25 Chain Restaurants Serving New Year's Eve Dinner Gallery

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Take the guesswork out of where to go for New Year's Eve dinner this year. There are tons of chain restaurants that will be open and serving all your favorite regular menu items alongside some New Year's Eve specials.

You don't need to have a fancy table at an impossible-to-get-into restaurant to kick off your New Year's celebration when a table at a familiar favorite is waiting for you at places like Olive Garden, The Cheesecake Factory, Outback Steakhouse and more. Your Champagne will still taste as bubbly enjoyed at Ruth's Chris or McCormick & Schmick's as it would anywhere else.

The Daily Meal has found a ton of chain restaurant options for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy a meal on the last night of the year. Whether you're doing drinks, appetizers, or a full dinner, we advise you to call ahead and schedule a reservation if you can. It may be a chain, but it's still New Year's Eve, and you'll want to make sure you can get a table at one of these 25 restaurants that will be serving New Year's Eve dinner.

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Applebee's

Applebee's locations nationwide will be open on New Year's Eve serving their normal menu. However, Applebee's in New York will be hosting a New Year's Eve extravaganza in Times Square. The party will include a premium chef's selection buffet, an open bar, party favors, live entertainment, a dance floor, and Champagne to toast with at midnight. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Bahama Breeze

Not only will Bahama Breeze locations be open for New Year's Eve, guests can enjoy live music and $2.19 cocktails including Bahama Breeze's Killer Bee, Painkiller, Goombay Smash, Zombie, and Dark 'N Stormy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Boston Market

Most Boston Market locations will be open nationwide for regular restaurant hours. Call ahead before you go.

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Buca di Beppo

Buca locations will be open until 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. They take reservations, so call ahead to secure your spot!

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Most Buffalo Wild Wings locations will be open on New Year's Eve. Even though millennials are killing their business, we're sure some people will be in there.

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Cheesecake Factory

All Cheesecake Factory locations will be open for New Year's Eve, but only 65 locations will remain open until midnight and offer a complimentary Champagne toast - including five in the Chicagoland area.

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Chili's

Chili's locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Chipotle

Chipotle locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus. Be sure to really celebrate with a large side of guac!

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Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will be open during normal hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. There will be no special offers for dine-in or to-go.

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Denny's

Denny's will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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HomeTown Buffet

HomeTown Buffet locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Huddle House

Huddle House is open 24/7, 365 days a year, including New Year's Eve, and will be serving all menus. As their slogan says "Any Meal. Any Time."

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IHOP

Most IHOP locations will be open on NYE, but we recommend checking in with local restaurants for specific timings regarding openings and closings.

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Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's locatinos will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Marie Callender's

Marie Callender's locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's The Steakhouse locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Olive Garden

Olive Garden will be open on New Year's Eve, though no special dishes will be served.

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Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse locations will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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Perkins

Perkins will be open New Year's Eve, though no special dishes will be served.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House

In honor of the new year, Ruth's Chris will be serving a special holiday surf and turf selection in addition to their regular menu, as well as Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

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Shoney's

Shoney's will be open on New Year's Eve for dinner.

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Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky will be open on New Year's Eve, all operating with normal hours and regular menus.

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The Hard Rock Café

Have a rock 'n' roll NYE at the Hard Rock Café. It will be open with regular hours that evening.

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Waffle House

Waffle House is open 24/7, 365 days a year, including on New Year's Eve. Or you could always call ahead and have the Waffle House truck come cook your NYE dinner in front of you. Have a happy new year! We mean it, but it is just one of the 20 things people only say around the holidays.

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