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50+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

If you are looking for restaurants where kids eat free, you are in luck! I’ve gathered a list of 50+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) to make dining out as a family easier on your budget!

kids eating at restaurant for free

Let’s be honest, these days it feels like you’re spending a small fortune when you take your family out to eat and sometimes that seems better than having to prepare an entire meal at home.

Whether you’re tired, lacking the motivation to cook, needing groceries or just need a break from cooking, this list will help you feed your kids for free or on the cheap and give you a break in the kitchen!

Keep in mind that these free kids meals may vary by location and also vary by age so, I always suggest confirming with your local restaurants to be sure they honor these deals before visiting.

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The List of Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

Applebee’s

Kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. The days vary by location so call ahead and ask your local store.

Blue Mesa Grill

On Sunday’s from 9 am – 3 pm, kids 5 and under can eat free with the purchase of an adult brunch.

Bob Evans

On Tuesday’s kids can eat free with any $15 purchase using the app.

Bruster’s Ice Cream

If your child is under 40 inches, Bruster’s will give them a free baby cone any day of the week.

Buffalo Wild Wings

On Mondays, kids 12 and under eat for $1.99 with the purchase of an adult meal at participating locations.

Cafe Rio

Kids can get a free cheese quesadilla every day with any dine-in purchase. Some locations require kids to be 12 and under, others 6 and under. Ask your location for more details.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

On Wednesdays, kids can get a kids meal for $1 for anyone in your party that is under 12 years old. The purchase of an adult meal is required.

Chick-fil-A

On Tuesdays, kids 12 and under can get a free kids meal at participating locations (with purchase). Not all locations participate so call your location ahead of time to ask.

Chili’s

My Chili’s Rewards loyalty members can receive emails and texts for a free meal for kids 12 and under with the purchase of any regular entree. Read more details here.

Chuck-A-Rama Buffet

Kids 3 and under eat free every day with a paying adult.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse

Every Monday and Tuesday kids 10 and under can get a free meal off the kids menu with the purchase of an adult entrée. 

Denny’s

Kids Eat Free with adult entrée purchase of $6 or more. Days and participation vary by location.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit

Every Sunday kids 12 and under eat free. You can get One Kids Meal with every $10 purchase per adult. Available at participating Dickey’s locations only.

Famous Dave’s

Every Tuesday, kids can enjoy a Lil’ Wilbur Meal on the house! Simply purchase an adult entree and receive 1 FREE Lil’ Wilbur Meal! See details here.

Fazoli’s

From 5pm until 8pm, kid’s meals are just $0.99 cents with the purchase of an adult entree.

Firehouse Subs

Kids eat free on Wednesdays with purchase of an adult combo. Some locations run this promotion on different days so check with your local store.

Freebirds World Burrito

On 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

Kids 10 and under eat free all day, every day with the purchase of an adult meal and a kids beverage.

Golden Corral Buffet

Kids 3 and under eat free every day with a paying adult.

I Heart Mac and Cheese

Kids eat free every Monday with the purchase of an adult bowl.

IHOP

Every day kids 12 and under eat free from 4 PM – 10 PM your local time. Only available on dine-in orders.

IKEA

Kids 12 and under eat free on Wednesdays. IKEA Family members get up to two kids’ entrees free when they buy any adult entrée at the Swedish Restaurant. Must scan IKEA Family card to receive the offer.

Jason’s Deli

On Wednesdays kids eat free with purchase of an adult combo.

Johnny Rockets

Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the purchase of a regular entrée and drink.

Kona Grill

 On Sunday’s kids eat free from 2pm until close, with a purchase of an adult entreé. 

Krispy Kreme

Kids can get free donuts any time with A’s on their report card. They can get 1 donut per A up to 6 donuts.

Lone Star Steakhouse

On Tuesdays, kids eat free all day with purchase of an adult entree.

Macaroni Grill

Kids 12 and under eat free every Monday and Tuesday at participating locations.

Marie Callender’s

Kids eat free every Tuesday and Saturday at participating locations.

Moe’s Southwestern Grill

On Tuesdays, kids eat free all day with purchase of an adult meal.

On The Border

Follow On the Border on social media for kids eat free coupon codes—offered on select weekends and at specific locations.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Kids eat free on Wednesdays and Sundays when adults order an enchilada entrée.

Red Robin

EVERY Wednesday is 50% OFF Kids Meals. Dine-in or use promo code KIDSMEAL50 when ordering takeout.

Ruby Tuesday

Every Tuesday and Friday, kids 12 and under can get a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree.

Rumbi

On Mondays and Tuesdays, kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree after 4 PM.

Slapfish

Kids Eat Free promotion, available every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée. Not available in Fishers, Indianapolis, Hilton Head, Los Angeles, Noblesville, or Pooler. See details here.

Smashburger

Kids 12 and under eat free every Wednesday with purchase of an adult meal at participating locations. See participating locations here.

Souper! Salad!

Kids 4 and under eat free with paying adult.

Steak ‘n Shake

Some locations offer free kids meals to kids 12 and under all day Saturday and Sunday with the purchase of a $9 adult meal.

T.G.I Friday’s

Mondays and Tuesdays kids eat free all day with paying adult at participating locations.

Tucanos

Kids 6 and under eat free with a paying adult.

Village Inn

On Mondays and Tuesdays kids can eat free with purchase of adult meal.

WaBa Grill

Kids can get a free Chicken or Tofu Mini Bowl with a full-price entree. This offer is valid Monday through Friday after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Wahlburgers

Get one free kids meal for every adult burger, sandwich, salad or wahlbowl purchased at participating locations! See more details here.

I will update this list regularly so make sure you bookmark it to come back to!