Long Island Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat Free

Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat Free in Long Island, New York
Kids will flip over the combo plates at IHOP.

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.

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Bobbique
70 West Main Street
11772 Patchogue , NY
Phone: 631-447-7744
40° 45' 55.9116" N, 73° 1' 0.6636" W
New York
IHOP
2159 Jericho Turnpike
11725 Commack , NY
Phone: 631-499-7265
40° 50' 37.1508" N, 73° 17' 4.47" W
New York
Boulder Creek
200 N. Broadway Broadway Mall
11801 Hicksville , NY
Phone: 516-942-7800
40° 46' 23.7288" N, 73° 31' 41.754" W
New York
Zim Zari
4964 Merrick Road
11758 Massapequa , NY
Phone: 516-809-6960
40° 39' 59.2272" N, 73° 27' 12.8484" W
New York
Runyon's
3928 Merrick Road
11783 Seaford , NY
Phone: 516-221-2112
40° 39' 58.14" N, 73° 29' 9.3732" W
New York
Bulldog Grille
292 Merrick Road
11701 Amityville , NY
Phone: 631-691-1947
40° 40' 10.56" N, 73° 24' 36.7416" W
New York
Cooper Street
217 East Main Street
11702 Babylone , NY
Phone: 631-587-0159
40° 41' 50.2944" N, 73° 19' 10.1064" W
New York
Corner Galley
5411 Merrick Road
11758 Massapequa , NY
Phone: 516-798-9018
40° 40' 5.9916" N, 73° 26' 14.0604" W
New York
Elijah Churchill's Public House
1031 Fort Salonga Road
11768 Northport , NY
Phone: 631-261-9678
40° 54' 27.5436" N, 73° 18' 55.7316" W
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Gasho of Japan
356 Motor Parkway
11788 Hauppauge , NY
Phone: 631-231-3400
40° 48' 27.1764" N, 73° 14' 39.6528" W
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Hurricane Grill & Wings
496 County Road 111
11949 Manorville , NY
Phone: 631-281-9464
40° 52' 10.0344" N, 72° 47' 50.4888" W
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Miller's Ale House
3026 Hempstead Turnpike
11756 Levitttown , NY
Phone: 516-520-7000
40° 43' 28.0272" N, 73° 31' 25.7988" W
New York
Minado
219 Glen Cove Road
11514 Carle Place , NY
Phone: 516-294-9541
40° 44' 52.5444" N, 73° 36' 57.0636" W
New York
Moe's Southwest Grill
14-A Atlantic Avenue
11572 Oceanside , NY
Phone: 516-255-5550
40° 38' 23.1216" N, 73° 38' 26.0988" W
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Pappardelle
554 Stewart Avenue
11714 Bethpage , NY
Phone: 516-433-2463
40° 44' 35.2824" N, 73° 28' 54.4728" W
New York
The 3rd Rail
216 Petitt Avenue
11710 Bellmore , NY
Phone: 516-590-7220
40° 40' 10.1388" N, 73° 31' 42.8304" W
New York
The Village Idiot Pub
8 East Main Street
11772 Patchogue , NY
Phone: 631-289-8471
40° 45' 55.89" N, 73° 0' 53.4888" W
New York
Your Mothers House Kitchen & Bar
Jericho Turnpike
11040 2349 Garden City Park , NY
Phone: 516-493-9030
40° 44' 31.0308" N, 73° 39' 43.6968" W
New York
Dickey's Barbeque Pit
305 Rockaway Turnpike
11559 Lawrence , NY 40° 37' 27.5232" N, 73° 44' 8.754" W
New York
IHOP
145 Hillside Avenue
11596 Williston Park 40° 45' 21.456" N, 73° 38' 42.6552" W
Hurricaine Grill
1037 NY-112
11776 Port Jefferson Station 40° 55' 24.6" N, 73° 2' 40.488" W
Hurricaine Grill
127 E Montauk Hwy
11757 Lindenhurst , NY 40° 40' 45.5592" N, 73° 21' 39.51" W
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Hurricaine Grill
3345 Hempstead Turnpike
11756 Levittown , NY 40° 43' 36.4728" N, 73° 30' 42.7644" W
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IHOP
2971 Long Beach Rd
11572 Oceanside , NY 40° 38' 18.7008" N, 73° 38' 22.4556" W
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IHOP
180 E Sunrise Hwy
11581 Valley Stream , NY 40° 39' 27.4464" N, 73° 41' 30.0264" W
New York
Miller's Ale House
4000 Middle Country Rd
11755 Lake Grove , NY 40° 51' 41.5944" N, 73° 7' 42.8304" W
New York
Miller's Ale House
1800 The Arches Cir
11729 Deer Park 40° 45' 44.9352" N, 73° 18' 24.822" W