12 best Halloween freebies and deals from restaurants

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT for trick-or-treat night to indulge in Halloween goodies. Plenty of restaurants are already serving up spooky sweets, drinks and other limited-time treats. And others are announcing Halloween events that offer fun and freebies.

Here's where to dine if you need to grab a bite on the way to a costume party, or just want to get in the Halloween spirit. Read on for the best Halloween-themed deals and freebies offered by restaurants this year.

[See: 6 Ways to Treat Yourself on a Budget.]