Birmingham Restaurant Guide :: Where Kids Eat Free

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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.

It's a great night when kids eat free!

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).

Captain D’s

On Thursdays, purchase an adult entree and get two free kids’ meals.

Chili’s

Sign up for their rewards program and get a free meal for kids 12 and under with the purchase of any regular entree. 

Firehouse Subs

On Wednesdays, purchase an adult combo meal and kids eat free. (Note: some locations also offer this promo on Mondays).

Golden Corral

Kids three and under eat free with adult buffet purchase from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

What makes a meal out even better? When kids eat free, of course!

Logan’s Roadhouse

On Wednesdays, kids ages ten and under get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Moe’s BBQ

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.

O’Charley’s

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).

The best meal is when kids eat free!

Ruby Tuesday

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.

Texas Roadhouse 

Not technically free, but close! On Mondays, kids’ meals are 99 cents.

Kids love getting to eat free just as much as parents!

Zaxby’s 

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!

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Sara is a Birmingham native, happily married wife to Adam, and mother to Charlotte (2 yrs). Sara spent her childhood in Shelby County, but moved to the city to attend college at UAB, where she earned her bachelor's degree in healthcare administration. She works full time in a high risk maternity clinic where she has been supporting mamas long before she became one herself. In her spare time (yeah, right!) she can be found at the library, sewing new things for her baby girl, or wrangling their four rescue animals (two cats and two dogs). Currently embracing this new journey of motherhood and learning to accept the ever present basket of laundry, Sara's home is the perfect storm of chaos and love.