Top 12 Places to Eat Out on Christmas Day

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Wally's Desert Turtle is serving a four-course menu on Christmas Day.

Palm Springs Life

Holidays present all sorts of logistical dilemmas.

The last one you may want to deal with is cooking. Going out was once not an option on a holiday, but not anymore. Especially living in a city with plenty of out-of-town visitors means there is a good selection of restaurants serving on Christmas Day.

Here are a dozen places, in no particular order. Call now to make a reservation.

Be sure to add your choice to our list so we can put together a helpful resource for others.

1. Citron Restaurant, 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Serving noon to 8 p.m. Set menu for $50 per person. Call (760) 318-3021.

2. Cliffhouse Grill & Bar, 72850 Highway 111, La Quinta
Serving 2- 8 p.m. Order from the menu. Call (760) 360-5991

3. Melvyn's Restaurant at The Ingleside Inn, 201 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs
Serving noon to 10 p.m. Set menu for $45 per person. Call (760) 325-2323

4. The Hyatt Regency, 44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells
Serving 5-9 p.m. Buffet style dining. $39 for adults, $18.50 for children, ages 6-12, complimentary for children 5 years and younger. Call (760) 674-4165

5. Le Vallauris, 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Serving 5-10:30 p.m. Set menu for $69 per person plus tax and gratuity, $36 per child (up to age 12). Call (760) 325-5059

6. Wally's Desert Turtle, 71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Serving 4-10 p.m. Four-course menu for $78 per person. Call (760) 568-0713

7. The Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella
Cafe Capita is serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $19.95 per person. Call (760) 775-5566

8. Acqua Pazza Bistro at The River, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Serving from 1-9 p.m. Three-course dinner. $34.99 per person, under 12 is $17.99. Call (760) 327-5858

9. Trio Restaurant, 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full menu with holiday specials. Call (760) 864-8746

10. Azul's Tapas Lounge, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Special Christmas Ham Dinner for $22.95 per person, $12.95 for kids under 12 followed by Bella's Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m. Call (760) 325-5533.

11. Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio
Serving 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fresh Grill Buffet, Bistro and POM. Prices and menus vary. Call (800) 827-2946.

12. Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving 1-10 p.m. Set menu for $34.99 per person plus tax and gratuity, $17.99 for children under age 12.

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