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

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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 locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Monday – Wednesday

Denny’s

Your favorite breakfast spot offers a kids eat free special once per week between the hours of 4pm and 10pm.. The date varies by location, so you will have to call and check what day your local Denny’s offers this promotion. And the best news of all, breakfast is served 24 hours. So you can grab that moons over my hammy that you have been craving for for your dinner.

Locations: Multiple locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: varies (4pm to 10pm)

Meat-n-Fire Barbeque

Enjoy some great que at Meat and Fire Barbeque. Chow down on freshly smoked ribs, brisket, chicken and best of all burnt ends. This place is perfect for the entire family. Don’t worry about the kids whining they don’t like it; they will be too busy stuffing their mouths.

Location: 1925 S. Narcoosee Rd  St. Cloud, FL
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesdays and Thursdays (5pm to 9pm)

Monday

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

Tuesday

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 locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

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BurgerFi

If you have never had a burger from BurgerFi, you have definitely been missing out. The adults love the Breakfast All Day Burger and the kids get to choose from a burger, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken tenders. Don’t fill up on the burgers and fries, because you will definitely want some custard for dessert.

Locations: Multiple locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

Ikea 

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: Tuesday (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: Multiple locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

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 locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday (5-8 only)

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Treat your kids to dinner and a show at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse. Watch as the chef cooks up your meal with flare and shows your party some amazing tricks. Just remember to tell your kids, these are professionals so don’t try this at home!

Location: Multiple locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

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 locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

If you haven’t been to Ruby Tuesday in awhile, you need to visit. They have stepped up their game a lot; they are not the Ruby Tuesdays of old. The salad bar remains, but there are now a lot more food options to choose from. Kids can choose from a bunch of items including popcorn shrimp and mini corn dogs, both of which would make my son oh so happy.

Locations: Multiple locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Tuesday

Wednesday

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: Wednesday (all day)

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Pig Floyd’s

Enjoy a mash-up of Asian street food and BBQ at this locally owned spot. My kids love the pork sandwich with a side of black beans and rice. Spring for a side of Mexican Corn. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Locations: 1326 North Mills Avenue, Orlando and 9800 N Narcoossee Rd, Suite 103, Orlando
Kids Eat Free Night: Wednesday (after 5 pm)

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: Wednesday (all day)

Weekends

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 locations in Orlando area
Kids Eat Free Night: Saturday (all day) & Sunday (all day)

Where do you plan to grab a free kid’s meal this week?