Your Christmas Eve & Day Restaurant Guide


In true Madison hospitality tradition, a number of top-notch restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Day for vacationers. Choose from a variety of Chinese favorites like China Inn, China Kitchen, China Wok Buffet, and Imperial Garden West. Movies and Chinese food have been adopted as the go-to option for travelers and so-called orphans, but with spreads at FuGu Asian fit for royalty, it’ll hardly seem like a compromise!

More restaurants are picking up on the demand, which is why Audubon Inn is open for dinner on both Christmas Eve and Day, offering up home cooked favorites and comfort food. Try the Blue Moon Bar and Grill, open on Christmas Day until 2 a.m., for a special “zombie Christmas” celebration!

Good Eats

Claddagh Irish Pub is open ‘til 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, giving you one last chance for Irish grub before the big day. The Club Tavern is a local staple and famous for offering “no food, just booze” on Christmas Day for those who prefer to party over a lazy day in a hotel room. Need grub? Try Edo Garden Monona on Christmas Eve and Day for their full menu.

Gus’s Diner dishes up a Christmas Day breakfast and lunch until 4 p.m. At Liliana’s, you can indulge in a buffet on Christmas Eve and Day! Swagat offers Indian cuisine on both days, or you can treat yourself to Christmas Dinner at The Edgewater Hotel.