50 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

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SAVINGS YOU CAN TASTE

For many parents, a kids-eat-free deal practically inspires giddiness. It combines two rare treats: a night off from cooking and a chance to save some money. So, here's our gift to exhausted parents far and wide: 50 restaurants where kids can eat free. It's always a good idea to call the restaurant to verify that the deal is being offered. Some offers vary by location.

Choose a Day: All week | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Sunday
(Some restaurants, such as Romano's Macaroni Grill and Marie Callender's, offer free meals on multiple days, including Thursday or Saturday. Check other days of the week for details.)

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ALL WEEK | STEAK 'N SHAKE


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: With every $9 adult meal, get one free kids' plate. Dine-in only.
Where: Indianapolis-based chain with more than 500 locations nationwide

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ALL WEEK | FRICKER'S


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Free children's meal with the purchase of a kids' beverage and an adult meal. Dine-in only.
Where: Ohio-based chain with more than 20 locations, including restaurants in Michigan and Indiana. Participation varies by location.

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ALL WEEK | O'CHARLEY'S RESTAURANT + BAR


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Child's beverage not included. Dine-in only.
Where: Nashville-based chain with more than 200 locations in 17 states

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ALL WEEK | INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: IHOP is bringing back a kids-eat-free program for a limited time: April 10 through June 2, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
Where: Restaurants in all 50 states. Participation varies by location.

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ALL WEEK | CAFÉ RIO


Ages: 6 and under
The Deal: Café Rio offers free Niño Quesadillas all day, every day. No purchase necessary.
Where: All nine locations in Maryland and Virginia

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ALL WEEK | EAT'N PARK


Ages: 5 and under
The Deal: Free salad bar meal for kids accompanied by an adult who has purchased the salad bar. Free cookie or apple after the meal. The restaurant also provides free baby food.
Where: Dozens of locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

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ALL WEEK | POP'S DINER CO.


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal per $7.99 spent on an adult entree all day, every day. Dine-in only.
Where: Three locations in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia

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MONDAY | PLANET SUB


Ages: Not provided
The Deal: Two free kids' meals with each paid adult meal all day.
Where: Kansas City, Missouri-based chain with locations in several states. Deal available only in Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona.

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MONDAY | GUNTHER TOODY'S DINER


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' meal with every adult meal purchased between 11 a.m. and closing. Includes beverage and dessert. Not available for takeout.
Where: Denver-area chain with six locations

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MONDAY | BRITISH BEER COMPANY


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Free kids' meal all day with the purchase of an adult entree.
Where: Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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MONDAY | MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Free kids' meals after 4 p.m.
Where: Participating locations in the Chicago suburbs

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MONDAY AND SATURDAY | FAMOUS ANTHONY'S


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: From 3 p.m. until closing on Mondays and noon until closing on Saturdays, get one free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Offer excludes soups, sides, and chili combos. Dine-in only.
Where: Roanoke, Virginia-based chain

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MONDAY OR SUNDAY | LAS MARGARITAS


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meals (regularly $4.25).
Where: Canal, Dublin, and Westerville locations of this Ohio chain on Mondays; Stelzer and Reynoldsburg locations on Sundays

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY | CODY'S ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: For each paying adult, two kids eat free from the kids' menu (regular prices up to $5.49).
Where: Clearwater, Florida-based chain with 17 locations

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY | MANNY'S ORIGINAL CHOPHOUSE


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Two free kids' meals with each paying adult. Dine-in only.
Where: Central Florida chain

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY | ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal with each purchase of an adult entree. Not valid with Kitchen Counter Express entrees or 3 Course Lunch.
Where: Nationwide chain with locations in at least 30 states

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MONDAY AND TUESDAY | RUMBI ISLAND GRILL


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Free kids' meal after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.
Where: Salt Lake City-based chain with restaurants in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah

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TUESDAY | MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal with the purchase of a $5 adult entree.
Where: Nationwide chain based in Atlanta

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TUESDAY | BOB EVANS


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Kids eat free after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.
Where: Ohio-based chain with restaurants in over 20 states

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TUESDAY | UNO PIZZERIA & GRILL


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meal or gluten-free thin-crust pizza with the purchase of an adult meal all day.
Where: Boston-headquartered chain with restaurants in 21 states

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TUESDAY | RUBY TUESDAY


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Free kids' meals with the purchase of an adult meal from 5 p.m. until closing.
Where: Tennessee-based chain with restaurants in dozens of states

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TUESDAY | BENNIGAN'S


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free children's meals with the purchase of an adult meal on Tuesdays at the Panama City, Florida, location. Franchisee offers vary throughout the country. The restaurant also offers free-kids'-meal specials through direct-mail campaigns.
Where: National chain headquartered in Dallas

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TUESDAY | RUBY'S DINER


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meals available from 4 p.m. until closing.
Where: California-based chain with more than 30 restaurants in at least five states. Check with your local Ruby's to confirm availability.

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TUESDAY | ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal per adult meal purchased during dinner hours. Kids can choose a grilled cheese sandwich, a cup of soup, a half sandwich, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Where: Georgia-based chain with restaurants in at least eight states. Days and times vary by location, so check with your local Atlanta Bread.

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TUESDAY | PLUCKERS


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Two free kids' meals with the purchase of each adult meal.
Where: Austin, Texas-based chain with restaurants in Louisiana, as well

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TUESDAY | K&W CAFETERIA


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Up to two kids' meals per paying adult. Meal includes entree, vegetable, bread, beverage, and dessert. Dine-in only.
Where: North Carolina-based chain with over 30 restaurants in four states

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TUESDAY | IKEA


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Up to two free children's entrees (regularly $2.49) with the purchase of an adult entree costing $3.99 or more from 11 a.m. until restaurant closing. Food options include chicken meatballs, vegetable balls, penne pasta, chicken tenders, and grilled chicken breast.
Where: Stores across the U.S.

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TUESDAY | LIME FRESH MEXICAN GRILL


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meals 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.
Where: At least seven locations in Florida and one in Texas

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TUESDAY OR THURSDAY | BONEFISH MAC'S


Ages: Not Specified
The Deal: Kids eat free all day Tuesday at the Coral Springs, Port St. Lucie, and Wellington, Florida, locations. The deal is available on Thursdays at the Lighthouse Point location.
Where: South Florida chain

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TUESDAY AND SATURDAY | MARIE CALLENDER'S


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meal with each adult entree purchased. Dine-in only. Not available on holidays.
Where: More than 60 restaurants in California, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah

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WEDNESDAY | COLTER'S


Ages: Not provided
The Deal: Free kids' meal with the purchase of a full-price adult meal ($6.95 and up).
Where: Dallas-area chain with three locations

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WEDNESDAY | DUFFY'S SPORTS GRILL


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' meal with each adult entree purchased all day.
Where: Florida chain with more than 30 locations

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WEDNESDAY | LE PEEP


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' entree (regularly up to $4.99) with each adult entree purchased. Does not include a beverage.
Where: North Texas chain with five locations

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WEDNESDAY | PENNE POMODORO


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Kids can choose any item from the children's menu for free. Limit two kids per adult.
Where: Dallas-area chain with three locations

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WEDNESDAY | ZARDA


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meal with the purchase of a $10.55 adult meal.
Where: Lenexa, Kansas, and Blue Springs, Missouri

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WEDNESDAY | HOBEE'S


Ages: Under 10
The Deal: One free kids' entree per adult after 5 p.m.
Where: Palo Alto, California-based chain with six locations

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WEDNESDAY | SERRANOS


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' meal per adult meal.
Where: Austin, Texas-based chain with four locations

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WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY | LUBY'S


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal per adult meal purchased from 11 a.m. until closing. Dine-in only.
Where: Houston-based chain with nearly 100 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi

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WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY | NEW YORK PIZZA DEPT.


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal with the purchase of a small pizza, pasta entree, hero, or large salad -- or two free kids' meals with a medium, large, or Sicilian pizza -- after 4 p.m. Children's meal options (regularly up to $4.99) include Fiori's Famous Pizza Bites, spaghetti and meatballs, and spaghetti marinara. The meals come with a beverage and ice cream sundae. Dine-in only.
Where: Phoenix-based chain with 12 restaurants in Arizona

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SUNDAY | DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal costing at least $10.
Where: More than 530 locations in 43 states

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SUNDAY | THE PASTA HOUSE


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Free kids' meals available all day.
Where: St. Louis-based chain with at least 16 locations

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SUNDAY | ARRIBA MEXICAN GRILL


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: Kids eat free all day.
Where: Phoenix-area chain with six locations

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SUNDAY | BLUE MESA SOUTHWEST GRILL


Ages: 5 and under
The Deal: Free brunch buffet from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Where: Dallas-area chain with five locations

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SUNDAY | D'AMICO & SONS


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meal after 2 p.m. with an adult purchase of a sandwich, salad, pasta, or pizza.
Where: Nine locations in Minnesota; one in Naples, Florida

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SUNDAY | SAM & LOUIE'S


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal for every $12 spent.
Where: Nebraska-based chain with locations in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, and Wisconsin

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SUNDAY | ZEBB'S


Ages: Under 10
The Deal: Free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Beverage not included.
Where: Five locations in upstate New York

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SUNDAY | TUMBLEWEED TEX MEX GRILL


Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free meal from the kids' menu with every adult entree.
Where: Louisville, Kentucky-based chain with locations in Indiana and Ohio, as well

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SUNDAY | J.B. DAWSON'S


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free child's meal per entree ordered.
Where: Pennsylvania-based chain with four locations

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SUNDAY | THE CLADDAGH


Ages: Not specified
The Deal: From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Where: Ohio-based chain with 10 locations, including restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania

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ONE TIME ONLY | CHILI'S


Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Chili's offers coupons via email for a free kids' meal with the purchase of one adult meal. To sign up, visit https://www.chilis.com/rewards.
Where: Nationwide chain with locations in every state