Dining out does not have to break the budget just because the kids are in tow. There are many restaurants in the St. Louis area that are kid friendly and are provide a free meal for children. So next time you are looking for a place to take the family, consider these family friendly, free options that they whole family is sure to enjoy!
O’Charley’s offers great kids eat free deal. With the purchase of an adult meal, two children 10 and under eat free. Although drinks are not included, the menu offers a great variety for even the pickiest eater. They offer steak, burgers, macaroni and cheese, corn dogs, grilled chicken and even pancakes. They also offer two selections during their brunch hours on Saturday and Sunday. All of the entrees include a choice of side item. O’Charley’s offers a great family atmosphere, and they provide an activity sheet and crayons to keep your children entertained. www.ocharleys.com
Steak n Shake
If you are looking for burgers and fries, Steak n Shake has a kids eat free special on Saturday and Sunday. With every 8.00 purchased, a child 10 or under gets their meal free. The menu includes a choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, kid’s size chili Mac, chicken sandwich or hot dog. The meal comes with a choice of sides which include fruit and French fries. The ambiance is more diner style but perfect for an easy weekend lunch. You might want to bring something to keep the kids entertained while you wait for your meal. www.steaknshake.com
Pasta is always a family favorite. Every Sunday kids eat free at The Pasta House Company. The kids menu includes various pasta choices like spaghetti, toasted ravioli, and fettuccine. They also have other selections like pizza. They provide an activity sheet to keep your kids entertained while they wait for dinner. This restaurant is family friendly. One child eats free with every regular priced entree ordered. www.pastahouse.com
Kids eat free at I HOP every day from 4 PM – 10PM. Kids can choose from a breakfast for dinner or more traditional dinner food entrees like Macaroni and cheese, chicken strips, grilled cheese and a burger.
I HOP provides a typical diner atmosphere and is family friendly. They provide activity sheets and crayons for kids. One free child’s meal is available with every adult entree purchased. www.ihop.com
Pizza Street Buffet
If pizza is what you are craving, try Pizza Street Buffet. Kids ages 4 to 9 eat free every Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adult prices for the buffet are less than $5.00, so this might be the best bargain in town. The buffet includes various types of pizza and pasta as well as dessert. The ambiance is typical pizza joint and is very accommodating to children. Although there is not a wait for the food to arrive, since it is all served buffet style, on Tuesday you could find yourself waiting for a table. Don’t worry about entertaining the kids, there are plenty of other kids hanging around and they might just make a new friend. www.pizzastreetinc.com
Tuesday is kid’s night at Krieger’s Pub. Krieger’s offers typical grill food choices to satisfy your kid’s appetite including hot dogs, chicken strips, and burgers. The kid’s meal is served in a Frisbee that the kids get to keep, providing they eat their dinner of course. Although this does turn into more of a bar atmosphere later in the evening, during the dinner hour the pub is very family friendly and the bar is sectioned off. They have several video games to keep older kids entertained if you want to sit back and relax for a few minutes with an after dinner drink. One kid’s meal is free with every adult entree purchased. http://www.kriegerssportsgrill.com/
Grab the kids and enjoy dinner in a family friendly restaurant where you know your children are welcome. Bon Appetite!