Post updated January 8, 2019

When I moved to Fort Wayne a few years ago and my birthday rolled around, I naturally tried to find out what the local scene has to offer a birthday girl. And, for one of the few times in my life, the internet failed me. It turned out that no such guide existed for Fort Wayne. Why is that? Are there no birthday freebies in this city? The answer to that question is a resounding no.

Fort Wayne local businesses are exceedingly generous. This city is an amazing place to spend a birthday when you know how much all the local businesses want to celebrate with you!

The problem was that no one had compiled all the offers into a list that birthday celebrators could reference as they plan their special days.

Luckily for you, those days are behind us! Welcome to the Fort Wayne Birthday Freebies guide.

Hoppy Gnome

Fort Wayne, Indiana Birthday Freebies Guide

What You’ll Find: This guide is for any local business that offers a birthday deal or freebie. There are lots of lists of chain store and restaurant freebies out there (here’s one).

Contribute: If you have a deal or freebie to contribute, please leave a comment below and we’ll add it to the list! We want this list to be as comprehensive as possible. Please also comment if there is an inaccuracy in the list.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: When you’re getting a birthday freebie, be sure to have your ID handy. Also, assume that any of the free dessert offers from restaurants require the purchase of an entree.

Restaurants (Children Allowed)

Free Meal

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

The Hoppy Gnome

  • $10 off next visit with purchase of 2 entrees
  • Complimentary birthday dessert annually
  • Complimentary bottle of house wine (red or white) on their wedding anniversary date

Sign up for email list (in store)

Mad Anthony’s

  • Free meal up to $15 the week of your birthday with the purchase of another meal of equal or lesser value.

Sign up for email list

Shigs in Pit

  • Free meal up to $15 the week of your birthday with the purchase of another meal of equal or lesser value.

Sign up for email list

 Umi Fort Wayne

  • $25 off on your birthday and anniversary

Sign up for "Luminary Rewards" program (in store)

Free Dessert

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

Bourbon Street Hideaway

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

BakerStreet Steakhouse

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

Biaggi’s

  • Any dessert on the menu

Become a member of the club (free, sign up at the restaurant)

Casa!

  • 9” Celebratory Birthday Cake FREE (serves up to 6 guests.) Made fresh and delivered daily from Waynedale Bakery.

No

Catablu

  • Molten cake

No

Chop’s Steakhouse

  • Chocolate turtle brownie

No

Cebolla’s Mexican Grill

  • Sopapilla dessert (ice cream with cinnamon chips) and a rendition of Happy Birthday from the staff

No

Chappell's Coral Grill

  • New York cheesecake or key lime pie

No

Don Hall Restaurants

  • Free dessert (dessert depends on the restaurant)

No

Dos Margaritas

  • Shot of tequila or free piece of cake

No

Firefly Coffee House
  • Free cookie or other baked good
No

Italian Connection

  • Spumoni ice cream

No

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

  • Free birthday cake ice cream

No

La Fogata
  • Free dessert
No

Park Place on Main

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

Paula’s on Main

  • Key lime pie

No

Proximo
  • Free dessert
No
Nawa
  • Free dessert
No

The Oyster Bar

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

Spyro’s

  • Strawberry shortcake biscuit dessert

No

Sweet-Lou's Pizza

  • Free dessert

No

Three Rivers Distilling Company
  • Free cookie
No

Umi Fort Wayne

  • Roll cake

No

Yen Ching

  • Ice cream

No

Restaurant/Bars (21+)

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

Champions Restaurant and Sports Bar

  • On the house shot or free dessert

No

Club Soda

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

Chop's Wine Bar

  • Chocolate lava cake

No

Copper Spoon
  • Free dessert
No

J. K. O’Donnells

  • Any dessert on the menu

No

O’Reilly’s

  • Bread pudding
 

Nick’s Martini & Wine Bar

  • On the house drink

No

Three Rivers Distilling Company
  • Free cookie
No
Trubble Brewing
  • Buy them a beer
No

Dessert Shops

Shop
Freebie
Action Required

Sweets So Geek

  • Cookie

Sign up for the birthday club (a joint venture with the Fort Wayne CW station)