Not in the Mood to Grill Out? Here Are the Restaurants Open on the 4th of July

Jennifer Aldrich
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From Country Living

Every year on the 4th July, friends and families across the country gather to celebrate our great country. This year, your celebration might be on a smaller scale than usual, but hopefully you can find some time to relax and enjoy the day. 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 listen to. Of course, you’ve also been preparing for the most important—and tastiest—part of the celebration: the menu. The annual cookout is always filled with tasty 4th of July recipes, 4th of July appetizers, 4th of July desserts, and boozy 4th of July drinks. Ah, we can hardly wait!

Well, unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan on the 4th. Maybe the weather prevents you from grilling out, or perhaps you've spend enough time in the kitchen and are ready to let someone else do the cooking on Independence Day. No matter what might cause your plans to change your plans, don’t fret—the day definitely isn’t ruined. There are plenty of restaurants open on the 4th of July should you need another option.

Rest assured that no matter what happens on the 4th, your family will not go hungry. While some restaurants have opened their dining rooms, many are currently open for drive-thru and carryout only 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

Bahama Breeze locations will be open during regular hours on the 4th. The chain will be serving three new Caribbean-inspired Hurricane cocktails during the holiday, which are: the Island Breeze, Tropical Storm, and Bahama Blast.

Bob Evans

All Bob Evans locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the 4th of July. The chain is currently promoting its Pick 2 Combos that feature more than 100 possibilities and start at just $5.99.

Bonefish Grill

The restaurant is offering a special lobster and shrimp roll as an entrée or family bundle that serves up to five and comes with a side, cookies, and bread (through July 5). Other family bundles include Bang Bang shrimp tacos, chicken tacos, and grilled shrimp, chicken, or salmon. Check with your local restaurant for reopening status and hours.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Enjoy a variety of appetizers and a beer (or two!) at Buffalo Wild Wings. All locations will stay open on the 4th.

The Cheesecake Factory

Indulge in all the cheesecake your heart desires. All restaurants will be be operating under normal hours.

Cracker Barrel

If you're craving some comfort food, Cracker Barrel has you covered. All 660 locations will be open during regular business hours.

Denny's

No matter what time your Denny's cravings hit, the restaurant has you covered. Most locations will be open during normal hours.

Firehouse Subs

The sandwich chain is offering 1,776 bonus points to Firehouse Subs Rewards members who make a purchase on July 4.

IHOP

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 revamped its menu, with new "breakFEAST" items including crepes and pancakes, maple chicken served with hashbrowns and pancakes, and the crème brûlée pancake combo.

Olive Garden

Pass the breadsticks, please! All Olive Garden locations will have normal operating hours on the 4th of July.

Red Lobster

In the mood for some seafood? Head over to your local Red Lobster. All restaurants will be open during normal hours on the 4th.

Ruth's Chris

All Ruth's Chris's locations will be operating under usual hours.

Starbucks

Select Starbucks locations will stay open for the 4th, so contact your local store ahead of time to double check.

Texas Roadhouse

Although Texas Roadhouse restaurants will be open, hours vary by location, so check your local spot before you head out.

Yard House

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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