Every year on the 4th of July, friends and families across the country gather to celebrate the birth of America. Don't worry if you haven't made plans: There's still time to DIY 4th of July crafts with the kids, make 4th of July party decorations, and choose some patriotic songs to put on the playlist. Of course, you will also want to prepare for the most important—and tastiest—part of the celebration: the menu. A solid Independence Day cookout should be filled with tasty 4th of July recipes, 4th of July appetizers, 4th of July desserts, and boozy 4th of July drinks.
But a cookout isn't always in the cards. Maybe the weather has turned foul. Or perhaps you don't have easy access to a grill or to a good-sized kitchen. Or your party is small, and you don't want the hassle. Whatever the case, there are fortunately plenty of restaurants that will be open this coming Sunday, July 4, should you need another option.
Rest assured that no matter what happens on the 4th, your family will not go hungry. While many restaurants have opened their dining rooms, many more are currently open for drive-thru and carryout, depending on local regulations. We suggest giving your local restaurant a call before heading out.
Here are all the restaurants ready to serve you on the 4th of July.
Bahama Breeze locations will be open during regular hours on the 4th. The chain will be serving plenty of their signature cocktails during the holiday, including margaritas, mojitos, and pineapple daiquiris.
All Bob Evans locations will be open for both dine-in and order-out on the 4th of July. The chain is currently promoting its family-sized meals that feed up to 6 people starting at $5.49 per person.
The restaurant also offers family bundles for carryout that serve up to five. You can also make reservations on their site, local regulations permitting.
Enjoy a variety of appetizers and a beer (or two!) at Buffalo Wild Wings. All locations will stay open on the 4th.
Indulge in all the cheesecake your heart desires. All restaurants will be be operating under normal hours.
If you're craving ribs on July 4th, don't worry! Chili's is open and offering several variations of their baby back ribs.
If you're craving some comfort food, Cracker Barrel has you covered. All 660 locations will be open during regular business hours.
No matter what time your Denny's cravings hit, the restaurant has you covered. Most locations will be open during normal hours.
The sandwich chain, which gives a portion of its proceeds every year to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders, will be open for business and selling plenty of their sandwiches and salads on July 4.
If a stack of fluffy pancakes is calling your name on July 4th, you know where to go! All IHOP restaurants will be open during its normal hours. The restaurant recently introduced their extremely thick-cut "steakhouse bacon" to the menu.
Pass the breadsticks, please! All Olive Garden locations will have normal operating hours on the 4th of July.
In the mood for some seafood? Head over to your local Red Lobster. All restaurants will be open during normal hours on the 4th.
All Ruth's Chris's locations will be operating under usual hours.
Select Starbucks locations will stay open for the 4th, so contact your local store ahead of time to double check.
Although Texas Roadhouse restaurants will be open, hours vary by location, so check your local spot before you head out.
All Yard House locations nationwide will be open during regular hours on the 4th of July. Stop in during happy hour to enjoy a variety of specials.
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