It's not always economical to take the whole family out to a restaurant if you're trying to stick to a budget. But luckily, there are a number of eateries on Long Island, New York where you can buy a meal for an adult and get a meal for your child for free. Note: the following information was correct as of this writing, but always call first to make sure that these offers still stand.
See also FREE on Long Island on Your Kid's Birthday to check out some free meals and other offers for you child's special day. And let's not forget mom and dad: read my article, FREE on Your Birthday on Long Island, NY to see some great deals for your own birthday.
And you might want to check out FREE Things To Do With Your Kids on Long Island, NY to see where you can go for some cost-free fun after you score that free meal.
And lastly, don't forget to read How To Get Dining Discounts and Coupons on Long Island, NY to find out about some great discounts at local restaurants.
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1. Denny's (various locations on Long Island)
At Denny's, kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please ask your server for all the details. (Some restrictions may apply. Call first to make sure that the offer is valid at your local Denny's.)
To find the Denny's nearest you, please visit www.dennys.com and click on "Denny's Locator" at the top of the page.
2. Minado, Carle Place, NY
At this Japanese seafood buffet, children 12 years of age or younger, 3 feet and under may eat for free. For those 4 feet and under, it's 1/4 of the adult price, and for children 5 feet and under, it's half the adult price.
For current adult prices, please see their website or call (516) 294-9541.
Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet Restaurant
219 Glen Cove Road
Carle Place, NY
3. Moe's Southwest Grill, Greenvale, NYMoe's Southwest Grill features Kids Eat Free nights every Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m., with the purchase of an adult entree of $5.99 or more. This offer apples to children 12 years of age and under. Moe's Southwest Grill
90 Northern Boulevard
4. Rookies Sports Club, Huntington, NY
Want to watch all your favorite sports while bringing the kids along? Rookies Sports Club is family-friendly and on Wednesdays from noon to 10 p.m., get one FREE kids' meal with each paid adult entree, and on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., you'll get the same deal.
Items on the kids' menu include chicken fingers, kids' pizza, cheese or chicken quesadilla, kids' past with marinara or butter sauce, mac-n-cheese, and more.
Rookies Sports Club
entrance at 70 Gerard Street
5. Best Buffet, Huntington Station, NY
When accompanied by adults enjoying the regular buffet for brunch, lunch or dinner, children under 3 feet enjoy the buffet for FREE. Kids from 3 feet to 4 1/2 feet pay a special kids' price. For current prices, please see the Best Buffet website. This offer is good every day of the week.
179 Walt Whitman Road (Route 110 North)
Huntington Station, New York
6. George Martin's Grillfire - Rockville Centre, NY
Every Sunday between 4 and 9 p.m., one child under nine years old, for every adult, can eat free . This offer cannot be combined with any others. The menu includes choices of grilled chicken and mash potatoes, grilled cheese and French fries, macaroni and cheese, pasta wheels with marinara sauce, sliders and friers, or chicken fingers and French fries.
George Martin's Grillfire
13 North Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
7. Runyon's, Seaford, NY
At Runyon's kids ages 10 and under eat free every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
You'll receive one FREE kid's meal for each full-priced adult dinner entree that you order (at a minimum of $13.95.) Please note that this offer cannot be combined with any other or with coupons, and this promotion is not valid on any holidays.
3928 Merrick Road
Seaford, New York
8. Laguna Grille, Woodbury, NY
Kids 10 years of age and under eat free at Laguna Grille in Woodbury, New York, when ordering from their kids' menu. Note: there is a maximum of two free meals per party, and this offer is for those who dine in only.
Laguna Grille - Woodbury
7927 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury Village Shopping Center
Woodbury, New York
Although you'll have to pay for your kids most of the time at Ben's Deli, they do offer an occasional kids-eat-free promotion, e.g. on Mother's Day. Go to their site at www.bensdeli.net
and click on "Current Promotions" on the menu on the left to see what's current.
On Long Island, NY, the deli chain is in the following locations:
Ben's of Carle Place, 59 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY, (516) 742-3354.
Ben's of Greenvale: 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY, (516) 621-3340.
Ben's of Woodbury, 7971 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY, (516) 496-4354.