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Here’s which restaurants are open on New Year’s Day 2023

January 1, 2023, 11:00 AM UTC
You've got several dining options as 2023 gets underway.
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You’ve decked the halls. You’ve celebrated Thanksgiving. And you’ve rung in the New Year. Quite frankly, you’re getting a little sick of the kitchen.

It’s hard to blame you. With three major holidays in just over five-and-a-half weeks, the amount of food prep many home cooks have gone through is exhausting. So, the thought of starting the new year right back in there is not real appealing.

Whether you’re tired of the oven, just plain tired or looking to quell the hangover from last night’s shenanigans, you’ve got lots of options. A large number of restaurant chains are open on Jan. 1 and welcoming customers.

Note that hours may vary, so it’s always a good idea to call first. And many mom and pop and local eateries will be closed. But if you need to grab a bite, here are a few places to try.

Restaurants open on New Year’s Day 2023


Boston Market

Buca de Beppo

Buffalo Wild Wings

Chart House

Cheesecake Factory


Country Buffet

Cracker Barrel




Flemings Steakhouse

Fogo de Chao

HomeTown Buffet

Huddle House




Marie Callender’s

McCormick & Schmick


Metro Diner

Morton’s Steak House

Old Country Buffet

Olive Garden

Panera Bread

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Pizza Hut

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Smith & Wollensky


Taco Bell

TGI Fridays

Waffle House


Restaurants closed on New Year’s Day 2023


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