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Start 2023 With These Restaurants Open on New Year's Day

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Feeling a little hungry on the first day of the year? Need some goodies to go along with your college football viewing? While lots of places are closed on New Year’s Day — Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 — we’ve found all of the major national restaurants that’ll be serving up burgers, tacos, and whatever else you’re in the mood for.

(If you’re interested in doing some shopping, we also know which stores are open on New Year’s Day.)

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Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day

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

Most restaurants will be open on New Year’s Day. Since many of these locations are franchises, operating hours may vary, so be sure to contact your location for specific details.

  1. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar
  2. Bahama Breeze Island Grille
  3. Benihana
  4. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
  5. Black Angus Steakhouse
  6. Bob Evans
  7. Bonefish Grill
  8. Buffalo Wild Wings
  9. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  10. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
  11. Chili’s
  12. Cracker Barrel
  13. Denny’s
  14. Golden Corral
  15. Hard Rock Cafe
  16. Huddle House
  17. IHOP
  18. Joe’s Crab Shack
  19. Kona Grill
  20. Logan’s Steakhouse
  21. LongHorn Steakhouse
  22. Maggiano’s Little Italy
  23. Marie Callender’s
  24. O’Charley’s
  25. Olive Garden
  26. Outback Steakhouse
  27. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  28. Perkins
  29. Red Lobster
  30. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews
  31. Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  32. Ruby Tuesday
  33. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
  34. Seasons 52
  35. Texas Roadhouse
  36. TGI Friday’s
  37. The Capital Grille
  38. The Cheesecake Factory
  39. Tony Roma’s
  40. Waffle House
  41. Yard House

Related: Craving pizza for Christmas? Here’s a list of pizzas places open on Christmas Day.



Are fast-food restaurants open New Year’s?

A 6-piece kids Happy Meal sitting on a table outside of a McDonald's storefront.

Yes, you’ll find most fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Taco Bell, among others, are open regular hours on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.


Do restaurants have New Year’s Day food specials?

steak and lobster meal on the table at a red lobster restaurant

Yes, some restaurants have specials or discounts on New Year’s Day. Here are some that were available on Jan. 1, 2022, that we hope to see again on the first day of 2023:

  1. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse celebrated the new year with a dinner that included a Prime Rib Entrée, two sides, soup or salad, and one of the world-famous Pizookies.
  2. Bob Evans offered turkey and chicken meal options in addition to their Farmhouse Kitchen meals for $7.99 each.
  3. Bonefish Grill served a Rockefeller “Butterfish” special topped with creamy spinach and jumbo lump crab on New Year’s.
  4. Carrabba’s Italian Grill started 2022 with a new dish, Chicken Trio, which included Chicken Bryan, Chicken Marsala, and Polla Rosa.
  5. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen served up their hand-battered Monte-Cristo on New Year’s Day.
  6. Chili’s started the year off with their Tequila Trifecta margarita for $5.
  7. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was busy on New Year’s Day serving Sugar Plum Mimosas.
  8. Huddle House offered their Prime Rib Tips dinner, Prime Rib Tips Stuffed Hashbrowns, Prime Rib Tips Sandwich, and Prime Rib Tips Omelet.
  9. Joe’s Crab Shack served up $5 Bloody Marys.
  10. Logan’s Steakhouse was busy cooking up their Roadhouse Party Packs that feed 10 -12 people on New Year’s Day.
  11. Maggiano’s Little Italy served meals (feeds two $55, feeds four $85) that included an entree, mini meatballs, pasta, salad, and mini desserts.
  12. Marie Callender’s offered Mimosas and Benedicts on New Year’s Day.
  13. Red Lobster started 2022 featuring their Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp or Signature Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail platters.
  14. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offered a multiple-course meal that included a starter, entree, and a side.
  15. TGI Friday’s had a 25% discount on all party trays, platters, and family meal bundles last New Year’s Day. The offer was only valid online or call-in takeout orders.


New Year’s Day Pickup and Delivery Options

person walking while holding Doordash food delivery bag

If you prefer to couch on New Year’s Day and order delivery or pickup instead of dine-in, most restaurants offer at-the-counter or curbside pickup options. DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats will also be available for delivery service on New Year’s Day.



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