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Ready for Christmas? Five Places to Sip and Sup

Most eateries are closed on Dec. 25, but if you must venture out for fuel, here's a hint: Fortune cookies and a couple of chain restaurants will save the day.

Just about everyone is open Christmas Eve, but the real challenge is who is open Christmas Day. Sure, your corner 7-11 will never let you down when you're seeking a last-minute carton of half-and-half, but what if you seek a bit more than a quick dash in and out of a shop?

Here are some places that will be open Christmas Day.

44681 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth
734-455-8070
www.​bigboy.​com
If you need to get out, perhaps for an omelette or burger, consider a stop at our old checker-overalled friend. The eatery will be open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day, so you never have to go without a Slim Jim.

Chin Express

44290 Cherry Hill, Canton
734-844-8619
When the neighbor's dogs devoured the turkey in "A Christmas Story," the family opted to dine at a Chinese restaurant. That logic sticks: Chin Express is open from 3-8 p.m. Christmas Day. They offer classic Chinese fare, from fried rice to egg rolls, General Tso's Chicken to vegetarian options.

Chopstick House

3500 N. Lilley Road, Canton
734-983-9288
www.​thechopstickhouse.​com/
The Chopstick House is open noon-10 p.m. Christmas Day. Stop in for Peking Duck, beef with broccoli, vegetarian and light options, and plenty more.

39550 Ann Arbor Road East, Plymouth
734-459-0880
www.​dennys.​com
Denny's will be open all day, sticking to its 24-hour schedule, so whether you need something at 4 a.m. or 4 p.m. or a late-night pick-me-up, there you go.

Ruby Buffet

5848 N. Sheldon Road, Canton
734-416-9888
www.​rubybuffet.​com
If you can't decide exactly what you'd like, a buffet won't let you down. Ruby Buffet, with Chinese dishes, sushi, and a few American and Italian offerings, should please a variety of palates. And there's a dessert bar, too. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Day.

Now we know this is a list of only five. If you feel a restaurant deserves a shout-out as a place to nosh on Christmas Day, by all means, share in the comments section below.

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