Many restaurants have deals and discounts for citizens senior citizens.
Pay attention to the age and other requirements (such as an AARP card), since they can vary according at each establishment even at the same chain restaurant. (That’s because chain restaurants are often franchises that are locally owned and operated.)
Regardless of whether your favorite restaurant is listed here, always ask about a senior discount wherever you dine or shop. Bon Appetit!
Applebee’s (over 20 Puget Sound locations). Diners 60+ can get 10% to 15% off with their Golden Apple card; however, most Applebee’s restaurants have discontinued the card. However, your local Applebee’s may have a senior special in place, so ask your waitress or call ahead for information.
Arby’s (over 24 Puget Sound locations). Get a 10% discount on your purchase, and some locations offer a free drink with purchase.
A&W (locations in Seattle and south Sound). The offer varies by location, typically a 10% discount off your purchase. Always ask about a discount before you order.
Ben & Jerry’s (Seattle and Eastside). Seniors 60+ get 10% off at participating Scoop Shops. And remember, everyone can ask for a free taste of any flavor in the scoop freezer.
Bonefish Grill (Bothell and Marysville). Present your AARP card for 10% off.
Dairy Queen (locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Participating locations offer free drinks or 10% off purchase to seniors 55+.
Del Taco (Federal Way). 10% discount for seniors 55+.
Denny’s (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). AARP members receive 15% off their purchase. And if you are feeling spunky, ask your server for something off the secret menu. It’s so secret that some locations don’t even know about it. French Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You are welcome.
Jack in the Box (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Seniors 55+ can get up to 20% off their entire order.
KFC (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Seniors 55+ can get a free small drink with meal purchase. But we found the franchises may offer a discount of up to 10%, excluding any coupons or sales. Ask before ordering.
Krispy Kreme (a handful of locations throughout the Puget Sound region). If you’re lucky, your local Krispy Kreme participates in a 10% off deal for customers 50+. Ask before ordering.
McDonald’s (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Customers 55+ can receive discounts on coffee and other drinks.
Outback Steakhouse (locations throughout the Puget Sound region). AARP members can show their card to get 10% off their meal.
Popeye’s (a handful of locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Get a free drink or a 10% discount for guests who are 55 years of age or older.
Sonic (locations throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington State). Drive in and go home with food and a 10% discount, or a free drink with purchase, if you are a senior 60+.
Steak ‘n Shake (downtown Seattle). Eat at Steak ‘n Shake on Monday or Tuesday for 10% off to those who are 50+.
Taco Bell (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Get 5% off and a free drink.
TCBY (a handful of locations throughout the Puget Sound region). Enjoy your yogurt for 10% less if you are 55+.
Wendy’s (many locations throughout the Puget Sound region). If you are 55+, ask for a 10% discount on your purchase.
According to a Zagat survey, the average cost of dining out ranges from $28-$48 in cities across the country. If you eat out once per week, that can add up to an eye-popping $1500-$2500 per year.
This list of restaurant deals and dining discounts helps take the “bite” out of the cost of dining out. Use this list to cut your bill by 10% or more.
It’s always good to confirm before you order at a chain restaurant that the location is participating in a national deal.
We usually update this list of senior discounts at Seattle area restaurants once or twice a year. But shoot us an email if you find a new offer, or one listed here that has changed.