By Jason DeRusha

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

I’ve compiled a list of the currently active Best Restaurant Gift Card Deals for Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the suburbs. Because deals keep getting announced, bookmark this page, and I’ll keep updating it throughout the 2012 Holiday Season. Most of these gift card deals can be redeemed at the online link, but some are in-store only.

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If you know of other deals that should be on the list, send me an email.


CRAVE: Buy $100, get $20 (or donate $20 to a nonprofit)

D’Amico Restaurants: Buy $100 get $25
D’Amico Kitchen, D’Amico & Sons, Café Lurcat, Campiello, Parma 8200, Gather, Masa

Hemisphere Restaurants: Spend $25, Get $5 ($100 – get $25)
Mission American, Atlas Grill, Flame Rotisserie, Tavern Grill, Tavern on France

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group: Spend $100, Get $25
Big Bowl, Wildfire, Magic Pan Crepe, Tucci Benucch, Twin City Grill,

Parasole Restaurants: $100 for them, $25 for you
Manny’s, Mozza Mia, Uptown Cafeteria, Burger Jones, Chino Latino, Salut, Pittsburgh Blue, Muffuletta, Good Earth,

Blue Plate Restaurant Group: Spend $100, get discount book valued at $100 – coupons for various Blue Plate restaurants
Edina Grill, Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, 3 Squares Restaurant, Groveland Tap, Scusi, The Lowry

Morrisey Restaurant Group: $100 gift card, 5 $20 promo gift cards
St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna, Tria, Enjoy!, Crossings Inn & Suites, Paradise Landing, St. Paul Hotel


Axel’s Bonfire: Buy $100, get $20 (good Jan 2013-March)

Barrio: Buy $100, Get $25 (in-store only)

Birdhouse: Get $50 for $37.50 (online only)

Broders’ Pasta Bar and Cucina: Buy $100, Get $20

BLVD Kitchen & Bar: Spend $100, Get $20

Davanni’s: Buy $25, Get $5

Heidi’s: Get $100 for $75 (online only)

FireLake Restaurant: Buy $100, Get $20

Kincaid’s: All gift cards 20% off

Lucky’s 13 Pub: Buy $100, Get $20

Mill Valley Kitchen: Spend $25, Get $5 ($100 – get $25)

Murray’s Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25

Nonna Rossa: Buy $50, Get $10 promotional gift certificate

Oceanaire: Buy $100, get $20 (for use in 2013)

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Origami Restaurants: Buy $100, Get $15

Pizza Luce: Spend $100 get $25

Pizzeria Lola: Buy $100, Get $20

Prima Restaurant: Spend $100, get $20

Rudolph’s Ribs: Buy $100, Get $25

Saffron: Buy $50, Get $10; Buy $100, Get $20

Sample Room: Spend $100, Get $26

Seven Steakhouse & Sushi: Spend $100, Get $25

Solera Cocina de Espana: Spend $100, Get $25

St. Clair Broiler: Buy $100, Get $25

Stella’s Fish Café: Lobster Bake for 2 for $83; or Spend $100, Get $25 (in-store or phone 612-824-TUNA only)

Vincent A Restaurant: Buy $100, Get $25

Zen Box Izakaya: Spend $100, Get $25 (good in Jan 2013)


Applebee’s: Buy $50 get $10

Buca: Spend $50, get $10 (good Jan. 2013-Feb. 10)

Capital Grille: Buy $500, get $50

Chipotle: Buy $30, get a free burrito

Famous Dave’s: Spend $25, Get $5 bonus card (in store only)

Green Mill: Buy $50, Get $10

Leeann Chin: Buy $25, Get $5; Buy $40, Get $10 voucher (in-store only, use voucher in Jan.)

Outback: Spend $100, get $20

Ruby Tuesday: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus coupon (good Jan-Feb 2013)

TGIFridays: Spend $25 get $5 bonus

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Which Which: Buy $20, get $5

Jason DeRusha