Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner?) Tons of Bay Area restaurants are offering up just that for their youngest customers. From Italian to Mexican, burgers to ice cream, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants offering FREE meals for kids.

Free Kid Meals

Photo: Melissa Bouse 

San Francisco

Chevy’s 
201 3rd St. #1
San Francisco, Ca
415-543-8060
Online: chevys.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free—get one free kid’s meals with every one paying adult.

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

Photo: Kate Loweth

East Bay

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

325 South L St.
Livermore, Ca 94550
925-449-3045
Online: casaorozco.com
Mondays, one free kids meal per adult entree (over $11.99 at lunch and $13.99 at dinner).

Chevy’s
1890 Powell St.
Emeryville, Ca
510-653-8210
Online: chevys.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

Dad’s Cafe  
1135 Second St. #A
Brentwood, Ca
925-308-7273
Online: dadscafeofeastbay.com
Monday through Friday, kids 9 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entree.

El Charro Mexican Food & Cantina 
186 Maple St.
Livermore, Ca
925-371-8297
Online: elcharrolivermore.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with adult entree purchase.

El Torito
5 Monarch Bay Dr.
San Leandro, Ca
510-351-8825
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 10 eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Fillipo’s
5400 College Ave.
Oakland, Ca
510-601-8646
Online: filippos.biz
Tuesdays, kids eat free. The free meal includes a drink and ice cream sundae.

HomeTown Buffet
Locations: Newark and Milpitas.
Online: hometownbuffet.com
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids eat for $1.99.

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.

Pasta Pomodoro
East Bay Locations: Rockridge, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Pleasant Hill
Online: pastapomodoro.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

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

Tomatina 
1338 Park St.
Alameda, Ca
510-521-1000

4590 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, Ca
925-803-9997

1325 N. Main St.
Walnut Creek, Ca
925-930-9999
Online: tomatina.com
Thursdays, kids eat free after 4 p.m.

Marin

Best Lil’ Porkhouse BBQ
2042 4th St.
San Rafael 94901
415-457-7675
Online: bestlilporkhouse.com
Mondays, kids under 6 eat free with the purchase of each adult meal.

Carrows
Locations: Santa Rosa, San Jose
Online: carrows.com
Monday-Thursday, meals for kids under 10 are $1.99 after 4 p.m., up to 2 kids meal per adult entree purchased. 

Chevy’s
Vintage Oaks Center
128 Vintage Way, Novato
415-898-7345
Online: chevys.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

Finnegan’s Marin
877 Grant Ave.
Novato, Ca
415-899-1516
Online: finnegansmarin.com
Sundays, kids eat free ALL day and night.

Guaymas
5 Main St.
Tiburon, Ca
415-435-6300
Online:
Wednesdays, kids eat free all day.

Pasta Pomodoro
Strawberry Village
Mill Valley, Ca
415-388-1692

Vintage Oaks Center
140 Vintage Way
Novato, Ca
415-899-1861
Online: pastapomodoro.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

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.

Tomatina 
5800 Northgate Mall #138
San Rafael, Ca
415-479-3200
Online: tomatina.com
Thursdays, kids eat free after 4 p.m.

Baby-eatingPhoto: Erin Feher

South Bay

California Fresh
10123 N Wolfe Rd
Cupertino, Ca
Online: californiafresh.co
Every day, kids under 2 eat free and kids 3-5 eat for $2.99.

Chevy’s
5305 Almaden Expresway
San Jose, Ca
408-266-1815
Online: chevys.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 
Locations: San Bruno, Pinole, Castro Valley, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Concord, Pleasanton, Fremont, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Livermore, Brentwood, San Jose, Campbell, Vacaville.
Online: dickeys.com
Sundays, kids eat free.

Goodies Good Eats
2201 S. Bascom Ave.
Campbell, Ca
408-369-1236
Monday through Friday all day, kids under 8 eat free with adult entree purchase. 

Happi House Teriyaki
Locations: Mountain View and 4 restaurants in San Jose.
Online: happihouse.com
Sundays, kids eat free. 

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 eat free after 4 p.m.

HomeTown Buffet
Locations: San Jose, Santa Clara and Milpitas.
Online: hometownbuffet.com
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids eat for $1.99.

Marie Callenders
751 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, Ca
408-245-3710
Online: mariecallenders.com
Tuesdays and Saturdays kids under 12 eat free. Meal includes one entree from the kids’ menu and a slice of pie (any pie!).

Mojo Burger
1411 Bird Ave.
San Jose, Ca
408-924-0595

1401 Foxworthy Ave.
San Jose, Ca
408-448-1992
Online: mojoburger.com
Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p,m., one free kids meal per adult entree purchased. 

On The Border
260 Ranch Dr.
Milpitas, Ca
408-935-6070
Online: ontheborder.com
Sundays, kids eat free.

Pizza Party
1998 Homestead Rd. #101
Santa Clara, Ca
408-248-5680
Online: pizzapartyonline.com
Every night after 5 p.m., one free mini pizza per child for every $6 purchase.

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup
Locations: San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View.
Online: phohoa.com
Every day from 2 p.m. to close, kids eat free. 

Sonoma Chicken Coop 
5925 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, Ca
408-997-1272

1735 E. Capitol Expressway
San Jose, Ca
408-223-2345
Online: sonomachicken.com
Monday through Thursday, kids eat free.

Tomatina 
3127 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, Ca
408-654-9000

5245 Prospect Rd
San Jose, Ca
408-380-0040
Online: tomatina.com
Thursdays, kids eat free.

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

20 South Santa Cruz Ave. #218
Los Gatos, Ca
408-354-5566

1554 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, Ca
408-871-0400
Online: willowstreet.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free after 4 p.m.

Vietnamese: Yummy YummyPhoto: Charlotte Burgoyne

Peninsula

El Torito
1590 Old Bayshore Rd
Burlingame, Ca
650-692-3113

388 Vintage Park Dr
Foster City, Ca
650-574-6844
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 10 eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Jack’s Prime 
3723 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, Ca
Online: jacksprime.com
Mondays, kids eat free. One kid’s meal per adult meal purchased.

Heads up: As these deals could change at any time, it’s a good idea to confirm them with the restaurant before you head over.

Know of any other restaurants to add to the list? Feel free to comment below on your favorite “kids eat free” spot in the Bay Area!

—Melissa Bouse, Kate Loweth, Sabrina Blardone and Erin Feher