Kids Eat Free Night: A Guide to Deals in Tampa Bay


As a mom that budgets down to the penny, I’m always looking for a great deal.  Dining out is a luxury in our house.  That said, my husband and I each try to have a simple lunch or dinner date with our son every week.   Unfortunately, our son is a picky toddler – I’m sure you can all relate.  We absolutely love our lunch/dinner dates together but spending $5.00 or more on a meal that may or may not be eaten just hurts.  After ordering a few full-priced meals out that were left on the table untouched, I knew we needed a cheaper way to continue this tradition.  I set out in search of places that offered free, or deeply discounted, kids meals.  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the options.  Several restaurants around the Tampa Bay area offer a “Kids Eat Free Night” during the week, many of which may surprise you.


Louis Pappas Market Cafe (This offer is good from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)


Cody’s Original Roadhouse

Lee Roy Selmon’s  

Mosquito Grill & Bar

Sally O’Neal’s Pizza

Your Pie Tampa

Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant

The Ranch House


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Bob Evans

Cody’s Original Roadhouse


Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Mosquito Grill & Bar

Sally O’Neal’s Pizza

The Ranch House


Gathering Place (This offer is good thru November)

Moes Southwest Grill (This offer begins at 5:00 p.m.)

Mosquito Grill & Bar

Sally O’Neal’s Pizza


McAlister’s Deli (Westshore) is hosting a special kids eat free night on Thursday, October 24, 2013.


Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen

Finally, while not all restaurants offer a regular “Kids Eat Night”, a few do offer some other great deals worth mentioning:


Sign up for Chili’s Email Club and you’ll find that you receive regular coupons for a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.


Sign up for MyCrispers Rewards (which is free) and kids’ meals will cost you only $1.49 any time.


Piccadilly offers Kids’ Meals for just $0.99 every day after 4 p.m.

We hope this list helps you navigate Kids Eat Free nights in the area.  Happy – and FREE – dining!

Disclaimer: This list is not inclusive. Restrictions apply. Most free meal deals apply to children 10 and under, apply after 4:00 p.m., and provide for one free kid’s meal with each adult entrée purchased. Be sure to verify the deals and restrictions at your dining location. 

What other places in the Tampa Bay area have you found that offer free kids’ meals?

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7 Responses to Kids Eat Free Night: A Guide to Deals in Tampa Bay

  1. Megan October 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    This is great! I have picky eaters too!! 🙂

  2. Denise October 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Steak n Shake does free kids meals on the weekends when you purchase $8.

  3. Kelly October 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    What an awesome resource! Thank you so much!

  4. Misty james October 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Michelle, I found you!! Love it! I will definitely follow you!

  5. Carla January 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    Sea Dog Brewing Company in Clearwater on US 19 – kids eat free on Mondays

    • Debbie January 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Thanks, Carla! Awesome tip to know! Sea Dog Brewing is such a great place!

  6. Whole Foods Market Carrollwood June 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Whole Foods Market Carrollwood also offers Kids Eat Free on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.!

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