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Thursday thoughts: Kids eat FREE!

Posted May 31, 2012


As we all know, eating out at restaurants can be very expensive, especially when you have multiple adults and children to feed. That's why I love to find Kids Eat Free deals where the children get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Check out these two great resources for finding Kids Eat Free deals right here in the Triangle!

Go Ask Mom: Sarah Hall with Go Ask Mom keeps up an extensive database of local Kids Eat Free offers at the "Kids Eat Free Database" link in the box above. You can search by restaurant, city, county or day of the week. Many restaurants have specials only on certain days of the week so this feature is really helpful. There's a new website with a national Kids Eat Free database started by a South Carolina mom. You can search by zip code or city and state and also by day of the week. The site also features  restaurants that participate in the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program and highlights healthful menu options for children. When you are already out and about, you can search for deals through mobile apps that can be found on iTunes and the Android Market. Click HERE for the website.

With any of the Kids Eat Free offers, it is a good idea to call ahead to the restaurant first to make sure they are still offering the special.

What are your favorite restaurants that offer Kids Eat Free deals?




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  • sarahoconnor Jun 1, 2012

    We love going to Champps at Triangle Town Center on Tuesdays. Kids eat free (two per adult) and they get a huge portion and dessert. But the best part is Dan the Magic Man who comes around to each table and does magic tricks and makes balloon animals for each child. We do usually give him a tip. I usually get a salad and my oldest gets a meal and my two youngest split one meal. We get dinner and entertainment for $10 for four people! :)

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  • acs0427 May 31, 2012

    My favorite is not actually a restaurant, Earth Fare! Thursday nights with a deli/hot bar/sushi "adult" purchase of $5 or more you can get up to FIVE kids meals for free!!!!! And it can be combined with coupons. Their kids meals are great, a sandwich, two sides and a drink and my kids love them.

  • nakabi May 31, 2012

    Torrero's on Atlantic Ave lets kids eat free on Tuesdays I think..I like their mole!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 31, 2012

    That sounds like a great deal, hshelbyava! Thanks for sharing!

  • pre-K teacher May 31, 2012

    If you are anywhere near Pittsboro, we have a new Greek Kouzina that offers Kids eat free on Wednesday nights. The meal comes with meat, fries and drink. We love it and they have chicken nuggets, etc for non greek eaters. I go with my 2 girls and they give me both meals free. It is a great deal and their food is wonderful.