Kids Eat Free at These 46 Popular Restaurants (IHOP, Red Robin, Denny’s)

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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 including IHOP, Red Robin and Denny’s where kids eat for free or at a discounted price:

Every Day

Applebee’s

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

Bennigan’s

This Bennigan’s 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 so make sure to check with your local B-dubs.

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 Double Dave’s 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 these Ihop kids eat free 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 Moe’s meal is purchased.

O’Charley’s

Score this deal for your kid at O’Charley’s 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 here at Ruby’s Diner 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!

Kids Eat Free Monday

Fuddrucker’s

Kids love Fudrucker’s and they 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 Red Robin kids eat free deal is for kids 10 and under on Mondays.

Rock Bottom Cafe

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

TGI Friday’s

Get free food at Friday’s 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!

Kids Eat Free 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 at Bob Evans after 4 PM.

Chick-fil-a

Offer is good only at participating Chick-fil-a 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 Denny’s 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

Lonestar has an excellent kids menu and it’s free on Tuesdays.

Pizza Hut

Kids can eat for free all day on Tuesdays at Pizza Hut.

Ponderosa Steakhouse

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

Rock Bottom Cafe

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

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday has 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 at UNO’s! Kids promo is with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.

Kids Eat Free 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 at Firehouse 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 at Jason’s Deli.

Kids Eat Free 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 at Piccadilly for $1.99 all day Thursdays and on Saturdays between 11AM-4PM.

Kids Eat Free Friday

Chicken Out Rotisserie

Kids get one free meal with every adult entree purchased on Fridays.

Shoney’s

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

Kids Eat Free Saturday

Baja Fresh

Free Baja Fresh 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

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

Kids Eat Free Sunday

Arriba Mexican Grill

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

Cafe Brazil

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

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

All-day Sunday offer at Dickey’s (including drinks, what’s not to love!)

Hooters

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

Maggiano’s

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

Piccadilly

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

Steak n’ Shake

Kids 12 and under enjoy all weekend long at Steak n’ Shake! 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 at White Castle 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 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. Enjoy the free meal and 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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