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33 Chicago Restaurants That Give Away Free Desserts On Your Birthday

Because you've spent a lot of money all year long and deserve a free sweet treat

You can get some of this for free at many Chicago restaurants on your birthday
You can get some of this for free at many Chicago restaurants on your birthday
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Hey — it's your birthday. So what are you having for dessert? And more importantly — how much are you paying for dessert?

If you have your birthday dinner at one of the following 33 restaurants, that answer would be zero. Restaurants giving out free desserts to diners celebrating their birthday has long been a fixture of eating out, but often times those specials aren't advertised, or they're at chain restaurants. (Disclaimer: many of Chicago's free birthday desserts are at Lettuce Entertain You restaurants.)

So keep this story bookmarked and plan ahead for your special day in order to finish off your birthday meal with a sweet sweet free treat. To the deals!

Beatrix: Free slice of Tall, Dark & Handsome Chocolate Cake

Bar Toma: Free banana cream jar with Nutter Butter crunch

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!: Free mini chocolate truffle cake

Dos Urban Cantina: Free Mexican chocolate mousse with whipped cream and grajellas

Ema: Free slice of honey pie

Giordano's: Free dessert for online e-club members

Hub 51: Free slice of carrot cake

il Porcellino: Three free scoops of gelato

Kick Restaurant & Bar: Free dessert

Kinmont: Free slice of key lime pie

Kit Kat Lounge: Free birthday cake Martini

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria: Free dessert for e-club members

Macello: Free slice of tiramisu

Mity Nice: Free dessert

Mon Ami Gabi: Free Profiteroles with fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream

Nacional 27: Free flourless chocolate cake

Osteria Via Stato: Free gelato

Oyster Bah: Free scoop of peppermint ice cream with hot fudge

Petterino's: Free slice of chocolate mousse cake

Portillo's: Free slice of chocolate cake for those who have signed up for Portillo's online Birthday Club

Ramen-San: Free doughnuts with miso-caramel sauce

RJ Grunts: Free small hot fudge sundae

RPM Italian: Free mini gelato cones

RPM Steak: Free cotton candy

Shaw's Crab House: Free slice of chocolate cake

Stella Barra Pizzeria: Free cookie with vanilla ice cream

Summer House Santa Monica: Free cookie with vanilla ice cream

Taco Joint: Free flan

Tallboy Taco: Free churro

III Forks Prime Steakhouse: Free dessert

Timothy O'Toole's Chicago: Free ice cream or birthday shot of Malort or a fruity mix

Tokio Pub: Free scoop of coconut pineapple ice cream

Travelle Kitchen + Bar: Free cupcake with a "happy birthday" nameplate

Nacional 27

325 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 664-2727 Visit Website


330 N Wabash Ave Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60611 312-923-7705 Visit Website

RPM Steak

66 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 284-4990 Visit Website

Oyster Bah

1962 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 248-3000 Visit Website


2700 Hennepin Avenue South, , MN 55408 (612) 444-3143 Visit Website

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1050 East Higgins Road, , IL 60007 (847) 439-2000 Visit Website

Bar Toma

110 E Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 312 266 3110

III Forks Prime Steakhouse

180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 938-4303 Visit Website


520 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 667-4560 Visit Website

Osteria Via Stato

620 North State Street, , IL 60654 (312) 642-8450 Visit Website


1235 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 850-9870 Visit Website

Mity Nice

835 North Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 335-4745 Visit Website

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614 773 935 5000

Hub 51

51 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 828-0051 Visit Website

R.J. Grunts

2056 North Lincoln Park West, , IL 60614 (773) 929-5363 Visit Website

Taco Joint

158 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 337-8226 Visit Website

Stella Barra Pizzeria

1954 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 634-4101 Visit Website

Mon Ami Gabi

2300 North Lincoln Park West, , IL 60614 (773) 348-8886 Visit Website

Shaw's Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, , IL 60173 (847) 517-2722 Visit Website


150 North Dearborn Street, , IL 60601 (312) 422-0150 Visit Website


59 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 377-9950 Visit Website


419 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654 312-915-0011 Visit Website

Tallboy Taco

620 North State Street, , IL 60654 (312) 488-4917 Visit Website

Summer House Santa Monica

1954 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 634-4100 Visit Website


74 West Illinois Street, , IL 60654 (312) 527-5586 Visit Website

Timothy O'Toole's Chicago

622 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 642-0700 Visit Website

Dos Urban Cantina

2829 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-6452 Visit Website


519 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 284-1377 Visit Website

Tokio Pub

1900 East Higgins Road, , IL 60173 (847) 278-5181 Visit Website

RPM Italian

52 West Illinois Street, , IL 60654 (312) 222-1888 Visit Website