Kids Eat Free & Other Freebies for Children

The littlest members of your family can often cost big bucks, so it’s nice to know that there are still some places where kids get special freebies. Here, you’ll find restaurants where kids eat free, plus activities, and other perks for little ones.


Arriba Mexican Grill

Every Sunday of every month, kids eat free at Arriba Mexican Grill. In addition, you’ll find a clown, face painting, and balloon figures to keep them entertained.


Bass Pro Shops

Every summer, Bass Pro Shops runs Family Summer Camp, with workshops, games, and more. The best part is, it’s free! Check your local store or the Bass Pro website for details.



On Mondays and Tuesdays, kids age 4-12 can get a free dinner at Cinzetti’s All You Can Eat Italian Feast. And children 3 and under are always free. Learn more about Colorado and Kansas locations.


Cobb Theaters

Cobb Theaters presents the Free Kids Summer Movie Escape. Each week throughout the summer, a new children’s movie will be shown with $0 admission. Check the schedule at your local theater to see what films are on offer!


Cody’s Original Roadhouse

At Cody’s Original Roadhouse, kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday. All children 10 and under qualify, limit two free kids meals per adult entree purchased.



Every Tuesday, kids eat free at Denny’s from 4pm-10pm. Participating locations only, so call ahead for details.


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Sundays at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, kids eat free. You can get one free kids meal with $10 purchase per adult. Valid for kids 12 and under, and only for kids meals.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton started a program in her home town in East Tennessee to offer free children’s books and promote early childhood literacy. Imagination Library was born, and since it has grown to over 1600 local communities and serves over a million children! Check out their site today to see if there’s a program in your area, or find out how to help start one!


Famous Dave’s

At Famous Daves, every Tuesday you can get a free Lil’ Wilbur kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Check their website for participating locations.


Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs hosts Kids Eat Free night(s) but the details vary by location. Sign up for their newsletter to be alerted about these special events!


Home Depot

The Home Depot offers free kids’ workshops one Saturday each month. Check the workshop calendar at your local store for details.



Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays at the Ikea Cafe. You can get up to two free kids meals with the purchase of any adult entree.


Kids Bowl Free

At participating bowling alleys, kids can bowl up to 2 free games per day. Shoe rental is not included. Register your kids for the program online, and check the Kids Bowl Free site to find a participating location near you.


Kids Skate Free

Kids Skate Free partners with roller skating rinks across the country to provide free passes for children. Often there is an additional fee for skate rental and the purchase of an adult pass may be required. Search the Kids Skate Free site for your local rink to find out all of the details.


Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore Learning offers Free Crafts for Kids every Saturday. Check out the upcoming projects on their site or inquire at your local store.


Lego Stores

Every month Lego Stores offer a free mini model build. You’ll need to be a VIP member and register in advance to participate.


Market Street

Join the free kids club at Market Street and your kids will get a free piece of fruit each time you shop, as well as special offers and a birthday freebie too!


Pizza Street

At Pizza Street Buffet, every Tuesday night is Kid’s Night. This means you can get one free child buffet for ages 4 to 9 with every adult buffet purchased.


PJ Library

PJ Library offers free age appropriate books with Jewish themes for kids all over the country. It varies by local community program, but for most, kids age 6 months to 8 years are eligible.


Ruby Tuesday

Every Tuesday night, from 5pm to close, kids eat free at Ruby Tuesday. You’ll get one free kid entree per adult entree purchased.


Steak ‘n Shake

At participating Steak ‘n Shake locations, kids 12 and under eat free all weekend. You’ll get one dine-in kids plate with every $9 spent.


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