Los Angeles Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

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(Some restaurants offer free meals on more than one day. Check the restaurant's details to see which other days of the week kids eat free.)

Happy kids ready to eat breakfast
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Cooking at home may be the most economical option, but sometimes we all just need a break. Luckily, many restaurants offer free or discounted meals for kids during the week — and even on weekends. Check out our list of the top spots to grab a bite in the Los Angeles area with kids in tow each day of the week. Be sure to check with the restaurant first to verify the promotion, and also be mindful of age, time, and menu restrictions. If you're looking for more options beyond L.A., see our nationwide list of 50 places where kids eat free.

Skip ahead to check out the restaurants nearest you:

Girl eating chicken strips at Eats Kitchen
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17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, 92614
(949) 225-6780

When: Every day 5-9 p.m.
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Every night during dinner time, kids eat free at Eats Kitchen. Kids' menu options include cheeseburgers, penne pasta, grilled chicken breast, and more.

Los Toros Mexican Restaurant
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21743 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, 91311
(818) 882-3080

When: Monday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Monday is family night at Los Toros, when one kid can receive a free meal for every paying adult.

La Serenata
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10924 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90064
(310) 441-9667

When: Monday
Ages: 11 and under
Details: Once a week, kids eat free all day at La Serenata with the purchase of one adult entree and two drinks (per kids' meal). The kids' menu includes authentic dishes such as grilled milanesa, sweet corn tamales, and plantain empanadas, as well as classics like nachos, quesadillas, and more.

Romano Cucina
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25214 Cabot Road
Laguna Hills, 92653
(949) 380-4228

16595 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Sunset Beach, 90742
(562) 592-5552

When: Monday
Ages: 11 and under
Details: Enjoy comforting Italian classics from a family-run restaurant that will make you feel right at home. Kids receive one free meal per adult entree purchased.

Norms
Photo credit: NORMS Restaurants/facebook.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Monday 2-10 p.m.
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Get one free junior entree from the kids' menu with each adult entree purchased at Norms.

Mariposa Grill & Cantina
Photo credit: Mariposa Grill & Cantina/facebook.com

245 E. Rowland St.
Covina, 91723
(626) 331-3546

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Ages: 11 and under
Details: At this Mexican restaurant, kids eat free three days a week. Stop by to get a free kids' meal with every adult meal purchased.

Original Roadhouse Grill
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7391 Carson Blvd.
Long Beach, 90808
(562) 377-5952

15156 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, 90603
(562) 945-7796

When: Tuesday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Kids eat free once a week at Original Roadhouse Grill. Plus, they can always enjoy complimentary peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.

The Loft Hawaiian Restaurant
Photo credit: The Loft Hawaiian Restaurant/facebook.com

3160 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Torrance, 90505
(424) 390-5638

2210 W. Artesia Blvd.
Torrance, 90504
(310) 217-1000

When: Tuesday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: For a taste of something a little different, head to The Loft for enticing Hawaiian fare. Kids can choose a free meal from the "keiki" menu, which includes island-style fried chicken, chicken katsu, and chicken teriyaki.

Ikea L.A.
Photo credit: Kelly K./yelp.com

20700 S. Avalon Blvd.
Carson, 90746

600 S. Ikea Way
Burbank, 91502
(888) 888-4532

When: Tuesday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Get two free kids' meals at Ikea with the purchase of one adult entree. Go with the classic Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries for a true Scandinavian experience.

Ruby's Diner
Photo credit: Ruby's Diner/facebook.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Tuesday 4 p.m. to close
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Every Tuesday night is family night at Ruby's Diner, which offers one free kids' meal for every adult entree purchased.

Marie Callender's apple pie
Photo credit: Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery/yelp.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Tuesday and Saturday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: At Marie Callender's, get one meal from the kids' menu per adult entree purchased. Bonus: Each kids' meal comes with a slice of pie.

Cafe 50's
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11623 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90025
(310) 479-1955

When: Wednesday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Celebrate Pee-Wee Wednesdays at Cafe 50's, where children get a free meal with each adult meal purchased. The expansive kids' menu includes burgers, corn dogs, and chicken strips, as well as breakfast for dinner.

The Small Cafe
Photo credit: The Small Cafe, Naples/facebook.com

5656 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, 90803
(562) 434-0226

When: Wednesday after 5 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details:Thislocal cafe serves home-style favorites and features a dinner special every night of the week. On Wednesdays, get one free kids' meal for each adult entree purchased.

El Segundo Fish Co.
Photo credit: El Segundo Fish Co/facebook.com

210 E. Grand Ave.
El Segundo, 90245
(310) 648-7222

When: Wednesday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Kids can get one free meal per adult entree at El Segundo Fish Co. Options include fish 'n' chips, popcorn shrimp, pasta, and more.

Watermans
Photo credit: Keila N./yelp.com

22 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, 90254
(310) 372-4462

When: Wednesday until 5 p.m.
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Located on Hermosa Beach Pier, this is a great spot to take the family for lunch, with free meals for kids and Hawaiian lunch plate specials for adults.

Maria's Italian Kitchen
Photo credit: Maria's Italian Kitchen/facebook.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Wednesday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Enjoy neighborhood Italian food with a little something for everyone at Maria's Italian Kitchen. Kids can get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree (limit two children per family per check).

Gladstone's
Photo credit: Jennifer B./yelp.com

330 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, 90802
(562) 432-8588

When: Thursday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Receive a complimentary kids' meal with any purchase of an adult meal at Gladstone's. Kids' meals include a beverage, main course, vanilla ice cream, and a balloon.

Mama's on 39
Photo credit: Mama's on 39/facebook.com

21022 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, 92648
(714) 374-1166

When: Thursday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Kids eat for free all day and night every Thursday at Mama's on 39. Children can choose a free meal from the Lil' Rascals menu for each adult entree ordered.

Steak 'n Shake
Photo credit: Steak 'n Shake/facebook.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Saturday and Sunday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Kids eat free all weekend at participating Steak 'N Shake locations. Get one free kids' plate for every $9 you spend (dine-in only).

Pizza from Taste at the Palisades
Photo credit: Joy W./yelp.com

538 Palisades Dr.
Pacific Palisades, 90272
(310) 459-9808

When: Sunday
Ages: Not specified
Details: Mark your calendar for the weekly Sunday Family Pizza Party at Taste at the Palisades. Customers who buy any large gourmet pizza receive up to two kids' pizzettas for free.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Miami
Photo credit: Dickey's Barbecue Pit Miami, FL/facebook.com

Many locations in the Los Angeles area.

When: Sunday
Ages: Not specified
Details: If you're in the mood for barbecue, Dickey's is the place to be on Sundays. Kids get a free meal from the children's menu, including a drink, with the purchase of an adult meal.

Rush Street
Photo credit: Sarah B./yelp.com

9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, 90232
(310) 837-9546

When: Sunday and Monday 5-10 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: Inspired by the famous Chicago street, this restaurant offers a diverse menu and cool events all week long, including kids-eat-free nights.

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