10 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts and Deals

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023

Check out these amazing senior discounts at popular restaurants. It's the perfect excuse to treat yourself, your parents or your friends!

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(International House of Pancakes) Restaurant exterior.
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Whether you love IHOP for the stacks of pancakes, surprisingly good burgers or something else, people 55+ can always ask to have a 10 percent senior discount applied to your bill. IHOP also offers a special senior menu with lower prices.

Make your breakfast faves with our IHOP copycat recipes.

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Applebee's casual dining family restaurant logo sign
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Folks that are 60+ can enjoy anywhere from 10 to 15 percent off your check at most Applebee’s locations. Just ask your server what their specific restaurant offers. Don’t forget to bring your Golden Apple Card!

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Bonefish Grille is a chain of upscale restaurants featuring fresh seafood.
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Bonefish Grill

AARP members can take 10 percent off the bill at Bonefish Grill. You can also receive 50 percent off every fourth visit via the chain’s Dine Rewards program.

Fishing for something to do with that salmon you have? Check out our Bonefish Grill copycat recipes.

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Carrabba's Italian Grill exterior.
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Carrabba’s Italian Grill

AARP members are also offered exclusive deals at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, where they score 10 percent off their meals. Just bring your AARP membership card.

Find a copycat recipe for your favorite pasta–including the Lasagne at Carrabba’s.

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Denny's Fast casual restaurant and diner.
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The senior discounts at Denny’s vary by location, so you’ll have to ask at your local restaurant. But every Denny’s does have a special 55+ menu with smaller portions and discounted prices.

Serve up breakfast in bed with these Denny’s lookalikes (and taste-alikes!).

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Golden Corral Buffet and Grill.
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Golden Corral

Seniors have more than one option for the best deal at Golden Corral. There’s a senior buffet, which is roughly 50 cents cheaper than the regular buffet price. 60+ guests can also head in early, anywhere from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up the early bird special, which lowers the buffet cost to $7.59 with drinks.

Headed out? Here are nine things you didn’t know about Golden Corral.

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Exterior view of Dairy Queen shop
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Dairy Queen

Anyone over the age of 55 can pick from two discount options at their local Dairy Queen. Seniors can get a 10 percent discount on their order or sip on a small drink—free of charge.

Dairy Queen is actually one of the oldest chains in the country. Do you know the country’s oldest chain restaurants?

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Most McDonald’s will offer anyone over 55 free or cheaper coffee and beverages. However, the McDonald’s discounts can vary by location so be sure to ask what other deals may be available.

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If you’re thinking Arby’s, you’ll also want to think about saving some money. Senior citizens get free drinks and get 10 percent off their bill.

Here’s what to order at Arby’s (and nine other restaurants) for the most healthy meal.

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a Outback Steakhouse retail chain restaurant in Key West, Florida on June 20, 2017.
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Outback Steakhouse

All AARP members get exclusive deals at Outback Steakhouse. They can take 10 percent off their entire check. That’s right—when you’re dining out with guests, they can save, too!

Here are more savvy ways to save at restaurants.