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Birthday Dinners

Can anyone throw out names of restaurants that offer birthday specials? Or even places that don't offer specials but you would recommend anyway. I want to do something other than Italian this year but want a place where the food isn't too spicy.

created by inga on Oct 24, 2009 at 06:02:13 pm     Comments: 18

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easystreet, realseafood & the frog leg inn all do free birthday dinners

posted by upso on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:38:53 pm     #  

I know you said no Italian, but Mancy's Italian offers a free entree up to $15. Rosie's Italian Grille -- I believe -- gives 15% off discount for the entire party.

I'd call Bluewater Grille and Steakhouse and see if they have the same birthday special as their Italian counterpart.

posted by PoshBug on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:35:37 pm     #  

Ciao's,Real Seafood and Zia's have birthday specials,but you must go on your birthday.

posted by buckeye278 on Oct 25, 2009 at 11:14:53 am     #  

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been to Ciao's every year for I don't know how many years now and I am sick of it. I want to do something different. I have never had a been meal at Caio's but it's time for a change.

posted by inga on Oct 25, 2009 at 02:10:12 pm     #  

Ahmeds steak house on alexis next to GFS

posted by Linecrosser on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:06:37 pm     #  

Ahmeds. That's an idea. I haven't been there for years. I just realized I screwed up my last post. I was trying to say I had never had a bad meal at Ciao's...I am also thinking about The Elephant Bar. My meals have generally been good there, save for one.

posted by inga on Oct 26, 2009 at 05:47:44 pm     #  

I believe Ahmed's deal is 1% per year, so if we go there my next birthday, I'll get 49% off my meal!

Oh, and linecrosser, Ahmeds is on alexis, but down next to Tools Unlimited.

the one on Alexis is now called Jacy Family Restaurant, and the one and only time I was there was for lunch, but it was very nice inside. I hate to rate a restaurant having only had a burger, but the sandwich I had, and the sandwich my mom had was good.

posted by billy on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:31:10 pm     #  

Elephant Bar is one of the few chains I can tolerate. The birthday special is a brownie sundae on the house.

posted by PoshBug on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:52:32 pm     #  

I live across the street from Eddie Lees so I picked up a menu from there. I was considering doing that but all the deep fried stuff would give my stepmom a coronary. I would like to check out Mac and Tongs, which someone suggested recently.

posted by inga on Oct 26, 2009 at 07:06:07 pm     #  

Has anyone ever been to the new Ambrosia on the corner of Dussell and Holland?

posted by inga on Dec 02, 2009 at 10:18:44 pm     #  

I don't know if there is a distance limit, but my wife and I like going down to Granite City at Fallen Timbers. I do not know about birthday specials, and we don't drink so I can't comment on the brewery part of it. The food and service have been great. They made a small mistake once and gave me a new dish, let me keep the first one for my friends, and didn't charge me for either (as an example). Don't know if others have had good experiences there, but we certainly like it.

Best of luck and happy birthday!

posted by cameld00d on Dec 02, 2009 at 10:46:56 pm     #  

Real Seafood is consistently good as is PF Changs. I agree with cameld00d that Granite City has both good food and great service and I can say the mixed drinks and beer are also good.

I don't know if any of these have birthday deals but I would bet they at least give you dessert, call and see.

posted by MaumeeMom on Dec 03, 2009 at 10:58:22 pm     #  

I've been to Real Seafood and Granite City for my previous birthdays and both were fantastic! Can't go wrong with either

posted by CREvans31 on Dec 04, 2009 at 02:18:51 pm     #  

I am torn. I have thought about every possibility from Old Navy to Chowders-n-Moor, 31 Hundred to Byblos, PF Chaing to Elephant Bar. I simply can't make up my mind what I want. I must be juggling twenty five different places. Some I have to rule out because they do not have a wine list. Italian, Mexican and Japanese are not being considered. Two of us don't eat seafood although a seafood place that carries other dishes is a possibility. I am leaning towards Byblos at the moment but could easily swayed by another option. Money is not a factor but distance may be. I would like to try a place I haven't been to before but am trying to consider the likes of all five of us. Maybe I should say to hell with it and pick the place I really want to go to-if I can just figure out what that is.

posted by inga on Dec 04, 2009 at 09:43:30 pm     #  

Schmucker's will give you a free piece of pie- but there is a minimum $6 food order required, plus you must show a picture ID.

posted by flinty on Dec 04, 2009 at 11:37:43 pm     #  

I took my wife to Stella's in downtown Perrysburg. The gave her a neat glass blown piece. It's a very nice place to go for a birthday.

posted by BradT24 on Dec 08, 2009 at 04:39:04 pm     #  

Tony Packo's offers a certain % off on your birthday, but it might be spicy depending on what you order.

Nagoya's for Japanese if the person likes it.

posted by INeedCoffee on Dec 08, 2009 at 04:44:13 pm     #  

Here's the breakdown on the Real Seafood birthday discount. The only drawback is they are not Toledo-owned, but it is regional (Ann Arbor).

http://www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com/pages/realtoledo_news.html

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Mainstreet Ventures Restaurants Offer An Extraordinary Birthday Discount As Our Way To Saying Thank You For Choosing Us And Happy Birthday! Join Us On Your Birthday And Receive Up To 50% Off Your Meal. This Offer Extends To Anyone On Their Birthday And Is Based On The Number Of People In The Party, For Example 2 People Dining 50% Off, 3 People Dining = 33% Off, 4 People Dining = 25% Off And So On.

Offer extends to the food portion of the bill only and proper id is required for proof of birthday. Not valid with any other promotion.

posted by toledolen on Dec 08, 2009 at 06:10:29 pm     #