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Ready or not—but let's be honest, we're all more than ready—Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. The unofficial kickoff to summer is finally here! Yes, you'll soon have several months filled with nights spent in your backyard while you and your family eat delicious summer dinner recipes. But before we get to all that, we have Memorial Day weekend to enjoy. First and foremost, it's important to remember the history of Memorial Day. It isn't just an extra day off work—it's much more than that. It's about honoring those who bravely gave their lives serving our country. (If you need an extra reminder of the importance of the holiday, be sure to check out our inspiring Memorial Day quotes.)
Of course, the federal holiday does give nearly everyone a long weekend, and you should definitely take advantage of the extra day off by checking out our Memorial Day activities. If you'd rather not take a big trip to the grocery store and fire up the grill, fear not! There are plenty of restaurants open on Memorial Day. Here are the eating establishments staying open on Monday, May 30.
Restaurants Open on Memorial Day:
Locations are open for dine-in and carryout of their taste of the Islands menu. Pick up a family-style menu for four with entrées like baby back ribs or seafood paella, or get a table on the deck and enjoy a tropical cocktail.
Bob Evans restaurants will be open during regular hours on Memorial Day. Pick up a family meal of fried chicken or slow-roasted turkey. For something new, try the Southwest Avocado Chicken Family Meal.
All locations are offering specials for Memorial Day weekend. On Memorial Day and every day, service members, veterans, and first responders receive 10% off their order.
Boston Market restaurants are open on May 30. Check with the location nearest you for specific hours and specials.
Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will operate under normal business hours. Call ahead to order a family bundle of 20 bone-in and 20 boneless wings and fries to feed the crew.
Every day of the year, military service members and first responders receive 10% off at Carrabba’s.
All of The Cheesecake Factory locations will be open under normal business hours with pickup, delivery, and curbside to-go options.
Locations are offering family bundles this Memorial Day. Choose from entrées like chicken tenders and grilled salmon, along with sides and their signature Honey Butter Croissants.
Thinking about some baby back ribs to kick off summer? Head to Chili's! Locations are open for dine-in, take-out, and pickup. Feeding a crowd? Order a party platter of their mini burgers or Southwestern egg rolls. You can also pick up a margarita kit to-go where available.
Pick up a Signature Southern Fried Chicken Family Meal Basket for five. Guests who order on crackerbarrel.com for curbside pickup or delivery during Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-May 30) and enter promo code FREEBBB at checkout, will receive a free family-size side of new Bacon Baked Beans.
Denny's restaurants will be open. Feed the family with a breakfast, lunch, or dinner family pack.
The Brazilian steakhouse is open on Memorial Day. Contact your local restaurant for specifics.
IHOP is open on Memorial Day. Hours vary by location. Check out their family bundles offered for delivery and curbside pickup.
Give your grill master the day off this year and pick up steaks to go at Longhorn.
All Noodles & Company locations will be open for takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup, though hours do vary by location, so make sure you check your local restaurant's hours before heading out.
All locations are open on May 30. Contact your local restaurant for details.
Outback Steakhouse is open to feed your steak craving this Memorial Day.
Yes, you can get your Chicken Lettuce Wraps even on Memorial Day. P.F. Chang's will be open during normal business hours.
Red Lobster restaurants will be open during normal hours throughout Memorial Day weekend. Check the website for your location's dining options.
Select locations of the steakhouse will be open on Memorial Day. Go online to find specifics about the restaurant close to you.
You don't even have to get out of your car to get a yummy snack from Sonic. All locations will be open, but because nearly all of them are locally owned, hours do vary. Be sure to check in advance before driving up.
Need a little pick-me-up? Starbucks is staying open, but hours vary by location, so double-check before you go out for a cup of joe.
Locations are open and offering 25% off Platters, Party Trays, and Family Meal Bundles on online or call-in takeout orders by using code 25MEMDAY at checkout on tgifridays.com.
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