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Kids Eat Free in Dallas :: An Updated Guide

You know those people who prep and portion out freezer meals for 6 solid months of family dinners? I bet that mom still has days where she’s like, “Screw it, I don’t even have the energy to thaw.” We all know this feeling. I have phases where I’m operating at peak meal planning for months, then it all kind of peters out to the point of, “Uhhhh, I guess we’ll have cereal tonight?”

If you ever find yourself hovering near the cereal side of the dinner spectrum, this post is for you!!

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It’s been over a year since we last rounded up kids eat free deals in Dallas, so it’s high time for an update. The restaurant business is so volatile, ya know.

**Individual restaurants may change their offers, and some restrictions apply (like dine-in only). Be sure to call ahead to ensure the offers are still valid at your location!**

MONDAY

JC’s Burger House :: American :: Addison and Plano locations (but not Richardson!) :: 4pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult burger, fries, and drink.

Modern Market :: Fresh/Seasonal :: Preston Hollow, Richardson, Plano, Las Colinas :: 5pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Roman Cucina :: Italian :: Dallas, Allen :: Kids eat free with purchase of regular entree.

Señor Locos :: Tex-Mex :: Plano, Coppell :: Up to 2 kids eat free with purchase of 1 adult entree.

The String Bean :: American/Home Cooking :: Richardson : After 5pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Velvet Taco :: Tex-Mex/American :: Greenville, Knox/Henderson, Preston/Forest :: All-day, $10 “back door chicken. Go around to the back, knock on the door and hand over $10 cash.  In exchange, you will get a whole roasted chicken, 2 sides of elote, fresh corn tortillas, pico, and heat sauce. (P.S. This is available every day for $20, but Monday has the $10 special)

TUESDAY

Denny’s :: American/Diner :: All Dallas and Plano locations :: 4-10pm, kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal.

IKEA :: Scandinavian :: Frisco :: All day, up to 2 kids eat free with purchase of 1 adult entree, must show your IKEA FAMILY card (free to sign up).

Jed’s Grill :: American :: Oak Cliff :: All day, kids eat free with purchase of adult meal over $7.99.

Lakewood Smokehouse :: BBQ :: Lakewood Shopping Center :: All day, kids eat free.

Luna Grill :: Mediterranean :: Richardson :: 4pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Paradise Bakery :: Deli/Bakery :: Plano location only :: 4pm to close, free kids’ meal with purchase of adult entree.

Plucker’s :: American :: Addison, Greenville Ave, Plano, Allen :: All day, kids eat free.

Señor Locos :: Tex-Mex :: Plano, Coppell :: Up to 2 kids eat free with purchase of 1 adult entree.

Slater’s 50/50 :: American :: Greenville Ave :: All day, kids 12 and under eat free.

WEDNESDAY

Barbec’s :: Southern Diner :: East Dallas/Garland Road :: 11am to close, kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree.

Colter’s BBQ :: BBQ :: South Dallas :: One free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal. They provide in-meal entertainment with a clown, and balloon animals.

Hook Line and Sinker :: Seafood :: Preston location only :: 5-8pm, up to 2 kids eat free with purchase of adult meal.

Luby’s :: American/Buffet :: All area locations :: All day, kids eat free.

Mattito’s :: Tex-MexAll locations :: after 5pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult meal.

Penne Pomodoro :: Italian : Preston/Forest and Lakewood locations :: After 4pm, up to 2 free kids’ meals per adult entree.

THURSDAY

Paradise Bakery :: Deli/Bakery :: Plano location only :: 4pm to close, free kids meal with purchase of adult entree.

See “Multi-Day Deals” section below for additional Thursday restaurant specials

FRIDAY

Highland Park Cafeteria :: American/Home Cooking :: Casa Linda :: 4:30 to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult meal.

See “Multi-Day Deals” section below for additional Friday restaurant specials

SATURDAY

Blue Mesa :: Mexican :: Montfort and Plano locations only :: 10am-2pm, kids 5 and under eat free at brunch buffet with purchasing adult (ages 6-11 eat for $7).

Lubys :: American/Buffet :: All area locations :: 11am to close, kids eat free.

Oliver’s Eatery :: Deli :: North Dallas :: All day, 1 free kids’ entree with purchase of 1 adult entree.

Schlotzsky’s :: Sandwiches :: Farmers Branch, Carrollton, North Dallas :: All day, kids eat free with purchase of medium adult meal. This deal is highly variable by location, so please check with yours before you go, especially if it’s not one of the locations listed here.

Steak ‘n Shake :: Burgers :: All locations :: All-day, 1 free kids plate for every $9 spent. Dine-in only.

SUNDAY

Blue Mesa :: Mexican :: All area locations :: 9am-3pm, kids 5 and under eat free at brunch buffet with purchasing adult (ages 6-11 eat for $7).

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit :: BBQ :: All area locations :: All-day, 1 kids’ meal (12 and under) with every $10 adult purchase. Dine-in only.

Freebirds World Burrito :: Tex-Mex :: All area locations :: All day, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Modern Market :: Fresh/Seasonal :: Preston Hollow, Richardson, Plano, Las Colinas :: 5pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Moe’s Southwest Grill :: Tex-Mex :: Farmers Branch :: Kids eat free all day.

Oliver’s Eatery :: Deli :: North Dallas :: All day, 1 free kids’ entree with purchase of 1 adult entree.

Pakpao :: Thai :: Oak Lawn and Preston Hollow locations :: All day, kids 12 and under eat free (ask for kid’s menu).

Schlotzsky’s :: Sandwiches :: Farmers Branch, Carrollton, and North Dallas locations :: All day, kids eat free with purchase of medium adult meal. This deal is highly variable by location, so please check with before you go, especially if it’s not one of the locations listed here.

Steak ‘n Shake :: Burgers :: All locations :: All-day, 1 free kids plate for every $9 spent. Dine-in only.

MULTI-DAY DEALS

Cafe Brazil :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entree.

Chuys :: Tex-Mex :: All area locations :: Monday-Friday, 4-7pm. Free taco bar with happy hour. That means a free nacho dinner for the kids and a margarita for you.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: Richardson location only :: 4-10pm, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen :: Healthy/Deli :: Lakewood and Lake Highlands locations : After 4pm, kids 12 and under eat free every day.

Woody’s Sports Restaurant :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kids’ wings excluded. 

Are there other spots in the Dallas metroplex we may have missed? 

Share in the comments below! 

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One Response to Kids Eat Free in Dallas :: An Updated Guide

  1. Christy Payne April 24, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    At La Finca Chiquita in Allen, kids eat free on Tuesday nights with the purchase of an adult meal.

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