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Kids Eat Free (or Really Cheap) in the RGV [updated August 2018]

Here are a few pointers if you are looking for a great meal with the family and want to save a few bucks while you’re at it.

Tip#1: Please use this guide as a starting point. Some restaurants are true to their routines and are set in their kids eat free days and times. Others change things regularly. 

Tip #2: If in doubt, ask a manager. They are most well-versed in a restaurant’s specials and promoted offers. If a promotion is posted on a restaurant’s website, they are going to honor it. Take a minute to look it up before your meal to see if it is still valid. 

Tip #3: Join the email list. Lots of restaurants and businesses are moving towards building a relationship with their customers through their email newsletter. Specials may not be as consistent and regular as before, but they do exist and are now being promoted via email. (In particular for Tony Roma’s does this and will accept a current email offer if shown directly on a device.)

Tip #4: Depending on when you read this, some specials and offers may change. Please use this resource to explore new restaurants, try to find good deals (especially when your kids never eat their food… am I right?) or just to mix up your routine meal patterns. Share it with a friend, print it out, pass it on, or comment below with any other great finds you may have for our readers!

Tip #5: Check your receipt for special offers for returning customers. “Return later today for a free drink” or “fill out this survey for a free ______ on your next visit!” Pay attention to expiration dates, as most of these special offers have a quick turnaround time.

Tip #6: Follow your favorite restaurants on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc) to keep up with special announcements of flash promotions or surprise daily specials. LOTS of restaurants are doing this, too!


RGV Kids Eat Free Guide

Sundays

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 3 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Mondays

BJ’s Brewhouse – ½ off large pizza

Buffalo Wings and Rings – Kids eat free.  All day.

Cowboy Chicken – Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée

Denny’s – Kids 10 and under eat free 4-10pm. 2 kids/adult

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Jason’s Deli – Kids eat free (Mcallen locations only)

Luby’s – After 4PM Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal. Dine-in only. Breakfast not included

Macaroni Grill – Child’s Meal Free With Purchase Of Adult Meal (not Appetizer) – Ask a manager for this one. The offer is available but not advertised.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria – One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Texas Roadhouse has an “early dine” special for $8.99 which would be great for parents, too! Available Monday all day, then Tuesday through Friday from 3-6PM. Texas Roadhouse previously had a regular kids eat free special but now primarily awards Kid Coins through schools as well as other passes and discounts for students and teachers.

Tony Roma’s – Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée

Tuesdays

Brick Fire Pizza – Free kids pizza

Costa Messa – McAllen – Kids Eat Free every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entree

Dejarvis Taco – McAllen – 2-8PM – Kids eat free from select menu

Denny’s – Kids eat free 4-10pm. 2 kids/adult

Fazoli’s – Kids eat for $.99 with adult entrée 5-8

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Luby’s – After 4PM Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal. Dine-in only. Breakfast not included

Macaroni Grill – Child’s Meal Free With Purchase Of Adult Meal (not Appetizer) – Ask a manager for this one. The offer is available but not advertised.

Ostioneria Michoacan – Kids eat free with adult meal purchase.

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Texas Roadhouse has an “early dine” special for $8.99 which would be great for parents, too! Available Monday all day, then Tuesday through Friday from 3-6PM.

Wednesdays

Applebee’s – Kids eat for 99 cents all day, limited to four kids per adult

Buffalo Wild Wings – Wednesdays – 1.99 kids meals all day 12/under dine in only

Denny’s – Kids eat free 4-10pm. 2 kids/adult

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Logan’s Roadhouse – Kids eat free with adult entrée

Luby’s – After 4PM Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal. Dine-in only. Breakfast not included

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Texas Roadhouse has an “early dine” special for $8.99 which would be great for parents, too! Available Monday all day, then Tuesday through Friday from 3-6PM.

Tony Roma’s – Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée

Thursdays

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Texas Roadhouse has an “early dine” special for $8.99 which would be great for parents, too! Available Monday all day, then Tuesday through Friday from 3-6PM.

Fridays

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

Texas Roadhouse has an “early dine” special for $8.99 which would be great for parents, too! Available Monday all day, then Tuesday through Friday from 3-6PM.

Saturdays

IHOP – Kids eat for free from 4 – 10 pm, limited to one child per adult with purchase of adult entree

Luby’s – After 4PM Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal. Dine-in only. Breakfast not included

Shoney’s – Kids 4 and under eat free at the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Texadelphia – Kids 12 and under eat for $1 (one meal special per adult entree ordered).

 

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