It’s the start of another school year and everyone’s calendar just got a lot more jam-packed. And yet strangely, this phenomenon happens around the same time every single day: little children and spouses get hungry and want to know what’s for dinner.
What to do?
Dallas Moms Blog has had your back before with various creative ideas for whipping up sustenance on the family kitchen table. We’ve brainstormed freezer meals, introduced the idea of sharing dinner with your neighbors, suggested new recipe ideas, and explored meal-kit delivery programs.
But, sometimes you gotta wave the white flag of “we’re eating out!”
Weeknights in Dallas are great for family dining because there are so many restaurants who offer deals on their off-peak nights. We’ve rounded up offers on this blog before. Since it was such a hit, we’re updating our list of favorite Dallas dining deals. (With some of these offers, it’s actually cheaper to eat out than in!)
**Individual restaurants may change their offers, and some restrictions may apply. Make sure to call ahead to ensure that the offers are still valid!**
JC’s Burger House: 4 pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult burger, fries, and drink
The String Bean: after 5pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree
Lakewood Smokehouse: all day, kids eat free; 4-6pm, half price appetizers and pizzas
Denny’s: 4-10 pm, kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal
Fuddrucker’s: all-day, 99 cents kids meal
McAlester’s Deli: kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entree
Matt’s Rancho Martinez: dinner, Matt’s lunch prices apply all day. By the way, have you seen these healthy “Kids Fit Menus” around town? Matt’s has one and they are sponsored by Medical City Children’s Hospital. They feature healthy and fun alternatives to the standard kids menu fare. Love that.
Penne Pomodoro: after 4pm, up to two free kids meals per adult entree
Mattito’s: after 5pm, kids 10 and under eat free
Hook Line and Sinker: 5-8 pm, kids eat free at Preston location only!
El Fenix: all-day, $5.99 “Enchilada Special” includes two enchiladas, rice and beans (for adults and kids!)
Barbec’s: kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree
Modern Market: 5pm-close, kids eat free
Freebirds World Burrito: after 3 pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree
Steak and Shake: all-day, kids eat free (dine-in only)
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: all-day, kids eat free (includes drink and soft-serve ice cream)
Blue Mesa: 9am – 3pm, kids 5 and under eat free at the infamous brunch
Oliver’s: kids eat free all day, ask a server for details
Chuys: 4-7pm, Don’t forget about their free taco bar with happy hour. Free nacho dinner for the kids and a margarita for mom. Perfection.
Cafe Brazil: 5-10 pm, kids 12 and under eat free on weeknights
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen: after 4p, kids 12 and under eat free
Torchy’s: all-day, kids tacos and quesadillas are $1 and $1.50
Olivella’s: 2:30pm – 5:30pm, buy one-get one free metro pizzas on weekdays
IHOP: 4-10pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree daily until September 25, 2016