Here is our list, alphabetically, because that’s the only fair way.
We always recommend that you call your local restaurant choice for hours, and to double-check that it’s a participating location for any national promotions.
Bahama Breeze: Visit from 9 PM to close and savor a $2.19 Legendary Island Cocktails, including the Killer Bee and the Dark ‘N Stormy.
Baskin-Robbins: Enjoy the featured December flavor, Caramel Cappuchino Cheesecake, all month long. On Dec. 31, ring in 2019 with a regular or kids-sized scoop of ice cream for $1.50 at participating locations.
Cheesecake Factory: Most locations will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. But call your location for details.
Chili’s : Get a Red-Nosed Rita for $5 in the month of December. Then head to Chili’s on New year’s Day for chips and salsa and wait for the unveiling of their January Drink of the Month.
Denny’s : Denny’s is open 365 days a year, so make New Year’s Day breakfast easy with a Grand Slam.
Fleming’s: Book your holiday event at Fleming’s as soon as possible for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. However, most locations are open and will offer a holiday menu on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Hard Rock Cafe: Most locations have special events planned for New Year’s Eve. Call your location for details.
IHOP: Get a taste of the Grinch’s Green Pancakes for a limited time. Kids eat free every day from 4 pm to 10 pm – buy an adult entree and get one kids’ entree free. Join the Pancake Revolution for free pancakes.
Outback Steakhouse: Watch the Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2019 at 12 PM EST. If the Bulldogs win, you’ll get a free Bloomin’ Onion. If the Hawkeyes win, you’ll receive a free order of Coconut Shrimp.
Panera Bread : Panera Bread is open for business on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Stop in for mitten cookies or warm soups.
Papa Gino’s: Get a free small cheese pizza when you order two large pizzas. Or if you are feeding a crowd, order two extra-large pizzas and get a large pizza free.
The Melting Pot: This chain has New Year’s Eve specials every year, but each location advertises its own event. Call your local restaurant as soon as possible for reservations and details.
Starbucks: Buy a Starbucks 16 oz. Brewed Refill Tumbler for $40 at any Starbucks store, and get a free Grande brewed hot coffee or hot tea every day in January 2019. These tumblers sell out quickly, because if you use the tumbler every day, you can save some money.
Subway: Open on New year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but locations in Walmart stores follow Walmart store hours. Get a free kid’s movie ticket to “Mary Poppins Returns” when you buy a Fresh Fit for Kids’ meal at participating locations. Movie ticket offer ends December 31, 2018.
Wendy’s: For a limited time, Wendy’s is offering the Giant Junior Bacon Cheeseburger meal deal for $5. The meal includes four-piece chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink for $5.
Thanks to sister website Living on the Cheap for putting together this list.