If it’s one thing every parent enjoys is seeing a sign that says: “Kids Eat FREE!” 😉 To give you a head’s up on your next family meal out on the town, check out this awesome list of restaurants offering FREE Kids Meals.
***BIG DISCLAIMER!! I did this research several years ago and a lot of this information is no longer accurate (but some still are!). Please make sure and call the restaurant first before you go!
*Remember – it’s always best to ask first, as participation may vary.
Kids Eat Free List
Arctic Circle – free complimentary cones, dine in only.
Applebees – Kids eat for free on Monday/Tuesday Nights at select restaurants. 1 free kids meal per adult entree purchase but additional kids are only $1.00. Participation may vary so definitely call ahead on this one. In my local hometown we just get $0.99 kids meals on Tuesdays.
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Baja Fresh– free kids meal on Sunday with an entree and large drink purchase
Backyard Burger – Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 4 pm with adult entree purchase.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Kids 10 and under eat free from 4-8pm on Tuesdays with adult entree purchase.
Bennigan’s – Kids eat free on Tuesdays with one adult entree purchase.
Bob Evans Restaurants – Free Kid’s Meal with every Adult meal purchased after 4pm on Tuesdays!
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Kids who are under 40 inches tall receive a free baby cone.
Cafe Rio – Free kids cheese quesadillas, dine in.
Captain D’s – Kids eat free restaurants offer the deal on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Limited to 2 free kid’s meals for each adult dinner purchased.
Champps Americana – For every paying adult two children can eat free.
Chilis – Mon-Wed kids eat free – 2 kids per adult entree.
Carrow’s – Kids 10 and under eat for free on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Chik-fil-A – On Tuesdays when you purchase a combo meal you get a free child’s meal (some areas it is $0.99, not free and some areas it’s on a different day, call to check before you go).
Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free 7 days a week.
Country Buffet – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
Culver’s – Children receive a free cup of custard with their meal.
D’amico and Sons – Kids eat free on Sunday Evenings.
Damon’s Grill – Kids 12 and under get a free kid’s meal on Thursdays. 1 free per adult entree.
Denny’s – Kids eat free on Tuesdays and (some locations) Saturdays. From 4-10 PM.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Kids 12 and under eat for free on Sundays. 1 adult entree and a child’s drink is a required purchase.
Earth Fare – free kids meal Thursday nights 4-8pm for each 5$ adult meal purchased
Famous Dave’s – Kids eat free on Tuesdays (could vary by location).
Friendly’s – Kids eat free on Tuesdays (adult meals have discounts on Tues, as well). Can vary by location.
Firehouse Subs – Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-9pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. One per each adult purchase.
Fire Mountain – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
Fuddruckers – (not free but cheap) 12 and under can eat for .99 (drink is included) from 4-9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. Locations my vary.
Gatti Town Buffet – Kids 10 and under get a free kid’s buffet on Wednesday. 1 free child per adult buffet purchase.
Go Roma – Kids eat free on Sundays.
Godfather’s Pizza – Kids 10 and under get a free buffet from 11am – 2pm and 5-8pm on Tuesdays.
Golden Corral – Kids eat free on Tuesday Nights.
Granny’s Buffet – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
Holiday Inn – Adults always have to pay, but they do have kids eat free restaurants. Call your local Holiday Inn for details.
Hometown Buffet – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
Hooters – Kids eat free on Sundays
IHOP – Kids eat free everyday from 4-10pm. Not valid at all locations.
Ikea – Kids eat free every Tuesday and during special promotions throughout the year (which they post on their website).
Jacksons RestaurantMondays kids eat FREE from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of an entree. –
Jason’s Deli – Kids eat free at Jason’s Deli on Sundays – at select locations only, call for participation.
Johnny Carrino’s – Kids eat free on Thursdays
Lonestar Steakhouse – Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays – all day. 2 children per adult entree.
The Loop – Kids eat free on Sundays
Maggianos – kids eat free on Sundays
Marie Callender’s– Tuesdays and Saturdays 12 and under with the purchase of an adult entree.
Macaroni Grill – Kids get a free drink and ice cream with their meals.
McAlister’ Deli – kids meals for .99¢ all day every day select locations only. Call for participation.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Kids eat for free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entree. (Some restaurants have different days, call for participation)
Nothing But Noodles -Mondays one FREE kid’s meal per paying adult after 5 p.m
O’Charley’s – Kids 12 and under eat free every evening. Note: only some stores are participating, call first before you go.
Old Country Buffet – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
On the Border Mexican Grill – Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.
Perkins – Kids eat free at Perkins all day on Tuesdays.
Piccadilly – Kids 6 and under eat for free Monday – Saturday.
Pizza Hut – Kids eat free on Tuesday Evenings – may vary per location.
Pizza Street – Kids 9 years and under eat free from the buffet on Tuesday from 5-8pm.
Planet Sub – Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Sundays with each adult meal purchased.
Ponderosa Steakhouse – Kids eat free from 4pm to close on Tuesdays.
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Kids eat free at Wednesdays (some locations) and Sundays (some locations) .
Quaker Steak and Lube – Kids eat for free 5pm to 10pm on Mondays.
Quiznos — All day, every day receive one FREE kidz meal with the purchase of an entree (sub, toasty torpedo, regular chopped salad). Participating locations only.
Rock Bottom Cafe – Kids 12 and under eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays
Ruby’s Diner – Kids 12 and under eat for free Ruby’s Diner after 4pm on Tuesday (call to make sure your Ruby’s is participating.
Ryans – Kids eat free with purchase of adult buffet. Use the printable coupon on the kids menu.
Salsarita’s – Kid’s eat free with purchase of an adult entree.
Shari’s Restaurant – Kids eat free on Saturdays and Sundays from 4-9pm.
Shoney’s – Kids 4 or younger eat free everyday with an adult entree purchase.
Souper! Salad! – Kids 4 and under at free and kids 5-12 eat for $2.49 on Sunday.
Space Aliens – Kids 10 and under get a free kids pizza along and 10 game tokens on Tuesdays with the purchase a regular price adult entree.
Steak n’ Shake – Kids can eat free (12 & under) with a purchase of an adult entree valued at $8 or more only on the weekends.
Sweet Tomatoes-Kids under 2 eat free
Texas Roadhouse – Mondays or Tuesdays (check your location) kids 12 and under eat free.
Texas Land & Cattle – Kids 12 and under eat free on Saturdays from 11am – 4pm. 2 free kid’s meals for each adult entree.
TGI Friday’s – Kids 3 and under eat for free on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Kids eat free on Sundays (participating locations).
Tony Roma’s – All of Tony Roma’s Kids Eat Free Restaurants offer the deal for 12 and under on Tuesdays.
Tucano’s Brazilian Grill – kids 6 and under eat free with adult
Tumbleweed Southwest Grill – Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays. 1 kids’ meal free for each adult entree.
UNOs – kids eat free Tuesdays. 1 free kids meal per purchase of adult meal.
Zebbs Grill & Bar – Kids 10 and under eat free on Sundays with each adult meal purchased.
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Comments & Reviews
Chili’s… Mon-Wed kids eat free at least here in So Cal. 2 kids per adult entree
TGIFridays is Mon & Tues 2 kids per adult entree
Kids no longer eat free at O’charley’s – it hasn’t been that way since 2005.
Although the kids meals are very good and still very reasonably priced. I eat a 5 oz steak and Baked potato for under $5 (they will let you order off kids menu)
& drink is included!
kids still eat free at ours (as of our last visit about two months ago). hope it doesn’t change! we love o’charleys
At O’Charleys (in St. Louis at least), kids no longer eat free on the weekends.
the chick fil a free kids meal is different at each restaurant. Our’s is Monday night. One in the next city over is Wednesday night. Love this list though!
Pizzaria UNOs in Baltimore,MD metro area kids eat free Tuesdays. 1 free kids meal per purchase of adult meal.
Kids eat free at Bob Evans and get to make a craft on Tuesdays.
Kids eat free at IKEA every Tuesday and during special promotions throughout the year (which they post on their website).
Thanks for the list!
Tuesday Is Zax Kidz® Night:
99¢ Zax Kidz Meals with adult meal purchase from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Limit two Kidz Meals per adult meal. Adult meals include any Zalad, Sandwich Basket, Meal Deal or Most Popular Menu Item.
Kids eat free at Go Roma and Maggianos on Sundays.
Where I live, kids get a free meal (entre, chips, drink, & cookie) at Moe’s on Tuesday and Thursday.
HOOTERS!!!! Kids eat free on Sundays 🙂 At least on the west coast….
Who would take their kids to hooters?
We do all the time. The kids love and the wait staff are very kid friendly. Not everybody is a pervert like you
Chik-fil-A’s kid’s meal are $.99 on Tuesdays when purchased with a combo meal (not free).
Chick-fil-a’s in GA are free when you purchase a meal, but it’s only one free meal per purchase.
Chik-fil-A’s in Amarillo are 1 free kids meal with purchase of adult meal on Tuesday’s; depending on what the theme is for Family Night.
in statesville, NC there are no kids eat free or discounted nights.
I live in Statesville NC. There are a few places but not many!
At Arctic Circle they offer free complimentary cones if you eat in.
I’m not sure if you can get them when you first get your food, we always get them if we stay so the kids can play in the kids zone area, then once we’re done eating and we want the kids to stop playing we go and get the free cones to lure the kids away from the slide and when we’re done with those we go home.
You can get chocolate, vanilla or both swirled and can get it dipped in melted chocolate shell if you want too. They are tiny cones, but just the perfect portion size in my opinion, especially for small kids.
Gainesville Fl Jason’s Deli….kids do not eat free any day. Manager confirmed. Also the website has no information on kids eating for free at any locations.
Susan D says
Thanks for the list. 🙂
Baja Fresh- free kids meal on Sunday with an entree and large drink purchase.
It’s not free, but McAlister’ Deli has kids meals for .99¢ all day every day.
Its great portion size at McAlister’s!! We love going there and the choices are healthy too!
Wish they did here in Arkansas, there is no discount any day and they are $3.80 (just got one this week).
kids eat free at applebees on tuesdays not mondays and its 2 kids per adult meal
Kids eat free at Steak N Shake only on the weekends, not every day
Cafe Rio – free kids cheese quesadillas if you eat in,
Tucano’s Brazilian Grill – kids 6 and under eat free with adult