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Ultimate Kids Eat Free Nationwide Restaurant List

Ultimate Kids Eat Free Nationwide Restaurant List

Whether you are at home and need a break from cooking for the evening, or you are on the road with the family, it helps to know where you can go for a great meal at inexpensive prices.  While each state has their own individual mom and pop restaurants that feature budget-friendly options for kids, below is a list of national chains that provide free meals for kids when an adult meal is purchased!  Please note that participation may vary so call ahead before sitting down.

  • 99 Restaurant and Pub – If visiting New England, kids eat free the day after the Red Sox win so check the sports results and stop on in!
  • Applebee's: Kids eat free on a select day of the week. Participating locations only so definitely call ahead; day of week varies by location.
  • Bennigan's: Kids eat free on Tuesdays after 4 p.m.  The kids menu includes healthy options such as chicken salad, chicken wrap and roasted veggies.
  • Bertucci's Italian Restaurant - guests 12 years and under a FREE Kids’ Meal with the purchase of every adult entrée of $10.99 or more
  • Bob Evans – Sign up for their free kids club and you get a free meal on your child’s birthday!
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – On Wednesdays, kids can eat from the kid menu from $1.99 with purchase of an adult entrée (not free but pretty close it it!)
  • Captain D’s – Looking for a great place to enjoy some seafood with the family while on the road?  Join their free kids club and get a free meal on your child’s birthday!
  • Chevy Fresh Mex – Nothing like a good margarita and a free meal for 2 of your littles for every one adult meal purchased on Tuesdays. Win all around!
  • Chick-fil-A: Kids eat free on Tuesdays between 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the purchase of an adult combo meal. Also a great place to let kids unwind with an awesome play area
  • Chili’s – If you are a Chili’s Reward member, you get rewards including free kids meals, appetizers, desserts and event free dessert on your birthday.  Worth signing up for free family meals!
  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids eat free when an adult combo meal is purchased.  Also kids under 3 eat free at the pizza buffet every day at participating locations.
  • Denny's: Kids eat free at Denny's on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. (at some locations, Saturdays, too). Up to two kids get a free meal for every paying adult.
  • Dickey’s Barbeque Pit: Kids eat free on Sundays and they have a choice from chicken nuggets, a sandwich plate or a meal plate.  Great place to introduce your littles to some great BBQ.
  • Fuddruckers: Kids eat free on Mondays between 5-9 p.m.
  • Golden Corral: Kids 10 and under eat free Mondays from 5-9 p.m.
  • Holiday Inn: Up to four kids 12 and under eat free any time of the day in any Holiday Inn on-site restaurant.
  • IKEA: At some IKEA locations, kids eat free at the food court on Tuesdays. There are also some specials throughout the year.
  • Macaroni Grill: Kids get a free ice cream with any meal purchase on Thursdays.
  • Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery: Kids eat free pie with every purchase of a kid’s meal and they eat free entirely on certain days at participating restaurants. 
  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Kids under 5 eat free all day on Saturday.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill: Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m. One free kids' meal per paying adult.
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: At participating locations, brings kids in Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. for a free meal with each adult entrée purchased.
  • Piccadilly: Kids 12 and under can enjoy a meal for only $1.99 with a purchase of an adult entrée Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.
  • Pizza Hut: Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse: Kids eat free on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. Two free kids' meals for each adult meal purchased.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill: Kids eat free on Sundays and Wednesdays all day long!
  • Red Robin: Kids 10 and under eat free on Tuesdays.
  • Shoney’s: Children under 4 get a free meal with every adult entrée on Thursdays.
  • Steak 'n Shake: Kids eat free on Sundays. One free kids' plate for every $9 adult purchase. Dine-in only.
  • T.G.I.Friday's: Kids eat free Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • UNO Chicago Grill: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult meal.
  • Zarda BBQ: Kids eat free every Wednesday, all day long!

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