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Many kid-friendly restaurants offer deals for free kids meals or big discounts that make them almost free. So you can have an easy dinner option while saving money on a fun night out with the family.

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    Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles

     (727.0 mi)

    01/04/2023

    01/11/2023

    01/18/2023

    Kids eat free Wednesday

    Age 10 & under

    Erin P.:  At Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles, kids eat free on Wednesdays! You can get a free kids meal with each adult meal valued at $18.00 or more. Their menu includes not only chicken and waffles, but also omelets, skillets and soul food.

    Flat Top Grill

     (728.7 mi)

    01/16/2023

    01/23/2023

    01/30/2023

    Kids eat for $1.99 on Monday, 4pm to close

    Age 10 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Every Monday is Kids Night at participating locations of Flat Top Grill, where you can get a kid's meal for $1.99 starting at 4pm. Deal is available with the purchase of an adult meal, up to 2 kids meals per adult meal.

    Smashburger

     (728.8 mi)

    01/04/2023

    01/11/2023

    01/18/2023

    Kids eat free Wednesday

    Age 12 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free at Smashburger every Wednesday with the purchase of an adult meal! This has been one of my family's favorite deals - the burgers, sandwiches and salads at Smashburger are all so tasty, and I appreciate that they have good gluten friendly options, too. The kids meals are generously sized, so we all eat a great meal at a great price. They have a list of participating locations on their website.

    Wings & Rings

     (729.2 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids eat free Monday

    Age 10 & under

    Erin P.:  Head to Wings & Rings to enjoy some family time, a plate of wings, and dozens of flat screen TVs the next time you're not up for cooking on a Monday. Kids eat free with a paying adult ($10 minimum purchase). The kids menu is full of classic kid favorites, including grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheeseburgers, and, of course, wings.

    Fogo de Chao

     (729.4 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day

    Age 6 & under eat free

    Age 7-12 are half price

    Erin P.:  The Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chao is free every day for kids 6 and under. Kids 7 to 12 are half price. Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian Steakhouse known both for their delicious food as well as the entire culinary experience. Gauchos prepare perfectly seasoned meats and offer continuous table-side service of several different cuts of meat. You'll enjoy delicious food, and a fun family experience!

    Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria

     (730.8 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids eat free Monday

    Shila:  Kids eat free Monday at Moretti's, serving up Italian-American Food in a casual restaurant with sports on the TVs & a patio. One free kids meal per $20 of food ordered. Kids can choose cheese ravioli, spaghetti, mac & cheese, cheeseburger, chicken fingers, or grilled cheese.

    Smoke Daddy

     (732.1 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day, 4pm - 6pm

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free at Smoke Daddy every day between 4pm and 6 pm with the purchase of an adult entree! Get delicious slow-cooked barbecue right here in the Windy City, with locations in Wicker Park and Wrigleyville.

    Crosby's Kitchen

     (732.4 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day, 4pm - 6pm

    Age 12 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Crosby's Kitchen has long been a favorite kid-friendly dining destination among Chicago families, and it's no wonder...kids eat free there every day from 4-6pm (with adult entree purchase)! Kids can choose from a variety of brunch and dinner favorites in this spacious, welcoming restaurant, and parents will enjoy a Midwestern menu centered around rotisserie and comfort foods.

    Tuco and Blondie

     (732.4 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day, 4pm - 6pm

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free at Tuco and Blondie every day between 4pm and 6pm with the purchase of an adult entree! Crowd-pleasing Mexican fare and a kid-friendly atmosphere make this a great choice for Chicago families.

    The Perch Kitchen and Tap

     (732.5 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day, 4pm - 6pm

    Alexandra F.:  Head to The Perch Kitchen and Tap to enjoy seasonal American fare with the whole family, where kids eat free every day from 4 to 6 pm (with the purchase of an adult entree)! Kids will love the ice cream included with their meal, and parents can try their house-brewed craft beers on tap. They even have a menu for canine family members, too!

    Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

     (732.9 mi)

    01/01/2023

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free every day, 4pm - 6pm

    Age 11 & under

    Shila:  Kids eat free every day at Frasca from 4pm to 6pm. Frasca is a neighborhood Italian influenced restaurant featuring specialty pizzas, hearty pastas, and an extensive selection of wine. Up to two kids can order off the kids menu for each adult meal.

    The Warbler

     (734.2 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    01/04/2023

    Kids eat free Monday - Friday, 4:30 - 6 pm

    Age 9 & under

    Lisa R:  Kids 9 and under are free at The Warbler's weekday family-style supper club dinner! There's no need to fear fine dining with kids thanks to this Lincoln Square destination that combines new flavor combinations with classic techniques. From 4:30 - 6 pm Monday-Friday, families can choose from a variety of dishes on the regular menu to enjoy family style. The cost is $27 per person over 9 years old. The Warbler also makes a great spot for you next date night!

    Miller's Ale House

     (736.1 mi)

    01/03/2023

    01/10/2023

    01/17/2023

    Kids eat free Tuesday

    Erin P.:  Kids eat free Tuesday at Miller's Ale House. You can get one free kids meal with the purchase of one regularly priced adult entrée. Limit two per table. The kids' menu includes fried shrimp, mini burgers, cheese quesadilla and more. For additional savings all year long, you can also join their Raving Fans eclub. You'll get a coupon for Free Zingers (with a $20 purchase) just for joining...though you'll have to use it separately from their awesome kids eat free deal!

    Stoney Point Grill

     (737.8 mi)

    01/08/2023

    01/15/2023

    01/22/2023

    Kids eat free Sunday

    Erin P.:  At Stoney Point Grill, kids eat free Sunday. Kids can choose a meal from the kids menu with each adult meal purchased. The kids menu includes chicken tenders, cheese quesadilla, pizza and more.

    Community Tavern

     (738.2 mi)

    12/29/2022

    01/01/2023

    01/03/2023

    Kids eat free Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday

    Age 12 & under

    Shila:  Kids eat free Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at this local restaurant that parents love too. Take advantage of a free kids meal per adult entrée purchase. The kids menu only includes a few items, but, sure enough, you'll find hamburgers, grilled cheese and chicken stir fry, which are quite pleasing to little palates.

    Osteria Ottimo Ristorante Italiano

     (738.8 mi)

    01/08/2023

    01/15/2023

    01/22/2023

    Kids eat free Sunday

    Age 12 & under

    Erin P.:  At Osteria Ottimo Ristorante Italiano, kids eat free Sunday nights. There is a limit of one free children's meal for each adult meal purchased.

    Bulldog Ale House

     (741.7 mi)

    01/03/2023

    01/10/2023

    01/17/2023

    Kids eat free Tuesday

    Age 12 & under

    Erin P.:  At Bulldog Ale House, kids eat free on Tuesdays. The kids' menu includes kid favorites such as mac and cheese, grilled cheese and chicken tenders. Deal available only at their suburban locations, not within the city of Chicago.

    Chicago Waffles

     (747.2 mi)

    10/23/2023

    10/24/2023

    10/25/2023

    Kids eat free Monday through Friday, 12pm-2pm

    Age 12 & under

    Upparent:  Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm - 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with purchase of an adult meal. The kids menu offers a wide variety of lunch options sure to satisfy everyone featuring items including a Grilled Cheese with Ham, Turkey Club, Chicken Sandwich and more.

    Tap House Grill

     (749.7 mi)

    01/08/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/15/2023

    Kids eat free Sunday or Monday

    Erin P.:  At Tap House Grill, kids eat free on Monday nights (or on Sunday nights at their Lemont location) . Locations operated independently, so be sure to check with your local Tap House before heading out!

    Labriola Bakery Cafe

     (752.5 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    01/04/2023

    Kids eat free Monday-Friday, 3-6pm

    Age 11 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free at Labriola Bakery and Cafe every weekday between 3pm and 6pm! Each adult entree purchased for dine-in is eligible for two free kids meals - with a beverage included!

    City Works Eatery & Pour House

     (753.5 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids Eat Free Monday

    Age 10 & under

    Kelly R.:  Kids eat free on Mondays when dining in at the Wheeling location of City Works. The deal is good for a free kids meal for each adult entrée ordered.

    Fox & Turtle

     (756.0 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids eat free Monday, 4pm - close

    Age 11 and under

    Erin P.:  At Fox & Turtle, kids eat free Monday evenings. Up to two kids can eat free off the kids' menu with each adult entrée purchased.

    Ellyn's Tap and Grill

     (756.4 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids eat free Monday

    Erin P.:  At Ellyn's Tap and Grill, kids eat free Monday with the purchase of an adult meal. Ellyn's offers a casual environment, extensive menu, and HD TVs to catch your favorite team play! Their menu features salads, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

    Wheatstack

     (756.7 mi)

    01/04/2023

    01/11/2023

    01/18/2023

    Kids eat free Wednesday, 4-9pm

    Age 10 & under

    Erin P.:  At Wheatstack, kids eat free on Wednesday nights with the purchase of an adult meal. Receive one free kids meal per adult meal purchased. The kids menu includes lots of classics such as hot dogs, grilled cheese and cheeseburger and fries, but also a giant Bavarian pretzel for the kiddos who are in the mood for something different.

    Evviva! Bar & Eatery

     (757.1 mi)

    01/03/2023

    01/10/2023

    01/17/2023

    Kids eat free Tuesday

    Age 10 & under

    Erin P.:  At Evviva, kids eat free Tuesday. Their menu features wings, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and more! You can get one kids menu item per adult entrée or pizza order.

    Real Time Sports Bar and Grill

     (757.7 mi)

    01/08/2023

    01/15/2023

    01/22/2023

    Kids eat free Sunday

    Age 9 & under

    Erin P.:  At Real Time Sports Bar and Grill, kids 9 and under eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée on Sundays.

    McBride's Pub & Grille

     (757.7 mi)

    01/11/2023

    01/12/2023

    01/18/2023

    Kids eat free Wednesday (Plainfield and Joliet)

    Kids eat free Thursday (Aurora)

    Age 10 & under

    Erin P.:  At McBride's Pub and Grill, kids eat free Wednesday at the Plainfield and Joliet locations, and kids eat free Thursday at the Aurora location. Receive one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased. Their kids menu includes mac & cheese, penne pasta, grilled cheese, chicken fingers and mini cheeseburgers.

    Timothy O'Toole's

     (758.4 mi)

    01/03/2023

    01/04/2023

    01/10/2023

    Kids eat for $1.99 on Tuesday (Libertyville)

    Kids eat for $1.99 on Wednesday (Gurnee)

    Alexandra F.:  Timothy O'Toole's has specials for kids on certain weeknights. Kids meals are $1.99 per adult food purchase of $13 or greater and beverage purchase on Tuesday nights in Libertyville and Wednesday nights in Gurnee. You might see a magician or balloon artist, too! Enjoy their chef-driven menu featuring family favorites like mac & cheese, sandwiches, burgers and tacos. O'Toole's also offers a gluten-free menu.

    McWethy'sTavern

     (758.4 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/03/2023

    01/04/2023

    Kids eat free every day

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free at McWethy's Tavern every day! (Except on holidays and special events.) The restaurant is located in the clubhouse of the Mistwood Golf Club.

    Colonial Cafe

     (760.9 mi)

    01/02/2023

    01/09/2023

    01/16/2023

    Kids eat free Monday

    Erin P.:  Kids eat free on Mondays at the Colonial Cafe. They have a pretty extensive kids menu. Breakfast is served all day, so don't miss the epic avocado toast options! And, don't worry, there is also a great lunch/dinner menu.

    Main Event

     (763.6 mi)

    01/03/2023

    01/10/2023

    01/17/2023

    Kids eat free Tuesday

    Age 12 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Make Tuesdays your new family night, playing at either of Main Event's family fun centers around Chicagoland, where kids eat free all day long with the purchase of any food item of $8.99 or more!

    Danny's Pizza

     (775.5 mi)

    01/08/2023

    01/15/2023

    01/22/2023

    Kids eat free Sunday

    Age 11 & under

    Alexandra F.:  Kids eat free on Sundays at Danny's Pizza with the purchase of an adult meal.

    Pub 72 Bar & Grill

     (782.6 mi)

    12/31/2022

    01/01/2023

    01/07/2023

    Kids eat free Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 1pm

    Age 12 & under

    Vanessa M.:  Pub 72 Bar & Grill is a local favorite offering pizza, burgers, and other pub fare in the evening hours. Weekends bring free kid's breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am to 1pm. You can enjoy one free kids meal per adult meal purchased. Kids love the Mickey Mouse pancake, as well as other kid-friendly plates. Parents enjoy omelets, French toast, steak & eggs, and more.

    IHOP

    Kids Eat Free Days Vary

    Age 12 & under

    Kelly R.:  When kids eat free at IHOP, receive one free kids entree for each adult entree purchased. This promotion tends to change throughout the year and varies by location, so make sure to check with your local restaurant. You can also sign up for rewards to earn free pancakes and more special offers.

    Denny's

    Kids Eat Free Days Vary

    Kelly R.:  Denny's kids eat free deal is offered with an adult entree purchase of $6 or more. Days of the week and participation vary by restaurant, so call ahead to see if and when your local restaurant offers this deal.

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