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16 Restaurants open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Ring in the new year with some awesome restaurant meals

They say the way you spend New Year's Day is the way you'll spend the rest of the year. If slaving over a hot stove or suffering through hours of dishes doesn't quite fit that bill, these restaurants have your back.

While these locations are open, make note that many will close earlier than usual on New Year's Eve and might open later than usual on New Year's Day. Call your local restaurants for details.

1. Applebee's

The majority of Applebee's locations will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Hours may vary by location, so call your local restaurant for details.

2. Benihana

Benihana will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Check your local Benihana for hours of operation.

3. Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and will be featuring its standard menu of family-style Italian dishes.

4. Buffalo Wild Wings

Most Buffalo Wild Wings locations will be open on New Year's Eve and Day. Call your local restaurant for hours, which may be limited.

5. California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Check your local restaurant for hours of operation, which vary by location.

6. The Cheesecake Factory

Most locations of The Cheesecake Factory will be open on New Year's Day and Eve, but you can call your local restaurant for hours of operation.

7. Chili's

Get your queso on at Chili's on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Just call your local restaurant for hours, which may be limited.

8. Denny's

Denny's will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Some locations may have limited hours (though usually open 24 hours a day), so call ahead to confirm.

9. Golden Corral

Golden Corral will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, offering its standard buffet menu. Call your local restaurant for hours.

10. HomeTown Buffet

HomeTown Buffet will be open on New Year's Eve and Day, offering its regular buffet menu for your dining pleasure. Call your local restaurant for hours, which may be limited.

11. IHOP

Enjoy IHOP's signature seasonal items on New Year's Eve and Day. Ask your local IHOP about store hours — it might close early and open late.

12. McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's will be open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, serving up top-notch seafood and steak (select locations will be closed). Find the location closest to you here.

13. Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris will be open New Year's Eve (make a reservation) and New Year's Day. Find a location near you, and you're one step closer to a meaty new year.

14. Starbucks

Most Starbucks locations will be open on New Year's Eve and Day, though many will be operating with limited hours. Call your local Starbucks for details.

15. Olive Garden

Olive Garden will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Check your local store for hours; some locations may close early on Dec. 31 and open late on Jan. 1.

16. Waffle House

All Waffle House locations will be open on New Year's Eve and Day. Ring in the new year smothered and covered.

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