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Where kids eat free on Long Island
Love dining out with your family but hate paying for half-eaten plates of food?
Well, good news! There are many restaurants across Long Island offering kids-eat-free promotions that go beyond pizza and fast food. Take a look.
Ciao Baby, Massapequa Park and Commack
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Pizza, chicken parmesan, chicken fingers, meatballs, pasta and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free Mondays and Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entree.
Black Forest Brew Haus
Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, hamburgers, chicken fingers, salmon and more.
THE DEAL Kids ages 5 to 10 eat free on Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m.
Cooper Street, Babylon
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, hamburger, grilled cheese, spaghetti, pizza, and macaroni and cheese.
THE DEAL Kids eat free Sunday through Thursday with the purchase of an adult entree.
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill, Massapequa
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken or steak tacos, chicken tenders, cheese quesadilla, mac and cheese.
THE DEAL On Sundays, one child can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
Pictured: Here, Kayla, 10, and Hannah Doyle, 5, have dinner with their family at Zim Zari California Coastal Grill. (May 5, 2013) (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
International House of Pancakes
International House of Pancakes (IHOP), various locations*
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Create-a-Face Pancake, French toast, cheese omelet, crispy chicken strips, cheeseburger, grilled cheese and more.
THE DEAL While each IHOP offers a different deal, here's a sampling of what some locations offer. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal for all locations:
Commack: Kids eat free every Monday and Wednesday from 4-10 p.m.
Oceanside: Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights kids eat free after 4 p.m.
Lindenhurst: Kids eat free every Wednesday and Friday after 4 p.m.
West Babylon: Monday through Thursday, kids eat free after 3 p.m.
Massapequa Park: Thursday nights from 4-10 p.m., kids eat for free.
Huntington Station: Kids eat free every Tuesday and Thursday after 4 p.m.
Other Long Island locations may offer monthly deals when kids can eat for free. (Credit: Michael Falco)
Minado, Carle Place
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Calamari, grilled salmon, scallops, Chicken Teriyaki, soups, salads, sushi and more.
THE DEAL Children 3 feet and under eat for free.
Pictured: Maria and Rene Barrow, of Brooklyn, have dinner with their son Ronin, 3, at Minado Japanese Buffet in Carle Place, March 15, 2015.
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Gasho of Japan
Gasho of Japan, Hauppauge
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken, steak or shrimp hibachi.THE DEAL During the month of May, kids ages 10 and under eat free (excludes Saturdays and Mother's Day). (Credit: Gasho of Japan)
J&R's Steakhouse, Calverton, Islip, Medford, Patchogue and Rocky Point
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Half-pound burger, grilled or barbecued chicken, shrimp scampi, prime rib, half-baby back ribs, hot dogs, grilled cheese, sandwiches and more
THE DEAL Sunday through Thursday, a child eats free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Pictured: Michael Nizich (right), dines with his wife Cara, mother Anne, and two children Thomas and Cara, at J&R's Steak House in Calverton, April 12, 2015.
Moe's Southwest Grill
Moe's Southwest Grill, Commack, East Meadow, Garden City, Greenvale, Massepequa, Oceanside, Rocky Point, Smithtown and Woodbury
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Kid-size burrito with choice of beef or chicken, hard or soft beef or chicken taco or a cheese quesadilla; kids' meals include a small drink, cookie, and chips and salsa.THE DEAL A free kid's meal for each adult meal purchased after 5 p.m. Tuesdays. (Credit: Handout)
Hurricane Grill and Wings
Hurricane Grill and Wings, Happauge, Levittown, Port Jefferson Station,Syosset, Manorville and Garden City.
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU burgers, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, crispy wings or boneless chicken bites, served with one side dish
THE DEAL In Manorville and Port Jefferson Station, kids eat free all day on Mondays and Tuesdays with an adult entree purchase. In Garden City, Hauppauge, Syosset and Levittown, kids eat free all day on Tuesdays with an adult entree purchase. (Credit: Jin Lee)
Brownstone Brewing Company
Brownstone Brewing Company, Ronkonkoma
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, grilled chicken, mozzarella sticks, grilled cheese, hamburger and fries and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free with an adult meal purchase on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. (July 16, 2012) (Credit: Doug Young)
Ruvo, Port Jefferson
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Baked ziti, chicken fingers, spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad with crispy chicken, penne with butter sauce and more
THE DEAL For the month of September, kids can eat free with an adult meal purchase Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. (Credit: Kirsten Luce)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Barbecue ribs, hamburgers, mac and cheese, fried shrimp, Southern-fried chicken strips and pulled pork sliders served with a choice of one side.
THE DEAL Kids eat free Tuesdays. (Credit: Doug Young)
Boulder Creek Steakhouse
Boulder Creek Steakhouse,Hicksville
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Grilled cheese, chicken tenders, steak, baby back ribs, burgers and more
THE DEAL One free kid's meal per adult entree purchase on Sundays. (Dec. 18, 2012) (Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Rookies Sports Club
Rookies Sports Club, Huntington
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Mini-burgers, hot dog, chicken fingers, pasta and more.
THE DEAL On Wednesdays from noon-10 p.m., get one free kid's meal the purchase of one adult entree. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Country Kitchen, Patchogue
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Silver dollar pancakes, French toast, mini-corn dogs, grilled cheese, chicken tenders and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Mondays. (Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick)
Miller's Ale House
Miller's Ale House, Deer Park and Levittown
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Fried shrimp platter, spaghetti and meatballs, hot dog, grilled cheese and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of one adult meal. (Credit: Handout)
Runyon's Restaurant, Seaford
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, cheeseburger, hamburger, spaghetti with butter or marinara sauce and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free seven days a week from 4-7 p.m. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under; one free kid's meal for every full-priced adult dinner entree. Not valid on holidays. (Credit: Handout)
Denny's, Levittown and Centereach
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chocolate chip pancakes, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, cheese pizza, small garden salad, Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. with every adult meal purchase. (Jan. 10, 2013) (Credit: Ian J. Stark)