Kids Eat Free Restaurants Offer Great Family Deals

by Stacey Doyle on November 11, 2009

Want to know how to eat out for less?

If you can’t afford to go out, you’re not alone. Families are spending more time at home instead of going out in order to save money. Big business has taken notice of this trend, and some major retailers and restaurant chains feeling the pinch have responded by offering free deals to bring families out more often. It worked for us! Last weekend we enjoyed dinner for a family of four for under $15. For me, that’s the cost of making a decadent dinner and dessert at home except that I didn’t have to do all the work. You no longer need to cook at home to avail of cheap meals. Check out these latest deals and savings for families:

“Kids Eat Free” Restaurants Offer Great Family Deals

Kids Eat Free Restaurants

Boston Market: Kids Eat Free On Saturday and Sunday

We did our first round of holiday shopping last weekend because I needed Thanksgiving cards for family who live far away. I was too tired to cook so we stopped at Boston Market on the way home. We were delighted to discover that two kids can eat free with an adult at Boston Market on both Saturdays and Sundays. Kids are entitled to a children’s meal of turkey, chicken, meatloaf or mac and cheese with a side and beverage. Boston Market will offer this delicious deal until January 31, 2010. Our family knows where we will be dining every weekend for the next couple of months!

Denny’s: Kids Eat Free On Tuesday Nights

Denny’s offers free meals for kids on Tuesday nights from 4 pm to 10 pm at participating restaurants. If you’re running from soccer practice to ballet lessons with no time to cook, stop at Denny’s where kids eat free on Tuesdays. Some locations also offer free meals for kids on Saturday nights from 4 pm to 10 pm. With plenty of tasty selections, the entire family can eat for under $20 when you take advantage of this great dinner deal at Denny’s.

Ground Round: Pay A Penny Per Pound Or Eat Free

Each Ground Round location has its own family promotions. Some offer a deal to pay a penny per pound for a kid’s meal between 10 am and 2 pm everyday. Other locations let you “buy an adult meal to get a free kid’s meal daily”. At our local Ground Round, kids eat free on Tuesday nights. They also have a “buy one burger, get one free” deal on Sunday nights which means that four people can eat for the price of two. Call the Ground Round in your neighborhood to find out when your family can get free food.

Best Friends of Friendly’s

Do your kids love ice cream? Join the new club online called Best Friends of Friendly’s, and get a free three scoop sundae for enrolling. The sundae is free with the purchase of any adult entree. You also get birthday offers for your family, information on special money-saving events, newsletters and announcements. I signed up because ice cream is a sweet deal around here!

Kids Eat Free Everyday At Piccadilly’s

At Piccadilly’s, kids 6 and under eat free everyday with selections such as chicken tenders, shrimp, fried fish and chicken legs. Get a kids meal, two sides, beverage and dessert for free at Piccadilly’s as long as your child is 6 or younger. This program is for customers who dine-in only.

Hurry! Veterans Eat Free At Applebee’s On Veteran’s Day

BONUS DEAL: Veterans eat free at Applebee’s on Veteran’s Day with proof of current or past military service. Choose from one of six mouthwatering meals for free and just pay for taxes, gratuity and a beverage. My husband is a disabled veteran so you know we’ll take advantage of this great deal!

These meal deals are sure to come in handy during the hectic holiday season when you don’t have the time or energy to shop, cook and clean. For around the price of cooking at home, you can dine out with your family and have a good time together!

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1 Ashley November 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

While I don’t have any children myself, I imagine the kids eat for free deals are helpful to quite a few people. I sometimes get kids meals when I go out because I prefer the portion size better and usually still end up spending at least $4 – $6 dollars before tax depending where I go.

2 earl fischer November 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I know IHOP also used to have “kids eat free” packages on certain days and hours. They had this some 3 months ago. I don’t know if they still have it now.

3 Joe Allen June 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

The Denny’s Restaurants in Joliet and Mokena, Illinois have Kids Eat Free on Tuesday and Saturday Nights from 4 to 10 PM and it is two kids eat free per adult entry ordered. Plus these two Denny’s offer a Magician that goes from Table to Table performing Magic for the Kids from 5 to 7 PM. Thanks Denny’s.

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