Dining out with kids can get expensive. Fortunately in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California there are several restaurants that offer special nights when kids can eat free.Whether you are in the mood for barbecue, Mexican food, a burger or just good all American cafe fare the city of Ranch Cucamonga has a kids can eat free restaurant to satisfy whatever you have a craving for.With four kids of our own my husband and I wouldn’t be able to take the kids out to dinner very often if it wasn’t for restaurants like these.To help other parents who live in or near Rancho Cucamonga, California I have come up with a list of my family’s top five kids eat free restaurants.
Top Five Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat Free In Rancho Cucamonga, California
In the mood for a good burger and fries in a tropical setting? Then Islands Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California is a great choice. Islands menu consists of gourmet burgers,sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos and fresh cut bottomless fries all served with a tropical flair.The mood at Islands is very casual and family friendly so its ok if your kids get a little noisy. The decor is done in a tropical theme that makes you feel like you were sitting at some shack on the beach eating a burger. Kids under 12 eat free on Tuesdays and you can get up to two free kids meals with each adult entree purchase which is nice if you are a single parent with more than one child. Kids meals include fries or carrots and apple sauce and a drink. Entree choices include hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, quesadillas or chicken tenders.
Islands is located at:
11425 Foothill Boulevard
Phone: (909) 944-6661
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
When you first walk into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Rancho Cucamonga, California you might think you have entered your average fast food joint because frankly that’s what the decor looks like. While the ambiance is definitely lacking the food definitely isn’t lacking in flavor. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit features really good smoked beef brisket, turkey, ham, hot links, polish sausage ribs and chicken covered in a mouth watering barbecue sauce. Side dishes include mac and cheese, fried okra, waffle fries, potato salad, barbecue beans and baked potato casserole.Most meats can be served as part of a dinner plate or as a sandwich. Kids twelve and under eat free Sundays and Mondays with a paid adult entree. Kids meal choices include the same fare offered to adults, just in smaller kid friendly portions. After finishing their meal don’t forget to let you child get a free self serve ice cream cone for dessert.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is located at:
9670 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 477-4555
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar B Que
Another great barbecue place in Rancho Cucamonga, California is Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar B Que. Lucille’s is much more upscale than Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. The decor at Lucille’s has a southern style roadhouse feel and huge portions of the best smoked barbecue beef and chicken around are served. Kids under 12 eat free with each paid adult entree on Tuesday nights. In addition to smaller sized versions of adult barbecue plates, kids meals at Lucille’s also include pasta with choice of sauce, mini corn dogs, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and chicken fingers. All kids meals come with a choice of side dish and a bottomless drink. Lucille’s always has quite a crowd waiting to get in so get there early to get your name in and be prepared to wait. To entertain you during the wait frequently Lucille’s offers live Jazz or Blues music in the bar area.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar B Que is located at:
12624 N. Mainstreet ( in the Victoria Gardens Shopping Mall)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(in the Victoria Gardens Shopping Mall)
Salsitas Mexican Grill
If you are in the mood for something south of the border then you will definitely want to try Salsitas Mexican Grill. From the handmade tortillas and big portions to the calm, casual ambiance you are sure to have an enjoyable family night out. Salsitas is usually not very crowded and the service is quick. Just in case you do have to wait on your meal a big bowl of tortilla chips and salsa is placed on your table as soon as you are seated. Dinners consist of several Mexican favorites such as tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno,fajitas and burritos which can be purchased Ala carte or as part of a combo meal which includes rice and beans.Kids meals at Salsitas are free Monday thru Thursday nights with the purchase of an adult combo meal.
Salsitas Mexican Grill is located at:
10540-A Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Phone: (909) 948-1158
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant specializes in good family dining in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. If you are in the mood for traditional favorites such as grilled steak, Parmesan crusted chicken, pot roast, or grilled fish just to name a few then you will definitely want to visit Cocos where you will find something for everyone. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights kids ten and under can eat free at Coco’s with each paid adult entree. Kids menu items include Mac and cheese, grilled cheese, turkey sandwich, grilled chicken, chicken tenders, pizza, spaghetti and soup and crackers. Each kids meal comes with one side and a second side can be added for an additional fee.
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant is located at:
7269 Haven Avenue
Alta Loma, CA 91701
Phone: (909) 948-5665
Before visiting any of these restaurants I recommend that you call ahead to make sure that free kids meals on the days indicated are still being offered.