Going out to eat with the family can sometimes be expensive.

So I recently put the question out on Facebook, Where can you take your kids to eat for free (or almost) and when in the area? 

My friends were very helpful in giving me a list of local spots where you can dine out with the family and your little ones can eat for free, or almost free. The only drawback is a lot of the places only do so on Tuesdays.

  • Applebee's - At participating locations and on select days of the week, kids eat free. Day of the week varies by location
  • Backyard Bar & Grill - Any item on the kid's menu just a buck, limit 3 kids per paying adult, dine-in only
  • Buffalo Wild Wings -  On Wednesdays, the kids' menu is $1.99 with purchase of an adult entree
  • Chick-fil-A - Kids eat free on Tuesdays between 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the purchase of an adult combo meal. NOTE: some locations charge $0.99 per kids meal.
  • Chili's Grill & Bar - Kids eat free on Tuesday with the purchase of an entree
  • Denny's - Kids eat free on Tuesdays 4 - 10pm, some locations Saturdays too. Limit 2 kids per paying adult
  • Dicky's Barbecue Pit - Kids eat free all day on Sundays; drinks included.
  • Famous Dave's - Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesday, Some locations may charge $0.99 for kids meals, and some may use Mondays as their kids eat free day
  • Golden Corral - Mondays from 5-9 p.m Kids 10 and under eat free
  • Hooter's - Sundays from 11am to 11pm kids eat free
  • IHOP - they often offer deals where kids eat free, their Facebook page is a great way to find out when
  • Jason's Deli - Kids eat free all day on Wednesdays. One free kids' meal per paying adult
  • Lucha Cantina - Kids eat free on Mondays
  • Perkin's - Kids eat free on Tuesdays. One free kids' meal for each paying adult
  • Pizza Hut - Tuesdays kids eat free all day
  • Red Robin - Mondays kids 10 and under eat free
  • Restaurant Mexico Clasico - Kids eat free on Sundays
  • Steak and Shake - Saturdays and Sundays get 1 free kid's plate for every $9 spent. Kids 12 and under, dine in only
  • Texas Roadhouse - Kids eat free on a select day of the week. Participating locations only; day of the week varies by location
  • T.G.I.Friday's - Mondays and Tuesdays kids eat free

If I've missed any other local spots that your kids can eat for free, please let me know!