There's nothing wrong with getting a great deal, especially when you have kids. There are some terrific choices for restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area where you can go and take advantage of a Kids Eat Free program. Here are the ones I found. A few of them aren't exactly free, but they are pretty close!
All programs, details and prices subject to change without notice. Please call the restaurant in advance to verify the Kids Eat Free promotion requirements, including the hours available.
I also have Kids Eat Free program information in a weekly planner format, if you are looking for these specials on a particular day of the week.
Kids Eat Free (or Almost Free) in Greater Phoenix
5 & Diner
Kids age 12 and under can order a meal from the Kids Menu for $.99 (99 cents), one per each paid adult entree. Monday through Friday, all day long. Paradise Valley, Peoria and Mesa locations. The Surprise restaurant has the same offer, but only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Scottsdale offers the deal only on Thursdays. The original Phoenix 5 & Diner does not participate. Read the Phoenix Guide's review of the Peoria location.
Each kid 12 and under accompanied by an adult paying for an entree can order a Kids meal for $.99 (99 cents) on Wednesdays. One 99¢ kid's meal per adult entree. Most locations participate, but not all.
Arriba Mexican Grill
New Mexico Cuisine. On Sundays kids eat free from Kids' Menu when accompanied by an adult ordering an entrée. One child per adult.
Bill Johnson's Big Apple
One child eats free with a paying adult after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Locations in Phoenix, Mesa.
charr - an AMERICAN BURGER bar
Buy one adult entree and get a kids entree free on Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For kids age 10 and under when dining in and ordering off the children's menu. Phoenix.
Every day, each child 12 and under may have an order from the Kids' Menu for half price, one child per adult who purchases a full price sandwich or platter. Kids Meals come with a beverage and are regularly priced at either $2 or $3.
Chevy's Fresh Mex
Kids 12 and under eat free all day Tuesday excluding holidays, one child per regular priced adult entree purchased. Glendale.
All day on Tuesdays. Each child 10 years old and under gets a free meal from the Kids' Menu when accompanied by a paying adult ($8 or more). Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler.
Every day each kid age 10 and under gets a free meal from the children's menu with a regular priced adult entree purchased. Goodyear.
Cold Stone Creamery
On Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. children ages 12 and under may receive an ice cream Kids Creation with one mix-in with the purchase of any size Signature Creation. One per customer per visit. Valid at 10210 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale and 13681 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise locations only.
Cowboys Saloon American Bar & Grill
Kids 12 and under eat free (kids menu), two kids meals per paying adult. Entertainment and line dancing in the evening. Phoenix location: Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Peoria location: Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
David Hamburgers and Mexican Food
All day on Sunday, kids age 12 and under eat free when ordering from the kids menu with least one paid adult. Scottsdale.
On Tuesdays up to two kids (10 and under) per adult eat free when they order from the Kids' Menu, drinks and dessert not included.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
On Sunday, one free kids meal from kids menu per paid adult meal of equal or greater value, kids ages 12 and under. Dine in only, not valid with other discounts or offers. Free ice cream every day. Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale.
Gallagher's Food & Fun
At Gallagher's kids eat free on Tuesdays all day when accompanied by a paying adult. Five locations in greater Phoenix.
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Kids eat free or for $.99 (depending on location) on Sundays, all day, for each kid 12 and under. One child per paying adult purchasing an entree. All Phoenix area locations except Tempe/Warner participate.
Half Moon Sports Grill
Kids 12 and under eat free every day from 4 to 8 p.m. when accompanied by a adult ordering a regular priced meal. Two locations in Phoenix.
Kids eat free on Saturdays, all day, for each kid 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Phoenix, Mesa, Peoria, Tempe.
Kids under 12 eat free from 11 a.m. to close on Tuesday when selecting a combo meal from the $2.49 kids menu. Tempe.
On Wednesday kids 12 and under receive a free kids meal with the purchase of each adult entrée and drink at regular menu price. Gilbert location only.
Kale & Clover, Mindful Kitchen
Kids ages 12 and under eat free every day from 3 p.m. to close with the purchase of an adult entrée. Limit one free kids meal per adult entrée purchased, may not be combined with other offers or coupons. North Scottsdale.
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Kids age 10 and under eat free (order from the “Guppie Menu”) all day on Tuesday, one child per each adult entree. Not valid with any other discount/special/coupon. Dine in only. Offered October through May.
Lone Star Steakhouse
On Tuesdays, two kids (12 and under) eat free from the Kids' Menu with the purchase of each adult dinner entrée.
Manuel's Fine Mexican Food
On Wednesdays one child (12 and under) for each accompanying paying adult eats free. Adult entree must be more than $7. All locations participate.
Mining Camp Restaurant
Family style dinners all-you-can-eat dinners. On Saturdays and Sundays when there is no musical show children under 4 are free. Apache Junction.
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
Kids 12 and under eat free every day after 4 p.m. when ordering from the Kids Menu. One child per adult paying for an entree. Germann Road (Chandler) and Mill Avenue (Tempe) locations only. Not available with other offers or coupons.
Every Wednesday and Sunday after 4 p.m. kids 10 & under receive a Kids' Meal (includes beverage and ice cream) with the purchase of a Medium Pizza, Pasta Entrée, Hero or Large Salad.
On Monday kids 12 and under eat free with each adult dine-in entrée purchase. One child per adult. Tempe.
On Mondays and Tuesdays kids 12 and under eat free all day with each adult dine-in entrée purchase. One child per adult. Arrowhead, Desert Ridge.
Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close one child eats free per paid adult entree. Phoenix, Avondale, Tempe, Gilbert.
Rumbi Island Grill
Kids under 12 eat free after 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. One child per paying adult, child orders from kids menu. Chandler, Avondale, Mesa.
Shane's Rib Shack
On Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. kids ages 10 and under eat free, one kids meal per paid adult. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale location only.
All day every Monday kids ages 12 and under ordering from kids menu eat free with each adult entrée purchase. One child per adult. Chandler.
Children 10 and under eat free, selecting from children's menu, all day every day when accompanied by a paying adult. This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network.
Every Wednesday all day. Kids 10 and under old get a free meal from the Kids Menu with a paid adult meal.
Every Wednesday after 5 p.m. a kid's meal is $1.50 for kids accompanied by an adult who orders an adult entrée.
Do you know of another restaurant that has a Kids Eat Free (or nearly free) special? Have there been changes to one of the promotions listed above? Send me an email and let me know.