Birthday Freebies in L.A.

Who says you can't get a free lunch? Well, it might cost you some privacy, but those willing to enroll on a restaurant's website can reap the benefits of free birthday meals. Rules vary and often require membership in an e-club, so don't assume you can waltz in with nothing but a driver's license and a dream. If you've done your homework, here's a list of local eateries that will give you a special birthday treat.

Updated: April 08, 2010

Restaurants with Free Birthday Meals or Treats (Some Homework Required)

Red Robin

1187 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA 91210

Those who enroll in the Red Robin E-Club will be treated to a free burger and fries meals voucher that can be cashed in during their birthday month. No other purchase required.


11066 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

As a member of the Fudd Club, you'll receive a free gift for joining and a free burger on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery

100 N La Cienega #24, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Join the online Birthday Club and you'll receive a voucher for a free Cold Stone creation.

Black Angus Steakhouse

235 S 1st St, Burbank, CA 91502

Get a complimentary dessert for joining the BA Prime Club and a free steak dinner for your birthday!


38 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

A complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate, maximum value of $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax) will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday when you join the Benihana "Chef's Table" online.


8612 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

Show up on your birthday and pay full price, and you'll receive a voucher for a free return visit to this Japanese/sushi buffet.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

If you can weasel three of your friends into paying full price, your birthday meal is free. Check their website for the current birthday promotion, which usually involves an upgraded "dinner and tourney" experience.

Daphne's Greek Cafe

7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Sign-up for the Pita Points program, and receive a voucher for a free birthday entree.

Islands Restaurants

10948 West Pico Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90064

Depending on the franchise, you may be able to wrangle a free dessert or entree on your birthday. You can also sign up for their "Tiki-Link" program on their website to receive a free birthday treat via email.