Happy Birthday — Get Free Food at These 27 Restaurants

Celebrate your big day with free meals -- or desserts -- at more than two dozen restaurants.

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It’s your big day! Your birthday is a day to truly splurge, and many restaurants will help kick off the celebration by offering you gratis grub.

In fact, if your birthday wish is for free eats, you have an overwhelming number of options. To help whittle down the choices, we’ve selected 27 of the best.

Free meals

A lot of places offer free food of some type, but it’s unusual to get a completely complimentary meal. The following restaurants all offer free birthday entrees, or something very close. Bon appétit, birthday boy (or girl)!

Au Bon Pain

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Join the e-club at this restaurant, and you’ll get a free birthday lunch, as well as a gratis travel mug and other goodies.

bd’s Mongolian Grill

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Join bd’s Club Mongo and get a free meal on your big day, as well as $5 off your next visit.

Black Angus Steakhouse

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Join the Prime Club and get a free steak dinner on your birthday with the purchase of one for your dinner companion.

Bristol Seafood Grill

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Sign up for this restaurant’s email list and get a free entree valued at up to $25 on your birthday.

Country Kitchen

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Join the Country Kitchen E-Club and enjoy a free meal on your birthday.


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Who can resist Denny’s Original Grand Slam? On your birthday, Denny’s raises the temptation quotient a notch by offering this delicious meal for free.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

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Join the Shmear Society and get a free egg sandwich on your birthday “with purchase.”

Firehouse Subs

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Join Firehouse Rewards, and you can celebrate on your birthday with a free medium sub.


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Join the restaurant’s email list, and savor a free entree on your birthday.


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Join the Pancake Revolution, and you’ll score a free stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity pancakes on your birthday — and every year on the anniversary of your joining.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

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Sign up for Jersey Mike’s Subs email club, and you’ll get a birthday coupon good for one free regular sub and a 22-ounce fountain drink.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

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Join Moe’s eWorld, and bite into a free burrito on your birthday.

Red Robin

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Become a Red Robin Royalty member, and get a free burger during your birthday month.

Ruby Tuesday

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Join the restaurant’s So Connected, and you’ll get your choice of a gratis burger or free Garden Bar entree on your birthday.

Spaghetti Warehouse

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Join the Warehouse eClub, and get a free meal on your special day.

Free desserts

After enjoying your free meal, double-down on your birthday celebration by enjoying a complimentary sweet treat at any of the following:


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Join the Mug Club, and get a free A&W root beer float on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery

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Join the My Cold Stone Club, and get a coupon delivered via email for your birthday that allows you to “buy one creation, get one creation.”

Del Taco

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Join the Raving Fan eClub, and get a free premium shake on your birthday.

Dippin’ Dots

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Join Dot Crazy! After doing so, you’ll enjoy an email for free Dippin Dots on your birthday.


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Join Friendly’s BFF Club, and get a free sundae on your birthday.

Gigi’s Cupcakes

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Join the Cupcake Lovers Rewards program, and get a free cupcake on your birthday.

Jamba Juice

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Join Jamba Insider Rewards, and get a free juice or smoothie on your special day.

Planet Smoothie

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Join the Planet Smoothie eclub, and get a free smoothie on your birthday.


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Sign up for Sprinkles Perks, and get a free cupcake on your birthday.

Ted’s Montana Grill

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Sign up for the email list, and get a free dessert on your birthday.

TGI Fridays

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Join Fridays Rewards, and get a free dessert during your birthday month.


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Join Real Rewards, and get a free birthday treat — from 3 ounces to 16 ounces.

Do you know of other restaurants offering free birthday food? Share them by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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