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Over 50 Bay Area Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

You may not be dining at a table for two anymore, but with all of the Bay Area restaurants offering kids eat free deals, your bill will look like you are. So give your wallet (and your kitchen) a much-needed break and take the family out to one of these kid-loving locales, where your kids’ feast will be on the house!

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San Francisco and Peninsula

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

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.

Rigolo Cafe
3465 California St.
San Francisco, Ca
415-876-7777
Online: rigolocafe.com
Saturdays, kids eat for $1. (ok, ok, it’s not free, but close enough)

East Bay

Black Bear Diner
700 Bancroft Rd.
Walnut Creek, Ca
925-941-0000
Online: blackbeardiner.com
Teddy Bear Tuesday: Let your kiddo bring his or her favorite teddy bear and get a free kid’s meal.

Carrows
Locations: El Cerrito, Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Martinez, Pleasant Hill
Online: carrows.com
Every day, kids under 10 eat free after 4 p.m., one free kids meal per adult entree purchased. 

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.

Coco’s Bakery and Restaurant
20413 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, Ca
510-782-5686
Online: cocosbakery.com
Wednesdays and Thursdays, kids under 10 eat free after 4 p.m.

4391 Treat Blvd.
Concord, Ca
925-676-2262
Kids eat free all day, every day.

Dad’s Cafe   
3421 Deer Valley Rd.
Antioch, Ca
925-777-0791

1135 Second St. #A
Brentwood, Ca
925-308-7273
Online: dadscafeantioch.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.

El Torito
5 San Leandro Marina
San Leandro, Ca
510-351-8825
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 12 eat free.

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.

Schooner’s Grille & Brewery  
4250 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, Ca
925-776-1800
Online: schoonersbrewery.com
Wednesdays, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

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

Broken Drum Brewery & Wood Grill
1132 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-4677 (HOPS)
Every day, kids eat free.

Best Lil’ Porkhouse BBQ
60 Madera Boulevard
Corte Madera 94925
415-927-RIBS

2042 4th Street
San Rafael 94901
415-457-7675
Mondays, kids eat free with the purchase of each adult meal.

Bubba’s Diner
566 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo 94960
415-459-6862
Wednesdays, kids eat free from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For every adult meal purchase two kids eat free.

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 after 5 p.m.

Guaymas
5 Main Street
Tiburon, Ca
415-435-6300
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.

The Sleeping Lady
23 Broadway
Fairfax, Ca
415-485-1182
Wednesdays, kids up to 12 years old 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.

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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
Locations: Emeryville, Richmond, Foster City, San Leandro, San Jose, Mountain View
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.

El Torito
Locations: Burlingame, Foster City, Concord, Milpitas
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 12 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.

Ikea
1700 E Bayshore Rd. (This location only)
East Palo Alto, Ca
888-888-4532
Online: ikea.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free.

Marie Callenders
751 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, Ca
408-245-3710
Online: mariecallenders.com
Tuesdays, 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
Wednesdays, 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 day 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
Monday and Tuesday, kids eat free.

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.

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!

—Kate Loweth, Sabrina Blardone and Erin Feher

All photos by Kate Loweth.