When you take a whole crew out to eat, it can burn through your food budget. Thankfully, many restaurants throughout Miami and the country 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.
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Please note: Many restaurants offering free kids’ meals put restrictions on the deals. They may have age limits, or require that the free meal be from the kids’ menu and accompanied by an adult entree purchase. Sometimes, not all locations participate in a particular deal. You should always call ahead and ask your local restaurant if is offering the deal before you head out.
Also – 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. Don’t be shy! If you don’t ask, your kids don’t eat free.
Here’s the list of restaurants serving free or cheap kids’ meals nearly every day of the week:
Fuddruckers: On Mondays, from 4 p.m. to closing, kids can eat for $1.99. The offer is good with an adult purchase, and only at participating locations.
Chick-fil-A: Many restaurants offer a “kids eat free on Tuesdays” deal between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. with the purchase of an adult combo meal. However, some locations may charge a small fee for the meal. Not every Chick-fil-A restaurant offers this deal, so make sure you call ahead.
Denny’s: The Denny’s site states that the chain’s “Kids Eat Free Days” may vary by location. Many restaurants offer the deal on Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m. The offer is valid for two free entrees from the kids’ menu, with the purchase of an adult entree for $6 or more. Offer is for dine-in only.
IKEA: Get free baby food for every adult meal at the food court on Tuesdays. There are also some specials throughout the year, and some locations may offer a “kids eat free” deal on a certain day of the week.
Firehouse Subs: Purchase one large or medium combo after 4 p.m. Wednesday and receive up to two free kids’ combos. This deal is only offered at select locations and details may vary, so check before you go.
Denny’s: Some restaurants offers free kids’ meals on Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. The offer is valid for two free kids’ menu entrees with the purchase of an adult entree for $6 or more. Offer is for dine-in only and may vary by location.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Get a free kids’ meal per check with a minimum $10 purchase every Sunday. Valid for kids age 12 and younger. The deal is available for delivery and carryout orders for a limited time; use code KEFOLO at online checkout. There is just one location in the South Florida area, and that’s in Dania Beach, but perhaps you don’t mind a short drive on a Sunday!
Firehouse Subs: Most locations offer up to two kids’ combos for free with the purchase of one large or medium combo all day Sunday. Deals may vary from restaurant to restaurant, so check before you go.
Kids eat free on select days
Applebee’s: Each location sets its own rules when it comes to this deal, so call your local Applebee’s to ask about kids’ meal discounts. Some stores let kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree or offer special menus for kids.
Burger King: Get a free kids’ meal with a purchase of at least $1 through the app or online ordering when you use this coupon. Pickup only; not available on delivery orders. All new users to the app also get a free Whopper.
Chili’s: Become a My Chili’s Rewards member and you’ll get free kids’ meal rewards offers that can be redeemed in-restaurant and online. The loyalty club is free to join, but there isn’t a set schedule for when the deals will show up in your account.
Golden Corral: Children age 3 or younger eat free every night of the week with the purchase of an adult meal.
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