If you are looking for a cheap #New Year's Day meal and have no desire to cook, there are a number of restaurants open on Sunday that won't break your budget. Whether you're hoping to find a restaurant like Golden Corral with an all-you-can-eat buffet, a reasonably-priced sit-down meal at chain restaurants like Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, or Applebee's, or just some drive-thru grub at a fast food restaurant, you're in luck.
New Year's Eve restaurant dinners are typically pretty pricey, not to mention the cost of all the booze some people consume while they are waiting for the Times Square Ball to drop. So, if the final hours of 2016 left you a little short on cash, kick off 2017 with a budget-friendly meal at one of the restaurants listed below.
By the way, if you need some caffeine to get you going on New Year's Day, stop by your local Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, or Tim Horton restaurants — most locations will be open on January 1.
Which restaurants are open New Year's Day 2017?
This list from Go Banking Rates includes popular chain restaurants that will be open on Sunday, January 1, 2017. However, it's a good idea to call before you head out because some restaurants are independent franchises that may be open special holiday hours.
Need breakfast? Head to your local IHOP or Denny's — most locations will be open regular Sunday hours.
If you sleep in, you can always head out for lunch on New Year's Day. Enjoy a cheap buffet-style meal at Golden Corral, Shoney's, or Hometown or Old Country Buffet or zip through the drive-thru at McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, or Chick-fil-A.
If a sit-down lunch or dinner is more your style, you can celebrate the first day of 2017 at your nearby Applebee's, Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday's, Longhorn, Outback, or Red Lobster. While they aren't as cheap as a fast-food meal, there are many menu items that are reasonably priced.
Have some cash to spare? There are several restaurants open on New Year's Day that are a little more upscale and may require reservations including Smith & Wollensky, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Charthouse, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. #New Year's Eve