Holiday Gift Card Specials For So Cal Dining

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Do you have friends and family who love to dine out? One of the best gifts you can buy a foodie is a gift card to a restaurant. They will love it! If you are looking for some ideas here is a list of local So Cal restaurants that are offering deals:


Black Angus

American Steakhouse serving memorable dining experiences for nearly 50 years

Headquarters: Los Altos, Calif.

44 Units in 6 states.


Gift Card Deal:

  • Receive $5 E-Bonus Bucks with every $50 gift card purchase (offer ends 12/31/13).
  • When dining through 12/31/13, purchase $75 in gift cards and receive 15% off your meal (dine-in only, cannot be combined with other offers).


Blaze Pizza

Innovative, fast-casual artisanal pizza chain

Headquarters: Pasadena, Calif.

Six open units with a development pipeline of 209 restaurants spread across 19 states and Washington DC.


Gift Card Deal:

  • Buy a $30 gift card, get a free “pizza pass” good for a free pizza on a future visit.  (Offer ends 1/3/13).


Del Taco

Where menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients                                                 

Headquarters: Lake Forest, Calif.

548 Units in 18 states


Gift Card Deal:

  • Purchase a $15 gift card and receive one coupon good for 2 free grilled chicken tacos.
  • Purchase a $25 gift card and receive two coupons, each good for 2 free grilled chicken tacos.


Philly’s Best

Southern California’s go-to destination for authentic Philly cheesesteaks and more

Headquarters: Irvine, Calif.

23 Units across Southern California


Gift Card Deal:

  • Starting now through Dec. 31, buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 reward card to be used during a future visit.


Savory Spice Shop

The preeminent purveyor of fine, unique and exotic spices

Located in the Corona Del Mar Plaza in Corona Del Mar, Calif. and at The Mix in Costa Mesa, Calif.


Gift Card Deal:

  • Offering a $10 gift card for every $50 gift card purchased (limit of 10 gift cards) through 12/31/13.


Veggie Grill

West Coast, fast-casual restaurant concept committed to redefining classic American food and revolutionizing the way guests eat, talk, and think about vegetarian food

Headquarters: Santa Monica, Calif.

22 Units in three states

 Gift Card Deal:

  • Receive one free entrée with the purchase of a $30 gift card (Not valid with any other offers.  Offer expires 12/31/13).

  Marie Callender’s

This holiday join Marie Callender’s for their delicious in-restaurant Christmas Dinner. With something for everyone, guests can choose from five special holiday entrées including: Freshly Roasted Turkey, Oven-Baked Ham, Home-style Beef Stroganoff, Mediterranean Salmon, or Oven-Roasted Vegetable Pasta. Each entrée includes soup or salad, and wouldn’t be complete without a slice of Marie’s famous Apple Pie! Marie Callendar’s is also offering take home feasts for those that prefer to pick up their meal. Marie Callender’s is offering a $5 Bonus Card with any Gift Card purchase of $25 or more. The $5 Bonus Card is redeemable from January 1 – 31, 2014 with the purchase of $20 or more. Valid at participating locations. For more information, or to find a Marie Callender’s location nearest you, visit

Gift Card Deal

  • $5 Bonus Card with every $25 gift card purchase.

·         Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

Holiday shopping just got a lot easier with the Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill holiday gift card sale. For every $50 in gift cards purchased, the buyer receives a $10 complimentary card that can be used in the first quarter of 2014. Restrictions apply:  The complimentary card can be used only Monday-Thursday from January 2-March 31, 2014; Only one per person per day can be used; Not valid on holidays. Purchase gift cards in store or online at

Gift Card Deal

  • $10 Complimentary Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

         Mimi’s Cafe

When guests give a Mimi’s Cafe gift card this holiday season, Mimi’s will give back to them with a $5 coupon for every $25 gift card purchase. This award-winning national collection of French-inspired neighborhood bistros is known for its delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, friendly service and charming décor. Guests can order French dishes including onion soup, crêpes and quiches, along with bistro classics such as baked brie, bouillabaisse and coq au vin, to name a few dishes.  Mimi’s is also loved for its freshly baked muffins, as well as their all-butter croissants in flavors such as chocolate, almond, and classic butter. The holiday gift card offer is only available at Mimi’s Cafe restaurant locations and is not available for purchases made online or via third party retailers.

 Gift Card Deal


  •  $5 Coupon with every $25 gift card purchase.


·         The Counter

The Counter®–the build-your-own burger joint—offers a $5 reward card (to be redeemed from 1/1/14 to 2/28/14) with every $25 gift card purchase. The Counter offers a fresh, unconventional approach to creating the ultimate burger – with over a million possible “Build Your Own Burger” combinations choosing from six proteins, 12 cheeses, 33 toppings, 23 unique sauces and six types of buns. The Counter offers a full-service, fast-casual dining experience in an inviting space with industrial décor and upbeat music. There are currently 35 locations in the United States and four international locations, with the newest being in Mountain View, CA and San Diego Airport (open this week). For more information, visit

Gift Card Deal


  •    $5 Reward Card with every $25 gift card purchase.


·         Cheesecake Factory

With more than 200 made-from-scratch menu items, a gift card from The Cheesecake Factory can be a tasteful gift for family, friends, co-workers and clients. Gift-givers can share the gift of cheesecake with everyone on their shopping list and receive a ‘Slice of Joy’ card valid for a complimentary slice of cheesecake with every $25 gift card purchased from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31. Gift cards are available for purchase at all restaurant locations and an ‘eGift Card’ can be purchased and sent online at The “Slice of Joy” cards are redeemable on a future visit from Jan. 1 – Mar. 30, 2014.

 Gift Card Deal


  •  ‘Slice of Joy’ Card valid for a complimentary slice of cheesecake with every $25 gift card purchase.


·         King’s Fish House

King’s Fish House, the quintessential American fish house offering guests fresh, superior-quality seafood at affordable prices, invites guests to purchase $100 worth of gift cards and in exchange, they will receive a $20 bonus card for use at any of the King’s Fish House locations throughout Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona, along with any King’s Seafood Company restaurant (555 Long Beach, Fish Camp, Water Grill Downtown LA, Water Grill Santa Monica, Lou & Mickey’s in San Diego, and PierBurger in Santa Monica). For more information and a list of locations, please visit

 Gift Card Deal


  • Guests who purchase $100 worth of gift cards will receive a $20 bonus card for use at King’s Fish House or any other King’s Seafood Company restaurant.

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