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.
Free meal deals may change at any time. We suggest you check with the restaurant before you go.
The Village Idiot Pub
The Village Idiot Pub (Oakdale and Patchogue)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Kids can select a hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, ribs, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, and penne with butter or marinara sauce. All entrees include a small beverage and all dishes except pasta and macaroni and cheese come with one side.
THE DEAL Kids younger than 12 years old eat free Monday thru Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. with the purchase of a full-priced adult entree.
LuLu’s Lobster & Wing Shack
LuLu's Lobster & Wing Shack (388 Medford Ave, Patchogue)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Kids can have a junior cheeseburger, chicken tenders, jumbo wings, a cheese quesadilla or macaroni and cheese. All dishes come with one drink and one side.
THE DEAL On Tuesdays, get two kids meals per one adult entree.
That Meetball Place
That Meetball Place (Farmingdale and Patchogue)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Kids can choose from three different types of meatballs and order them over pasta, in sliders or in a bowl with the choice of four sauces. Mac and cheese, cheese flatbread and meatball pizza are also available on the children's menu with a side of salad, fries or carrot sticks
THE DEAL Kids ages 12 and younger eat free on Sunday with the purchase of an adult entree.
J&R's Islip Steak House (116 Main St., Islip)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, cheeseburger, hot dog, grilled cheese, bbq ribs and grilled or bbq chicken.
THE DEAL Get one free kid's entree from the junior menu per adult entree of $16 or more on Sundays for kids ages 10 and younger.
Sergio's (5422 Merrick Rd., Massapequa)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, fries, spaghetti with red sauce, cheese ravioli and penne with butter.
THE DEAL Kids eat free Sunday thru Thursday, and drinks for kids are half price.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit (305 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken nuggets, grilled chicken, pulled pork, grilled cheese, more.
THE DEAL Every Sunday, get one free kids meal per paid adult entree of $10. This offer is available for dine-in only and for kids ages 12 and younger.
The 3rd Rail
The 3rd Rail (216 Pettit Ave., Bellmore)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Mac and cheese, grilled cheese, chicken fingers with fries, shrimp basket with fries, spaghetti and meatballs, cheeseburger and hamburger.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal with purchase of an adult entrée on Mondays and Wednesdays, after 5 p.m.
Cooper Street (217 East Main St., Babylon)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, grilled cheese, spaghetti, pizza, fish and chips, popcorn shrimp and macaroni and cheese.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree Sunday through Thursday after 4 p.m.
Johnny McGorey's (131 Front St., Massapequa Park)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, hamburger, cheeseburger, mozzarella sticks, grilled cheese and pasta. All kid's meals come with a drink, a side and a scoop of ice cream.
THE DEAL On Tuesdays, get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
Your Mother's House Kitchen & Bar
Your Mother's House Kitchen & Bar (2349 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Grilled cheese, popcorn shrimp, corn dog, pizza, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers and more. All meals include a drink, side and a kiddie sundae.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.
Corner Galley (5411 Merrick Rd., Massapequa)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Cheeseburger, hamburger, pasta with meatballs, hot dog, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, fried flounder, linguine and baked ravioli.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.
Sal's Place (1495 Hicksville Rd., N. Massapequa)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Cheeseburger and fries, hot dog and fries, chicken fingers and fries, ravioli, mozzarella sticks, penne, and mac and cheese bites. A soft drink is included.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult dinner entree Monday thru Thursday.
Black Forest Brew Haus
Black Forest Brew Haus (2015 New Hwy, Farmingdale)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, hamburgers, chicken fingers, salmon and more.
THE DEAL Kids under 10 eat free on Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m. with each adult entree purchased.
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill (4964 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park)
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 on May 5, 2013.
International House of Pancakes
International House of Pancakes (IHOP), various locations*
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Create-a-Face Pancake, French toast, cheese omelets, crispy chicken strips, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese and more.
THE DEAL While each IHOP offers a different deal, here's a sampling of what some locations offer. Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal for all locations:
Commack: Kids eat free everyday after 4 p.m.
Oceanside: Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights kids eat free after 4 p.m.
Lindenhurst: Kids eat free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 4 p.m.
West Babylon: Kids eat free Monday-Thursday weekly after 4 p.m.
Huntington Station: Kids eat free Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday after 4 p.m.
Other Long Island locations may offer monthly deals when kids can eat for free.
Gasho of Japan
Gasho of Japan (356 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken, steak or shrimp hibachi. Included are soup, hibachi vegetables, white rice and choice of ice cream or sherbet.
THE DEAL On Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids ages 10 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult entree.
Moe's Southwest Grill
Moe's Southwest Grill, various locations
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 Get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. This offer applies at Moe's Greenvale, East Meadow, Oceanside, Garden City, Patchogue, Bellmore, Plainview, Melville, Massapequa, Commack, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Centereach, Franklin Square and Hauppauge locations.
Hurricane Grill and Wings
Hurricane Grill and Wings, various locations
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Burgers, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, crispy wings or boneless chicken bites and more. Each kid meal comes with a drink and a side.
THE DEAL Here's a sampling of what some locations offer for children ages 12 and younger; deals may change throughout the year; call ahead for more information.
Syosset: Get one free kids meal on Saturdays with the purchase of an adult entree.
Hauppauge and Lindenhurst: Kid eats free with the purchase of an adult meal on Saturday nights.
Port Jefferson Station: Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the purchase of an adult entree.
Bobbique (70 W Main St., Patchogue)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Barbecue ribs, burgers, mac and cheese, fried shrimp, Southern-fried chicken strips and pulled pork sliders. All meals served with corn bread and one side.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal (ages 10 and younger) with the purchase of an adult meal on Tuesdays.
Miller's Ale House
Miller's Ale House (Commack, Lake Grove, Levittown and Deer Park)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Fried shrimp platter, spaghetti and meatballs, hot dog, grilled cheese, chicken zingers and more.
THE DEAL Get one free kids meal, ages 12 and under, with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.
Runyon's Restaurant (3928 Merrick Rd., Seaford)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, chicken or cheese quesadilla, pizza, penne, cheeseburgers and hamburgers.
THE DEAL Kids eat free seven days a week from 4 to 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.
Denny's, various locations
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Pancakes, French toast, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, cheese pizza, Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam and more.
THE DEAL Below are the kid's deals for Long Island Denny's restaurants:
Carle Place: Get one free kids meals with every adult meal purchase on Tuesdays and Sundays from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
North Babylon: Get one or two free kids meals with every adult meal purchase on Tuesdays and Sundays from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Centereach: One free kids meals are included with every adult meal on Tuesdays 4 p.m.-9 p.m.