Where kids eat free in Chicago and the suburbs

 
 

Chicago Parent staff

kidseatfreeHalf of their dinner ends up on the floor or on their shirt anyway, so why fork over top dollar for it? Here's a list of Chicagoland restaurants with "kids eat free" specials to help you deal before you dine. Remember, restaurants don't call us when they change their policies, so make sure to call ahead.

We're constantly adding to this list, so if you know of a screamin' good deal, let us know by commenting below! We'll check it out and add it to our list.

 

 

Choose your area: Chicago | Western SuburbsNorth/Northwest SuburbsSouth/Southwest Suburbs

Multiple locations

  • Flat Top Grill
    8 Chicago-area locations
    Kids ages 4 to 12 eat free on Mondays and the under-4 crowd is always free.

    Chili's
    9 Chicago-area locations
    Order an any entree and get up to two kids meals free on Tuesdays

  • Colonial Cafe
    11 Chicago-area locations
    Kids eat free every Monday and on the first Monday of the month, a clown comes by to entertain families.

  • Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria
    7 Chicago-area locations
    On Mondays, kids under 12 eat free off the kids menu with a paying adult.

Chicago

  • Texas de Brazil
    51 E Ohio St, Chicago, (312) 670-1006
    Kids under 6 eat free every day at this authentic Brazilian steak house, and kids ages 7-12 are half price.
  • Pete & Johny's
    2901 Ogden Ave, Lisle, (630) 848-1900
    Kids 10 and under eat free with an adult entree, plus a free dessert, at this no-nonsense American fare restaurant.
  • Dunlay's on the Square
    3137 West Logan Blvd, Chicago, (773) 227-2400
    Kids eat free from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at this funky neighborhood grill.
  • Al Primo Canto
    5414 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL, (773) 631-0100
    Kids under 6 eat free when you order the family feast ($29.95 per adult, $12 kids ages 7-12)
  • Mia Figlia
    5304 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, (773) 792-8300
    Kids eat free on Mondays at the classy neighborhood Italian oasis.
  • Benny's Chop House
    444 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, (312) 626-2444
    Kids eat free on Sundays at this River North steakhouse.
  • Scoozi!
    410 West Huron, Chicago, (312) 943-5900
    Kids eat free on Sundays. Check out make-your-own-pizza from 4:30 - 6 p.m. or choose an entree from the kids menu.
  • Jason's Deli
    1258 S. Canal Street, Chicago, (312) 850-0547
    Who doesn't love a place with free ice cream? Soft-serve is gratis at this Ukrainian Village deli.
  • Frasca
  • 3358 North Paulina St, Chicago, (773) 248-5222
    Get two free kids meals with each adult meal purchased every day after 4 p.m.
  • Buffalo Wings and Rings
    3434 South Halsted Street, Chicago, (773) 579-9464
    Kids under 12 eat free on Mondays. Stop by for a cheap pre-game dinner and take their free shuttle to U.S. Cellular Field.
  • Wishbone
    1645 W. Jackson, Chicago, (312) 850-0208
    Kids eat free on Tuesday
  • Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, (773) 549-2663
    On Mondays, kids under 12 eat free off the kids menu with a paying adult.
  • Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria
    6727 Olmsted Avenue Chicago, (773)631-1175
    On Mondays, kids under 12 eat free off the kids menu with a paying adult.
  • Stanley's Kitchen and Tap
    1970 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, (312) 642-0007
    Kids eat free on Wednesdays at this Old Town spot known for its home cooking and extensive whiskey bar, if that's your style.

Western Suburbs

  • Francesca's Belleza
    5 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 579-3500
    Kids eat free the first Monday of the month at Mia Francesca's Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook locations. Portions are huge and well-priced ($6 buys a pasta entree, drink and gelato for dessert).

  • Fuego Loco
    Locations in Oak Park and Elmhurst
    Get one free kids entree with each adult entree purchased on Mondays.

  • Connie's Pizza
    19 W. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, (630) 852-5776
    Reader Maureen Carlson says: "We love, love, love Connie's lunch Buffet in Westmont. We go just about every Friday. The Buffet is $8.99, including beverage, and kids eat free. The selections change daily but there is a soup, five kinds of pizza, the BEST pot roast ever, salad bar, at least one kind of pasta. I say it's a must-try."

  • Arrowhead Golf Course Bar And Grill
    26w151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, (630) 653-5800
    On Wednesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree (minimum $8)

North/Northwest Suburbs

  • Texas de Brazil
    Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, (847) 413-1600
    Kids under 6 eat free every day at this authentic Brazilian steak house, and kids ages 7-12 are half price.

  • Celtic Knot Public House
    626 Church Street, Evanston (847) 864-1679
    On Wednesdays, kids eat free with an adult meal purchase.

  • Globe Cafe at Orrington Hotel
    1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, (847) 866-8700
    Kids under eat free off the kids menu every day from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.

  • Taco Village
    1590 S Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL, (847) 299-3299 
    Every day you can get one free kids meal with the Purchase of an adult meal.

  • Flatlanders Restaurant & Brewery
    200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, (847) 821-1234
    Kids eat free on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

  • Chevy's Fresh Mex
    1180 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 413-9100
    Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays.

  • Champss
    134 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, (847) 673-4778
    Kids eat free Tuesday nights with a paying adult.

South/Southwest Suburbs

  • Francesca's on 95th
    Kids eat free the first Monday of the month at Mia Francesca's Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook locations. Portions are huge and well-priced ($6 buys a pasta entree, drink and gelato for dessert).

  • Baja Sol
    5273 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, (708) 576-8560
    Kids 10 and under eat free all day.

  • Boston's Gourmet Pizza
    7216 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, (815) 464-9844
    On Sundays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

  • Lonestar Steakhouse*
    Rivercrest Shopping Center, Crestwood, (708) 239-0900
    Kids eat free after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.

 
 





 
 
 
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