If you spent the afternoon cheering on runners at the Boston Marathon, there are plenty of finish line-adjacent restaurants in the Back Bay to stop by for a meal or drink. But if you ran the race’s 26.2 miles, put away your wallet. These restaurants and bars are offering medal holders complimentary dishes and discounted meals to celebrate their incredible accomplishments.
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Wear your medal to this South End Italian spot, and you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary arancini — traditional stuffed and deep-fried rice balls. (360 Harrison Ave., Boston)
Heading to the North Shore after the race? CHOPPS, a steak and seafood spot in Burlington, is offering 25% off runners’ food tabs as long as they show their bibs and/or medals. (1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington)
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Two Flour locations in the Back Bay are offering free mini cupcakes for all medal holders on Monday, with both storefronts open until 8 p.m. (30 Dalton St., Boston; 131 Clarendon St., Boston)
Display your medal at the Faneuil Hall bakery, and you’ll receive a small banana pudding for free — the perfect post-run treat. (200-299 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston)
Ocean Prime Boston
Take advantage of Ocean Prime’s “Medals for Margaritas” special, which includes the Seaport restaurant’s Prime Margarita and a burger for $16. (140 Seaport Blvd., Boston)
Forget pasta — runners can fill up on carbs at Sweet Cheeks, Tiffani Faison’s barbecue spot in the Fenway, where all medal holders get a free biscuit on the house. (1381 Boylston St., Boston)
Photos: The Boston Marathon through the years