Super comprehensive list of restaurants where kids eat FREE!

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2015 “Kids eat free” is one of my favorite phrases. Restaurants that offer these weekly events will forever receive my gratitude. And because I understand that convenience is king during busy weeknights, here’s a handy little guide to restaurants that love kids.

A word to the dining wise

PLEASE be sure to double check with your local franchise before assuming these deals apply nationwide (in nearly every case, fine print for these deals states the location can change its policies without warning).

Also, the actual day of the week and times can change without prior notice. This is why it’s always best to call ahead and confirm your local restaurant’s policy before showing up.

Using other deals or coupons

Be aware that, in most cases, “kids eat free” promotions do not permit use of a second coupon or deal at the same time.

Kids Eat Free deals by day of the week

If you find other deals not listed here, or your local franchise features “kids eat free” on a different day or time each week, please post in the comments section below so others in your area can be aware. 

SUNDAY

    • Arriba Mexican Grill: Kids under 10 eat free when dining in. One free kids meal per adult entree. Cannot be used with other coupons or offers.
    • Blue Mesa Grill: Kids ages 5 and under eat free with the purchase of adult brunch from 9AM to 3PM (may vary by location!)
    • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays. Kids get free ice cream daily. One free kids meal for every adult meal purchased. Dine in Only.
    • Firehouse SubsKids 12 and under eat free – day and time varies by the location.
    • Go Roma: One free kids meals for every adult entree purchased. Kids 10 and under. Dine-in customers only.
    • Hooter’s: Kids 12 and under eat free from a set kids menu – two kids per one adult for dine-in only.
    • Jason’s DeliKids eat free all day at select locations only, and for $0.99 at other locations. Be sure to call first!
    • Souper! Salad!: Kids 4 and under eat free. Kids 5-12 eat for just $2.49. May vary by location.
    • Steak n Shake: One free kids meal on Saturdays and Sundays with purchase of an adult entree of $8 or more for dine-in only.
    • White Castle: Kids eat free 4-8PM with purchase of $4 adult meal. May vary by location.
    • Salsaritas: Kids under 12 eat free on Sundays and Mondays between 3pm and 7pm with an adult who purchases a full price entrée. May vary by location!

MONDAY

  • Salsaritas: Kids under 12 eat free on Sundays and Mondays between 3pm and 7pm with an adult who purchases a full price entrée. May vary by location!
  • Buffalo Wild Wings:Kids twelve and under eat from the kids menu for either $0.99 or $1.99 when accompanied by a paying adult. Price depends on the location.
  • Gatti’s: Kids 12 and under get free kid’s buffet with the purchase of adult buffet at regular price. Limit 1 child per adult.
  • Chili’s:Get one free children’s entrees per adult meal purchase.
  • Cinzetti’s: Kids 12 and under eat free from 5-9PM Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Cody’s Original Roadhouse: Kids 10 and under eat free Mondays and Tuesdays. Limit 2 free kids meals per adult entree.
  • Fuddruckers: $1.99 meal and drink for kids under 12 on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • TGI Friday’s: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée Mondays and Tuesdays – offers vary by location.

TUESDAY

    • Applebee’s: Kids ages 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays when an adult purchases a full price entrée.
    • Backyard Burgers: Buy one adult combo meal and get a kids meal free for kids 12 and under from 4PM to close.
    • Bennigan’s: Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
    • Black Eyed Pea: From 4pm-10pm, kids ages 12 and under eat free from the kids menu when an adult purchases a full-price entrée.
    • Bob Evans: Kids eat free with adult purchase from 4-9pm.
    • Chevy’s Fresh MexKids age 10 and under eat free – 2 kids for one adult meal purchase.
    • Chick-fil-A: Kids eat free with each adult purchase5pm to close.
    • Cinzetti’s: Kids 12 and under eat free from 5-9PM Mondays and Tuesdays.
    • Cody’s Original Roadhouse: Kids 10 and under eat free Mondays and Tuesdays. Limit 2 free kids meals per adult entree.
    • Culver’sKids eat free for dine-in only.
    • Denny’s: Kids eat free 4-10PM on Tuesdays.
    • Famous Dave’s:Kids eat free all day Tuesday with purchase of an adult entrée at participating locations only.
    • Fazoli’s: Kids eat for $0.99 from 5-8pm, 1 child per paying adult.
    • Fuddruckers: $1.99 meal and drink for kids under 12 on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    • IHOP: Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 pm. One kids’ menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.
    • Ikea:Kids ages 12 and under eat free all day Tuesday, plus get free organic baby food.
    • Lone Star Steakhouse: Kids eat free all day. Two kid’s entrees with each adult entree. Not valid in Orlando, FL.
    • Marie Callender’sOne free kids’ meal with each adult purchase on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    • Moe’s Southwestern Grill: Kids eat free from 4-9pm with a paying adult. Call to verify for your local franchise!
    • Perkins: Kids 12 and under eat free – one freebie with purchase of adult entrée. Plus every day, kids ages 12 and under get free milk, soda, or juice, plus a free dessert with purchase of a kids meal.
    • Ponderosa Steakhouse: Kids eat free from 4pm to 9pm. You can get up to 2 free kids’ meals with each adult entree purchased.
    • Ruby’s Diner:Kids 12 and under eat free from 4pm until closing.
    • Texas RoadhouseKids 12 and under eat free from 4pm until closing. Participation varies by location!
    • TGI Friday’s: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée Mondays and Tuesdays – offers vary by location.
    • Tony Roma’s: Kids 12 and under eat free with a purchase of an adult entree.
    • Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

WEDNESDAY

  • Luby’s Cafeteria: Kids ages 10 and under eat for free with purchase of an adult meal on Wednesday after 4:30pm and all day on Saturdays.
  • Rainforest CafeKids ages 12 and under eat for $2.99 from 5pm to closing when an adult purchases a full price meal.
  • Skyline Chili: Kids eat free from 4-9 pm. 

THURSDAY

  • Carrows: Some locations offer kids eat free every day – call first to verify.
  • CB & Potts: Kids ages 12 and under eat for $1 with an adult purchasing an entrée.
  • Fire Mountain: Kids eat for $1.99 every Thursday from 5-8pm for Family Night. Kids also get fun VeggieTales freebies, including cotton candy, coloring games, and masks.
  • Hometown BuffetKids ages 11 and under eat for $0.99 – 2 kids for each adult dinner purchase.
  • Old Country Buffet: Kids eat for $1.99 every Thursday from 5-8pm for Family Night. Kids also get fun VeggieTales freebies, including cotton candy, coloring games, and masks.
  • Picadilly: Kids ages 12 and under eat for $1.99 all day on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm for dine-in only. Limit 2 kids meals at $1.99 for every one adult purchase.
  • Ryan’s: Kids eat for $1.99 every Thursday from 5-8pm for Family Night. Kids also get fun VeggieTales freebies, including cotton candy, coloring games, and masks.

FRIDAY

  • No confirmed kids eat free specials.

SATURDAY

    •  Baja Fresh:Kids ages 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and beverage (day kids eat free may vary by location!). Not valid with any other coupon or offer.
    • Luby’s Cafeteria: Kids ages 10 and under eat for free with purchase of an adult meal on Wednesday after 4:30pm and all day on Saturdays.
    • Marie Callender’sOne free kids’ meal with each adult purchase on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    • Picadilly: Kids ages 12 and under eat for $1.99 all day on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm for dine-in only. Limit 2 kids meals at $1.99 for every one adult purchase.
    • Quiznos:Free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult meal.
    • Steak n Shake: One free kids meal on Saturdays and Sundays with purchase of an adult entree of $8 or more for dine-in only. 

EVERY DAY!

  • Cafe RioKids ages 6 and under get a free quesadilla and a free strawberry for dine-in with paying adult.
  • Ci Ci’s PizzaKids under 3 eat free when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Coco’s Restaurant & Bakery: Kids 10 and under eat free every day.
  • Country BuffetKids ages 2 and under eat free with adult meal purchase.
  • Golden Corral: Kids under age 3 eat free with purchase of adult entrée every day.
  • Holiday Inn: Kids eat free all day every day from the kids menu – two kids per one adult (paying for a full-price entrée).
  • Quaker Steak & Lube: Free cheddar goldfish for toddlers every day.
  • Tucanos Brazilian GrillKids ages 6 and under eat free every day.