No matter which way you look at it, cooking at home is the most economical way to go. But parents need a break from the kitchen sometimes, and everyone needs a change of routine now and then. There are a lot of restaurants that have kids eat free specials, and you can always phone around to find out what’s available. Start by saving time and money by checking a list of places with children’s offers.

Before you head off to take advantage of one of these offers, just call ahead and make sure the offer is valid. Not all franchises will opt to run a special, or they might have chosen to adopt a variation on the theme. Use this list as a starting point and take it from there.

Always check the T&C. You may have to spend a certain amount or order entrees before qualifying.

Kids Eat Free Every Day

Kids Eat Free Every Day

#1 Eat ‘n Park

Teachers can apply for the Kindness Counts Program to get free kids meal certificates (in-store only).

When: Every day
👶 Who: K-5 students

Contact the nearest Eat ‘n Park location to find more details about this deal. See more Eat ‘n Park deals.


#2 Chili’s Grill & Bar

Join My Chili’s Rewards to get a free kids meal with the purchase of any regular entrée. The reward can be redeemed online or in-restaurant.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Chili’s location to find out extra details about this deal. See more Chili’s deals.


#3 Culver’s Restaurant

Every kids’ meal comes with a Scoopie Token and a certificate for a free scoop custard. Save 10 Scoopie Tokens to get a free Scoopie gear or a free Scoopie kids meal (in-store only).

When: Every day
📍 Where: At participation locations

Contact the nearest Culver’s location to confirm this deal. See more Culver’s deals.


#4 Holiday Inn Hotels

Select Holiday Inn hotels are offering *Kids Stay and **Kids Eat Free deals for registered guests only. The Kids Eat Free promo is limited to up to 4 kids meals per dining family, or up to 2 kids meals per parent.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Kids *11 and under, **18 and under
📍 Where: At participation hotels

Contact the nearest Holiday Inn Hotel for additional info about these promos. See more Holiday Inn Hotel deals.


#5 Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chão is offering *free meals for kids 6 and under and **half-price meals for kids between 7 and 12.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Kids *6 and under, **7-12

Contact the nearest Fogo de Chão location for additional info about these deals. See more Fogo de Chão deals.


#6 Marriott Hotel

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are free for kids on select Marriott vacation packages.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Kids 4-12
📍 Where: At participation hotels

Call 877-MARRIOTT (877-627-7468) or visit the hotel’s website to verify if this deal is available. See more Marriott deals.


#7 McDonald’s

Enjoy a free Happy Meal on orders over $15 through Grubhub or Seamless.

When: Every day until June 30, 2022
📍 Where: At participation locations

See more McDonald’s deals and Grubhub deals.


#8 Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Enjoy a Kids Eat Free special when you book online any room at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Call 679-650-0044 for more details about this deal. See more Outrigger deals.


#9 Polly’s Pies Restaurant

Get a free kids meal certificate with the Student Recognition Program.

When: Every day
👶 Who: Students in kindergarten through sixth grade

Contact the nearest Polly’s Pies location to confirm this deal. See more Polly’s Pies deals.


Kids Eat Free Monday

Kids Eat Free Monday

#10 Fuddrucker’s

Fuddrucker’s is offering kids meals for only $1.99 with adult purchase.

When: Every Monday from 4 pm to close
📍 Where: At participation locations

Contact the nearest Fuddrucker’s location to confirm this deal. See more Fuddrucker’s deals.


#11 MCL Restaurant & Bakery

Get up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchased when you dine in at MCL Restaurant & Bakery.

When: Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Contact the nearest MCL Restaurant & Bakery location for more details about this deal.


#12 Venezia’s Pizzeria

Venezia’s Pizzeria is offering various Kids Eat Free deals: 1 free kids meal with $20 order (code DS1116), 2 free kids meals with $40 order (code DS1117), and 3 free kids meals with $60 order (code DS1118). This deal is available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

When: Every Monday
📍 Where: At participation locations

Contact the nearest Venezia’s Pizzeria location to confirm this deal. See more Venezia’s Pizzeria deals.


#13 Wings and Rings

Kids eat free with a $5 minimum adult purchase at select Wings and Rings locations (dine-in only).

When: Every Monday
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations, such as Wings and Rings Minot, ND

Contact the nearest Wings and Rings location to confirm this deal.See more Wings and Rings deals.


Kids Eat Free Tuesday

Kids Eat Free Tuesday

#14 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Get kids meals for only $2.99. The meal includes a side, drink, and treat (dine-in only).

When: Every Tuesday, all day
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location to confirm this deal. See more Beef ‘O’ Brady’s deals.


#15 Bob Evans

Kids eat free at Bob Evans with the purchase of an adult entrée. Bob Evans kids menu includes kid-friendly meals like Little Piggy Hotcakes and Tic-Tac-Toast.

When:On Tuesday Night after 4 pm
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Bob Evans location to confirm this deal. See more Bob Evans deals.


#16 Chompie’s Restaurant, Deli, and Bakery

Kids eat free at Chompie’s with the purchase of an adult entrée (dine-in only).

When: Every Tuesday, all day
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under

Contact the nearest Chompie’s location to find out extra details about this deal. See more Chompie’s deals.


#17 Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurant

Get 1 free Lil’ Wilbur mealwith the purchase of an adult entrée at select locations (valid for a limited time only).

When: Every Tuesday
📍 Where:At participating locations from Washington (Tukwila, Tacoma, and Everett) and Utah (West Jordan and Layton)

Contact the nearest Famous Dave’s location to find out extra details about this deal. See more Famous Dave’s deals.


#18 Green Mill

Kids eat free at Green Mill with a paid an adult entrée (dine-in only).

When: Usually every Tuesday(days and times may vary by location)
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Green Mill location to find out extra details about this deal.


#19 Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery

Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée at select Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery locations.

When: Every Tuesday and Saturday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations, such as Marie Callender’s Salt Lake City, UT

Contact the nearest Marie Callender’s location to confirm if this promotion is valid at your local restaurant. See more Marie Callender’s deals.


#20 Max & Erma’s

Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée at Max & Erma’s.

When: Every Tuesday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Max & Erma’s location to confirm this deal.


#21 Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Get one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée (dine-in only).

⏰ When: Every Tuesday, all-day
👶 Who: 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations, such as McAllen, TX

Contact the nearest Macaroni Grill location to check if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Macaroni Grill deals.

#22 Melting Pot

Some Melting Pot restaurants are offering Kids Eat Free deals with the purchase of an adult meal.

When:Usually on Sunday and Tuesday (vary by location)
👶 Who: Usually kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At select locations, such as Melting Pot Tampa, FL

Contact the nearest Melting Pot location to check if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Melting Pot deals.


MCL Restaurant & Bakery

Details above.

⏰ When: Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


#23 Miller’s Ale House

Get one free kid’s meal when you buy items over $10 from the menu (excluding alcohol). This deal is limited to 2 free meals per table.

When: Every Tuesday
📍 Where: At select locations, such as Melting Pot Tampa, FL

Contact the nearest Miller’s Ale House location to find out more details about this deal. See more Miller’s Ale House deals.


#24 Pizza Ranch

Get one free kids’ buffet with each adult buffet purchase at all Pizza Ranch restaurants.

When: Usually on Tuesday
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under

Contact the nearest Pizza Ranch location to find out when they host Kids Eat Free events. See more Pizza Ranch deals.


#25 Red Lobster

Use the code LOBSTER9 to get one free kid’s meal worth $9.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée. The code is valid online for a limited time only!

When: Tuesday

Contact the nearest Red Lobster location to confirm this deal. See more Red Lobster deals.


#26 Ruby’s Diner

Ruby’s Diner is running a Kids Eat Free promotion on Tuesday Family Night.

When: Every Tuesday from 4 pm until closing
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Ruby’s Diner location to find out more details about this deal. See more Ruby’s Diner deals.


#27 Ruby Tuesday

Get a free kid entrée from Ruby Tuesday Kids Menu per adult entrée purchase at select restaurants.

When: Every Tuesday from 5 pm to close
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Ruby Tuesday location to confirm this deal.


#28 Shari’s

Use the code FREEKIDSMEAL to get one kids free meal with any online order. This deal is valid for dine-in, pickup, and delivery.

When: Every Tuesday, all day

Contact the nearest Shari’s location to confirm this deal. See more Shari’s deals.


#29 Village Inn

Kids get a free meal from Village Inn kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée (dine-in only).

When: Every Monday and Tuesday for a limited time
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Village Inn location to verify if this deal is available at your local restaurant. See more Village Inn deals.


#30 Coco Bakery

Use the code FREEKIDSMEAL to receive one free kids meal with any Coco Bakery online order. The deal is valid for pick-up and delivery.

When: Every Tuesday

Contact the nearest Coco’s Bakery location to find more details about this deal. See more Coco Bakery deals.


#31 Round Table Pizza

Enjoy a kid buffet for free when you buy an adult all-you-can-eat buffet for $10.50.

When: Every Tuesday night, from 5 pm – 8 pm, until May 31, 2022
📍 Where: At the Round Table Road Poway, CA

Contact the nearest Round Table Pizza location to check if this deal is available at your local restaurant. See more Round Table Pizza deals.


#32 Zaxby’s

Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal at select Zaxby’s locations.

When: Every Tuesday, from 5 pm – 8 pm
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At all Baldwin County, Gulfport, D’Iberville, and Saraland locations

Contact the nearest Zaxby’s location to check if this deal is available at your local restaurant. See more Zaxby’s deals.


Kids Eat Free or Cheap Wednesday

Kids Eat Free Wednesday

#33 BD’s Mongolian Grill

Enjoy discounted kids’ meals on Unlimited Salad, Homemade Soup Bar, and One Bowl of Stir-Fry. To get the discount you must purchase one adult entrée (limited to 2 kids meals per 1 adult entrée).

When: Usually on Wednesday night
👶 Who: 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest BD’s Mongolian Grill location to find out extra details about this deal. See more BD’s Mongolian Grill deals.


#34 Chevys Fresh Mex

Kids eat for $1 from the Chevys kids menu with the purchase of one adult entrée (dine-in only).

When: Every Wednesday
👶 Who: 12 and under

Contact the nearest Chevys location to confirm this deal. See more Chevys deals.


#35 Duffy’s Sports Grill

Duffy’s Sports Grill is offering Kids Eat Free perks every Wednesday through the MVP loyalty program.

When: Every Wednesday

Contact the nearest Duffy’s Sports Grill location to get extra details about this deal.


#36 IKEA

IKEA Family members get 50% off kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée. This deal is limited to up to 2 kids meals per adult meal purchased.

When: Every Wednesday
📍 Where: At IKEA Restaurants only

Contact the nearest IKEA location for extra details about this deal. See more IKEA deals.


#37 Luby’s

Get a free kids meal with adult purchase at select Lucy’s locations.

When: On Wednesdays and Saturdays
👶 Who: 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Luby’s location to verify if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Luby’s deals.


MCL Restaurant & Bakery

Details above.

⏰ When: Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday


#38 Red Robin

Get 50% off kids’ meals with a minimum purchase (valid for dine-in, to-go, and delivery). For online orders use the code KIDSMEAL50 at the checkout page.

When: Every Wednesday
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Red Robin location to confirm this deal. See more Red Robin deals.


#39 Smashburger

Get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal (entrée, side, and drink). This deal is valid in-store only at participating Smashburger locations.

When: Every Wednesday, until June 29, 2022
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Smashburger location to check if this deal is valid at your local store. See more Smashburger deals.


Kids Eat Cheap Thursday

Kids Eat Free Thursday

#40 El Chico

Get kids meal specials for only 99¢ with the purchase of an adult entrée. This deal is valid for dine-in only.

When: Every Thursday, all day long
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest El Chico location to find out additional info about this deal. See more El Chico deals.


Kids Eat Free Saturday

Luby’s

See details above.

When: On Wednesday and Saturday


Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery

See details above.

When: Every Tuesday and Saturday


#41 Steak ‘n Shake

Enjoy half-price deals on all shakes and drinks at participating Steak ‘n Shake restaurants.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm – 4 pm
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Steak ‘n Shake location to verify if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Steak ‘n Shake deals.


Kids Eat Free Sunday

Kids Eat Free Sunday

#42 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Use the code KEFOLO for online orders to get one free kids meal with a minimum $12 purchase.

When: Sunday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Dickey’s location to verify if this deal is valid at your local store. See more Dickey’s deals.


#43 Freebirds World Burrito

Get one kids meal per purchase of qualifying adult entrée.

When: Every Sunday
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Freebird location to check out if this deal is available at your local store. See more Freebirds deals.


#44 Landmark Cinemas

Landmark Cinemas is offering a Kid’s Day deal every Sunday at select locations. Kids 13 and under get a movie ticket plus a Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, and a candy treat) for a discounted price. This deal is valid online and in-theatre.

When: Every Sunday
👶 Who: Kids 13 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

See more Landmark Cinemas deals.


#45 Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill is offering one free kids meal per adult meal purchase (in-store only).

When: Every Sunday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At Moe’s Southwest Grill Cedar Rapids, IA, and other participating locations

Contact the nearest Moe’s Southwest Grill location to find out if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Moe’s Southwest Grill deals.


Steak ‘n Shake

See details above.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm – 4 pm


#46 Tijuana Flats

Enjoy a free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchase in-store, online, or via the app. For online orders use the code KEFSM22.

When: Every Sunday for a limited time
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Tijuana Flats location to confirm this deal. See more Tijuana Flats deals.


Kids Eat Free on Select Days

Kids Eat Free Select Days

#47 99Restaurants

99 Rewards members get free kids meal rewards with the purchase of an adult meal.

When: The day after the Red Sox win
👶 Who: Kids 10 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations in Red Sox Nation only

Contact the nearest 99Restaurants location for extra details about this deal. See more 99Restaurants deals.


#48 Applebee’s

Applebee’s is offering Kids Eat Free deals with an adult entrée purchase.

When: Vary by location
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At select locations, such as Applebee’s Laramie, WY

Contact the nearest Applebee’s location to verify if this deal is valid at your local restaurant. See more Applebee’s deals.


#49 Benihana

Join Benihana Kabuki Kids Program to get a free souvenir mug with the purchase of any Kabuki Kids meal.

When: On your kid’s birthday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest Benihana location to confirm this deal. See more Benihana deals.


#50 California Tortilla

Get a free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult entrée at select California Tortilla locations.

When: On select days
📍 Where: At select locations, such as California Tortilla Ranson, WV

Contact the nearest California Tortilla location to verify if this deal is valid at your local restaurant.


#51 Denny’s

Kids get free meals with adult entrée purchase of $6 at most Denny’s restaurants.

When:On select days
📍 Where: At select Denny’s locations

Contact the nearest Denny’s location to check if this deal is valid at your local store. See more Denny’s deals.


#52 Firehouse Subs

Sign up your kid to get a Free Kids’ Combo with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips, and drink. You can also receive a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips, and drink.

When: On your kid’s birthday or within the next 6 days
👶 Who: Kids 15 and under

Contact the nearest Firehouse Subs location for extra details about this deal. See more Firehouse Subs deals.


#53 Hooters

Enjoy a free kids meal per adult entrée at select Hooters stores.

When:Vary by location
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At select locations, such as Hooters Pearland, TX

Contact the nearest Hooters location to find out if this deal is available at your local store. Hooters may also offer Kids Eat Free promotions during holiday events such as Tax Day Weekend. See more Hooters deals.

#54 IHOP

Kids get a free meal from IHOP kids menu with the purchase of an adult entrée at select locations.

When:Vary by location
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under
📍 Where: At select locations, such as IHOP Carlsbad, NM

Contact the nearest IHOP location to find out if there are Kids Eat Free deals available at your local restaurant. See more IHOP deals.


#55 McAlister’s Deli

Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal at Brownsville location.

When: May 16 – June 10, 2022 from 5 pm to 8 pm
📍 Where: At McAlister’s Deli Brownsville, TX

McAlister’s Deli may also run Kids Eat Free promotions during special events such as Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. See more McAlister’s Deli deals.


#56 Mellow Mushroom

Join Mellow Mushroom to get kids’ meals for free at select locations.

When: On select nights
📍 Where: At select locations such as Mellow Mushroom Burlington, NC

Contact the nearest Mellow Mushroom location to check if this deal is available at your local restaurant. See more Mellow Mushroom deals.


#57 Pluckers Wing Bar

Some Pluckers locations are offering Kids Eat Free specials on select days.

When: Vary per location
📍 Where: At select locations, such as Pluckers Alliance

Contact the nearest Pluckers location to confirm this deal.


#58 Sesame Place Philadelphia

Enjoy Kids Eat Free specials on select Sesame Place vacation packages.

When: On select days
📍 Where: At Dine with Elmo & Friends

Call 215-702-3566 for extra info about this deal. See more Sesame Place deals.


#59 Shoney’s

Shoney’s may offer Kids Eat Free promotions on select days such as Easter, Mother’s Day, and Thanksgiving (dine-in only).

When: On select days
👶 Who: Kids 4 and under
📍 Where: At participating locations

Contact the nearest Shoney’s location to find out if there are any Kids Eat Free specials available today. See more Shoney’s deals.


#60 Texas Roadhouse

Some Texas Roadhouse restaurants are hosting Kids Night events where they offer discounted meals for kids, and/or free ice cream.

When: On select days
📍 Where: At participating locations, such as Northglenn, CO

Contact the nearest Texas Roadhouse location to check if this deal is available at your local restaurant. See more Texas Roadhouse deals.


#61 The Old Spaghetti Factory

Sign up your kid for the OSF Birthday Club to get a free kid’s meal on your kid’s b-day, and a free treat on their half b-day.

When: On your kid’s birthday
👶 Who: Kids 12 and under

Contact the nearest OSF location to find out extra details about this deal. See more The Old Spaghetti Factory deals.

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