Parents all over the Bay can take a break from cooking and not worry about putting a dent in their wallets. Thanks to this list of over 50 restaurants dishing out weekly “Kids Eat Free” meals, your decision to take the family out for a bite just got easier. Whether it’s pizza or crepes you’re craving, you are sure to find something to please your gang’s tastebuds, everyday of the week. Enjoy!

photo: Squat & Gobble

San Francisco

Squat & Gobble 
Three locations in San Francisco: West Portal, Market/Castro and Marina.
Online: squatandgobble.com
Tuesdays free child’s entree with purchase of an adult meal. 

Celia’s by the Beach
4019 Judah St.
San Francisco, CA
415-759-8741
Online: Celiasbythebeach.com
Kids eat free at Familia Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. ’till closing. 

Amici’s
Locations: San Francisco, Danville, Dublin, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Redwood Shores, San Mateo, San Rafael, Vacaville
Online: amicis.com
Tuesdays, one child entree free per purchase of adult meal.

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Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
3230 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
415-206-2086
Online: emmysspaghettishack.com
Mondays and Tuesdays between 5-7 p.m., kids eat free. One child’s pasta dish per adult entree.

Curry Up Now
Locations: San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, San Mateo, Palo Alto and San Jose
online: curryupnow.com
Monday-Thursday through the Summer, one complimentary kids meal with the purchase of any adult entree. 

photo: Anita Hart via flickr

East Bay

High tech Burrito
1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd # B,
Walnut Creek, CA
925-938-3888
Online: hightechburrito.com
Sundays, free children’s meal per adult meal purchase

Casa Orozco
7995 Amador Valley Blvd.
Dublin, CA
925-828-5464

325 South L St.
Livermore, CA
925-449-3045
Online: casaorozco.com
Mondays, one free children’s meal with each $11.99+ adult lunch entree or $14.99+ adult dinner entree.

Chevy’s
Locations: Richmond, Emeryville and Union City
Online: chevys.com
Wednesdays, kids eat for $1 with the purchase of one adult entree. Plus, kids can practice their tortilla-making skills with their own tortilla dough ball and take home a pit to grow their own avocado tree. 

El Torito
5 Monarch Bay Dr.
San Leandro, CA
510-351-8825
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 12 eat for $1 with the purchase of any regular priced adult entree.

                                                                                                           photo: Jessica Lucia via flickr

Fillipo’s
5400 College Ave.
Oakland, CA
510-601-8646
Online: filipposrestaurant.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with adult meal purchase. The free meal includes a drink and ice cream sundae.

HomeTown Buffet
704 Southland Mall
Hayward, CA
510-782-1200
Online: hometownbuffet.com
Thursday Family Nights, up to two children 4-11, eat for $1.99/regular priced adult or senior buffet purchased. 4 p.m. to close.

Knudsen’s Ice Creamery   
3323 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA
510-582-2775
Online: icecreamery.net
Mondays, buy one adult sundae get one kids’ sundae free. Wednesdays, buy one adult entree and get one kids’ meal free. Dine in only.

Simple Fondue
2300 First St. Suite 110
Livermore, CA
925-443-6638
Online: simplyfonduelivermore.com
Sundays, kids 12 and under eat free with each adult Fondue Brunch or Fondue Feast purchased.

Tomatina
Locations in Alameda, Union City, Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, San Jose, and Santa Clara
Online: tomatina.com
Thursdays, free child’s entree per paid adult entree.

photo: Sandor Weisz via flickr

Peninsula

Maverick Jacks
1190 California Dr.
Burlingame, CA
650-347-3061
Oonline:maverickjacks.com/specialevents
Mondays, 1 kids meal free with purchase of 1 adult entree. 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

El Torito
388 Vintage Park Dr
Foster City, CA
650-574-6844
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Jack’s Prime 
3723 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA
Online: jacksprime.com
Mondays, One free kid’s meal with every adult meal purchased. 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Nachoria
226 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA
650-581-1321
online: nachoria.com
Mondays are Family Nights– 1/2 off kids meal with purchase of adult meal. 4-6 p.m.

Pizza My Heart
Locations: Burlingame, San Mateo, San Jose and Emeryville
online: pizzamyheart.com
Tuesdays, kids make your own pizza $5-$6, depending on location, 4-8 p.m.

Chevy’s
141 Hickey Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA
650-755-1617
online: chevys.com
Wednesdays, kids eat for $1 with the purchase of one adult entree. Plus, kids can practice their tortilla making skills with their own tortilla dough ball and take home a pit to grow their own avocado tree. 

photo: Shelby L. Bell via flickr

South Bay

Goodies Good Eats
2201 S. Bascom Ave.
Campbell, CA
408-369-1236
Online: goodiesgoodeats.com
Monday-Friday all day, kids 10 and under receive one free meal per paid adult entree. 

Mendocino Farms 
3090 Olsen Dr., Suite 150
San Jose, CA
One free kids’ meal for every adult meal purchased on Tuesdays.

Mendocino Farms 
1875 S Bascom Ave Suite 440
Campbell, CA
Online: mendocinofarms.com
One free kids’ meal for every adult meal purchased on Thursdays. 

Chevy’s
5305 Almaden Expresway
San Jose, CA
408-266-1815

8440 Murray Ave.
Gilroy, CA
408-847-2726
Online: chevys.com
Wednesdays, kids eat for $1 with the purchase of one adult entree. Plus, kids can practice their tortilla making skills with their own tortilla dough ball and take home a pit to grow their own avocado tree. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 
Locations: Livermore, Campbell, Fremont, San Bruno, Castro Valley, Concord, Brentwood, Fairfield and Vacaville.
Online: dickeys.com
Sundays, kids 12 and under eat free with $10 minimum adult purchase. Dine in only.

Hobee’s 
4224 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
650-856-6124

800 W. Ahwanee Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA
408-524-3580
Online: hobees.com
Wednesdays, kids 10 and under receive one free entree per paying adult, after 5 p.m. 

HomeTown Buffet
Locations: San Jose, Santa Clara and Fairfield.
Online: hometownbuffet.com
Thursdays Family Nights, up to 2 children 4-11, eat for $1.99 per regular priced adult or senior buffet purchased. 4 p.m. to close.

Marie Callender’s
751 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
408-245-3710

620 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA
408-578-0643
Online: mariecallenders.com/specials
Tuesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult meal. 

Willow Street Pizza
1072 Willow St.
San Jose, CA
408-971-7080

20 South Santa Cruz Ave. #218
Los Gatos, CA
408-354-5566
Online: willowstreet.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.

El Torito
477 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA
408-946-8012
online:eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 12 eat for $1 with the purchase of any regular priced adult entree.

 photo: JM via flickr

North Bay

Black Bear Diner
490 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA
415-295-7897
Online: blackbeardiner.com/sanrafael
Tuesdays, kids bring in their teddy bears for Teddy Bear Tuesdays and eat free. 

Crepevine
1133 4th St.
San Rafael, CA
415-257-8822
Online: crepevine.com/sanrafael
Mondays, kids eat free with purchase of adult meal. 4 p.m.–close.

740 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA
707-577-8822
Online: crepevine.com/santarosa
Tuesdays, kids eat free with purchase of adult meal. 4 p.m.–close.

High Tech Burrito
800 Redwood Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA
415-388-7001

914-A Sir Francis Drake
San Anselmo, CA
415-455-9176
online: hightechburrito.com
Sundays, one kids meal free per every adult meal purchase.

Chevy’s
Locations in Novato, Santa Rosa and Vallejo
Online: chevys.com
Wednesdays, kids eat for $1 with the purchase of one adult entree. Plus, kids can practice their tortilla making skills with their own tortilla dough ball and take home a pit to grow their own avocado tree.

Finnegan’s Marin
877 Grant Ave.
Novato, CA
415-899-1516
Online: finnegansmarin.com
Sundays, kids eat free all day, one kids meal per adult entree.

Sonoma Taco Shop
210 Northgate One
San Rafael, CA
415-479-9066
Online: sonomatacoshop.com
Every day, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Dine in only.

Heads up: These deals could change at any time, confirm them with the restaurant before heading over.

—Nella DuBon-Koch, Melissa Bouse and Kate Loweth