27 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

By: Dannie Phan | December 11, 2019

Sometimes you just want to forgo cooking a meal at home and treat yourself to a nice meal out. But if you have kids, you know that eating out can be an expensive venture, especially if you’re trying to save as many dollars as you can. But have no fear! There are many restaurants where you can bring the kiddos and they eat free (or extremely inexpensively). Take a look at our list of 27 awesome restaurants with freebies for kids, (or almost free) today!


Contact your local Applebee’s to see which night during the week children eat free! Days with deals and specials vary by location, but on those days, your children get a free item from the kids menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

Bob Evan’s

Visit for free Tuesday after 4 PM, kids eat free when you purchase one adult entree.

Buffalo Wild Wings

At participating locations, children can eat for $1.99 from 4-10 PM on Wednesdays. Contact your local restaurant to confirm whether they are a participating restaurant.


If your little ones are 10 and under, they can enjoy a free meal every Monday-Friday with the purchase of an adult meal.


Between 5:30-7:30 PM on select Tuesdays, kids can enjoy a free meal. Get in contact with your local branch to see whether they offer this promotion. Keep in mind that some locations may charge $.99 for a meal.


By joining My Chili’s Rewards, you can earn free kids meals to redeem at any point for kids under 12 when you buy an adult meal.


Kids can eat free at Denny’s treat Tuesday as family nights between 4-10 PM. Up to two free meals can be redeemed with the purchase of one adult entree purchase of $6 or more. The free day of the week may vary by location, so contact your local Denny’s for more information.

Famous Dave’s

For a limited time at participating Famous Dave’s locations, kids under the age of 8 (or anyone named Wilbur) eat free with the purchase of any adult meal.

Firehouse Subs

Kids eat free on Wednesdays when you purchase an adult combo meal!


Your little ones can grab a free kid's entree every day at Fricker’s.


Children can grab a meal here all day on Wednesdays for just $1.99. 


Every Monday after 4 PM, you can purchase a $1.99 kids meal with any adult entree.

Holiday Inn

On vacation? Save a few bucks by dining with Holiday Inn. Up to four kids 12-years-old and under can enjoy a free meal all day every day in on-site restaurants.


With their Elf on the Shelf promotion until December 31st, kids can eat free at IHOP from 4-10 PM with the purchase of an adult meal.


Varying by location, you can snag up to two free kids' meals when you buy one adult entree.

Johnny Rocket’s

From 4-8 PM on both Tuesdays and Thursdays, kids eat free with an adult purchase and drink.

Marie Callender’s Restaurant

On both Tuesdays and Saturdays, kids eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

On varying days of the week, you can snag free food for your little one with the purchase of an adult meal. The day of the promotion varies by location, so contact your local Moe’s for more information. 


Kiddos under 12 eat free every day at O’Charley’s when you buy an adult entree.


Thursdays and Saturdays, from 11 AM-4 PM, kids can enjoy a $1.99 meal with the purchase of an adult entree. You can redeem two kid meals per adult menu item.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Kids eat free at this Mexican restaurant with the purchase of an enchilada meal. The day varies by location so contact your local branch for more details.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

All day Monday and Tuesday, kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Ruby Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 5 PM until closing time, kids eat free. You get one free kid's meal per one adult meal purchased.

Steak ‘n’ Shake

Every Saturday and Sunday, you can get a free kids meal for every $9 you spend at Steak ‘n’ Shake!

Texas Roadhouse

This steakhouse grants free kids meals on either Monday or Tuesday nights at participating Texas Roadhouse locations. Call your local restaurant to confirm which night! Valid for kids 12 and under.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

Kids meals are $0.99 on Mondays when you purchase a 7” deli sandwich.

White Castle

Kids eat free at White Castle on Sundays from 4 PM -8 PM with the purchase of an adult meal valued at $4 or more.

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