Some restaurants just seem to understand. They know there are nights when no one has the energy to cook, and that eating out with young ones becomes a costly option.
Restaurants With Cheap Meals for Kids
The Captain D's on Gibson offers two free Kid's meals with any adult entree purchase on Thursdays. Dine in only.
Location: 5211 Gibson SE
Kids eat for a few dollars Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Chicken pot pies, mashed potatoes, and delicious desserts make this restaurant a favorite with kids and adults.
Location: 1400 San Pedro NE
CiCi’s offers a buffet of pizza, pasta, and salads, as well as entertainment options for the kids. Children 3 and under eat free; Kid's meals for ages 4 - 10 are discounted.
Location: 4770 Montgomery Blvd NE # D104
Denny’s offers up to 2 free kids entrees with the purchase of each adult purchase. For kids 10 and under. Good Tuesdays from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Locations: 2400 San Mateo NE; 2608 Central SE; 11261 Menaul NE; 1602 Coors NW
Dickey's BBQ Pit
Kids 12 and under eat free on Sundays at Dickey's, one free meal for every adult meal purchased. And the ice cream is always free.
Location: 4811 Pan American NE
The Golden Corral has a buffet menu, and kids 3 and under eat free.
Location: 2701 Coors and 3401 528 NW
Up to two kids eat free for each paid adult entree, on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Good for kids 12 and under.
Location: 3410 Highway 528, Suite 101 (Coors and Alameda, in front of Lowe's)
Location: 5920 Holly Avenue NE Suite A
Kelly’s Brew Pub
All day Saturdays and Sundays (breakfast/lunch/dinner), kids 12 and under eat free with a paying adult.
Location: 3222 Central Ave. SE
Ponderosa has a special menu for kids 12 and under. They eat free on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their menu includes chicken tenders, mini hamburgers, mac and cheese and a quesadilla.
Ponderosa has a special kid-friendly area where they can play, with toys and activities to keep them busy.
Location: 1761 Bellamah NW
Sweet Tomatoes has a buffet that is a great hit with kids. Free meals for children under 3. Kids 3 - 5 eat for .69, and the kid's menu is fairly priced.
Locations: 4901 San Mateo NE and 10126 Coors Blvd. NW
Texas Land and Cattle
Texas Land and Cattle offers kids 11 and under a free meal on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 4949 Pan American NE
Tomato Cafe has a buffet menu of soups, salads, pasta, and pizzas, all of which kids love. Kids under 2 eat free, and the kids' menu is reasonably priced and a good value, gradually increasing in price with age. Find it in the La Cueva area.
Location: 5920 Holly NE
The Brazilian grill is a carnivore's delight. Kids 6 and under eat free for lunch or dinner.
Location: 110 Central Ave. SW