Kids eat FREE in San Diego at a variety of restaurants. Dining out with the whole family can really hurt your wallet, and these great deals make eating out a lot more affordable. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, Greek, pizza, breakfast, or something else, we’ve got you covered with great deals on kid meals.
Kids eat FREE at the following places:
Achiote Mexican Restaurant is some of the best Mexican food around. Just across the border in South San Diego, Achiote offers FREE kid dining on Tuesdays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
Al’s Cafe in the Village is a Carlsbad treasure. For 25 years, Al’s has been serving up great food. Local favorites include several benedicts to choose from as well as a few dishes with island flare, such as coconut French toast. The best part is that kids eat FREE every day if they’re 10 and under.
Borrelli’s Pizza in Encinitas is more than just pizza. With a huge array of Italian dishes to choose from as well as hamburgers, your kids are sure to find something they love. The best part is they eat FREE on Mondays ages 12 and under.
Daphne’s California Greek is the place to go if you love gyros and Mediterranean fare. With several locations throughout San Diego and a great kids’ menu, you can’t go wrong on Sundays where kids eat FREE for ages 12 and under.
Denny’s is always a good standby when you’re craving breakfast for dinner. The prices are decent and the menu is full of kid-friendly food. Best of all, kids eat FREE on certain days of the week in the San Diego area. I’ll list a few, but call the one in your area and ask for the kids eat FREE specifics of that location.
El Cajon — kids eat FREE Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Mira Mesa — kids eat FREE Saturdays and Tuesdays 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
Pacific Beach — kids eat FREE Saturdays and Tuesdays 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
San Diego (Rosecrans location) — kids eat FREE Saturdays and Tuesdays 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
El Torito in La Mesa always has great food, but its brand new menu gives it an extra punch. Try their killer enchiladas and fajitas…you won’t be disappointed. Kids eat FREE Wednesdays ages 12 and under.
Hacienda Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant in El Cajon is recently renovated with awesome authentic Mexican decor. It’s a really fun place for families to hang out and enjoy music and great food. Kids eat FREE on Mondays ages 10 and under.
Hamburger Factory Restaurant is an historic icon in Old Poway Park. It serves up award-winning burgers, breakfasts, and even the world’s tiniest and largest sundaes for dessert (depending on your appetite, of course). Kids eat FREE Tuesdays 5:00 pm-8:30 pm ages 10 and under.
Ignite Bistro in Carlsbad is a chic and indulgent place for great seafood and fresh cuisine. If your kids aren’t crazy about veggies, let them try the crispy asparagus fries or crispy broccoli. They just might change their minds. Of course, Ignite also has classic burgers and fries as well as a nice selection of pizza. Kids eat FREE Saturdays after 4:00 pm and the build your own pizza is always a great choice.
IKEA is the best place for Swedish meatballs and killer prices without a doubt. Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays ages 12 and under. Get two kid meals with one paying adult — not a bad deal.
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The Kebab Shop has multiple locations in San Diego including Little Italy, Mira Mesa, Mission Valley, Encinitas and a few others. If you’ve never tried the award-winning and highly cultural Döner Kebab, you’re in for a real treat. Originating in Turkey, many countries have made over this kebab and its fixings to suit their particular tastes. It remains one of the top fast foods in Germany. Kids eat FREE on various days of the week depending on location. Call ahead for details.
Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant serves up its spectacular award-winning pizza and other Italian fare to fans all over the city. With two locations, La Jolla and Encinitas, this pizza place is always hopping. Kids eat FREE on Sundays only at the La Jolla location.
Luna Grill has multiple locations throughout San Diego and North County. It serves up an array of fresh Mediterranean food that will definitely impress. Kids 12 and under eat FREE at the Carlsbad location after 4:00 pm. Call other locations for details.
Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery offers the classic comfort food that all families love as well as their famous pies. There are three locations throughout San Diego and kids eat FREE on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
O’s American Kitchen has four locations in San Diego and North County. It serves up hand-rolled fresh breadsticks all day, as well as a variety of pasta, fancy sandwiches, and other American favorites. Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays at the San Marcos location. Check other locations for details.
Ruby’s Diner has the classic American diner atmosphere. For 35 years, they have been serving up burgers, breakfast, and hand-made shakes to residents in five locations throughout San Diego and North County. They serve refillable fries with their burgers and have a special shake flavor each month. Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays after 4:00 pm.
Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen in Carlsbad offers a giant selection of salad fixings on their famous build-your-own-salad menu as well as handcrafted sandwiches and a wide array of traditional and vegetarian foods. Kids eat FREE Sundays after 4:00 pm ages 10 and under.
That’s a wrap for now. Let us know which restaurants you love best for the kids’ eat FREE specials, and if there are others you’d recommend for the list, comment below or contact us at email@example.com