Eating out with your family can really add up. Fortunately, there are great restaurants throughout the Bay Area that offer free meals for kids on select days.
Editor’s Note: Policies can change. Check with restaurant before ordering.
Bay Area-wide 
Amici’s – Every Tuesday kids eat free with the purchase of one adult meal from 5 p.m. until closing. Locations in Danville, Dublin, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Redwood Shores, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Rafael and Vacaville. 
Tomatina – Select one meal from the kids’ menu per paid adult entrée every Thursday. 4 p.m. until closing. Locations in Alameda, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Union City and Walnut Creek.  
 
East Bay
Casa Orozco – Get one free kid’s meal with each adult meal ($11.99 and up lunch, $14.99 and up dinner) every Monday. 7995 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin, 925-828-5464; 325 South L St., Livermore, 925-449-3045. .
Knudsen’s Ice Creamery – Buy one adult meal every Wednesday and get a child’s meal free. On Mondays, buy one adult sundae and get a child’s sundae free. Dine in only. 3323 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley. 510-582-2775. 
Simply Fondue – Kids 12 and under eat free Sundays with each adult Fondue Brunch or Fondue Feast. 2300 First St., #110, Livermore. 925-443-6638. 
 
Marin
Finnegan’s Marin – Kids eat free all day and night every Sunday. 877 Grant Ave., Novato. 415-899-1516. 
 
Peninsula/Silicon Valley
Hobee’s – Kids eat free every Wednesday night. Ask manager for details. Locations in Belmont, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood Shores, San Jose and Sunnyvale. 
Jack’s Prime – Receive one free kid’s meal for children under 12 with every adult meal purchased on Mondays from 5-9 p.m. 3723 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. 650-638-1479.
Maverick Jack’s – Get one kid’s meal with each adult meal every Monday 5-9 p.m. Child must be present. 1190 California Drive, Burlingame, 650-347-3061; 622 Laurel St., San Carlos, 650-830-5868. maverickjacks.com.
Moonstar Buffet – Kids can receive a free meal four times a month with a membership if they are with two adults. The membership is free and can be obtained any time between June and August. 383 Gellert Blvd., Daly City.  650-992-2888. 
 
San Francisco
Celia’s by the Beach – Two kids eat free for each paying adult on Familia Wednesdays from 4:30-9 p.m. 4019 Judah St. 415-759-8741. 
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack – Kids eat free Mondays and Tuesdays between 5-7 p.m. 3230 Mission St. 415-206-2086. 
Rigolo – Get one free kid’s meal with each purchase of an adult meal every Monday 4 p.m. until closing. 3465 California St. 415-876-7777. 
Squat & Gobble – Every Tuesday get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Market/Castro, 3600 16th St., 415-552-2125; West Portal, 1 W. Portal, 415-665-9900; Marina, 2263 Chestnut St., 415-441-2200. 
 

Teresa Mills-Faraudo is an associate editor at Bay Area Parent.

 

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