Kids eat free restaurants in Atlanta

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Guess what? There are dozens of kids eat free restaurants in and around Atlanta. Whether you want to save money while on vacation or it’s just a family night out, you should keep reading for my list of kids eat free restaurants. The list is organized by days of the week so you know when to visit your favorite eatery.

So, what’s the catch? Well they aren’t just doing you a favor. Free meals are a common marketing tactic. Especially for family friendly restaurants or during certain times of the year.

Also, you’d be surprised to learn that sometimes families end up spending more money when kids eat free. Because they tend to splurge on drinks and desserts. Hence, spending what they would have spent on the kids meal and more. It’s similar to visiting a theme park or museum for free. People tend to spend more on snacks and souvenirs because they “saved” on admission.

Common requirements

To get free kids meals you may have to meet a few requirements. Such as visiting on a certain day or requiring your child to be under a certain age. But the main thing to remember is that you’ll probably have to purchase at least one full price meal.

On occasion a restaurant may have special deals that require you to show ID. For example, military or a school ID.

If you plan on celebrating a birthday at a restaurant then check out the birthday freebie list from heyitsfree.net. You can search the massive list by restaurant type, perks and food item (i.e. appetizer, dessert, etc). For adult birthdays, you’ll probably have to show ID. However, you shouldn’t have to show anything to prove your child’s birthday.

Sometimes restaurants publicize special limited time offers (ex. Summer deals). However, more often than not, deals change without notice. Additionally, every location may not be a participating location. My advice is to avoid any confusion and contact the restaurant beforehand for details and requirements.


Updated list of kids eat free restaurants

Everyday

IHOP: Kids enjoy a free meal every day between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.

O’Charley’s: One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Denny’s: First call ahead to see if your local Denny’s is a participating location. Up to two free kids entrees with the purchase of one entree purchase of $6 or more.

Holiday Inn: Whether you’re on a staycation or visiting Atlanta, kids eat free when you stay at the Holiday Inn.

Multiple days

Moe’s Original Bar B Que: Kids free with the purchase of an adult meal. Midtown: Tuesdays after 5 p.m. Roswell: Mondays after 5 p.m.

Steak’n Shake: One free kid’s meal with every $9 spent. Saturday and Sunday with the printed coupon.

Flying Biscuit: Candler Park and Midtown: Monday-Friday from 4-8 p.m. Brookhaven, Peachtree City and Terminus: Monday-Friday, all day. Howell Mill: Monday-Thursday, all day with purchase of an adult entree. 

Wahoo! Grill: Monday-Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrée. Decatur.  

Barberitos: Buckhead, Buford and Sandy Springs: Wednesdays after 4 p.m. and Sundays, all day with purchase of an adult entree. 

Williams Bros. Barbecue: Monday-Thursday with purchase of a platter($11.49 value or more) and a beverage. Canton location only. 

HOBNOB: Sundays through Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrée.Atlanta, Brookhaven and Dunwoody.  

Doc Chey’s Noodle House: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Children eat free when guests use their registered “Karma Card” (one free kids’ meal per adult entrée with beverage purchase). Grant Park location only. 

Taiyo Ramen: Weekdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Decatur.

Monday

YEAH! Burger: Mondays with purchase of an adult entrée. Virginia Highland and West Midtown.

Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza and Grill: Mondays with purchase of adult pizza or entrée. Woodstock.

Sweet Auburn BBQ: Mondays. Poncey-Highland and Atlanta.

Suburban Tap: Mondays with purchase of an adult entrée. Marietta. 

Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday’s: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Tuesdays 5 p.m. to close.

Miller’s Ale House: Tuesdays with purchase of an adult entree. Alpharetta.  

Alessio’s: Tuesdays with adult purchase of $10 or more. Johns Creek, Roswell and Cumming. 

Buckhead Pizza: Tuesdays with purchase of an adult entrée. Ages 10 and younger. Buckheadand Cobb Galleria.  

Summits Wayside Tavern: Tuesdays after 5 p.m. with purchase of adult entree. Cumming and Snellville. 

El Azteca: Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-close with purchase of an adult entree. Buckhead, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Milton. 

Fickle PickleTuesdays from 3-9 p.m. with purchase of an adult entree. Roswell.

The Square Pub: Tuesdays with purchase of an adult entree. Decatur. 

Mojo Pizza: Tuesdays from 4-9 p.m. with purchase of an adult entree. Oakhurst. 

Rico’s World Kitchen: Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrée. Buford. 

Holy Taco: Tuesdays with $20 minimum purchase per table. Two kids, ages 6 and younger per table eat free. Atlanta.  

Wednesday

Paradise Grille and Paradise South of the Border: Side by side restaurants offer kids eat free all day Wednesdays with purchase of an adult entree. Marietta. 

Qdoba: Wednesdays at participating locations.

Matador Cantina: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m with purchase of an adult entree. Oakhurst. 

Thursday

We need suggestions for Thursday! Contact us if you know of any restaurants offering free meals for kids on Thursday.

Friday

Varners Restaurant & Tavern: One free kid’s meal for ages 12 and younger per full-priced adult entree. Dine-in only. Smyrna. 

Saturday

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Saturdays at the following locations: Alpharetta, Windward Plaza; Alpharetta, Old Milton Parkway; Chamblee, Chamblee-Tucker Road; Atlanta, Auburn Avenue; Canton, Reinhardt College Parkway; Carrollton, South Highway; Fayetteville, GA Highway 85; Marietta, Johnson Ferry Road; Roswell, Shallowford Road.

Sunday

Sushi Matsuya: Sundays. North Druid Hills.

5 Seasons Brewing:  Sundays with purchase of an adult entrée. Sandy Springs location only. 

Genki – Noodles & Sushi: Sundays with purchase of an adult entrée. Sandy Springs and Virginia Highland. 


If you’re looking for free kids meals because you live in a food insufficient household then visit a food pantry. Some even offer hot meals. There are several dozen around Atlanta. Additional assistance for other needs are available through United Way. Just dial 2-1-1 for help.

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