Ithaca-area holiday dining - Who's open and closed for the holiday weekends?

December 24, 2012

Where can you dine in and around Ithaca and Tompkins County over the upcoming holiday weekends? As always, there will be a few eateries open over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays, and we've got details on when restaurants will be open and closed. 

Collegetown's 7-Eleven store (formerly Wilson Farms) is open 24/7, and will be open through the holidays.

Applebee's is open Christmas Eve from 11am-8pm, closed Christmas Day, and open New Year's Eve.

The BoatYard Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, but will be open for their regular hours the days before and after both holidays.

Booker's Backyard will be open Thanksgiving evening from 7pm-1am serving appetizers and drinks.

Carriage House Cafe will close after brunch on December 16th and reopen on January 19th.

Ciao will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, but will be open for their regular hours the days before and after both holidays.

The Circus Truck will be serving downtown on Cayuga Street, near Lot 10, on New Year's Eve, instead of in their usual West End spot. Other than that, they'll be closed December 21st through January 6th.

Collegetown Bagels in Downtown Ithaca will be open 6:30am-6pm from December 26th through January 17th. Normal hours will resume on January 18th.

Collegetown Bagels at East Hill Plaza will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7:30am-1:30pm.

Cornell Dining is hosting a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday that's open to all Cornell students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the community.

Daño's Heuriger on Seneca is open Thanksgiving Day with seatings from Noon-5pm, has a special Hanukkah dinner on Thursday, December 13th, and is open on New Year's Eve.

Gorgers Gourmet Subs will be closed December 22nd until January 2nd.

Hal's Deli will close at 4pm on Friday, December 21st, and reopen the morning of Saturday, January 12th.

Joe's Restaurant is open Thanksgiving Day from Noon-9pm with both their regular menu and a special holiday menu, and on Christmas Day from 1-8pm with a special menu.

Just a Taste is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, open for dinner New Year's Eve until 9:30pm,and closed on New Year's Day.

Louie's Lunch is closed from 3pm on Wednesday through Thanksgiving weekend, but reopening at 6pm on Sunday. They'll be closed roughly December 15th to January 15th.

Manos Diner is open its usual 24-hour schedule through Thanksgiving, and they'll have Thanksgiving specials.

Maxie's Supper Club will be closed on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. They have two prix fixe dinner menus to choose from on New Year's Eve, and because it's a Monday, their weekly special, $10 off any bottle of wine, applies.

The P&C Fresh supermarket at East Hill Plaza is closing at 6pm on Christmas Eve, and reopening on December 26th.

Papa John's Pizza is open Thanksgiving Day from 2pm-Midnight, and Black Friday 10am-2am. They'll also be open Christmas Eve from 10am-8pm, closed Christmas Day, open New Year's Eve 10am-1am, and open New Year's Day 10am-Midnight.

The Piggery is open until 3pm on Christmas Eve with lots of bacon, cranberry sage sausage, rustic pate, and fresh cold cuts, as well as a limited supply of prime rib roasts and holiday hams due to cancellations.

Rogues' Harbor will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day, but open Christmas Eve (until 8pm) and New Year's Eve with seasonal special menus.

The Rose will be open with a Thanksgiving Day buffet from Noon-4pm. They're open New Year's Eve, serving dinner until 10pm, and the bar will be open until 1am. On New Year's Day, they'll open at 4pm.

Saigon Kitchen will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and from December 24th through January 1st, reopening on January 2nd.

Shortstop Deli will be open. Shortstop is always open!

Stella's will be closed December 21st-29th, then reopening Sunday, December 30th, with their cafe open 8am-midnight and the bar and restaurant open 11am-3pm for lunch and 5pm-1am for dinner and drinks. They'll return to regular hours on January 14th.

Taughannock Farms Inn will be open Thanksgiving Day. Through December, they're open only for holiday parties and private events, and are closed on Christmas Day. Open to the public for New Year's Eve dinner, 5-10pm.

Waffle Frolic will be closed December 24th and 25th.

Would you like to let us know when your eatery will be open and closed over the holidays? Please drop us a line! We'd love to include you in this list. Meantime, it's still not too late to pick up food-related holiday gifts for friends or family.


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