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Senior Discounts at Restaurants: Denny’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and More

If there’s anything more satisfying than a nice meal, it has to be a nice meal at a discounted price. Though there are senior discounts on almost anything under the sun, one of the most underused is on food. To help you save money, assembled this list of senior discounts at restaurants nationwide, ranging from a free beverage with a meal to 20 percent off. To make things even easier, we’ve broken this list down into eateries that give discounts at age 55, 60 and 65.

Just note that although this list is as up-to-date as possible, senior discounts at restaurants are subject to change and can vary from location to location. Always ask about the current state of the senior discount before ordering.

older couple in restaurant, to illustrate senior restaurant discounts


Senior Discounts at 55+


Denny’s: Classic American diner-style food.

  • Seniors get 10% off all menu items, but for extra savings, sign up for an AARP membership, which garners you a 20% discount.


Chili’s: American chain featuring Tex-Mex-style cuisine.

  • Seniors receive a discount of 10% off all menu items.


IHOP: Diner-style menu with an emphasis on pancakes.

  • 10% off menu items.


McDonald’s: America’s original hamburger spot.

  • Discounts on coffee and other beverages (vary by location).


Steak ‘n Shake: Classic burgers, fries and handmade shakes.

  • 10% off menu items every Monday and Tuesday.


TCBY: Frozen yogurt spot known for a myriad of flavors and toppings.

  • 10% off menu items.


Fuddruckers: American fast-casual chain specializing in hamburgers.

  • 10% off any “Senior Platter.”


Chick-fil-A: American fast-food chain with an emphasis on chicken.

  • 55+ patrons get one free coffee or drink with purchase, and 10% off menu items.


Krispy Kreme: Chain famous for its freshly-made donuts.

  • 10% off all menu items.


Senior Discounts at 60+


Applebee’s: Casual eatery specializing in mainstream American-style dishes.

  • Though this requires that you sign up for a “Golden Apple Card,” it’s well worth it. Filling out a small card gets you 15% off at any location nationwide.


Outback Steakhouse: Australian-themed steakhouse famous for the “bloomin’ onion.”

  • 15% off with your AARP membership card.


Subway: Sandwich shop featuring fresh toppings and bread choices.

  • 10% off any regular-price menu item.


Dunkin’ Donuts: Donut chain featuring baked goods and specialty coffees.

  • Free donut with the purchase of a large or extra-large coffee.


Golden Corral: Family-style restaurant with all-you-can-eat buffet.

  • 10% off all regularly priced menu items.


Sonic: Road-trip staple featuring burgers and hot dogs.

  • Choice of 10% off purchases or a free beverage.


Burger King: Home of the “Whopper,” a classic flame-broiled burger spot.

  • Patrons who are 60+ receive 10% off.


Waffle House: Iconic Southern breakfast spot often open 24/7.

  • 10% off menu items every Monday.


Senior Discounts at 65+


Boston Market: Family-style restaurant known for hearty takeout options.

  • 10% off any regular-price menu item.


Hardee’s: Fast-food burger chain, also known for biscuits and chicken.

  • Receive any beverage for 33 cents with the purchase of a regular-price menu item.


Taco Bell: Fast-food taco spot known for twists on Mexican cuisine.

  • 5% off all regularly priced menu items.


Did we miss any of your favorite senior discounts at restaurants? If so, share them in the comments below. 

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    1. Denny’s will only honor the 10% discount on the 55 + items on the menu, will not honor the discount on the regular menu. I found out today when I paid my check. So this should be changed on your page. I am in the Valdosta, Ga. area.

    2. Ronald Dumont says:

      By the way JackintheBox and Whataburger give Senior discounts also!

    3. DEL TACO has always offered a discount for seniors, at least in Redding, Ca…however, I have to ask for the discount or it won’t happen

    4. Bakers Square 10% off but only if you ask.
      China Buffet 10% off or with their discount coupons in your local newspaper. Surprise Az is a great buffet


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