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Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Offering Specials to Ring in 2021

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 | 0 comments
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Before the clock strikes midnight, and you celebrate the ball drop, be sure to grab a good meal. Many restaurants are still open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, offering special menus, Champagne toasts and even live music. You may be staying home this year for safety, but that doesn’t have to stop party time!

Applebee’s: Ring in the new year at your favorite neighborhood bar and grill - get your Applebee's favourites to go! Most Applebee’s locations will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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Bahama Breeze: Get your Bahama Breeze favourites at home. Order Curbside to Go and pay online. In past years, the New Year’s Eve party lasted from 9 p.m. till close and featured $2.20 Legendary Island Cocktails, including the Painkiller, Zombie and Killer Bee. Note: Offers and hours may vary by location.

Bar Louie: Take the party to your place - online ordering now available! Last year, certain locations were hosting New Year’s 1920’s-themed Eve Masquerade parties. Depending on the location, party favors and a champagne toast were provided with admission. Bar Louie was also open on New Year’s Day.

Bertucci’s: In the mood for some pizza? Bertucci’s has got you covered with Pick Up, Curbside and Delivery! Most locations will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but hours may vary, so be sure to check with your local restaurant.

Boston Market: Pick up, Delivery, Catering. Or, call their 24/7 ordering hotline. The popular chain restaurant will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but again, confirm with your nearest Boston Market because hours might vary by location.

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Buca di Beppo: Daily Meal Deals, available for pick up, curbside, and delivery. Enjoy a New Year celebration with family size dishes of Italian food for your group. Most will also be open until 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Buca di Beppo will be open for lunch and dinner, and you can make reservations here.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Get hand-breaded chicken and fries to go/take-out. Wing it. Buffalo Wild Wings will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. They will have regular hours.

Carl’s Jr.: Take-out, delivery, drive-thru. They will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Years’s Day (opening at 11 a.m.), but be sure to reserve your table. Get all the Italian food!

Cheesecake Factory: Open for take-out, order online for curbside pickup, or delivery. A majority of locations will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Some Cheesecake Factory locations will stay open until midnight on New Year’s Eve for a Champagne toast.

Chick-fil-A: Order online, drive-thru, curbside pick-up and/or delivery. Most Chick-fil-A restaurants will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day. But hours vary, so check with your local restaurant.

Chili’s: Curbside, Pickup or Delivery order . Most restaurants will be open on New Year’s Day this upcoming year.

Chipotle: From our door to yours, get your Chipotle faves via contactless delivery today. Most Chipotle restaurant locations will be open New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day this year. Call your local restaurant just to be sure.

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Cracker Barrel: Curbside, Pickup, and Delivery. Open! All stores will be available for all the food starting on December 26 through New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Dave and Buster’s: Get it delivered! Now on Door Dash and UberEats. Various locations are hosting New Year’s Eve events. Check your nearest Dave and Buster’s location for details because some events take place during the day instead of at night.

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Denny’s: Denny's On Demand: a new Dine-Thru and Curbside services - order online or from your car, servers will bring out orders fully packaged and ready to pick up. All Denny’s locations will be open 24/7 everyday throughout the entire holiday season!

Domino’s Pizza: Delivery or carryout. Domino’s is here to make sure you start the year with some yummy pizza! They will be open to help you out.

Dunkin’: has teamed up with Grubhub®, Uber Eats® and DoorDash® to bring you coffee, donuts, bagels and sandwiches to your door. Most locations will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but check first. Download the app to make it super easy!

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Celebrate at home with a take-out order (We’ll include party favors too). The New Year’s Eve ’20s-themed celebration at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood starts at 10 p.m. and will feature live music, a late-night menu and a midnight toast. Expect Moët and Chandon Champagnes by the glass, chef’s teasers, a half-shells menu and a complimentary dessert bar and midnight toast. Get the details here.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Ring in 2021 with favorites from their Carry Out Menu or new Filet Wellington Holiday Family Menu. Open for curbside pickup starting at 12PM. Most Fleming’s locations will be open and serving a holiday menu on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hours vary by location.

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Perto do fogo
(Portuguese Edition)
Fogo De Chão: Contactless and tamper-proof To-Go and Delivery experience provided by Fogo Team Members. Most locations will be open on New Year’s Day. If you don’t want to dine in, they are serving to-go meals.

Hard Rock Cafe: Order pick-up, delivery, or catering. Several locations are holding celebrations complete with DJs, live bands and sparklers on New Year’s Eve. Find your location for details.

Hardee’s: Menu items can be delivered to you when you order breakfast, lunch or dinner with any of their delivery partners. Holiday hours are decided by the franchise owner, but most will be open on New Year’s Day and Eve.

IHOP: Get all your IHOP® faves on orders of $15+ with Uber Eats. Celebrating 2021 calls for some pancakes! Stop by your local IHOP on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, but hours may vary by location.

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KFC Secret Recipes
KFC: Offering drive-thru, carryout, and delivery services. Hours will vary by location, but many will stay open both days. Check before you order!

Macaroni Grill: New Pick-up or Delivery. Make reservations in advance if you can. Macaroni Grill has always offered a special prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve, so we can expect it for 2021. There will be toasts all night long!

Maggiano’s: Carryout and Delivery are available at all of their restaurants. Most locations will be open for New Year’s Day and Eve, but check with your local restaurant to make sure.

The Melting Pot: Melting Pot To-Go Take-Out and Delivery. Celebrate 2020 with delicious fondue and a bubbly beverage or two. New Year’s Eve specials vary by location. But most Melting Pot locations open at 1 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve, and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Day. There’s many fondue options!

Metro Diner: Pick-up, Delivery, and Catering. Metro Diner has a special prix fixe menu featuring Beef Tips or Salmon with scrumptious sides, soup or salad and for dessert, a delicious multi-layered chocolate cake–all for only $19.99! They have regular dining hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and are offering dine-in and to-go, along with $2.99 mimosas and Bloody Marys.

McDonald’s: Order ahead, pay through your phone and pick-up at the Front Counter, in their Drive-Thru or with Curbside Service. Or McDelivery: Your favourites, delivered to your doorstep. Hours will vary by location, but the majority of restaurants will be open throughout the new year. Whether you celebrate New Year’s Eve with a late-night Big Mac® or start 2021 off on the right foot with an Egg McMuffin®, McDelivery on Uber Eats has you covered. From Thursday, December 31 through Sunday, January 3, indulge yourself with a New Year treat from McDelivery with $0 Delivery Fee on orders of $20 or more on Uber Eats.

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Morton's The Cookbook:
100 Steakhouse Recipes
Morton’s The Steakhouse: This holiday season, let us bring the Morton's experience to you, with our holiday catering packages. Also offering online ordering for pick-up or delivery. Morton’s is celebrating on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with its standard menu. Reservations are required.

Noodles and Company: Order online or call ahead for delivery or curbside pickup. Unlimited free delivery through December 31, 2020. If you want some mac and cheese to welcome 2021, head over to Noodles and Company! Make sure to check with your local restaurant, but most will be open on both days.

Olive Garden: Carside Pickup available everywhere. This popular family restaurant will be open and offer curbside pickup on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Papa John’s: Carry-out and Delivery. They added a zero-contact delivery option for extra safety and peace of mind. Get 25% off menu-priced items through December 31. Plus, Papa John’s will be offering catering deals starting at $42.50.

Panera Bread: Rapid Pick-Up - Pick-up at your car or the cafe door. Ordering for a meeting, event or large group? Choose Catering. Most locations will be open on New Year’s Day; check with your local restaurant to make sure.

Panda Express: Some restaurant locations are open for pickup, drive-thru, or delivery orders. They will be open nationwide on New Year’s Day under normal hours.

Quiznos: Order online for pick-up: For New Year’s Eve, all U.S. customers who buy an 8-inch sub can get one free, and all Canada customers who buy a 9-inch sub can get one free (steak subs are excluded.) Until February 20, 2021, customers can get free delivery with Uber Eats with a $10 order, plus customers can also get 20% off a first-time Quiznos order with DoorDash with a $15 minimum order.

Image: The Steakhouse Cookbook | Hardcover: 152 pages | by Joan Foley (Author), Joe Foley (Author). Publisher: Freundlich Books; First Edition (January 1, 1986)
The Steakhouse Cookbook
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to help you toast farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021, whether in one of their spacious dining rooms or the comfort of your home. Dine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on either New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Make a reservation, and feast on special celebration menu items, including Garlic Herb Crusted Filet and Live Maine Lobster. You’ll also get two glasses of Veuve Clicquot brut yellow label. Starts at $48.

Smith and Wollensky: Order from their regular menu in all locations for curbside pick-up or delivery. Full Lunch and Dinner Menus and Our S+W@HOME Menu available. This steakhouse will be open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. They have a special Fall/Winter menu that is sure to please!

Starbucks: Using the Starbucks app, Rewards members can locate a store, order ahead and pay, and determine the most convenient pick-up option at the store, including in-store, at the door, drive-thru, and curbside pickup where available. On New Year’s Day, head over to Starbucks to get your coffee fix. Hours will vary by location.

Subway: Order from anywhere and get it quick with contactless curbside or from the pickup area inside your restaurant. Or get it delivered! Save $5.00 with your first order on SkipTheDishes, UberEats, or DoorDash. You can still get your favorite foot-long sub! Most locations will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Contact your local Subway for operating hours.

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Taco Bell: In addition to drive thru and delivery, curbside pick-up is now available at select locations. Most Taco Bells will be open on New Year’s Day, but the hours may be limited based on location.

Waffle House: Open! Most are operating 24/7, including New Year’s Day and Eve. Check with your local restaurant to make sure.

Wahlburgers: Take-out, delivery, curb-side pick-up, online ordering. You choose, we've got you! Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for all your burger needs!

Wendy’s: Grab a Dave’s Double® combo or another one of your Wendy’s faves just by grabbing your phone and placing an order with DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats or our app. Most Wendy’s locations will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. And they’re offering some deals. You can get 2 for $5 meals, a $5 bacon doublestack biggie bag and many 4 for $4 deals.

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