Let’s be honest. Feeding our picky kids night after night can be exhausting, especially if we’ve had a long day. As parents, we all have those nights when the thought of entering the kitchen and even pushing buttons on the microwave is too much. Thankfully many Birmingham-area restaurants offer us a night off from cooking as well as free meal deals for our kids.
I’m not sure about other new parents, but it seems like when my daughter became old enough to eat table food — and actually eat something from a restaurant menu — suddenly, the cost of eating out quadrupled in price! Just us? Moving on . . .
My absolute least favorite part of parenting is watching my child throw her meal on the floor that she begged and pleaded for just five minutes prior. To help alleviate a little bit of this pain, I’ve compiled a list of local restaurants where kids eat free!
Birmingham Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free
*Disclaimer: this list is accurate at the time of publishing. However, some of these restaurants are franchises, and the deals can vary by location. Restaurants can also change these promos at any time, so check with your local store to confirm.
Beef O’ Brady’s
On Thursdays, for every adult entree purchased, receive one free kid’s meal.
Bruster’s Ice Cream
Free baby cone for all children under 40 inches tall! They also have pajama day once a year where every child who comes dressed in their pajamas gets a free ice cream (regardless of height).
On Thursdays, purchase an adult entree and get two free kids’ meals.
Sign up for their rewards program and get a free meal for kids 12 and under with the purchase of any regular entree.
On Wednesdays, purchase an adult combo meal and kids eat free. (Note: some locations also offer this promo on Mondays).
Kids three and under eat free with adult buffet purchase from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
On Wednesdays, kids ages ten and under get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
On Tuesdays, purchase an adult meal and get one free kid’s meal.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Kids get a free meal one day a week at select locations. Most of the Moe’s in the Birmingham area offer this promo on Tuesdays.
This restaurant chain is seriously a hero to all parents. Kids eat free every single day with the purchase of an adult entree. (Note: some locations don’t offer this deal on the weekends).
On Tuesday’s after 5:00 p.m., purchase an adult entree and get a free kid’s meal.
Steak & Shake
On Saturdays and Sundays, get one free kid’s meal for every $9.00 spent.
Not technically free, but close! On Mondays, kids’ meals are 99 cents.
On Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., kids get a free meal with the purchase of an adult meal.
Restaurant Rewards and Loyalty Programs
Many restaurants now have a rewards or loyalty program that offers some good deals when you register. If you know of any more great restaurants around town that offer deals for kids, please leave us a comment below.
I hope this list helps make eating out a little less painful for my fellow Birmingham parents!
Also check out our great list of family-friendly restaurants around Birmingham!