Where Kids Eat Free in Chicagoland and Beyond

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 and beyond

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.

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.

Furious Spoon, Evanston–Sunday 

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

The Ram, Wheeling and Schaumburg—Sundays

Tap House Grill (Palatine, Wheeling, Des Plaines)–Sundays

Trezeros Kitchen and Tap Mount Prospect, Wednesday

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.

Stir Crazy—Tuesdays

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???

Be sure to check out our favorite free family friendly activities, too!

Bon appetite!
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  1. Victoria Heckstall says

    What a great and helpful list! Chicago Land is one of my bucket list this year and my nieces and nephews would surely love these places to eat!

  2. sara says

    Wow, you have so many options for kids to eat free in Chicago! I have no idea if we have options like these here in Virginia. Thank you for sharing these, I am bookmarking for a future trip!

  3. Mars says

    Wow I need to bring my nieces and nephews in those places someday. How resourceful of you to check them all. Thank you!

  4. Kathy says

    Sounds like a great list of places to eat. I’ve been to Chicago maybe once or twice. I never really stuck around much though, just driving through. I’ll have to check these out if I ever go again.

  5. Lynndee says

    Visiting Chicago is on our bucket list so I’m definitely going to bookmark this. The more free meals for our “always hungry” kiddo, the better. 😉 Thanks for the list!

  6. krystal says

    I love to visit restaurants that help busy families save some money! We want to eat out too, but sometimes a meal for everyone can be costly!

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