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Frugal Foodie’s Friday Meal Deals

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Cooking at home is the best way to save cash, but it’s nice to go out sometimes, too. Check out Frugal Foodie on Fridays for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: free breakfast meals, coast-to-coast Restaurant Week opportunities, and gift card bonuses, among others.

Belgian Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C. are offering special deals, such as all-you-cat eat mussels and bottomless beers at NYC’s Petite Abeille on July 18. The New York Restaurant Week runs July 16-21 and in D.C., it runs July 14-21.

Red Robin

This restaurant chain has a Facebook offer for a free order of sweet potato fries with the purchase of two entrees. Dine-in orders at participating locations only. Expires July 13.

Bobby Q’s

The Phoenix restaurant is offering barbecue bundles for $28, with $2 of each going toward Arizona’s Forest Service. The deal runs every Sunday through Labor Day.

Benihana

DealNews.com spotted an offer for a shrimp and chicken hibachi meal for two for $36. They say the deal, which ends July 31, is the best offer the chain runs all year.

Providence Restaurant Week

Through July 21, participating restaurants in Providence, R.I., are offering three-course lunches for $14.95 and dinners for $29.95.

Darden

Several of the restaurant group’s brands, including LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster, are offering a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an e-gift card worth $25 or more. You must pay for the e-gift card with a Visa card. Good for the first 10,000 people who take advantage of the offer, or until July 16, whichever comes first.

DineLA Restaurant Week

From July 16 to 27, participating restaurants in Los Angeles will offer specially priced menus. Depending on the “$” rating of the restaurant, lunches are $15, $20 or $25, and dinners are $25, $35, or $45.

Bob Evans

Buy one breakfast and get a second free with this printable coupon. Participating locations only. Good through July 21.

Krispy Kreme

On July 13, buy a dozen donuts and get a second dozen for 75 cents. Participating locations only.

Frugal Foodie is a journalist based in New York City who spends her days writing about personal finance and obsessing about what she’ll have for dinner. Chat with her on Twitter through @MintFoodie