Many local and national restaurants offer senior discounts such as a free cup of coffee, two for the price of one specials, early bird discounts, special senior menus, or even a percentage off the total bill. Because many restaurant employees are trained not to suggest the discounts because of age sensitivity, it is very important that you ask before you order if there are any senior discounts available.
Even if you are eating at a national chain restaurant you should still confirm that the discounts are offered at a specific location. If the chains are franchised then each location may have different policies for senior discounts. Some restaurants will require proof of age, so be prepared to show your driver’s license or some other form of identification. It is a good idea to also ask what age is considered to be a senior at the specific restaurant. Some restaurants give discounts at age 50 while others require you to be 65 years old.
Here is a list of restaurants that typically offer senior discounts:
For other ways to find senior discounts you can look for coupons and special offers in your local newspaper, travel magazines, welcome centers, and mailers. There are also many websites that have senior discount information such as: Seniordiscounts.com.
There are also many organizations such as the AARP that offer their members discounts for restaurants around the country. The low annual fee can quickly be reimbursed if you take advantage of the available discounts. You can visit the AARP website for more details.