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The Master List of Kids Eat Free (and Almost-Free) Restaurant Deals

 Kids eat FREE at ALL of these restaurants! This is a massive list!

This list was last updated in February 2018. As always, these deals may vary by region/store. Check with your local stores ahead of time to see if they participate.

Kids Eat Free

Atlanta Bread: Tuesdays 4pm – close—One free kids 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.

Baja Fresh: Sundays—Free kids meal with an entree and large drink purchase.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m.— Kids ages 12 and under can get anything off the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Bennigan’s: Tuesdays after 4pm—Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Black Eyed Pea: Tuesdays—Kids 12 and under eat free. One item from the kids menu is free with each purchased adult entrée from 5 pm to close.

Blue Mesa Grill: Sundays—Kids 5 and under eat free with the purchase of adult brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Check individual locations for participation.

Bob Evans: Tuesdays—Free Kids’ Meal with every Adult meal purchased after 4pm.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: Daily—Kids under 40 inches receive a free baby cone.

Captain D’s: On Tuesdays and Thursdays—Kids can eat for free. Limit of 2 free kids meals per adult entree purchased.

Chick-fil-A: Tuesdays between 5:30-7:30 p.m.—Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo meal. NOTE: some locations charge $0.99 per kids meal.

Cici’s Pizza: Daily—Kids 3 and under eat free. Ask server for specific details.

Culver’s: Daily—Kids 12 and under receive a free custard with the purchase of a meal.

Denny’s: Tuesdays—Kids eat free from 4-10 pm. Restrictions may apply. Ask your server for details.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Sundays—Kids 12 and under eat free. One free kids meal for every adult meal purchased.

Double Dave’s Pizza: Daily—Free kids buffet with purchase of an adult buffet. Qualifying age varies by locations, so call ahead or check with your server.

Firehouse Subs: Wednesdays—Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo. Participating restaurants only. Varies by location.

Freebirds World Burrito: Tuesdays from 10:30am – 9pm—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.

Gatti Town: Wednesdays—Kids 10 and under get free kid’s buffet with the purchase of adult buffet at regular price. Limit 1 child per adult.

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

Godfather’s Pizza: Tuesdays—Kids aged 10 and under can eat for free from 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm at the buffet.

Golden Corral: Mondays—Kids 10 and under eat free from 5-9 pm. Two kids per adult. Kids 3 and under are always free.

IHOP: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday—Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 pm. One kids’ menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

IKEA: Tuesdays—Kids eat free at some locations. Check with local store for qualifying ages and participation. There are also specials throughout the year. Check the to see current specials.

Jason’s Deli: Wednesdays—Kids eat free all day. One free kids’ meal per paying adult.

Jose Pepper’s: Sundays—Kids eat free all day at Jose Pepper’s.

Lone Star Steakhouse: Tuesdays—Kids eat free all day. One child entree with each paid adult entree. Not valid in Orlando, FL.

Luby’s Cafeteria: Wednesdays—Kids eat for free after 4 pm with every adult entree purchase.

Magganio’s: Saturdays—Kids 5 and under eat free. Check with your local restaurant for participation.

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant: Saturdays and Sundays—Get two complimentary kids meals (12 and under) per adult entrée purchased.

Marie Callender’s: Tuesdays—One free Kid’s Meal with each adult entree purchased.

Moe’s Southwestern Grill: Tuesdays—Kids eat free all day. 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.

On the Border: Daily Kids receive a free sundae with meal purchase. Participation may vary.

Perkins: Tuesday—Kids eat free all day. Kids eat free at Ohio and Pennsylvania locations on Wednesday and Saturday from 4pm-9pm.

Picadilly: Fridays—Kids under 6 eat free all day.

Pizza Hut: Tuesdays—Some participating locations offer an unlimited pizza buffet for just $6.99. Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Planet Sub: Sundays—Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.

Ponderosa Steakhouse: Tuesdays—Kids eat free from 4pm to close. You can get up to 2 free kids’ meals with each adult entree purchased. Ask server for specific details.

Qdoba Mexican Grill: Sundays or Wednesday—Kids eat free on Sundays or Wednesdays. Participation and day of participation varies by location.

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 p.m. to close—Ruby Tuesday offers free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina: Thursdays—Kids eat free all day with a paying adult.

Shoney’s: Fridays—Kids under 4 eat free all day with paying adult.

Skyline Chili: Mondays—Kids 4 and under eat free from 4-9 pm. Check ahead for specific participating locations.

Slim Chickens: Sundays—Kids aged 10 and under eat free.

Smashburger: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday—Get a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular burger or salad after 4 pm. (Day various by region.)

Souper! Salad!: Sundays—Kids ages 4 and under eat for free.

Steak ‘n Shake: Daily—Free kid’s entrée for every $9 purchased. Participation varies by location.

TGIFriday’s: Mondays & Tuesdays—Kids eat free, though offers vary by location. Call ahead or check with server for specific details.

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.

Uno Chicago Grill: Tuesdays—Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Kids Eat For Almost-Free

Buffalo Wild Wings: Wednesdays—Kids 12 and under can order from the Kids’ Menu for just $1.99 from 4-10 pm.

Fazoli’s: Tuesdays—Get 2 kids’ meals for $0.99 each with the purchase of 1 adult entree. For children ages 12 and under. Offer valid from 5-8 pm each Tuesday at participating restaurants.

Fire Mountain: Thursdays—Two kids’ buffets for $0.99 each with the purchase of an adult buffet. For children ages 11 and under. Participation varies by location.

Fuddruckers: Mondays & Tuesdays—Kids 12 and under can order from the kids’ meal menu for $0.99 (drinks included) from 4-9 pm. Locations and participation may vary.

McAlister’s Deli: Daily—Kids’ meals for $0.99 all day at select locations. Call ahead for participation.

Old Country Buffet: Thursdays—Two kids’ buffets for $1.99 each with the purchase of an adult buffet. For children ages 11 and under. Participation varies by location. Offer also available at participating HomeTown Buffet and Country Buffet locations.

Ryan’s: Thursdays—Two kids’ buffets for $1.99 each with the purchase of an adult buffet. For children ages 11 and under. Participation varies by location.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches: Mondays & Saturdays—Kidswich meals are $0.99 with the purchase of a 7″ small Wich. Kidswich meals include a Wich, treat, and drink. Valid for children ages 12 years and under at participating locations.

If you have any restaurants or details to add to this list, please leave a comment. Thanks!


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102 Comments

  • Cathy says:

    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.

  • Cathy says:

    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.

  • 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.

  • kelly says:

    macado’s (www.macados.com) in VA Tuesday nights-1 free kids meal for each adult meal.

  • Debi says:

    Cinzettis Italian Restaurant: Kids 12 and under eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights.

  • says:

    Kids 12 and under eat free ALL DAY EVERY DAY at O’ Charley’s. (2 kids per adult)

  • says:

    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! 🙂

  • says:

    Thanks. This is a great and very helpful list!

  • Melissa says:

    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).

  • Kim says:

    Just wondering….if an age is not specified does that mean any aged kid can order a free (or cheap) kids meal?

  • says:

    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. . .

  • says:

    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!

  • says:

    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…

  • says:

    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.

  • says:

    Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet-kids 3 and under eat free

  • Kate says:

    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 🙁

  • Chrissy says:

    One to add – at the Pasta House (delicious!) restaurants all over the St. Louis area kids eat free on Sundays. 🙂

  • says:

    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.

  • MrsCoach says:

    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!!

  • says:

    Our O’Charley’s stopped doing the free kids meals. So, with three kids, guess where we stopped going?

  • lisa says:

    Our Nashville-area Chick-Fil-A does .99 kids meals on Tuesdays. Our O’Charley’s has stopped the kids eat free deal. 🙁

  • 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.

  • Bay says:

    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. 😉

  • Jan says:

    Where does Bethanne live? The Applebee’s, Fridays, Damon’s, Chick-Fila around here do not do free kids meals- just Perkins.

  • says:

    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!

  • says:

    Our Golden Coral has 99 cents kids meals everyday. We ate there yesterday.

  • says:

    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.

  • says:

    Here in So. MN kids eat for $1 on Monday and Tuesday nights at Famous Dave’s!

  • says:

    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.

  • says:

    Our Qdoba has free kids meals on Sundays with a paying adult.

  • Pamela Adams says:

    Thanks for the list and I just email to several of my girlfriends to share!

  • Debbie says:

    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.

  • Natalie says:

    Chevy’s Restaurants offer “kids eat free” on Sundays in the Seattle,WA area (one free kid’s meal per paying adult)

  • says:

    Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal on Sundays at Ground Round in my area.

  • says:

    Here is another great resource for this information!

  • says:

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  • Jackie says:

    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.

  • says:

    We always sign up for the kids clubs and usually get a free meal on birthdays! Also has lots of kids eat free places listed in Florida where we went on vacation.

  • Pam says:

    Uno’s has pay what you weigh day for children under the age of 10 on Sundays.

  • says:

    Firehouse Subs has buy one combo (the medium supreme, or something like that) get 2 kids combos free.

  • megan says:

    Baker’s square has a kids eat free night Tues. I think it’s 4-10pm.

  • Josie, WA says:

    Here in Tacoma, Lacey, Olympia area in WA RAM Brewery and Restaurant offer Kids eat for $1.00 on Sundays!

  • says:

    Here is a great place to see tons of handpicked kids eat free restaurants sorted by day of the week:

  • 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

  • Bree says:

    Dickey’s. BBQ kids eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal

  • Melissa says:

    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

  • Dayija says:

    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.

  • Jessica says:

    Hurricane Wings & Grill: kids eat free Sunday & Tuesday

  • Wendy says:

    Kids eat free at the 99s after the Red Sox win. (this year’s been a bit tough. lol).

  • Shannon says:

    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).

  • Tamara says:

    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!

  • Alicia says:

    Cafe Rio offers free Nino quesadillas 🙂

  • Tammy says:

    Wednesday nights in MI
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    Kids meals 1/2 off
    They also do free prizes and face painting!!!

  • Suzy says:

    Daphne’s California Greek…Kids eat free on Sunday’s with purchase of adult entree.

  • Katie says:

    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.

  • Vanessa says:

    99 bar n grill offers kids eat free every time the redsox win…. One free kid meal with every adult purchase…

  • Laura says:

    Plucker’s – kids eat free on Tuesdays.

  • Brittany says:

    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.

  • says:

    Q.Cumbers (buffet) in Edina Minnesota Monday after 4pm 2 kids per full paid adult eat for .99 ages 3-12

  • Lyndsie says:

    Café brazil, monday through Thursday one kid per adult eat free drink included.

  • Amy says:

    Pepperjax on Wednesdays. Kids meals discounted, I think 99 cents. Two per adult paid meal

  • tiffany says:

    fire mountain has gone up to $1.99

  • HALEY says:

    Kids meals 1.99 at Applebee’s on Tuesdays.

  • Amy says:

    Does anyone know if Chili’s offers a free or discounted kid’s menu?

    • Sharon says:

      Yes they do – I believe it is Monday or Tuesday. Check with your location.

      Denny’s offers free kids meals (not drinks) M-Thurs

      • Andrea says:

        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.

    • Sheri says:

      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. 🙂

    • Jodi says:

      Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Chilis’s

    • Ann says:

      Kids eat free on Tuesday. One for each adult entree ordered.

  • Connie says:

    Ta Mollys in AR has $1.99 kids meals on Monday.

  • Erica says:

    Our Ikea no longer does kids eat free

  • Kristie says:

    Ruby Tuesday — Tuesday nights after 4 pm

  • Crystal says:

    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. :/

  • Rachel says:

    On Tuesday’s kid’s eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at Ruby Tuesday.

  • Janice says:

    J and S Cafeteria does 99 cent meals on Weds. in NC.

  • says:

    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!

  • Alexis Austin says:

    Applebee’s has $0.99 kids meals on Tuesday’s with the purchase of an adult entree

  • Josh says:

    Buffalo Wild Wings offers $0.99 for kids on Wednesdays, from 4pm-10pm, not on Mondays as this websites states.

  • Mary says:

    The Tavern on Main in Lino Lakes/Centerville has kids eat free Mondays from 4-9pm! Great place!

  • Kierra says:

    Chick-Fil-A kids eat free on Tuesdays

    • Meg says:

      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).

  • Brandon Hadley says:

    I think steak and shake is kids eat free daily now.

  • 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.

  • chris gaeta says:

    hi love this website!

  • 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!

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