Half 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.
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.
- 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 (.95 per adult, 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.
- 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.
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 ( 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 .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 )
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 mealwith 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.
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 ( 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.