40+ Places to Get Free Food on Your Birthday

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If the day you were born is coming up, what better way to enjoy it than with free birthday food?

Tons of restaurants offer free birthday meals. Check out the list below to find a complimentary meal!

This article covers the places where you can get free food on your birthday all around the United States — hopefully you can find one of your favorites near you!

Here’s Where to Eat for Free on Your Birthday

Most of the restaurants listed below require you to register for their free birthday meal promotion before your birthday comes around. To avoid spam, you may opt to use an alternative email address when you sign up rather than your primary one.

Also, some deals will vary according to where you live. Make sure to verify with the restaurant in your area that they honor the birthday deal before you head out!

Here are some of the most popular national chains that offer free birthday meals, followed by a more exhaustive list featuring those and other national and regional chains that give freebies.

Top National Restaurants That Offer Free Birthday Meals With Email Sign-Up

Restaurant Freebie/Deal
California Pizza Kitchen Free dessert
Chili’s Free dessert
Denny’s Free Value Slam breakfast
Firehouse Subs Free medium sub
Fuddruckers Buy one burger get one free
Hard Rock Cafe Buy one entree get one free
IHOP Free full stack of pancakes

Bakers Square

Register first – Free pie

Baskin Robbins

Register first – Free ice cream scoop

Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant

Register first with the Chef’s Table to receive a complimentary $30 birthday certificate during your birth month


Register first – Free birthday brownie with ice cream


BD’s Mongolian Grill

Register first – One free meal on your birthday

Bob’s Big Boy

Register first – Free meal


Register first – Free waffle cone on your birthday 

California Pizza Kitchen

Register first – Free dessert on your birthday

Captain D’s Birthday Club

Register first – One free dessert with purchase of entree

Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill

Register first – Get a $10 voucher on your birthday if your Handshake Club account has been activated at least 30 days.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Register first – Free entrée


Register first – Free dessert on your birthday

Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon

Free slice of Motherlode Cake on your birthday with valid ID and purchase of adult entrée (no registration necessary)



Free Value Slam with valid ID (no registration necessary!)

El Chico

Register first – Free dessert

Firehouse Subs

Register first – Free medium sub on birthday or within the following six days


Register first – One free burger with similar purchase

Hana Japanese Steakhouse

Birthday guests with three to five guests get 50% off their bill. With six or more guests, birthday guests eat free (no registration necessary).

Hard Rock Café

Register first – Buy one entree, get one free

Houlihan’s Restaurant

Register first – Free entrée on your birthday and $10 off coupon for joining


Register first – Free stack of pancakes


Krispy Kreme

Register first Free glazed dozen anytime during the month of your birthday

Marie Callender’s

Register first – Two free pieces of pie with the purchase of two entrees

Mission BBQ

Register first – Join the Mission Brigade and get a free meal during your birthday month

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Register first –  Get a free burrito on your birthday.

Old Spaghetti Warehouse

Register first – Get a free Special Birthday Meal on your big day

Outback Steakhouse

Register first – Free dessert


Register first – Join the PDQ Fan Club and get a free meal for your birthday.


Register first – Free pastry on your birthday

Pappa’s Restaurants

Register first – Free dessert with purchase of a single entree

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Register first – 20% off when you sign up, plus you and family members you register can all get free birthday gifts

P.F. Chang’s

Register first – Free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month

Provino’s Italian Restaurant

Get any pasta specialty dinner for free plus salad, garlic rolls and a birthday dessert with valid ID (no registration required).

Red Robin

Register first – Free burger, plus you get every 10th item free as a member of their rewards club.


Rock Bottom

Register first – Free birthday entree for Rock Reward members


Register firstFree adult entree with purchase of the same

Ruby Tuesday

Register first – Free burger, appetizer or Garden Bar entree

Slim Chickens

Register first – Get a free dessert the month of your birthday.


Register first – Free Double ’n Cheese ’n Fries when you join and a free specialty milkshake on your birthday

TGI Fridays

Register first – Free dessert

Tony Roma’s

Register first – Complimentary dessert on your birthday as well as a free appetizer when you join the email club


Register first – Free birthday entree and free appetizer upon sign-up

Where is your favorite place for free food on your birthday? Let us know in the comments below!


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