Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs

By the end of our school and work day, dinner is the last thing we want to worry about. These restaurants are taking the stress out of meal time! Check out our list below for all your favorite local restaurants currently offering kids eat free promotions. Order a meal to-go or dine-in without the worry of a big bill.

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

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Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs for 2020

I called these restaurants to confirm these deals are current as of September, 2020. As always, offers are subject to change.


Where Kids Eat Free on Monday

Brook’s Kitchen and Tap
1919 S. Meyers Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 613-9588
Free kids meal (up to $7) per adult entree for children 12 and under on Mondays.

Buffalo Wings and Rings
1279 Rickert Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 548-5021
Kids 10 and under eat free per adult entree (valued at $10 or more) on Mondays. Dine-in only.

Colonial Cafe
Locations in Aurora, St. Charles and Naperville.
Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree after 3:00 pm on Mondays. Not valid with any other discounts.

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

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.

Fogo de Chao
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.

Fox & Turtle
Located inside the Itasca Country Club
400 E. Orchard Street
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-1801
On Mondays after 4:00 pm, up to 2 kids under 12 years old eat free from the kids menu with each adult entree purchase. Offer valid on dine-in only.

Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant
Locations in Shorewood and Lisle
One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree for children 12 and under on Mondays.

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IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.

Lavergne’s Tavern
6546 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 956-7405
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under on Mondays.

Trattoria 225
225 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 358-8555
Two free kids meals per adult entree on Mondays.


Where Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays

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

Denny’s
Locations in Aurora, Mokena, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Oakbrook Terrace, Hickory Hills, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, Oak Park, Orland Park, and Willowbrook. 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 entree; from 4:00pm to 10:00pm only.

Fogo de Chao
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.

HB Jones
551 S. York
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 782-5669
One free kids meal with an adult entree for children 12 and under on Tuesdays.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.

Miller’s Ale House
Locations in Lombard, Chicago Ridge, Schaumburg, North Riverside, Orland Park, and Aurora.
One free kids meal with a regular-priced adult entree for children 12 and under on Tuesdays. Dine-in only.

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant
1270 E Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-0732
One kids meal for every adult entree purchased on Tuesdays. Adult must also purchase a beverage.

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.

Stix & Stones
505 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 861-0626
One free kids meal for children 12 and under when dining in on Tuesdays after 4:00 pm. Limit two kids per one paying adult.

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Where Kids Eat Free on Wednesday

Fogo de Chao
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.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.

Zoup!
1001 West 75th Street, Suite 189C
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 324-9999
One free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Child must be 12 years old or younger. Valid for in-store only.


Where Kids Eat Free on Thursday

Fogo de Chao
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.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm everyday. Promotions may vary by location.


Where Kids Eat Free on Friday

Fogo de Chao
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.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.


Where Kids Eat Free on Saturday

Denny’s
Locations in Aurora, Mokena, Batavia, Oakbrook Terrace, Hickory Hills, Melrose Park, Oak Park, and Willowbrook. 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 entree; from 4:00pm to 10:00pm only.

Fogo de Chao
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.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside.
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.

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Where Kids Eat Free on Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
1242 West Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(331) 318-7113
One free kids meal with the purchase of a $10 adult meal for children 12 and under on Sundays. Dine-in only.

Fogo de Chao
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.

IHOP
Locations in Aurora, Bridgeview, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Addison, Oswego, Joliet, New Lenox, St. Charles and Hillside
One free kids meal per adult entree for children 12 and under from 4:00pm – 10:00pm every day. Promotions may vary by location.

Il Poggiolo Ristorante
8 E. First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 734-9400
Kids eat free pasta on Sundays. Restrictions may apply.

Jersey Mike’s
Elmhurst and Oakbrook Terrace locations only
One free kids meal with the purchase of a sandwich on Sundays.
Please note that the Aurora, Downers Grove, Frankfort, Franklin Park, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Joliet, Naperville, Romeoville, and St. Charles locations do not offer a regular kids eat free deal. However, some noted that if you sign up for the Jersey Mike’s reward program, MyMike’s, the company periodically sends out kids eat free coupons.

The Melting Pot
Locations in Downers Grove and Naperville
One free children’s entree per adult entree purchased for kids 12 and under on Sundays. Not valid on holidays.

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

Promotions Not Currently Running

The following family-friendly restaurants have offered Kids Eat Free promotions in the past, but currently have them on pause. Check their websites or call to see if they’re running again.


If you know of any additional Kids Eat Free promotions, comment below — and be sure to check out our top tips  for families in our area, too!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

9 Comments on "Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs"

  1. María Mossi | July 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm | Reply

    Wonderful list!

  2. I thin kids eat free at Harry Carays in Lombard on Sundays

  3. Stapleton Granny | March 15, 2018 at 8:46 pm | Reply

    I’m visiting my son’s family in Aurora of 5 next week for 10 days…no cooking necessary thanks to you!! I’m putting all this on an excel spreadsheet. Going to hit the libraries for their events, too.

  4. Barone’s in Glen Ellyn kid’s eat free on Sundays

  5. Ariadna Galvan | March 22, 2019 at 9:52 am | Reply

    I think kids eat free in Chilis on Tuesdays.

  6. McMaes Tavern and Grill kids eat free on Thursdays!

  7. Slim Chickens in Bolingbrook on Sundays

  8. Red Arrow Tap Room in Naperville on Sundays

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