Here's our list of super kid friendly restaurants and eateries

Looking to take a break from cooking while saving money too? Visit these restaurants for kids eat free days and nights, or kids can eat relatively cheap! Have some family fun at these locations throughout New Jersey. With all the different cuisines, there is something for everyone. Generally, kids eat free ages are for the 12 and under set, and in most cases require the purchase of an adult entree. Most children's value meals are affordable and won't break the bank.  Restaurant locations may vary. This list is subject to change so please confirm ahead of time. Find other restaurants where kids can eat free: North NJ | Central NJ | South NJ

Kids value meals and cheap eats


Buffalo Wild Wings - multiple locations in NJ
Kids Meals with entree, side & drink - under $7.00

Chili’s - various NJ Locations
Kids Pepper Pal meal comes with entree, side (vegetables available), and drink - all kids meal under $6.00

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - multiple NJ Locations 
Kids Breakfast, lunch & dinner meals (entree, side & drink), ranging in price from $5.00-$7.00

Fuddruckers - Parsippany, Roxbury
Kids Meals under $7.00, includes entree, side & drink - for children 12 & under

The Habit Burger Grill - 15+ NJ locations
Affordable kids meal under $6.00, choose either a burger, grilled cheese or chicken, includes side, drink.

Johnny Rockets - Woodbridge, Hoboken, Atlantic City, Jersey Gardens
Priced under $7.00, various Rockets kids meals includes a kid sized drink and fries.

Ruby Tuesdays - select locations in NJ
Tuesdays - Kid’s eat free after 5pm with adult entree purchase
Fridays - Kid’s eat free all day

Smashburger - 18+ select NJ locations
Wednesdays - Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal, in-store only, 12 & under.


Panda Express - various locations throughout NJ
Chinese American food, Kids Cub meals for under $6.50 - choose between Orange Chicken, Grilled Teriyaki or Broccoli Beef, fruit side & drink.

Pho Today - Bridgewater, East Rutherford, Fort Lee, Plainsboro, South Plainfield
Authentic Vietnamese food; kid’s menu - for entrees, choose from grilled pork, spring rolls, grilled chicken or pho meatball, under $8.00.


Denny’s - multiple NJ Locations
Kids menu include breakfast pancakes, Jr. Grand Slam, chicken tenders, burgers for under $6.00

IHOP - various NJ locations
Kids 12 & under meals average $7.00 or less (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Multiple locations
Kids Meals Available (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Italian / Pizza

Olive Garden - select NJ locations
Kids meal for the 12 & under set, entree with side & milk - price range $7.00-$8.00

Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Clifton, Deptford, Hamliton, Maple Shade
Kids meal for 10 & under, make your own pizza, spaghetti, and side

Mediterranean / Salads

Calandras Mediterranean Grill - Fairfield NJ
Kids 4 & under may order pasta with butter or tomato sauce at no charge.

Cava - Paramus, Wayne, Jersey City, Bridgewater, Moorestown, Ramsey
Kid’s Pita meal includes build your own pita, side pita chip or carrots, and a drink - a healthy alternative and priced under $7.00

Chopt - Florham Park, Montvale, Morris Plains, New Providence, Paramus
Chopt Jr. Salad or Bowl - chicken as your protein in a salad or grain, along with two choppings (also known as toppings) - under $7.00


Chevy's - Clifton, Linden
Mondays - Kids eat free all day;
Wednesdays - Kids 12 & under can eat for $1 on Wednesdays per adult entree purchased - available all day Wednesday in the dining room (contact location for confirmation)

Seafood & Steak

Bonefish Grill - various NJ locations
Minnow’s Menu for kids 10 & under include entree (shrimp, chicken, Mac n’ cheese), side (vegetables available), & drink - $7.00-9.00

Joe’s Crab Shack - Clifton, Deptford, South Plainfield
Standard Joe's kids meals come with entree (chicken, pasta, shrimp, fish) drink & ice cream for under $8.00. Tasty kids crab pot meals priced under $17.00.

Longhorn Steakhouse - various NJ locations
For a more sophisticated taste, a kid’s Sirloin meal costs under $10.00 and comes with side & drink. Other kids entree meals are under $8.00


IKEA - Paramus, Elizabeth
Wednesdays - Get up to two kid’s meals Free with purchase of one adult entree.

Disclaimer: Check with establishment, information subject change