Free Birthday Meals – List of Restaurants

| October 12, 2006 | 106 Comments

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 info@mrcheapstuff.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.

Free Birthday Meals List

National Birthday Free Meals

A
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

B
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

C
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

D
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).

E
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

F
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.

G
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

H
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.

I
IHOP – Free Birthday Meal (check restaurant first)

J
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Cake
Joe Sensor Grill and Bar – Free Birthday Meal

K
Kobe Steak House – Free Meal on your Birthday, register for Royalty Rewards on website
Krispy Kreme – Register for free dessert coupon

L
La Capilla Family Mexican Restaurant” – offers a free combo dinner (items 1-11) on the day of your birthday.
Lotus – Free Meal

M
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

N
Noodles & Co. has a free meal during your birthday month, see their website to print out the coupon

O
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

P
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

Q
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! : )

R
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

S
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.

T
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

U
Uno’s Chicago Grill emails a certificate for free entrée on your birthday if you sign up on their website.

V
Valley View Casino offers a coupon for a free buffet during your birthday month
Village Inn – Free Dessert

W
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.

Y
Yoshinoya – Sign up for their birthday club and get a discount on their Bowler Club and a free gift on your birthday.

Birthday Cupcake

Restaurants State only  free birthday meals:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

-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.

Colorado
Fresh Fish Co. where you get a discount, based on your age: 50 = 50% off.

Connecticut

The Quality Time Cafe in Meriden, CT has a free $20. gift card for you on your birthday (21 and older only…)

Delaware
Florida

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

 

Hawaii

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.

Idaho
Illinois

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.

Indiana

Bandido’s – Free Entree

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana

The Besh Steakhouse at Harrah’s in New Orleans -  free white chocolate dessert

Maine
Maryland
INDIGMA – Baltimore, MD
Bombay Peacock Grill – Columbia, Maryland
Massachusetts

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.

Michigan

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

Minnesota

California Pizza Kitchen Minnesota, does free dessert sundae only

Mississippi
Missouri

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.

Montana

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.

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

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.

New Jersey

Charlie Brown Restaurants – Coupon for meal

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Asiana Grand Buffet

North Dakota
Ohio
Bd’s Mongolian BBQ does a free meal/entree for your birthday if you register online.

Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvania
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.

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas

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.

Utah

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.

Vermont
Virginia
Washington

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.

West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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Note:  Please double check if your local store honors these freebies.  Not all stores participate.

Know of more restaurants that give free meals on you birthday?

Let me know at info@mrcheapstuff.com.  Thank you for your generosity.

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  2. Lorrie says:

    IHOP, in Charlotte NC, does not do free birthday meal.

  3. Laura says:

    Just came back from Dave and Busters in West Nyack, NY celebrating my 14 yr. olds birthday. When I asked about the $5.00 card for my son they told me that I had to fill out something online and bring it in….can’t find that anywhere! I do not think it exists.

  4. Again, please be sure to ask or call in before you go to the restaurant because these free birthday meal promotions may change at anytime and may be regional.

  5. Sally says:

    Bill Knapp’s restaurant chain went bankrupt in 2004 and closed all it’s restaurants.

  6. Betty says:

    Lambert’s, The Home of Throwed Rolls, in Ozark, Missoui directly off of hwy 65, offers a free meal on the birthdate with proper ID. Would be best to check on what ID is acceptable.

  7. pam says:

    I ate at Red Robin and also Tony Roma a few days ago in Fayetteville,NC for my birthday both was a free entree. Tony Roma I had the baby back ribs 18.99 both where very good too you have to sign up online

  8. Paul in Massachusetts says:

    The Taco Bell free combo meal on your birthday is an internet urban legend and is NOT true. The manager at the local Taco Bell told me this.

  9. Mark Sanches says:

    “La Capilla Family Mexican Restaurant” offers a free combo dinner (items 1-11) on the day of your birthday. Just show the waiter a state picture ID when ordering. I think this is only valid Sun-Thurs. Located at 807 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA. Phone 714-374-0342 (at Beach Blvd and Adams Ave. behind the “Econo Lube ‘n Tune”). It is a large, very nice sit-down Mexican restaurant with cantina.

  10. dawn says:

    kobes japanese steak house in tampa on dale mabry offers free dinner on your bday Id required

  11. Jim says:

    Crazy Buffet in West Palm Beach no longer offers “free birthday meal.” My birthday was in May and I found this out the hard way. They were still running commercials at the time that advertised this but even after speaking to the manager they wouldn’t honor this anymore.
    Talk about disappointing! I love this place but they too expensive for my family to eat there.

  12. justin says:

    Just a suggestion.
    I don’t think 2 for 1 on your birthday constitutes a free meal. Denny’s is 2 for 1 I can use coupons and get that anytime.

    Maybe research and find out which really are free for the birthday boy or girl.

    IN Calgary you can get a 2 for 1 Prime rib on your birthday at Mother Tuckers.

  13. amanda says:

    I went to applebees in Little Rock for my birthday and they didnt offer anything like they use to. Then went to outback in Little Rock for my brothers birthday and they didnt offer anything and I called Hooters for another birthday and they dont offer anything in Little Rock… My guess they dont offer anything in Little Rock, Ar. for birthdays.

  14. Tammy says:

    Ive Been going to Chili’s alot, when you go in they give you this card to fill out & submit it to the waiter/waitress, on it you also fill in your birthday month/day. When it is received with the Co. you recieve a $5 welcoming coupon off ANY purchase. (throuh email) Then during your Birthday month you also receive a coupon for $5 off. (2 weeks B-4 & 2 wks after When I went in to use it I showed it to the waitress and she said “save room for your free birthday dessert” I had NO clue there was a free dessert and NOWHERE have I seen anything that said you got one. What an awesome deal with the cpn and free $6 dessert. You do not have to go in to register, you can do so at the Chili’s website under “email club”

  15. Allison says:

    Brann’s Steakhouse (MI) – if you dine on or around (a day or so before/after) your birthday, you’ll receive a certificate for a free steak dinner on your next visit.
    Great food!

  16. Kimberly says:

    I have had all kinds of free desserts for birthdays over the years. I have had them at Bennigan’s, Chili’s, Olive Garden, etc. However, on my daughter’s last birthday, we went to a different Chili’s than the one I normally use. They brought ought a wonderful dessert and sang, just like they always do. It wasn’t until I got my bill that I realized I had been charged for the dessert. Out of at least 6 different Chili’s locations, this was the only one where I have ever been charged. Avoid the Chili’s on FM 1960 East in Atascocita, Texas.

  17. Tracy Lipinsky says:

    Valley View Casino offers a coupon for a free buffet during your birthday month.

    Also 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.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I can verify that the following freebies hold true for 2008 (at least in Houston, TX):
    Souper Salad – free meal
    Capain D’s
    Coldstone Creamery – selected size & items (but they were very flexible with us)
    Red Robin – free burger (fries & drink not incl)
    TGI Friday’s – free appetizer
    Buffalo Wild Wings – free wings
    Bennigan’s – appetizer
    Baskin-Robbins — free scoop (but you have to call to verify if the independent owners participate in the promotion)
    Golden Corral – Free meal (buffet)

  19. gail says:

    The Taco Bell in Griffin,Ga. would not honor the free combo meal on your birthday.

  20. Kathie says:

    Let me say “thank you” for the lI up wondering if you could list the restaurants by state? Thank You!

  21. J. Plett says:

    If you sign up on the Dairy Queen website, they’ll send you a buy one get one Free Blizzard coupon to your Inbox!

  22. heystoppityou says:

    Rubios gives a coupon for up to $7 off per person per visit for two weeks before and two weeks after your birthday. Signup to Rubio’s Beach Club required to receive coupon in email. Burritos will run you $6.48 all inclusive (where I am), so it’s basically free burrito every time you walk in there for two weeks. All you have to do is keep printing the emailed coupon.

  23. Brenda says:

    If you register your Dave and Buster’s Power Card number at their website they will send you a coupon good for $10 in free game play a week before your birthday.

  24. Virginia says:

    country cookin offers a free meal on your birthday, all you have to do is go to their web site & sign up.

  25. kristal says:

    There is a Taco Bell combo meal, it’s called genXmex…it’s only in select states though.

  26. Joyce says:

    Taco bell has free birthday coupon mailed to you if you sign up on the website, It is good for a combo meal but not all taco bells take it, you have to look at the list of participating locations on the coupon.

  27. Angella says:

    Great idea.
    I’d like a section on the UK.
    And another on Singapore.
    Also for wedding anniversary.
    And what about airlines?
    I write for trustedplaces.com as a member of the public.

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  30. Cathy says:

    Buffalo Wild Wings does not give free wings for your B’day I called 6 of them.

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  32. and they say there’s no such thing called free lunch, eh?

  33. amanda says:

    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.

    http://www.braxtonseafood.com

  34. Macy Maris says:

    Went to Carrows Restaurant for my birthday meal. Was told by the manager that they no longer offer FREE birthday dinners.

  35. AGO says:

    Free Meal at Dusties in Matteson Il with Id.

  36. V man says:

    Newick’s is now closed for good, too bad it was a great place to eat.

    V

  37. Jeff says:

    Denny’s in Florida don’t offer free meals anymore. I checked 10 locations and the answer is all the same.
    Ihop offers if you’re member (or sign up).
    McDonalds cannot offer any.

  38. Mocha says:

    I can confirm that Red Robin does give free burger and fries and Noodles & Co. gives a free meal on your b-day with print out coupon as well. Auntie Annes does as well. Dont u just love b-days????!!!! :-)

  39. Tom says:

    My wife and I have been going to Zehnders in Frankemuth for the last ten years. They have an all you can eat Family style Chicken dinner which is free to the person celebrating a Birthday within the month of your visit. You do have to fill out a card to join their birthday club. I think you can also do this by phone or online. You do not have to get the all you can eat dinner, but I think it is the best deal. You also receive a hot fudge sundae as a dessert.

  40. Tina says:

    This is great! I envision myself just going around town and picking up all these free things. :-)

  41. MountainNurse says:

    Unfortunately I was born on January 1st. Does anyone give any Happy Birthday meal on that day? I have always been gipped, believe me! Thanks…S

  42. Tina Walker says:

    What restaurants in Nashville, TN offer free birthday meals? I can confirm the Red Robin offer. Also, Baskin-Robbins offers a free scoop of ice cream with the coupon printed from the email message.
    thanks

  43. Mike Grace says:

    Will you be updating this free restaurant meal list any time soon? The article was written in 2006 and here it’s the beginning of 2010.

  44. Dean says:

    I update the free restaurant list weekly. Please email me if you have new restaurants to add.

  45. Linda says:

    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.

  46. thom holley says:

    Today is my Birthday in Baton Rouge, La. 70816

    any specials I should know about?????

    Me and Martin, and Allie……

  47. Nessa says:

    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.

  48. danindenver says:

    Red Robin is my favorite. Ruby Tuesday must be trying to compete because they gave the same deal, this year.

    Go onto the website for any restaurant you are interested in and try to sign up for their eclub.

    Denver has the classic Fresh Fish Co. where you get a discount, based on your age: 50 = 50% off.

  49. Jt says:

    Called Old Spag Factory for Portland (S. Waterfront) said they dont “just give meals out” its a promotinal deal thru KINK fm
    so no go :(

  50. Kevin says:

    Found out last night that Beaches does not give the free birthday meal…

  51. Dean says:

    Kathie emails:

    “Last year I got coupons from Black Angus and Outback Steak Houses for a free birthday meal. The drawback for me is that I am a widow, and they both required an adult meal to be also purchased to get the free meal, and I didn’t have anyone to go with me and buy the meal needed!!!!”

  52. [...] in my area. I think I started out by Googling “free birthday clubs” and landing on a long birthday club list. Then I happily started signing up. It’s been birthday bliss ever [...]

  53. THAR says:

    ZEHNDER’S of Frankenmuth Michigan (famous chicken dinners) – Join Birthday club and get free all you can eat dinner

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  55. Zoe says:

    El Torito offers a free birthday meal if you sign up on their website. You’ll also get a coupon for free guacamole.

  56. carol Disario says:

    I would like a current birthday club list, mainly restaurants. Thank you.

  57. Crystal says:

    Houlihan’s will send you email for a free birthday entree when you sign up on their Website.

  58. jenny says:

    I called the restaurants in beaumont, tx except IHOP and they all shot me down. No free meals, just an embarrassing song. Buffalo Wild Wings said I get free dessert so I guess that’s where the party will be!

  59. Trish says:

    Brann’s Steakhouse gives you a coupon for a free steak dinner on your next visit. At least the location in Portage, Michigan does…..

  60. Lois says:

    Any free dinners in Denver today (my birthday)? Can’t be a 2fer today – nobody around now.

  61. Lois says:

    Any free dinners for today in Denver (just me)…

  62. katherine says:

    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 :)

  63. abertawe says:

    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.

  64. Erin says:

    In the Saint Louis area you can get a free combo meal at Taco Bell. Not an urban myth, just regional.

  65. jacob says:

    i know that the dennys in california are doing free grandslams i just worked there

  66. Melinda says:

    Taco Bell in Gardnerville, Nevada does not give birthday combo meals. Not one of the apparently under 21 staff had ever heard of it. I suggested they call the off site manager, who apparently said no.

  67. Kristi Baker says:

    http://foxandhound.com/
    Free entree with purchase of entree on birthday

  68. James Early says:

    Olive Garden (at least in California) no longer gives free birthday cake. Found this out a year ago for my Mom’s birthday.

  69. Dean says:

    Monique writes:
    I live in Ontario, CA and my birthday was June 23rd. I’ve been eating all week
    for FREE! You are correct. . .El Torito gave me a $17.99 Fajita meal, bday flan
    and sang to me! Red Robin gave me a free burger of my choice and endless fries.
    Hamburger Hamlet in Pasadena, CA gave me $10 off a $40 meal. Yee haw! I’m one
    happy camper.

  70. Richele says:

    I had a Birthday grand slam breakfast today at Denny’s. It actually wasn’t bad, and the waitress was really nice, and was not offended that suddenly I don’t have any money; not that I have seen her before. At least in Concord, CA., Denny’s is still doing it.

  71. Andrea Cohen says:

    In San Antonio Schlotskys gave me a free small original, Souper Salad sent me a free buffet, Red Robin gave me a free burger and Willies sent me a free mealup to $7.99 with the purchase of another. I bought something more expensive, so it cost me about $3.00. Need to sign up for all these Birtday items.

  72. sandy says:

    The old country buffet will send you a coupon for
    a birthday meal if you sign up. You only have a short time to use the coupon before it expires.
    It is a great deal because you can have your cake and eat it too….p.s. I am from Chicago

  73. [...] looking for, you can’t go wrong with any of the above choices.  You can see the list of free birthday meals for more cheap [...]

  74. Aaron says:

    IHOP does not offer free meals anymore…only a free sundae.

  75. Rachel says:

    I’ve heard Moe’s southwest grill gives you a free birthday meal

    And a little place called Charlie’s Chicken also gives out a free entree

  76. Provinos Italian restaurant with locations in Georgia, and one location in Tenn. Complete meal with salad, garlic rolls and dessert. And Very Good!

  77. ShelleV says:

    At the Barona Casino in Lakeside, Ca. if you sign up for a rewards card you and a friend get a free buffet dinner. VERY WORTH IT!

  78. Penne says:

    TK Tripps in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia give you your choice of any dessert on their menu for your birthday, and they are amazing!

  79. Michael says:

    I was thinking about this idea, a nice list.

  80. John says:

    The Grand Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI gives a free dessert and pint of beer if you go there on your birthday.

  81. Verna says:

    Free birthday dinners in St. Petersburg, FL at Edos (Japanese), Paisanos (Italian), Texas cattle company (steakhouse) and IHOP lunch or dinner. Must have ID for proof.

  82. David says:

    If you join Texas Roadhouse Club you will receive a free Appetizer or sidekick of ribs on your birthday, good for 10 days of receipt

  83. Shawn says:

    Bandido’s in Indiana is only located in Fort Wayne.

  84. Dean says:

    Sarah writes:
    I recently went to Red Robin for my free birthday meal. The coupon had been emailed to me. When I was there, the waiter told me they do not do it that way anymore. They give you a “Red Royalty” card that you can sign up with on the internet. You can add a few kids to your card, but you can only have one adult per card. They also give you a free appetizer coupon just for signing up. That coupon is good for 14 days. The new birthday card is good for any time during the month you were born. They also said after you buy nine hamburgers, your tenth one is free. Hope this helps!

  85. dkch says:

    “Iguana Mias- a chain, great food (Anything free on menu, even steak, free dessert and picture)”

    Based on this list, I joined First Watch and IHOP online and went to Inguana Mias on my birthday.

    Iguana Mias was fantastic. I was treated like a queen, not a person in search of a free meal. The service was excellent; the picture fun and posted to the Inguana Mia web site and available to send friends. No “buddy” was required and no hidden costs.

    The great thing about First Watch and IHOP is that they give you two weeks to use your coupon for the free entree. Again, no hidden costs. Free means free. With IHOP, I ended up with two free meals due to joining their club (1) and my birthday (2). They both continue to send coupons for discounts.

  86. Paula says:

    house of genji in san jose ca, on 1st street offers free bday dinner or lunch with 3 paying guest and photo id(i think you have to visit in time frame of the week before and week after actual bday)

  87. Vanessa says:

    Johnny Rockets gives a free single scoop sundae on your birthday. I work there and we do it all the time, no need to sign up online.

  88. NESA says:

    IT’S ALMOST MY BIRTHDAY!!! THANKS FOR THE LIST!!! I DON’T HAVE TO GOOGLE EACH RESTAURANT SEPARATELY! WHEW 8-)THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  89. Chris Smith says:

    Thanks for this list, extremely useful. I know of one restaurant near me, Bully’s in Del Mar that offers a free birthday dinner as well if you sign up for their mailing list as well as Roberto’s

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  91. Sherly says:

    For those who live in Florida or visit Fl. in a regular basis, Charlie Steak House(Orlando)and Okeechobee Steak House (Palm Beach) gives you $19.99 off your check on your birthday, all you need to present is your driver’s license. Hope this helps.

  92. Devin says:

    Went to IHOP but you have to sign up online first apparently and bring in the copy of the coupon… barely even got a happy birthday from the waitress… and Asiana Buffet (North Carolina) told me they only do free buffet for lunch. It appears that most places force you to jump through hoops and sign away your junk-mail folder’s life just to get a little discount on your birthday… It’s not about griping over not getting “free” handouts, it has more to do with customer service, and winning over the customer.

  93. This is such a great resource. You could even make a day of your birthday. Like go to IHOP in the morning, Firehouse Subs for lunch and P F Chang’s for dinner. I love it and I am already planning for my birthday in October already.

  94. A says:

    In Massachusetts-
    Abington Ale House- Free Dinner
    Charlie Horse- Free Dinner

  95. Heather says:

    Village Inn does a free desert :-)

  96. Jana Routt says:

    I have a great one for you to add for the MICHIGAN list

    The Grill Room – Free 16oz Prime Rib dinner on the day of your birthday

    The Kirby House – Free Prime Rib Fettuccine dinner during week of your birthday, and a Philly Steak Dinner during the month of your birthday

    These two are in one building owned by the Gilmore Collection, and their food is GREAT!

  97. Maisee says:

    Minnesota
    BWW-Buffalo Wild Wing (St. Cloud)
    kids: balloon and free meal
    21: announcement and free sundae
    other: free sundae

  98. Tom Holleran says:

    Culvers Restaurant

    The deals will vary somewhat depending on the franchise, but generally range from a free one or two scoop Sunday to a free value basket (sandwich or fried chicken, fries or other side, Medium soda or other drink) … upgrading from classic sides to premium sides may cost a dollar, and similar costs may be incurred if you go from drink/coffee/milk to milkshake / smoothie etc. … this is awarded for your birthday for as long as you are in their E-Club (they do Not share your info with other companies) and you may get something of this nature for just joining. Free to join. Monthly newsletter with deals & news about flavors of the day and menu changes. In about 20 states, concentrated in the upper Midwest Ohio to Nebraska, Wisconsin to Tennessee, but also 10 in TX, as well as UT & AZ. Flagship products are the rich Custard and premium Hamburgers. Menu is primarily sandwiches but includes fried chicken, cod, shrimp and beef pot roast dinners.

    I am a frontline employee.

  99. diane fehrenbach says:

    sounds good

  100. Kalyino says:

    Firehouse just needs your ID, you do not have to sign up with them for a free sub :)

  101. ladygnome says:

    Graze grill does a free bd buffet dinner with id. Small and just okay. MT is closed now.

  102. barb says:

    shady maple in pa will give any of the 3 meals free on your birthday, need to show them proof

  103. RJ says:

    I spoke with Souper Salad manager here in Waco, TX. You have to sign up at their website online. Then the company will send you an email. Finally you print out their birthday dinner coupon and present it at time of dining. I asked if I could just show my driver’s license and he refused. Saying he has to have the coupon to show how the meal was paid for. Just wanted to update your information. I don’t want to sign up and jump through hoops just for a bit of birthday kindness. Thank you for site.

  104. DOT says:

    Hello, Thanks for all the great information. I have a birthday in April. Would you send me a list for the free birthday restsaurants for Atlanta, Georgia.

    Thank you and God Bless You

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