60+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free Nearly Every Night Of The Week

Just A List Of 60+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free Every Day Of The Week

March 24, 2020 Updated August 27, 2020

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Sometimes the meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking can get old. On those days, even the drive-thru fast food chains won’t cut it — there’s still the work of toting everything inside, divvying everything up, checking everyone’s orders and making things presentable for your kids. No, that’s too much effort. You want to sit down, place an order and have food and drinks delivered to you. The thing about “going out” is that it becomes a lot more expensive when you have kids. It doesn’t have to, though. Plenty of big chains offer free (or nearly free) kids meals, as long as an adult is eating. You just have to pick the right night of the week but we’ve rounded up over 60 restaurants where kids eat for free. (Hot tip: peep this list before you book your next family vacation. If you’re trying to save for vacation, finding restaurants where your kids will eat gratis can help you budget.)

If you think you’re the only one looking for a deal on a family meal out, guess again! In fact, according to the latest search data available, there are nearly 6,600 monthly searches for just these establishments. Luckily, we went ahead and did the work of collating the list so you don’t have to. Bon appétit!

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Mondays

Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar
Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult’s meal.
Cinzetti’s
Kids eat free between 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
Up to two kids 10 and under can eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.
Famous Dave’s
At some locations, kids 12 and under eat free on Mondays. (Other restaurants are Tuesdays.)
Golden Corral
Kids 10 and under eat free from 5-9 p.m.
Planet Sub
One kid eats free for every adult order.
Rock Bottom Cafe
Kids under 12 eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays
T.G.I.Fridays
Kids eat free Mondays (and Tuesdays)

Tuesdays

Back Yard Burgers
One kid eats free for every adult meal purchased.
Bob Evans
After 4 p.m., one adult meal purchase qualifies for one free child’s meal.
Carrows
Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal (up to two kids per adult).
Chevy’s Fresh Mix
Kids eat free all day.
Chick-Fil-A
Kids eat free between 5:30-7:30 p.m., but an adult must purchase a meal.
Cinzetti’s
Kids eat free between 5-8:30 p.m.
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
For every adult that buys a meal, two kids can eat free.
Famous Dave’s
Some stores prefer to do their kids-eat-free day on Tuesdays, instead of Mondays.
IKEA
Some locations offer free food court meals to kids on Tuesdays
Lone Star Steakhouse
Kids eat free all day, but parents must purchase meals. (Two kids per adult.)
Moe’s Southwest Grill
If an adult buys their meal, a child can eat free. No time restraints.
Pizza Hut
Buy one adult buffet, get a kids’ buffet free.
Pizza Street
One free kids’ cheese pizza per paying adult.
Ponderosa Steakhouse
Two kids per adult purchase can eat free after 4 p.m.
Rock Bottom Cafe
Kids under 12 eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays
Shari’s
Two kids meals per adult purchase
T.G.I.Fridays
Check with your local restaurant to see if their free day is on Mondays or Tuesdays.
UNO Chicago Grill
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Wednesdays

East Coast Wings
One kids’ meal per purchased adult meal from 3:30 p.m. until closing time.
Firehouse Subs
Adults must purchase a combo meal for themselves.
Jeffrey’s Sports Grill
From 5-9 p.m. enjoy a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal.
Little Bitty Burger Barn
Kids under ten years old can eat for free after 5 p.m.
Luby’s Cafeteria
All day long kids under ten years old can eat for free.
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Kids eat free all day.

Thursdays

C.B. & Potts
Kids eat free all day long.
Captain D’s Seafood
Every paying adult allows for two free kids’ meals.
The Chartroose Caboose
If an adult pays for their own meal, a kid eats free.
The Locker Room
Kids eat free from 4-9 p.m.

Fridays

Chicken Out Rotisserie
One child eats free per adult meal purchased.
Shoney’s
Kids under four years old eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Saturdays

Luby’s Cafeteria
Kids under ten eat free.
Maggianos
Kids five and under eat free.
Steak n Shake
Kids eat free all day on Saturdays and Sundays, but adults must make a $9 purchase.

Sundays

Arriba Mexican Grill
One free kids meal per purchase of an adult meal.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Kids eat free all day
Hooter’s
Free kids’ meal from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Qdoba
Kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays.
Slim Chickens
Kids 10 and under eat free
Steak n Shake
Kids eat free all day on Saturdays and Sundays, but adults must make a $9 purchase.
White Castle
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo $4 or more.

Taking a trip to Disney is expensive enough but luckily we found some options where your kiddos can eat for free in the area.

Paddlefish — Kids 9 and younger eat for free Monday through Thursday with the purchase of two adult meals. Make sure to mention the Kids Eat Free promotion.

Terralina Crafted Italian — Ask about their kids eat free promotion at your next visit.

Days Vary Depending On Location

These fine establishments also want to feed your kiddos for free. However, they don’t seem to have a nationally selected day of the week. Call your local restaurant to get the scoop.
Applebee’s
Bennigan’s
Cici’s Pizza
Denny’s
iHop
Jason’s Deli
Quaker Steak And Lube
Red Brick Pizza
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
Smashburger
Texas Roadhouse

Kids Eat Free Every Day

These amazing restaurants and hotels offer free kids’ meals every day. However, you’ll need to check with your server for specific details.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – if your little one measures in less than 40 inches they can get a yummy baby cone for free.
Cafe Rio
Chili’s
Fricker’s
O’Charlie’s

Holiday Inn — You don’t have to drop a pretty penny to feed the kids on vacation. Holiday Inn hotels let’s kids 12 and younger eat for free at their restaurants. And there’s no time restriction. That means you can sleep in and still enjoy those free waffles mid-morning.

Choice Hotels — Confirm with your particular location ahead of time, but most Choice Hotels offer a complimentary breakfast with stay.

Aston Hotels & Resorts — Aston Hotel’s Kids Stay, Play, & Eat for free program means kids 17 years of age and younger can stay and eat for free on premises as long as they share a room with their guardian or parents.

Best Western — Kids 12 and younger can load up on those waffles with a complimentary breakfast.

Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn — Children 18 and younger stay free in the room with their parents and are can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast to start their day.