Olive Garden Senior & AARP Discount Policies Explained

As a senior citizen, you've spent decades of hard work to get where you are. Some restaurants and other businesses choose to show their appreciation by offering senior discounts or AARP discounts.

However, senior discounts aren't always available, so it's helpful to know whether your favorite spots like Olive Garden offer savings before you visit.

Olive Garden logo sign above the entrance to the restaurant

Olive Garden doesn’t offer age-related discounts, nor does it have an AARP discount.[1]

Below, I explain how else you can save at Olive Garden and what other restaurants you can save at as an AARP member.

Olive Garden Senior Discount Policy

Olive Garden doesn’t offer discounts to seniors, including those who are members of AARP.[1]

I contacted Olive Garden restaurants in Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, and Texas to confirm this information.

Other Ways to Save at Olive Garden

Even without a senior discount, you can save on your next meal at Olive Garden.[1]

Keep these options in mind for your next visit:

  • Olive Garden eClub: eClub members get emails with current coupons, promotions, and specials. You can provide your name, zip code, and a valid email to sign up for free.[2][3]
  • Ongoing specials: You can check Olive Garden’s website for a list of current lunch and dinner specials.[2]
  • Lunch menus: You can ask for an Olive Garden lunch menu no matter what time of day you visit. The lunch menu offers smaller portion sizes and lower prices than the dinner menu.[1]


The AARP website offers several restaurant promotions and coupons.[4]

Members can also get discounts of around 10% to 20% off at the following restaurants:[5]

  • Bonefish Grill
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Denny’s
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Papa Johns
  • Saltgrass Steak House

If you’re not already an AARP member, be aware that there is a $16 annual fee ($12 for your first year).[6][7]

However, membership includes access to discounts on travel and entertainment in addition to restaurants, and if you take advantage of these discounts, you’ll save more than you spend on the annual fee.[8]

For even more places with senior savings (including stores, restaurants, hotels, and more), see the list of the best senior discounts by age.

Tip: You can also sign up for rewards programs with many nationwide chain restaurants, such as Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, and Red Lobster, to receive points for every purchase and put them toward free food.[9][10][11]


Does Olive Garden offer a special menu for seniors?

No, it doesn’t offer a senior menu. However, you can ask for the lunch menu at any hour for smaller portions.[1]

Does Olive Garden offer a military discount?

No, Olive Garden doesn’t offer any kind of military discount to active duty service members or veterans.[1]

Does Olive Garden offer group discounts?

No, Olive Garden doesn’t offer any sort of group discount.[2]

In Summary

Olive Garden doesn’t offer discounts to seniors or AARP members.[1]

However, there are a few ways to save money when dropping by to eat, including choosing from the lunch menu (which is available at any time) or signing up for promotional emails.[1][2]

AARP members can save at other restaurants, including Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Outback Steakhouse.[8][6]

Feel free to share your secrets or tips for finding senior discounts in the comments section below. You can also ask questions or share personal experiences you’ve had with Olive Garden or AARP.

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