Where to Get Free Birthday Meals

Updated April 28, 2016

free birthday meals: birthday cake with candles

Did you know that many chain restaurants offer free birthday meals? On your birthday you can simply walk in to one of these restaurants, present your ID, and get free food. Some restaurants will offer entire free birthday meals, while others will offer a free treat or snack. Some restaurants will offer these freebies on your birthday, and other will extend the offer for the week (or sometimes even month) of your birthday. It’s important to note that some of these restaurants may require you sign up for a rewards program or e-club before redeeming your reward.

What’s the best way to get the most free stuff on your birthday? Spend the entire day cashing in on freebies. Head to a different restaurant and enjoy free birthday meals at each. Don’t forget about dessert!

Free Birthday Meals: Breakfast
Free Birthday Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Free Birthday Meals: Dessert

What You’ll Need to Get Free Birthday Meals:

  • ID
  • Proof of sign up for e-mail clubs and reward programs
  • Coupon (if applicable)

Free Birthday Meals: Breakfast

free birthday meals: donut with birthday candles
Start your birthday off right with the first of many free birthday meals: breakfast. There are a number of breakfast birthday freebies to choose from. This comprehensive list will help you decide where to go for your first free birthday meal of the day. Once you see these deals, you may want to make multiple stops.

Bob Evan’s – This offer is only good for kids, but if you sign your child up they will get a free kid’s meal on their birthday and throughout the year.
Bruegger’s – Free bagel and cream cheese.
Caribou Coffee – Get energized on your birthday with a free birthday drink when you join Caribou Perks.
Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium beverage
Dunn Bros Coffee – Free birthday drink
Einstein Bros. Bagels – Free bagel
First Watch – Free breakfast or lunch entrée
IHOP – If you sign up for you IHOP’s Pancake Revolution club, you will receive a free birthday meal and free pancakes throughout the year.
Juice It Up – Free smoothie
Mimi’s Café – Free breakfast on your birthday. Plus, you will receive a free 4-pack of croissants or muffins plus special offers like free meals when you join their e-club.
Planet Smoothie – Free smoothie
Starbucks – Free drink when you pay with your rewards card
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Free smoothie when you join Club Tropical
Tully’s Coffeeshop – Free barista beverage when you sign up for the Tully’s Coffee e-mail club.
Waffle House – Free waffle when you join their club

Free Birthday Meals: Lunch and Dinner

free birthday meals for lunch: juicy cheeseburgers
When it comes to lunch and dinner, there is no shortage of restaurants offering free birthday meals. From fast-food and casual dining restaurants to high-end steakhouses, you will have your pick of birthday freebies. With this many options to choose from, you might be able to eat free the entire week (or even month) of your birthday.

Arby’s – Free roast beef classic sandwich
Au Bon Pain – Free sandwich or salad
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – Free birthday burrito and taco when you sign up for Club Baja
Benihana – Receive a free $30 Benihana birthday certificate when you join the Chef’s Table
Bertucci’s – Coupon good for $5 off your purchase
Big Daddy’s – Free birthday meal
Black Angus Steakhouse – Free steak dinner on your birthday when you join the Prime Club
Boloco – Free burrito
BRIO Tuscan Grille – Free entrée (up to $25)
California Pizza Kitchen – Free kid’s meal
California Tortilla – Free burrito
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer
Cheeseboy Grilled Cheese – Free sandwich
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free appetizer
Earl of Sandwich – Free sandwich
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que – Free birthday meal when you join the PIG club
Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub
Fuddruckers – Free burger when you join the Fudds Club
Hooter’s – 10 free wings
Houlihan’s – Free entrée
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer
Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger
Lone Star Steakhouse – Free appetizer
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Free $10 gift certificate
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free burrito
Noodles & Company – Free birthday meal
Not Your Average Joe’s – Free entrée
Old Country Buffet – BOGO adult buffet dinner
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – Free appetizer
Outback Steakhouse – Free appetizer
Qdoba – Free burrito
Red Lobster – Free appetizer
Red Robin – Free burger
Ruby Tuesday – Free burger
Sbarro – Free slice of pizza
Subway – Free 6-inch sub and drink
Texas Roadhouse – Free appetizer
Uno Chicago Grill – Free personal-sized pizza
Which Wich – Free sandwich

Free Birthday Meals: Dessert

free birthday meals for dessert: birthday cake with a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top
Everyone knows the best part about a birthday is the cake, ice cream, and candy. What could make it even better? Not paying for it. Top off a day of free birthday meals with a free birthday dessert from these restaurants.

99 Restaurants – Free dessert
A&W All American Food – Free root beer float
Applebee’s – Free birthday dessert
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Free pretzel
Baskin Robbins – Free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream
Boston Market – Free dessert
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Free waffle cone
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert
The Capital Grille – Free chocolate espresso cake
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop – Free brownie
The Cheesecake Factory – Free scoop of ice cream
Chili’s – Free brownie sundae
Cinnabon – Free birthday treat
Coldstone Creamery – Free ice cream with purchase
Cracker Barrel – Free dessert
Dairy Queen – Free blizzard
Fogo de Chao – Free dessert
Friendly’s – Free sundae
Jack in the Box – Free dessert
Krispy Kreme – Free donut
Longhorn Steakhouse – Free dessert
Macaroni Grill – Free birthday cake
Marble Slab Creamery – Free ice cream
Margaritaville – Free dessert
Melting Pot – Free chocolate fondue
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Free dessert
Olive Garden – Free birthday dessert
P.F. Chang’s – Free cheesecake
Panera Bread – Free pastry / dessert
Pinkberry – Free frozen yogurt
Red Mango – Free $5 reward
Rita’s Italian Ice – Free Italian ice
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Free birthday dessert
Wendy’s – Free frosty
Yard House – Free dessert
Yogurtland – Free frozen yogurt

Related Links:

59 Birthday Freebies / AllYou

110+ Restaurants That Offer Free Birthday Food! / Brad’s Deals

Restaurants Offering Free Food Promotions on Your Birthday / Clark Howard

400+ Restaurants That Offer Free Birthday Food / Munchyy

Pancake Revolution / IHOP

Eat Free On Your Birthday! Birthday Freebies! / Hustler Money Blog

Eat Free in San Diego on Your Birthday / The San Diegan

Birthday Freebies / Hey! It’s Free

Best Birthday Freebies In LA/OC / CBS Los Angeles

Does the Secret Code for Free Gas Trick Really Work? / Proven Tricks

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