Father's Day 2019: Where to Get Free Food and Deals for Dad

If you were planning on buying a gift card, we've got great news.

Now that we're in the thick of June, Father's Day is fast approaching—which means your time to buy gifts is running out. Luckily, several restaurants are offering deals on gift cards, if you want to treat your dad to one of his favorite meals. Benihana, Bonefish Grill, Olive Garden, and more will give you a free $10 gift card when you spend $50 on gift cards; if you'd rather cook at home, The Fresh Market has a multi-course meal package for under $60 that feeds four. Check out all of the deals we've found so far below, and keep coming back up until June 16 as we add more to the roundup.

B. Good

Between June 14 and June 16, dads can purchase a kid's meal to get an adult entrée for free—options range from grain bowls and salads to burgers and chicken sandwiches. The deal is in-store only, at participating locations in the U.S.


When you buy $50 in gift cards at Benihana, you'll receive a complimentary $10 gift card too.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Surprise, another gift card deal! Buy $50 in eGift cards at BJ's to receive a $10 bonus gift card for Father's Day.

Bonefish Grill

The chain is also offering a buy $50, get $10 gift card deal.

Boston Market

Buy one sandwich and a drink for Father's Day and get one sandwich free using this coupon.

Carvel Ice Cream

Pick up a Fudgie the Whale cake at Carvel and you'll get a free limited-edition Fudgie hat.

Chuck E. Cheese's

The chain's Father's Day deal offers BOGO pizza—buy one large pizza, get one free between June 8 and June 30.

City Tap Kitchen & Craft

All eight of the restaurant's locations will offer free pints of beer for dads during brunch on Father's Day (10 a.m.-3 p.m). The deal is limited to one beer per person.

Firehouse Subs

Buy a medium or large sub, chips, and drink and you'll score a second medium sub for free.

Fogo de Chão

Buy $125 in gift cards online to receive a bonus $25 eCard.

The Fresh Market

If you want to have Father's Day dinner at home, The Fresh Market has a meal package that can be ordered in-store or online through June 12. The spread, which costs $49.99 to $59.99 depending on the entrée, saves you over 25 percent and includes the following: your choice of four 10-ounce premium choice NY strip steaks or four seven-ounce Atlantic salmon fillets (you also have the choice to mix and match), four veggie kabobs (portobello mushrooms, red peppers, onions, zucchini, and squash), one pound of broccoli cranberry slaw, four twice-baked potatoes, and four double fudge brownies drizzled in chocolate.


Select Father's Day gifts are 25 percent off.


On Sunday, June 16, you can buy any 10 wings at Hooters for your dad and get 10 boneless wings free.


Islands is running a beer deal on Father's Day—small draft and bottle beers are $4, while large draft beers are $5.

Josh Cellars

At a pop-up shop opening June 12 at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall, Josh Cellars will offer free on-site bottle engravings and Father's Day cards, with custom messages penned by on-site calligraphers. It's the perfect gift for dads who love wine.

Mrs. Fields

Father's Day cookies and gift baskets are up to 25 percent off.

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Olive Garden

You know the drill—buy $50 in gift cards, and you'll receive a bonus $10 gift card for free.

Omaha Steaks and RetailMeNot

Order $50 or more of Omaha Steaks goods online for $10 cash back through this RetailMeNot coupon.

Ono Hawaiian BBQ

Ono's deal gives you a $10 gift card for free when you spend $30 on gift cards.


Dads eat free when you buy any meal, bowl, or salad at all PDQ locations on June 16. According to the website, you have the following free meal choices: one free meal, one free salad with a 20-ounce beverage, or one free bowl with a 20-ounce beverage. The free meal can be of equal or lesser value to your meal.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Dads can snag a free shake with any purchase between June 10 and June 16—all they have to do is tell the cashier it's Father's Day.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster also has a gift card deal for the holiday. For every $75 spent on Red Lobster gift cards, you'll get two bonus coupons. There are two ways to redeem them—$10 off two adult entrées, or one free appetizer. The deal is valid any time between July and September.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Digital gift cards are 25 percent off with the promo code "DAD19." There's also a special prix fixe two-course menu for $25 on Father's Day.

Sonny's BBQ

Dads can get all-you-can-eat baby back ribs for $16.99 at participating locations.


Dads get six ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Father's Day.

Tijuana Flats

Dads can score a free taco on June 16 at Tijuana Flats—specialty tacos are not included, and one taco is limited per person. To get the deal, mention it at checkout.


On Sunday, June 16, dads can score an old fashioned sundae for free.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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