53 Kids Eat Free Deals at Chicagoland Restaurants Throughout the Week

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Sometimes after a long day of work, chauffeuring the kids to school, and extracurricular activities, cooking dinner is the last thing you want to do. Maybe it’s just me, but those days seem to fall during my very intentional budget weeks. On those days, local restaurants that offer kids eat free promotions are a lifesaver! Check out our list of eateries offering deals for free (or discounted) kids’ meals. Try a new spot or visit a family favorite together.

While many restaurants require adult entrees be purchased to receive free kids’ meals, you’ll still be pleasantly surprised when you receive the check at the end of your meal.

Don’t see your favorite spot on this list? Add it in the comments below so we can share it with our readers.

Most restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree to score the deal. Even though we’ve verified restaurants’ offerings and restrictions as of October 4, 2023, things change. It’s always a good idea to call ahead and confirm that the deal is still on.

Note: Wheatstack in Lisle closed at the end of 2023.


Where Kids Eat Free on Mondays

Buffalo Wings and Rings
1520 Carlemont Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 788-9464
Kids 10 and under receive one free kids meal per adult entrée (valued at $10 or more) on Mondays. Dine-in only.

Lavergne’s Tavern
6546 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Kids eat free on Mondays.

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont, Oak Brook, and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half-price every day.

Colonial Cafe
1625 E Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-0088

8 W Gardner Road
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-7722

Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree on Mondays after 4pm. Not valid with any other discounts.

Ellyn’s Tap and Grill
940 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-0940
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under on Mondays.

Fox & Turtle
400 East Orchard Street
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-1801
From 4pm to close, each adult entrée purchase will include up to 2 free kids menu items. Dine-in only.

Flat Top Grill
305 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 652-3700
One free entree for kids 10 and under with every adult (or child 11 and over) entree on Mondays.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entrée. Not valid on special events or holidays.

Tap House Grill
Locations in Lemont, Oswego, St. Charles, and Plainfield
One kid eats free per adult meal on Mondays. Dine-in only.

Brook’s Kitchen and Tap
1919 S. Meyers Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 613-9588
Kids 12 years and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Warren’s Ale House
51 Town Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 462-5126
One free kid’s meal per adult meal. Available for dine-in and carryout orders.

Moretti’s
Multiple locations including Rosemont, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and more. Refer to the website for the full list.
With every $20 of food ordered, one meal from selected options on the kids menu is free.

Chicago Waffles
10S642 Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3199
Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm – 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


Where Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays

Bulldog Ale House
Locations in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, New Lenox, North Aurora, and Rolling Meadows
One free kids meal with a regular-priced adult entrée on Tuesdays. Dine-in only.

Denny’s
Locations in North Aurora, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Carol Stream, Willowbrook, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and Oakbrook Terrace. Other locations may offer this deal, but call to confirm as the promotion varies.
Two kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult entrée of $6 or more; from 4:00pm to 10:00pm only.

Salerno’s Pizzeria
Locations in Aurora, Western Springs, and Hodgkins
One free kids meal (for children 10 and under) with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays. Dine-in only.

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half price every day.

Miller’s Ale House
Locations in Lombard, Chicago Ridge, Schaumburg, Norridge, North Riverside, Orland Park, and Aurora
One free kids meal with a regular-priced menu item of $10 or more for children 12 and under on Tuesdays. Limit 2 per table. Dine-in only.

Jason’s Deli Naperville
1739 Freedom Dr
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 955-1179
Kids eat free deal on Tuesdays at the Naperville location from 5pm to 8pm only; terms apply.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree. Not valid on special events or holidays.

Main Event
28248 Diehl Road
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-9400
Kids under 12 eat free on Tuesdays only when you buy a menu item for $8.99 or more. Valid all day.

Chicago Waffles
10S642 Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3199
Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm – 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


Where Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays

IKEA Bolingbrook
750 E Boughton
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
IKEA Family members get two free kids’ meals with the purchase of one adult entree at the Swedish restaurant in IKEA. Offer valid until December 28, 2023. Must have an IKEA Family membership; sign up here or in store for free.

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles II
543 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-3300
Get a free kids meal with each adult meal purchase valued at $18 or more. Kids 10 and under, dine in only.

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half price every day.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree. Not valid on special events or holidays.

Chicago Waffles
10S642 Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3199
Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm – 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


Where Kids Eat Free on Thursdays

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half price every day.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entrée. Not valid on special events or holidays.

Rookie’s All-American Pub and Grill
Locations in Elgin, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Roselle and St. Charles
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in only.

Chicago Waffles
10S642 Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3199
Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm – 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


Where Kids Eat Free on Fridays

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half price every day.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree. Not valid on special events or holidays.

Chicago Waffles
10S642 Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3199
Monday through Friday, kids ages 12 and under are invited to eat free from 12 pm – 2 pm at their Willowbrook location with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.


Where Kids Eat Free on Saturdays

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half price every day.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree. Not valid on special events or holidays.


Where Kids Eat Free on Sundays

Danny’s Pizza
231 Douglas Avenue
Elgin IL, 60120
(847) 742-5400
Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal.

Real Time Sports Bar
1120 W Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847-534-5000
Kids under 10 eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.

Barone’s Pizza
475 Pennsylvania Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 858-0555
Kids eat almost free on Sundays, with $2.50 kids meals on Sunday in the dining room.

Fogo de Chão
Locations in Rosemont, Oak Brook, and Naperville
Children 6 and under always eat free for lunch and dinner. Children 7–12 years old are half-price every day.

McWethy’s Tavern
1700 W. Renwick Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 254-7001
Kids 10 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entrée. Not valid on special events or holidays.


These deals are current as of October 4, 2023. As always, offers are subject to change.

If you know of any additional Kids Eat Free promotions, comment below — and be sure to check out all our restaurants for kids articles, too!

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