These 46 Popular Restaurants Will Let Your Kids Eat for Free

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The summer months are right around the corner, which means the kids are home for the summer. This means swimming classes, camps, having the kids home all day. The kids need to be fed, and this can be a bit complicated.

Kids can be very picky eaters. Bring them to a fast food restaurant, a casual dining spot, or a fancy restaurant – no matter where you bring your children to eat, there’s still potential for an outburst of some sort, an extreme love of a certain food (that winds up in you being asked to go there for every meal, every single day), or just the too often heard, “I don’t want to eat that”.

To make things a bit easier, why not choose a place where you don’t have to pay for the food? Many restaurants have a promo going on where if they order something, kids eat free – so both you and your kids get to eat while saving some money! What’s there not to like about that?

Disclaimer: As always some deals vary depending on location (days, times, free or discounted meals), so make sure to call your local restaurant to make sure they still offer kids food promo. If you see an error from this list, we apologized but please let us know so we can make the correction.

Restaurants Free Meal for Kids

We’ve compiled a list of favorite restaurants where kids eat free or at a discounted price:

Every Day

Applebee’s – Children under 12 years old get to eat one entree from the kids’ menu for free one night a week when an adult orders a full-price entree.

Bennigan’s – This deal is for kids under the age of 12 when an adult orders a full-size entree.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Kids under the age of 12 can choose something from the kids’ menu for $0.99 or $1.99 when accompanied by an adult. Prices vary by location.

Chili’s – Kids can choose from their Pepper Pal menu with the purchase of any regular entree.

Cici’s – Kids under the age of 3 can eat for 99 cents or free at participating locations when a full priced adult entree is purchased. Depending on location, this may be a select day of the week or every single day, so make sure to call your local Cici’s!

Culver’s – Order a kids meal and get a free scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard, along with a Scoopie Token. Tokens can be saved to earn free Scoopie gear or a Scoopie Kids’ Meal – you need 10 to score the freebie!

Double Dave’s Pizza – Get a kid’s buffet free with the purchase of an adult buffet purchase.

Famous Dave’s – Kids ages 8 and under – or those named Wilbur, can claim a free Lil’ Wilbur Meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

IHOP – Enjoy this kids promo every night between 4-8 PM with the purchase of an adult entree. Sound too good to be true? Call your local IHOP. This promo is not ongoing but varies in time frame depending on location.

Moe’s Southwest Grill – On a select weekday, and when an adult meal is purchased.

O’Charley’s – Score this deal for your kid with the purchase of any adult entree.

Qdoba Mexican Grill – This offer is for participating locations and only on specific days of the week. Call your local Qdoba to find out.

Ruby’s Diner – Kids 12 and under can eat for free from 4PM-close.

Which Wich – Kids can get free or a $0.99 meal with the purchase of a 7″ sub on a specific day. Offer varies depending on location so make sure to call your local Which Wich!

Monday

Fuddrucker’s – Kids can eat for $1.99 with an adult entree purchase on Mondays 4 PM to close.

Golden Corral – Kids love Golden Corral and kids up to 10 years old can enjoy their food every Monday from 5-9PM.

Red Robin – This deal is for kids 10 and under on Mondays.

Rock Bottom Cafe – Kids under the age of 12 eat free every Monday and Tuesday.

TGI Friday’s – Get a free food for your kiddo with the purchase of an adult entree. The offer is typically offered on Mondays and Tuesdays, but days vary depending on location!

Tuesday

Back Yard Burgers – Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo meal on Tuesdays.

Bob Evans – A nice meal for your kid with the purchase of an adult meal on Tuesdays after 4 PM.

Chick-fil-a – Offer is good only at participating locations on Tuesdays (5:30-7:30 PM) with the purchase of an adult combo meal. Make sure to call first to verify.

Denny’s – At participating locations, kids can eat for free on Tuesdays (4:00 – 10:00 PM) when an adult purchases an adult entree $6.00 or more!

Ikea – Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays (you can also get free baby food on that day!

Johnny Rockets – Who doesn’t want to eat at Johhny Rockets. Free meal for your kid with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4-8PM.

Lonestar Steakhouse – Excellent kids menu and free on Tuesdays.

Pizza Hut – Kids can eat for free all day on Tuesdays

Ponderosa Steakhouse – On Tuesday nights (4-9PM), for every adult entree purchased, your two kids can eat for free.

Rock Bottom Cafe – Kids under the age of 12 eat free every Monday and Tuesday.

Ruby Tuesday – Free food for kids every Tuesday (5 PM – close). One kid entree per adult entree purchase.

TGI Friday’s –  With the purchase of an adult entree. The offer is typically offered on Mondays and Tuesdays, but days vary depending on location! Check with your local TGIF first.

UNO Chicago Grill – Great pizzas! Kids promo is with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.

Wednesday

East Coast Wings – This kids meal promo is only good on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to close with the purchase of an adult entree.

Firehouse Subs – Get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entree on Wednesdays after 4 PM (for kids 12 and under).

Jeffery’s Sports Grill – Get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree

Jason’s Deli – One free meal for your kid with adult purchase on Wednesdays.

Thursday

Johnny Rockets – Offer is valid only with the purchase of an adult entree and a drink on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4-8PM.

Piccadilly – Kids 12 and under can eat for $1.99 all day Thursdays and on Saturdays between 11AM-4PM.

Friday

Chicken Out Rotisserie – Kids get one free meal with every adult entree purchased on Fridays.

Shoney’s – This promo is for kids 4 and under for every adult meal purchased.

Saturday

Baja Fresh – Free entree for Kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult entree and drink. The day varies by location so make sure to call your local location, but the typical day seems to be Saturday!

Steak n’ Shake – For kids 12 and under all weekend long! For every $9 spent, you get 1 free kids plate.

Sunday

Arriba Mexican Grill – Get a free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult entree on Sundays.

Cafe Brazil – This offer is good from Sunday through Thursday only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – All day Sunday (including drinks, what’s not to love!)

Hooters – Enjoy this deal on Sundays from 11AM-11PM.

Maggiano’s – Kids under 5 eat free all day on Sunday.

Piccadilly – Kids 12 and under can eat for $1.99 all day Thursdays and on Saturdays between 11AM-4PM.

Steak n’ Shake – Kids 12 and under all weekend long! For every $9 spent, you get 1 free kids plate.

White Castle – With the purchase of an adult meal over $4, kids can eat for free between 4-8PM on Sundays.

That’s a wrap on places where your kids can eat for free. From pizza, burgers, and more, there is bound to be something your little ones would love! Make sure to jot down a list of these places that offer free kids meals so you can always have it with you. If your favorite restaurant is not on this list, please let us know and we will gladly add them. Happy eating!

I'm Stephanie. Coffee lover, desserts baker, and excessive shopper. Because I love indulging in all three I'm always on the lookout for the best deals out there- and sharing them with people.

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