Free Kid’s Meals

Restaurants all over the country are slashing their prices and offering low-budget meals in an effort to entice people in even during the economic downturn. Ive compiled a national list of major franchises that do this but not all participate as they’re locally owned so please call ahead first!!!

Here in Northwest Indiana there are lots of local restaurants that are lending you a helping hand during the recession and offering cheap or free kids meals:

  • Jason’s Deli on Canal and Roosevelt in the South Loop does kids eat free on Mondays. 2 kids per 1 adult. They let us order 2 kids meals for 1 adult and 1 child. My daughter thought it was cool to get two plates.
  • Beef O’Brady’s in Munster and Crown Point has kids eat free meals from 4-8pm on Tuesday nights.
  • Texas Corral has $.99 meals on Tuesdays with adult entree.
  • Wings Etc in Valparaiso – kids eat free on Tuesdays.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings hosts 99 cent kid’s meals Wednesday (kids under 12) at Schererville and Hobart locations.
  • Kids (10 and under) eat free at Denny’s in merriville and Calumet City on
  • Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4-10 pm.
  • Lone Star steakhouse in Crestwood has free kids meals on Tuesdays. Two children to one paying adult.
  • Les Brothers in Highland has free breakfast for kids on Saturday morning.
  • Sheffield’s in Merrillville and Dyer has kids eat free Saturdays 12pm-5pm.
  • And finally, a great local deal: Bar Louie has $1.00 burgers on Tuesday nights that you can take the whole family to.
There are also some places that offer other free things for children:
  • Chuck E. Cheese has program where kids can get free tokens for good grades, so bring your report card there. Sign up for coupons and free birthday offers at
  • Burger King Kids Club is for children ages 4-12 to get a free kids meal. Sign up at or get a mail-in postcard from the restaurant.
  • Tyler’s Tender in Schererville has a birthday club for ages 2 to 12. Sign up at
National Restaurants:

Alexander’s -Kids eat free
Famous Dave’s – Kids eat for $1
Flat Top Grill – Kids eat free
IHOP – Kids eat free
Old Chicago – Kids eat free

Alexander’s Kids eat free
Bennigan’s Kids eat free
Carlos O Kelly’s Kids eat free
Denny’s Kids eat free
Famous Dave’s Kids eat free
Fazoli’s 99 cent kid’s meals
Lone Star Kids eat free
Wings Etc. . . Kids eat free

IHOP Kids eat free
Buffalo Wild Wings’s – 99 cent kid’s meals
Shoney’s – Kids eat free & the Shoney bear usually makes an appearance. Balloons are usually handed out as well.

Buffalo Wild Wings’s 99 cent kid’s meals
Schlotzky’s Kids eat free

Denny’s Kids eat free (after4 p.m.)
Lone Star Kids eat free from 11-4
Quiznos – $.99 kid’s meals w/ the purchase of a full price adult combo

Alexander’s $1.50 kids meals
Chevy’s Kids eat free 1 child per adult
La Siesta Kids meal free with purchase of entrée
Q’Doba Kids eat free
Fiesta Ranchera Kids eat free
Olive Branch Kids eat fee
Quiznos – $.99 kid’s meals w/ the purchase of a full price adult combo
Carlos O Kelly’s – Kids eat free
Redfire Grille- Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal

I would recommend checking with the restaurant before you head out just to make sure nothing has changed!


  1. Conservative Cafe in Crown Point has free kids meal for every adult meal purchased after 4pm EVERY DAY!

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