Dining out is a nice treat but when you have extra mouths to feed it can be very expensive. It's already hard enough to eat out with kids, there's usually some crying and a lot of mess involved, so the last thing any parent would want to add to the experience is a hefty bill.
Thankfully, there are a number of restaurants across the country that offer free kid's meals so your entire family can eat out without going over budget.
Here are 15 restaurants where kids can eat for free:
Every Tuesday from 4pm onwards, kids 12 and under eat for free. The menu includes kid-sized hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken strips.
Treat your little ones to some chicken nuggets and waffle potato fries for free on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
3. Cici's Pizza
Kids can barely finish a slice of pizza so at Cici's kids 3 years old and under eat free everyday.
Your little ones can enjoy everything from the kid's menu including chocolate chip pancakes and mac & cheese for free on Tuesdays between 4-10pm.
5. Firehouse Subs
Unlike most of the restaurants on this list, Wednesdays is the freebie day at Firehouse Subs. Kids eat free with the purchase of one adult combo. The kids combo includes a sandwich, 12oz fountain drink, dessert and a kid-sized fire hat.
Click on the next page for more restaurants that offer free meals for kids.
Monday's are usually rough on everyone, so help your kids (12 and under) beat the blues with a 99 cent meal at Fuddrucker's from 1 to 9pm. All kid specials come with a drink, cookie and choice of fries, apple wedges, fruit cups, BBQ beans or coleslaw. If you really don't want to get out of the house, the offer is also available on Tuesdays.
Kids eat free all day on Sundays at Hooters. Keep this deal in mind when football season comes around and you don't feel like watching the game from the kitchen.
The pancake house lets kids 8 and under eat free on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 8pm. The menu includes their signature funny face pancake, crepes and chicken and waffles.
9. Lone Star Steakhouse
The Tex-Mex grill is another place to add on the list of restaurants that offer free kids meals all day on Tuesdays.
10. Marie Callender's
Craving a comfort meal but don't feel like cooking? You can dine at Marie Callender's and your kids will eat for free with the purchase of one adult meal.
Continue onto the next page for even more restaurants where kids can score a free meal.
11. Pizza Hut
Did you know Pizza Hut has a buffet? Kids under 10 get to enjoy it or free every Tuesday with the purchase of one adult pizza buffet at participating locations.
12. Red Robin
Enjoy a delicious burger and Bottomless Steak Fries while your kids eat for free on Mondays.
13. Ruby's Diner
Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays after 4pm. The menu includes kid-sized turkey burger and pigs in a blanket.
14. Steak 'n Shake
All weekend long your kids can enjoy a free meal with every $9 purchase. Keep in mind Kids Plate excludes shakes and drinks.
15. T.G.I Friday's
Children can dine on an entree with a choice of one side and a fountain drink for free on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Are any of your kid's favorite restaurants on the list?