Let’s face it, going out to eat with kids can be an….adventure. So concentrate on keeping them busy, quiet, and eating instead of worrying about the toll your wallet will be taking by frequenting these family friendly restaurants that offer FREE KIDS MEALS across Chicagoland! Here is a constantly growing list of where kids eat free in Chicagoland.
Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago
Crosby’s Kitchen, Southport Corridor—Daily from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Dutch and Doc’s, Wrigleyville–All Day, Every Day
Dunlay’s on the Square, Logan Square—Daily from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Lakeview—Daily from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ina Mae Tavern and Packaged Goods–Mondays
Barn and Company, Lincoln Park—Tuesday and Wednesday nights
Benny’s Chop House, River North—Sunday nights
Hollywood Grill, Wicker Park—Daily from 2-10 p.m.
Hutch, Lake View—Daily from 5:00-6:30 and all day Sunday
Moretti’s on Olmsted—Mondays (2 kids per paying adult meal)
Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro on Lincoln—Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
New England Seafood Company on Lincoln—Sundays
Oyster Bah, Lincoln Park–Monday through Thursday 5-6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
Pinstripes, River North—Sunday brunch
Pizzeria Serio, Roscoe Village—Sunday nights
Riverview Tavern, Roscoe Village—Monday through Thursday, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Rocks North Center, North Center—Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Shaw’s Crab House, River North—Anytime as long as an adult entrée is purchased
Southport and Irving, Lakeview—Daily from 5:30-6:30
Stanley’s on Lincoln–Wednesdays
Wilde Bar and Restaurant, Lakeview—Weeknights 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wishbone, West Loop—Tuesday nights
Where Kids Eat Free in Chicagoland Suburbs
Bulldog Ale House, Rolling Meadows—Tuesdays
Celtic Knot, Evanston—Wednesdays with an adult meal purchase
Choo Choo Restaurant, Des Plaines—WITH BIRTHDAY COUPON!
Colonial Café, Crystal Lake, Aurora and Naperville—Mondays after 4 p.m.
The Curragh, Glenview–Mondays
Emerson’s Ale House–Sunday
Francesca’s, multiple locations—Either Monday or Sunday nights, depending on location.
Healy’s Westside, Forest Park—Mondays
Harry’s Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Lombard—Sundays
Hofbrahaus Chicago, Rosemont—Tuesdays (kids under 10)
Kappy’s, Morton Grove—Sundays
Le Peep Mount Prospect—Tuesdays
Lou’s Pizza Factory, Arlington Heights–Thursdays
Mia Figlia, Forest Glen—Monday nights
Moretti’s, all locations—Mondays with purchase of adult entrée (limit two kids per adult)
New York Slices, Highland Park—Tuesdays starting at 4:30 p.m.
North Side Bar and Grill, Glen Ellyn–Mondays
Pinstripes (Northbrook, South Barrington, Oakbrook)—Sunday brunch
The Ram, Wheeling and Schaumburg—Sundays
Tap House Grill (Palatine, Wheeling, Des Plaines)–Sundays
Tratorria 225—Oak Park
Shaw’s Crab House, Schaumburg—Sundays
Trax, Deerfield—Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of an adult entree
National Chains Where Kids Eat Free
Buffalo Wild Wings–Wednesdays
Ci Ci’s Pizza–Kids under 3 eat free when accompanied by a paying adult EVERY DAY!
Chick-fil-A–Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5pm to close on Tuesdays.
Culver’s–Kids eat free for dine-in only on Tuesdays.
Denny’s–Kids eat free 4-10PM on Tuesdays.
Flat Top Grill—Mondays
Fogo de Chao—Kids under six years old always eat free, aged 7-12 are half price.
Go Roma–One free kids meals for every adult entree purchased. Kids 10 and under. Dine-in customers only. Only valid Sundays.
IHOP–Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays from 4-8 pm. One kids’ menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.
Ikea–Kids ages 12 and under eat free all day Tuesday, plus get free organic baby food.
Lone Star Steakhouse–Tuesdays
Steak n Shake–One free kids meal on Saturdays and Sundays with purchase of an adult entree of $8 or more for dine-in only.
Smashburger– Mondays from 4-8 p.m. during summer months.
TGI Friday’s–Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée Mondays and Tuesdays – offers vary by location.
Quiznos–Free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult meal on Saturdays.
This list is by no way complete, so please help me add to it! Where are your favorite spots for kids to eat free???