55+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (Broken Down by Day)

August 6, 2014 by Kyle

(Updated 11/15/17) With three kids who seem to eat as if their stomach has a hole in the bottom of it, I’m a big fan of restaurants and eateries where kids eat for free on specific days of the week. I mean, heck, if you’re going to go out for a family dinner, why not go somewhere where kids dine for no charge. It’s with this in mind that I present over 55 restaurants where kiddos eat for free…broken down by day of the week.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always call ahead to make sure your local restaurant or franchise is participating as many of these can vary by geographical location.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat For Free

All the Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free


  1. Brewzzi: If your kids are 12 or under they’ll eat for free. Details: Get up to 2 kids meals with an entree purchase of at least $12.
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings: Those 12 and under can eat from the kids menu for just 99 cents. Varies by location.
  3. Chili’s: One kids meal for every adult entree purchased. Call ahead as some Chili’s locations offer this promo on Tuesdays.
  4. Fuddruckers: From 4-9 pm on Mondays, children eat for no-charge with a paying adult.
  5. Golden Corral: Everyone under 10 years of age eat for free between 5 and 9pm at your local Golden Corral.
  6. Red Robin: Kids 10 and under eat free with a paying adult. I used this one all the time but haven’t in a while. Does it still exist?
  7. TGIFridays: Varies by location, at some TGIFs kids chow down for free on Tuesdays.


  1. Applebee’s: 1 free kids meal with every adult entree. Also, if you have a big ol’ family, additional kids can eat for only $1 at Applebee’s.
  2. Backyard Burgers: Buy at least one adult combo meal and get a free kids meal. Must be 12 and under and dine after 4 pm.
  3. Bennigan’s: Dine on Tuesdays after 4 pm and get 12 and under eat for free with paying adult.
  4. Black Eyed Pea: After 5 pm, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult.
  5. Bob Evans: Free kids meal after 4 pm with adult meal purchase.
  6. Chevy’s: Must purchase 1 adult entree for each free kids meal.
  7. Chick-fil-A: Only between 5:30-7:30 pm. One child per adult grubs for free.
  8. Coco’s Restaurant/Bakery: Kids 10 and under dine for free all day. One free kids meal per 1 adult entree purchased.
  9. Denny’s: Visit from 4pm to 10pm and children will dine for free at Denny’s. Restrictions may apply.
  10. Famous Dave’s: All day on Tuesdays. Find a location near you.
  11. Godfather’s Pizza: From 11am – 2pm as well as from 5pm – 8pm on Tuesdays, all kids 10 and under get to devour the Godfather’s Pizza buffet at no charge.
  12. IKEA: From their website, “Children 12 and under can choose from one combo meal valued at $2.99.”
  13. Lone Star Grill: Kids get to chow down for no charge all day long and they’ll happily feed 2 kids per adult.
  14. Marie Callender’s: Get 1 free kids meal with each adult entree purchased.
  15. Pizza Hut: Visit your local Pizza Hut on a Tuesday evening and the kids dine for free. Varies by location.
  16. Ruby’s Diner: Kids dine for free at Ruby’s from 4pm to time of closing. Can vary by location.
  17. Texas Roadhouse: Kids 12 and under eat for no charge from 4-9 pm.
  18. Tony Roma’s: Everyone aged 11 and under can chow down on ribs for free all day long.
  19. Uno Chicago Grill: Snag a free child meal with any adult entree purchase.


  1. Gatti Town: Get a free kids buffet with purchase of adult buffet. Must be 10 or under and a limit of 1 child per adult.
  2. Islands: Kids will dine for free all day at Islands. Drop them off in the morning and pick them up at closing. J/K.
  3. Logan’s Roadhouse: Kids under 12 eat free at Logan’s. You’ll get one child meal for every adult entree purchased.
  4. Perkins: Get 1 free kid’s meal with each adult entree purchase. Must be 12 and under and dine from 4 – 9 pm.
  5. Qdoba Mexican Grill: Children dine for free all day long.
  6. Rainforest Cafe: Almost free. Children eat for an affordable $1.99 all day long.
  7. Zarda BBQ: Kids eat free delicious BBQ all day long.


  1. Carrow’s: A child can eat for free from 4-10 pm. An adult entree must be purchased to receive offer.
  2. CB and Potts: Never heard of this place but kiddos can eat free all day if you’re lucky enough to have a location in your neck of the woods.
  3. Damon’s Grill: Kids under 12 years of age eat free with an adult entree purchase.
  4. Macaroni Grill: Kiddos get a free ice cream with any meal purchase.
  5. Shoney’s: You have to be under 4 years of age to get a free meal with adult entree.
  6. Sweet Tomatoes: Children 2 or under can eat free. Not that big of a deal as kids that young don’t eat very much.
  7. The Locker Room: From 4-9 pm on Thursdays, kids under 12 can dine for free.


  1. Chicken Out Rotisserie: Get 1 free children’s meal with the purchase of any adult size meal.
  2. Millies Restaurant/Bakery: Kids eat for .99 cents on Fridays. No limits for families, so go crazy folks.


  1. Denny’s: Buy 1 adult entree and 2 children can eat for free at Denny’s. Must dine between 4 and 10 pm.
  2. El Torito: Like Mexican food? Kids 11 or under can chow down for free before 4 pm with a paying adult.
  3. Marie Callendars: Score 1 free kids meal with each adult entree purchased.
  4. Shari’s Restaurant: From 4-9 pm kids chow down for free at your local Shari’s.


  1. Baja Fresh: With the purchase of an adult meal and drink.
  2. Dickey’s BBQ Pit: Three meal options: chicken nuggets, a sandwich plate or a meat plate.
  3. Firehouse Sub’s: All kiddos eat free when an adult combo meal is purchased. Participating restaurants only.
  4. Hooters: From 11am to 11pm the kiddos will dine for free.
  5. Jason’s Deli: All day on Sundays from 10am to 9pm.
  6. Maggiano’s: All kids 5 and under eat for no-charge on Sundays. Can vary by location.
  7. Souper! Salad! All kids aged 4 and under will dine for free. All kids 5-12 eat for only $2.49. They allow two free kids meals per dining adult.
  8. Tropical Smoothie: Free smoothie with the purchase of a regularly priced Paradise Combo. Kids must be 12 and under and child must be present.
  9. White Castle From 4-8 pm when dining with an adult who has purchased at least $4.

Restaurants Where Children Eat Free Every Day:

  1. Bruster’s Ice Cream: Love this one! Kids under 40 inches in height get a free “baby” ice cream cone every day of the week.
  2. Ci Ci’s Pizza: Free chow for all children 3 and under, all day, every day. Sweet.
  3. Culver’s: Kids will get a free dessert everyday…you just gotta ask for it.
  4. On the Border: Every dang day kids will get a free sundae with a meal purchase. Participation varies by location.

Ask the Reader: What other restaurants have your kids eaten for free at? Let me know via the comments below and I’ll get it added to the article. Thanks.

By Kyle James

Photo credit to Mike Mozart (1, 2), Daniel Oines.

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10 Responses to “55+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (Broken Down by Day)”

  1. doreen on August 28th, 2014 6:29 am

    Hurricane Grill and Wings In Boynton Beach Fl on Gateway Blvd.Kids eat free on Tuesday.

  2. Mark Wheaton on January 22nd, 2015 5:06 pm

    We tried eating at Red Robin and no free kids meals any longer. Same goes for Famous Daves.

    Good news in January kids eat free every day with 1 adult meal you get a free kids meal.

    Thanks for the article.


  3. Cheryl Schaumburg on February 17th, 2015 8:13 pm

    IHOP IHOP in san ysidro, ca. Does not honor kids eat free.

  4. Chelly on May 14th, 2015 11:01 am

    On the Border, Miami FL, no longer does kids eat free. They said it was corporate.

  5. Jessica on June 22nd, 2016 12:22 pm

    Islands no longer offers kids eat free at any of their locations.

  6. Farrah on July 28th, 2016 4:17 pm

    Kids do not eat free any day at red robin

  7. Kyle on August 1st, 2016 10:05 am

    On the week of their birthday they do…gotta sign up for their loyalty program.

  8. Marisa on May 8th, 2017 3:05 pm

    Fuddruckers in San Diego = kids meal for 99 cents with purchase of adult meal on Mondays

  9. Mr Me on August 3rd, 2017 4:59 pm

    BWW is $1.99 on Wednesdays

  10. Amy on August 8th, 2017 5:13 am

    Perkins: kids eat free on Tuesday

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