10 Restaurants With Senior Discounts

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Growing older can have its perks, including savings and special offers at restaurants throughout the country. Seniors who know to ask can find delicious deals on everything from steak dinners to their morning coffee, as more national chains offer special senior menus and AARP discounts. We’ve rounded up 10 national restaurants with senior discounts.

IHOP

The International House of Pancakes has been serving up buttermilk pancakes and other breakfast favorites since the 1950s. Customers age 55 and older can order from an exclusive senior menu, which features smaller portions of classic dishes – including create-your-own omelets, french toast and pancakes – at a low price.

Denny’s

The 24-hour diner chain serves a special 55+ menu featuring low-cost dishes, such as waffles, club sandwiches and breakfast plates. Most locations also offer daily discounts to AARP cardholders and their guests.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

With locations in major cities throughout the country – including spots in New York City’s Times Square and Chicago’s Navy Pier – this “Forrest Gump”-inspired seafood restaurant is a popular stop for tourists and travelers. AARP members who present their cards can save 10 percent on food and drinks.

Papa John’s 

Pizza delivery giant Papa John’s offers 25 percent off all regular menu prices to AARP members and customers over 55 who order online. Lower the price on your next pizza by visiting papajohns.com and entering the promo code “AARP25” before placing your order.

Outback Steakhouse

This Australian-themed steakhouse is known for its grilled steaks, chicken and seafood. AARP members can present their cards and save 15 percent off their check (excluding alcohol) Monday through Thursday evenings and during weekend lunch service.

Golden Corral 

Many locations of this family-style buffet – which offers unlimited refills on dishes ranging from carved meats to chocolate-drizzled desserts – provide about 10 percent off dinner purchases to customers age 55 or older.

Dunkin Donuts

Serving baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and coffee to more than 3 million customers a day, Dunkin’ Donuts has a special offer for seniors: AARP members can receive a free donut with the purchase of any large or extra large beverage, including freshly brewed coffee.

Arby’s

Long known for its roast beef sandwiches, Arby’s has started branching into healthier and fresher options, including chicken salads and wraps. Many locations offer specials to seniors, including a 10 percent discount and a reduced price on drinks.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

This modern Italian restaurant serves seasonal salads and grilled entrees alongside traditional Italian pastas and comfort food. On Wednesdays, seniors who present a valid AARP membership card can save 20 percent on their check.

Applebee’s 

This chain of neighborhood grills offers a “2 for $20” special as well as lunch combos, burgers, salads and a wide variety of entrees, including steaks, ribs and seafood. Many locations offer discounts ranging from 5 to 15 percent off for diners age 55 and older.