Not everyone wants to deal with the hassle of cooking for the family during the holidays. Here is a list of local restaurants that will be open for a great Christmas brunch, lunch or dinner. 

If you want to keep it simple,  Whas11 also posted a list of chain restaurants  and fast food that will be open on Christmas day in Louisville. Also, if you need a free meal, Wayside Christian Mission,  120 W. Broadway St.,  502-584-3711: Breakfast from 6:45-8:30 a.m. Lunch noon to 2 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Christmas day 2017 Brunch, Lunch and Dinner in Louisville, Kentucky

The Brown Hotel, J. Graham’s Cafe, 335 West Broadway, (502) 583-1234: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch at J. Graham’s Cafe. Custom omelets, crepes, Belgian waffles and breakfast casseroles, turkey with dressing, prime rib and holiday favorites, desserts. Seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

The Brown Hotel, The English Grill, 335 West Broadway (502) 583-1234: Noon to 4 p.m.  Christmas meal includes seafood bar with oysters Rockefeller, shrimp and crab claws, Hot Brown served as a canape. Choose entree: rack of lamb, beef filet or halibut with seasonal side and dessert table.$69 per person (not including tax or gratuity), $22 for children ages 4 to 12 , free under age 4. Seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  

Kashmir, 1277 Bardstown Road.,502-473-8765: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Northern Indian Food

Fish Market 4031 Summit Plaza Dr., (502) 412-1818: Noon to 9 p.m. Regular menu

DakShin, 4742 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218 • (502) 491-7412: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m Southern Indian cuisine

Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., (502) 491-1184: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Regular menu

Sway, 320 W Jefferson St, (502)-581-1234: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seasonal salads, classic and seasonal entrees, sides, desserts, more

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine, 13823 English Villa Dr., (502) 244-8896: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Regular menu

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 626 West Main St., (502) 584-0421: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Regular menu

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Kaden Tower – 16th Floor, (502) 479-0026: Noon to 8 p.m. Full menu available or a special Christmas meal (turkey with dressing, salad, cranberry, potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake). $39.95 per person for Christmas meal

Shalimar, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Ste. 125, (502) 493-8899:  11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. North Indian and Tandoori dishes. Same lunch buffet as usual  from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A la Carte Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Marriott Downtown, BLU Italian Grille, 280 W. Jefferson St., (502) 627-5045:  Noon to 4 p.m. Brunch buffet, kid friendly and features live music. $39 per adult, $19 per child ages 4-12

The Seelbach Hilton Hotel, The Oakroom, 500 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 585-3200 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Royal Brunch” at The Oakroom,  fresh seafood bar, omelets, bacon, eggs and holiday favorites, desserts. Currently sold out. Call for waiting list.

Mitchell’s Rivue Restaurant and Lounge, 140 North 4th St., (502) 568-4239:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Christmas buffet includes salads, roasted goose, beef prime rib, Christmas ham, sides, and desserts. $50 for adults, $25 for children (ages 3 and under eat free)

Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., (502) 897-1017: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m Traditional Chinese, American and Asian street food.