from 4:30-9:00 p.m. and again Christmas Day from 1:00- 6:30 p.m.


yogomac | Nov. 27, 2009 at 8:07 p.m. (report)

Scratch Pandl's in Bayside... closed their doors for business November 22nd.

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