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Don’t get so excited about Friday that you miss out on all the good stuff Thursday has to offer. There are lots of Thursday food deals and Thirsty Thursday drink specials that’ll help you start your weekend a little early without blowing your weekend budget.
We’ve got you covered on all the Thursday food deals that you’ll need to know for your Thursday meals. Plus, we know all the Monday restaurant deals, Taco Tuesday specials, and Wednesday food deals that’ll have you fed for cheap all week.
Want even more ways to save? We have a list of food promo codes that we keep updated every day so you always know the best deals.
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Thursday Food Deals Happening Weekly in 2023
1. Beef O’Brady’s: Philly Cheesesteaks and fries for $10.99.
Every Thursday at Beef O’Brady’s, you can get a Philly Cheesesteak and fries (regularly $14.39) for only $10.99 — a 23.6% discount. This deal is only available at participating locations, so check your local Beef O’Brady’s for more information.
2. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Thursday food deal: Slow-roasted entree and dessert for $17.50
On Thursdays at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, you can get either a tri-tip entree (regularly $23.75) or a half-rack of ribs (priced at $25.45) plus a pizookie (an $8.95 pizza cookie) for only $17.50 — a maximum of 49.1% discount.
You can also get a full rack of ribs (normally $29.45) and a pizookie for $22.50 — a 41.4% discount. These deals are available for both dine in and takeout.
3. Bravo! Italian Kitchen: $6 glasses of wine every Thirsty Thursday.
In addition to the Bravo! Italian Kitchen happy hour every weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Thursdays, you can get a glass of wine for only $6. Each glass of wine generally costs $9 (varies by location and kind of wine), so you’ll be getting around a 33.3% discount for your Thursday food deal.
4. Bruester’s Ice Cream: Bring your own banana and your sundae will be half off.
If you bring your own banana to Bruester’s Ice Cream, you’ll get a 50% discount on your Banana Split Sundae (normally $7.80).
Looking for even more ice cream deals? National Ice Cream Day is on July 16, and we’ll keep you updated on the deals we can expect.
5. Buffalo Wild Wings Thursday food deal: BOGO free boneless wings every Thursday.
Every Thursday at Buffalo Wild Wings, you can get BOGO free boneless wings no matter what quantity you purchase except for party platters.
This is just the start of all the red-hot Buffalo Wild Wings specials that will save you money.
6. Cracker Barrel: Turkey n’ Dressing for $8.49 for lunch.
Cracker Barrel has daily deals and exclusive meals every day, and on Thursdays, Cracker Barrel gives us their Turkey n’ Dressing meal for both lunch and dinner. If you order it between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you’ll get your meal for only $8.49, but if you order after 4 p.m., it’ll be $12.79 — a 33.6% discount.
There are plenty of ways you can save on the Cracker Barrel menu.
7. Del Taco: Three grilled chicken tacos for $2.69 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursdays are Taco Nights at Del Taco. Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can get three grilled tacos (regularly $1.69 each) for $2.69. That’s a 46.9% discount.
National Taco Day is on Oct. 4, and we have a list of deals that you can expect for the upcoming year.
8. Famous Dave’s: $15.29 all you can eat rib tips.
Famous Dave’s is helping us get through the week by giving us all you can eat rib tips for $15.29 when you dine in. A half-rack of ribs at Famous Dave’s costs $22.99, so you’ll need to order at least two rounds to make up the cost of the ribs.
If you aren’t able to dine in, you can order one helping of the rib tips online for only $13.99 — an 8.5% difference.
9. Glory Days: $6.99 nachos on Thursdays.
Thursdays are Nacho Thursdays at Glory Days. For $6.99, you can get a plate of nachos with all the fixings — queso, chili, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. This deal is only available for dine in at participating locations.
10. Ikea: $1 off Swedish Meatballs for Ikea Family members.
Members of the Ikea Family will get $1 off Swedish Meatballs (regularly $6.99) when they order at the Ikea Restaurant on Thursdays — a 14.3% discount. You can also pick up a free cup of coffee when you present your Ikea Family card at the restaurant.
These are just a few of the Ikea savings hacks that you can use on every visit.
11. Melting Pot: A meal for two is $49 per person on Thursday.
Thursday is “Thursdate” at the Melting Pot. That means you can get a four-course fondue meal for only $49 with a reservation. A typical four-course meal for two at the Melting Pot costs $100, so you’ll be getting a 2% discount (depending on your location) if you go on Thursdays.
12. Miller’s Ale House: 12-ounce Prime Rib for $15.99.
At Miller’s Ale House, you can get a 12-ounce prime rib for only $15.99. This meal is only available on Thursdays and Sundays, and it comes with your choice of side. This deal is available for both dine in and takeout.
13. O’Charley’s: Discounts on ribs and beer every Thirsty Thursday.
On Thursday, you can get a third rack of ribs and fries for $11.99 at O’Charley’s. For each additional third rack of ribs, you’ll be charged $6. If you order all three for $23.99, you’ll be saving 20% on a full rack of ribs (regularly $29.98).
Since it is “Thirsty Thursday,” domestic beers (regularly $3.50) will be $3, and imported and craft beers (normally $4.50) will be $4 if you choose to dine in — a 14% and 11% discount, respectively.
14. Red Lobster: Walt’s Famous Shrimp, side, and drink for $14.99.
Red Lobster has deals every weekday, and on Thursday you can get Walt’s Famous Shrimp (regularly $19.99), a side, and a drink (normally $2.95) for $14.99 — a 34.7% discount.
This is just one of many Red Lobster specials that will get you discounted food and more.
15. Ruby Tuesday: There’s a random discount every Thursday.
Ruby Tuesday celebrates Thursday every week by giving us a random deal that’ll help us save on their menu. Members of the Ruby Rewards program will be the first to know about the deal every week, but here are a few deals that you can expect:
- Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie (reg. $13.99) for $6.99 — a 50% discount
- Ultimate Crispy Chicken Sandwich (reg. $12.99) for $6.99 — a 46.1% discount
- Ruby’s Cheeseburger (reg. $11.99) for $6.99 — a 41.7% discount
- Chicken Quesadilla (reg. $11.99) for $6.99 — a 41.7% discount
- 6-ounce Sirloin (reg. $16.49) for $9.99 — a 39.4% discount
16. Starbucks: BOGO free drinks during Starbucks Happy Hour.
If Thirsty Thursday makes you think of a Frappuccino instead of beer, hit up Starbucks. When they do it — it’s a bit of a surprise when this promo happens — you’ll get a Starbucks coupon for BOGO free drinks sent to your Starbucks Rewards account. Then you’ll be able to use it from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (aka Starbucks Happy Hour). This deal is rare, so keep track of our list of Starbucks coupons or text FOOD to 57299 and be the first to know about the hottest food deals each day.
Check out our list of ways to get cheap or free Starbucks drinks on your orders.
17. Tijuana Flats: A burrito, chips, and a drink for $7.99.
Every Thursday, you can head to Tijuana Flats and take advantage of their Throwback Thursday deal: a burrito (regularly $9.79), chips (priced at $1.25), and a drink (normally $2.79) for $7.99 — a 42.2% discount.