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Taking the whole family out to dinner can be really expensive. I have two kids, so I definitely understand that paying for four is a lot more than paying for two and don’t even get me started on the beverages. The best way to save money is to cook at home, but that’s not always practical with crazy schedules and sometimes quite frankly we don’t want to. So instead, we decided to look for where kids eat free in Orlando.

We put together a list of 11 restaurants where kids eat free in Orlando for those days that you can’t or don’t want to cook. We’re not judging!

You are probably thinking to yourselves, a list of restaurants is great, but I want to know where kids eat free near me. Don’t worry! Most of these restaurants have multiple locations, so you should be able to find one near you.


4 Rivers Smokehouse

This barbeque joint features meat, meat, and more meat. Piled high on a plate, or on a bun, you can get beef, pork, or chicken. There are even vegetables so you can pretend that what you’re eating is healthy. Some kids eat free nights will feature activities and even live music to get them dancing.

Locations: Multiple including Kissimmee, Downtown (with limited hours), UCF, and Longwood

Kids Eat Free Night: Monday – Wednesday

Bob Evans

Comfort food can really hit the spot, and sometimes you just need a nice slab of meatloaf. Bob Evans serves all of that, as well as burgers and all-day breakfast. Because, as Leslie Knope will attest to, breakfast food is the best.

Locations: Multiple in Fern Dale, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee

Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

Duffy’s Sports Grill

This sports bar is a great place for the family to go and watch the game –whichever one your family loves – and cheer on your favorite teams. The menu features classic bar food. Kids eat free all day on Wednesday.

Locations: Lake Mary and Orlando

Kids Eat Free Night: Wednesdays (all day)

Gator’s Dockside 

Tuesday night is Kids’ Night at Gator’s Dockside (and it might be two for one alcohol night as well, so it’s a win-win). The restaurant has burgers, wings, seafood, a gator tail dinner, and a giant pretzel appetizer.

Locations: Baldwin Park, Clermont, Dr. Phillips, Lake Mary, SODO, St. Cloud and Waterford Lakes

Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesdays

Graffiti Junktion 

Kids eat free from 5-8pm on Tuesdays at this burger joint and bar with a decent selection of adult and kid choices (including beer). As an added bonus, the Lake Nona location also has trivia starting at around 7, so you can get your kids to help you win some prizes.

Locations: Multiple including Lake Nona, Downtown, College Park, Lake Mary, and Longwood

Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesdays (5-8 only


I know what you’re thinking … you have to assemble the meal yourself with only an allen wrench and semi-helpful pictographs. But this surprisingly cheap, and surprisingly tasty option has been a winner in our house for a while now, and kids eating free is an added bonus. Ikea also features a storytime for little kids at 1pm. Get the Swedish meatballs. Must have free Ikea Family card to redeem this offer.

Location: 4092 Eastgate Drive, Orlando

Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesdays (all day)

Miller’s Ale House

Miller’s Ale House is a nation-wide restaurant chain with over 75 locations. This special is at all of its locations. Featuring burgers, shrimp, and wings, this bar-standard restaurant covers all of the major food groups that kids need – fried, cheesy, and chicken-based. Don’t worry that it’s not healthy, just have them run a couple of laps around the parking lot.

Locations: Multiple including near Florida Mall, I-Drive, Airport, Altamonte Springs, and Winter Garden

Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesdays

Steak and Shake

This burger and shake joint (which also has sandwiches, chili, and salad if you really want it) gives the kids cars to play with and hats to wear. With plenty of options, there’s bound to be a burger to fit everyone’s tastes. Kids eat free on Saturdays and Sundays, with one free kids meal per $9 spent by adults. There are some cheap menu options, but with a little work, you can get two kids to eat free.

Locations: Multiple including Orlando, Winter Park, Alafaya, Casselbury, and Altamonte Springs

Kids Eat Free Night: Saturdays (all day) & Sundays (all day)


The Porch

On Wednesday nights, kids eat free at the Porch, which features fish tacos, a shrimp boil, and a variety of sandwich options. Kid’s meals are served in a TV tray, which is sure to delight them. If you’re jealous, the Porch also sells an adult TV dinner.

Location: 643 N Orange Ave, Winter Park

Phone: 407-571-9101

Kids Eat Free Night: Wednesdays (all day)

TJ’s Seafood Shack

Enjoy fresh seafood, burgers, and other delicious dinners at TJ’s Seafood Shack. The restaurant is so good, it’s won Taste of Oviedo several times in its almost 10-year history. Kids can get fish, shrimp, or traditional kids food from the children’s menu, and they eat free on Monday nights.

Locations: Oviedo and Orlando

Kids Eat Free Night: Monday

Zona Fresca 

Fresh burritos, tacos, and nachos are great for dinner. Zona Fresca uses fresh ingredients, and offers cactus in several dishes for something a little different. The guacamole is made from scratch, and new locations are opening around the area.

Location: 1035 North Orlando Avenue, Suite 105, Winter Park

Phone: 407-622-4840

Kids Eat Free Night: Monday

Where do you plan to go eat this week?