15 Popular Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts

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Don't miss out on these dining hotspots where seniors can enjoy their favorites for less.
Updated Jan. 17, 2024
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If you are a senior on a fixed income, it can be challenging to enjoy a dinner out. However, you can keep some cash in your wallet while enjoying a meal someone else makes.

Here are some restaurants that offer great senior discounts. Try one the next time you're in the mood to eat out.

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill

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Show your AARP card at Carrabba’s and get a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The discount doesn’t count for delivery options, so you’ll have to dine in. Some locations also offer a discount if you pick up your meal.

IHOP

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Ask for IHOP’s 55+ menu to get meal prices specifically for restaurant patrons at least 55 years old.

The menu offers cheaper options for seniors on a variety of meals.

Golden Corral

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As long as you are 18, you can join Golden Corral’s Good as Gold Club to earn extra rewards such as free drinks, special birthday offers, and coupons for your next visit to the restaurant.

You can also have emails sent directly to you with discounts specifically for diners at least 60 years old.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Use your AARP membership at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to get 10% off your food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases.

Auntie Anne’s

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Getting an AARP membership helps you unlock deals for members at many restaurants.

At Auntie Anne’s, you can get 10% off your purchases if you link your AARP membership card to your Auntie Anne’s Rewards account.

Rainforest Cafe

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The Rainforest Cafe offers a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages if you present your AARP card when you order.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

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Like Auntie Anne’s, you can connect your Moe’s Southwest Grill rewards account with your AARP membership to enjoy 10% off your order.

The discount applies to purchases made in-store, online, or in your app.

Cicis Pizza

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Get some pizza and other Italian food from Cicis and ask for a discount for seniors.

Discounts and details about the discounts vary from location to location, so check with your local restaurant.

Papa John’s

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Another great organization for seniors is the Association of Mature American Citizens. A membership there can get you great deals on food.

Get 25% off your orders with Papa John’s when you use the promo code “AMAC25” as part of your AMAC membership. Be aware that you can only get the discount if you order through the Papa John’s website.

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Cinnabon

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Connect your AARP membership to your Cinnabon Rewards account and get 10% off your check the next time you visit a Cinnabon location.

Denny’s

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Grab a meal at your local Denny’s and get a discount if you order off the 55+ menu. Denny’s menu for older diners includes several different offerings.

Outback Steakhouse

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At Outback Steakhouse, your AARP membership card can get you 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.

All locations offer the discount to those who dine in, and some extend the price break to those who carry out.

McDonald’s

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You might be able to get a discount as a senior at your local McDonald’s, but the price break can vary from restaurant to restaurant.

Check with your local McDonald’s to find out if that franchise location offers discounts for seniors — and if so, the types of discounts you qualify for.

El Pollo Loco

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El Pollo Loco has locations in seven states — including California and Texas — and you can get a special discount if you live close by and are at least 60.

Take advantage of the El Pollo Loco discount for seniors by getting 10% off your order to a maximum of $1.

Landry’s Seafood

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Landry’s Seafood offers seniors a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages if you show your AARP membership card when you eat there.

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Bottom line

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The restaurants on this list allow you to enjoy a night out and lower your money stress at the same time. Check before you go out to make sure your local restaurant offers these deals.

Also, keep an eye on any specifics you need to follow to qualify for the discount, such as the time of day you eat or other rules to get the discount.

Finally, look for other ways to get discounts, such as going to a restaurant on your birthday or downloading an app for other deals.

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