Kids Eat Cheap or FREE Promotions

Why heat up the kitchen to cook when you can dine out with the kids at big discounts? Take advantage of these great offers at chain restaurants to get free meals and desserts for your kids at participating restaurants!

For even more great offers, pay attention to your local restaurants for their own “kids nights” or “kids eat free” specials.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

Restaurants where kids eat FREE! -

Restaurants where kids eat FREE!

NOTE that as most chain restuarants are owned by individual franchisees, you should always verify local restaurant participation.

Atlanta Bread Company Free Kids Meals on Tuesdays

Atlanta Bread Company Free Kids Meals on Tuesdays

  • Bakers Square: free kids meal with purchase of adult entree for carryout orders with code FREESKIDSMEAL (max 1 free meal per order) for a limited time
Bakers Square Kids Eat Free

Bakers Square Kids Eat Free

  • Bennigan’s (Melbourne, FL location): Kids 12 and under eat free on MONDAY with adult entree purchase
  • Black-eyed Pea: Kids eat free on Tuesdays after 5pm with purchase of adult entree
  • Bob Evans: Free kid’s meal for kids after 4pm with purchase of adult entree
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: Kids 40″ or shorter get a FREE baby cone
    • PLUS bring your dog to treat them to a FREE Doggie Sundae!
  • Bubba Gump: Kids eat free with purchase of one adult entree (one per check) for To-Go and Curbside orders through 5/31/2020
Bubba Gump Kids Eat Free Promotion

Bubba Gump Kids Eat Free Promotion

  • Carrows: Kids eat fre on Tuesdays after 11am (2 free kids meals with each adult entree)
  • Chompie’s: Kids (10 and under) eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of adult entree
  • Denny’s: Kids eat free days (up to 2 kid meals per adult entree) – participation varies by location
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids 12 and under eat free with each $10 adult purchase on SUNDAYS with code KEFOLO (maximum 1 free kids meal per order)
Free Kids Meal at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Free Kids Meal at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

  • Fricker’s: Kids (10 and under) eat free with beverage and adult entree purchase
  • Holiday Inn: Kids stay FREE plus up to four kids (12 and under) eat FREE in Holiday Inn onsite restaurants with stay at Holiday Inn hotels (see website for full details)
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: Kids (10 and under) eat free on Wednesdays with each adult entree (see website for excluded locations)
  • Luby’s: Kids (12 and under) get a free meal on Wednesdays and Saturdays with each adult meal
  • Marie Callenders: Kids (12 and under) eat free on Tuesdays & Saturdays with each adult entree
  • Miller’s Ale House: Kids (12 and under) eat free on Tuesdays with each adult entree
  • Marriott Hotels: Kids eat FREE with stay at participating hotels (see website for full details)
  • Norms: Kids (10 and under) eat free Jr Entree from 12pm – 10pm on Monday – Friday with each adult entree
  • O’Charley’s: Kids eat FREE with adult entree (all day, every day)
  • Ruby Tuesday – Kids (10 and under) eat FREE on Tuesday nights after 5pm (with purchase of adult entree)
Free meals for kids

Get free meals for kids at select restaurants

  • Shari’s: Kids eat free on Tuesdays 10am – 11pm (2 free kid’s meals per adult entree)
  • Smokey Bones: one free kids meal per entrée, kids chicken fingers, kids cheeseburger, kids grilled cheese, or kids pulled pork sammie; valid for call-in orders, drive-thru, and carryout orders for a limited time
Smokey Bones Free Kids Meals

Smokey Bones Free Kids Meals

  • Steak N Shake – Kids (12 and under) eat FREE on Saturday and Sunday with each $9 spent
  • UNO Pizzeria & Grill: Kids eat FREE on Tuesday (1 kid per purchase of adult entree)
  • Village Inn: On Mondays and Tuesdays, get a free Kids’ Menu item for one child 10 and under with the purchase of an adult entrée
  • Woody’s: Kids eat free nights with purchase of adult entree (check specific restaurant locations for age and day of week details)

Formerly Had Free Offers (now expired)

These were some great offers while they lasted. Be sure to keep an eye on these great restaurants in case they decide to offer their free kids meal promotions again!

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Cheap

Kids eating watermelon

Kids eating FREE or cheap promotions!

NOTE that you should always verify offers in advance and understand they are subject to change at any time.

  • Chevy’s: Kids (12 and under) eat for $1 on WEDNESDAYS with purchase of an adult entree at participating locations
  • Fuddruckers: Kids get a kid’s meal for $1.99 on MONDAYS from 4pm – Close with adult purchase
  • Old Country Buffet: Family Nights on THURSDAYS (4:00 p.m. to close), kids eat for $1.99 including treats like cotton candy, soft serve ice cream, and desserts
  • Piccadilly: Kids (12 and under) eat for $1.99 on Thursdays (all day) and Saturdays (11am – 4pm)  with each adult meal
    • earn a free kid’s meal by completing the Summer Book Club (read 10 books over the summer and present completed form)
  • UNO Pizzeria & Grill: Kids eat for $1 with adult meal purchase (through 9/2/19 with coupon — signup for Uno Insider’s Club to receive coupon)

While you’re out with the kids, consider taking them out to enjoy these additional great offers for kids.

Ways to Entertain the Kids at the Table

While you are dining out with the kids, you want to be able to enjoy the experience as much as possible. Set yourself up for success with a handful of easy to carry activity items that will allow fidgety kids to stay entertained so that others can enjoy a leisurely meal together.

These ideas of ways to entertain kids are small enough for a child to carry and easily use at the table. Convenient sets make it easy to pick these up when you’re on the go or leave them stashed in the car to have handy!


What are your favorite places to dine out with the kids? Are there any other offers for kids that other readers would enjoy? Please share in the comments below!

33 Responses

  1. Courtney says:

    Great website, but where were you 10 years ago when I could have used these deals. My kids are now 18 and 21 years old. So they can no longer take advantage of these deals. But I do have family with young kids. I will forward this website to those who can take advantage of these amazing deals. I’ve been going to some of these restaurants for years and not even knew that these deals existed except for Denny’s. Which we do use on a regular basis.

  2. DH says:

    Thank you for  creating this site! I have a son under 10, and we eat out often. I enjoyed seeing many of the adult restaurants that I frequent on the list! I was surprised to see Logans and Macaroni Grill on the list! I have paid for his meals there and a few other places on the list. I did see that offers may vary at various locations; however, this list is great to have in your purse when dining out!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi DH, I’m so happy to hear that you and your son will be able to get good use out of this list of free places for kids to eat with their parents!

  3. Digger82 says:

    Nice list of places where kids eat cheap. I’m surprised by just how many of those restaurants I have never heard of before lol. The only ones I recognize are Denny’s and Old Country Buffet. Though I have not been to either in many YEARS. I have a little cousin so I think I just might take him to Denny’s. When I was in high school/college we would just go hang out at Denny’s and drink coffee all night 😉

    • Alyce says:

      Some of these may be more familiar depending on where you are located, but fortunately the wide variety of restaurants with free kids meals means that there are bound to be some nearby no matter what part of the country that you are in!

  4. Donny says:

    I’m surprised with some of these food outlets I did not know they have options for anyone to eat for free. I remember when I was still a kid going out with mom was always something I loved to do because I knew she would buy me some food along the way. Will make sure I check out some of these places when I’m free so I can take my little sister out and get her some free food as well. Thanks for an eye opener.

    • Alyce says:

      You are most welcome Donny. I’m sure your little sister is going to enjoy the time with you and the yummy free kids meals!!

  5. C says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing these great deals you can get, when you eat with children. If you can find out the day or days when they have the deal, you could get free or discounted food for your kids. I used to be in the restaurant business and I know that they need to do things like this to get visitors on the slower days. So, it works out well for both the restaurant and the visitors. 

    Wow, Old Country Buffet. That’s really generous to give out a whole buffet for $1.99. 

    Great article – I’m sure people will be sharing this on social media because people like this kind of thing. Well done!

  6. Pentrental says:

    Wow what a great topic! Feeding the whole family can be difficult at times for parents so it’s nice to know that something like this is out there. This is a really thorough list and I appreciate you pointing out that we should check with the local franchise to see if the deals apply. I really like how you distinguished free from cheap, again really helpful. I’ll be bookmarking your post to reference and share with so,e friends, well done!

  7. Dave Sweney says:

    I am always for the kids eating for free or at a discount. They do not eat a full portion most of the time, and it makes sense to either offer a kids plate or just have them eat for free or at least at a reduced cost. That is taking care of them and wastes less food oftentimes too.

    There is a long list of places that have such offers. I did not know that and since I do take the grandkids out to eat as often as I can, I have bookmarked this page so I can refer back to it from time to time. The kids will not know the difference, they are just happy to get to go out with Grandpa!

    My grandchildren do not care where they eat. They do like all kinds of foods and I am surprised that at times they will prefer a mid-ranged restaurant over a fast food place. I guess they know what is good and what is not so good. Chevy’s or Fuddruckers are places they like.

    • Alyce says:

      Kids can be picky eaters but fortunately it seems that many kid’s menus have enough options to allow children to find a meal they will enjoy. It’s even better for the parents when the kids get those meals for free!

  8. RoDarrick says:

    Now this is simply awesome of an article which I pray to God to enrich you maximally for sharing this helpful post. I never would have imagined that places like this exists on earth where kids can be treated to free meals and treats. Kids love being treated to site seeing and tasty treats and this is exactly what you have provided here. Excellent post you have here, I will try them out. Cheers

  9. My Daily Pointers says:

    I think it is wonderful that restaurants offer either free or drastically reduced prices for children.  Often the kids eat so little that paying for full price doesn’t make sense nor is it affordable for most families.  At least this way, mom and dad can enjoy a night without having to cook and be able to rationalize the cost when considering their budget.

  10. Stella says:

    Service to humanity is also service to the God. And there is so much reward in return This is the kind of stuff kids so much admire. Kids derived more pleasure when they are taken out for site views and cinema. If all this can be amazing to them, how wil they react with yummy food. I can see many restaurants listed here have these offer for a specific period and some are available during the weekend. This can be an amazing moment for relaxation after taking kids out to experience many amazing moments. Thanks for this collection. All of them are all eye-catching and am already having feelings to sample them all. Lols.

    • Alyce says:

      I agree. Kids love the excitement of having a meal at a new place, parents enjoy the break from kitchen duty, and the restuarant gets more business! Everybody wins!!

  11. Andria says:

    Oh my!

    Best rewards program articles are SOOOO relevant to me right now!  My husband and I have 7 grandkids and BOY does it get expensive when we have them over.  We just love to take them out for little treats like ice cream or meals out.  Places that offer free meals to kids are really a life saver for us. 

    Your article is not only timely, but there are quite a few places that I wasn’t aware of that open up our options quite a bit.  Ruby Tuesdays is one that I was not aware of as well Carrows.  

    Thanks for helping us save a few bucks!


  12. AmDetermined says:

    Hi i really enjoy your post and your research about many list of where kids can eat free, this is a helpful posts to cut expense, i read a book about not getting broke and one of the solution in that book is what you are rendering in your post by making use of discount in our expenses, if those money are saved in the bank it will be useful for other investment. You really work towards the name of your website its really the best reward.program I have ever visited online. 

  13. Laura says:

    WOW, this is an incredible help to my family and me. I had no idea up to four kids under 12 can stay free and eat free at a Holiday Inn. Why would I ever want to stay anywhere else ever again? 

    I love O’Charley’s, and they have a free meal with an adult entre. Not to mention that kids eat free on Tuesdays at Ruby Tuesdays. 

    I can’t believe I ran across your post. We can dine out more often now with your help. Thank You So Much!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Laura, Our family has taken advantage of the Holiday Inn kids eat free promotion. The free kid’s meals were large portions of good food, so the meal felt like an incredible value. Plus, we were so tired from a full day of vacation sight-seeing that it was nice to get a good meal without having to leave the hotel. 

      I hope you and your family enjoy those free meals as much as we do!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  14. Netta says:

    What a lovely idea, Alyce!  I am adoring your post and the look of your site in general.  It looks like a fun way to enjoy saving money while experiencing new things (or revisiting old favorites).  

    I especially appreciate your Rewards programs tips and tricks sidebar on how to manage all this stuff.  I bet it can get a bit confusing when you do it on the internet.  (I know I get all confused with the stack of reward cards in my wallet!)  

    Thank you!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Netta, Thanks for the kind words about the site! All of these goodies can become hard to manage, so I definitely like to designate a separate email address (and Google Voice phone number) for them. A password manager (1Password) is essential for me too. 🙂 

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  15. Henry says:

    Hey! I love your site! It indeed saves us money. All these promotions in just one place make your site so cool! 

    I’d like to go to O’Charley’s and UNO Pizzeria & Grill. My family loves pizza! And if the pizza is free, it’s even better.

    And Old Country Buffet has a really nice promotion, with kids eating for only 2 bucks.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Henry, pizza is almost always a meal that kids enjoy! It’s nice to have these great offers that provide a good value and keep the kiddos happy!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  16. Jordan says:

    Oh my gosh, these are awesome! I wish I had known about half of these!

    There’s a restaurant chain called Perkins… I don’t know if it’s only in the east coast U.S.A. where I’m from, or nation wide, but they also had a kid’s eat free night on Tuesdays. It’s a great deal! I didn’t realize that Steak N Shake had that deal on weekends, I will definitely be taking advantage of that now. 

    Thanks so much for your helpful list! It’s super useful that it’s in alphabetic order, it makes it easier to sift through. Good stuff! 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jordan, There may still be some Perkins that offer a free kids meal, but they don’t seem to do it regularly / at all locations anymore. 

      However, they do have a great eClub for parents and for kids! Sign up for their newsletter and include your birthday (and your kids birthdates) to get free birthday gifts from Perkins! You’ll also get a 20% off coupon just for signing up!!

      Thanks so much for sharing the tip!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  17. Nuttanee says:

    Thank you for this amazing list of promotions. I love it that most restaurants participate in kids eat free, they don’t that much anyway. This is a perfect to take the family out to eat without having to pay extra or clean up after the mess. My usual go to is Uno pizzeria. There Chicago deep dish pizza is what I always go for or their wedge salad with bacon and blue, yumm. My little nephews and our family always have a great time when we visit.

    If i’m not mistaken Dallas BBQ and Miller Ale house also participate in kids eat free also.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Nuttanee, it’s great to be able to kick back after a meal and not worry about the cleanup… no matter what, there is always a little extra to clean when kids are at the table! 😉

      Thanks for the tip on the other restaurants – I looked them up and found that Miller’s Ale House does offer Kids Eat Free meals on Tuesdays! I’ll add it to the list right away!! I couldn’t find confirmation of kid’s meals on the Dallas BBQ website, so I’ll have to get in touch and find out if that is still something they offer. 

      Thanks again, Alyce

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