A reader named Anthony emailed me with this question.
“My wife and I were talking about places to eat where kids eat free and we couldn’t find any great sites that post where and when these offers exist. In tough times, not having to buy two kids meals adds up. Any advice on a great site to find this info or maybe this can be a future page on your site?”
Like Anthony, I’m betting a lot of folks are looking for deals like this. So I came up with two lists, one for national restaurant chains and one for local eateries. Always call first to confirm the deal is still being offered. You never know when a restaurant might pull the plug on a great offer. These deals are dine-in only unless otherwise specified.
Applebee’s: Kids 12 and under can get a $.99 kid’s meal when you purchase an adult entree.
Baja Fresh: Purchase an adult entree on Monday and your kid eats free.
Denny’s: Across the country, kids eat free every Tuesday and Saturday from 4-10 p.m. You must order one adult entree for every two kids eating free.
IHOP: On Wednesdays kids 12 and under eat for free between 4 and 8 p.m. One free kid’s menu item per adult entree.
Marie Callender’s: Kids 12 and under eat free Monday and Tuesdays.
Ruby’s: One free kid’s meal with every adult meal purchased on Tuesdays. Call to check your local restaurant is participating.
Local listings of food freebies:
My kids eat free lets you search by state and city for local restaurants with offers. Definitely call and confirm details first.
Coupon Divas lists freebies at regional chains by day of the week. The listing is quite extensive, though I still recommend calling to confirm first.
Kids eat 4 free lets you search for freebies by city. I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but call first to confirm.
If you enjoy eating at a particular restaurant, why not call and ask what specials they have for kids?