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 2019 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 

Axel’s Bonfire: Buy $100, get $30
http://bonfirewoodfirecooking.com/product-category/gift-cards/

Blue Plate Restaurant Group: Spend $100, get $25 bonus card (Jan-March 2020)
In-person at Mercury Dining Room, Freehouse, Edina Grill, Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, 3 Squares Restaurant, Groveland Tap, Bottle Rocket, The Lowry
http://www.blueplaterestaurantco.com/gift-cards/

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

Cara Irish Pubs: Kieran’s Irish Pub, The Local, The Liffey. Buy $100, Get $50
https://carairishpubs.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift?ic=eG1%20

Craft & Crew Hospitality: Stanley’s NE Bar Room, The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, PUB 819, The Bar Draft House (Hastings), Al’s Place (speakeasy), The Block Food + Drink. Buy $100 get a $25 bonus card; Buy $50, Get $10 bonus card (bonus cards valid Dec. 26- April 15)
http://craftncrew.com/gift-cards/

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

D’Amico Restaurants: Buy $100 get $20
D’Amico & Sons, Café Lurcat, Campiello, The Brooklyn, Bushel & Peck
https://damicogiftcards.com/

Hemisphere Restaurants: Spend $25, Get $5 ($100 – get $25)
Mission American, Atlas Grill, Good to Go, Tavern Grill (Arden Hills, Edina, Blaine, Woodbury, Fargo)
http://www.hrprestaurants.com/shop/

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

Jester Concepts: Buy $100, get $25 bonus card (used in 2020)
Borough/Parlor, Monello/Constantine, Mercado
http://jesterconcepts.com/gift-cards/

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group: Spend $100, Get $25 (January 2- April 15, 2020)
Big Bowl, Wildfire, Twin City Grill, Tucci Italian (Edina, Minnetonka)
http://www.leye.com/gift-cards

Morrissey Restaurant Group: $100 gift card, 5 $20 promo gift cards
St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna, Tria, M St. Cafe, Lobby Bar at St. Paul Hotel, Kendall’s Tavern
http://www.stpaulgrill.com/store/results/

Parasole Restaurants: $100 for them, $25 for you
Manny’s, Burger Jones, Chino Latino, Salut, Pittsburgh Blue, Good Earth, W Hotel Restaurants, Field Day
https://store.parasole.com/collections/holiday-gift-cards/products/holiday-gift-card-ornaments

Local Restaurants 

6 Smith: Buy $100, and get an additional $25 bonus “rewards” gift card. On sale now through 12/24. Purchases must be made IN PERSON or BY PHONE ONLY to receive $25 Holiday Certificate. Other restrictions apply. For details, or to purchase, call 952-698-7900, or visit here.

Baldamar: Buy $100, and get an additional $25 bonus “rewards” gift card. On sale now through 1/1/20. Purchases can be made online, over the phone or in person. Some restrictions apply. For details visit here, or call 651-796-0040.

Baja Haus: Buy $100, Get $20 bonus card
www.bajahaus.com

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

Bap and Chicken: Buy $50 and get $10
In-store only bapandchicken.com

Bennett’s Chop And Railhouse: buy $100 and get $25. Buy 50 and get $10.
http://www.bennettschopandrailhouse.com/

Birch’s On The Lake: Buy $100, Get $20
www.birchsonthelake.com

Birchwood Cafe: Buy $100, Get $20 (good Jan-March 2020)
www.birchwoodcafe.com

Blue Door Pub: Buy $100, get $25 free.

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

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

The Bungalow Club: Buy $100, get $20
In-person or via phone.

Burger Burger: Buy $100, Get $25
In person at MOA only, http://eatburgerburger.com/

Busters on 28th: Buy $25 get $5; Buy $100 get $25
In-person only.

Butcher & the Boar: Buy $100, get $25
butcherandtheboar.com

Cafe Ena/Costa Blanca/La Fresca/Rincon 38: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.cafeenampls.com/

Can Can Wonderland: Buy $50, get $10; Buy $100, get $25
https://www.cancanwonderland.com/

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

ChopHouse Bloomington: Buy $100, Get $25
www.bloomingtonchophouse.com

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

CoV Wayzata: Buy $100, Get $20 Bonus (valid only Jan-May 1, 2020)
http://www.covwayzata.com/holiday-gift-cards/

Davanni’s: Buy $25, Get $5 bonus card (valid Jan-March 2020)
https://www.davannis.com/gift-cards/

Dixies/Emmett’s/Saji-ya St. Paul: Buy $100, Get $20 free
http://www.dixiesongrand.com/shop/

Domacin Restaurant Stillwater: Buy $100, Get $20 free
www.domacinwinebar.com

Eastside: Buy $100 gift card, get $25 bonus card + $25 brunch card
https://eastsidempls.com/giftcards/

Fogo de Chao: Buy $125, get a $25 bonus card (redeemable Jan-March, 2020)
https://giftcard.fogodechao.com/

Foxy Falafel: Buy $100, Get $25 free
In store only at 791 Raymond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114
www.foxyfalafel.com

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

Gianni’s Steakhouse: Buy $100, Get $20 free
https://www.giannis-steakhouse.com/home

Grand Cafe: Buy $100 get $25 Grand Cafe bonus PLUS $25 brunch card for Eastside
https://www.grandcafemn.com/gift-certificates

Harriet’s Inn: Buy $100 get $20 (valid Jan-Feb 2020)
http://www.harrietsinn.com/gift-cards/

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

Hell’s Kitchen: Buy $25, Get $5
https://www.hellskitcheninc.com/gift-cards

Holman’s Table: Buy $100, get $25
https://www.holmanstable.com/giftcardsonline

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

Jax Café: Buy $150, Get $30 bonus card (valid in 2020)
www.jaxcafe.com

Joe Senser’s: Buy $50 get $10 free
In-person at Roseville and Bloomington locations

Kieran’s Irish Pub: Buy $100, Get $50
http://www.kierans.com/

Kincaid’s: Buy $100, Get $20 bonus card (Jan-March 2020)
http://www.kincaids.com/giftcards.php

La Voya Brasserie or Bradstreet Crafthouse at Intercontinental MSP Airport: Buy $100, Get $20 bonus
At Hotel Only https://www.intercontinentalmsp.com/dine/la-voya

Lela: Buy $100, Get 1 night stay at Sheraton Bloomington (Thu-Sun nights in 2020)
Must buy in person www.lelarestaurant.com

The Liffey: Buy $100, Get $50
http://theliffey.com/

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

The Local: Buy $100, Get $50
http://the-local.com/

http://www.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

Mercy Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25
https://www.mercympls.com/

Masu Sushi & Robata: On sale starting Black Friday, 11/29/19 through 12/31/19. Buy $100 and receive a free $25 bonus gift card. Cards may be purchased online, in person or via phone. NOTE: bonus cards are valid Jan. 2-Mar. 31, 2020. Visit: www.masusushiandrobata.com.

Mill Valley Kitchen: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.millvalleykitchen.com/gift-certificates/

Moto-i: buy $50 get $15 gift card to be redeemed in 2020
Available in-store or calling in 612-821-6262

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

Nico’s Tacos (Uptown & St. Paul): Buy $100, get $50
Available in-store

Ninetwentyfive, Wayzata: Buy $100, get $25 (for use January 1 – March 31, 2020)
https://ninetwentyfive.com/giftcards/

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 2020)
http://www.theoceanaire.com/GiftCards.aspx

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

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

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

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

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

Primo Plates & Pours (Prior Lake): Spend $100, Get $25; Spend $50 get $10
In person at www.primolonglake.com

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

Punch Pizza: Buy a $30 Gift Card, get a FREE Margherita or Napoli Pizza – NO Limit! Through 12/31.
http://punchpizza.corecommerce.com/Gift-Card-p21.html

Red Cow: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus card (valid Jan. 1 – March 31, 2020)
https://redcowmn.com/shop/

Red Wagon Pizza: Buy $100 in gift cards gets you $20 bonus card
https://swipeit.com/product/1257/red-wagon-pizza

Rock Elm Tavern: Buy $100, Get $25
https://www.rockelmtavern.com/giftcards

Rudy’s Redeye Grill: Buy $100, Get $20
In person http://www.rudysredeye.com/fnimall/gift_certificates.phtml

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 free
In-store (Bonus card valid Jan 2, 2020- February 28,2020)

Spasso Italian Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25
spassomn.com

Sweet Pea’s Public House: Buy $100 get $20 (valid Jan-Feb 2020)
http://www.sweetpeaspub.com/gift-cards/

Smokey’s Pub ‘n Grill: Buy $100, Get $20
http://smokeyspubngrill.net/onlinestore

Sunshine Factory Bar and Grill
Buy $100 get $25 in bonus card (use after January 1, no expiration)
www.esunshinefactory.com

Surly Brewing Co.: Buy $50, get $15 (bonus valid Jan. 2 – March 31)
https://surlybrewing.com/

Tilia: Buy $100 Get $25
In-person https://www.tiliampls.com/

Union: Buy $100, get $25.
In person at http://unionmpls.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/

Victor’s on Water: Buy $100, get $20
In person http://victorsonwaterstreet.com/

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

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

Yum! Kitchen
Buy $100 gift card, get $20
http://www.yumkitchen.com/

Zen Box Izakaya: Spend $100, Get $25 (good in Jan 2020)
http://www.zenboxizakaya.com/

4 Bells: Buy $100, get $25
4bells.com

National Chains 

Applebee’s: Buy $50 get $10
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 1/2-3/31/19)
www.benihana.com

Biaggi’s: Buy $100, get a free $15 Holiday Bonus Award Card (valid 1/1-3/31/19)
www.biaggis.com

Buca: Spend $50, get $10 (good Jan. 2016-Feb. 2020)
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/gift-cards/

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

CherryBerry: Buy a $25 Gift Certificate for $20
https://squareup.com/store/CherryBerryMinnesota/item/gift-certificate-deal

Crooked Pint Ale House: Buy $100 get $20 (valid Jan-Feb 2020)
http://www.crookedpint.com/gift-cards/

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

Famous Dave’s: Spend $25, Get $5 bonus card (January-February 2020)
https://www.famousdaves.com/gift-cards

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

Hooters: Buy $25 get $5 bonus (redeemable through 2/28/19, 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, 2020
http://www.outback.com/gift-card/

Papa Johns: Buy $25, get a free large 1-topping pizza (expires 1/25/19)
www.papajohns.com

Pei Wei Asian Diner: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus card (valid 11/11/18-1/4/19)
www.peiwei.com

P.F. Chang’s: Buy $100, get $20 bonus card valid 1/1-3/31/19
www.pfchangs.com

Pizza Ranch: Buy $50, get $5 free in January 2020
www.pizzaranch.com

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

Red Lobster: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus coupon or a free appetizer (valid January 2020)
https://www.redlobster.com/gift-cards

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

Smashburger: Buy $25, Get $5 in Smash Cash for every $25 gift card purchased through 12/31 (Smash Cash valid January 2020)
www.smashburger.com

Texas Roadhouse: Spend $30, get $5 bonus
https://www.texasroadhouse.com/gift-cards

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

Jason DeRusha

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