Restaurants Open on Memorial Day in 2022

Don’t feel like cooking or cleaning up during the long holiday weekend? Check out these restaurants open on Memorial Day—they’ll take care of the grub for you.

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30, this year, and some people are already planning their Memorial Day activities. It is a popular tradition to throw scrumptious steaks, burgers, and hot dogs on the grill for an unofficial barbecue over the long weekend. Let’s be honest, though. When it comes to grilling, there is a lot of prep and cleanup, and some people may be over it before they even light the grill. You don’t have to worry if you’re in that boat – check out one of these Memorial Day restaurants.

People can pick up a family meal to go, eat in a nice restaurant, or simply grab an on-the-go pick-me-up during the day at these restaurants open on Memorial Day. Take a look at the list to see if your favorite restaurant made it. See which stores are open for Memorial Day (they may have some great sales!).

Restaurants open on Memorial Day


The majority of Applebee’s locations will be open over the long holiday weekend, so you can eat well in the neighborhood.


A majority of locations should be open, but some may have reduced hours; check with your local shop first.

Bonefish Grill:

If you’re craving some delicious seafood on Memorial Day, Bonefish Grill locations are open. For the whole family, order curbside or takeout!

Boston Market: 

On Memorial Day, most Boston Market locations will be open. For a delicious meal with minimal cleanup, grab a rotisserie chicken, chicken pot pie, or ribs.

Burger King: 

It’s best to call your local Burger King and confirm its hours before going.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill will be open for dine-in and takeout during Memorial Day weekend.


Last Memorial Day, Chick-fil-A locations were open, and nothing indicates that they will be closed this year. Check with your local restaurant to confirm hours, as some locations may adjust them.


You can get some scrumptious baby back ribs at Chili’s on Memorial Day.


On Memorial Day, most Chipotle locations should be open as usual.

Cracker Barrel: 

On Memorial Day, Cracker Barrel is open (or you can order takeout). Chicken n’ Dumplin’s is calling!

Dairy Queen: 

The majority of Dairy Queen locations will be open on Memorial Day. Blizzards are on their way!


You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the whole family at Denny’s on Memorial Day; most locations will be open.


There will be many Dunkin’ locations open on Memorial Day, but check with your local Dunkin’ to confirm.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries:

Want a burger, but don’t want to fire up the grill? The majority of Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations will be open on Thanksgiving.


IHOP will be open for Memorial Day (great news for flapjack lovers), but it’s best to call ahead to confirm hours.


The fried chicken and mashed potatoes are already calling at most KFC locations!

Krispy Kreme: 

During Memorial Day weekend, most locations will be open.

Longhorn Steakhouse: 

Take a break from your grill and pick up some Memorial Day steaks from Longhorn Steakhouse.


On Memorial Day, most McDonald’s locations are open.

Olive Garden: 

Good news: Most Olive Garden locations will be open on Memorial Day if you’re craving olive garden breadsticks.

Outback Steakhouse: 

On Memorial Day, most Outback Steakhouse locations will be open.

Red Lobster:

Call your local Red Lobster restaurant to confirm its hours on Memorial Day.


Starbucks will remain open during normal hours on Memorial Day for those who need a caffeine boost.

Taco Bell: 

It is expected that Taco Bell locations will be open during normal hours on Memorial Day. Get a Doritos Locos Taco (or two) at the drive-thru.

The Cheesecake Factory: 

Memorial Day will see most Cheesecake Factory locations open as usual.

Waffle House: 

Memorial Day is Waffle House’s busiest day.


Wendy’s locations are expected to be open during normal business hours on Memorial Day. It’s good news for anyone looking for a sweet Frosty to end their day!

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