With hectic school schedules and extracurricular activities, sometimes it's easier just to take the family out. But taking the family out doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. Charlotte, North Carolina has dozens of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on every single night of the week.
Some are two kid's meals per adult meal, some are one per adult, and almost all of these are for dine-in only, and do require an adult meal purchase.
A few cities just outside of Charlotte are included, but if the city isn't named, the address is in Charlotte.
Generally, it is always best to call the restaurant ahead of time and verify before you pack the kids in the car. Restaurants are constantly coming and going, and promotions are changing, so this list it updated as often as possible.
9430 South Boulevard
Children 3 and under eat free from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.
Steak 'n Shake
8511 Concord Mills Boulevard
9700 South Boulevard
1926 Sardis Road North
DeMarco's Italian Grill
1741 Gold Hill Road (Fort Mill)
Kids eat dinner free from kids menu with purchase of one entree and one beverage.
Texas Land & Cattle Steak House
517 University Center Boulevard
7779 Lyles Lane (Concord)
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids 12 and under eat free from the kids menu. Limit 2 free kids meals (one per child) per adult entree purchased.
16049 Johnston Road
Purchase an adult meal with drink and get 1 free kids meal (drink not included). You must mention promotion to get special pricing.
4541 Sunset Road
Get up to two free kid's entrées from the kids' menu per adult entrée purchase of $2.50 or more.
9545 Pinnacle Road
Get a kid's welcome meal for 99 cents.
1520 South Boulevard
Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.
4127 Park Rd.
Children 2 and under get two free vegetables (includes macaroni & cheese).
110 S. Sharon Amity
After 5 p.m., kids meals are only 99 cents with purchase of an adult entree.
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
14021 Conlan Circle
Get one free kid's meal per adult entree purchase.
Red Bowl Asian Bistro
845 Stockbridge Drive (Fort Mill)
Kids eat for 99 cents with adult meal purchase.