Dining out with your little (albeit adorable) screaming terror is tough. But if the bill is gratis, all the potential temper tantrums and literal spilled milk are so much more palatable. Hey, they’re tiny—so the bill should be, too.
Kiddos ages 12 and under eat for free at the casual Irish-themed pub on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. You might want to order a plate of Billy the Kid Burgers (which come on pretzel rolls) and discreetly snag one for yourself.
2. Chevys Fresh Mex
This California-based Mexican chain boasts more than just fab inexpensive margaritas. On Tuesdays, kids eat free all day. (They’ll gobble up the famous grilled chicken fajitas.)
It’s a well-kept secret that on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., you’ll get one free kid’s meal. Um, BRB while we disguise ourselves as an eight-year-old.
4. Cicis Pizza
Yep, every day children ages three and under eat for free at the kids' buffet. There’s pizza, salad, even more pizza…and even dessert (hey there, cinnamon rolls).
On Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m. little ones dine for free. Choose between chocolate chip pancakes, mac and cheese and spaghetti.
6. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
If you don’t feel like cooking a big brunch, on Sundays kids ages 12 and under can fill up on chicken nuggets, brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage galore—sans charge—at this national chain.
7. Firehouse Subs
The national sandwich shop offers a great two-for-one: With the purchase of an adult meal, kids can nosh for free on cheddar grilled cheese, meatball subs or turkey and provolone sammies.
In case you were wondering, you can bring your children here on Sundays for free boneless wings galore. Because, let’s be real: That’s every parent’s dream, right?
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. kids eight and under can eat Funny Face Pancakes, Jr. Banana Crepes with Nutella and Jr. Chicken & Waffles to their heart’s desire.
10. Lone Star Steakhouse
On Tuesdays, the saloon opens its doors to little cowboys and cowgirls so they can fuel up on hot dogs, grilled cheese and grilled chicken sandwiches.
11. Pizza Hut
Fun fact: On Tuesdays kids ages ten and under eat for free when you buy the adult pizza buffet. Oh darn, guess it just makes financial sense to eat loads and loads of the best food in the universe.
12. Ruby's Diner
Tuesdays after 4 p.m., kids ages 12 and under can get free pigs in a blanket, turkey burgers or PB&Js. Plus, everything comes with French fries, applesauce or sliced apples.
13. Steak ’n Shake
Kids eat for free all day every day for every $9 purchase. Just imagine all of the mini corn dogs and chicken fingers they’ll scarf down.
14. T.G.I. Friday’s
Mondays and Tuesdays are hard enough without the added stress of cooking dinner. Luckily, your fave American restaurant has got your back with free sliders, chicken fingers and pasta with marinara for the little ones.