20 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free Across the USA

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Wondering what national chain restaurants offer free or discounted kids’ meals? Kids Eat Free promotions are one of the most popular deals restaurants offer families. No matter what city you live in, or where you travel, there are national chain restaurants with deals on kids’ meals. Here’s a list of national chain restaurants with kids eat free (or cheap) deals.

National Kids Eat Free promotions

This list is intended for informational purposes only. Please confirm with individual restaurant locations prior to visiting and ordering.

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National Chains Where Kids Eat Free

The national chains in this list offer free or discounted meals for kids! Many of these locations may or may not participate in the kids eat free promotional deals, so always check with your local location to confirm the meal deal is available.

Bob Evan’s

(Tuesday only) If you download and use the Bob Evan’s app, you can receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of $15 or more. Your purchase must be made through the app the receive the promotion.

Bruster’s Ice Cream

If your child is less than 40 inches tall, he or she can receive a free baby ice cream cone from Bruster’s any day of the week!

Cici’s Pizza

At participating Cici’s Pizza locations, you can free kids’ meals with the purchase of an adult buffet. The offer is only valid for children 3 and under. The promotion is for any day of the week that your local Cici’s Pizza location is open!


My Chili’s Rewards Members can redeem rewards points for free kids’ meals at Chili’s. Join the Rewards program to learn more.


Kids (10 years old and younger) eat free at Denny’s on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 10:00 pm with the purchase of at least one adult entree. The offer is good for up to two kids’ meals, dine-in only.

Firehouse Subs

Register your child’s birthday online and receive a free kids combo with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips, and drink, or a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips, and drink. Be sure to register your child in advance. The offer is valid on your child’s birthday and the 6 days following it.


(Monday only) At participating Fuddrucker’s locations, you can grab a kids’ meal for only $1.99! You must purchase an adult entree to receive the promotion, and the meal includes an entree, a side, a cookie, and a drink.

Jersey Mike’s

(Sunday only) You can grab a free kids’ meal with an adult purchase at participating Jersey Mike’s throughout the US on Sundays. Contact your local Jersey Mike’s to confirm that they offer this deal.

Golden Corral

(Tuesday only) At participating Golden Corral restaurants, you can get a kid’s meal for $2.99 with the purchase of an adult buffet. The deal is valid for children aged 4 – 10. Check with your local Gold Corral to confirm that they offer this deal.


(Wednesday only) If you are a member of Ikea, you can enjoy the perk of two kid’s entrees free when you purchase an adult entree. This promotion is available at Ikea stores throughout the US.


Select Moe’s locations offer one kids meal for children under 12 years old every Sunday with the purchase of an adult entree $6 or more at many locations. Children can customize their kid’s meal with a kid-sized burrito, quesadilla, or taco plus a cookie and drink.
The offer is valid in-store only at participating locations.

O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar

Though O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar does not offer kids eat free deal, they do have super cheap kids’ meals. Participating O’Charley’s locations offer a kid’s meal for 99 cents!

Pizza Inn

(Tuesday only) At participating Pizza Inn locations, you can enjoy a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays. Check with your local Pizza Inn location to confirm this promotional kids eat free meal deal.

Rapid Fired Pizza

With locations expanding across the US, Rapid Fired Pizza offers Tuesday kids eat free meal deals at participating locations. Kids eat for $1.99 on Tuesday evening with the purchase of an adult entree.

Red Robin

Kids eat free, with the purchase of at least one adult entree, on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at participating Red Robins.

Ruby Tuesday

Kids eat free every Tuesday after 5:00 pm at Ruby Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entree.


Smashburger is quickly expanding across the US and offers a kids-eat-free meal with the purchase of an adult entree. The promotion is dine-in only. Check with your local location to make sure they offer this deal.

Steak n Shake

Kids eat free all weekend long at Steak n Shake for every $9 you spend.

The Melting Pot

(Select days only) You can have a unique dining experience at The Melting Pot and also get a free kids entree with the purchase of an adult entree. The deal is valid at participating locations across the US but may have varying days of the week the kids eat free meal deal is offered. Contact your local location to confirm.


(Wednesday only) At participating Zaxby’s locations, they offer a 99-cent kids meal when you purchase an adult entree. Check with your local Zaxby’s location to confirm that they offer this deal. Day of the week of the meal deal may vary by location.

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About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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