Indianapolis Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free on Thursdays

Feed the kids for less!

The more children you have, the more expensive dining out gets. Sometimes, just getting fast food can cost $30 for a family of five. So why not plan your evenings out accordingly? You might not be able to get a sitter every time you want to dine out, but you can plan so that your kids meals (half of which they won't eat anyway), are free or at least, deeply discounted. Each night in the Circle City, there are restaurants which offer free kids meals as an incentive for families to come in to dine. These specials are often offered towards the beginning of the week, when families might not typically dine out. However, as the weekend approaches, there are still a few deals to be had.

Thursday evenings are a great night for eating out, but the selection in kids meal discounts is pretty slim on these nights. The restaurants who do offer kids meal specials, though, offer a great selection and variety of cuisine. Whether you're craving Asian cuisine, burgers or Italian, you're sure...MORE to find something great to eat. This list will help you decide!

  • 01 of 05

    With 20 taps and a firkin set up, this brewhouse showcases the Barley Island beer brands plus a vast variety of great craft beers being brewed in Indiana and across the country.

    Where: Barley Island, Broad Ripple

    When:  Wednesday and Thursdays. Free kids meal per adult entree purchase.

  • 02 of 05

    Locally-owned Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill offers a variety of options for those craving the taste of a grilled meal. Serving everything from burgers, to steaks to omelets, this restaurant offers plenty of variety. If you have young kids, you're going to save some money here. Children six and under eat free every day.

    Where:  Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill

    When:  Every Day. Kids meals are free for children six and under.

  • 03 of 05
    Johnny Carino's

    Escape to Italy! Johnny Carino's offers both traditional Italian food and their own unique blend of favorites. Their house specialty is the 16-layer lasagna - sure to tempt your taste buds! For dessert, try their decadent tirimisu! Receive a free child's meal with purchase of an adult entree.

    Where: Johnny Carino's, Greenwood

    When:   Thursday nights. Free kids meal per adult entree.

  • 04 of 05

    Side Street American Grill offers a variety of American foods in addition to their excellent catering services.

    Where: Side Street American Grill, Indianapolis

    When: Kids eat free with an adult meal every day.

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  • 05 of 05

    Stir Crazy offers fresh, Asian cuisine. Order from the menu or create your own market bar stir fry dish.

    Where: Stir Crazy, various locations.

    When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays after 4 p.m. Free kids meal per adult entree.