GoBanking Logo
GoBanking Logo

45 Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve and Day 2020

45 Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve and Day 2020

When you’re looking forward to seeing this year out and ringing in a new year, the last thing you probably want to do is spend the last — and first day — of the respective year stuck cooking in the kitchen. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent restaurants open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to do all the hard work for you.

Some of the restaurants will have special multicourse meals and even offer catering or takeout if you envision hosting friends and loved ones. The choice is yours: Head out for a New Year’s dinner, or grab some to-go food and relax at home. But place your meal order ahead of time or make a reservation if you prefer to eat out — most restaurants will be fully booked otherwise.

Save this handy list of restaurants open on New Year’s Day and share it with your friends. Here’s everything you need to know so you can make lunch or dinner arrangements to start the new year off right.

What Restaurants Are Open on New Year’s Eve?

Take a break from cooking on the last day of 2019; the following restaurants are open on New Year’s Eve. And if you find that you’re in need of last-minute New Year’s Eve supplies while you’re out, your favorite retailer might just be open too. Call ahead to make a reservation at the restaurant where you’d like to eat. Many places have limited seating and are likely to book up early.

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar: Check your local restaurant — although the restaurant is normally open until midnight, restaurant hours on New Year’s Eve depend on their local restaurant manager, and some locations may close earlier. The world’s largest Applebee’s, located in Times Square, has special events planned for New Year’s Eve.
  • Arby’s: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Bahama Breeze: Restaurants open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Bakers Square: Restaurants open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Benihana: Regular hours for New Year’s Eve, note that regular hours will vary by location.
  • Bennigan’s: Restaurants will be open until 10 p.m.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Many locations open until 9:30 or 10 p.m.
  • Bob Evans: All locations will be open from 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Boston Market: Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for dining or take out.
  • Buca di Beppo: Restaurants open for dinner until 10 p.m. and reservations are recommended ahead of time.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: All locations open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Locations open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill: Restaurant locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Chart House: All locations open for lunch and dinner, hours vary by location. Reservations needed for New Year’s Eve dinner.
  • Cheesecake Factory: Open on New Year’s Eve until midnight, with many locations offering complimentary Champagne
  • Chick-fil-A: All locations will have limited holiday hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Chili’s: All locations will be open regular hours of 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Chipotle: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Claim Jumper: All locations will be open regular hours of 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel: Most locations will open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. although some may close earlier or later, depending on the local manager.
  • Dave & Buster’s: Open 11 a.m. to midnight, although many locations will have special events and will remain open until 2 a.m.
  • Denny’s: Restaurants are always open — 24/7.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Drinks and dinner served from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fogo De Chao: Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • IHOP: All 24-hour locations will continue their 24-hour schedule, and the remaining IHOPs will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Legal Sea Foods: Open for lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. Some locations will be hosting a special late-night New Year’s Eve dinner.
  • McDonald’s: Some locations will be open 24 hours.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy: Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some locations will host a New Year’s Eve party.
  • Marie Callender’s: Call ahead — hours vary by location and depend on the local manager. Most locations open until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse: Hours will vary, and reservations are required for all locations.
  • Olive Garden: Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., although the Times Square location will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve event.
  • Outback Steakhouse: New Year’s Eve hours of 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for most locations
  • Panda Express: Regular hours of 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. may vary by location, check the Panda Express store locator for hours near you.
  • Panera Bread: Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • P.F. Chang’s: Restaurants open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m., depending on location
  • Pizza Hut: Call ahead — hours vary by location.
  • Popeye’s: Regular hours, which can be until midnight or open 24 hours
  • Red Lobster: All restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m,. although the Times Square location will close at 5 p.m. to host a private New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • Roy’s Restaurant: Most locations will be serving a special New Year’s Eve menu until 1 a.m.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Open; a reservation is required.
  • Smith & Wollensky: All locations will be open until 11 p.m. or later, but a reservation is required.
  • Starbucks: The majority of Starbucks locations will be open, but closing hours will vary by location. Check the Starbucks store locator for the Starbucks open on New Year’s Eve near you.
  • TGI Fridays: Open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Some locations will be hosting special New Year’s Eve events.
  • Waffle House: All restaurants open 24/365.

Find Out: CVS Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

[Back to top]

What Restaurants Are Open on New Year’s Day?

After attending or throwing an epic party on New Year’s Eve, why not keep the good times rolling? Ring in 2020 by treating yourself with a lunch or dinner at one of your favorite dining destinations. The following restaurants feature New Year’s Day holiday hours for lunch and dinner. Most don’t require a reservation — although it may worth calling ahead, especially for groups of four or more.

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar: Open for regular hours, which vary by location and are usually 11 a.m. to 11 p.m or midnight
  • Arby’s: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bakers Square: All locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Benihana: Select Benihana restaurants will be open for both lunch and dinner.
  • Bob Evans: All locations will be open from 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Boston Market: Most locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Buca di Beppo: Open at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner; New Year’s Day closing hours will vary by location.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Select locations will be open — call ahead.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill: Restaurant locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Chart House: Most locations will be seating customers until 9:30 p.m. Reservations recommended.
  • Cheesecake Factory: Most locations will be open regular hours of 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Chick-fil-A: All locations will have limited holiday hours of 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Chili’s: All locations will be open 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Chipotle: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Claim Jumper: All locations will be open regular hours of 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel: All locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dave & Buster’s: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight.
  • Denny’s: All restaurants are open 24/7.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Restaurant will be open until 10 p.m.
  • Fogo De Chao: Open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • IHOP: All 24-hour locations will continue their 24-hour schedule and the remaining IHOPs will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Legal Sea Foods: Open for lunch and dinner until at least 7 p.m. — although hours vary by location.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy: All locations will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Marie Callender’s: Call ahead — hours vary by location and depend on the local restaurant manager. Most locations will be open until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
  • McDonald’s: Some locations are open 24 hours; call ahead.
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse: Hours will vary and reservations recommended for all locations.
  • Olive Garden: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Most locations will have regular restaurant hours of 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Panda Express: Regular hours of 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. may vary; check the Panda Express store locator for hours near you.
  • Panera Bread: All locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • P.F. Chang’s: All restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. depending on the location.
  • Popeye’s: Many locations are open until midnight, and the rest are 24-hour locations.
  • Red Lobster: All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Open, although each location’s hours may vary. Reservation recommended.
  • Smith & Wollensky: All locations will be open regular hours. A reservation is recommended.
  • Starbucks: The majority of Starbucks locations will be open, but hours vary by location.
  • TGI Fridays: All restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Waffle House: All locations are open 24/365.

Read more: Know Target’s Return Policy Before You Shop

[Back to top]

Are There Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve Near You?

New Year’s Eve is a celebratory occasion filled with parties and activities. It’s logical that dining out with friends and loved ones would be part of the New Year’s Eve festivities. Just as some banks are not open on the eve before the new year, some restaurants aren’t either. Knowing which dining spots will be open can help you make plans ahead of time and save you from driving to the location and discovering the doors are locked.

Some restaurants like Boston Market and Marie Callender’s offer pre-made meals you can order ahead in case you want to throw a party or serve a catered feast at home. And if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to take steps toward your financial freedom, skip the expensive restaurant, pick up some takeout and relax at home — knowing you saved some money.

[Back to top]

More From GOBankingRates

Hours are subject to change.