How To Eat Free: Kids Eat Free Deals for Each Day of the Week

by How To Mommy on 03.15.11


One of my loyal readers gave me a great idea for a helpful post after having dinner at an Applebees.  She thought it would be great to compile a list of places on how to eat free with kids meals and I couldn’t agree more!

Who doesn’t love a free meal?

Luckily for me, several great websites have done the legwork for me, so here are a list of national restaurants, as well as a few local to Omaha, that offer free (or $ .99) kid meals, based on the night of the week.

Not all locations may offer these deals so be sure to call ahead to see if your location does!

Monday

  • Applebees – At Applebees kids eat for free on Mondays. There is 1 free kids’ meal for each adult entree purchase. Additional kids are $1.00.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – On Mondays, from 5pm to 8pm kids 12 and under eat for .99 from the kids’ menu at Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • Fuddruckers – Kids 12 and under can eat for .99 from the kids’ menu from 4pm to 9pm on Mondays (and Tuesdays) at Fuddruckers.
  • Golden Corral – Children 10 and under eat free from 5pm to 9pm on Monday’s at Golden Corral. This is limited to 2 kids per 1 adult.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Jason’s Deli – Kids eat free at Jason’s Deli all day on Sundays at some locations and on Mondays at others. Call your local Jason’s Deli before you go!
  • Quizno’s – Kids 12 and under get one free Kidz Meal with the purchase of an Adult Entree.
  • Paradise Bakery – Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 10 PM, you get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Spaghetti Works (NE & IA) – On Monday nights, kids 11 and under eat free.
  • Summer Kitchen Cafe (NE) – Monday and Tuesday nights, kids will eat for free with purchase of adult entree.
  • TGI Friday’s – On Mondays and Tuesdays kids 3 and under eat for free at TGI Friday’s.

Tuesday

  • Backyard Burger – Kids eat free at Backyard Burger on Tuesday (and Thursday!). For each adult combo purchased, you get a free kids’ meal from 4pm until close.
  • Bennigan’s – At Bennigan’s kids eat free on Tuesdays. One adult entree is required.
  • Chick-fil-A – At participating locations, kids can eat a free kids’ meal at Chick-fil-A on Tuesdays for Family Fun Night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There is a limit of 1 free kid’s meal per adult combo meal purchased.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Fazoli’s – From 5pm to 8pm on Tuesdays kids eat for .99 (12 and under) from the kids’ menu.
  • Godfather’s Pizza – From 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, kids 10 and under at for free from the Godfather’s Pizza buffet.
  • Hector’s (NE) – Lunch and Dinner, one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchased.
  • Paradise Bakery – Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 10 PM, you get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Kids eat free at Perkins all day on Tuesdays.
  • Texas Roadhouse – On Tuesdays (may be Mondays at some locations), kids 12 and under eat free at Texas Roadhouse.
  • TGI Friday’s – On Mondays and Tuesdays kids 3 and under eat for free at TGI Friday’s.
  • Tony Roma’s – Kids 12 and under eat free at Tony Roma’s on Tuesdays.
  • Valentino’s (NE, ND, MN, SD, IA & KS) – Kids meals are only $ .99 with the purchase of an adult entree.

Wednesday

  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Paradise Bakery – Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 10 PM, you get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Pepperjax Grill (NE & KS)- From 5 PM – 9 PM on Wednesdays you get two free kids meals per adult entree purchased.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Kids eat free at Qdoba Mexican Grills only on Wednesdays at some locations and only on Sundays at some locations. Check with your local location to see which day of the week kids eat free at your Qdoba’s.
  • Quizno’s – Kids 12 and under get one free Kidz Meal with the purchase of an Adult Entree.
  • Rainforest Cafe – Kids can eat for $1.99 on Wednesday evenings at Rainforest Cafe.

Thursday

  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Paradise Bakery – Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 10 PM, you get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Friday

  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Paradise Bakery – Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 10 PM, you get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Saturday

  • Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations frequently have where older kids can eat for free on certain nights – check with your nearest location!
  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Steak n’ Shake – On Saturdays (and Sundays) kids can eat free at Steak n’ Shake. You get one kids’ combo for free with a purchase of an adult entree of $9 (excluding drink or shake) or more. This is valid for dine in only.

Sunday

  • Denny’s – Kids can eat free at Denny’s on select nights from 4pm to 10pm at participating Denny’s. Apparently, each location offers the kids eat free promotion on different nights. This deal is limited to kids 10 and under and is limited to 2 free entrees per one regularly purchased adult entree.
  • Hooters – Kids eat free at Hooters all day long on Sundays.
  • IHOP – Everyday kids eat free at IHOP if they are 12 and under. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entree purchased from 4pm to 8pm. 
  • Jason’s Deli – Kids eat free at Jason’s Deli all day on Sundays at some locations and on Mondays at others. Call your local Jason’s Deli before you go!
  • La Mesa Mexican Restaurant – 12 and under kids eat almost for free at La Mesa Mexican Restaurant (KS, NE, MO) – the kid’s menu items are 1 penny.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Kids eat free at Qdoba Mexican Grills only on Sundays at some locations and only on Wednesdays at some locations. Check with your local location to see which day of the week kids eat free at your Qdoba’s.

Also, if you’re interested in more local restaurants, check out this great website – Kids Meal Deals.  This site allows you to plug in your city and which day of the week you want to find the deal.

If there are restaurants you frequent for free or $ .99 kids meals that I’m missing or you have learned other ways how to eat eat free, please let me know!  🙂

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bailey March 15, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I love the way you divided by days of the week. It is a great post to refer back to when you need a list.

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2 How To Mommy March 15, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Thank you so much, Bailey! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

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3 Melanie December 30, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I’m going to have to print this list and put it on my fridge! Also on Sunday at Charleston’s kids eat free!!! So glad to be following you now. Thank you for popping by my blog.

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4 How To Mommy December 30, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I LOVE Charleston’s! Thanks!

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5 Rachelle January 1, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I’m a new follower from the new years blog hop. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Feel free to stop by and say hello sometime!

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6 Cathy July 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Great list! Very helpful for when we want to go out but don’t want to break the bank. My family loves Sizzler and kids 3 and under eat free all the time!

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7 Danielle March 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Thanks for the great list. Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Chevys. Found this out by accident last week. I’m not sure how long it lasts or if it is every Tuesday!

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8 Susan July 7, 2015 at 11:37 AM

We have a restaurant named Ryan’s in Maryland and they have kids eat free on Thursdays.

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