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The 11 Best Happy Hour Deals At Chain Restaurants

Many chain restaurants have happy hour deals to, well, make you happy! Most of these deals are on certain drinks such as cocktails as well as different appetizers. 

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Chain restaurants are the savior for many a hungry belly or thirst quenching days. They are often convenient, reliable, and charming. That is just the environment.

The food portions can also be very pleasing and generous with comfort-food-based menus that are ideal when you are on the go and need to stop that hunger from taking over.

Furthermore, the prices are usually pretty reasonable too.

Although the prices are generous, food chains across the country frequently put on happy hour deals.

These include substantial discounts on many drinks, and on occasions, food. If you’re free and close to a chain restaurant while the happy hour is on, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity for cheaper drinks!

Before you start counting down the clock to the next happy hour, here are 11 of the best happy hour deals in different chain restaurants across the USA.

*happy hour prices are subject to change. Check directly with the restaurant

1. The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is at the heart of many American’s treat times. It is known for offering gigantic and decadent desserts and a range of American comfort foods.

cheesecake factory

On top of this, The Cheesecake Factory also has a delectable happy hour every week. Depending on your location, the menus can vary.

However, happy hour generally occurs Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Included are classic cocktails such as Margaritas and Cosmopolitans as well as beers, wines, and bar snacks like the Tex Mex Egg Rolls, Happy Hour Burger, and Warm Crab.

2. Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse has a happy hour every day of the week.

outback steakhouse happy hour

Known as the “No Worries Happy Hour”, you can call in from 5 to 7 pm on any given day to make the most of the discounted deals.

Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is going to be cheaper! Okay, not everything but you will be able to get any mixed drink or signature cocktail for just $5.

3. Olive Garden

You may be surprised to find out that Olive Garden offers a happy hour but, believe it or not, they do!

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Call in on Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm and you can choose from any glass of wine or cocktail for just $5.

If beer is more your thing, you can sit down and have a refreshing glass for only $4. Furthermore, you can grab your favorite Olive Garden dishes for only $5.

4. P.F Chang’s

You can drop in and pick up some of the most delicious starters and drinks for under $6.

pf changs

Head to PF Chang’s and choose from lettuce wraps, dumplings, and sushi plates as well as any cocktail, beer, or wine.

To not miss these deals, head here from Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm and enjoy yourself!

5. Buffalo Wild Wings

If you’re in need of a quick, tasty snack, head to Buffalo Wild Wings between 2 pm and 5 pm on any weekday to take advantage of their happy hour deals.

Whether you fancy eating mozzarella sticks, drinking a refreshing beer, or a cocktail, you can grab any of these for just $3!

6. Texas Roadhouse

There are not many places where you can get food and a drink for under $11.

texas roadhouse

That is unless you head to Texas Roadhouse! Between 4 to 6 pm on any day, you can get any beer or margarita for only $2.50 with selected food items for just $8.

There’s a reason they call it a happy hour!

7. Red Robin

Many of us have busy schedules so we usually miss out on happy hours.

Red Robin have thought of this and decided to have TWO happy hours!

From 3 to 6 pm or 8 to 10 pm, you can get half-priced appetizers, $3 margaritas, and $2 domestic beers.

You have no excuse not to take advantage of these deals now!

8. T.G.I Fridays

You don’t want to miss this happy hour at T.G.I Fridays!

tgi fridays

However, you should probably put a reminder in your phone as the time changes on different days.

Monday through Friday sees happy hour from 5 to 7 pm while on weekends it shifts to 9 to 11 pm. You will be able to grab half-off appetizers and $2 beers.

9. Chili’s

When you think of Chili’s, you probably just think of it as a food restaurant.

However, their happy deal offers will soon change your mind.

Call in between 8 to 10 pm Monday through Thursday and you discover a wide variety of drinks on offer from $3 to $6.

If you’re looking for the best food deals, head to Chili’s on Sundays where you can find guacamole for $4 and $3 chips and salsa.

10. Applebee’s

If you think you’re spoilt for choice with happy hour deals, wait until you experience Applebea’s TWO happy hours!

If the afternoon suits you best, drop-in from 3 to 6 pm.

If you’re more of a night owl, take advantage of the same deals from 9 pm to close.

These deals include half-price appetizers, $3.50 house wine, $3.25 domestic tap beers, and $4 Long Island Iced Teas and Margaritas.

Keep an eye out on Applebee’s social media for their monthly drink deals too!

11. Mad Mex

Hooray for Mad Mex’s Happy Hora! Every weekday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, you can indulge in some fantastic deals at Mad Mex.

Seriously, you’ll be mad to miss this! One of the main deal attractions is the cheap Margaritas on offer. You can enjoy a Big Azz Margarita for just $7.

Mad Mex is a Pennsylvania-based chain for now, so if you’re in the area stop in for happy hour!

With such a great deal, you should have some spare cash for chips, guacamole, and salsa. You’ll need the extra food after your third or fourth Margarita!

Final Thoughts

Check out these chain restaurant happy hours for an affordable after work drink (or a few)! Chain restaurants are popular for a reason, and these chains are well-known for having great happy hour specials.

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.