Birthday Freebies: Restaurants

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Many restaurants offer freebies on your birthday, from free appetizers to free desserts, even free drinks. 

See also these NYCOTC deal pages:
Discounts for Seniors 55+
Birthday Freebies at Retail Stores


Let’s start with a local NYC restaurant with a great birthday freebie deal:

Village Pourhouse, 366 West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, offers free drinks all night on your birthday.  The free drink deal is good for one week after your birthday.  But you can’t just show up — you have to make a reservation, and it probably won’t be accepted for busy pre-theater times, especially weekends.

National restaurant chains usually require you to sign up for their birthday club, but that’s free, too.  Many also will send you additional coupons and deals throughout the year for signing up to their birthday club program. Be sure to bring your driver’s license or other i.d. with you when you claim your  birthday freebies.

Some don’t put the birthday freebie deal on their websites, so be sure to ask when you make a reservation for a sit-down restaurant, or before you order at a fast-food place.  And if your server doesn’t know, ask for the manager. 

Birthday Freebies: Restaurants
  • Applebees – Free dessert on your birthday
  • Arby’s – Free food with purchase, plus coupons throughout the year.
  • Baskin Robbins — Get a coupon for a free scoop when you join their Birthday Club
  • Benihana — Join the Chef’s Table and they’ll send you a $30 voucher for your birthday
  • Boston’s – Free dessert
  • Burger King – Free BK hamburger kids meal to all kids 12 and under, plus coupons emailed to you throughout the year.
  • Coldstone Creamery – Coupon for free ice cream creation on your birthday when you join My Coldstone Club
  • Chili’s — Free chips and queso when you sign up for the Chili’s Email Club
  • Dairy Queen – Join the Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a 16 ounce Blizzard on your birthday
  • Dave & Buster’s – Get a free $5 game card on your birthday
  • Denny’s – Free Grand Slam on your birthday
  • Fuddruckers – Join Fudd’s Club to get a free surprise on your birthday, plus  other coupons and discounts during the year
  • Hard Rock Cafe – Free dessert on your birthday
  • IHOP -Free meal or free ice cream sundae on your birthday, depending on location
  • Orange Julius – Join the Julius League for a free drink on your birthday and other discounts during the year.

  • Outback Steakhouse – Free dessert on your birthday
  • Quizno’s –  Join the Q Club for a free cookie on your birthday plus a $2 coupon for signing up.
  • Red Lobster – Special birthday offer when you join their Fresh Catch Club
  • Ruby Tuesday – Sign up for So Connected club to get a free burger on your birthday
  • Sephora — Free gift if you sign up as a Beauty Insider
  • TGIFriday’s – Coupon for free appetizer when you sign up for Friday’s Stripes Club
  • Wendy’s -Sign up to receive WendyMail for free treat on your birthday plus other coupons, and promotions during the year
  • The Melting Pot: chocolate fondue for two

If you know of any other birthday freebies that should be on this list, let us know — email us at

In the meantime, Happy Birthday!