Kids Eat Free in Collin County: 2021 Updates!

As a rule, kids never eat enough to justify the price of their meal at a restaurant. And isn’t it absolutely maddening to pay for all that non-eating?? Let’s make your next family dinner out more affordable—here’s a list of local restaurants where KIDS EAT FREE.

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Note: Individual restaurants could change their offers at any time. Restrictions may apply (like dine in only). Be sure to check ahead to ensure the offers are still valid at your location.

MONDAY


CAFE BRAZIL :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

MODERN MARKET:: Fresh/Seasonal :: Plano, Richardson :: 5pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée. Dine in only.

ROMAN CUCINA :: Italian :: Allen, Dallas :: Kids eat free with purchase of regular entrée. One kids’ meal per regular entrée.

PAPA LOPEZ :: Mexican :: Allen, Frisco :: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée. Limit 3 kids’ meals per adult entrée.

JC’s BURGER HOUSE :: Burgers :: Allen, Plano (not offered at McKinney or Richardson locations) :: 4pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult burger, fries, and drink.

SEÑOR LOCOS :: Tex-Mex :: Plano :: No longer free, but kids meals are $2 with purchase of adult entrée. Not too bad!

THE STRING BEAN :: American/Home Cooking :: Richardson :: After 5pm, kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

CRISTINA’S :: Mexican :: Carrollton, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Plano :: One more that’s not free anymore, but kids meals are $2 all day. Dine in only.

DENNY’S :: American/Diner :: McKinney, Murphy, Plano :: From 4-10pm, 2 kids eat free with adult entrée purchase of $6 or more. Dine in only.

TEXADELPHIA :: Cheesesteaks/Tex-Mex :: Richardson location :: Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal. You have to be a TexNation member, but it’s a free signup that you can do at the restaurant when you arrive.

WOODY’S SPORTS RESTAURANT :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kid wings excluded.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

TUESDAY


CAFE BRAZIL :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

PAPA LOPEZ :: Mexican :: Allen, Frisco :: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée. Limit 3 kids’ meals per adult entrée.

LUNA GRILL :: Mediterranean :: Richardson :: One free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entrée every Tuesday from 4pm to close.

JC’s BURGER HOUSE :: Burgers :: Allen, Plano (not offered at McKinney or Richardson locations) :: 4pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult burger, fries, and drink.

SEÑOR LOCOS :: Tex-Mex :: Plano :: No longer free, but kids meals are $2 with purchase of adult entrée. Not too bad!

PLUCKER’S :: American :: Allen, Plano :: Kids ages 10 and under eat free off the kids’ menu with purchase of adult entrée, all day (limit two per table).

CRISTINA’S :: Mexican :: Carrollton, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Plano :: One more that’s not free, but kids meals are $2 all day. Dine in only.

DENNY’S :: American/Diner :: McKinney, Murphy, Plano :: From 4-10pm, 2 kids eat free with adult entrée purchase of $6.00 or more. Dine in only.

TEXADELPHIA :: Cheesesteaks/Tex-Mex :: Richardson location :: Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal. You have to be a TexNation member, but it’s a free signup that you can do at the restaurant when you arrive.

MAMA’S DAUGHTER’S DINER :: Home Cooking/Diner :: Plano :: Kids eat free all day. Dine in only.

COOLGREENS :: Fresh/Salads & Sandwiches :: Richardson :: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

WOODY’S SPORTS RESTAURANT :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kid wings excluded.

GHENGIS GRILL :: Mongolian BBQ/Chinese :: Kids 11 and under eat free on Tuesday with purchase of adult meal.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

WEDNESDAY


CAFE BRAZIL :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

LUBY’S :: American/Buffet :: Plano location :: All day, kids eat free.

AMAZING JAKE’S :: Arcade/Pizza Buffet :: Plano :: Free child’s buffet (12 and under) with purchase of adult buffet, all day.

TEXADELPHIA :: Cheesesteaks/Tex-Mex :: Richardson location :: Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal. You have to be a TexNation member, but it’s a free signup that you can do at the restaurant when you arrive.

WOODY’S SPORTS RESTAURANT :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kid wings excluded.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

THURSDAY

CAFE BRAZIL :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

WOODY’S SPORTS RESTAURANT :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kid wings excluded.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

FRIDAY


CHUY’S :: Tex-Mex :: All area locations :: Monday-Friday, 4-7pm. Free taco bar with happy hour. That means a free nacho dinner for the kids and a margarita for you.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

SATURDAY


BLUE MESA :: Mexican :: Plano location only :: 10am-3pm, kids 5 and under eat free at brunch buffet with purchasing adult (ages 6-11 eat for $7).

LUBY’S :: American/Buffet :: Plano location :: All day, kids eat free.

STEAK ‘N SHAKE :: Burgers :: All locations :: All day, 1 free kids’ plate for every $9 spent. Ages 12 and under. Dine-in only.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

SUNDAY


CAFE BRAZIL :: Breakfast/Brunch :: All area locations :: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm. Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

MODERN MARKET:: Fresh/Seasonal :: Richardson, Plano :: 5pm to close, kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée. Dine in only.

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT :: BBQ :: Multiple locations throughout Collin County :: All day, one free kids’ meal with $10 purchase per adult. For ages 12 and under. Dine-in only; offer not valid for online or app orders.

BLUE MESA :: Mexican :: All area locations :: 10am-3pm, kids 5 and under eat free at brunch buffet with purchasing adult (ages 6-11 eat for $7).

FREEBIRDS :: Tex-Mex/Burritos :: All area locations :: All day, kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

STEAK ‘N SHAKE :: Burgers :: All locations :: All day, 1 free kids’ plate for every $9 spent. Ages 12 and under. Dine-in only.

TEXADELPHIA :: Cheesesteaks/Tex-Mex :: Richardson location :: Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal. You have to be a TexNation member, but it’s a free signup that you can do at the restaurant when you arrive.

WOODY’S SPORTS RESTAURANT :: American :: Frisco :: Sunday-Thursday, kids 11 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée of $7 or more. Dine-in only, kid wings excluded.

IHOP :: American/Diner :: McKinney location only :: From 4-10pm every day, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

If you know of any spots that aren’t on the list, please share in the comments!

Katie grew up in Dallas and then spent 10 post-college years in Austin, where she and her husband Mick welcomed a daughter and son (in 2011 and 2013). They've since moved to Fort Worth and find it to be quite fun and a great place for kids. Katie is horrible at social media but secretly likes Twitter best. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.

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