What time does DoorDash open?

What time does DoorDash open? Well, DoorDash itself is open 24 hours every day of the week. But food delivery depends on the Dashers (DoorDash drivers) available and if the restaurants you want to order from are open.

"Yes, we are open" sign hanging behind a glass door

That means Dashers can start delivering food as early as 6 AM, but they can’t deliver food if your preferred restaurant doesn’t open until 8 AM. Since the restaurant is closed, your order will be cancelled.

But the best times to order for food through DoorDash are between 11 AM to 2 PM during lunch, and 4:30 PM to 8 PM during dinner hours.

Can restaurants cancel DoorDash orders?

Restaurants can cancel DoorDash orders for a number of reasons. First, it could be because the restaurant has closed. Most restaurants are closing early because of the COVID pandemic, labor shortage and inflation. So it’s best to order food in the mornings or afternoons.

Another reason could be that the restaurant has run out of the food you want to order. Third, the restaurant is no longer accepting takeout orders for that day.

What happens if a customer cancels a DoorDash order?

If you cancel your order before a DoorDash driver accepts it and also before the restaurant has confirmed it, then DoorDash will refund your money in full. However, if a restaurant has not confirmed your order but a Dasher has accepted it, then you will only get a partial refund.

In the worst case scenario where both the restaurant and the DoorDash driver have accepted and confirmed your order, you won’t get a refund. The reason is because your driver is possibly on the way to the restaurant to pick up the confirmed order. So they would have to be compensated for their time and the distance they have driven.

Is DoorDash open on Christmas Eve?

With Christmas Eve fast approaching in 2021, lots of customers may be wondering if DoorDash might take a break from running food delivery errands. The answer is no.

As we mentioned earlier, DoorDash is open to accepting customer orders 24/7. That means it will remain open even on Christmas Eve and on other holidays. So last minute shoppers can still place their orders, as long as the restaurant they want to order from is open.

Delivery man riding bicycle in the snow

Here’s a short list of restaurants that open on Christmas Eve:

  • Applebee’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chili’s
  • Denny’s
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Waffle House
  • Starbucks
  • Macaroni Grill
  • McDonald’s

Can you order DoorDash for a specific time?

Sometimes, real-life gets in the way when we try to spoil ourselves. Your boss could decide to keep you at the office for 1 extra hour. So you won’t be able to make it home in time to collect your order from the DoorDash driver.

In such scenarios, you can schedule your order for a specific time. For example, if you’re staying at the office until 9 pm, you can schedule the delivery for 9 pm, or 9:30 pm depending on how fast you can get home. The DoorDash driver will stall your delivery until it’s 9 PM before bringing your food for you. 

You can also schedule food deliveries for specific dates. So if you plan to surprise a loved one tomorrow, you can place your order now and a DoorDash driver will deliver your food the next day.


Just a recap!

We answered the question, “What time does DoorDash open?”. DoorDash is open 24/7. But your chances of ordering your favorite meals depend on if the restaurant you choose to order from is open. It also depends on if any DoorDash driver is available around your region.


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