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Great Family Restaurant that is open on Christmas

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Great Family Restaurant that is open on Christmas

Hello Everyone! You're all so helpful. I have a new one for you...Both the Outback and The Rainforest Cafe are closed on Christmas Day. These were are 2 fav choices. So, what might your suggestions be for a fun and tasty Christmas meal? I am betting TGIF is open but would like to steer clear as they are overpriced in the Falls area. I should mention though that we had Christmas dinner at TGIF in DC last year and it was fantastic. On another note, Japanese with a hibachi is always a favorite for us, so if anyone can help in that way??

I am so much better prepared for this trip because of this site. Many thanks you all!!

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Many resturants are closed. The only resturants that I know that are open Golden Griddle (Clifton Hills) Popeyes(Lundeys Lane), Wendys will probley be open on Clifton Hill but I'm not sure. Your best bet is to just look around. I also agree with you on TGI Fridays. It is very over priced.

Buffalo, New York
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Where did you end up going?

Pittsburgh...
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So how was Niagara falls on Xmas? Was it crowded, or deserted? Very curious to know how many people will vacation on Xmas

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It the perfect time to go if you like the cold and that there is no crowds. A few hotels were close but we stayed at are usual place (Travelodge Near the Falls) at $49.95. It was hard to find places that were open but we parked right in front of the light display. Can't wait to go back next year and continue the Tradiditon.

St. Catharines...
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.. it was dead around here on Christmas this year? Usually it's packed and all the hotels are sold out.

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I've been going forlast two years and its been dead. All the hotels/motels are sold out? About 50% of them are closed and it's the only major holiday where the Hotels don't jacked up the prices and the hotel I satyed at onlu 3 rooms were used.

St. Catharines...
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That's weird.. when I worked on Clifton Hill about three years ago it was completely packed and all the hotels were sold out because all the people who don't celebrate Christmas use it as a traveling holiday since everything is closed anyway. Everything was open and the place was just packed. I wonder what happened?

I've never heard of a hotel closing, either

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One Hotel Quality Hotel Near the Falls (Ferry)

Upstate New York
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Some of you have asked where we ended up. We went to the buffet at the Sheraton. It was very nice, my teenage son is hard to impress and he was very happy. Everything was great and visually very appealing. The only downside was that drinks were not included and we did not realize this. So the 3.50 cups of hot cocoa added up fast. Our fault for not asking. No complaints, it was beautiful.

Yes, it was pretty quiet. However, not at the Hilton pool!!! We did manage to find some quiet time there so it worked out great. All in all it was fantastic. Much more than I was expecting as I spent many, many summer's with the family there and had become quite bored with it all. The Hilton was very pretty and I actually enjoyed being right across from the casino as it is very pretty at night. We got some good deals at the hill so the kids were able to have a great time there also.

Thank you all for your help when I was scared and confused!!!