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Free Eats for San Diego Kids

We’ve all had those days where we just need a break and want to eat out. But nothing spoils an appetite more than a huge bill at the end of the meal. Not to worry! Check out the list of restaurants in San Diego County where kids can eat free. Unless otherwise specified, your kids’ food is off the kids menu, and comes with the purchase of each adult entrée. Also, promotions change from time to time so it’s a good idea to call and verify the deal before you go. Grab the kids and let someone else feed them for a change.

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San Diego

Barra Barra Saloon
4016 Wallace St.
619-291-3200
San Diego, Ca
Online: barrabarrasaloon.com
Daily, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult

Casa de Reyes
2754 Calhoun St.
619-297-3100
San Diego, Ca
Online: oldtownmexicanfood.com
Mondays, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant
2600 Calhoun St.
619-297-1874
San Diego, Ca
Online: oldtowncosmopolitan.com
Daily, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult

The Cheesecake Factory
789 W Harbor Dr.
619-231-0036
San Diego, Ca
Online: thecheesecakefactory.com
Daily, babies and toddlers receive a free baby plate

Tony Romas
4110 Misson Blvd.
858-272-7427
San Diego, Ca
Online: tonyromassandiego.com
Fridays, kids eat free with 2 full priced entrees

Humphrey’s Restaurant
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
619-224-3577
San Diego, Ca
Online: humphreysrestaurant.com
Sunday, kids 5 and under eat free for brunch

Donut Bar
631 B St.
619-255-6360
San Diego, Ca
Online: donutbar.tumblr.com
Saturdays, kids get a free themed donut

Ikea Restaurant
2149 Fenton Parkway
888-888-4352
San Diego, Ca
Online: ikea.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free

El Torito
Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: eltorito.com
Wednesdays, kids under 12 eat free

Marie Callender’s
Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: mariecallenders.com
Tuesdays and Saturdays, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult

Luna Grill
Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: lunagrill.com
Tuesdays and Sundays (Carlsbad location only), kids 12 and under eat free from 4 p.m. until close.

Ruby’s Diner
Multiple locations in San Diego County (not valid at Oceanside location)
Online: rubys.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with paying adult from 4 p.m. until close. 

Denny’s
Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: dennys.com
Tuesdays, kids 11 and under eat free with paying adult from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Days may differ by location. 

North County

Company Pub & Kitchen
13670 Poway Rd.
858-668-3365
Poway, Ca
Online: companypubandkitchen.com
Mondays, kids 12 and under eat free from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Al’s Cafe in the Village
795 Carlsbad Village Dr.
760-729-5448
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: alscafeinthevillage.menutoeat.com
Daily, kids 10 and under eat free 

Borrelli’s
285 North El Camino Real
760-436-1501
Encinitas, Ca
Online: borrellispizza.net
Mondays, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult

Alcapulco
1020-50 W. San Marcos Blvd.
760-471-2150
San Marcos, Ca
Online: acapulcorestaurants.com
Tuesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult

Hamburger Factory
14122 Midland Rd
858-486-4575
Poway, Ca
Online: hamburgerfactory.com
Tuesdays, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult

Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen
6985 El Camino Real #108
760-431-5323
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: tinleafkitchen.com
Sundays, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult from 4 p.m. until close

Mia Francesca
12955 El Camino Real Suite G-4
858-519-5055
Del Mar, Ca
Online: miafrancescadelmar.com
Sundays, kids eat free with paying adult 

Peri Peri
7845 Highland Village Place Suite C101
858-538-2282
Carmel Valley
Online: http://www.periperisd.com
Tuesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult from 4 p.m. until close

East County

Hacienda Casa Blanca
700 North Johnson Ave
619-442-9827
El Cajon, Ca
Online: haciendacasablanca.com
Mondays, kids 10 and under eat free with paying adult

Hooley’s Irish Pub
2955 Jamacha Rd.
619-670-7468
El Cajon, Ca
Online: www.hooleys.com
Wednesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with paying adult

The Weevil Burger
9104 Fletcher Parkway
619-644-1010
La Mesa, Ca
Online: yelp.com/biz/the-weevil-burger-la-mesa
Sundays, kids eat free 

Claim Jumper
5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
619-469-3927
La Mesa, Ca
Online: claimjumper.com
Daily, babies and toddlers receive free baby plate 

South Bay

Tavern +Bowl
881 Showroom Place
619-565-2695
Chula Vista, Ca
Online: tavernbowl.com
Wednesdays, kids eat free with paying adult

Mangia Italiano
248 Third Ave.
619-623-3553
Chula Vista, Ca
Online: mangiaonthird.com
Wednesdays, kids eat free with paying adult

Casa Don Diego
1199 Third Ave.
619-426-6131
Chula Vista, Ca
Online: casadondiegos.com
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, kids eat free with paying adult from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Achiote
4419 Camino Camino de la Plaza
619-690-1494
San Ysidro, Ca
Online: achiotes.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with paying adult 

What are your favorite restaurants to eat at with your kids? Let us know in the comments!

- Marissa Mullen

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