Best Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

August 26, 2011 12:00 AM

Island Restaurants

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By Keilah Woodard

Whether you do not feel like cooking or simply want to have fun, Kids Eat Free Days at local restaurants sure make it more affordable to dine out as a family! We’ve rounded up some favorites for delicious food at a great price. Bon apetit!


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Woody’s Grill & Bar
2316 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA
(916) 485-4886
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Enjoy a mid-week break as a family at Woody’s in the Country Club Plaza. With fun surf décor, a casual atmosphere, and affordable prices, this joint is a winner! Although they are known for old-fashioned gourmet burgers, don’t be fooled into thinking that’s all they have to offer. You’ll find a mouth watering array of pasta, fish, steak, and chicken to choose from and Woody’s serves up a Tummy Stuffer Menu that your kids are sure to enjoy.

What to know: Kids 10 and under Eat Free All Day on Wednesdays. One Kids Meal per Adult

Bert’s Diner

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Bert’s Diner
8972 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA
(916) 686-6622
Hours: Open Daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Bring some quarters for the jukebox and try one of the killer burgers at this 1950’s style diner tucked away in Elk Grove! Rocking out to the tunes and sipping a milk shake will ensure happy campers. Surprisingly, their Mexican food is worth checking out as well. This classic is sure to please the whole family with a fun and affordable experience.

What to know: Kids 12 and under Eat Free after 5pm on Tuesdays. One Kids Meal per Adult


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Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
6049 Madison Avenue
Carmichael, CA
(916) 344.3177
Hours: Mon to Thurs- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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If fresh Mexican food is what you crave, try Garcia’s for your Sunday lunch or dinner. Two free kids per adult is such a huge discount to your family meal! Their clean, relaxing environment is a great solution when you need a break from cooking at home. Garcia’s cheesy bean dip is addicting and the chicken fajitas come highly recommended.

What to know: Kids 12 and under Eat Free All Day on Sundays. Two Kids Meals per Adult Meal.

Riverside Clubhouse

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Riverside Clubhouse
2633 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
Hours: Sun – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Mon to Wed – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Thurs and Fri- 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.,
Sat- 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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When you need a date night and don’t have a sitter, consider taking the whole family out for a nice evening at Riverside Clubhouse, nestled in the Land Park neighborhood. Sit in their waterfall courtyard on Monday or Tuesday night and choose from a top notch menu. Enjoy a variety of choices from a Club Sandwich to Steak or Salmon. The kids will all eat free and you can feel like you’ve had some grown-up time.

What to know: Kids 12 and under Eat Free after 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. One to Four
Kids Meals per Adult Meal

Chick-fil-A Arden Fair

2101 Alta Arden Expy
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 922-2814
Directory listingKids get a free meal with the dine-in purchase of an adult meal on Tuesday nights between 5-8pm.

Keilah Woodard lives with her husband and three children in Sacramento. She writes regularly on what to do in the Sacramento area with kids and more of her work can be found on