Tasty Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free
There must be some kind of psychological trick where food just tastes better when its FREE (or at least discounted) —it's even that much better when you've saved the money on picky kids! So in that spirit, we've rounded up our fave Atlanta restaurants where kids eat free.
Before dining out, call the restaurant as specials can vary by location, especially franchises. Most require dine-in service and the purchase of an adult entrée. Friendly reminder: Since labor shortages have hit the restaurant industry hard, base tips on the original total, not the discounted amount.
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Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– Monday
Tijuana Joe’s Cantina – Sandy Springs and Marietta
Kids eat free on Monday with the accompanying purchase of an adult meal. While parents enjoy tacos and margaritas, children can feast on the kids' plate that includes quesadillas, enchiladas and sides like rice, refried beans, corn, or fries.
Suburban Tap Tavern and Grille – Marietta
Located in Marietta for over 20 years, Suburban Tap is known for team trivia and Atlanta United watch parties. Offerings include hamburgers, quesadillas, tacos, wraps, and hot wings. Head over on Monday night when kids eat free with the purchase of a regular meal.
Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– Tuesday
Atlanta Bread Company – Smyrna, Woodstock, Cumming
Fresh-made artisan bread is what makes Atlanta Bread Company so good. If you don’t want a carb overload, the local chain also serves delicious soups and salads. Dine here after 4pm every Tuesday when a meal on the kids menu (including a drink and a cookie!) is free with the purchase of an adult meal.
Denny’s – Norcross
Bring the family on Tuesday from 4-10pm when kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Kids can select breakfast for dinner, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and other items also on the kids’ menu. Bring grandparents too as the restaurant offers discounted meals for those 55 and up.
Holy Taco – East Atlanta
With patio and indoor seating in a former gas station, Holy Taco has been a mainstay for over a decade in East Atlanta. Bring the kids on Tuesday when kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal and enchiladas, quesadillas, and other Mexican specialties.
Miller's Ale House - Kennesaw, Alpharetta, McDonough
This sports bar offers a bit of everything, from burgers to heavier items such as steaks, baby back ribs, and fajitas. Every Tuesday, kids eat free with an adult purchase of $10, excluding alcohol. Kids' choices include shrimp platter, mini burgers, and quesadillas.
Ruby Tuesday – Marietta, College Park, Lithonia, East Point
After 5pm every Tuesday, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Salad lovers will be happy to know the 50-year-old chain still offers the Endless Garden Bar that made them famous. The kids menu includes cheeseburger sliders, pizza, and chicken tenders, all served with fruit, vegetables, or fries.
Alessio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria – Roswell, Johns Creek, Cumming
With a minimum purchase of $10, kids ages 10 and under eat free on Tuesday. Come for pizza or Italian specialties served with Alessio's tasty garlic knots. Youngsters have plenty of pasta options, as well as pizza and chicken tenders.
Taqueria Tsunami – Multiple Locations
Taqueria Tsunami is a blend of Asian and Mexican cuisine and offers fresh fare that everyone will enjoy. Taqueria Tykes on Tuesday allows kids 10 and under to eat free all day with each adult entrée purchase. Favorites include the avocado cilantro egg rolls, Thai chicken taco, and BBQ short ribs taco.
Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– Wednesday
Paradise South of the Border – Marietta
Offering traditional Mexican food, Paradise South allows kids to eat free every Wednesday with an adult entrée purchase. Kids meals include a taco, enchilada, hot dog, cheeseburger, or chicken tenders. Located under the same roof as Paradise Grill, you can order from their menu of American food if you prefer.
Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– Friday
Varner’s Restaurant and Tavern – Smyrna
In addition to providing free shuttle service to see the Atlanta Braves play at nearby Truist Park, Varner's is a fun place to watch sports games, shoot pool, and play trivia. Kids eat free every Friday with an adult meal purchase.
Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– Sunday
Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Stone Mountain
Every Sunday, kids 12 and under eat free with an adult purchase of $10 at select locations. The kids meal includes a choice of meat, one side, drink, and a roll. If you want to eat at home, order the meal to go and enter the code KEFOLO to get the free kids meal as carryout for a limited time.
Jersey Mike's Subs - Multiple Locations
Kids 8 and under eat free on Sunday with an adult purchase at participating Jersey Mike's locations. Serving hot subs and cheesesteaks, in addition to a variety of regular sub sandwiches, even the pickiest eater can find something here!
"Welcome to Moe's" and let kids chow down at Moe's Southwest Grill every Sunday for free!
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Multiple Locations
Moe's allows kids to choose between the taco, burrito, or cheese quesadilla kids meal, each including chips and salsa, a drink, and a cookie. Dine here on Sunday evening, when the kids’ meal is free with an accompanying $4.99 purchase plus drink purchase.
Sushi Matsuya – Toco Hills
Head to Sushi Matsuya where little ones eat free every Sunday from the kids menu. Kids' choices include potstickers, fried rice, noodles, and a shrimp and tempura vegetable combo.
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern offers delicious options on its kids menu. Photo by Bill Leffler
Atlanta Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free– More Deals
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern – Brookhaven, Perimeter, Alpharetta, Atlantic Station
Every Sunday through Thursday from 5-7pm, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entrée at Hobnob. To receive this benefit, sign up for the free loyalty card. Perks also include a free appetizer or dessert when you sign up and a free entrée during your birthday month.
In addition to the biscuits, don't skip out on the creamy, dreamy grits at Flying Biscuit.
Flying Biscuit Cafe – Multiple Locations
At select Flying Biscuit Cafes, kids eat free every Monday through Friday. In addition to serving breakfast all day, menu offerings include burgers, sandwiches, bowls, and some vegan options. Make sure to order the fluffy Flying Biscuit served with cranberry-apple butter. Not every location offers this deal and several restaurants close after lunch.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Buckhead and Dunwoody
Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao features the prix fixe Churrasco Experience with all-you-can-eat cuts of meat, salad, and Brazilian side dishes. Although a more expensive restaurant, kids ages 6 and under eat free every day of the week, while kids ages 7-12 eat at half price.
IHOP – Multiple Locations
At select IHOP locations, kids 12 and under eat free every day from 4-10pm. Brighten your child's day and get the buttermilk pancakes with sprinkles or chocolate chip pancakes with a smiley face, both served with a side of eggs, a strip of bacon, and a sausage link.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House – Grant Park
Become a Karma Club member at Doc Chey’s at no cost — enjoy members-only weekly specials and kids eat free every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-4pm, with each adult entree plus beverage purchase. Kids can order traditional pan-Asian food, as well as chicken fingers.
Dragon Bowl – Emory
For Dragon Bowl's Karma Club members, kids eat free every Monday through Saturday from 4-6pm. Located near Emory, Dragon Bowl patrons create their own bowls with a base, a protein, two veggies, a sauce, and garnish. Kids can choose a rice plate, noodle bowl, or ramen soup with the choice of a beverage.
Osteria 832 – Virginia-Highland
Kids eat free every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5-6:30 pm at Osteria 832 with a Karma Club membership. While the kids dive into spaghetti, mac and cheese, or pizza; parents can relax with a glass of wine. Park behind American Roadhouse where you’ll get two hours of free validated parking.
Bruster's Ice Cream is a sweet treat for kids and adults alike!
Bruster’s Ice Cream – Multiple Locations
After your family dinner, head to Bruster’s where kids under 40 inches tall receive a free Baby Cone. It’s also a great place to celebrate a good report card, birthday, or team win. And if you bring Fido, you’ll receive a free doggie sundae (complete with dog bone!) at participating locations.
Unless noted, photos by the author