They say the best things in life are free. And here in the Bay Area, that includes some pretty awesome food. We’ve done some digging. and found more than 50 places where kids can eat for FREE. Scroll on down to find one for every night of the week!

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San Francisco

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.

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.

Image Courtesy: Melissa Bouse

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 with adult meal purchase.

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.

Photo: Kate Loweth

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

HomeTown Buffet
Locations: Hayward, San Jose
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.

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
Locations in Alameda, Union City, Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, San Rafael, San Jose, and Santa Clara
Online: tomatina.com
Thursdays, kids eat free after 4 p.m., one child’s entree free per adult entree purchased

 

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
3441 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa
707-546-1090
Online: carrows.com
Monday-Friday, meals for kids under 10 are $1.99 after 4 p.m., up to 2 kids meal per adult entree purchased. 

Chevy’s
Locations in Novato, Richmond, Vallejo and Emeryville
Online: chevys.com
Tuesdays, kids 10 and under eat free.

Finnegan’s Marin
877 Grant Ave.
Novato, Ca
415-899-1516
Online: finnegansmarin.com
Sundays, kids eat free brunch AND dinner.

Napoli Pizza & Pasta
869 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-459-3315
Online: napolirestaurant.biz
Sundays, children 8 and under eat free from the children’s menu. Limit two per family.

 

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.

Photo: 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, Castro Valley, Concord, Pleasanton, Fremont, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Livermore, Brentwood, San Jose, Campbell, Fairfield, Vacaville.
Online: dickeys.com
Sundays, kids eat free with $10 minimum adult purchase.

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, Milpitas 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 Fairfield.
Online: hometownbuffet.com
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids eat for $1.99.

Marie Callender’s
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!).

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

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. 

 

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.

Photo: Charlotte Burgoyne

Peninsula

El Torito
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