25 Kids Eat Free (or Almost Free) Restaurants

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25 Kids Eat Free Restaurants

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If you are looking for a way to save on eating out with kids in tow, be sure to check out the following list of restaurants where kids can eat FREE (or almost FREE)! Although this may vary by region, below is a list of 25 restaurants where kids can eat on the cheap (adult entree purchase may be required).

NOTE – Be sure to call the restaurant you plan on attending to verify details before packing up the kiddos and making a special trip as these promotions may vary greatly by region.

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*Acapulco Restaurant Y Cantina
Every Tuesday, get one free kid’s meal from the kid’s menu per regular-priced adult entrée. Go here for details.

*Applebee’s
On Tuesdays or Wednesdays, Kids can eat for just $0.99 (possibly free) at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local restaurant as this promotion tends to vary greatly by region.

*Backyard Burger
On Tuesdays from 4PM to close, buy one adult combo meal and get a kids meal Free for kids 12 and under.

*Black-eyed Pea
On Tuesdays from 4PM-10PM, kids ages 12 and under eat free from the kids menu when an adult purchases a full-price entrée. Go here to view the Kid’s Menu in your area.

*Bob Evans
Every Tuesday is Family Night where kids can eat Free with the purchase of an Adult Entree! Go here to find a restaurant near you.

Kids Eat Free

*Chevys Fresh Mex
Every Tuesday, for every regular-price adult entrée purchased, you will get one kid’s meal Free! Limited to kids 10 and under.

*Chick-fil-A
At participating locations (not all locations participate), kids can get a Free kids’ meal on Tuesdays for Family Fun Night from 5:30PM to 7:30PM (time may vary), as well as participate in Free activities. There is a limit of 1 free kid’s meal per adult combo meal purchased.

*Cici’s Pizza
Kids 3 and under can eat Free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet every day at participating locations! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations may also offer where older kids can eat Free on certain nights, so be sure to check with your nearest location.

Denny's

*Denny’s
Kids can eat Free on Tuesday nights from 4PM to 10PM at participating locations (promotion day may vary by location). Limit 2 Free entrees per adult entree purchased. Go here for details.

*Dickey’s BBQ Pit
On Sundays, Kids 12 and under can get 1 Free Kid’s Meal per paid adult meal of equal or greater value. Valid for Dine-in only and not valid with other offers or promotions.

*Firehouse Subs
On Sundays, kids 12 and under can eat Free from 4PM to 9PM (days and time will vary). There is a limit of one free kids’ meal with each adult purchase. The kids’ meal at Firehouse Subs includes a sub or sandwich, beverage, oreo cookies and free fireman’s hat.

*Fricker’s
Kids can eat Free all day, every day – valid for dine in only. Price and participation may vary, so be sure to contact your local store for details.

*Gatti Town Buffet
Kids 10 and under can score a Free kids’ buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet each Wednesday. There is a limit of 1 child per adult.

*Genghis Grill
On Tuesdays, Kids 12 and under can eat Free with the purchase of an adult full-price bowl.

*IHOP
Kids 12 and under can eat Free every weekday from 4-8PM (drinks not included). Limit one kids’ menu item per adult entree. This deal seems to vary widely based on location – please call your location before visiting!

IKEA

*IKEA
On Tuesdays, Kids 12 and under can get up to two kids meals with purchase of one adult entree. Go here for more details.

*Jason’s Deli
Kids eat Free at Jason’s Deli all day on Sundays at some locations and on Mondays at others. The kids’ menu at Jason’s Deli includes sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, salads, baked potatoes, pasta, pizza and macaroni and cheese.

*Lone Star Steakhouse
On Tuesdays (all day) at Lone Star Steakhouse, kids 12 and under can eat Free. This is limited to 2 children per each adult entree purchased and is dine-in only. The Lone Star Steakhouse kids’ menu includes a hot dog, grilled cheese, macaroni & cheese, cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken tenders and steak medallions.

*Marie Callender’s
Get one Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Go here for more details.

*Moe’s Southwestern Grill
On Tuesdays, Kids eat Free all day (limit one free kids’ meal for each adult meal purchased). Choose from Power Wagon (hard or soft taco), Mini Masterpiece (cheese quesadilla) or Moo Moo Mr. Cow (burrito). Each kids’ meal includes a cookie and beverage plus free chips and salsa.

*Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Kids 12 and under can eat Free (limit one with purchase of adult entrée). Plus every day, kids ages 12 and under get free milk, soda, or juice, plus a free dessert with purchase of a kids meal. Go here to find a store near you.

*Picadilly
Kids 12 and under eat for just $1.99 all day Thursdays and 11AM-4PM on Saturdays. Kids Meals include choice of entrée – like Chicken Tenders, Fried Fish or Small Chopped Beef – plus two sides, a drink and dessert (Jello, Pudding, or Cupcake). Go here for details.

*Plucker’s
On Tuesdays at participating locations, kids 10 and under can eat Free! Receive 2 free kids meals with the purchase of every one adult meal.

Kids

*Ruby Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 5PM to close, Kids can eat Free at participating locations with adult entree purchase (limit 1). Go here for details.

*Steak ‘n Shake
On Saturdays and Sundays, kids can eat Free for dine in only. There is a limit of one kids’ combo for Free with a purchase of an adult entree of $9 or more (excluding drink or shake).

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Comments 30

  1. lisacarlson217

    Kids eat free at Sonny’s BBQ on Saturdays!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh cool!

  2. Kat

    Monday’s at smashburger you can get a free kids meal with purchase of a regular burger or salad. Their kids meals are pretty big. My 2 year old and I can share one.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! Thanks for sharing Kat!

    • Just Me

      Sweet!

    • Natoshia Hines

      Where is it located?

  3. Kim

    Jason’s Deli. YUM!!!!! Kids eat free Sundays plus free ice cream everyday. Yes, please.

    • Tina

      All Jason’s deli? We regularly eat at one in Columbus, OH and I was unaware of this. Good deal!

    • Rachel

      I called 2 different Jason’s deli’s. The manager at the second location said they have never done a kids eat free promo and he’s unaware of any Jason’s deli offering it. FYI

    • Erin

      Yeah that is lucky for you, wish mine did that.

    • Mallory

      Jason’s Deli in Gainesville, FL doesn’t do this either.

  4. Teresa Rose

    At Cattlemens Steakhouse you buy a kids t-shirt for $9.99 and then the kid gets a free meal every time they come in wearing the shirt.

  5. chickadee

    In Columbia, SC:
    Red Bowl Asian Bistro $.99 Kids Meals on Monday
    Also, Moe’s charges $.99 for Kids Meals on Tuesday

  6. Irene

    Anyone know of any places in San Antonio? Tia

  7. rachel

    Which day do kids eat free at Perkins?

    • Lisa

      Sat and Tuesday

    • Rose

      Yes the MSG is awful and abundant in their food choices – we stay away for this very reason.

  8. Jean

    My Baja Fresh has Mondays and Tuesdays kids eat free – one free kids entree with purchase of an adult entree. I’m in California on the Central Coast.

    • Steph

      I didn’t know Baja Fresh was still in business? They all closed here years ago. I think people preferred chipotle & qdoba

  9. Rachel

    McAlister’s–kids meals are 99 cents every day (dine in), or $1.99 via the drive thru
    Luby’s–kids eat free Wednesdays after 4 and all day Saturday

    • Angela

      Our maclisters used to be 1.99 but just went up to 2.49

  10. Brooke

    I love the kids eat free app! We do a lot of traveling all across the country through my husbands work and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used it. I’d say it’s accurate about 95% of the time. I’d highly recommend this app!!

  11. Manda

    Las cuscos in Sandy, Ut does a kids eat free on Monday nights.

    Rumbi Island grill does kids eat free Monday and Tuesday

    Noodles has a kids Monday night special

  12. Diana

    Fuddrucker’s in las vegas has free kids meals tues and thurs i believe….

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! Thanks for sharing Diana!

  13. yvette

    El Torito does kids eat free on Wednesday.

  14. cindy

    Dennys is kids eat free also on saturday nights from 4-10 also golden carol is kids under 3 eat free also most places if your military show your id they let you get discount plus free kids meal

  15. Christina

    Pizza Hut Tuesday night kids under 10 can eat a free buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet

  16. Anna

    Genghis doesn’t do the kids eat free on Tuesdays.

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