Kids Eat Free Boston

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

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DINNER MADE EASY

Kids are expensive, and getting the family together for an affordable meal can be difficult. Luckily, there are many restaurants in the Boston area where kids eat free or cheap any day of the week. From burgers and pizza to fine dining establishments, you won't have to worry about spending a fortune to feed hungry mouths.

Check out our list of the top spots to grab a bite to eat in Boston with kids in tow for each day of the week. Be sure to check with your local restaurant first to verify the promotion, and also be mindful of age, time, and menu restrictions. If you're looking for more options beyond the Boston area, see our complete list of 50 places where kids eat free.

Skip ahead to check out the restaurants nearest you:

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IHOP - BRIGHTON

1850 Soldiers Field Rd.
Brighton, 02135

(617) 354-0999

Availability: Every day 4-8 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Kids can choose from a variety of menu items from the kids' menu including pancakes, grilled cheese, and more. Kids' entree is free with purchase of an adult entree.

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IHOP - CAMBRIDGE

16 Eliot St. #18
Cambridge, 02138

(617) 354-0999

Availability: Every day 4-8 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Kids can choose from a variety of menu items from the kids' menu including pancakes, grilled cheese, and more. Kids' entree is free with purchase of an adult entree.

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THE FROGMORE

365 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, 02130

(857) 203-9462

Availability: Every day 5-6:30 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: Kids eat free off of the kids' menu every day from 5-6:30 p.m. at The Frogmore. Any other time of day, menu items are only $6. Classic options include a green salad, chicken tenders, glazed carrots, a cheeseburger, or mac and cheese. 

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SAMBA STEAK & SUSHI

1138 Worcester Road (Route 9E)
Framingham, 01702

(508) 628-0288

Availability: Sunday during lunch or dinner
Ages: 10 & under
Details: For "Family Sundays," kids under 10 get a free lunch or dinner, as well as free cotton candy. They also have a house magician from 5-8 p.m.

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THE KIRKLAND TAP & TROTTER

425 Washington St.
Somerville, 02143

(857) 259-6585

Availability: Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: When accompanied by an adult, kids eat free from the kids menu. Options include a beef burger, fish and chips, spaghetti, and more. Ask about the special kids sundae too!

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DOCKSIDE - MALDEN

229 Centre St.
Malden, 02148
(781) 321-3000

Availability: Sunday-Thursday
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Kids eat free at Dockside with purchase of an adult entree. All kids meals include choice of soft drink or 1 percent milk, and an ice cream bar for dessert. Bonus: the Malden location has arcade games, a pool table, and air hockey. 

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DOCKSIDE - WAKEFIELD

1099 Main St.
Wakefield, 01880
(781) 245-0200

Availability: Sunday-Thursday
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Kids eat free at Dockside with purchase of an adult entree. All kids meals include choice of soft drink or 1 percent milk, and an ice cream bar for dessert.

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HALE STREET TAVERN

717 Hale St.
Beverly, 01915
(978) 922-9232

Availability: Sunday
Ages: Not specified
Details: Corn dogs, pasta, even sushi rolls -- all are free on Sundays from the kids menu with purchase of an adult entree. One kids' meal per entree ordered. 

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JOHN BREWERS TAVERN - MALDEN

7 Highland Ave.
Malden, 02148

(781) 324-8800

Availability: Monday 5-10:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: When you order one dinner salad or Tavern Specialties menu item, you get two kids' meals for free. 

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JOHN BREWERS TAVERN - WALTHAM

39 Main St.
Waltham, 02453

(781) 894-9700

Availability: Monday 5-11 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: When you order one dinner salad or Tavern Specialties menu item, you get two kids' meals for free. 

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FARM BAR & GRILLE

233 Western Ave.
Essex, 01929
(978) 768-0000

Availability: Monday all day
Ages: Not specified
Details: Get two free kids' meals for every one adult entree purchase of $15 or more at Farm Bar & Grille on Mondays. Kids can choose any menu item, excluding ribs, from the children's menu. All meals come with choice of fries or veggies. 

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FRIENDLY'S - WATERTOWN

560 Arsenal St.
Watertown, 02472

(617) 924-3068

Availability: Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m. to close
Ages: Not specified
Details: All kids' meals are half price with the purchase of any adult entree at Friendly's. Each kids' meal comes with an entree, beverage, and ice cream. That's sure to make the kids happy. 

FRIENDLY'S - WALTHAM

1111 Lexington St.
Waltham, 02452

(781) 899-5887

Availability: Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m. to close
Ages: Not specified
Details: All kids' meals are half price with the purchase of any adult entree at Friendly's. Each kids' meal comes with an entree, beverage, and ice cream. That's sure to make the kids happy. 

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POLCARI'S - WOBURN

309 Montvale Ave.
Woburn, 01801
(781) 938-1900

Availability: Tuesday 5-8:30 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: Although not exactly free, kids can eat at Polcari's for just $1 on Tuesdays. Plus they have a live magician for entertainment. Dinner and a show for $1? Sounds like a deal to me.

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IKEA - STOUGHTON

1 Ikea Way
Stoughton, 02072
(888) 888-4532

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

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TIDES RESTAURANT & PUB

2 Wilson Rd.
Nahant, 01908
(781) 593-7500

Availability: Tuesday 4-9 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Head to the beach, and the let the kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree at Tides. They also have a live magician on Fridays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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THE VILLAGE MANOR

427 Sprague St.
Dedham, 02026
(781) 407-9191

Availability: Tuesday
Ages: 12 & under
Details: Get one kids' meal for each adult entree ordered at The Village Manor. On Thursdays, take the whole family and get half off pizzas until 7 p.m.

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RUBY TUESDAY

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, 1 Outlet Blvd #800
Wrentham, 02093
(508) 384-5213

Availability: Tuesday 5 p.m. to close
Ages: Not specified
Details: Get one free kids' entree per adult entree purchased every Tuesday. Choose from pizza, pasta, popcorn shrimp, and more.

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OSAKA JAPANESE SUSHI & STEAK HOUSE

14 Green St.
Brookline, 02446
(617) 732-0088

Availability: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 & under
Details: At Osaka, kids can receive a children's size hibachi meal free with an adult present. Choices are chicken, steak, shrimp, or scallop.

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99 RESTAURANT & PUB

Many locations in Boston area.
See website for your closest listing.

Availability: The day after the Red Sox win
Ages: 10 & under
Details: When the Red Sox win, kids ages 10 and under can receive a free item meal from the kids menu with purchase of adult entree. Child must be present to redeem offer, and only one free meal is allowed per adult entree. Not valid in New York, Stratford, CT or Danbury CT.

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