Where Kids Eat Free in Pittsburgh

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(Some restaurants 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.)

girl in school uniform eating a hamburger in the restaurant
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Raising kids is no easy feat, and it's time you give yourself a little break. Take the night off from cooking and treat the family to dinner at one of the many Pittsburgh restaurants where kids eat free. From national chains to local eateries, you're sure to please the whole family with a variety of free or discounted kids' menu items. Check out our list of spots to grab a bite to eat in Pittsburgh 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 options beyond the Pittsburgh area, see our nationwide list of 50 places where kids eat free.

Skip ahead to check out the restaurants nearest you:

Eat'n Park
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Many locations in the Pittsburgh area.

When:Every day
Ages: Varies
Details: Eat'n Park offers free baby food, bibs, crackers, celery, and carrot sticks upon request anytime. Kids 10 and under can eat from the salad bar for half price, while kids under 5 eat free with an adult purchase. To top it off, all kids receive a free smiley cookie or an apple after their meal.

IHOP
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1002 Sutherland Dr.
Pittsburgh, 15205

(412) 859-0282

9036 St. Simon Way
Pittsburgh, 15237
(412) 367-2730

4656 Browns Hill Road
Pittsburgh, 15217
(412) 422-1761

When:Every day 4-8 p.m.
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Children can choose from a kids' menu including pancakes, grilled cheese, and more. The kids' entree is free with purchase of an adult entree.

Stack'd Wexford
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12087 Perry Hwy
Wexford, 15090
(724) 497-2333

When:Monday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Kids eat free all day at Stack'd in Wexford with the purchase of an adult meal. Kids can build their own burgers, or choose from a selection of other menu items that all include a side and drink.

Cenci's Pizzeria
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1686 PA-228
Cranberry Township,
16066
(724) 779-2100

11530 Perry Hwy
Wexford, 15090
(724) 940-5500

When:Monday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Kids eat free from the kids' menu at Cenci's Pizzeria with the purchase of any food item priced at $10 or more. They can choose from a variety of pasta, pizza, chicken fingers, and more.

Quaker Steak & Lube
Photo credit: Misty D./yelp.com

211 Columbia Mall Dr.
Bloomsburg, 17815

(570) 389-9464

501 Benner Pike
State College, 16801
(814) 237-5823

1411 Kenneth Road
York, 17408
(717) 767-9464

When:Monday 4-8 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: Every Monday night at select Quaker Steak & Lube locations, kids' meals are $1.99 each with an adult entree purchase. Be sure to check the specific location for eligibility times, as well as other special kid-centric events like magicians and balloon animals.

Quaker Steak and Lube Mechanicsburg
Photo credit: Quaker Steak and Lube (Mechanicsburg, PA)/facebook.com

165 Gateway Dr.
Mechanicsburg, 17050
(717) 796-9464

When:Monday 4-8 p.m.
Ages: 10 and under
Details: While other locations feature discounted kids' meals, Quaker Steak & Lube in Mechanicsburg lets kids eat free every Monday with purchase of an adult entree.

Kings Family Restaurant
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Many locations in the Pittsburgh area.

When:Monday
Ages: Not specified
Details: Kick off the week at your local Kings Family Restaurant, where kids eat free with an adult entree purchase.

Ikea Pittsburgh
Photo credit: Joanne A./yelp.com

2001 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, 15205
(888) 888-4532

When:Tuesday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Get up to two kids' meals free with the purchase of one adult entree all day at Ikea. Try the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies.

Penn Brewery
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800 Vinial St.
Pittsburgh, 15212
(412) 237-9400

When:Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Enjoy a tasty local pint while your kids eat free at the Penn Brewery restaurant. The limit is two kids' meals with the purchase of one adult entree.

Max & Erma's
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130 Andrew Dr.
Pittsburgh, 15275
(412) 787-7000

When:Tuesday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: At Max & Erma's, kids under 12 can eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree. Each kids' meal comes with a side dish and drink.

The Clubhouse
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5301 Ranalli Dr.
Gibsonia, 15044
(724) 449-9090

When:Tuesday
Ages: Not specified
Details: With tons of arcade games to play, every day is a treat for kids at The Clubhouse. But on Tuesdays, kids' meals are only 25 cents with an adult purchase of $7.99. Kids' meals include a drink, dessert, and four game tokens.

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Photo credit: Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh/facebook.com

2705 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh,
15203
(412) 224-2328

When:Second Tuesday of the month 6-9 p.m.
Ages: Not specified
Details: Join the Bavarian party on Family Night at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh. Kids eat free with an adult entree purchase. There's also face painting, balloon animals, contests, prizes, and more kid-friendly fun.

Emporio: A Meatball Joint
Photo credit: Emporio: A Meatball Joint (Wexford, PA)/facebook.com

11978 Perry Hwy
Wexford, 15090
(724) 871-3555

When:Wednesday
Ages: 10 and under
Details: Wednesday is Kids' Day at Emporio, where the "Lil Ballers" menu is half off. Families can also enjoy balloon animals and face painting.

Dive Bar & Grille
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12017 Perry Hwy
Wexford,
15090
(724) 719-2060

When:Thursday
Ages: 12 and under
Details: Don't let the name fool you; Dive Bar & Grille is actually a family-friendly joint with great food options. While kids eat free, adults can enjoy $4 glasses of house wine on Thursdays. The offer is one kids' meal per full-priced adult entree.

Double Wide Grill
Photo credit: Double Wide Grill/facebook.com

8695 Lincoln Hwy
Irwin, 15642

(724) 863-8181

2339 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, 15203
(412) 390-1111

100 Adams Shoppes
Mars, 16046
(724) 553-5212

When:Sunday after 4 p.m.
Ages: 14 and under
Details: Kids' meals are $1.99 every Sunday after 4 p.m. at Double Wide Grill. Kids can enjoy pulled-pork sandwiches, pizza, or even tofu skewers. Every meal comes with a side and a free cookie or scoop of ice cream.

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