Restaurant Discounts For Seniors

With the majority of restaurants moving towards app based customer promotion and loyalty accounts, it is tough to keep track of where seniors can find a deal on a meal. The 10% usually offered doesn't seem like much but that is 10 cents on the dollar and it can really add up when you make enough purchases.

A good meal out can be anywhere from $10 to $30 nowadays, so it comes as no surprise to realize that eating out for lunch or dinner can be an expensive ordeal. For seniors, the costs of eating out can add up quite quickly and chip away at savings accounts. The $6 sandwich at lunch would be $5.40 when a senior discount is applied and that can add up if you're going out two to three times a week. So, having a deal like that can open up the budget a little more for a nice sit down meal or a chance to get out and meet friends or family. 

We at Gift Card Granny called local locations and even reached out to a few branches across the USA to verify these deals to give you an accurate list for the current year. Whether you're using your membership card for an AARP restaurant discount or want to start dining at establishments that offer a senior discount, this restaurant discount list can be a helpful resource.  What's more, combine these offers with a discount gift card from Gift Card Granny and you can really cash in on the savings. Depending on the restaurant or gift card deal, you can save 5% to 20% on your bill!

Restaurant Discounts – Senior Edition 

1. Applebee's

Many Applebee's locations now offer a 10% to 15% senior discount. Call your local restaurant to find out about their offers. Offer confirmed by calling the corporate number at 1-888-592-7753.

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2. Arby’s

Many locations offer 10% or discounted drinks. Arby's customer service said the discount depends on the franchise. Your best bet is to contact your local Arby's location.  

3. Bob Evans 

They have a senior menu with 55 plus items at a reduced price. Enjoy delicious meals at a price you'll like at a Bob Evans near you.

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4. Bonefish Grill

With your AARP membership, you will get 10% off. Does not apply to alcohol or gratuity. 

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5. Boston Market

There have been a few reports there are discounts for customers over 65. After contacting two stores near us, there were two different answers. Call to find out if your local restaurant participates.

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6. Burger King


They offer 10% off food and meals for customers 60+. They also have special discounts on coffee and drinks for seniors. We reached out to multiple Burger King locations and some restaurants offered it and others did not, which means that this policy varies from store to store. 

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7. Carl’s Jr.

Participating restaurants offer a 10% discount to seniors. Applicable to the meal and drink by some accounts. Check with your local Carl's Jr. restaurant. 

8. Carrabba's Italian Grill

Through an AARP membership, there is a 10% off deal valid any time you visit. This discount does not apply to alcohol, gift cards, applicable taxes, and gratuity.

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9. Chili's  

10% discount for customers 55 and older. We called locations in PA, IL, and WA. All 3 locations confirmed the 10% off discount. 

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10. Corner Bakery Café

10% through AARP at participating restaurants.

11. Culver's 

Some restaurants offer 10% off for customers 60+. Check with the local restaurant.

12. Dairy Queen

10% off or a free small drink for customers over 55. A Dairy Queen customer service agent (1-877-799-7827) said it's best to ask management if your favorite store offers the discount. 

13. Denny's 

Order from the '55+ menu' (available on request) with reduced prices. Some locations offer a 15% discount for AARP members instead of or alongside the menu. Those offers are not to be combined.

14. Dunkin' Donuts

While it is not an official nationwide discount, many Dunkin’ locations offer a 10% discount or free coffee for customers 55+. 

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15. Einstein Brothers Bagels

10% off a dozen bagels for customers over 60. Confirmed offer with an Einstein Brothers Bagels customer service representative at 1-800-224-3563. 

16. El Pollo Loco

Typically 10% off but varies by location for customers 60 and older.

17. Fuddruckers

10% off any Senior Platter on their menu. Spoke with staff members at a couple of Fuddruckers locations and they confirmed this deal!

18. Golden Corral

Seniors over 60 get 10% off any full order during any day of the week. Seniors can enjoy $1 off a regular adult buffet meal. On Saturdays and Sundays, seniors get discounted breakfast, lunch, and dinner prices. Stop by a restaurant near you!

19. Hardee’s

Hardee’s has a 30% beverage or 10% off your order for seniors. We contacted Hardee's customer support at 1-877-799-7827 and they said this offer is dependent upon location.

20. IHOP

IHOP has a special menu for customers 55+.

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21. Jack in the Box

10% off or $0.50 off a drink, depending on location. 

We spoke with employees at Jack in the Box stores in CA and NC. It appears the discount varies by location.

22. Longhorn Steakhouse

Senior menu available for customers 50 plus. Ask your server for the special menu and check before visiting.

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23. Outback Steakhouse

10% but only for AARP members and it does not include alcohol.

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24. Papa John’s Pizza

Depends on location. AMAC members receive 25% off with code “25SAVE” when ordering online. Reach out to a Papa John's store for more information.. 

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25. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

Special menu for customers 55+ with reduced priced and smaller portions.

26. Ponderosa Steakhouse

Senior menu for special pricing available for customers 60+. Find a Ponderosa Steakhouse near you

27. Quaker Steak & Lube

Some locations offer 10% off meals and special 15% Monday through Friday from 3-5 to guests 65 and older. Does not include alcohol and tax/gratuity. Contact your local restaurant before visiting to find their promotions. 

28. Rainforest Cafe

10% off for AARP members.

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29. Roy Rogers

10% discount but can vary by location.

Discount verified by calling multiple Roy Rogers locations

30. Saltgrass Steakhouse

Get a 10% discount with your AARP card.

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31. Shoney’s

Seniors save $0.50 off their meal with a valid ID. Confirmed offer by speaking with employees at the Shoney's Franklin location (828-349-0290) and the Shoney's Panama City location (850-234-1555). 

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32. Sonic Drive-In

10% discount or a free drink for customers 60 and older. We called a number of Sonic locations and each restaurant had a different policy. Make sure you call to confirm they honor the discount before visiting. 

33. Spaghetti Factory

Senior menu available for customers who are 55 and older. Confirmed discount by contacting stores listed on the locations page

34. Taco Bell

10% off or a free drink for customers 65+. Check with the location. Discount verified but it depends on location. Some restaurants we contacted didn't offer the discount. 

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35. Uno Chicago Grill 

20% off for customers over 55 years old on Wednesday. Offer verified with a location in Pennsylvania. When we contacted an Uno's in Wisconsin, we were told they didn't offer a senior discount. Reach out to your intended location before visiting. 

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36. Wendy's

5-10% off depending on location for customers 55 plus. Wendy's customer service (1-888-624-8140) confirmed that the discount offered is up to each franchise location. Call ahead to verify the discount at your favorite Wendy's.

37. Whataburger

Free soft drink or coffee for customers over 55. We contacted Whataburger customer service at 1-800-682-7437 and they advised the senior deal depended on the location. 

38. White Castle

10% discount for customers over 62 years old. Offer confirmed at multiple restaurant locations. 


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Did we miss one? Let us know if one of your favorite restaurants offers a senior discount in the comments section below!