Not only does the Philly area have a plethora of fun adventures for families, it's also a haven for food freebies and discounts for kids. Whether you're visiting the city or the suburbs, you will find chain restaurants and local spots that offer a break on the bill for kiddos. Want to plan an itinerary for the day or weekend? Check out our events calendar, choose a restaurant near your activity, and you're on your way! Don't forget to confirm these deals with the restaurants before you head out.
1002 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Specializing in pizza and sandwiches, Wacky Zaki's offers a free kids' meal on Mondays, with the purchase of a qualifying adult meal.
Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse
7500 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136
This BBQ joint has it all, and on Mondays from 5 to 8:30pm kids 5 and under eat free, and kids under 10 are half price, with qualifying purchase of adult buffet.
Miller's Ale House
Springfield, Langhorne, Philadelphia, Willow Grove
For a tavern atmosphere with a family-friendly focus, check out Miller's Ale House. With every adult meal, kids get a free meal on Tuesdays. Dine-in only.
The Continental Tavern
2 N. Main St., Yardley, PA 19067
Located in the historic district of Yardley, The Continental Tavern offers kids under 10 a free meal every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entree.
South Philadelphia, Conshohocken
Kids eat free on Tuesdays at IKEA. A perfect excuse to get some shopping done!
2481 N. 54th St, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Located right on the St. Joe's campus, Landmark Americana offers casual fare, with pub food and grill food. Kids eat free on Wednesdays at the City Line Avenue location with the purchase of an adult meal. (Psst...this one's really close to the Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo!)
Barnaby's of America
West Chester, Aston, Ridley, and Havertown
With four locations throughout Delaware County, Barnaby's makes it easy for kids to score a freebie in the middle of the week. At all three locations, kids under eat free on Wednesdays after 3pm. One kids' meal per adult entree.
Mas Mexicali Restaurant
102 E. Market St., West Chester, PA 19380
Looking to spice up your restaurant choices a little? Check out the borough of West Chester, where Mas holds a Sunday Funday for families every week. Kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.
Two locations in Philadelphia
Another great option for Mexican food for free for your little ones! Plus Adobe Cafe specializes in many delicious vegetarian options. Kids under 10 years old eat free when ordering from the Kids Menu.
1523 South 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
This South Philly classic has been crafting classic Italian desserts for three generations. As if that weren't sweet enough, every day of the week Kids under 12 get a free cupcake with qualifying purchase, available at their flagship location only.
Bruster's Ice Cream
Various locations throughout the area
Okay, so this isn't really a free meal offer. But let's face it, free ice cream might be even better. Bruster's offers kids under 40" a free baby cone. Every. Single. Day.
National Restaurant Chains
If none of the above strike your fancy, check out the plethora of restaurant chains in the area. Many of them offer free kids' meals throughout the week, and some of them provide a "Kids' Club," where parents can sign up for discounts and special offers.
Lone Star Steakhouse
Moe's Southwest Grill
Photo provided by the author. Updated January 2019