Kids will flip over the combo plates at IHOP.
Kids will flip over the combo plates at IHOP.

Long Island Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat Free

Who says nothing is for free anymore? Not these kid-friendly Long Island restaurants, where kids occasionally can eat FREE and you can relax. It's ideal for families with picky—or not-so-picky—eaters who want to enjoy a nice meal without the aggravation of paying for food that goes untouched.

From pizza to pasta, fast food to waitress service, and pub fare to ethnic dishes, check out these locations the next time your family is looking for a stress-free dinner. Promotions change, so be sure to check first before you go. 

Bon appetit.

Nassau

Boulder Creek — Hicksville
200 N. Broadway (Broadway Mall)
Kids 10 and younger eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entree at this relaxed, family-friendly restaurant. Kids can chow down on burgers, sandwiches, or grown-up steaks.

Corner Galley — Massapequa
5411 Merrick Road
On Tuesdays, this popular local spot offers a free kids meal for children 12 and younger with the purchase of an adult entree from 4:30pm until closing time. The menu includes burgers, pasta, chicken fingers, hot dogs, and desserts such as brownie pie and rice pudding.

Dickey's Barbeque Pit— Lawrence
305 Rockaway Turnpike
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on Sundays. Dickey's offers mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and tacos.

Minado — Carle Place
219 Glen Cove Road
This Japanese seafood and buffet restaurant offers free meals to children 3 feet and under. Menu items include ribs, beef or chicken teriyaki, seafood, sushi, soup, salad, and more.


Kids can enjoy pasta and other Italian specialties at Pappardelle's in Bethpage.

Pappardelle’s — Bethpage
554 Stewart Avenue
Pizza, pasta, and other Italian specialties are served at this family-friendly establishment. Kids eat free all day on Sundays with the purchase of any adult meal.

Runyon’s — Seaford
3928 Merrick Road
Kids eat free seven days a week from 4 to 7 pm with the purchase of an adult entree ($14.95 or more) at this casual dining spot specializing in American comfort food, including burgers, pastas, and more. Promotion not valid on holidays.

The 3rd Rail — Bellmore
216 Pettit Avenue
Kids eat free all day on Mondays and Wednesdays with the purchase of each adult meal. Menu includes mac and cheese, chicken fingers, pasta, burgers, and more.

Your Mothers House Kitchen & Bar — Garden City Park
2349 Jericho Turnpike
All day on Tuesdays, kids younger than 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids' menu items include grilled cheese, corn dogs, popcorn shrimp, pizza, mac and cheese, mini burgers, chicken tenders, and more.

Zim Zari California Coastal Grill — Massapequa
4964 Merrick Road
Children 12 and younger eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entree at this Baja-style surf shack that features a menu with Mexican flare.

Suffolk


Kids 10 and younger can choose from barbecue specialties and more at Bobbique in Patchogue.

Bobbique — Patchogue
70 West Main Street
This southern barbeque restaurant serves up free meals to children 12 and younger all day on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult meal. Kids can choose from  ribs, burgers, mac and cheese, and more.

Bulldog Grille — Amityville
292 Merrick Road
Every Monday night, two kids can eat free with the purchase of one adult entree. An added bonus: A balloon artist and face painter are on hand to keep kids entertained.

Cooper Street — Babylon
217 East Main Street
From Sundays through Thursdays, enjoy one free kids (12 and younger) meal with the purchase of a regular-priced adult entree.

Elijah Churchill’s Public House — Northport
1031 Fort Salonga Road
At this classic, casual pub, kids eat free on Wednesdays and Thursdays with each paid adult entree. Kids' meals come with a choice of fries, mashed potatoes, fruit platter or steamed veggies, unlimited soft drinks or Shirley Temples, and dessert.

Gasho of Japan — Hauppauge
356 Motor Parkway
On Mondays, children 12 and younger can eat free during dinnertime with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids' meals include the choice of hibachi chicken, steak or shrimp, plus soup, vegetables, white rice, and dessert.​

The Village Idiot Pub — Patchogue
8 East Main Street
At this popular sports bar in the heart of Patchogue, kids 12 and younger eat free every Monday through Wednesday with the purchase of an adult entree. The menu boasts dishes with fresh ingredients from local producers.

Islandwide

International House of Pancakes — Commack, Lindenhurst, Manhasset, Oceanside, Valley Stream, Westbury, Williston Park
Kids eat free from 4 to 10pm every day in Commack; on Mondays and Wednesdays in Williston Park; on Wednesdays and Fridays in Valley Stream; and on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in Oceanside. The promotion runs for limited times so confirm before you go. Promotions vary by location.

Hurricane Grill & Wings —  Hauppauge, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Manorville, Port Jefferson Station, Syosset
The Florida-based chain boasts more than 30 sauces and rubs for its famous wings.  In Hauppauge, Manorville, Lindenhurst, and Syosset, kids 12 and younger eat free on Saturdays with the purchase of an adult meal.  At the Levittown location, the promotion is offered on Mondays. In Port Jefferson Station, kids eat free on Tuesdays. 

Miller’s Ale House — Deer Park, Lake Grove, Levittown
Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids can choose from spaghetti and meatballs, fried shrimp, mini burgers, hot dogs, cheese quesadillas, and more.

Moe’s Southwest Grill — Five Nassau locations, 10 in Suffolk
On Tuesdays, kids 12 and younger can enjoy a free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult meal from 5 to 9 pm in the dining room.. Tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are on the menu. Available at most Moe’s locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Photos courtesy of the restaurants

A version of this article was posted in 2017. It was updated by writer Rebekah Yahoves in January 2019.


Bobbique
70 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

IHOP
2159 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Boulder Creek
200 N. Broadway Broadway Mall
Hicksville, NY 11801

Zim Zari
4964 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Runyon's
3928 Merrick Road
Seaford, NY 11783

Bulldog Grille
292 Merrick Road
Amityville, NY 11701

Cooper Street
217 East Main Street
Babylone, NY 11702

Corner Galley
5411 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Elijah Churchill's Public House
1031 Fort Salonga Road
Northport, NY 11768

Gasho of Japan
356 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Hurricane Grill & Wings
496 County Road 111
Manorville, NY 11949

Miller's Ale House
3026 Hempstead Turnpike
Levitttown, NY 11756

Minado
219 Glen Cove Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Moe's Southwest Grill
14-A Atlantic Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572

Pappardelle
554 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714

The 3rd Rail
216 Petitt Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710

The Village Idiot Pub
8 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Your Mothers House Kitchen & Bar
Jericho Turnpike
2349 Garden City Park, NY 11040

Dickey's Barbeque Pit
305 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY 11559

IHOP
145 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, 11596

Hurricaine Grill
1037 NY-112
Port Jefferson Station, 11776

Hurricaine Grill
127 E Montauk Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Hurricaine Grill
3345 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

IHOP
2971 Long Beach Rd
Oceanside, NY 11572

IHOP
180 E Sunrise Hwy
Valley Stream, NY 11581

Miller's Ale House
4000 Middle Country Rd
Lake Grove, NY 11755

Miller's Ale House
1800 The Arches Cir
Deer Park, 11729