Guest Blog – Kids Eat Free

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This awesome guest blog is written by Michele, who’s all about free stuff!   Pair one of these free meals with some free play at a Fun Orange County Parks

Michele writes…

“I ran a Kids Eat Free blog for a while – complete with menus – before I got worried about copyright issues. Plus, after doing it for a couple months, I realized all the kid menus are pretty much the same (chicken strips, burgers, mac ‘n cheese, etc.). So here is some leftover info from my days as a kid’s restaurant blogger. Some things to think about:

  • Most require purchasing an adult meal.
  • Some restaurants limit the # of free kids meals.
  • If you see a chain restaurant with a location near you – call to see if they have a kids eat free day.
  • Sometimes drinks and desserts are included, sometimes not. Read the fine print.
  • Most of the specials are for dinner only.
  • ALWAYS call to confirm the kids eat free specials. They change often.
  • Finally, you’ll be saving anywhere from $3-$7 per meal. But would you be eating out anyways? Or are you spending $25 for the adult meal that you wouldn’t normally spend? I can feed my whole family a fresh, amazing meal at Albatros in Lake Forest for about $15 (or less) WITHOUT a kids eat free deal!

Monday
Avila’s El Ranchito (Laguna Niguel)
Bad To The Bone (San Clemente)
Buonos Pizza (San Clemente)

Tuesday
Pat & Oscar’s
Coco’s Restaurants
Denny’s
Chick-Fil-A (Irvine and Tustin)
Ruby’s Diner
Lone Star Steak House (Laugna Hills)
Beach Pit BBQ (Costa Mesa)
Buonos Pizza (San Clemente)
Beach Fire
Spoon’s (Orange)
Don Jose Ricardo’s Mexican Cafe (Laguna Hills)
Wingnuts (Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo)

Wednesday
El Torito (Laguna Hills)
Rainforest Cafe (Costa Mesa)
Coco’s Restaurants
Fish House Market and Grill (Orange)
El Ranchito (Santa Ana)
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant (San Clemente)
Carrow’s

Thursday
Carrow’s
Wingnuts (Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo)

Saturday
El Torito (Dana Point)
Denny’s
LoneStar Steak House (Laguna Hills)

Sunday
Taco Mesa (Ladera Ranch)
Avila’s El Ranchito (Lake Forest)

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See any place that was missed??  Comment below!!! 

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  1. 1

    Thank you so much for this list! Ok seriously this rocks! Michele you are so awesome! Jen thank you for these amazing guest posts!

    BTW today is Ruby’s rollback day. Burger/fries combo 2.79. I think we are skipping dinner duties today and heading to Ruby’s.

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    wifeandmom says:

    What a great list! Thank you! I will say, Chick-fil-A on Tuesdays is great … it gets crowded but the kids get more then eating for free – free art craft (pretty nice ones) and a balloon … plus usually a visit from the Chick-fil-A cow (so funny seeing how excited all the kids get to see a character, even the Chick-fil-A cow, LOL!!!) I love how you organized by days – we hardly go out to eat during the week but when we do this will be a great resource, thanks!

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    heather says:

    thanks for the list : )
    island restaurant in orange has kids eat free on tuesdays.

  4. 4
    heather says:

    thanks for the list : )
    islands restaurant in orange has kids eat free on tuesdays.

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    Dara says:

    Denny’s will also let you use one of their coupons on a kids eat free night! A lot of other restaurants won’t let you combine a coupon with a free kids meal night. Love the list Michele!

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    Christine says:

    Enjoyed this blog.

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    I take it there are no free kids meal deals on Friday at restaurants? Honestly, the cheapest meals are when you share family style, at home or at a restaurant.

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