This is a compiled list of restaurants that give you a free birthday meal, no restaurant coupons should be necessary. This page has been extremely popular and I want to thank all the generous readers who have helped added to this list. This list of restaurants that give you free meals on your birthday is always changing so be sure to double check with your local restaurant before. Also, restaurants with numerous locations may or may not honor your free birthday meal.
I want to keep this list updated and current with the help of everyone. If you would like to add a restaurant please comment, also if you find out if a restaurant does not honor any of these promotions please let me know. I can be contacted at email@example.com.
Now there is no excuse not taking someone out for a birthday meal. Again, no restaurant coupons are needed for these free birthday meals and double check with your local restaurant to make sure the are participating “Happy Birthday” and enjoy the food my people. If you ever eat too much be sure to take advantage of our Drugstore.com coupon codes for some antacids.
National Birthday Free Meals
Alfy’s Pizza – Free Mini Pizza
All American Cafe – Free Desert
Antonios – Free cannoli to everyone at the birthday table
Applebees – Free Dessert
Auntie Anne – Free Pretzel, sign up online first
Bakers Square – Free Dessert
Baskin Robbins – Free Ice Cream, see website for details
B.B.Q’s – Varies, see site
Beaches Restaurant – Free meal – Please check your local restaurant (Not all restaurants).
Ben & Jerry’s – Ben & Jerry’s emails you a coupon for a free scoop if you register on their website.
Black Angus – Free meal, see website
Black Briskee – Meal
Bennigans – Free Dessert
Benihana – Up to $30 value when you sign up for their emails at the Chef’s Table link online. Plus a photo of you at your birthday meal, etc.
Boston Market – Free Dessert with $5 min purchase – Sign up online
Bravo Italian – They sent a coupon for a free appy w/ meal purchase. Different than the usual dessert. It’s valid for a whole month around my birthday so that’s nice. Bravo and Brio are cousins and I noticed on Brio’s website you can join their mailing list too but not sure if they have the same birthday special.
Bubba Gumps – Free Dessert
Burger King – Club BK Promotions, Register on website
California Pizza Kitchen – Register on website for free meal or dessert
Captain D’s – Register for birthday club
Carrows – Free Cake and bottomless beverage
Cattlemen’s – Free Dessert
Champps – Join birthday club for free cheeseburger or appetizer ($8.99 value)
The Charlie Horse – Free Birthday Meal
Chevy’s – Free Dessert
Chili’s – Free Birthday Dessert with purchase of an entree – Sign up online first for birthday coupon
Chips n Giggles – Free Birthday Meal (see details)
Claim Jumper – Free Dessert
Cold Stone Creamery – Register on Website for Birthday freebies
Daphne’s Greek Cafe -Free entree on your birthday (no purchase necessary), when you join ePita club. Mention phone number when ordering to credit the points to your account. You earn one point for every dollar you spend, when you reach 200 points, you will receive $10 off your next purchase. You also receive buy one get one free offers during you membership anniversary.
Denny’s – Free Meal (Not all restaurants) – I called them in CA they said they don’t do this anymore. Denny’s is giving a free original grand slam on your birthday–I read about it on the Denny.com website.
Disneyland is offering free admission on your birthday (2008).
El Chicos – Free Dessert
El Torito offers a free birthday meal if you sign up on their website. You’ll also get a coupon for free guacamole.
Ernie’s Steakhouse – Free Birthday Meal
Fazoli’s – register online and get an email coupon for a free dessert on your birthday (coupon good for two weeks from sent date) — they also immediately send you a $2 off $5 purchase when you register.
Finleys – Offers a free meal on your birthday
Firehouse Subs gives you a free Med. sub on your birthday. Must reg. online first.
First Watch – Free Entree on your birthday – sign up for the Sun eClub
Flat Top Grill also offers a free stir fry to guests for their birthdays. They have to register on the website or in a restaurant first. There are locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Fox and Hound – Free entree with purchase of entree on birthday
Friendly’s will give you a free sundae on your birthday – you need to sign up on their website to get your coupon
Fuddruckers – free sundae (select locations) – Not available in L.A.
Garozzo’s offers a free birthday meal – see website for details – Their food also happens to be amazing. :o)
Genghis Grill has a free bowl offer on your birthday and it’s good for about 10-15 days after your birthday. Free sign up.
Grillfish – Free Birthday Meal
Hard Rock Cafe – Dessert
Herrell’s Ice Cream – Free Sundae
Home Town buffet restaurants give you a coupon for a free meal (with the purchase of another adult meal) when you join their eclub. This can be done on line and the coupon will be emailed to you.
Hooters – Free Song & gift – register on website
Hollywood Video – Free Video Rental
Houlihan’s will send you email for a free birthday entree when you sign up on their Website.
IHOP – Free Birthday Meal (check restaurant first)
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Cake
Joe Sensor Grill and Bar – Free Birthday Meal
Kobe Steak House – Free Meal on your Birthday, register for Royalty Rewards on website
Krispy Kreme – Register for free dessert coupon
La Capilla Family Mexican Restaurant” – offers a free combo dinner (items 1-11) on the day of your birthday.
Lotus – Free Meal
Macaroni Grill – Free Birthday Song & Dessert
Maggiano’s – Sign up for birthday discount coupon
Malibu – gives you 50 free tokens when you host your birthday there!
Margarita’s — free fried ice cream
Market Broiler – California restaurant, must sign up for their Birthday club to receive free meal. Call or email to be added to Bday club.
Melting Pot – Free Chocolate Fondue for two w/ the purchase of Entree for 2.
Mexican Village – Free Birthday Meal
Mimi’s Cafe – join their e-club and get a free breakfast – coupon is good for about ten days after you receive it. Since they ask for your birthday they probably pop for a meal or dessert on your birthday but haven’t gotten there yet. Good, sit down restaurant and always some interesting things on the menu and they seem generous in providing surprise freebies even without a coupon. We walked out with four muffins one night since we had a first timer with us and on other visits a free dessert so their wait staff is empowered to spiff the customer. Mimi’s is mainly across the southern tier of states CA to VA. I like them even paying full fare!
I discovered that Moe’s Southwest Grill gives birthday burritos if you sign up on their website ahead of time.
Mongo Club – Register on website and they will email you a free meal ticket on your birthday.
Moonies Diner – Free Meal
Noodles & Co. has a free meal during your birthday month, see their website to print out the coupon
Old Chicago – Free Dessert (I got a big warm cookie)
Old Spaghetti Warehouse – Free Meal
Olive Garden – Free Cake (check location first)
On the Border – free empanada, sign up online first.
Outback – Free Dessert
Palamino’s Restaurant – (Seattle and probably elsewhere) sends a $20 off coupon for your birthday that’s good for the entire month when you sign up at their site.
Paradiso – Free Birthday Meal
PF Changs – Free Dessert
Pier 49 – Sign up online and they’ll send you a confirmation email. Once you confirm, they’ll send you a free personal pizza!
Poncho’s – Free Meal
Ponderosa – $5 off adult meal & Pepsi purchase
PROVINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT – free $10.99 meal and ice cream dessert
Quiznos – If you register on their website, they will email you a coupon for a free cookie of your choice on your birthday. They will even warm it up for you if you’d like. Plus, I happen to think that their cookies are quite tasty! : )
Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Free Mud Pie
Red, Hot, and Blue gives a free meal during your birthday month if you sign up online beforehand.
Red Lobster – Reader submitted, “I work at Red Lobster, They will still sing, but you have to pay for any dessert you want.”
Red Robin – Free Burger entree (kids and adults) – register online first – If you sign up on the website for the
birthday club, they will send an e-mail before your birthday for a free burger of your choice. The offer is good for 14 days. I got my free burger in Seattle last year and looking forward to using the new offer I was e-mailed the other
day for this year’s birthday.
-all of the corporate red robins and the red robins part of the franchise mach robin (locations in illinois, new mexico, nevada, and idaho) give a free burger for adults, and free kids meal for kids, if you sign up for the mailing list.
Rockne’s – Free kids entree with kids club enrollment
Round Table Pizza – Free Pizza (Personal) – see local restaurant for details
Rubio’s Mexican Grill gives you a free meal up to the value of $7.00 on your birthday if you sign up for their web newsletter. I just got mine! =D
Ruby Tuesday’s – free dessert, sign up online first. Tricia writes: “I was checking your website to see what I can get this year (my birthday is 11/18) and I noticed that for Ruby Tuesday you have them offering a free dessert however I just received my email from them & they are offering “any free handcrafted burger” free when you sign up online for their mailing list. I signed up last year expecting a dessert but hey….. i’m getting a burger. Just wanted to let you know. Thanx for keeping this list going for all us that feel we deserve a lil something nice one day a year!!”
Ryan’s & Fire Mountain Grill – Sign up first online for their birthday clube
San Francisco Oven – Free Meal for birthday (kids and adults) – have to register first
Sonic Drive In – Free Kids Meal, Register on Website
Spaghetti Warehouse – Free Spaghetti dinner
Sticky Fingers – If you sign up on Stickyfingers.com for their “e-club” you get a free appetizer on sign up, you get a free half slab meal on your birthday and a free half slab meal on your anniversary as well as an annual gift. Plus free birthday dessert in house on your birthday with no sign-up required.
Souper Sald – Free Birthday Meal
Starbucks – Offers a free drink (any drink) if you have the Starbucks Gold Rewards card.
Subway at some locations give you a free 6inch sub on your birthday if you sign up for it online.
Tahoe Joe’s in Sacramento,CA offers a free dessert + a poem
Texas Cattle Company – St. Petersburg, Florida and Lakeland, Florida -Free 16 – 18 oz steak with salad and side
Texas de Brazil offers a free birthday dinner and free anniversary dinner along with lots of 25-50% coupons throughout the year when you join their EClub on the website.
TGI Fridays – Free Birthday Dessert or Appetizer? – Please see website
The Vortex (Atlanta, GA both locations have the same bday offer) that has a pretty nice birthday freebie… they give you a free entree, a free (non-alcoholic) drink, and a free dessert. you first have to go to their website and sign up for their newsletter, then you will get sent the email on the 1st of your bday month. you have to take a copy of the email as well as picture ID and eat-in @ one of their restaurants.
Todai Seafood Buffet – Lowered prices.
Tony Roma’s – Free Dessert
Tucanos Brazilian Grill (which has locations in Idaho and Utah, I’m not sure where else) offers a free meal for your birthday. Sign up on their website and they send you a coupon several weeks before your birthday
Uno’s Chicago Grill emails a certificate for free entrée on your birthday if you sign up on their website.
Valley View Casino offers a coupon for a free buffet during your birthday month
Village Inn – Free Dessert
Wendy’s – Sign up for free kid’s meal online
Wienerschnitzel will give you a free chili dog on your birthday. You will also receive a free chili dog just for joining but you must sign up on their home page and print out the coupon. You will also be notified periodically of other free things.
Yoshinoya – Sign up for their birthday club and get a discount on their Bowler Club and a free gift on your birthday.
Restaurants State only free birthday meals:
-Hisui Japanese Restaraunt in Vacaville California – Some friends took me there a year ago for my birthday for Lobster. My meal was free but they had to pay.
-Banjara Indian Cuisine – Free Meal
-BJ’s near the Glendale Galleria in CA gives free pizookies on your birthday and if the waiter’s nice, he adds more whipped cream and chocolate syrup!
-Denny’s – some of the dennys in ca still do give you a build your own grand slam. I had my birthday today and the one in redding accepted it
-Hana Japan – Free Birthday Meal – Dublin
-Okayama Restaurant – Free Meal – San Jose
-Panda Inn Restaurant would give you free Ice cream on birthday. Your choice of flavor. (only 6 locations in So-Cal)
-Baja Fish Tacos has 3 locations and now offers a Free Meal on your Birthday. Please add to your California list…BajaFishTacos.net. Come taste the best mexican food in So. Cal.
-Mizu Japanese Seafood Buffet located in California. The two in my area are In Sacramento CA and Roseville CA. Birthday person gets free meal on their exact birthdate anniversary. Must show proof (drivers license or other legal form of id).
-Massimo in downtown Walnut Creek offers a free meal (up to $17) redeemable the weeks before and after your birthday. You have to fill out their form before your birthday so they can mail you the coupon for the free meal. They don’t send junk mail or sell your address.
-Pasta Pomodoro (in northern California, not sure where else) will give you a coupon for a free appetizer on your birthday, if you -The Veggie Grill (www.veggiegrill.com) offers a free entree for lunch or dinner of your choice that you can use any day of your birthday month! This absolutely needs to be added to your list since it’s an 8-12 dollar value. sign up for their email list. They have good appetizers, too.
Fresh Fish Co. where you get a discount, based on your age: 50 = 50% off.
The Quality Time Cafe in Meriden, CT has a free $20. gift card for you on your birthday (21 and older only…)
Crazy Buffet Asian Fusion
Naples, South Florida
Norris’s Restaurant located in Ft. Pierce… must show driver’s license for proof. In Florida FREE meal to guests celebrating their BIRTHDAYS .
Iguana Mias- a chain, great food (Anything free on menu, even steak, free dessert and picture)
Stevie Tomatoes- a chain (Anything on menu)
Tarantino’s Italian Restaurant – See site
Hanaki’s has a free meal if accompanied by 2 paying customers. Makino Chaya’s offers free buffet to those over 55 years of age and 50% of to those under. 988-1551
Pagoda – Free Dinner – 948-8356
Makino Chaya – Free Dinner – 585-6360
Todai – Free Dinner Certificate Next Visit 947-1000
Harbor Court Bistro – Free Lunch -587-8338
Islands Fine Burgers – Free Meal – 943-6670
Bread Pudding @ Sam Choy’s
CheeseCake @ PF Changs 596-4710
Cheesecake @ Hy’s Steak 922-5555
Sundade @ Farrells
Taco Bell (Hawaii) always has coupons in the Phone book. So even if you don’t have a coupon. You can always go to a phone, a get the coupon. Near by stores always have phone books, and if you ask if you can take their Taco Bell coupons. They usually always say yes because they don’t use it.
Islands will give you a free burger on your birthday. Join their Tiki Link online and coupon is emailed. Good any day of birth month just print coupon and bring it in. Also free fries for signing up.
Kochi – Free Entree on your Birthday Up to $12. Requires ID, and 2 Adult Guests.
Braxton Seafood Grill in Illinois will send you a free entree coupon up to $25 dollar which isn’t bad because their entrees run between $20-$30 anyways.
Bandido’s – Free Entree
The Besh Steakhouse at Harrah’s in New Orleans – free white chocolate dessert
INDIGMA – Baltimore, MD
Bombay Peacock Grill – Columbia, Maryland
Abington Ale House- Free Dinner
Charlie Horse- Free Dinner
Charlie’s Seafood – Free Birthday Meal
Dockside Restaurant – Free Birthday Meal
Not Your Average Joe’s, which has multiple locations in MA, offers a free entree on your birthday, as long as you register online first to receive coupon.
Finleys in the state of Michigan give you a free meal on your birthday.
Brann’s Steakhouse gives you a coupon for a free steak dinner on your next visit. At least the location in Portage, Michigan does…..
The Grill Room – Free 16 oz Prime Rib dinner on the day of your birthday
The Kirby House – Free Prime Rib Fettuccine dinner during the week of your birthday and a Philly Steak Dinner during the month of your birthday
ZEHNDER’S of Frankenmuth Michigan (famous chicken dinners) – Join Birthday club and get free all you can eat dinner
California Pizza Kitchen Minnesota, does free dessert sundae only
Lambert’s, The Home of Throwed Rolls, in Ozark, Missoui directly off of hwy 65 – free meal
Taco Bell – In the Saint Louis area you can get a free combo meal at Taco Bell. Not an urban myth, just regional.
Lambert’s in Ozark, Mo and Sikeston, MO will give you a $10 credit on your meal on the day of your birthday. You must have your drivers license or proof of your birthday to show them.
Newick’s Restaurant, in both Dover and Concord, NH, offers a free birthday meal up to $10, and has for at least the last 28 years since I’ve been living here. Bring ID to prove it’s your birthday.
Charlie Brown Restaurants – Coupon for meal
Asiana Grand Buffet
Bd’s Mongolian BBQ does a free meal/entree for your birthday if you register online.
Hennigan’s (Mount Joy, Pa) – Get the percentage that is your “age” on your Birthday off of your entire meal (Birthday Guest’s Meal only)
Shady Maple Buffet in Lancaster County. Free dinner on your birthday. If your birthday falls on a Sunday (They are Amish and are not open on Sunday’s) your free dinner is on Monday.
Desparados Mexican Restaurant – Free Birthday Meal
Gelato Blue – Free Gelato – Houston, Texas
IHOP – I called the restaurants in beaumont, tx except IHOP and they all shot me down. No free meals, just an embarrassing song.
You can sign up for a free burger online at Red Robin.
Sign up online for a Tucanos free meal ($19.99 otherwise)
Ihop only gives you an icecream with whip cream (Orem, Springville and American Fork Locations)
Baskin Robbins – you have to sign up online to get your free scoop and you can also sign up everyone you know.
Duke’s Chowder House – Register online – 2 Free Dinners – Seattle
Ivar’s in Washington state has a free birthday meal for seniors 55+ if you sign up for the Carte Clam program at local restaurants. They have a feature on their website to sign up.
The Keg at any of the Seattle area restraunts will give you a free prime rib dinner or $23 off any other entree you decide on for a few weeks before or after your Birthday. Register on-line.
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Note: Please double check if your local store honors these freebies. Not all stores participate.
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