When you take a whole crew out to eat, it can burn through your food budget. Thankfully, many national and local restaurants let kids eat free or at a discount on select days of the week. Taking advantage of these free meals will cut down your restaurant bills and allow you to eat out as a family more often.
Note that many restaurants offering free kids meals put restrictions on the deals. Many of them have age limits, the free meal must be from the kids menu and accompanied by an adult entree purchase, and not all restaurants participate in the deal. You should always call ahead and ask your local restaurant if they offer these family deals before you head out.
And come closer so we can whisper this into your ear: Many local and chain restaurants have free or discounted kids’ meals and don’t advertise them. You must ask your server if they are offering a promotion. So don’t be shy – if you don’t ask, your kids don’t eat free. (Check out our Living on the Cheap network sites for more restaurant deals near you.)
Here’s the list of 18 restaurants where kids eat for free or cheap nearly every day of the week: