11 Places to Eat Free on Your Birthday

Everyone loves free stuff. It’s in our psychology!

Somehow, though, free stuff just “hits different” on your birthday. You know the feeling—when your friend buys your drinks at the bar, and you never have to touch your wallet all night. That special vibe when you’re getting pampered and appreciated for the low-low cost of $0.00. There’s almost nothing like it.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best places to eat free on your birthday. You can make a quick trip in and grab a free meal or turn it into the highlight of your evening and invite all your loved ones. Either way, you’ll be sure to get a full stomach and walk out with your wallet still largely in-tact.

Keep reading!

  1. Keep It Diner Classic at Denny’s 

Denny’s is known for being a go-to food joint . . . at all hours of the day.

Chances are you’ve either been there for an early breakfast, a quick lunch, or a laaate dinner (we’re talking 2 AM after leaving the club). When it comes to free things on your birthday, almost nothing beats the Grand Slam—a $13.99 value.

The Grand Slam consists of four items of your choice, but the traditional meal includes two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs your way, two pieces of bacon, and two sausage links.

  1. Grab Some Friends and Hit up Benihana 


Because for the month of your birthday, you’ll receive a $30 gift certificate, where the options are limitless. Spend it on drinks, apps, or your favorite entree. Or, bring some friends and rack up the tab, knowing you’ll have a $30 discount when the bill arrives.

  1. Buy a Coffee and Enjoy a Free Breakfast at Einstein’s 

If you frequent Einstein Bros. Bagels, you’re probably already a member of the Shmear Society Rewards Program. If you’re not yet a member, you may want to consider signing up.

On your birthday, enjoy a free egg sandwich with any purchase. You’ve got fourteen days after your birthday to take advantage!

  1. Get the Dessert of Your Dreams at Seasons 52

Let’s say you already ate a meal at home, or you had dinner elsewhere, and you’re trying to restaurant-hop for dessert.

Well, you can make a special trip to Seasons 52 just to enjoy a delicious dessert shooter. They call it a “mini indulgence.” We all know there’s nothing like indulging on your birthday!

  1. Head Over to IHOP for a Free Stack

It seems like diners are the place to be on your birthday, and the International House of Pancakes is no exception. They really know how to offer up a treat and make someone feel special (and full).

As IHOP says: “What’s better than pancakes? Free pancakes.”

IHOP provides birthday visitors with a free stack. First, you need to become a member of their MyHOP program—but the perks are worth it. Get a free stack for signing up, free pancakes for your birthday, and free pancakes every time your sign-up anniversary rolls around.

  1. Consider It a Buritto Birthday Party at Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh provides those with a hankering for Mexican food a chance to enjoy a free birthday burrito.

That’s right—an entire burrito is yours with the purchase of one large drink.

If you can’t make it to Baja Fresh on the day of your birthday, you can go seven days before or seven days after. Enjoy the complimentary convenience!

  1. Want a Free Sub (Plus a Drink to Wash It Down With)? Sign up at Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s serves up delicious, fully-loaded subs every day—and they want to offer you a free sub just for being born.

Join their program, Shore Points, to redeem this offer. Don’t worry; they make it worth your while! The birthday deals come around every year, giving you a special and scrumptious meal to look forward to eating.

  1. Rocket Over to Johnny Rocket’s for a Free Burger

If you join the Rocket E-Club, you’ll enjoy the benefits of free burgers—with an exception.

Bring your significant other, your mom, or your best friend. Have them purchase an entree and a drink. Doing so opens the portal for you, the birthday guy or gal, to enjoy an all-American burger at no cost.

  1. Enjoy Dessert With Your ‘Za at Pizza Hut 

Everyone loves chasing down their pepperoni slice with some cinnamon sticks—right?

Well, if you have the crew over for a pizza party on your special day, you can blow out some candles over a pile of doughy, warm, gooey cinnamon sticks. Pizza Hut offers this dessert to all its members on their birthdays.

  1. Peruse the Salad Bar at Ruby Tuesday

Perhaps you want more options, and other places just aren’t giving them to you. You want a free meal, but you want to be able to pick and choose a little.

With Ruby Tuesday, you have choices—either enjoy a free hamburger or take a stroll through their fully-stocked salad bar. You can’t go wrong with either decision!

  1. Red Robin Hooks It up With a Free Hamburger

It seems like hamburgers are the meal to get on your birthday, huh?

Red Robin is no different, providing their customers with free burgers on their birthdays. Choose from any of their fire-grilled burgers (there are several) and come at any time during the month of your special day.

Can You Hit up All These Places to Eat Free on Your Birthday?

We’re kidding—maybe.

This list only touches the surface of free places to eat on your birthday. If you really wanted to indulge, you’d be full for weeks. Talk about a birthday present that lasts!

Now that you know the yummiest places to eat free on your birthday, it’s time to plan the rest of your special day. Keep scrolling our blog for more fun ideas like this one. Oh yeah—and happy birthday!

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