Will you be spending Christmas in the kitchen? Whilst some people delight in cooking festive food to perfection, there are others who grimace at the thought of slaving in a hot kitchen!

A lot of pressure is put on a Christmas meal. For example, where shall you eat it ? Who will cook it? We’ve done turkey at Thanksgiving, so should we have a different roast? Can we opt out altogether?

In Egypt a Christmas meal is not eaten until the 6th January and then it is a meal of lamb, rice, garlic and bread. Australians might enjoy a turkey, but they are also known to throw a few shrimps on the barbie. In Italy, they celebrate the Feast Of Seven Fishes and in Slovakia, Perch is central to the celebrations. Indeed, Perch is so important that some families will buy a live one and leave it swimming in the bath until Christmas!

So if Christmas dinner is eaten differently around the world, having a Chinese or indulging in a little sushi would be OK, right? We have done a little research for you and provided eating out options. Whether you are looking for a traditional roast or something a little different, we have you covered. Take your pick.

1.Tomato Bros 3030 W Grand River Ave. Howell. MI. 48843

Tomato Bros have been in business for over 60 years, so we think they must be doing something a little right. The company focus on being a family restaurant which provides high quality food, with service to match. Tomato Bros is a chain of restaurants but each one has a slightly different menu to ensure it never gets boring. Some favorite dishes include, Greek Salads, BBQ ribs and mouth watering pizza! Tomato Bros also offer a carry out service.

2. Block Brewing Company 1140 S Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843

A fairly new kid on the block, the Block Brewing Company sounds like a great place to drink and it is! The concept was built on the passion and love for creating tasty craft beers. Founder Tom Block has more than twenty years experience in this industry. However, the Block Brewing Company don’t under estimate the need for good quality food to go with the fabulous range of beers. Choose from the extensive Block BBQ, including smoked turkey, beef brisket and pulled pork!

3. Diamonds Steak and Seafood, 209 East Grand River Avenue, MI 48843

Centrally located in downtown Howell, Diamonds Steak and Seafood is more than a restaurant. It is part of the community which has been serving locals with delicious food for over 31 years. The restaurant has perfected its recipes over the years and locals know that they will not be disappointed. Among the favorite dishes are Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Signature Steaks and Great Lakes Perch.

4. Cleary’s Irish Pub In Howell 117 East Grand River Howell MI 48843

If you are looking for somewhere to let your hair down, Cleary’s Pub could be your first choice. The Irish pub has been open since 1987 and is a family owned establishment. Food is very informal and includes popular Fish and Chips, washed down with plentiful beer. The pub also has live entertainment each Friday and Saturday. Bring the family.

5. Golden House Chinese Restaurant, 1241 East Grand River, Howell, MI 48843

When you are fed up with the traditional turkey and all the trimmings, head to Golden House Chinese Restaurant. The restaurant was founded in 1987. Over the years it has gained an excellent reputation for fresh food, quality ingredients and first class service. The restaurant is now run by the owners children, who take great care to maintain the reputation their parent’s have achieved.

6. Blue Fin Steak House Sushi Bar, 4313 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843

The Blue Fin Restaurant is a family run business, specializing in steak and sushi. This is a business run by a husband and wife team, along with other key partners. Eddie Meng was born and raised in China. His parents were restaurant owners and so he grew up around the industry. When he came to America he became a sushi apprentice and now is en experienced sushi master. Specialties at the restaurant include, blue fin roll and sunshine roll. There is also a choice of steaks as well as mouthwatering lobster.

7. Brunner’s Howell 1101 East Grand River Ave Howell, MI 48843

Brunner’s is all about sourcing the best local ingredients from the local area. As a family owned business they aim to make each and every customer’s dining experience special. The menu is extensive, serving breakfast through to dinner. There is also a kid’s menu. And when it comes to desserts, the carrot cake is nothing short of famous…save space! Remember that Brunner’s also provide an outside catering service. If you are holding a family event, why not let Brunner’s do the buffet and you take the credit.

8. Firewood Grill Howell, 1202 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843

Firewood Grill believe that it takes more than great food to create a memorable experience. They want to combine fine dishes such as North Atlantic Salmon and Seafood Pasta with fabulous service and an intimate setting. The restaurant also offer a range of cocktails from which to choose.

9. Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill 4433 East Grand River, Howell, MI 48843

If you have family visiting from outside the area then a trip to Aubree’s could be just the thing. Established in 1972, there are a total of 11 restaurants in the area, each one dedicated to providing quality food and offering excellent service. Pizzas are the main pull of this restaurant but they also offer a range of steaks and gluten free options.

10. El Paton Restaurant, 2010 Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48842

This is a Mexican Restaurant serving typical dishes such as Fajitas and Burritos. There are many special offers served throughout the day, including a cost effective lunch menu and share menus. And of course among the cocktails available, the restaurant also serves shots of tequila! Prices at the restaurant are competitive, so eat plenty before hitting the bar!

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