Deals for Birthday Meals

Free Birthday Meals!  Remember that sometimes a restaurant can change what they are offering and so it's a good idea to call ahead of time to make sure.  :)


Alfy’s Pizza – Free Mini Pizza

All American Cafe – Free Desert

Applebees – Free Dessert

Auntie Anne – Free Pretzel, sign up online first

Austin Grill – Register Online for free meal


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.

Borders- Borders Rewards members get a free coffee or tea for their birthday

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

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free Wings (Not all locations)

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) –

Denny’s is giving a free original grand slam on your birthday–I read about it on the website.

Sometimes Disneyland is offering free admission on your birthday. Check to be sure they are still running this.


El Chicos – Free Dessert

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.

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

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.

Hollywood Video – Free Video Rental


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!

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

Ray’s Boat House in Ballard/Seattle, WA also has a fee lunch menu

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.

-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 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

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 – Free Meal Coupon for next visit.

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 entrĂ©e on your birthday if you sign up on their website.


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


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.

List provided by Mr. Cheap Stuff