FOOD DEALS: 27 ‘Kids Eat Free’ (or cheap) deals in Dayton


Nothing can really prepare you to become a parent, but the sheer shock of food costs that comes with extra mouths to feed is enough to make any parent start sobbing into their bank account.

Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Kids Eat Free (or super cheap) nights at restaurants around the Miami Valley to help ease the strain on your family budget a little.

EVERY DAY

1.) Fricker’s: for kids 10 and under with an accompanying adult meal and kids’ drink purchase, dine-in only.

2.) WG Grinders: free kids meal with purchase of adult combo meal.

3.) Submarine House: from 4-8 p.m. with the purchase of a half sub or equivalent and both an adult and kids’ drink, dine-in only. 

4.) Super Subby’s: for kids 12 and under and the purchase of adult combo meal

5.) IHOP: after 4 p.m. every day for kids 12 and under, with purchase of adult entree

6.) O’Charley’s: kids 12 and under with purchase of adult entree

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MONDAYS

7.) Buffalo Wings and Rings: Free kids meal with purchase of adult entree, 12 and under, all day.

8.) Spaghetti Warehouse: Get a kid’s meal for $1.99 with an adult meal purchase, 12 and under, all day.

9.) LaRosa’s: Kids 10 and under can get all-you-can-eat spaghetti kids meal for $0.99, all day

10.) Texas Roadhouse (Huber Heights only): 5 -8 p.m. first Monday of the month with purchase of adult entree

11.) Buffalo Wild Wings: all day $1.99 with purchase of adult entree 

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TUESDAYS

11.) Beef O’ Brady’s: for kids 12 and under with purchase of adult meal

12.) Lone Star Steakhouse: Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal. Dine in only.    

13.) Oinkadoodlemoo: free kids meal with purchase of adult meal.

14.) Fazoli’s: 5-8 p.m. 1 adult entree = 3 kids meals at $.99 each plus activities for kids ages 12 and under.

15.) LaRosa’s: Kids 10 and under can get all-you-can-eat spaghetti kids meal for $0.99, all day

16.) Texas Roadhouse (Fairborn location): 4-10 p.m. with purchase of adult entree, dine-in only

17.) Texas Roadhouse (Springfield location): 4-10 p.m. $1.99 with purchase of adult entree, dine-in only

18.) Chili’s: 12 and under with purchase of adult entree, all day

19.) Firehouse Subs: 12 and under with purchase of adult meal, all day UD location, after 4 p.m. Kettering location

20.) Uno Chicago Grill: all day kids 10 and under with purchase of adult entree, dine-in only 

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WEDNESDAYS 

21.) Applebee’s: $0.99 kids meals all day with purchase of adult entree, dine-in only

22.) Skyline Chili: from 5-9 p.m. kids 12 and under with purchase of adult combo meal   

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FRIDAYS

23.) Qdoba: after 4 p.m. with purchase of adult meal, dine-in only

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SATURDAYS

24.) Steak ’n Shake: One free kid’s plate for every $ spent. Excludes drinks and shakes. Ages 12 and under.  

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SUNDAYS

25.) Melting Pot: Free kids meal with purchase of adult meal.

26.) Steak ’n Shake: One free kid’s plate for every $ spent. Excludes drinks and shakes. Ages 12 and under.

27.) Steak Thyme: 12 and under with purchase of adult combo meal, all day.      

Please check with each location first for availability. Know of another great deal? Let us know at contact@dayton.com!


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