“Kids Eat Free Guide” For Area Restaurants

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No one wants to sit at home every night, and we all love to come home to a clean kitchen!  Here is a list of places in town that make eating out easier and more affordable.  All restaurants were called for verification, but policies do change. Note that specials and age requirements vary per restaurant. When in doubt, phone first!  Contact Us if you find more deals or changes to current policies. Enjoy!

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EVERYDAY Options

  • HyVee Market Grille: on MacArthur. Kids less than age 5 eat free from the market grill restaurant area when parents dine in the restaurant ANY day of the week.  217-726-1001  2115 S. MacArthur, Springfield
  • HyVee Grocery Store (not the Market Grille) offers a buffet of their food stations. Diners can select AYCE from the Chinese, Pizza/Italian, American, Salad/Fruit bar, Gelato, and Dessert stations for one price. Adults are $14, kids 6-12 are $6, 5 and under are free. The buffet is available anytime they have food out (usually 11am-10pm, 7 days a week).
  • Charlie Parkers. Kids age 3 and under eat FREE with a paid adult.  Meals include fries, applesauce and small beverage.  Breakfast served all day.  Don’t miss the Giant pancake! 700 North Street, Springfield.  217-241-2104.
  • Sonic.  Half price drinks from 2-4.
  • Wings, Etc. 2315 North Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62702. 217-241-0077 Wings offers $2.50 kids meals every day. Drink included.
  • O’Charley’s 1 child meal per adult meal free all day, everyday.  Drinks not included.

Mondays:

  • Godfather’s Pizza. Mondays 5:00 – 8 p.m. Kids 10 and under eat free from the buffet; drink included. One free child per paying adult. Valid at Springfield, Chatham, Decatur and Mt. Zion locations
  • Mario’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria on Clear Lake Avenue and their location at Piper Glen. Kids eat free with an adult paying entree. 3073 East Clear Lake Ave, Springfield. 217-523-2211 and 2841 Mansion Rd Springfield, IL 217-483-6888
  • McAlister’s Deli Kids eat free from 5:00-8:00pm at both locations: 3130 S. Dirksen Parkway 217-210-0780 and  2917 West Iles (near Toys R Us)  217-210-0695.

Mondays & Tuesdays

  • IHOP. Kids eat free Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. with adult purchase. Two locations: 2600 Sunrise Drive, Springfield. 217-789-4467. Also 4001 Wabash Avenue, Springfield. 217-698-4467.

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Up to two kids eat free per each paying adult at MCL Cafeteria on West Wabash down from White Oaks Malls near Montvale.

 

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Tuesdays:

  • Bob Evans. (Conestoga Ave) One free meal per adult entree.  Activities are from 5:30-7, however kids eat free all night long ages 12 and under.  Enjoy various games, characters, and activities.
  • Chili’s. All Day Kids under 12 ordering from the kids menu with the purchase of an adult entree eat free on Tuesdays.  Dine in only.  Never pay for chips and salsa if you check in on Foursquare!  2891 S Veterans, Springfield. 217-546-8505.
  • Denny’s. Tuesdays & Saturdays 4:00 -10 p.m.  Kids 12 & under eat free with adult purchase. 2905 Stevenson Dr. 529-6842; 2599 W. Wabash, Springfield. 217-698-1049
  • IHOP. Kids eat free Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. with adult purchase. Two locations: 2600 Sunrise Drive, Springfield. 217-789-4467. Also 4001 Wabash Avenue, Springfield. 217-698-4467.
  • Pizza Ranch at 1001 Lejune Dr, Springfield. One child per paying adult eats free Tuesday evenings.
  • Pizza Hut on 6th St Kids enjoy free buffet with paying adult.
  • Dublin Pub: All day. Kids meal free with with paying adult entree.  1975 West Wabash, Springfield. Phone: 217-793-6871.
  • Texas Roadhouse. Tuesday is Kids Night for Activities including a Free Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Face Paint, Contests such as peanut stomps, mashed potato or applesauce eating contests and appearances by Andy Amaradillo.  Springfield location 217-698-5700.

Wednesdays:

  • Rosati’s Pizza Kids eat Free with every paying adult meal. Ages 12 and under.2934 South 6th S. Springfield, IL 217-679-4778
  • The Barrel Head: Kids Eat FREE on Wednesdays with adult meal purchase. 1577 Wabash Ave, Jerosme. 217-787-2102
  • The Brickhouse: Kids eat free on Wednesday with adult entree purchase.10 and under. 3136 W. Iles, Springfield. Phone: 217-546-BRIK.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings. Wednesday, all day $1.50.  “Wild Child” Kids Meals for ages 12 and under, drink included.  4420 Wabash Avenue, Springfield.  217-546-9453

Thursdays:

  • Market Grille at HyVee on MacArthur: Kids eat free at the dine in restaurant on Thursday evenings

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Saturdays:

  • Denny’s. Tuesdays & Saturdays 4:00 -10 p.m.  Kids 12 & under eat free with adult purchase. 2905 Stevenson Dr. 529-6842; 2599 W. Wabash, Springfield. 217-698-1049 www.dennys.com.

Saturdays AND Sundays:

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill Kids kids eat free all day on the weekends.   2320 Wabash Ave., Springfield. 217-698-7111 qdoba.com
  • Steak n’ Shake. Kids Eat for Free with the purchase of an adult meal over $8 on the weekends.  All Springfield locations.  217-787-0392

Sundays:

  • Casa Real 3100 W White Oaks Drive (off of Wabash/Rt 4) Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. 
  • Engrained Brewing Company. All children 12 and under eat free  with an accompanying adult meal purchase, from 4pm-close (9pm), excluding kid’s salmon. engrainedbrewing.com
  • Hickory River Smokehouse Sunday All Day is Family Day. One Kids Meal Free with purchase of a dinner plate and drink. 2343 N. Dirksen Parkway 217-528-2271
  • Omar’s Latin Fusion Cuisine on Route 4 Veteran’s near Piper Glen entrance.  Kids eat free Sunday  6901 Preston Drive, Springfield IL 217-697-5588 Thank you Ashley W.
  • Xochimilco.  Kids eat free on Sundays.  Two Area Locations. Thank you, Lyndsi R. for this tip. xochimilcorestaurant.com/

If you have discovered a “Kids Eat Free” or super-savings deal at an area restaurant, please email us so we can add to our list.

 

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