Nearly 20 local restaurants open on Christmas Day

The 8-ounce filet with twin lobster tails is one of two surf-and-turf entrees featured Christmas Day at Ruth's Chris Steak House. (Ruth's Chris Steak House Photo)

Company coming for Christmas, but you don't want to spend the holiday in the kitchen and miss time with family?

Nearly 20 local restaurants will be open on Christmas Day to solve that problem.

» Ruth's Chris Steak House is featuring its Celebration Surf & Turf for Christmas guests, says Stephanie Malinauskas, director of marking and communications. Ruth's Chris is located at 2321 Lifestyle Way in the Hamilton Place area.

Diners have a choice of an 8-ounce petite filet and twin lobster tails or 16-ounce ribeye with two lobster tails. Additionally, Ruth's Chris will offer a special Holiday Seasonal Classics menu, she says, that features festive deals for dining. Multicourse menus start at $44.95 per person.

Serving hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Ruth's Chris will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.