Affordable Restaurant Dining with the Kids

“If you wait until you feel you can afford to have children then you’ll never have them.”  That was some advice given to me when my wife and I were newlyweds that has echoed through time.  Children are truly a blessing and bring unspeakable joy to your heart… but, man, are they expensive.  You pay to clothe them.  You pay to house them.  You pay to educate them.  You pay to feed them.  Going out to eat as a family can especially get expensive quickly.  What parent hasn’t experienced some “sticker shock” when the bill arrives at the table at the end of a meal.  “Wait, that Freckled Strawberry Lemonade my daughter ordered didn’t have free refills and cost us $3.99 a glass?”  Eating out can be done on a budget if you’re smart about when and where you choose to dine.

Here is a list of local eateries that offer free or low-priced meals for your children.

Check online or call the restaurant ahead of time to make sure these discounts are still active.  All specials listed are dine-in only, not applicable to carryout orders.

Red Robin – Kids eat for $1.99 on Wednesdays.  Get a kid’s meal with a side and a drink for only $1.99 with the purchase of an adult meal.

Dickey’s Barbeque PitOn Sundays, kids eat free with at least a $10 purchase of an adult meal.

Chick-fil-A – Tuesday nights between 5:30 and 7:30 kids eat free with the purchase of an adult combo meal.

Jason’s DeliKids eat free on Wednesday with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak and ShakeKids eat free on Saturdays and Sundays with the purchase of at least a $9 adult entrée.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Parent buys a meal and then kids meals are only $1.99 each on Sundays.

Pizza Hut Kids buffet plate is free on Tuesday nights with each purchase of an adult buffet.

 Atlanta Bread Company From 4 PM to close on Tuesdays, kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal.

IHOP – Kids eat for free every day between 4 PM and 10 PM with a paying adult.

Dreamland BarbequeOn Wednesdays, kids eat free with an adult meal.

Baumhower’sKids can eat for free all day on Tuesday with at least a $10 purchase of an adult plate.

Uncle Maddio’s – Kids eat free all day Sundays and 5-8pm on Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult entree.

Know of another great kid dining deal?

Let us know, and help other moms and dads save some dough!