Kids Eat Free: Boston Restaurants With Free Meal Deals for Families

Head to these Boston-area restaurants where kids eat free, featuring family faves and great deals! Photo courtesy of  B.Good
Head to these Boston-area restaurants where kids eat free, featuring family faves and great deals! Photo courtesy of B.Good
1/5/23 - By Kelley Heyworth

Letting a restaurant take care of family dinner is the dream—as long as you can do it without blowing the budget. Lucky for us, Boston and the surrounding 'burbs are home to some fantastic, family-oriented restaurants. Some feature play areas where children can get their energy out while parents linger over the meal. Some of our favorites let kids eat free. At these local eateries, children dine gratis on certain days, allowing everyone to enjoy family time without stressing about the bill. We know what you'll be making for dinner tonight: reservations.

Check out our guide to Family-Friendly Boston Breweries and beer Gardens. Our Boston Free Fun Guide is chock-full of ideas for making a low-cost day of it, before or after your meal. For more eateries that welcome the kiddos, see Mommy Poppins' Boston Restaurant Guide.


Boston and Greater Boston Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

1. Longwood Grille and Bar – Boston

The children's menu here is unapologetically full of reliable kid-pleasers, like PB&J and Kraft mac and cheese. Kids (12 and under) eat free for lunch or dinner every day when an adult entree is also ordered.

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The 99 Restaurants let kids eat free the day after a Red Sox victory. Photo courtesy

2. Ninety Nine – multiple locations

Need another reason to cheer on the Sox? The Ninety Nine serves up free meals to kids (ages 10 and under) the day after each Red Sox win (home or away). These post-win kids' meals are free with the purchase of an adult entree in all Ninety Nine restaurants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and most of Connecticut. Go Sox!

3. Moe's Southwest Grill – multiple locations

This popular chain launched a national "Kids Eat Free" program, which began in April 2021. Every single location now offers one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree ($6 or more). This is valid for children 12 and under, only on Sundays. Kids can enjoy a customized burrito, taco, or quesadilla plus a cookie and drink. 

4. B. Good – multiple locations

Farm-to-table comfort food is on the menu at this restaurant that originated right here in Boston. With a large menu of bowls, burgers, and sandwiches, everyone is sure to find something that hits the spot. Starting in November 2023, B.Good announced kids could eat free on Fridays after 4pm (with the purchase of an accompanying adult meal).

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Kids are sure to be fired up for these family-friendly spots where kids eat free. Photo courtesy of

5. Smashburger – Boston & Attleboro

At the Smashburger chain, kids can eat free on Wednesdays. This deal is valid with the purchase of one adult entree.

North-of-Boston Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

6. La Qchara — Melrose

Every Tuesday, kids eat free after 4pm with the purchase of an adult meal. La Qchara in Melrose delivers the flavors of Central and South America.

7. Smuttynose Restaurant – Hampton, NH

Enjoy one free kids meal on Sundays (from 11:30am to 7:30pm) with the purchase of an adult meal priced $9.99 or more.

West-of-Boston Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

8. Owen O'Leary's – Southborough, Westborough

There's a big menu at this local chain, with lots of crowd-pleasing sharing plates like loaded nachos and wings. Two kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4pm to 8pm, with the purchase of an adult entree.

9. Denny's – multiple locations

An American chain that is recognized across the 50 states, Denny's in Massachusetts has multiple places to dine and enjoy a free meal for the kiddos. Every Tuesday from 4pm to 10pm, kids eat free at Denny's. Valid for up to two kids ages 10 and under, a free kids entree can be enjoyed with the purchase of one adult's normally priced entree.

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Buy a $5 arcade card for half-price after your free kid's meal on Wednesdays! Photo courtesy of Barret's Ale House in West Bridgewater.

South-of-Boston Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

10. Village Manor — Dedham

It sure is good to be a kid on Tuesdays! Kids eat free at Village Manor with the purchase of an adult entree.

11. Barrett's Ale House – Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Fall River 

Little ones are a real focus here, with fail-safe children's entrees like burgers and grilled cheese that include an ice cream sandwich. On Wednesdays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree worth $18 or more.  

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