Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap!) In Nashville


One of our favorite guides is back! We love to give our readers the skinny on where they can take the whole family to dinner without breaking the bank. We’re excited to share our 2023 roundup of places in Nashville for kids to eat free or cheap! Each year, we work hard to verify all of the information on this list, but of course prices can vary between locations. If you have any questions, be sure to call the restaurant first to make sure that they honor the deals listed below.

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap!) In Nashville! 2022 Edition

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap!) In Nashville

{Please make note that restaurants change their specials and offers and frequently so be sure to check with the restaurant on their website or by calling.}

Applebee’s: Kids 12 and under eat FREE on a select day of the week. Day of the week depends on the location, and not all locations participate.

Backyard Burgers: Buy one adult combo meal and get a kids meal free for kids 12 and under from 4 pm to close.

Blue Coast Burrito: Tuesday 5-9 pm Little Surfer Meals (entrée, chips, salsa and drink) are $1.99 with adult meal purchase.

Bob Evans: Kids 12 and under eat FREE on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.

BoomBozz: Kids Eat Free (1 child per $10 adult purchase)

Burger Shack: Mondays 4pm-9pm, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult combo. 1 kids meal per adult.

Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen: Join their Kid’s Club, you get a FREE meal on your birthday!

Chili’s: Rewards members get a free kid’s meal as long as they spend at least $5 every 60 days. The kids’ menu includes favorites like sliders, chicken fingers, pizza, pasta, grilled cheese, and quesadilla, so there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Dairy Queen: $1.99 kids meals on select nights, check local location for details

Denny’s: At this beloved breakfast joint, kids eat free when adults order an entrée. It’s limited to two free kids’ meals per adult, and may apply to different days according to location.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Sundays – One free kids’ meal per check with a minimum $12 purchase

Famous Dave’s: Every Tuesday kids can enjoy a Lil Wilbur kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée

Firehouse Subs: Sign up for their Free Kids meal for your child’s birthday.

IHOP: Let’s face it, when are your kids not in the mood for pancakes? Kids love breakfast for dinner. Thankfully, at the International House of Pancakes, there are certain days and times kids eat free. It varies based on the restaurant location. Check your local restaurant for specific times and days.

Jason’s Deli: Kids eat FREE on varying days of the week, depending on the location. Please call to confirm which day with the location nearest you!

Jersey Mike’s:  Kids eat FREE with purchase of an adult meal on Wednesday nights 4pm-close.

Logans Roadhouse: Wednesday kids 12 and under eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: When a meal is ‘family style’, kids 4 and under eat FREE.

McAlister’s Deli: Kids meals are just $2.59 at some locations!

Mirko Pasta Nashville: Kids FREE on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal.

Miller’s Ale House: Tuesdays – Free kid’s meal with the purchase of $10+ menu item (excluding alcohol), limit 2 per table

Moe’s BBQ: Kids 10 and under eat FREE on Tuesdays after 5 pm.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: At participating locations, kids eat free on Sunday. Plus, all entrées come with free chips and salsa, and kids’ meals also include a drink and cookie.

Nama Sushi: Kids 10 and under eat FREE on Sunday lunch with the purchase of an adult’s meal.

Red Robin: The deal varies by location, so check with your local franchise, but popular deals include “kids eat free” one night of the week and $1.99 kids’ meals. At all locations, kids can get a free sundae on their birthday, and royalty rewards members get a free burger during their birthday month as well as every 10th item free.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Mondays and Tuesdays – Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée

Ruby Tuesdays: This national chain lives up to its name. Kids eat free every Tuesday after 5 p.m. with the purchase of an entrée.

Steak ‘N Shake: Every Saturday and Sunday select locations offer free kids’ meals with an adult purchase of $9.00 or more. Plus 1/2 priced happy hour from 2- 4 pm for Shakes on weekdays.

Toot’s: Up to two FREE hot dog/chip or fries basket with ice cream per every adult meal purchased.

Uncle Bud’s: Kids 6 and under can eat for $2.95! (Includes beverage and ice cream)

Do you have something to add to our list? Please leave it in the comments!

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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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