More families than ever before are trying to save money, and unfortunately, it's not easy to do if you dine out often. But that doesn't mean you have to stop going to restaurants entirely. Many menus are affordable so you can take the family out without spending a fortune. If it's been too busy of a day to cook, or you just want a meal out, Charlotte has dozens of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on every single night of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Kids' Meals in Charlotte
Some kids' menus in Charlotte offer two kids' meals per adult meal while others can be a deal for one kid meal per one adult dinner. Almost all of these are for dine-in only, and most require an adult meal purchase of some kind.
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 all the time, so make sure to double check any online listings.
Charlotte Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free on Thursday
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse
Tuesday & Thursday: one free kid's meal per adult meal purchase (minimum $10). Duckworth's is known for its cheesesteak sandwiches and craft beer menu.
Kids under 9 years old eat free with adult entrée purchase. Thai House has your typical thai fare, including pad thai, fried rice, and curry.
Thursday: one free kid's meal per adult meal purchase.
Hwy 55 serves burgers, shakes, and other American classics.
The Randazzo Grid Iron
Every day: children under 10 eat free per adult entrée purchase. The Grid Iron is a family-owned restaurant that specializes in steak, seafood, and Italian dishes.
All day every day: Children under 3 years old eat free from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.
Golden Corral is a well-known chain that serves quality buffet food for an affordable price.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
Kids eat free Monday through Thursday: two free kids' meals per adult entrée purchase. Dilworth is a popular sports bar that also has a large patio area for outdoor seating in the summer.
On Thursday, get two free kids' meals with any adult entrée purchase at regular price (dine-in only). Captain D's is a seafood restaurant that offers fresh fish platters. Please note, not all locations participate in the free kids' meals—please check with your local Captain D's for details.