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On The Road for Christmas? Here Where to Eat Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

Travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017.

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Top Hot Spots in Downtown Redding, California

Surrounded by mountains, hiking and biking trails, and national parks, and born out of the historic Gold Rush era, Redding is the epicenter of an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. This slice of paradise set at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley also has a vibrant and friendly downtown center.

“Redding, the hub city of Shasta Cascade, is centrally located in the heart of Northern California’s great outdoors, but what many visitors find surprising is our exciting downtown,” explains Kallie Markle, Communications Coordinator at Visit Redding. “Redding is the largest California city north of Sacramento, so visitors enjoy a food scene featuring new and historic restaurants, wine bars, breweries, exceptional entertainment venues, cozy hotels and unique shops.”

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Downtown Hot Spots for Dining and Imbibing
In Redding, visitors are invited to dine like they mean it. Jack’s, a local hot spot for over 75 years, takes you back in time to enjoy a delicious meal of classic big steaks and perfect martinis. If you are looking for something more on trend, The Dip is one of the newest kids on the downtown Redding blog. Craft cocktails and an impressive craft beer bar are paired with live music, trivia, BINGO, and other fun nightly events. The Squire Room, a reinvention of a Redding classic, is a tasteful throwback to the 1960s, complete with red velvet and JFK photos on the walls. Visitors will enjoy tons of personality, without all the kitsch, and of course: great drinks. Wildcard Brewing Co.’s Tied House is a favorite craft brewery in downtown Redding. It’s BYOM – “bring your own meal” – and the kids can play board games while you enjoy a flight of beer, in the airy, laid back space.

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Downtown Night Life and Entertainment Hot Spots
Home to the Redding City Ballet and the North State Symphony, Redding has always been the cultural hub of far northern California. The Cascade Theatre is a historic Art Deco landmark that was beautifully restored as a performing arts venue. The year-round calendar hosts ballet, symphony, and live theater, as well as humorists, chart-toppers, and everything in-between. Downtown Redding is also home to Vintage Wine Bar, presenting live, touring entertainment on a regular basis. Redding’s newest nightlife hot spot is 1724 Downtown Bar & Grille located just across the street from the Cascade Theatre, making it a great option for pre- or post-show drinks. It features a super cool ice bar, cozy booths, and a fun atmosphere.

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To discover all that Redding has to offer and additional information about the many things to do in Redding and Shasta Cascade, visit www.visitredding.com


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Restaurant Discounts for I-5 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-5.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com


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Updated – Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-5 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/20/15  –

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Arby’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze Caribbean Restaurant and Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve day and Open Christmas Day
  • Baskin-Robbins – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bennigans Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Boston Market – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bruegger’s Bagels – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • California Pizza kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carl’s Jr. Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cattlemens Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Checkers Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cinnabon – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Claim Jumper Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Coco’s Bakery Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cody’s Original Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Colton’s Steak House & Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cracker Barrel – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dave and Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Damon’s Grill Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Denny’s – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Torito Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day. Most locations will be open on Christmas Day
  • Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fuddrucker’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Genghis Mongolian BBQ Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Godfather’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Golden Corral – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hooters – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Huddle House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • IHOP – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jamba Juice – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Krispy Kreme – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Marie Callender’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mazzio’s Italian Eatery – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mimi’s Cafe Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Montana Mike’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mr. Subb – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ninety Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noah’s Bagles – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noble Roman’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noodles & Company – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • O’Charley’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • On The Border Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzaria – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Paradiso Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Open Christmas Eve Day and Open Christmas Day
  • P. F. Chang’s China Bistro – Open Christmas Eve and Closed on Christmas Day
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pie Five Pizza Company – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Pilot Flying J Travel Plazas – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pizza Inn – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rainforest Café – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rally’s Hamburgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Roy Rogers Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ryan’s American Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sbarro Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Shakey’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Shari’s Cafe and Pies – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Bell – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Del Mar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Time – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ted’s Montana Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tijuana Flats Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tim Hortons Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Togo’s Sandwiches – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tony Roma’s Steakhouse Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tuscano’s Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Waffle House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • White Castle –  Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse – Wilsonville, OR

Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse – Wilsonville, Oregon (I-5, exit 283)

Ram Restaurant and Brewhouse is a small chain of restaurants (about 20) located throughout the Northwest. This one in Wilsonville is a regular stop for us. We travel I-5 several times a month between Portland and Eugene and always find time to stop at the Ram. We love it here and have never been disappointed.

 The staff is friendly and the food is delicious. Prices are reasonable too.  If it’s your first time, try the Big Horn Sampler. They have great happy hour specials too. It can get a little noisy on the weekends but that’s what it’s all about.