15 Restaurants That Will Be Open on July 4th

You can still visit Starbucks!

Trying to go out to eat on a holiday can be tough. If you’ve attempted to order carryout or deliver on Thanksgiving or New Year’s Day, you know the struggle! Half the restaurants are shut down, and the other half have long wait times because everybody‘s trying to place an order.

With that in mind, it’s best to start planning your Fourth of July meals now (unless you’re going to grill out at home). Read on to discover which places have announced they’re staying open.


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They will continue to have the meats, even on the Fourth of July. (If you’re not sure how to have the meats at home, check out our grilling guide).

Buffalo Wild Wings

A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Jacksonville, FlRick Wilson/AP/REX/Shutterstock

There’s no sports to speak of, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some wings and beer on Independence Day.

Burger King

Burger King Retail Fast Food Location. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit Burger King IIJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

If you’re looking to greet this holiday with the new Impossible Croissan’wich, you can! Burger King will be open.

The Cheesecake Factory


Because we all love cheesecake, most Cheesecake Factory restaurants are staying open with normal hours on the Fourth. It’s best to call to make sure, though, because some mall-based locations might close.


Chili's bar and grill.James R. Martin/Shutterstock

If you’re craving ribs, Chili’s is the place to be, holiday or not.


Facade with signage at a local franchise of the Chipotle chain of Mexican restaurants, Dublin, California, July 10, 2017. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

What better way is there to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a burrito, chips and a side of guac?

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store LocationJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

In the mood for some good country cookin’? Then head to Cracker Barrel on the Fourth, since they’ll maintain normal hours. You can sip a mimosa while you’re there, too.


Denny's dinerjax10289/Shutterstock

You can get a great holiday breakfast in at Denny’s or at IHOP—they’re both open.

Krispy Kreme

LONDON, -, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/01/27: Krispy Kreme store and brand logo seen in London, UK. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SOPA Images/Getty Images

America loves doughnuts, and Krispy Kreme knows that, because they’re staying open.



There’s something very American about celebrating the Fourth with a Big Mac and some fries.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

If you’re craving pasta for your party, no worries. Olive Garden will have regular hours on the holiday. We recommend Olive Garden to-go to feed your family!

Panera Bread

Panera Bread Retail Location.Helen89/Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a healthy holiday option, Panera is here for you.

Red Lobster

Exterior sign and logo of the Red Lobster Seafood RestaurantGeorge Sheldon/Shutterstock

Seafood on the Fourth? Sure, why not.


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You can still get coffee to help you celebrate America’s independence—well, at most locations. It’s best to call your local ‘Bucks to make sure.

Texas Roadhouse

Exterior of Texas Roadhouse restaurant location.George Sheldon/Shutterstock

If your holiday grilling goes wrong, Texas Roadhouse is here for you. They’re operating under normal hours, which vary by location. It’s best to Google it, or call ahead.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.