As Seen On The Pioneer Woman
Written By Multiple Clients | Published on June 10, 2021

Your Labor Day plans every year probably include a barbecue or picnic with friends and family. After all, there’s no better way to bid adieu to summertime fun than with good company and good food! This year, however, you might want to switch things up a bit and give yourself the day off from cooking. If you want to enjoy delicious grub without having to lift a finger, you can do so courtesy of these restaurants open on Labor Day. Whether you’re after burgers, barbecue, seafood, or even Italian food, these eateries have so much to offer.

Ahead, you’ll find some of your favorite restaurant chains like Applebee’s, Bonefish Grill, and Cracker Barrel, as well as fast food options for an on-the-go bite. So no matter what your day entails, there’s something for everyone! Order a family style meal from Carrabba’s or pick up an iced Frappuccino from Starbucks on your way to a cookout. And while you’re at it, you might want to check out which stores are open on Labor Day, just in case you forget anything. Because even if you do decide to eat at one of these restaurants open on Labor Day, you might still find yourself in need of Walmart’s Labor Day hours—you never know!


Check out Applebee’s on Labor Day for their special cocktails, appetizers, and famous baby back ribs.

Bahama Breeze

Enjoy Caribbean-inspired flavors this Labor Day with a delicious seafood meal at Bahama Breeze.

Bonefish Grill

Say goodbye to summer with a seafood feast at your local Bonefish Grill.

Boston Market

Looking for easy comfort food to take home this Labor Day? Boston Market has you covered with its classic rotisserie chicken.

Burger King

Yes, you can stop by your closest Burger King this Labor Day for a famous Whopper, as the chain will be open.

The Capital Grille

Feeling fancy? Treat the family to a steak dinner at The Capital Grille or try a take-home meal instead.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

There’s never a wrong time for an Italian feast! Carrabba’s will be open, so get a family-style meal to-go and enjoy it at home.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

For home cooking without the work, head over to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen where everything is—you guessed it—made from scratch.

Cracker Barrel

Expect your friendly neighborhood Cracker Barrel to be open and serving your favorite home cooked meals like chicken and dumplings or BBQ ribs.


Breakfast all day, bring it on! You can go to Denny’s this Labor Day to begin your day—or end it!—with a big stack of pancakes.


Start your morning off with a cup of Joe and a doughnut, as Dunkin’ locations will be open on Labor Day.

Eddie V’s

Enjoy a sophisticated dinner with a meal at Eddie V’s. What sounds better than ending summer with steak and lobster?

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão is the perfect place to go on Labor Day to chow down on all the grilled meats you can imagine.

LongHorn Steakhouse

You always grill steaks during the long weekend, so why not let the pros at LongHorn Steakhouse take care of it this year?


Go ahead and munch on a Big Mac and fries this Labor Day—you can expect your nearest McDonald’s to be open.

Metro Diner

Head to your local Metro Diner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Why grill up burgers when you can have them already made?

Olive Garden

Endless salad and breadsticks sound like the ultimate way to spend your Labor Day! Check out Olive Garden and bring your appetite.

Panera Bread

Panera is always a reliable option, whether you’re after baked goods, salads, or sandwiches. Stop by this Labor Day!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be serving up their premium steaks for your dining pleasure. What better way to close out the season?

Seasons 52

Turn Labor Day into the ultimate dining experience with a trip to Seasons 52. Celebrate the day with wine and a delicious seafood dinner.


You can get your daily caffeine fix this Labor Day at your local Starbucks. It’s a long day of celebrating, which means you need to be fully charged!

Taco Bell

Instead of barbecue, opt for tacos this Labor Day. Taco Bell will be open for all your cravings, day or night!

Yard House

Hunkering for a cold beer and a juicy burger this Labor Day? Yard House has you covered!