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Restaurant Dinner Specials, Happy Hours
Restaurant Dinner Specials
Of the five restaurants we researched, three were offering dinner specials: Chili's, Applebee's, and TGI Friday's. We found the most deals at TGI Friday's.
TGI Friday's rewards program
Restaurant Happy Hours and Drink Specials.Most of this report focuses on family dining, but during our research we also came across several restaurant happy hours and appealing drink specials. Outback was featuring margaritas for $3.95 or a pitcher for $11, and American draft beers were $2 every day. At Outback there's no happy hour, so it doesn't matter what time you go. Keep an eye out for the drink of the day; on Frozen Fridays, for example, all frozen drinks are $4 instead of $5 to $6.
Dinner specials at Applebee's
Ruby Tuesday doesn't do happy hour; premium cocktails are $5 all day. The Chili's restaurant happy hour includes well drinks for $3, margaritas for $3.99 (the regular price is $5), and small domestic drafts for $2.25 Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Don't Bother Cheap Family Restaurant Chains
Most of the food we tried at Ruby Tuesday was run-of-the-mill. The chicken entree was fatty and, we feared, slightly undercooked. Reviews suggest we aren't the only ones who've had such an experience. That said, unsatisfied diners may be more likely to post reviews than those whose experience was satisfactory but unremarkable. Many consumers consider the salad bar a good value. Read more »
This restaurant served one of the most expensive meals we ate, yet seemed to offer the least value. The food was rather bland and looked like something we could have made at home at far less expense. Many reviewers seem to agree on this point. One expert ranks the chain among the most unhealthful in America. Read more »
TGI Friday's Review
Outback Steakhouse Review
Chili's Grill & Bar Review
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