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Kids Eat Free Deals: 50 Restaurants Food Deals for Children

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Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free
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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 a deal is being offered. Some offers vary by location.

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Shoney's
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shoney’s | all week

Ages: 4 and under
The Deal: Children eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Where: Founded in West Virginia, this chain has locations in 17 states.

Maggiano's Little Italy
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maggiano's little italy | all week

Ages: 4 and under 
The Deal: Children eat free when meals are ordered "family-style.”

Where: 52 locations nationwide.

Intercontinental Hotels Group
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holiday inn | all week

Ages: 11 and under 
The Deal: At participating Holiday Inns, Holiday Inn Selects, Holiday Inn Resorts, or Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort hotels, kids eat free at all meals from the kids’ menu dining at a hotel restaurant. They have to be accompanied by at least one registered adult hotel guest ordering at least one main course from the full-priced menu, but the deal is good for up to four children per dining family or up to two children per parent at each meal. 

Where: Nationwide — and even overseas, with some variation in rules.

Culver's
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culver’s | all week

Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Kids’ meals come with a coupon for a free cone or dish of frozen custard. And some locations will even include a free topping.

Where: Wisconsin eatery that’s grown to more than 600 sites across 24 states.

O'Charley's Restaurant + Bar
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o'charley's restaurant + bar | all week

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, Tennessee-based chain with more than 200 locations in 17 states.

Fricker's
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frickers | all week

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.

Café Rio
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café rio | all week

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.

Eat'n Park
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eat'n park | all week

Ages: 5 and under
The Deal: Free salad bar meal for kids 5 and under accompanied by an adult who has bought a salad bar meal (and it's half-price for kids 6 to 10). Free cookie or apple after the meal. The restaurant also provides free baby food, bibs, crackers, celery, and carrot sticks upon request.
Where: Dozens of locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Pop's Diner Co.
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pop's diner co. | all week

Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal per $8 spent on an adult entree all day, every day. Dine-in only.
Where: Three locations in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

IHOP
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ihop | weekdays

Ages: Not specified 
The Deal: One free kid's meal for each adult entree bought from 4 – 9 p.m. on a weekday. Dine-in only.

Where: There are nearly 1,700 IHOPs in 50 states.

Woody's Bar-B-Q
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woody's bar-b-q | day varies by location

Ages: 12 and under or 10 and under, depending on location 
The Deal: Many locations host Kids Eat Free Nights, when children get a Kids Menu meal free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Where: Around 20 locations in Florida and in in Pennsylvania, with an Arizona location planned.

Gunther Toody's Diner
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gunther toody's diner | monday

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

British Beer Company
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british beer co. | monday

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

Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria
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moretti's ristorante & pizzeria | monday

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

Famous Anthony's
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famous anthony's | monday and saturday

Ages: 12 and under 
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.

Cody's Original Roadhouse
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cody's original roadhouse | monday and tuesday

Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: For each paying adult, two kids eat free from the kids' menu.
Where: Clearwater, Florida-based chain with 17 locations.

Rumbi Island Grill
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rumbi island grill | monday and tuesday

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.

Las Margaritas
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las margaritas | monday

Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meals (regularly $4.25).
Where: Ohio chain with five locations.

Denny's
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denny's | tuesdays

Ages: Not specified  
The Deal: Get up to two free kid's entrées from the kid's menu so long as an adult is buying an entrée costing $6 or more. Days and participation may vary by location. Dine-in only.

Where: More than 1,700 locations nationwide.

Bob Evans Restaurant
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bob evans | tuesday

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 more than 20 states.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill
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uno pizzeria & grill | tuesday

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-based chain with more than 110 restaurants in 21 states.

Ruby Tuesday
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ruby tuesday | 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.

Ruby's Diner
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ruby's diner | tuesday

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 a local Ruby's to confirm availability.

Manny's Original Chophouse
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manny's original chophouse | monday and tuesday

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

Atlanta Bread Company
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atlanta bread co. | tuesday

Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal per adult meal bought during dinner hours. Kids can choose a sandwich, a cup of soup, pizza, or pasta.
Where: Georgia-based chain with restaurants in at least eight states. Participation varies by location, so check with your local Atlanta Bread.

Pluckers
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pluckers | tuesday

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.

K&W Cafeteria
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k&w cafeteria | tuesday

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 more than 30 restaurants in four states.

Bonefish Mac's
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bonefish mac's | tuesday or thursday

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.

Marie Callender's
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marie callender's | tuesday and saturday

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

Colter's
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colter's | wednesday

Ages: Not provided
The Deal: Free kids' meal with the purchase of a full-price adult meal ($7 and up).
Where: Dallas-area chain with three locations

Duffy's Sports Grill
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duffy's sports grill | wednesday

Ages: Not specified
The Deal: One free kids' meal with each adult entree bought at any time of day.
Where: Florida chain with more than 30 locations.

Penne Pomodoro
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penne pomodoro | wednesday

Ages: 12 and under 
The Deal: Kids can choose any item from the children's menu for free. Limit two kids per adult meal bought, not including pizza or salad.
Where: Dallas-area chain with three locations, but the deal does not include Snider Plaza.

Zarda
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zarda | wednesday

Ages: 12 and under
The Deal: Free kids' meal with the purchase of an $11.50 adult meal.
Where: Lenexa, Kansas, and Blue Springs, Missouri.

Hobee's
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hobee's | wednesday

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

Serranos
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serranos cocina y cantina | wednesday

Ages: 12 and under.
The Deal: One free kids' meal per adult meal, seasonally (starting in June).
Where: Austin, Texas-based chain with four locations.

East Coast Wings + Grill
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east coast wings + grill | wednesday

Ages: Not specified 
The Deal: Kids eat free from 3:30 p.m. to close with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Where: This chain has 38 locations in North Carolina, some surrounding states, and one in Philadelphia.

Luby's
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luby's | wednesday and saturday

Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Kid's meals of an entree, two sides, Jell-O, and a drink — or a three-veggie plate, Jell-O, and a drink — are free on Wednesday and Saturday at  some participating locations. Dine-in only.
Where: Houston-based chain with nearly 100 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.

New York Pizza Dept.
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new york pizza dept. | wednesday and sunday

Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: Free on Wednesdays after 4 p.m., or all day Saturday. 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. Children's meal options (regularly up to $5) include Fiori's Famous Pizza Bites, spaghetti and meatballs, cheese ravioli, and mac and cheese. The meals come with a beverage and ice cream sundae. Dine-in only.
Where: Phoenix-based chain with 12 restaurants in Arizona.

Steak 'n Shake
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steak 'n shake | saturday and sunday

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.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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dickey's barbecue pit | sunday

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.

The Pasta House
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the pasta house | sunday

Ages: 12 and under 
The Deal: Free kids' meals available all day.
Where: St. Louis-based chain with at least 16 locations.

Arriba Mexican Grill
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arriba mexican grill | sunday

Ages: 12 and under 
The Deal: Kids eat free all day with purchase of an adult entree.
Where: Phoenix-area chain with six locations.

Blue Mesa Southwest Grill
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blue mesa southwest grill | sunday

Ages: 5 and under
The Deal: Free brunch buffet from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. when an adult gets a paid buffet. Some locations have a similar deal for Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Dallas-area chain with five locations.

D'Amico & Sons
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d'amico & sons | sunday

Ages: 10 and under
The Deal: One free kids' meal with each adult purchase of a meal. Dine-in only. 
Where: Seven locations in Minnesota; one in Naples, Florida.

Sam & Louie's
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sam & louie's | sunday

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.

Zebb's
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zebb's | sunday

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.

Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill
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tumbleweed tex mex grill | sunday

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

J.B. Dawson's
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j.b. dawson's | sunday

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

The Claddagh
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the claddagh | sunday

Ages: Not specified
The Deal: From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Not all locations participate.
Where: Chain with six restaurants in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

Chili's Restaurant
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chili's | one time only

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. (Some locations have been known to offer weekly deals.)
Where: Locations in every state.