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 2015 Holiday Season. Most of these gift card deals can be redeemed at the online link, but some are in-store only.

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

RESTAURANT GROUPS

CRAVE: Buy $100, get $25
http://craveamerica.com/gift-cards/

D’Amico Restaurants: Buy $100 get $25
D’Amico & Sons, Café Lurcat, Campiello, Parma 8200
http://www.damico.com/gift_card/

Hemisphere Restaurants: Spend $25, Get $5 ($100 – get $25)
Mission American, Atlas Grill, Diggity Grill, Good to Go, Tavern Grill, Tavern on France
http://www.hrprestaurants.com/shop/

Jester Concepts: Buy $100, get $25 bonus card (used in 2016)
Borough/Parlor, Monello/Constantine, Coup D’etat, Maple Tavern
http://jesterconcepts.com/gift-cards/

IBH (Irish Born Hospitality): Buy $100 Get $20
O’Donovan’s Pub, Jake O’Connor’s and Lola’s on the Lake

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group: Spend $100, Get $25
Big Bowl, Wildfire, Magic Pan Crepe, Tucci Benucch, Twin City Grill
http://www.leye.com/gift-cards

Parasole Restaurants: $100 for them, $25 for you
Manny’s, Mozza Mia, Libertine, Burger Jones, Chino Latino, Salut, Pittsburgh Blue, Muffuletta, Good Earth
http://store.parasole.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7

Blue Plate Restaurant Group: Spend $100, get $25 for you (Jan-March 2016)
Freehouse, Edina Grill, Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, 3 Squares Restaurant, Groveland Tap, Scusi, The Lowry
http://www.blueplaterestaurantco.com/gift-cards/

Morrissey Hospitality Companies Inc.: Buy $100 gift card, Get 5 $20 promo gift cards
The St. Paul Grill, The Saint Paul Hotel, M ST. Cafe, Pazzaluna, Tria, Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse
http://www.stpaulgrill.com/store/results/

Masu Sushi & Robata and Noodles: Buy $100, Get $25
In person at Northeast Minneapolis, Mall of America, or Apple Valley Locations.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

6 Smith: Buy $100, get $25
In person or by phone 952-698-7900

7th Street Social: Buy $50, Get $10; Buy $100, Get $25
In person or phone: 2176 7th St., West St. Paul, MN 55116 [651-330-4688]

Giordano’s Stuffed Pizza: Buy $100 get $25 (Jan-Mar 2016)
In store only, 2700 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis

Axel’s Bonfire: Buy $100, get $20
http://bonfirewoodfirecooking.com

Barrio: Buy $100, Get $25 (in-store only)
www.barriotequila.com

Birchwood Cafe: Buy $100, Get $20 (good Jan-March 2016)
www.birchwoodcafe.com

Bonefish Grill: Buy $50, Get a $10 bonus gift card (valid from 1/1-2/10/16)
www.bonefishgrill.com

Brasserie Zentral & Foreign Legion: Buy $100, Get $20
https://squareup.com/market/brasserie-zentral

Broadway Pizza: Buy $50, Get a free $10 gift voucher
www.broadwaypizzaminneapolis.com

Broders’ Pasta Bar, Terzo and Cucina: Buy $100, Get $20
http://store.broders.com/categories/Gift-Card/

BLVD Kitchen & Bar: Buy $100, Get $25
http://www.blvdkitchen.com/

Cafe Ena/Rincon: Buy $100, Get $20
Good for Cafe Ena, La Fresca, Rincon 38 and La Ceiba
http://www.cafeenampls.com/

Celts Craft House: Buy $50 and receive a $10 Celts Cash Voucher Valid January 1-February 26
In-store only, Apple Valley
http://www.celtscrafthouse.com/

Chianti Grill: Buy $100, Get $25
https://easysecurecheckout.com/chianti/giftcards.cfm

Ciatti’s Ristorante:Buy $100 get 10 percent off, buy $200 get 15 percent off, Buy $500 get 20 percent off
www.ciattisristorante.com

Cooper Irish Pub: Buy $50, Get $25
http://www.cooperpub.com/

CoV Wayzata: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.covwayzata.com/holiday-gift-cards/

Crooners Lounge: Buy $100 get $20
http://croonersloungemn.com/

Davanni’s: Buy $25, Get $5 bonus card (valid Jan-March 2016)
http://www.davannis.com/giftcard

El Rodeo: Buy $50, Get a $10 gift certificate for yourself when you present this printable coupon

Granite City Food & Brewery: Buy $25, Get a $5 Bonus Gift Card
www.gcfb.net

Hello Pizza : Buy $25, Get A Free Slice (in-store only)
3904 Sunnyside Rd, Edina, MN 55424

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery: Buy $50, Get a $15 gift card for free
www.theherkimer.com

Original Pancake House: Buy $50 get $10; buy $100 get $25
www.ophmn.com

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Buy $50, Get $25
http://www.kierans.com/

Kincaid’s: Buy $100, Get $20 bonus card (Jan-March 2016)
https://www.jettdirect.com/RU/

Lela: Buy $100, Get 1 night stay at Sheraton Bloomington (Thu-Sun nights in 2016)
Must buy in person: www.lelarestaurant.com

The Liffey: Buy $50, Get $25
http://theliffey.com/

Lindey’s Prime Steak House: Buy $100, Get $20
www.theplaceforsteak.com

The Local: Buy $50, Get $25
http://the-local.com/

Lucky’s 13 Pub: Buy $50, Get $10
http://www.luckys13pub.com/

The Malt Shop: Buy $50, Get a $5 bonus card
www.themaltshoprestaurant.com

Meritage: Buy $100, Get $20
https://squareup.com/market/meritage-3

Marin Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.marinrestaurant.com/contact/

Mill Valley Kitchen: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.facebook.com/MillValleyKitchen

Murray’s Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.murraysrestaurant.com/gift-cards.html

Nonna Rossa: Buy $50, Get $10 promotional gift certificate
http://www.nonnarosaswinebar.com/productinfo_v3.aspx?productid=GIFT-CARD

Oceanaire: Buy $100, get $20 (for use Jan-May 2016)
http://www.theoceanaire.com/GiftCards.aspx

Origami Restaurants: Buy $100, Get $20 (Jan-March 2016)
http://www.origamirestaurant.com/giftcards/

Parella: Buy $100, Get $25 Redeemable In 2016. In-store only.
http://www.parellampls.com/

Park Tavern: Buy $100 Get $50
In person at http://parktavern.net/

Pizza Luce: Spend $100 get $25
https://pizzaluce.com/giftcards/

Pizzeria Lola: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.pizzerialola.com/

Prima Restaurant: Spend $100, get $20
http://primampls.com/promotions/

Porterhouse: Spend $100, Get $25
https://easysecurecheckout.com/chianti/giftcards.cfm

Punch Pizza: Buy $25 gift card, get FREE Margherita pizza (or $ equivalent off any pizza) from 11/27-12/31.
http://www.punchpizza.com/

QCumbers: Buy $50, get $10; Buy $100, Get $20 + free mug or water bottle. In-store only.
http://www.qcumbers.com/

Red Cow: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus card (valid Jan. 1 – March 31, 2016)
http://redcowmn.com/gift-cards/

Rudolph’s Ribs/St. Clair Broiler: Buy $100, Get $25
http://www.therosgroup.com/ordereze/GiftBaskets/BasketDetails.aspx?BasketID=1

Saffron: Buy $50, Get $10; Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.saffronmpls.com/giftcards.html

Sample Room: Spend $100, Get $26
http://the-sample-room.com/sample-gift-cards

Sea Change: Buy $100, get $20
In person: http://seachangempls.com/

Smack Shack: Buy $100, Get $25 bonus card valid January & February 2016
http://smack-shack.com/gift-cards/

Spoonriver: Buy $100, get $20
In-store on on phone 612-436-2236
spoonriver.com

Vanilla Bean Restaurant (Two Harbors, MN): Buy $100, Get $25; $50 get $10; $25 get $5
http://www.thevanillabean.com/product/vanilla-bean-gift-certificates/

Vivo in Apple Valley (formerly Enjoy!): Buy $100, get $20
http://vivomn.com/vivo-gift-cards/

Yard House: Buy $50, get $10 bonus
http://www.yardhouse.com/gift-cards

Yarusso-Bros. Italian Restaurant: Buy $100 in gift certificates, get $10 in gift certificates free
www.yarussos.com

Zen Box Izakaya: Spend $100, Get $25 (good in Jan 2016)
http://www.zenboxizakaya.com/

NATIONAL CHAINS

Applebee’s: Buy $50 get a mystery bonus card worth $5-$25
http://applebees.com/gift-cards

Bakers Square: Buy $25 get $5
http://www.bakerssquare.com/giftcards/

Benihana: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus card (valid 1/2-3/31/16)
www.benihana.com

Biaggi’s: Buy $100, get a free $15 Holiday Bonus Award Card (valid 1/1-3/31/16)
www.biaggis.com

Buca: Spend $50, get $10 (good Jan. 2016-Feb. 2016)
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/gift-cards/

Capital Grille: Buy $500, get $50
https://gift.thecapitalgrille.com/giftcard/

Champps: Buy $ 100, get $25 bonus card, buy $ 50, get $ 10 bonus card. (January – February 2016)
http://www.champps.com/

Don Pablo’s: Buy $25, get $5 (in-store only)
www.donpablos.com

Doolittles Woodfire Grill: Buy $100, get $20
http://www.doolittles.com/

Famous Dave’s: Buy $30 in gift cards, get a free Georgia Chopped Pork sandwich (valid in-store only)
www.famousdaves.com

Green Mill: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.greenmill.com/gift-cards

Hooters: Buy $25 get $5 bonus (redeemable through 2/28/16, in-store only)
https://giftcards.hooters.com/Default.aspx?id=643

Leeann Chin: Buy $25, Get $5; Buy $40, Get $10 voucher (in-store only, use voucher in Jan.)
http://www.leeannchin.com/gift_cards.php

Outback: Spend $100, get $20 (good January – February 10, 2016
http://www.outback.com/gift-card/

Papa Johns: Buy $25, get a free large 1-topping pizza (expires 1/25/16)
www.papajohns.com

Pei Wei Asian Diner: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus card (valid 11/11/15-1/4/16)
www.peiwei.com

P.F. Chang’s: Buy $100, get $20 bonus card valid 1/1-3/31/16
www.pfchangs.com

Pinstripes: Buy $100, Get $25
In Edina store only: http://pinstripes.com/minneapolis/

Pizza Ranch: Buy $50, get $5 free in January 2015
www.pizzaranch.com

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Buy $25, get a free sandwich card. Offer valid through 12/31
www.potbelly.com

Red Lobster: Buy $25, get a $5 bonus coupon (valid 1/1-2/1/15)
www.redlobster.com

Redstone American Grill: Buy $100, get free $25 reward card
www.redstonegrill.com

Ruby Tuesday: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus coupon; $25 get $5 coupon (good Jan-Feb 2015)
http://www.rubytuesday.com/gift-cards/

Smashburger: Buy $25, Get $5 in Smash Cash for every $25 gift card purchased through 12/31 (Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/15)
www.smashburger.com

Texas Roadhouse: Buy $30; get $5 bonus
http://www.texasroadhouse.com/gift-cards

TGIFridays: Spend $25 get $5 bonus
http://www.tgifridays.com/giftcards

Which Wich: Buy $25, get $5 (in-store only)
http://www.whichwich.com/#!/locations

Jason DeRusha

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