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Places Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Last updated 5/23/19

January 26, 2017


Don't feel like cooking tonight? Here's a list of local restaurants that offer specials on kids' meals on certain days so you can eat out and save money too. Just in case, please always double check with the restaurant or the wait staff before ordering!  These offers can change without notice, so call the restaurant before you head out the door. Most current offers per the restaurant always prevail over what's listed below.


Multiple Days:

  • Geppeto's (All Locations) - During weekdays, kids ages 3 and under eat free, ages 4-5 eat the buffet for $2.99, ages 6-10 eat buffet for $4.99.
  • Granny's Country Kitchen - Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 3-8pm, $0.99 kids meal per paying adult from kid's menu for children 12 and under.
  • CiCi's Pizza - kids 3 and under eat for $1.29 everyday, drink not included.
  • Wild Wok - Kids age 9 and under eat for $1.99 every Saturday, Sunday and Monday (dine in only).
  • Carolina Diner (Morganton) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-10pm, kids 12 and under eat free off the kids menu with adult entree purchase of $7 or more.
  • O'Charleys - Kids 10 and under eat free all day, every day, dine in only. One per paying adult, drink not included.

Sunday:

  • Wild Wok - Kids age 9 and under eat for $1.99;  free Iced Tea with church bulletin (Sunday lunch, dine-in only).
  • Firehouse Subs (Hickory/Hwy 70 location) - Kids eat for $0.99 with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under.
  • Firehouse Subs (Lenoir location) - Free kids meal with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under.
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Free kids meal with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under.
  • Mellow Mushroom - 5:30-8pm Becki the Balloon Lady ties balloons;  half-price kids meals; large slice of cheese pizza available for the kids for $0.99.

Monday:

  • Wild Wok - Kids age 9 and under eat for $1.99.
  • Salsarita's Fresh Cantina - Kids ages 10 and under eat free from 5-9pm per paying adult.
  • Village Inn Pizza (all locations) - Kids 11 and under eat for 99 cents with purchase of kids' drink from 4-9pm (ages 3 and under are always free).
  • Granny's Country Kitchen - From 3-close, 99c kids meal per paying adult from kid's menu for children 12 and under.
  • Firehouse Subs (Morganton location) - Kids eat for $0.99 (sandwich, drink, side), all day, kids 12 and under, 2 per paying adult.
  • El Paso - Kids 12 and under eat free at all locations, 1 per paying adult.
  • McDonald's (321/2nd Ave NW Hickory, Viewmont, Lenoir locations) - 4-8pm Family night Mon and Tue: 59 cent hamburgers, 79 cent cheeseburgers.
  • Atlanta Bread - after 4pm, kids 12 and under eat free, 1 per paying adult. 
  • Hot Potato (Hickory) - Ages 12 and under eat free, one per paying adult.
  • Que Rico! (Hickory) - After 5pm, ages 12 and under eat free with each adult entree.

Tuesday:

  • Geppeto's Pizza (Springs Road location) - Half-price kids' meals for ages 10 and under during kids' night 5-8:30pm (Kid's Menu Only, 1 Child per 1 Paying Adult). Twist the Balloon Man is there to entertain the kids; Gluten-Free Options available.
  • Texas Roadhouse - Kids Night! Between the hours of 4-9pm, kids ages 12 and under enjoy a free kids meal, one per paying adult. They also have fun giveaways like kids toys, special guests, theme nights, etc! Kids activities 5-8pm.
  • Granny's Country Kitchen - From 3-close, 99c kids meal per paying adult from kid's menu for children 12 and under.
  • Golden Corral - Kid's Meals are $2.99 for ages 12 and under all day (ages 3 and under are free everyday).
  • Bob Evans - From 4-9pm, kids 12 and under eat free per paying adult.
  • Denny's (Morganton) - Kids 10 and under eat free from 4-10pm; 2 kids per paying adult.
  • McDonald's (321/2nd Ave NW Hickory, Viewmont, Lenoir locations) - 4-8pm Family night Mon and Tue: 59 cent hamburgers, 79 cent cheeseburgers.
  • J. McCroskey's Irish Pub and Grill - Kids 12 and under eat free all day, limit 2 children for each paying adult. Becky the Balloon Lady 6:30-8:30pm.
  • IHOP - From 4-10, kids 12 and under eat free from kids menu.
  • Ruby Tuesday (Hickory, Lenoir) – 5pm-close, kids 12 under eat free, 1 per adult.
  • AJ's Steakhouse (Lenoir) - 4pm-close, kids 10 and under eat free, 2 per paying adult. Bubbles the Clown is there to entertain the kids!
  • Roc'n Oven Pizzeria (Conover) - Kids ages 10 and under eat off the buffet for free from 4-9pm, one per paying adult, drink not included.
  • Carolina Diner (Morganton) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-10pm, kids 12 and under eat free off the kids menu with adult entree purchase of $7 or more.
  • IHOP (Hickory) - Tuesdays Kids Eat Free with purchase of Adult meal. 4-9pm.
  • B-52s American Bar & Grill (Newton)  One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal, offer valid after 4 PM  Tuesdays Only

Wednesday:

  • East Coast Wings - 3:30pm to close get a free kid's meal for kids 11 and under with a purchase of an adult entree; enjoy balloons from Becki the Balloon Lady from 6-8:30pm.
  • Firehouse Subs (Hickory/Viewmont location) - Free kids meal with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under.
  • Firehouse Subs (Morganton location) - Kids eat for $0.99 with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under, 2 per paying adult.
  • Firehouse Subs (Lenoir location) - Free kids meal with each adult meal purchased, all day, kids 12 and under.
  • Zaxby's (Springs Rd and LR Blvd in Hickory) - Kids meals are $1.99 5-8pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Lenoir location- Kids meals are $0.99 with purchase of adult entrée; 2 per paying adult.
  • Granny's Country Kitchen - From 3-close, 99c kids meal per paying adult from kid's menu for children 12 and under.
  • Sonic (Newton Location) - $1.99 Wacky Pack kids meals all day on Wednesdays

Thursday:

  • Geppeto's Pizza (Newton) - Half-price kids' meals for ages 10 and under during kids' night 5-8:30pm (Kid's Menu Only, 1 Child per 1 Paying Adult). Twist the Balloon Man is there to entertain the kids; Gluten-Free Options available.
  • Kickback Jack's - $0.99 kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée all day, one per paying adult.
  • Carolina Diner (Morganton) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-10pm, kids 12 and under eat free off the kids menu with adult entree purchase of $7 or more.
  • Blue Moon Tavern (Newton) - Kids' eat for $1.99 and face painting.

Saturday:

  • Wild Wok - Kids age 9 and under eat for $1.99.
  • Denny's (Morganton) - Kids 10 and under eat free 4-10pm; 2 kids per paying adult.

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