Christmas Countdown: Eating out on Christmas day

Want to go out to dinner on Christmas Day instead of spending a lot of time slaving in the kitchen?

If so, people are in luck because a wide range of food will be available at restaurants that are open Christmas Day.

Area restaurants open on Christmas Day include:

• Annalinas Authentic Mexican Food, 126 S. Montezuma St. in Prescott: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with regular menu.

• Asian Buffet, 7305 E. Pav Way in Prescott Valley: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with regular menu.

• Casa Cardenas Restaurant, 8176 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with regular menu.

• Chi's Cuisine, 114 N. Cortez St. in Prescott: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with regular menu.

• China Buffet, 201 N. Walker Road in Prescott: Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with regular menu.

• Coco's, 1721 E. Highway 69 in Prescott: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with regular menu.

• Denny's Restaurant, 7925 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley: Open regular hours with Christmas streamlined menu, plus ham and turkey feast.

• Garcia's Market & Restaurant, 434 Goodwin St. in Prescott: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with regular menu.

• Golden Corral, 1901 E. Highway 69 in Prescott: Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Regular buffet plus roast beef and pork roast.

• Hassayampa Inn's Peacock Dining Room, 122 E. Gurley St. in Prescott: Open at 7 a.m. with last seating at 7:30 p.m. with special limited menu.

• Hong Kong Restaurant, 520 Miller Road in Prescott: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner with regular menu.

• IHOP Restaurant, 3000 N. Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with regular menu.

• Jack In The Box, 401 E. Gurley St. in Prescott: Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with regular menu.

• Jack In The Box, 7622 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley: Open 6 a.m. to midnight with regular menu.

• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 7860 E. Highway 69 in Prescott Valley: Open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with regular menu.

• Lariat Restaurant at the Quality Inn, 4499 Highway 69 in Prescott: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with special Christmas dinner.

• Le Crepe Co., 108 W. Gurley St. in Prescott: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with regular menu.

• Natty's Restaurant, 2879 N. Arizona Trail in Chino Valley: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with regular menu plus ham dinner.

• Pete's Family Restaurant & The Green Room, 1355 W. Iron Springs Road in Prescott: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• St. Michael's Bistro, 100 S. Montezuma in Prescott: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with regular menu, plus traditional turkey dinner, fresh fish and poultry entrees and prime rib roast.

• Sonic Drive-In, 7438 E. Pav Way in Prescott Valley: Open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with regular menu.

• Sonic Drive-In, 287 W. Whipple St. in Prescott: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with regular menu.

• Sonic Drive-In, 1154 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with regular menu.

• Taco Corner, 316 W. Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley: Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with regular menu.

• Taj Mahal Restaurant, 1781 E. Highway 69 in Prescott: Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with regular menu.

• The Rose Restaurant, 234 S. Cortez St. in Prescott: Three seatings at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with three course meals with a choice of four entrees - Thyme & Black Pepper Prime Rib, Wild Alaskan Salmon Coulibiac, Caramelized Colorado Leg of Lamb and Seared Hudson Valley Duckling Breast for $39 a person.

• Thumb Butte Dining Room at Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Highway 69 in Prescott: Serving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas dinner entrees to choose from are: Confit of Duck, Petite Lamb Chop, Petite Filet Mignon, Corriander Encrusted Chilean Seabass and Coq au Vin (braised Cornish hen) for $42 for adults and $18 for children younger than 12.