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What to Know About Chili’s Happy Hour (Time, Menu, and Other Specials)

There’s a party waiting every day at Chili’s Happy Hour! Most Chili’s restaurants nationwide offer happy hour specials on weekdays and Sundays.

Key Takeaways

  • Happy hour at Chili’s is typically from 3 PM to 7 PM and 9 PM to close during the week, except Friday evenings and Saturdays.
  • In addition, Chili’s has happy hour all day on Sundays in the bar area.
  • Chili’s offers drink and appetizer specials during happy hour, including the 2-for-1 deal.

In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of happy hour and other specials at Chili’s, so you can plan your next visit!

What Are Chili’s Happy Hour Times?

Chili’s happy hour specials are typically offered from 3 PM to 7 PM and 9 PM to close during the week and all day on Sundays in the bar area only.

Note that most restaurants do not have happy hour specials on Fridays for late nights and all day on Saturdays.  

Below is a table that shows happy hour times at most Chili’s locations.

DayChili’s Early Happy HourChili’s Late Happy Hour
Monday3 PM – 7 PM9 PM – Close
Tuesday3 PM – 7 PM9 PM- Close
Wednesday3 PM – 7 PM9 PM- Close
Thursday3 PM – 7 PM9 PM- Close
Friday3 PM – 7 PMNone
SundayAll Day, Bar OnlyAll Day, Bar Only
Chili’s Happy Hour Times

The happy hour times may vary by location, so it’s best to call your local restaurant.

You can also use Chili’s restaurant locator to view hours and specials at each restaurant.

To view happy hour information using the locator on the Chili’s website, follow these steps:

Step 1. Enter the city, state, or zip code for your location.

Step 2. On your search results page, click “Details” for the restaurant you’d like to view hours.

Step 3. View happy hour details, including hours and menu specials at that restaurant.

Some restaurants offer drink specials all day, every day in the bar if you’re lucky to have one by you!

A special in the “bar only” means that only seating in the bar is eligible for happy hour specials.

If you’re seated elsewhere in the restaurant, you will not get the same special prices.

What Is Chili’s Happy Hour Menu?

Chili’s happy hour menu includes discounted drinks and appetizers. Drink specials typically include a 2-for-1 deal or a scaled menu from $3 to $6 for a happy hour cocktail. Appetizer specials are usually between $4 and $7.

Typical drink specials on Chili’s happy hour menu include:

  • 2-for-1 on draft beer, classic margaritas, or house wine
  • $3 small domestic draft beer or well drinks
  • $4 small premium draft beer, large domestic draft beer, or house wine
  • $5 classic margarita, large premium draft beer, or Long Island Iced Tea
  • $6 Presidente Margarita or Cuervo Blue Margarita

The 2-for-1 special was noted at restaurants that have all-day, everyday happy hour drinks at the bar. 

The scaled menu is commonly at locations with specific scheduled hours (as above) for happy hour specials.

At a restaurant that has all-day, everyday drink specials at the bar, food specials are only during scheduled hours, as detailed on the website.

This is usually from 3 PM- 7 PM and 9 PM to close on weekdays and all day on Sundays, as mentioned before.

Chili’s happy hour appetizer specials include:

  • $4 Chips and Salsa or Fried Pickles
  • $5 Awesome Blossom Petals, Crispy Cheddar Bites, or Half Order of Texas Cheese Fries
  • $6 White Spinach Queso or Fresh Guacamole
  • $7 Southwestern Egg Rolls and all flavors of Boneless Wings

There are two different ways to view the happy hour menu for the Chili’s closest to you.

For the first option, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. On the Chili’s app, tap the “Find Happy Hour Specials Near Me” field.

Step 2. Enter the city, state, or zip code to find a restaurant near you in the search field.

Step 3. Tap “Select this Chili’s.”

Step 4. Now the Happy Hour specials will be listed for this location in the box below.

Follow the steps below for the second option to view the happy hour menu at a Chili’s near you:

Step 1. Use the Chili’s locator tool and type in the city, state, or zip code to find a Chili’s restaurant.

Step 2. Under the desired location from the search results, click “Details.” You will be able to view restaurant hours and the happy hour schedule.

Step 3. Click “See Drink Specials” or “See Food Specials” to expand and view the happy hour menu deals.

Is Chili’s Happy Hour Dine-in Only?

Unfortunately, Chili’s happy hour specials are dine-in only. However, most other menu specials can be ordered for pickup or delivery.

While happy hour specials may not apply, the $5 margarita of the month special, lunch specials, the 3 for $10.99, and 2 for $25 deals are typically available on Chili’s To-Go menu.

Chili’s To Go is available at many participating restaurants for pickup orders.

Keep in mind that to-go alcohol is not available in every state or region.

In addition, delivery is also an option through the Chili’s app to receive the same great specials.   

Chili’s 3 for $10.99 Menu

Chili’s 3 for $10.99 menu is a special that is always available during open hours.

Diners can choose from a menu of fixed options for a non-alcoholic drink, appetizer, and main entree to make a complete meal for $10.99.

Non-alcoholic beverage options on the 3 for $10.99 menu include:

  • Sodas
  • Lemonade flavors
  • Iced tea flavors
  • Half tea/Half lemonade (aka Arnie Palmer)
  • Coffee
  • Milk

 Appetizer selections on the 3 for $10.99 menu include:

  • Variety of soup choices
  • Side salad choices
  • Chips & salsa
  • Skillet Queso (upcharge may apply)
  • Southwestern Egg Rolls (upcharge may apply)

Main entrees on the 3 for $10.99 menu include:

  • Original Chicken Crispers
  • Crispy Mango Habanero Crispers
  • Crispy Chicken Crispers
  • Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers
  • Just Bacon Burger
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Cajun Shrimp Pasta (upcharge may apply)
  • Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken

Chili’s 2 for $25 Menu

Chili’s 2 for $25 menu includes a choice of an appetizer to share, two main entrees, and one dessert to share for $25. 

Choices are limited to a fixed list of options for each category, and some items may include an additional charge.

Appetizer options on the 2 for $25 menu include:

  • Chips & Salsa
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Salads for Two
  • Half Order of Texas Chili Fries
  • Fried Pickles

The 2 for $25 menu has a full list of entree options, including:

  • Just Bacon Burger
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Classic 6 oz Sirloin
  • Classic 10 oz Sirloin (upcharge may apply)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Cajun Shrimp Pasta (upcharge may apply)
  • Bacon Chicken Ranch Quesadillas
  • Mango Chile Chicken
  • Margarita Grilled Chicken
  • Original Chicken Crispers
  • Crispy Mango Habanero Crispers
  • Crispy Chicken Crispers
  • Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers

To top off the meal, you can choose a dessert from the following choices:

  • Cheesecake
  • Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

What Are Chili’s Lunch Specials?

Chili’s has a variety of special lunch combos for just $9. Lunch specials are available Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM at participating locations.   

Keep in mind that the lunch combos are smaller portions than similar items on the dinner menu. 

Substitutions are also not allowed on special lunch combos.

Combo options include a side salad or soup and a choice of a lunch entree, including:

  • Double Burger with Fries
  • Spicy Shrimp Tacos (2) with Chips & Salsa
  • Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas with Chips & Salsa
  • Boneless Wings with Fries
  • Bacon Avocado Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Half) with Fries
  • California Turkey Club (Half) with Fries
  • Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl

If you crave a sweet treat to get you through the afternoon, a special mini molten chocolate cake is also available on the lunch menu.

What Is Chili’s Margarita of the Month?

If you can’t make it into the restaurant during happy hour, there is a special Chili’s Margarita of the Month available for $5 all day, every day

Flavors change every month, so check the website for the current margarita of the month offer.

Monthly flavors are often seasonally inspired, made with specialty spirit brands, and distinctly different from the regular margarita menu.

Past Chili’s $5 margarita specials have included flavors such as:

  • “Grand Romance” margarita in February made with Grand Marnier
  • “Merry Berry ‘Rita” in December
  • “Lucky Jameson” in March made with Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • “Captain’s Stay-Cay ‘Rita” in July with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

The special Chili’s margarita of the month is announced on Chili’s website and social media accounts on or around the 1st of the month. 

You can also check out Chili’s social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to follow the fun.

Additionally, the online ordering menu on the Chili’s app will have the current margarita of the month on the To-Go alcohol menu at the special $5 price.

Does Chili’s Offer Military and Senior Discounts?

Chili’s does not offer a standard military or senior discount at all restaurants; however, many locations have discounts available at the owner’s discretion.

In speaking with several Chili’s locations, we found that most offer a military and senior discount.

The discount was consistently 10% off your entire bill for a senior citizen or military member at those locations we inquired about.

It’s best to call your local restaurant to confirm discounts in your location.


Chili’s Grill & Bar has many enticing specials to take advantage of. Two different happy hours on most days, regular menu specials, and a daily $5 margarita deal mean there is always a good deal waiting for you to choose from.

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About the Author

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Eril loves food, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. Outside of work, you can find him on a hiking trail in New England or playing soccer with his kids.

November 16, 2022