There are many businesses and dining establishments across the country that offer exclusive restaurant discounts for seniors. Yet, these senior citizen dining discounts often come as a surprise to many people who are old enough to qualify for these benefits.
To start receiving these senior dining discounts, you don’t have to reach the age of Medicare (which is 65) because many restaurant discounts for seniors become available when you reach 50. Simply enroll in a senior advocacy organization like the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) (Download the AARP app here.)
So, which restaurants offer senior discounts at age 55? What restaurants offer senior discounts to seniors over 50 or 65? There are more restaurants that give senior discount options than you would think. The following senior dining discounts can help stretch a dollar without much effort. These eateries have been categorized as follows –
- Casual & Finer Dining Establishments
- Fast Food & Other Restaurant Options
- Sweets & Ice Cream Treats
Casual & Finer Dining Establishments
Applebee’s brand offers its own popular senior discount program. The discount offered may differ by location, but most Applebee’s locations offer a senior discount that ranges from 10% to 15%.
Denny’s offers its senior diners (55+) a special menu, with includes lower prices and lighter fare. Most Denny’s locations offer an AARP member discount of 15% off dishes like French toast, omelets, burgers, and sandwiches.
The Rainforest Café
The Rainforest Café offers a unique tropical dining experience and 10% senior dining (for current AARP members) discounts. The Rainforest Café’s senior pricing is available for food and all nonalcoholic beverages.
Bonefish Grill is an upscale eatery that provides AARP members a 10% discount on all food and nonalcoholic beverages. This Bonefish Grill senior benefit is only available for dine-in service and participating locations.
The Chart House
The Chart House offers incredible food choices in remarkably scenic locations. AARP members dining at one of the many Chart House locations receive a 10% discount on nonalcoholic beverages and food purchases.
Chili’s Restaurants is a nationwide chain offering mix of traditional and southwestern options. Chili’s offers the typical 10% senior discount at participating locations throughout the country. The minimum age for this senior dining discount is 55.
Outback Steakhouse specializes in steak and its signature blooming onions. Seniors dining at Outback Steakhouse enjoy a 10% senior dining discount on food and beverages (nonalcoholic).
Uno Pizzeria offers its customers the Double Nickel Club, a senior dining discount program for those 55. Those that qualify will get 25% off their purchase at Uno Pizzeria – which must be on any Wednesday.
Saltgrass Steak House
Saltgrass Steak House is known as the original Texas Steak House. The Saltgrass Steak House provides seniors who are AARP members with a 10% discount each day.
The Internation House of Pancakes (IHOP)
The IHOP is an American institution – specializing in pancakes and breakfast options. The International House of Pancakes offers its customers who are a minimum of 55 years of age a menu with omelets and breakfast specials at reduced prices.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carrabba’s Italian Grill offers Italian specialty dishes, mostly served in a traditional family style. AARP members dining at Carrabba’s can use their AARP membership card to receive a 10% discount on their entire meal any day.
Sizzler’s has created its Honored Guests Menu, which offers various senior discounts, depending on the Sizzler location. When dining, ask for details at your specific location.
Landry’s Inc. Restaurants
Landry’s Inc. Restaurants, which includes numerous popular restaurant and food options (Brick House Tavern, Bubba Gumb, Willie G’s, etc.), offers a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for those diners who are active AARP members.
Captain D’s Seafood
Captain D’s Seafood, which is considered a fast yet casual restaurant, offers seniors a Wednesday special. At that time, those who are 62 or older can select from a menu of 8 discounted meals. The complete meal also includes a beverage. This Captain Ds Seafood offer varies by location, so inquire at your location.
McCormick & Schmick’s
McCormick & Schmick’s offers its guests a discount dining option if they are active AARP members. When presenting your membership, M & S will provide a 10% discount on all beverages (nonalcoholic) and food.
Fuddruckers is a burger specialty restaurant that offers delectable and customizable toppings – from guacamole to smokehouse bacon, or a fried egg, to name a few. Fuddruckers offers a senior platter (which includes a burger and a side) for a reduced price of 10%.
Golden Corral’s participating locations offer its customers who are 60 years of age or old a 10% discount off entrees or buffet options.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Old Spaghetti Factory offers the Italian specialties you would expect. The Old Spaghetti Factory offers its senior customers a special senior menu.
Schlotzky’s is a specialty restaurant that offers unique and delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, calzone, and pizza. AARP members receive a 10% senior dining discount when linking the rewards app with their AARP online membership account.
Country Kitchen delivers a home-cooked quality meal any time of the day. Country Kitchen provides seniors —- guests who are 55 years of age and older, with a special menu of discounted choices.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery was founded in the late 1950s but still retains its humble roots as a pancake house. The Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Senior Menu offers discounted and special deals to those who are 55 years of age and older.
The Village Inn
The Village Inn is a classic family restaurant with typical comfort food. Guests at the Village Inn who are 60 years of age or older receive a senior dining discount of 10%. Note this Village Inn offer may vary by location so check your location.
Fast Food & Other Restaurant Options
Although it varies by location, many A&W restaurants, with their all-American food options, honor a senior dining discount of 10% off the entire check.
As a throwback to the popular drive-ins of the 20th – serving burgers and other fast-food choices. Sonicoffers its customers a 10% senior discount (or a complimentary soft drink beverage). This offer, which may differ by location, is available to customers who are older than 60.
At participating Pollo Tropical locations, seniors can save up to 10% off their orders. Pollo Tropical offers these senior dining discounts to its guest who are 55 and older.
Boston Market offers a menu that includes American comfort food. While Boston Market has no standardized company-wide policy, many locations offer a 10% senior discount to diners over 65.
Subway, with the provision of a valid ID, offers a senior discount equal to 10% off the total purchase to its customers who are 60 and older.
Taco Bell has senior dining discounts of 5% and a free drink; however, this senior dining discount is only available at participating Taco Bells.
At its participating locations, White Castle offers its customers (who are over 62 years of age) receive a 10% discount on their White Castle order.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
KFC provides its senior diners a 5% to 10% discount on the total bill. Seniors, according to KFC’s policy, include anyone who is 55 years of age or older. This offer from KFC requires the customer to provide valid identification at the time of purchase.
McDonald’s is an iconic fast-food American restaurant that now serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers its senior customers – those who are 55+, discounted hot coffee every day.
Long John Silver’s
Long John Silver’s is a fast-food restaurant that specializes in seafood. Many of the 600+ locations offer senior dining discounts for customers who are 55 or older.
Whataburger has a discount dining policy for its senior citizen customers – who are considered anyone who is aged 55 and older. The amount of senior discount will vary, based on location, but it can be as much as a 20% discount off the purchase.
Select Burger King location offers its senior citizens a 10% discount. Burger King defines seniors as customers who are 60 or older. Note many locations also offer additional discounts on soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Einstein Bros. Bagels is an American restaurant chain that offers a variety of bagels and other all-day breakfast-like options. In participating Einstein Bros. Bagels’ locations, customers over 60 years old and old receive a discount of 10% off their order.
Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box offers its senior guest an all-day discount of up to 20%, depending on the participating location. This Jack in the Box offer is available to customers who are 55 and older.
Panda Express, which offers some of the best fast-served Chinese cuisine, offers a 10% senior dining discount to its guests.
Auntie Anne’s offers guests a 10% discount on food (in-store, online or app orders) if they show proof that they have linked their AARP membership to their Auntie Anne’s reward account.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill delivers a 10% discount to AARP members/customers who link their Moe’s Southwest Grill rewards account with their AARP membership account.
Hardee’s offers old-fashioned burgers and fries (among other menu items) with a senior discount of 10% off an order for guests who are 60 or older.
Sweets, Ice Cream & Other Treats
At participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations, active AARP members can receive a free donut when they have purchased a large or extra-large beverage or coffee drink.
Many locations of Krispy Kreme offer its customers – who are over 50 years of age a discount on their purchase. Note some locations may vary the offer and the minimum age to qualify.
TCBY (This Country’s Best Yogurt)
TCBY offers frozen yogurt with a large array of delicious toppings that range from candy to fresh fruit. Participating TCBY offers its guests who are over 55 a 10% discount on its frozen delights.
Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s offers its customers – 60 and older a 10 percent discount on their purchases. Note that this is available only at participating Ben & Jerry’s locations.
Many Dairy Queen locations offer a 10 percent senior discount, or if the customer prefers a free small drink.
Cinnabon offers its senior customers (who are AARP members) a senior dining discount of 10% off purchases. Note that Cinnabon excludes delivery items for this senior discount.
At participating locations across the country, seniors can receive a 10% discount on the delicious offering at Mrs. Fields.
Corner Bakery Café
Corner Bakery Café offers fresh and flavorful food at its many locations. Seniors dining at the Corner Bakery Café receive an AARP-member-based dining discount of 10%. This offer is available for carry-out and dine-in orders but excludes delivered orders.
Jamba offers a variety of vegetable or fruit-blended juices and smoothies. Linking an AARP membership account with the Jamba rewards account offers seniors a 10% discount on all in-store, online, or app orders.
Friendly’s is an ice cream/restaurant chain that is known for its famous Fribble – a delectable ice cream treat. Although the offer may vary by location, most offer a 10% senior discount for a meal, including a free coffee (or small-sized sundae when ordered during non-breakfast hours).