Free and Cheap Eats for Kids in San Antonio

kids eat free in San Antonio

Dining out is a treat, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Because we love you as much as we love a great bargain (especially if it involves food), we’ve compiled a list of San Antonio eateries where children eat free or cheaply. We’ve even got a handy printable to stick on the fridge or keep in the car! Know of any restaurants we missed? Discover a meal deal below is incorrect or has expired? We need your help to improve and maintain this comprehensive list. Please leave suggestions in the comments and we’ll build this list together!

*This list is current as of November 14, 2014, but please call ahead to confirm restaurant participation, as conditions may be subject to change and meal deals may not be available at all locations. Also, don’t miss our list of San Antonio’s Top Kid Friendly Restaurants!

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Acadiana Café
Acadianacafe.com
Weekdays: Kids 6 and under eat free with each adult entrée purchased (entrées $5.39 and over).
Saturdays: Kids 12 and under eat free with each adult entrée purchased (entrées $5.39 and over).

Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine (meal deal available only at Stone Oak location)
Aldacosrestaurants.com
Tuesdays: Get one free child’s plate (for ages 10 and under) per each adult entrée purchased after 3:00 P.M.

Applebee’s (meal deal available at all locations)
Applebees.com
Sundays: Kids eat for $.99-$1.99 with adult entrée purchase.

 

B

Babe’s (meal deal available at all locations)
Babeshamburgers.com
Mondays–Thursdays: Kids 9 and under eat free 4:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M. with every adult entrée purchased.

Beto’s Comida Latina
Betosinfo.com
Mondays–Fridays: Kids eat free 3:00 P.M.–6:00 P.M. with adult meal purchase.

Big Bobs Burgers

Tuesdays: Kids eat free. One kid meal with each adult meal and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and grilled cheeses. All kids meals include french fries.

 

C

Café Vida – in Gold’s Gym at Rogers Ranch (You don’t have to be a member to eat here!)
Cafevidatexas.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free 4:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M. with adult meal purchase.

Cerroni’s Purple Garlic
Cerronispurplegarlic.com
Wednesdays and Saturdays: Kids eat free all day with adult meal purchase.

Chick-fil-A (meal deal available at North Star Mall location only)
Chickfila.com
Tuesdays: One free child’s meal from 4:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M. with purchase of adult meal.

Chili’s
Chilis.com
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Cici’s Pizza (meal deal available at all locations)
Cicispizza.com
Every day: Kids 3 and under eat free all week.

 

D

Denny’s (meal deal may vary by location)
Dennys.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free from 4:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (meal deal available at all locations)
Dickeys.com
Sundays: Get one free children’s meal (ages 12 and under) per paid adult meal. Dine in only.

Double Dave’s PizzaWorks (meal deal available at all locations)
Doubledaves.com
Sundays: Get a buffet for kids for $1.99 each (ages 11 and under) with purchase of adult buffet.

 

E

Earl Abel’s Restaurant
Earlabelssa.com
Mondays–Thursdays: Kids eat free from 5:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M. with each adult entrée purchased.

EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill (meal deal available at all locations)
Ezrestaurants.com
Wednesdays: Kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult from 5:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.

 

F

Freshii (Hwy 281 location)
Freshii.com
Weekends: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée

Firehouse Subs (meal deal available at all locations)
Firehousesubs.com
Sundays: Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M.

Freebirds (meal deal available at all locations)
Freebirds.com
Tuesdays: Get one free child’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.

Fuddruckers (meal deal available at all locations)
Fuddruckers.com
Mondays: Kids 12 and under eat for $.99 (drink included) from 4:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M.

 

G

Genghis Grill (meal deal may vary by location)
Genghisgrill.com
Tuesdays: Kids 11 and under eat free.

Golden Corral (meal deal available at all locations)
Goldencorral.com
Every day: Kids 3 and under eat free all week with adult meal purchase.

 

H

Hooter’s (meal deal available at all locations)
Hooters.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free all day.

HuHot Mongolian Grill
Huhot.com
Every day: Kids 3 and under eat free all week.
Mondays: Kids 10 and under eat free from 4:00 P.M.–close.

Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricanewings.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free with each adult entrée purchase.

 

J

Jim’s (meal deal available at all locations)
Jimsrestaurants.com
Sundays and Mondays: Kids eat free from 5:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M. Get one free child’s meal (age 10 and under) with purchase of adult entrée and beverage.

 

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Las Ramblas – Inside Hotel Contessa
Thehotelcontessa.com/las_ramblas
Every day: Kids 8 and under eat free all week with purchase of adult entrée.

Logan’s Roadhouse (meal deal available at all locations)
Logansroadhouse.com
Every day: $3.29 child’s meals available all week.

Luby’s (meal deal available at most locations)
Lubys.com
Wednesdays and Saturdays: Kids eat free after 4:00 P.M. with each adult meal purchase.

 

M

Mama’s Café (meal deal available at all locations)
Mamasrestaurants.com
Mondays–Wednesdays: One child eats free from 4:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M., dine in only, with each purchase of an adult entrée.

Marie Callenders
Mariecallenders.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

 

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Nicha’s Comida Mexicana (meal deal available at all locations)
Nichas.com
Mondays and Tuesdays: Kids 12 and under eat free from 3:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M. with adult entree and drink purchase (dine in only).

 

O

Oaks Crossing – inside The Market at Stone Oak HEB
Heb.com/page/oaks-crossing
Mondays and Thursdays: Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of $8 adult entrée (one child’s meal per adult entrée).

 

P

Porky’s Burgers and More
Porkysburgersandmore.com
Wednesdays: Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult regular combo meal.

 

R

Rome’s Pizza (meal deal available at all locations)
Romespizza.com
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Kids eat free from 4:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M. with each adult meal purchase.

 

S

Spaghetti Warehouse
Meatballs.com
Mondays: Kids 10 and under eat for $1.99 with adult meal purchase. Limit two children per adult.

 

T

TGI Fridays (meal deal available at manager’s discretion; may differ by location)
Tgifridays.com
Every day: Kids under 3 eat free all week.

The Black-eyed Pea
Theblackeyedpea.com
Tuesdays: Kids eat free after 5:00 P.M. with each adult entrée purchase.

The Cove
Thecove.us
Tuesdays: Get one free child’s meal after 5:00 P.M. with adult entrée purchase.

 

Ashley
Ashley is a back-up dancer for circa 1989 Janet Jackson in her dreams and a mother of two preschoolers in her waking life. An Alamo City native, she spent her college and post-college years in TN, CA and AZ (all lovely states completely incompetent in the fine art of breakfast tacos). After crying everyday in radio sales, working next to a sheep pen at a rural telecom, being totally confused in agriculture, and completely giving up and drawing cartoons of co-workers at an online university, she finally found her calling in grant writing for a non profit arts organization. And then her husband (who, no joke, watches college football for a living) was like, “Hey! We can move to San Antonio to be closer to your family if you want to!” And then Ashley was like, “Hey! That’s good timing because remember all that drinking I was doing last week because I thought I had really bad PMS and wanted to power through it? Well, that PMS is a baby!” So they moved to S.A. and Ashley found a job with a rural non profit, but when she tried to go back to work after the baby, living on no sleep with a newborn and a traveling husband unable to share in the workload, she quickly learned she was about five seconds away from a mental breakdown. Cut to today where she is a full time mom, loving the freedom to run all over the city each day with her kids, despite a 98% decrease in her ability to pee alone/do less than 19 loads of laundry each week. She chronicles her most embarrassing childhood moments and photos at This is Me at 13-ish (http://meat13.tumblr.com), in hopes that she never forgets that as difficult as it is to be a parent, it is just as much of a struggle to be a kid.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Tomatillos Cafe off of Broadway also have kids eat free with adult meal purchase and drink Mon-Wed 5-9pm and Saturday 12-5pm. One of our favorites for our family!!

  2. Alamo Cafe also has very reasonably priced kids’ meals – many only $2.99. It includes a drink and a “treat” they bring out after the meal, which we always find to be an incentive for good behavior during the meal!

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