Kids Eat Free
San Diego Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free
S-T-R-E-T-C-H That Dollar! Restaurants where Kids Eat Free!
In these tough times when anything free is slowly becoming extinct, with everyone working harder and the economy struggling, there are still a group of restaurants dedicated to serving free meals to kids. Most of these places offer free food to kids with some restrictions, particularly the age of the child, specific days and the ratio of purchasing adults to the number of kid’s meals required.
Offers may vary by location and season or days. Offers are subject to change; be sure to verify information before planning a trip.
760-757-7745, Oceanside: 2251 El Camino Real
619-260-8124, Old Town: 2467 Juan St.
858-578-6390, Mira Mesa: 8998 Miramar Rd.
Free kid’s (12 and under) meal with each adult purchase on Tuesdays.
Oceanside: 2251 El Camino Real
Free kid’s (12 and under) meal with each adult purchase on Tuesdays, after 3 p.m.
Barra Barra Saloon
Old Town: 4016 Wallace St.
Kids eat free every day with a paying adult.
Coronado: 1301 Orange Ave.
Kids (11 and under) eat free on Tuesday nights (October through March) with each adult entrée purchase.
Oceanside: 4225-B Oceanside Blvd.
Kids eat free on Fridays with purchase of full-size combo meal.
Bob’s Big Boy
El Cajon: 937 Parkway Plaza
Kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal every day.
The Brew House
Chula Vista; 871 Showroom Pl., Ste. 102
Kids (12 and under) eat free with each adult entrée Mondays and Tuesdays with Leo from Cruzzing Balloons.
619-424-6881, Point Loma: 615 Saturn Blvd.
760-722-9435, Oceanside: 936 North Coast
Kids (10 and under) eat free with purchase of each adult entrée on Wednesdays and Thursdays after 4 p.m.
Casa De Reyes
Old Town: 2754 Calhoun St.
Kids (10 and under) eat free on Mondays with purchase of each adult entrée.
Three San Diego locations.
All-day Tuesdays, children (12 and under) eat free with purchase of an adult entrée.
619-683-2800, Mission Valley: 7067 Friars Rd.
619-421-2500, Chula Vista: 2015 Birch Rd.
Infants and toddlers (in a highchair) receive a free “Baby Plate” with slices of banana, oranges and bread.
4 locations in San Diego.
Get a free kid’s meal with adult meal purchase on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m.
Chicken Pie Diner
Poway: 14727 Pomerado Rd.
Free kid’s (10 and under) meal and drink on Tuesdays with an adult entrée and drink purchase.
13 locations in San Diego County.
Free kid’s meal (10 and under) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with each adult entrée purchase.
Company Pub & Kitchen
Poway: 13670 Poway Rd.
Kids Eat Free Thursdays from 5-9 pm
16 locations throughout San Diego County
Free kid’s meal (days differ by locations) from 4–10 p.m. with each adult entrée.
8 locations throughout San Diego County
Kids (12 and under) from kid’s menu with each adult entrée on Wednesdays.
Hooley’s Irish Pub
619-670-7468, El Cajon: 2955 Jamacha Rd.
619-713-6900, La Mesa: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
Kids (12 and under) on Wednesday, get one free meal with purchase of an adult entrée.
619-224-3577, Point Loma: 2303 Shelter Island Dr.
Free brunch for kids ages 4–12 on Sundays with an adult brunch purchase.
619-656-7780, Chula Vista: 2258 Otay Lakes Rd.
Free kid’s meal with adult entrée purchase on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 3 p.m.
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
858-597-2222, La Jolla: 7748 Regents Rd.
Kids eat free Sundays with the purchase of adult entrée.
5 San Diego locations.
Kids 10 and under eat free from 4:00 pm-close. Offers days and closing times vary by location.
6 locations in San Diego County
Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays and Saturdays with each paid adult entrée.
Del Mar: 12955 El Camino Real, G-4
Kids 12 and under eat free on Monday nights.
Pat & Oscar’s
6 San Diego area locations.
Kids 12 and younger get a kid’s meal (pasta, pizza or chicken) with adult purchase of $5 or more all day Tuesday.
760-931-7829, Carlsbad: 5630 Paseo Del Norte
619-294-7829, Mission Valley: 1640 Camino Del Rio North
760-433-7829, Oceanside: 1 Oceanside Pier
Tuesdays after 4 p.m. you get a free kid’s (12 and under) meal with each paying adult entrée
858-675-7047, Carmel Mountain: 11650 Carmel Mountain Rd.
619-234-4393, Downtown: 743 5th Ave.
619-670-7400, East County: 2991 Jamacha Rd.
858-455-0880, La Jolla: 8801 Villa La Jolla Dr.
619-297-8443, Mission Valley: 403 Camino Del Rio South
Kids 12 and under receive a free kid’s meal with a paid adult Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hillcrest: 1263 University Ave.
Kids eat free on Mondays with purchase of an adult entrée.
The Weevil Burger
La Mesa: 9104 Fletcher Parkway
Two free kids meals per adult meal purchase. All day.
Pacific Beach: 4110 Mission Blvd.
Kids eat Free on Thursday’s up to 2 kid’s meals with the purchase of up to 2 regularly priced entrees.
Gaslamp: 702 5th Ave.
Kids eat Free Monday–Thursday, 11am to 2pm, 12 and under with a purchase of an adult entree. One FREE entree per kid, only off the kid's menu.
Geeta Shreedar is a freelance writer living in Sabre Springs.