The more children you have, the more expensive dining out at an Indianapolis Restaurant gets. You may be able to find free attractions to entertain the kids, but cheap or free food is hard to come by. 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 of kids meal discounts are 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 to find something great to eat. This list will help you decide!
Barley Island, Broad Ripple
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.
Details: Every Thursday, get a free kids meal per adult entree purchase.
Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill
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. Although not free, Children six and under eat for only $.99 every day.
Details: Kids meals are only $.99 for children six and under every day.
Escape to Italy! Johnny Carino's in Greenwood 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.
When: Thursday nights. Free kids meal per adult entree.