It’s my Birthday Month! And I’m taking advantage of all the birthday deals available to me by attempting to get one birthday deal every day. Please read more about my mission in my “About” page. On we go!!
Business: McGrath’s Fish House
Offer: $5 off your entree plus a free birthday sundae
Via: Email message and printed certificate from McGrath’s e-Club
McGrath’s Fish House is an Oregon-grown restaurant, a purveyor of fine seafood at very reasonable prices. I’ve always had positive dining experiences here, as their service, atmosphere, pricing and their seafood all are top notch and worthy of a visit. If you can’t tell already, I’m a big fan of McGrath’s and want to see them succeed. One way of getting people in the door and back again is through their free e-Club program — sign up online and indicate your birth date. One week prior to your birthday, McGrath’s will send you an email message with a link for a printable coupon, good for $5 off your entree plus a free birthday sundae. McGrath’s is generous in that the redemption period is for three weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of it.
My wife and I went in a little after 6pm and the hostess promptly seated us in the main dining room. In addition to the regular dinner menus, we were given a separate menu of daily specials. Before ordering, I handed our waiter my birthday certificate, which he accepted and then took our order. My wife and I decided on the red snapper, one of the daily specials. Accompanied by two sides, she went with the fries and I went with a salad. Our meal also came with warm sourdough bread and butter. Our fish arrived in a timely manner, and since we are not big eaters (well, she isn’t, but I can be, especially at a buffet), our dinner plate was big enough for both of us to share. Upon completion of our meal, our waiter cleared our table and returned with my birthday sundae… he did ask if I wanted to also participate in getting a framed picture with their famous birthday fish hat, but I politely declined.
Overall the McGrath’s Fish House birthday offer is a definite treat — $5 might not seem like a huge discount, but it’s enough to pay for a glass of wine or an upgraded salad or side dish. Plus you get that birthday sundae and the goofy photo op, if you are up for it. There are only three McGrath’s locations in the Portland – Vancouver metro area, but if you do any traveling then you’ll find other locations further south along I-5 and one up north of Tacoma. McGrath’s is a chain restaurant, but they have excellent execution, local roots and reasonably priced food that tastes great. Celebrate one of your birthday meals with the birthday discount and go home with a free picture memory!
Verdict: A Definite Treat
Items ordered: 1 glass of wine, 1 Red Snapper entree
Amount before discount: $17.94
Amount after discount: $12.94
Total amount with tip: $17.00
More info: McGrath’s e-Club