Looks for kids eat free restaurants? Don’t miss this master list of all the best kids’ deals at over 50 restaurants!
This list was last updated in January 2023. These deals are subject to change and may vary by location. Check with your local stores ahead of time to see if they participate.
Restaurants where Kids Eat Free for Breakfast/Brunch
Blue Mesa Grill: (Sundays from 9 am – 3 pm) — Kids 5 and under eat free with the purchase of adult brunch.
Denny’s: (day varies by location) — Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entreé of $6 or more.
Fast Food Places Kids Eat Free
Atlanta Bread: (Tuesdays after 4 pm) — One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.
Backyard Burgers: (Tuesdays) — Buy one adult combo meal and get a kids meal free for kids 12 and under from 4 pm to close.
Chick-fil-A: (Tuesdays between 5:30-7:30 pm) — Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo meal. NOTE: some locations charge $0.99 per kid’s meal.
Firehouse Subs: (Wednesdays) — Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo.
Jason’s Deli: (Wednesdays) — Kids eat free all day. One free kids’ meal per paying adult.
Moe’s Southwestern Grill: (Tuesdays) — Kids eat free all day. One free kids’ meal for each adult meal purchased.
Pizza Hut: (Tuesdays) — Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.
Planet Sub: (Sundays) — Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
Slim Chickens: (Sundays) — Kids aged 10 and under eat free.
Smashburger: (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday after 4 pm) — Get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of a regular burger or salad.
Steak ‘n Shake: (Daily) — Free kid’s entrée for every $9 purchased.
Dine In Kids Eat Free Restaurants
Weekdays Where Kids Eat Free
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: (Tuesdays from 4-8 pm) — Kids ages 12 and under can get anything off the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Bennigan’s: (Tuesdays after 4 pm) — Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Black-Eyed Pea: (Tuesdays after 5 pm) — One item from the kid’s menu is free with each purchased adult entrée.
Bob Evans: (Tuesdays after 4 pm) — Free Kids’ Meal with every Adult meal.
Captain D’s: (Tuesdays and Thursdays) — Get 2 free kids meals per adult entree purchased.
Freebirds World Burrito: (Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 9 pm) — Kids 11 and under get a free burrito or quesadilla meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Fricker’s: (Daily) — Kids can eat free all day, every day – valid for dine-in only.
Genghis Grill: (Tuesdays) — Kids 12 and under eat Free with the purchase of a full-price adult bowl.
IHOP: (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm) — Kids 12 and under eat free with each adult entreé.
Lone Star Steakhouse: (Tuesdays) — Kids eat free all day. One child entree with each paid adult entree.
Luby’s Cafeteria: (Wednesdays after 4 pm) — Kids eat free with every adult entreé purchase.
Marie Callender’s: (Tuesdays) — One free Kid’s Meal with each adult entree purchased.
On the Border: (Daily) — Kids receive a free sundae with meal purchase.
Perkins: (Tuesday 4 – 9 pm) — Kids eat free all day.
Ponderosa Steakhouse: (Tuesdays 4 pm to close) — Get 2 free kids’ meals with each adult entree purchased.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: (Sundays or Wednesday) — Kids eat free
Red Robin: (Mondays) — Kids 10 and under eat free.
Rock Bottom Cafe: (Mondays and Tuesdays) — Children aged 12 and under can eat free from the kid’s menu.
Ruby Tuesday: (Tuesdays from 5 pm to close) — Free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entreé.
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina: (Thursdays) — Kids eat free all day with a paying adult.
Skyline Chili: (Mondays from 4 – 9 pm) — Kids 4 and under eat free.
TGIFriday’s: (Mondays & Tuesdays) — Kids eat free.
Uno Chicago Grill: (Tuesdays) — Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.
Weekend Restaurants where Kids Eat Free
Baja Fresh: (Sundays) — Free kids meal with an entree and large drink purchase.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: (Sundays) — Kids 12 and under eat free for every adult meal purchased.
Jose Pepper’s: (Sundays) — Kids eat free all day.
Maggiano’s: (Saturdays) — Kids 5 and under eat free.
Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant: (Saturdays and Sundays) — Get two complimentary kids meals per adult entrée purchased.
Picadilly: (Fridays) — Kids under 6 eat free all day.
Shoney’s: (Fridays) — Kids under 4 eat free all day with paying adult.
Souper!Salad!: (Sundays) — Kids ages 4 and under eat for free.
Tony Roma’s: (Sundays) — Kids 12 and under eat free with a purchase of an adult entree.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: (Sundays) — Kids eat free all day.
Buffet Places Kids Eat Free
Cici’s Pizza: (Daily) — Kids 3 and under eat free. Ask your server for specific details.
Double Dave’s Pizza: (Daily) — Free kids buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet.
GattiTown: (Wednesdays) — Kids 10 and under get a free kid’s buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet at regular price.
Godfather’s Pizza: (Tuesdays from 11 am – 2 pm & 5 – 8 pm) — Kids aged 10 and under get a free buffet.
Golden Corral: (Mondays from 5 – 9 pm) — Kids 10 and under eat free. Two free kids per adult. Kids 3 and under are always free.
Ponderosa Steakhouse: (Tuesdays 4 pm to close) — Get 2 free kids’ meals with each adult entree purchased.
Desserts Kids Eat Free
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: (Daily) — Kids under 40 inches receive a free baby cone.
Culver’s: (Daily) — Kids 12 and under receive a free custard with the purchase of a kid’s meal.
Kids Eat Free Listing: Almost-Free
Buffalo Wild Wings: (Wednesdays 4 – 10 pm) — Kids 12 and under can order from the Kids’ Menu for just $1.99.
Fazoli’s: (Tuesdays from 5 – 8 pm) — Get 2 kids’ meals for $0.99 each with the purchase of 1 adult entree.
Fuddruckers: (Mondays & Tuesdays from 4 – 9 pm) — Kids 12 and under can order from the kids’ meal menu for $0.99.
McAlister’s Deli: (Daily) — Kids’ meals for $0.99 all day.
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches: (Mondays & Saturdays) — Kidswich meals are $0.99 with the purchase of a 7″ small Wich.
Know of any other restaurants where kids eat free? Let us know in the comments!
Shawn Plummer says
Here’s an extensive list of restaurants that offer kids eat free deals across the United States. The list is updated regularly. Hope this helps your readers!
chris gaeta says
hi love this website!
Esther Ball says
Huddle House in GA – kids eat free Monday and Tuesdays with purchase of adult entree. I think it might be different days in other places, so check with your local Huddle House.
Thanks so much for sharing that! -Meg, MSM Team
Brandon Hadley says
I think steak and shake is kids eat free daily now.
Chick-Fil-A kids eat free on Tuesdays
Thanks for sharing! -Meg, MSM Team
Rachel Burgess says
Our Chick-fil-A in West St. Paul, MN has kids eat free on Mondays from 5-8pm. So perhaps it varies?
And with the App, my husband and I get free “treats” which can be sandwiches–monthly! So everyone can eat free!
At our location, you can even get the kids meals through the drive through (kids must be present, obviously).
The Tavern on Main in Lino Lakes/Centerville has kids eat free Mondays from 4-9pm! Great place!
Buffalo Wild Wings offers $0.99 for kids on Wednesdays, from 4pm-10pm, not on Mondays as this websites states.
Thanks! I’ll update this! -Meg, MSM Team
Alexis Austin says
Applebee’s has $0.99 kids meals on Tuesday’s with the purchase of an adult entree
Another great place for this is Cafe Rio – kids get a free kids quesadilla with orange slices. We take our four kids and split a salad and all eat for under $10!
J and S Cafeteria does 99 cent meals on Weds. in NC.
On Tuesday’s kid’s eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at Ruby Tuesday.
IHOP in Reynoldsburg, Ohio does not have free kids meals on Tuesday or any other day of the week. Just went there tonight with my granddaughter and the server looked at me like I just grew horns. Said no free meals ever. After viewing the fine print under the kids menu section, it say you cannot use coupons on kids meals either. :/
Ruby Tuesday — Tuesday nights after 4 pm
Our Ikea no longer does kids eat free
Ta Mollys in AR has $1.99 kids meals on Monday.
Does anyone know if Chili’s offers a free or discounted kid’s menu?
Yes they do – I believe it is Monday or Tuesday. Check with your location.
Denny’s offers free kids meals (not drinks) M-Thurs
Chilis also offers free kids meals with purchase of adult entrees. Sign up for emails on their website. It is usually Sun-Wed. Also I receive free app coupons.
Our Chili’s kids-eat-free is on Tuesdays. They give two kids meals for each adult meal.. For our family of 7 (including a baby who doesn’t get a meal), that is a great deal! They also let us adults get the 2/$20 meal deal, so we can get our must-have chips and salsa included in that. So we end up with 2 adult entrees, two beverages – I need to get the blackberry iced tea 😉 – 4 kids meals – which include a ton of food – and bottomless chips & salsa for $25, before tax & tip. BTW – we always tip on the full bill. 🙂
I love your last sentence. Thank you!
Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Chilis’s
Kids eat free on Tuesday. One for each adult entree ordered.
Kids meals 1.99 at Applebee’s on Tuesdays.
Its actually Wednesdays
In clinton township michigan applebees mon tue wed kids eat free allday
fire mountain has gone up to $1.99
Frickers kids eat free everyday!! 🙂
Pepperjax on Wednesdays. Kids meals discounted, I think 99 cents. Two per adult paid meal
Café brazil, monday through Thursday one kid per adult eat free drink included.
12 and younger eat free Sunday through Thursday at cafe brazil. One per adult meal
Erin hernandez says
Q.Cumbers (buffet) in Edina Minnesota Monday after 4pm 2 kids per full paid adult eat for .99 ages 3-12
I’ve worked for McAlisters deli for three years at three different locations and none of them have offered the .99 cent kids meals, BUT we do offer kids eat free all day on Saturdays and Sunday’s! One kids meal per kid, but every adult entree gets two free kids meals. Dine in and kids 12 and younger only.
The two that I’ve been to have the 99c kids meals! So nice!
In oklahoma it is always 99 for kids
Plucker’s – kids eat free on Tuesdays.
99 bar n grill offers kids eat free every time the redsox win…. One free kid meal with every adult purchase…
They should do that when the Red Sox lose.
You need to change this. Under the free places Golden Corral says kids 3 and under eat free. Then under almost free it says kids 3 and under can eat for $1.99.
I noticed that too but one is Tues and other is Mon. They might offer both.
The first entry (which I believe is correct) states that kids 3 and under are ALWAYS free. This directly conflicts with the second entry, regardless of the day of the week. I believe a clarification is required.
agree with Justin!
Golden Corral – No Kids Night in OK on Mondays…3 and Under are Free Daily though
Daphne’s California Greek…Kids eat free on Sunday’s with purchase of adult entree.
Wednesday nights in MI
Buffalo Wild Wings
Kids meals 1/2 off
They also do free prizes and face painting!!!
Sunday’s in Grand Rapids MI kids meals are 2.49
Andrea B says
Sundays and Wednesdays in Lansing Michigan. Half off kids.
Cafe Rio offers free Nino quesadillas 🙂
Texas Roadhouse on Tuesdays..used to be kids eat free, but ours changed it a few months ago to $.99 kids meals. You get 2 per adult meal. Still a great deal and we absolutely love their food!
Thursdays Captain D’s offers 2 kid meals per adult entree for free. IHOP kids eat free everyday 4-9 with adult entree in various locations. Steak & Shake kids eat free on the weekends (1 kids meal free per $8 spent).
Kids eat free at the 99s after the Red Sox win. (this year’s been a bit tough. lol).
Hurricane Wings & Grill: kids eat free Sunday & Tuesday
Village Inn in our area (Utah) does free kids meals on Monday and Tuesday, all day, with a purchasing adult. One meal per purchase.
IHOP also does free meals after 4pm for kids with purchasing adult.
Zaxby’s- kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of adult meal after 5:00 pm. One per adult.
Toot’s- free kids hotdog meal everyday. And kids eat free tuesdays 3:00 pm-close
Dickey’s. BBQ kids eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal
Savannah Hankinsa says
At applebees on Tuesdays AND Thurdays kids can eat on one side of the kids menu for 0.99 cents and on the other side of the kids menu its a 1.99
Here is a great place to see tons of handpicked kids eat free restaurants sorted by day of the week:
Josie, WA says
Here in Tacoma, Lacey, Olympia area in WA RAM Brewery and Restaurant offer Kids eat for $1.00 on Sundays!
Baker’s square has a kids eat free night Tues. I think it’s 4-10pm.
Firehouse Subs has buy one combo (the medium supreme, or something like that) get 2 kids combos free.
Uno’s has pay what you weigh day for children under the age of 10 on Sundays.
We always sign up for the kids clubs and usually get a free meal on birthdays! Also http://www.allkidseatfree.com has lots of kids eat free places listed in Florida where we went on vacation.
Red Robin – Monday & Tuesday between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Children 10 and under eat free. I went to Red Robin in MN and found that they DO NOT have a kids eat free night.
Here is another great resource for this information. The only thing you need is your city & state and/or zip! Go to http://www.KidsMealDeals.com
Here is another great resource for this information!
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal on Sundays at Ground Round in my area.
Chevy’s Restaurants offer “kids eat free” on Sundays in the Seattle,WA area (one free kid’s meal per paying adult)
All Don Pablos are now offering 1 free kids meal with purchase of 1 adult meal on Sundays to members of their E club. It is free to join and also offers tons of great deals.
Pamela Adams says
Thanks for the list and I just email to several of my girlfriends to share!
Our Qdoba has free kids meals on Sundays with a paying adult.
Not sure if they are still doing this one…In our area, kids eat free with paying adult at Denny’s on Tuesday and Saturday evenings.
Also kids eat free on Sundays with a paying adult at Hard Times Cafe.
Here in So. MN kids eat for $1 on Monday and Tuesday nights at Famous Dave’s!
This list is great…thank you! So many restaurants stop and start the free meal thing that it gets confusing. It would also be great to have a list of freebies for birthdays and whether or not you need to sign up online to get the deal for your kids.
Our Golden Coral has 99 cents kids meals everyday. We ate there yesterday.
Well, these deals may not be national, but it does inspire us all to call and check around the local restraunts to find this info out–Thanks for posting it Crystal!
Where does Bethanne live? The Applebee’s, Fridays, Damon’s, Chick-Fila around here do not do free kids meals- just Perkins.
The Chick-fil-A in our area (Mt. Laurel NJ) has a kid’s night on Tuesday nights and not only do they give a free kids meal with an adult combo meal purchase, but they have a wheel your child can spin (they don’t advertise this!) where you win something additional for free. Many times it is coupons for free chicken or side items. And with a fun little indoor play park, this place is hopping. 😉
Robin Sallee says
Went to Applebees tonight, they didn’t offer ANY free kids nights. Their website also doesn’t say anything about this. May just be a local thing.
Our Nashville-area Chick-Fil-A does .99 kids meals on Tuesdays. Our O’Charley’s has stopped the kids eat free deal. 🙁
Our O’Charley’s stopped doing the free kids meals. So, with three kids, guess where we stopped going?
We found this list over the weekend and called our Applebees for tonight (Monday)… we found no Applebees in our area of NJ (3), Bennigans, or TGIFridays that participate!! (After the first few said no, I was on a mission to find one who said “yes” so started calling around to the various restaurants listed!) I guess it’s up to the particular restaurant whether or not to participate. What a bummer…as if living in NJ isn’t expensive enough!!
I didn’t see San Francisco Oven on there. Here they offer kids eat free, up to 2 per adult entree ordered, on Monday and Thursday nights. I am not sure what time.
One to add – at the Pasta House (delicious!) restaurants all over the St. Louis area kids eat free on Sundays. 🙂
This is great! Thanks! People need to be sure to call first though, because some chains are run by different management. My Applebees, for instance, doesn’t offer any free kids meals 🙁
Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet-kids 3 and under eat free
In our area (Columbia SC)
Moes Kids eat Free on Tuesday night
Zaxby’s Kids eat Free on Tuesday night
Shoney’s Kids eat free every night
A strange one but one that I found while compiling the same kind of list for our area was Hooters kids eat free on Sunday afternoon and night.
I am not sure if my last comment took or not but I just wanted to say thanks for posting this! I was thinking about this the other day! It gets so expensive eating out with the kids…
Thanks! I was just wondering about this the other day! I am so excited you posted this…I have 4 boys and we love to eat out but it gets so expensive!
Our Red Robin does NOT do any kids eat free nights. So you may want to check locally with these establishments before heading out for a cheap meal that really isn’t so cheap! Just FYI. . .
Just wondering….if an age is not specified does that mean any aged kid can order a free (or cheap) kids meal?
Thanks for the great list! I just wanted to add something about Perkins. At least in the Twin Cities Metro area the Kids Eat Free promo is only good from 4-10 pm on Tuesdays, billed as “Kids Night”. (And my six year old reminds me every week, LOL).
Lizz @ Yes, and So Is My Heart says
Thanks. This is a great and very helpful list!
Moe’s Southwest Grill must vary some by region or franchise owner. The two Moe’s in my city have kid’s eat free on Wednesdays. Just a heads-up! 🙂
Kids 12 and under eat free ALL DAY EVERY DAY at O’ Charley’s. (2 kids per adult)
Cinzettis Italian Restaurant: Kids 12 and under eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights.
macado’s (www.macados.com) in VA Tuesday nights-1 free kids meal for each adult meal.
Amy @ The Q Family says
Great list! Thank you.
One note though, some of the restaurants on the list are a franchise so the promotion might be different. For example, Moe’s at my area has different promotion.
Me again…Also, Atlanta Bread Company here has kid’s night on Tuesday’s. Kids eat more cheaply that night and there is a magician/balloon artist. El Chico Mexican restaurants here have Kids Eat Free on Thursday nights after 5 PM.
Our Applebee’s has Kids Eat Free night on Tuesday rather than Mondays, and Denny’s is every Tuesday thru Friday after 4, so the list above may not be true for everyone.