Thrifty Eating: LI Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

If you are looking to save on a family dinner with the young ones, plan your nights out carefully and visit these family-friendly, money-saving eateries!

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If you are tired of going out to restaurants with the family and dealing with the hassle of bringing the kids out and buying meals for the family only for them to barely touch their food, consider changing the way you dine out by scheduling dinners at restaurants that offer free meals for kids!  Be careful to check which days and hours these deals are available, as well as the age range that count for the kids meal deals.  Most restaurants cap the "kids" age at 10 or 12 years old, but everyone under that can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of one adult meal.  Fortunately, many of these eateries are family-friendly places where you can bring your kids and feel comfortable that they will get a good meal and maybe even some toys or coloring materials for while they wait.  To be on the safe side, bring something to entertain your kids in case other families have the same idea and line up to feed their kids for free that night.  Here are some of the top picks for free kids meals during the week at restaurants across the island:

Moe’s Southwest Grill
2565 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
77 Rte 111, Smithtown

Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesday nights from 5-9 p.m. with the purchase of one entrée.

Brownstone Brewing Company
200 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma
From 5-9 p.m., kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of one entrée.

65 E Main St, Smithtown
Kids 10 and under eat free Mondays and Tuesdays, and on Wednesday through Friday you can get a free kids meal with the purchase of a lunch entrée.

J&R Steakhouse
4362 Route 25, Calverton
116 Main Street, Islip
2330 Route 112, Medford
32 West Main Street, Patchogue
181 Route 25A, Rocky Point

1320 Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook
Sunday through Thursday, get a free children’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Hurricane Grill and Wings
3345 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
1037 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station

This deal is dependent on your restaurant’s location – in Manorville and Port Jeff Station, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée on Mondays and Tuesdays, whereas in Garden City, Hauppauge, Syosset, and Levittown, kids can only eat free on Tuesdays with an adult entrée purchase.

Miller’s Ale House
3046 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
1800 The Arches Circle, Deer Park

Kids can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of any adult entrée on Tuesdays.

2716 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
161 Centereach Mall, Centereach

At this chain of restaurants, Tuesday is free kids meal day with the purchase of any adult meal from 4-10 p.m.  At the Centereach location, the deal is also extended to Saturdays from 4-10 p.m.

Country Kitchen
240 E Main St # A, Patchogue
Kids can color away and eat free every Monday at Country Kitchen.

Laguna Grille
7927 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury Village Shopping Center, Woodbury

Parents rejoice – kids under 10 eat free at every day at Laguna Grille with the purchase of an adult entrée!