Leaving summer behind is always a bittersweet feeling. But we definitely look forward to all of the things that fall has to offer. (Bring on the pumpkin spice!) Though, we can't say goodbye to warm weather and welcome in the crisp season without an end of summer Labor Day celebration! While some people honor the holiday by hosting a BBQ, you can also skip the grill (and the mess) by eating out at your favorite restaurant. That's right, there are plenty of restaurants open on Labor Day, and here's a list of 30 of them!

Ahead, you'll have options including some of your favorite restaurant chains like Applebee's, Bonefish Grill, and Cracker Barrel, as well as fast food places for an on-the-go bite. So no matter what your day entails, there's something for everyone! Order a family style meal from Carrabba's or pick up an iced Frappuccino from Starbucks on your way to a cookout. And while you're at it, you might want to check out which stores are open on Labor Day, just in case you forget anything. Because even if you do decide to eat at one of these restaurants open on Labor Day, you might still find yourself in need of Walmart's Labor Day hours—you never know!

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Head to Applebee's on Labor Day for their special cocktails then stick around for plenty of appetizers and famous baby back ribs.


If you want the meats without hosting a cookout of your own, Arby's sticks true to its slogan through the holiday weekend.

Bahama Breeze

Enjoy Caribbean-inspired flavors this Labor Day with a delicious seafood meal at Bahama Breeze.

Bonefish Grill

Say goodbye to summer with a seafood feast at your local Bonefish Grill.

Boston Market

Looking for easy comfort food to take home this Labor Day? Boston Market has you covered with its classic rotisserie chicken.

Buca Di Beppo

Italian-American food lovers are in luck with Buca Di Beppo! Head over for one of the restaurant's traditional pastas, pizzas, and salads, or go for a family-style meal.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Wings are simply a Labor Day classic. So grab some at Buffalo Wild Wings! They will be open for regular store hours.

Burger King

Yes, you can stop by your closest Burger King this Labor Day for a famous Whopper, as the chain will be open.

The Capital Grille

Feeling fancy? Treat the family to a steak dinner at The Capital Grille or try a take-home meal instead.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

There's never a wrong time for an Italian feast! Carrabba's will be open, so get a family-style meal to-go and enjoy it at home.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

For home cooking without the work, head over to Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen where everything is—you guessed it—made from scratch.

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You can never go wrong with some cajun chicken pasta and a signature beverage, especially on Labor Day! Head over to Chili's for a well-rounded meal on the holiday.

Cracker Barrel

Expect your friendly neighborhood Cracker Barrel to be open and serving your favorite home cooked meals like chicken and dumplings or BBQ ribs.


Breakfast all day, bring it on! You can go to Denny's this Labor Day to begin your day—or end it!—with a big stack of pancakes.

Dunkin' Donuts

Start your morning off with a cup of Joe and a doughnut, as Dunkin' Donuts locations will be open on Labor Day.

Eddie V's

Enjoy a sophisticated dinner with a meal at Eddie V's. What sounds better than ending summer with steak and lobster?

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Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão is the perfect place to go on Labor Day to chow down on all the grilled meats you can imagine.


If you love yourself a stack of sweet pancakes and savory breakfast sides, you know exactly where to go. IHOP will be serving all-day-breakfast and some lunch options on Labor Day.

In-N-Out Burger

Don't feel like grilling your own burgers during the long weekend? In-N-Out is a beloved burger joint for fresh and fast patties.

LongHorn Steakhouse

You always grill steaks during the long weekend, so why not let the pros at LongHorn Steakhouse take care of it this year?


Go ahead and munch on a Big Mac and fries this Labor Day—you can expect your nearest McDonald's to be open.

Metro Diner

Head to your local Metro Diner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Why grill up burgers when you can have them already made?

Olive Garden

Endless salad and breadsticks sound like the ultimate way to spend your Labor Day! Check out Olive Garden and bring your appetite.

Panera Bread

Panera is always a reliable option, whether you're after baked goods, salads, or sandwiches. Stop by this Labor Day!

Seasons 52

Turn Labor Day into the ultimate dining experience with a trip to Seasons 52. Celebrate the day with wine and a delicious seafood dinner.

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You can get your daily caffeine fix this Labor Day at your local Starbucks. It's a long day of celebrating, which means you need to be fully charged!


If you're headed to the beach or a picnic, a Subway footlong. They're the perfect sandwich to bring on the go.

Taco Bell

Instead of barbecue, opt for tacos this Labor Day. Taco Bell will be open for all your cravings, day or night!


Another Labor Day classic? Burgers! Grab a fresh pattie at Wendy's for lunch, or stop in for breakfast French toast sticks.

Yard House

Hunkering for a cold beer and a juicy burger this Labor Day? Yard House has you covered!

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Erin Cavoto is the Editorial Assistant at ThePioneerWoman.com, covering food, holidays, home decor, and more.