Restaurants That Give Senior Discounts

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With age comes some perks. There are a large number of restaurants that want to attract older customers to their dining establishment, and one of the best ways to do this is to give a senior discount. The one key element is that these discounts will rarely be automatically given. You’ll need to ask for them, and in some cases, show proof of your age. It’s also important to note that restaurants may be independently owned, so the senior discounts listed below might vary from restaurant to restaurant. The best thing to do is to ask about any discounts available before being seated and served.

Even if the restaurant you frequent is not listed in the below list, it’s still well worth your while to ask if they offer a senior discount. Even many small mom and pop owned restaurants offer discounted meas to seniors, although they will rarely advertise this. It never hurts to ask, and there is a decent chance that by doing so, you’ll get a portion off your dining bill. Discounts will usually range from 10% to 20% off of the dining bill. There are also other ways to save money at restaurants you can use to save even more.

Senior is also a relative term in the eyes of each restaurant chain that ranges from 50 years of age to 65 years of age. It can also be worthwhile signing up with AARP once you reach the age of 50 since some restaurants give discounts to AARP members. Even if you don’t currently qualify for and of the discounts, you probably know someone who does who doesn’t realize that they could be getting these discounts when they frequent these restaurants. Part of taking advantage of these discounts is knowing that they exist in the first place.

Discounts for those 50 Years and Older

Krispy Kreme: 10%
Steak ‘n Shake: 10% (on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Tea Room Cafe: 10%

Discounts for those 55 Years and Older

Arby’s: 10%
Chick-Fil-A: 10% (or the choice of a free small drink or a free coffee)
Chili’s Grill & Bar: 10%
Denny’s: 10% (20% discount for AARP members)
Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% (or a free coffee)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% discount on senior platters
IHOP: 10%
Jack in the Box: 20%
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC): Free small drink with any purchased meal
Long John Silver’s: Discounts vary depending on location
McDonald’s: Coffee discount
TCBY: 10%
Wendy’s: 10%

Discounts for those 60 Years and Older

Applebee’s: 15% with a Golden Apple Card
Baker’s Square: 10%
Ben & Jerry’s: 10%
Bennigan’s: Discounts vary depending on location
Bob’s Big Boy: Discounts vary depending on location
Burger King: 10%
Carl’s Jr.: 10% (you must ask before ordering)
Carrow’s: Discounted senior menu
CiCi’s Pizza: 10%
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% discount on a baker’s dozen of bagels
Elephant Bar: 20% when signed up for Senior Explorer VIP Card
Gatti’s Pizza: 10%
Golden Corral: 10%
Mrs. Fields: 10%
Shoney’s: 10%
Sonic: 10% (or a free beverage)
Subway: 10%
Village Inn: 10%
Waffle House: 10% discount Mondays

Discounts for those 62 Years and Older

Whataburger: 10%
White Castle: 10%
Sweet Tomatoes: 10%

Discounts for those 65 Years and Older

Boston Market: 10%
Hardee’s: 33 cent beverages everyday
Taco Bell: 5% and a free beverage

This is an ongoing list that we’d like to keep as updated as possible. If you are familiar with any other restaurants that offer senior discounts, we’d love to hear about them so we can add them to our list. Also, if a restaurant on this list has changed the ages or the discount offered, please let us know. Simply leave a comment in this thread and we’ll add it into the main article.

(Photo courtesy of Edward Kimmel)

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2 Responses to Restaurants That Give Senior Discounts

  1. Thanks for this useful list. My uncle used his senior card every time we dine out.

  2. Pete Kasper says:

    I enjoy getting all the discount that I can. Every little bit helps.What gets me is some of the fast food resturants that are published on here when you ask for senior discount the say they don’t have discount.

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