Taking the whole family out to eat can get expensive in a hurry. The same little ones that say they simply can't stomach another bite of vegetables will eat like linebackers at restaurants! But having kids doesn't mean you have to break the bank when eating out. That's because “kids eat free” deals are one of the most popular restaurant promotions around. The only tricky part is keeping up with the restaurants that offer these deals–and when they offer them. Fortunately, that's where we come in! Welcome to the EatDrinkDeals Ultimate Guide to Kids Eat Free Restaurant Deals.
In our guide, each deal is listed by the name of the restaurant, followed by the kids eat free deal, and the requirements to redeem. For example, kids eat free deals are often available only on specific days, and you'll generally need to purchase an adult entrée to get a free kids meal. We only share kids eat free deals we've been able to verify with a reliable source, such as a restaurant's website or social media pages. We won't post deals that we can't verify, but please note that some restaurant locations may not participate in the offer.
Which kids eat free specials are your favorites? Did we miss any? If so, get in touch to let us know!
Kids Eat Free Deals – In Alphabetical Order
Kids eat free every Monday at Arooga's with the purchase of an adult entree. Offer available for dine-in only. Arooga's shared the deal on their Facebook page. Check out our story on Arooga's for more deals and specials, like Wednesday Wing Night!
Beef ‘O' Brady's
Kids meals are just $3.49 all day every Tuesday at Beef ‘O' Brady's. It might not be free, but it does include a side, drink, and treat for a great price. Offer available for kids 12 and under; valid for dine-in only. Beef ‘O'Brady's shared the deal on their Specials page.
Bob Evans has a kids eat free deal every Tuesday. Get one free Kids Meal when you spend $15 before tax in the Bob Evans mobile app on Tuesdays. Limit one offer per customer. Bob Evans announced the kids eat free deal on their page about the Bob Evans mobile app.
Read up on other ongoing specials and available coupons in our article about Bob Evans Coupons & Meal Deals.
Bruster's Ice Cream
Keep your little ones chillin' with a free Baby Cone at Bruster's! Anyone under 40 inches tall is eligible for this offer any day of the week. To learn more, visit the Bruster's Promotions page.
Carolina Ale House
Every Tuesday is Kids Night at Carolina Ale House. Starting at 5 PM, kids 10 and under eat for only $0.99 with the purchase of any entrée. Note that this offer is dine-in only. For more information, visit the Carolina Ale House Kids Night page.
Chevys Fresh Mex has a kids special available all day every Wednesday. Each adult entrée purchased gets kids 12 and under a kids meal for $1. It's not quite free, but it's a great value for just $1. The chain announced the deal on the Chevys Specials page.
Cotton Patch Cafe
Get a free kids meal at Cotton Patch Cafe every Thursday with a minimum $10 adult entrée purchase. Offer valid for dine-in only. Cotton Patch Cafe shared the deal on their Facebook page.
Kids 10 and under eat free after 4 PM on Mondays at Cowboy Chicken. Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Offer good for delivery, pick-up, or curbside orders. Cowboy Chicken shared the deal on their Kids Corral page. Read up on more family meal deals in our Cowboy Chicken article!
At Denny's, kids eat free when you purchases an adult entrée of $6 or more. Good at participating locations; call your local Denny's ahead of time to confirm they're taking part. Restrictions may apply. Denny's announced the special on their Rewards page.
Dickey's BBQ has a kids eat free deal on Sundays. Offer good in-store or online, including through the Dickey's app. Use code KEFOLO at checkout. More details can be found in this press release from Dickey's.
Interested in other great deals at Dickey's BBQ? Get them all in our Dickey's article!
East Coast Wings + Grill
East Coast Grill announced on Facebook that kids eat for $1.99 with the purchase on an entrée on Wednesdays. Keep an eye on our East Coast Wings article for future wings deals!
Kids can use their smarts to earn free food at El Fenix Mexican Restaurants. When schools enroll in El Fenix's Honor Roll Program, their Honor Roll students in grades 1 – 5 can receive a certificate and a free kids meal–no purchase necessary! El Fenix shared the program details on their Community page.
Freebirds World Burrito
Kids 12 and under eat for free at Freebirds every Sunday. Get a free kids meal for each purchase of a qualifying adult entrée. Available at participating locations. Freebirds announced the deal on their homepage.
Huddle House has free kids meals every Monday and Tuesday. Get one free kids meal with each adult entrée purchase of $6 or more. Huddle House announced the deal on their Facebook page.
Get two kids entrées for free with the purchase of an adult entrée on Wednesdays at the IKEA Restaurant. Offer only valid at US IKEA locations with Swedish Restaurants. IKEA shared the deal and other weekly specials on their IKEA Food page.
Kids eat free on Wednesdays and Saturdays at participating Luby's locations. Kids 12 and under get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Luby's shared the offer on their Kids page.
Kids 10 and under eat free at Luna Grill every Monday – Thursday in April 2023! Get a free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in only. Luna Grill shared the offer on their Instagram page.
Level up your fun! Kids under 12 eat free all day every Tuesday at Main Event. Offer valid with purchase of a menu item for $11.99 or more. Main Event announced the offer on their Specials page.
Some Marie Callender's locations have a kids eat free deal on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays. To find out if your local restaurant and bakery offers the deal, select Location Details on the Marie Callender's locations map.
Max & Erma's
Max & Erma's has a kids eat free deal on Tuesdays. Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Visit our Max & Erma's article for more details.
Miller's Ale House
Get a free kids meal with the purchase of a $10+ menu item (excluding alcohol) on Tuesdays at Miller's Ale House. Get up to 2 free kids meals per table.
Miller's has lots of great deals! Visit our EatDrinkDeals Miller's Ale House story to get the scoop.
O'Charley's announced that kids eat free every Wednesday in March 2023. Get one free kids entrée for each adult entrée purchased. Dine-in only; not valid with other offers. Available at participating locations only. O'Charley's shared the deal on their Facebook page, so keep your eye out for future announcements.
Thursday is Kids Day at Piccadilly. Get up to two kids meals for $1.99 each for kids 12 an under with each adult entrée purchase. Offer valid for dine-in only. Read our article on deals at Piccadilly for more details!
Kids can enjoy the Pizza Ranch buffet for free on Tuesday nights at most Pizza Ranch locations! Requires the purchase of an Adult Buffet at regular price. Pizza Ranch shared the deal on their Kids Eat Free page, where you can find out if your local Pizza Ranch is participating in the offer.
Get 50% off kids meals on Wednesdays at Red Robin. Dine-in orders even include free refills of Bottomless sides and drinks! That's already a lot of value–and now it's half off every Wednesday. For online orders, use the promo code KIDSMEAL50. Get more details on Red Robin's website.
Kids 10 and under eat free at Ruby Tuesday every Friday. Offer available with the purchase of an adult entrée; good for dine-in and online orders. Ruby Tuesday announced the special on their Daily Deals page.
Want more Ruby Tuesday deals? Check out our Ruby Tuesday story!
Kids eat free at Shari's all day every Tuesday. Get a free kids meal with any dine-in order on Tuesday. Cannot be combined with other offers. Shari's announced the offer on their Specials page. Check out our Shari's article for more deals.
Kids 12 and under can score a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal every Wednesday at Smashburger. Offer valid in-store only. Find a participating location and more details on the Smashburger Deals page.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill
Join the UNO Extras program via the UNO app to get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée every Tuesday! UNO shared the announcement on their Facebook page. Joining UNO Extras will net you a free individual pizza and let you start earning rewards. Find other great pizza deals in our UNO article!