It’s no secret that The Free Family love to eat out, and to share a good deal, so we put together a list of common restaurants where kids can eat for free to cut down on that total on the dinner bill! I organized these restaurants by day of the week and started us off with deals that you can get all week at most restaurants in these chains! Some of these deals may have changed, or may be a little different at each franchise, so be sure to double check with the restaurant. Remember to take note of your local restaurant deals, and add them to your list!
O’Charley’s Restaurant – One free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Child’s beverage not included. Dine-in only.
Eat’n Park – Free salad bar meal for kids ages 5 and under when accompanied by an adult who buys a salad bar meal. Free cookie or apple after the meal.
Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Monday and Tuesday
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – One free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult entree. (Not valid with Kitchen Counter Express entrees or 3 Course Lunch.)
Fuddrucker’s – Kids eat free on Mondays between 5-9 p.m.
Golden Corral – Kids 10 and under eat free Mondays from 5-9 p.m
Bob Evans – Kid’s 12 and under eat free after 4 p.m. with purchase of an adult meal.
Uno Pizzeria – Free Kid’s meal for 12 and under with purchase of adult meal all day.
Ruby Tuesday – Free Kid’s meal with adult meal from 5 p.m. to close.
IKEA – 12 and under. Up to 2 free children’s entrees with purchase of adult entree from 11 a.m to close. (Don’t forget about the free childcare at IKEA for an hour while you browse.)
Denny’s – Kids eat free between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Chick-fil-a – Kids eat free on Tuesdays between 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the purchase of an adult combo meal. Locations may vary, and some charge $0.99 per kids meal.
Famous Dave’s – Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays. Some locations may charge $0.99 for kids meals, and some may use Mondays as their kids eat free day
Lone Star Steakhouse – Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays. Two free kids’ meals with the purchase of an adult meal.
Perkin’s – One free kid’s meal with each paying adult.
Pizza Hut – Kids eat free all day.
Tuesday and Wednesday
TGI Fridays – Free kid’s meal with purchase of adult meal.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – For kids 12 and under. One free kid’s meal with adult meal purchase.
Jason’s Deli – Kids eat free all day on Wednesdays. One free kids’ meal per paying adult.
Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Kids eat free here on Thursdays. Up to two kids get a free meal for each paying adult
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Kids under 5 eat free all day on Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday
Steak and Shake – For kids 12 and under. With every $9 adult meal, get one free kids’ plate. Dine-in only.
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit – Kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal costing at least $10.
Sunday and Wednesday
Qdoba – Kids eat free on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Places to check for location specific, or one time deals
Chili’s – offers coupons via email for a free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal. You can sign up at https://www.chilis.com/rewards. (Some locations also offer weekly deals.)
Applebee’s – Varying kids deals
IHOP – Varying deals – At certain times of the year, kids eat for $1.99 every night after 5 p.m. Watch their facebook page and commercials to catch these deals!
Texas Roadhouse – Kids eat free on a select day of the week. Participating locations only, and day of week varies by location.
Make sure you bookmark this list, and check out your local restaurants for deals to support local businesses as well. If you know of a restaurant deal that I missed, or if one has changed, leave it in the comments for all to see. Enjoy your dinner deals! You know we will!