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Have you ever planned to eat out and wondered whether the restaurant you were interested in visiting offers free Kid’s Meals or discounts? We’re excited to have put together The Master List of Kids Eat for Free Place for the Capital District (Upstate), New York.

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Kids Eat Free Places In New York State

Everybody’s trying to save a buck these days and trying to meal plan at home. But hey, sometimes you want to treat yourself to a decent meal at a restaurant. Kids Eat for Free specials have been around for years, traditionally used by sit-down type restaurants to bring in customers. Lately, we are seeing more deals in some untraditional areas.

Consider these restaurants a win-win for the entire family: From Monday through Sunday, visit these popular chain restaurants like Ruby Tuesday, Chili’s, and Denny’s to get breakfast, lunch, or dinner for kids without even breaking out your wallet.

If you know of any local restaurants that take part in a program like this, please let us know and I will update you accordingly.  

Note: Restaurants may change these specials at any time, so please contact them before your visit to ensure their promotion is still current.

This list has been cultivated for Upstate New York. This list was updated last on 12/23/2023.

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Every Day Meal Deals

 Bob EvansDownload the Bob Evans app and you can score a free kids meal once you spend $15. 
Cici’s PizzaAt participating locations, kids under the age of 3 eat free when you purchase a full-price adult entrée. Some locations choose to this a specific day every week instead of every day, so call ahead! Otherwise, the kid’s buffet is $1.49 with the purchase of an adult buffet.
Chili’s My Chili’s Rewards members can receive Free Kids Meal rewards offers that can be redeemed in-restaurant or online.
Denny’s RestaurantsKids eat for free on their birthday, and restaurant participation may vary by location. Offer is valid for up to two free kid’s entrées from the kid’s menu. One adult entrée purchase of $6.00 or more is required. Offer valid for dine-in only.
IHOPMy Chili’s Rewards members can receive Free Kids Meal rewards offers that can be redeemed restaurant or online.
Golden CorralChildren ages 3 and under eat for free. see locations
Red RobinWhen you join Red Robin Royalty, kids will get a FREE burger or entrée during their birthday month. Sign up for their emails for notifications of Kids’ meal offers (typically $1.99). Usually offered with the purchase of an adult entrée.


BurgerFiChildren ages 12 and under can enjoy a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal at participating BurgerFi locations, exclusively for dine-in guests.


Denny’s RestaurantsFrom 4 pm-10 pm Kids 10 And Under eat for FREE. Up To Two Free Kids’ Entrees From Kids’ Menu Per One Regularly Priced Adult Entrée Purchase. Selection & Prices May Vary.
Famous Dave’s Kids can get a free Lil’ Wilbur Meal every Tuesday with the purchase of one adult entrée at select Famous Dave’s restaurants. Not all locations are partipating.
Johnny RocketsKids ages 12 & under eat free. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entrée purchased – All Day. (Crossgates Mall)
Pancho’sKids eat for free all day with the purchase of an adult meal. 
Miller’s Ale HouseKid’s eat for Free every Tuesday for dine-in or delivery! Use code KEF24 when ordering from our website or mobile app. *One free kid’s meal with the purchase of a $10+ meal, limit 2 per table. Must log in or register for an account.
Ruby TuesdaysKids Eat Free, After 5 pm. With purchase of full-priced adult entree. Available for kids 12 and under.  Dine-in Only.
Uno’s PizzaAll day; kids who order off the kid’s menu with an adult entrée purchase will be free. (Albany, NY Location)

Wednesday – Kids Eat Free Offers

Friendly’sKids ages 12 & under eat free. Kids can get 1 free kids’ menu item per adult entrée purchased – All Day.
IKEA  Select Wednesdays, you can get two free kids’ meals for every adult meal purchase.
Red RobinGet 50% OFF Kids’ Meals every single Wednesday. Use Promo Code: KIDSMEAL50. Limit 4 kids’ meals per adult entrée order. Valid for kids under 11 years old.
SmashBurgerGrab a Free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult meal (entrée, side, & drink).  Kids 12 & under. In-store only at participating locations.


The Galley Bar & Grill – Malta, NYKids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.



Denny’s RestaurantsFrom 4 pm-10 pm Kids, 10 And under eat for free. Up To Two Free Kids’ Entrees From the Kids’ Menu per one adult entrée purchase. Selection & Prices May Vary.


Casa Real MexicanNot Free. Kids’ meals are $1.99.
Moe’s Southwest GrillEvery Sunday, your child, 12 and under, gets their choice of kid’s burrito, taco, or quesadilla + chips & salsa, drink, and cookie comes with every meal. One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of $6 or more. 
Firehouse SubsIf it’s your kid’s birthday, head to Firehouse Subs for a free kids combo when you buy a medium or large sub, chips, and drink.
Mexican ConnectionFor children aged 12 and under. One kids’ menu meal per regular menu entrée purchased. Not to be combined with any other discount, coupon, or promotion. (Temporary Discontinued)

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99 RestaurantsKids will eat for free when the Red Sox win. Must join REWARDS to get a free Kids Meal with any adult entrée purchase.
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