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Kids eat free: List of restaurants and deals

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How kids can eat free at restaurants:

There is a great way to save big bucks on meals for kids - by learning which of your favorite local restaurants have "Kids Eat Free" or other special offers, and when they offer them. I've included a list of my favorites - be sure to leave comments below if you know of others. Also be sure to sign up for the email newsletters of your favorite spots to dine at, since they often send out great coupons and freebie offers that way too!

Important reminders:

If you're on a tight budget, be sure to call ahead before dining out - be sure that the offer is available in your area, since even some restaurants in the same town will have different rules. Most offers are only available when an adult is purchasing an entree at full price as well. You can also visit the restaurant's website for more information.

Where kids eat free:

Monday

  • Golden Coral: Kids 10 years old and under can eat free on Monday to Wednesday between 5pm - 9pm with adult meal purchase. The extensive buffet menu includes everything from soups and pasta to fruits and desserts.
  • Applebee's: Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights at select restaurants. One free child entree per visit, but if you’ve got more than one kid you can just pay $1.00 more for additional kids’ meals. Kids can choose from Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Quesadilla, Mini Cheese or Hamburger, plus sides of veggies.

Tuesday

  • Applebee's: Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights at select restaurants. Details above.
  • Tony Roma’s: All kids 12 and under eat free at Tony Roma’s on Tuesdays.
  • Golden Coral: Kids 10 years and under can eat free on Monday to Wednesday between 5pm - 9pm with adult meal purchase.
  • Marie Callender's: Kids receive a free kid’s meal with adult entree purchase. The kids menu includes Slider Burgers, Golden Chicken Strips, St Louis BBQ Ribs and Curly Noodles.

Wednesday

  • Golden Coral: Kids 10 years and under can eat free on Monday to Wednesday between 5pm - 9pm with adult meal purchase. Details above.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: On Wednesdays, from 5pm to 8pm, kids 12 and under eat for $1.99 from the kids’ menu. {Not free, I know. But awesome deal!} The kids’ menu at Buffalo Wild Wings includes cheeseburger slammers, corn dogs, wings, chicken tenders and mac and cheese.

Thursday:

  • Old Country Buffet: Ok, this one technically isn't free either, but it's an awesome deal! On Thursday nights between 5-8pm, kids eat from the whole big buffet for just .99 cents each!

Saturday

  • Marie Callender's: Kids receive a free kid’s meal per paying adult entrée. The kids menu includes Slider Burgers, Golden Chicken Strips, St Louis BBQ Ribs and Curly Noodles.
  • Shari’s Restaurant: All kids can eat free on Saturdays (and Sundays) from 4pm to 9pm. And definitely follow them on social media, they have lots of fun freebies and contests!

Everyday

  • Bob Evans: From now until April 18th, all kids 12 years and under eat free with each dine-in adult entrée. The menu includes Mac and Cheese, Chicken Strips, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce and Turkey with Mash Potato and Carrots.
  • Cici’s Pizza: Kids 3 years and under are free.
  • Golden Coral: Kids 3 years and under are free.
  • Pizza Hut: Kids 3 years and under are free.
  • 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. You can find a selection of entrees on the Denny’s kids’ menu which includes hot dogs, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and a dipper sampler.

Again - be sure to check with your individual favorite restaurants to get details. And if you have any other freebie deals to add, be sure to leave them in the comments and I'll update this list to include them too.

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