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55 Restaurants Open on Labor Day 2022: Here's the List

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The unofficial start of fall is Labor Day — which, in 2022, is on Monday, Sept. 5. And while things like banks and government offices are closed, you’re probably wondering: Which restaurants are open on Labor Day?

We’ve got good news; whether your preference is sit-down dine-in or drive-up-and-go, our list of restaurants open on Labor Day will have you covered. Of course, hours may vary by location, so we suggest you call ahead to verify operating hours. On that note, let’s get to it; here are 50 restaurants open on Labor Day.

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The exterior of an Applebee's restaurant.


With the Applebee’s 2 for $20 menu at Applebee’s, you can take your significant other out to eat without going broke on Labor Day.



If you’re hoping to get the Arby’s Meat Mountain on Labor Day, you’re in luck. They’re gonna be open.


Bahama Breeze

Caribbean fare, anyone? Bahama Breeze will be serving up plenty of island-inspired flavors on Labor Day.


Bonefish Grill

If you’re ready for an escape, Bonefish Grill is the place to head on Sept. 5; they keep their restaurants open on Labor Day.


Bob Evans

Enjoy a homestyle breakfast, lunch, or dinner on Labor Day at Bob Evans.


Boston Market

Grab a fresh rotisserie chicken and cornbread at Boston Market on Labor Day.


Buca di Beppo

Say “arrivederci” to summer with a delicious slice of lasagna, a plate of spaghetti, or rigatoni at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant on Labor Day.


Wings and fountain drinks on a table in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

Buffalo Wild Wings

It’s their motto: Wings. Beer. Sports. So why not head up to your local Buffalo Wild Wings on Labor Day, enjoy a basket of wings, a frothy one, and watch Week 1 of NCAA football?


Burger King

If you’re a Whopper fan, you’ll be happy to hear Burger King will be open on Labor Day. Of course, that Whopper could be a free Whopper



Chick-fil-A may be closed on Sundays and a smattering of other holidays, but you can get Chick-fil-A free chicken on Labor Day because they’re open.




Craving baby back ribs? Skip sweating in front of the grill; go ahead and use your Chili’s coupons on Labor Day. Or better yet, learn all the ways to save at Chili’s.


A person holding a double wrapped burrito near a Chipotle bag.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Does the thought of burritos, quesadillas, and lifestyle bowls get your mouth watering? No worries, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be open on Labor Day to satisfy your craving for those insane tortilla chips.


Cracker Barrel

Visit your neighborhood Cracker Barrel on Labor Day to enjoy homestyle cooking, shop their gift shop, and take a seat on a rocking chair for a spell.


Dairy Queen

Needing a DQ run? Save money at Dairy Queen on Labor Day for your fast food and ice cream faves.



We can’t imagine the holiday without a Denny’s Grand Slam. Thankfully, America’s Diner will be open on Labor Day.


Domino’s Pizza

Prefer to stay in but still want to eat out? Order some free pizza from Domino’s because they’ll be open on Labor Day.


Dunkin’ Donuts

Start your holiday with a fresh 6-pack of Dunkin’ Donuts and a large coffee. As usual, they’ll be up and ready for you bright and early, even on Labor Day.


Firehouse Subs

Live your best life when you order specialty subs like the Hook & Ladder (smoked turkey breast, honey ham, Monterey Jack, and toppings) or the New York Steamer (brisket, salami, provolone, and toppings) on Labor Day from the Firehouse Subs menu.


A child smiling and resting their elbows on the table of a booth at iHop. There is a plate of eggs, sausage, and hash browns, a plate of sprinkle pancakes, a kid's drink cup, and a maple syrup pouring jar sitting on the table in front of the child.

Five Guys

Grab a fresh, hand-crafted burger and fries on Labor Day at Five Guys. Want to show your Five Guys love? Shop their gear online.



You can get free IHOP pancakes 24/7 at IHOP (with our IHOP savings tips) — even on Labor Day.


In-N-Out Burger

Fresh, fast food? In-N-Out Burger can make that happen on Labor Day. While there, we suggest checking out the In N Out Secret Menu.




If you want to end summer with some Jack-in-the-Box tacos on Labor Day, you’re in luck; they’ve got regular hours.


Jimmy John’s

Order your subs for pick up or delivery on Labor Day from the Jimmy John’s menu.



KFC specials will be available on Labor Day, and the Colonel will be ready to serve you a bucket of their world-famous secret recipe, extra crispy fried chicken.


Little Caesar’s Pizza

If you’re all about pizza, check out Caesar’s Pizza on Labor Day. They’ll be open so you can enjoy their entire menu, including their famous Crazy Combo Meal Deals and Hot-N-Ready pizzas.


Longhorn Steakhouse

Dine-in fans will be happy to know Longhorn Steakhouse will be open on Labor Day.



We’re sure you won’t have any trouble finding McDonald’s specials on Labor Day; the world’s largest restaurant chain is open.


Moe’s Southwest Grill

Grab yourself a Homewrecker, a Taco Kit, or handcrafted guac from Moe’s Southwest Grill on Labor Day.


Noodles & Company

If carbs are your thing, you’ll be able to visit your local Noodles & Company on Labor Day and order any one of their tasty pasta bowls.


A person taking a breadstick out of an Olive Garden bag.

Olive Garden

The fam can get Olive Garden deals on Labor Day (or any day) to enjoy Italian food with their famous endless breadsticks.


Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse specials will be available all day. And yes, you’ll want to start with the Bloomin’ Onion.


Panda Express

Panda Express will be open Labor Day if you’re craving any one of their bowls, plates, or other menu items.


Panera Bread

Order some fresh bagels, coffee, bakery treats, or one of Panera Bread You Pick Two options on Labor Day.



Papa John’s

Pizza lovers can order carryout or delivery from Papa John’s on Labor Day.


Papa Murphy’s

For all you DIYers, grab Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake pizzas on Labor Day and throw them in the oven whenever you’re ready to eat.


P.F. Chang’s

If you’ve got a taste for Asian or Chinese food, P.F. Chang’s will be open for dine in or delivery on Labor Day.


Pizza Hut

Pan pizza, anyone? Grab some deep dish at your neighborhood Pizza Hut on Labor Day. And get some great Pizza Hut deals while you’re at it.


A man taking a piece of chicken out of a box of Popeyes chicken.


For those that like it spicy, go ahead and save on Popeye’s chicken on Labor Day.



Although Potbelly Sandwich Shop isn’t open for breakfast, they’ll be open for lunch and dinner on Labor Day for all your sandwich needs.



Enjoy Mexican favorites like the Southwest Steak Burrito or the Cholula Hot and Sweet Chicken Bowl, topped with extra free Guac and Queso at Qdoba on Labor Day.


Raising Cane’s

time for some chicken fingers? you’re in luck; Raising Cane’s will be open this Labor Day.


Red Lobster

Red Lobster rewards are available to you on Labor Day; go ahead and order some Ultimate Endless Shrimp because they’re open regular hours.


Ruby Tuesday

Enjoy the salad bar or any one of Ruby Tuesday‘s chicken, seafood, pasta, or steak meals on Labor Day.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ready to go all out this Labor Day? If so, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the place you need to eat. Their selection of steaks and wines is so worth splurging.




While the drive-in concept screams summertime, we say Sonic slushies work year-round, so be sure to grab one on Labor Day.


Two people's hands holding two Starbucks drinks up together.


A cafe latte mocha grande every morning, even on Labor Day? Starbucks is even open on Christmas, so you’ll definitely be able to use our Starbucks hacks on Labor Day.


Steak ‘n Shake

With Steakburgers and free fries every day, and half-priced homemade shakes 2 – 4 p.m. on weekdays, you can’t go wrong eating at Steak ‘n Shake on Labor Day.



Enjoy the holiday and order your Subway sandwich however you like the first Monday in September; all of their restaurants are open on Labor Day.


Taco Bell

Liv Más and satisfy your Taco Bell cravings by visiting your local Taco Bell on Labor Day because they’ll be open.


Texas Roadhouse

If anything, go for the rolls! Sure, you can also order things like steak, ribs, and made-from-scratch sides at Texas Roadhouse on Labor Day, but we still say rolls for the win.


The Cheesecake Factory

Get your sweet fix this Labor Day at The Cheesecake Factory. While there, grab a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card (through Sept. 5, 2022).


TGI Fridays

Where else can you go and enjoy happy hour, every hour, every day? TGI Fridays. It’s the place to go on Labor Day for drink specials and a menu loaded with seafood, burgers, and pasta options.


A person holding up a Waffle House coffee mug while sitting at a booth inside Waffle House.

Waffle House

Some people really do just go for the experience. Get Waffle House menu savings when you eat there on Labor Day. They’re like always open, serving classic, pecan, chocolate chip, and peanut butter chip waffles.



Yep, you can save money at Wendy’s and enjoy a never-frozen burger this Labor Day.


Yard House

You can find burgers, chicken wings, classic rock music, and over 100 beers on tap at the Yard House. The good news is that they keep their restaurants open on Labor Day.



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