Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

Highway travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/18/15  –

  • 99 Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve day. Open Christmas Day.
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve day. Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Open Christmas Day.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Some locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day. Most locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations will be open on Christmas Day
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • HomeTown Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • IHOP – Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Luby’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Panda Express – Many locations will be open on Christmas Day.
  • Pie Five Pizza Company – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Most locations will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve and some locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Open Christmas Day.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and open Christmas Day.
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open on Christmas Eve.
  • Shoney’s – Open Christmas Day.
  • Sizzler – Some locations will be open Christmas Day.
  • Sonic – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Waffle House – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Most locations will be closed on Christmas Day.

 

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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I-95 Lane and Ramp Closures in Rhode island Thru December 18

I-95 Lane and Ramp Closures in Rhode island Thru December 18

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reporting the following ramp and lane closures on I-95 thru December 18:

– Providence: Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.) off of I-95 South will be closed for construction, Saturday night from midnight through 6 a.m. on Sunday morning. Follow signed detour.

– Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95 North and South at Exit 2 (Hopkinton) and Exit 4 (Rte. 3) and the Weigh Station, watch for an off-the-road construction crew, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– Cranston: I-95 North and South, from Milford St. to Laurens St., lane and shoulder closures possible for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Exeter: I-95 South, from Exit 5 (Rte. 102) to the Weigh Station, right lane and shoulder closures for construction, Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the following day.

– Hopkinton: I-95 North and South, from Exit 1 (Rte. 3) to Exit 3 (Rte. 138), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. the following day.

– Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6/10) to just south of Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), right lane closed for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 12 (I-295 SB/Rte. 113) to Exit 13 (Airport Connector), lane and shoulder closures possible for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. The on-ramps from Rte. 113 to I-95 North and South will also be closed at this time. Follow signed detour.

– Hopkinton: I-95 North and South, from Exit 1 (Rte. 3) to Exit 3 (Rte. 138), shoulder closures possible for a bridge inspection, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95 North and South from Exit 1 (Rte. 3) to Exit 5 (Rte. 102), watch for an off-the-road construction crew, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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I-95 Gas Price Update – Friday, December 11, 2015

I-95 Gas Price Update – Friday, December 11, 2015

More locations along I-95 are posting gas prices below $2 a gallon for regular unleaded… but you have to be south of Maryland to find them.

The northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $2.05 to $2.30 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $1.80 to $2.05 a gallon range. Connecticut continues to be the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. Bridgeport is reporting $2.35 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in Ashland, ($1.80) and Richmond ($1.81) Virginia and South Carolina, with Santee ($1.84), Manning ($1.81) and Florence ($1.82) reporting the lowest prices.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Friday, December 11, 2015 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities.

Houlton, ME : $2.33/gal Springfield, VA : $2.09/gal
Bangor, ME : $2.15/gal Dumfries, VA : $2.05/gal
Augusta, ME : $2.17/gal Fredericksburg, VA : $1.96/gal
Portland, ME : $2.16/gal Ashland, VA : $1.80/gal
Portsmouth, NH : $2.09/gal Richmond, VA : $1.81/gal
Seabrook, NH : $2.08/gal Petersburg, VA : $1.83/gal
Danvers, MA : $2.08/gal Emporia, VA : $1.86/gal
Dedham, MA : $2.17/gal Roanoke Rapids, NC : $1.99/gal
Mansfield, MA : $2.07/gal Wilson, NC : $1.96/gal
Attleboro, MA : $2.11/gal Selma, NC : $2.01/gal
Pawtucket, RI : $2.10/gal Fayetteville, NC : $1.96/gal
Providence, RI : $2.09/gal Lumberton, NC : $2.02/gal
Warwick, RI : $2.12/gal Rowland, NC : $1.95/gal
Wyoming, RI : $2.12/gal Dillon, SC : $1.93/gal
New London, CT : $2.19/gal Florence, SC : $1.82/gal
New Haven, CT : $2.22/gal Manning, SC : $1.81/gal
Bridgeport, CT : $2.35/gal Santee, SC : $1.84/gal
Greenwich, CT : $2.25/gal Walterboro, SC : $1.89/gal
Rye, NY : $2.24/gal Savannah, GA : $2.04/gal
New Rochelle, NY : $2.24/gal Richmond Hill, GA : $2.05/gal
Bronx, NY : $2.24/gal Darien, GA : $1.96/gal
Secaucus, NJ : $2.27/gal Brunswick, GA : $1.93/gal
Woodbridge, NJ : $2.11/gal Woodbine, GA : $1.99/gal
East Brunswick, NJ : $2.10/gal Kingsland, GA : $1.98/gal
Bordentown, NJ : $2.06/gal Yulee, FL : $1.97/gal
Cherry Hill, NJ : $2.07/gal Jacksonville, FL : $1.99/gal
Penns Grove, NJ : $2.16/gal Saint Augustine, FL : $1.96/gal
Wilmington, DE : $2.14/gal Palm Coast, FL : $2.01/gal
Newark, DE : $2.19/gal Daytona Beach, FL : $1.98/gal
Elkton, MD : $2.17/gal Orlando, FL : $1.99/gal
Perryville, MD : $2.04/gal Cocoa, FL : $1.95/gal
Aberdeen, MD : $2.04/gal Palm Bay, FL : $1.99/gal
White Marsh, MD : $2.04/gal Fort Pierce, FL : $2.02/gal
Baltimore, MD : $2.09/gal Cape Coral, FL : $2.02/gal
Greenbelt, MD : $2.06/gal West Palm Beach, FL : $2.24/gal
District Heights, MD : $2.07/gal Miami, FL : $2.21/gal

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RIDOT to Conduct 30-Hour I-95 Ramp Closures in Providence December 12-14

RIDOT to Conduct 30-Hour I-95 Ramp Closures in Providence December 12-14

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it plans, weather depending, to temporarily close two highway ramps leading to I-95 South in Providence on December 12, lasting approximately 30 hours. The affected ramps take traffic from Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and from Route 6/10 inbound to I-95 South.

The closures will allow for the safe demolition of an overhead highway ramp and avoids the need for multiple closures over several days. The schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change. RIDOT will provide updates in response to any schedule changes.

The demolition involves the removal of the existing structure that carries off-ramp traffic from I-95 South to Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), which is being replaced as part of the Providence Viaduct project. While this work is ongoing, RIDOT must temporarily relocate the entry point for Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) on I-95 South. Motorists will encounter this ramp immediately after Exit 22 (Downtown, Routes 6/10), several hundred feet sooner than the current ramp location. This new location for the ramp will be in place for approximately one year.

To facilitate the relocation of the ramp, Exit 21 will be closed for six hours overnight Saturday, December 12, into Sunday morning, December 13 (midnight to 6 a.m.). When the temporary ramp opens, off-ramp traffic will be on a portion of the new Providence Viaduct.

Digital message boards informing motorists of the upcoming closures and Exit 21 relocation will be activated beginning tonight. During the closure period, motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel and review traffic conditions at www.dot.ri.gov/travel before driving through the area. RIDOT has chosen the closure times when traffic volumes are at their lowest, and coordinating the 30-hour closure window at a time that avoids any impact to weekday rush hour periods.

The ramp closures are scheduled to begin Saturday, December 12 at 11 p.m. The ramps will remain closed through the day on Sunday, and are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, December 14. The closed ramps and detours include:

Downtown/Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South

• Primary Detour: Use the on-ramp to I-95 North and take Exit 23 (State Offices). Motorists will then use the Douglas Avenue on-ramp to reach I-95 South.

• Alternate Route: Motorists heading to Cranston, Warwick and other points south of Exit 16 (Route 10) should use Route 6/10 outbound and follow to Route 10 South to return to I-95 South.

Route 6/10 Inbound to I-95 South

• Primary Detour: Follow Route 6/10 to I-95 North and follow to Exit 23 (State Offices). Motorists will then use the Douglas Avenue on-ramp to reach I-95 South.

• Alternate Route: Motorists on Route 6 East should take the exit for Route 10 South to either take Exit 2B on I-95 South for Cranston, Warwick and other points south or Exit 2A for I-95 North for destinations off I-95 Exits 18-20. Motorists who normally use Route 10 North also should use I-95 North for their destinations in Providence.

Route 6 East to I-195 and R.I. Hospitals Campus

• Primary Detour: Take the exit for Route 10 South. Use Exit 2A for I-95 North to reach the hospitals area (Exits 18 and 20) and I-195 (Exit 19).


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I-95 Rhode Island Highway Restrictions December 5 Thru 11

I-95 Rhode Island Highway Restrictions December 5 Thru 11

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reporting the following highway restrictions on I-95 from December 5 thru December 11:

Friday Night and Weekend

– Cranston/Providence: I-95 North at Exit 16 (Rte. 10), lane closures for bridge work, Friday night from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following day.

– Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95 North and South at Exit 2 (Hopkinton) and Exit 4 (Rte. 3) and the Weigh Station, watch for an off-the-road construction crew, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Overnight

– Cranston: I-95 North and South, from Milford St. to Laurens St., lane and shoulder closures possible for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Cranston/Providence: I-95 North at Exit 16 (Rte. 10), alternating lane closures and ramp narrowing possible for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 28 (Rte. 114) to Exit 29 (Downtown), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

– Providence: I-95 South under Broad St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 19 (I-195) to Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices), and I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices) to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), left lane closed for construction, Sunday and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices) to just south of Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), right lane closed for construction, Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

– Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 12 (I-295 SB/Rte. 113) to Exit 13 (Airport Connector), lane and shoulder closures possible for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. The on-ramps from Rte. 113 to I-95 North and South will also be closed at this time. Follow signed detour.

– West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5 (Rte. 102) to Exit 7 (New London Turnpike), left lane and right shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Weekday

– Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95 North and South at Exit 2 (Hopkinton) and Exit 4 (Rte. 3) and the Weigh Station, watch for an off-the-road construction crew, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-295 logo Warwick: I-295 North and South at the East Ave. overpass near Exit 1 (Rte. 113 West), bridge work behind barrier, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The right and left shoulders will also be closed continuously through the end the year.


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