As young parents, eating out at a restaurant with your family can be a lot of fun. The costs can quickly add up, though, the more often you go out.
Thankfully there are many restaurants that go out of their way to offer discounted and free meals to families with children.
As you would expect, many of the deals are mid-week when restaurants are not as busy with regular guests but there are also some standout restaurants offering kids eat free promotions on Saturdays and Sundays
Read on to discover some of the best deals that are available throughout the week.
*Be sure to call the restaurant before you go to confirm current availability. Deals may be available at participating locations only. Note that kids eat free offers are usually only available to kids 12 and under, sometimes younger, and purchase of a regular adult entree is typically required too.
You’ll need to sign up for My Chili’s Rewards and when you do, they’ll email you about the Kids Eat Free promotion. It’s one regular kids meal for each adult entree you purchase. This is for kids 12 and under. You’ll be able to choose from their extensive Pepper Pals menu, which includes items like burger bites, pizzas, pasta, quesadillas and more, plus a side item and drink!
Steak ‘n Shake
Kids 12 and under get a free kids plate. Minimum purchase is required. When they first announced this offer in 2017, it was one free kids meal per $9 spent, but it could increase of course.
Kids 3 and under eat free at CiCi’s Pizza any day of the week.
This restaurant chain frequently posts coupons online for kids eat free with purchase of a regular adult meal.
Participation varies by location and can be seasonal. Many IHOP locations offer kids eat free deals for kids 12 and under from 4pm to 10pm.
Kids 3 and under eat free every day at Golden Corral.
Kids 11 and under can get a free kids meal at Holiday Inn any day of the week. Only available to registered guests at Holiday Inn.
Fogo de Chao
Kids 6 and under eat free with regular purchase.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Kids 12 and under can get a free kids meal every Monday (and Tuesday too). Purchase of a regular adult entree is required.
Kids eat free at Godfather Pizza every Monday. Purchase of regular item is required.
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Kids 12 and under get to eat free every Monday at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery.
Almost free. Kids meals are only $1.99 Mondays after 4pm.
Almost free. Kids can get mess for only 99 cents every Monday after 4pm at Which Wich. Adult purchase required/
They have a Tuesday Family Night promotion. Kids eat free with purchase of a regular adult entree. The offer is for kids 12 and under and is available after 4pm.
Honoring their name, Ruby Tuesday offers a kids eat free promotion every Tuesday night after 5pm. To get this deal, purchase of an adult entree is required.
Many locations offer kids eat free deals on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Purchase of an adult entree is required.
Get a free kids meal at Chick-fil-A every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Kids eat free at Bob Evans every Tuesday after 4pm.
Kids eat free at Atlanta Bread every Tuesday after 4pm. Adult purchase required.
Texas Roadhouse offers kids eat free every Tuesday. Must be 12 and under. The kids meal includes a side and a drink.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Kids eat free at Perkins every Tuesday after 4pm.
Kids eat free at Backyard Burgers every Tuesday after 3pm. Adult purchase required.
Many Denny’s locations offer kids eat free promos on select days of the week, often on Tuesday nights after 4pm. Purchase of a regular adult entree is required.
This may just be a seasonal offer as Red Lobster is usually not known for kids eat free offers. Be sure to call in. Red Lobster offers kids eat free every Tuesday with purchase of a regular priced dinner item.
Kids eat free every Tuesday after 5pm.
Kids eat free every Tuesday at TGI Fridays.
Kids eat free at Genghis Grill every Tuesday. One free kids meal for each purchase of a regular adult bowl.
Kids eat free every Tuesday after 5pm at Pizza Hut. Adult purchase required.
Lone Star Steakhouse
Kids 12 and under can eat free with regular purchase every Tuesday at Lone Star Steakhouse.
UNO Pizzeria and Grill
Kids eat free at UNO every Tuesday with purchase of regular adult entree.
Kids eat free every Tuesday at BurgerFi. Purchase of adult entree and drink is required.
Almost free. Kids meals are only 99 cents every Tuesday night at Fazoli’s.
Celebrate Kids Night with a kids eat free promo at at Red Robin the first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 8pm. Kids meals at Red Robin include tasty items like a cheeseburger, chicken tenders, pizza and more, plus a free drink and sides. On Kids Night, the kids also get a free sundae, and on top of all that, the restaurant makes tabletop games available for an extra round of family fun!
Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina
Almost free. On Wednesdays you can get a kids meal for just $1 with purchase of a regular adult meal.
Kids 12 and under get a free meal and drink with purchase of a regular adult meal. Kids meal items include a quesadilla, taco or nachos.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Almost free. Every Wednesday night kids 12 and under can get a kids meal for just $1. Purchase of a regular adult entree is required.
Firehouse Subs offers a kids eat free e-mail every Wednesday after 4pm. Must be 12 or under and purchase of a regular adult meal is required.
East Coast Wings + Grill
Almost free. Kids meals for only $1.99 at East Coast Wings + Grill. Every Wednesday after 3:30pm.
Kids eat free at Johnny Rockets every Thursday from 4 to 8pm with purchase of a regular adult meal and drink.
Kids eat free at NORMS every Friday (and other days too). One free kids meal per adult purchase.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Kids under 5 get to eat free every Saturday at Maggiano’s.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
You get a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular adult entree. This is intended for kids 12 and under. The choices for the free kids meal at Moe’s Southwest Grill include a junior-sized burrito, taco or quesadilla, plus a cookie for the side item and a drink.
The Kebab Shop (TKS)
This highly-rated Mediterranean restaurant chain offers a free kids with the purchase of an adult entree plus drink. Even better, the kids eat free offer applies to Saturday and Sunday. The offer applies to kids 12 and under.
Kids eat free at Jersey Mike’s every Sunday. Purchase of a regular sandwich is required.
Believe it or not, Hooters offers a kids eat free promo on Sundays. This is not the Hooters of yesteryear. The brand is looking to become more family-friendly. If you are okay with the ambience and like the wings, this is the place to go.
Get a free kids new with purchase of a regular entree and drink.
Kids eat free at O’Charley’s every Sunday. Regular adult purchase is required.
This Mediterranean restaurant chain (also known as Daphne’s Greek Cafe and Daphne’s California Greek) offers a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular entree. The kids meal options include items like hand-carved gyros, grilled chicken, falafel and cheese pita pizza, plus basmati rice, a pita and a drink.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Kids eat free every Sunday at Dickey’s. Minimum purchase of a regular entree is required, usually $10.
The Kebab Shop (TKS)
Kids eat free every Sunday at The Kebab Shop (TKS). Purchase of adult entree and drink is required for each free kids meal.
Kids eat free at Shoney’s every Sunday after 4pm. Adult purchase required.