Ultimate Gide to Kids Eat Free in Orange County: Top Family Friendly Dining Spots Revealed!

Hello, Orange County Families!  Are you on the lookout for places where your little ones can enjoy a meal on the house?  Dining out with the family can be a delightful experience, but let’s be honest; it can also put a dent in your wallet.  Luckily, Orange County is home to a variety of restaurants that offer kids free deals, making it easier for families to enjoy a meal out without breaking the bank,  Here are 6 fantastic spots where kids eat free across Orange County.  So, grab your forks and dig in!

All information at the time of this writing is current.  These deals may change, so call to confirm before you go.

Ruby’s Diner

Deal:  Kids eat free after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Ruby’s Diner is a classic American retro-themed diner that offers a trip down memory lane with its nostalgic décor and comfort food favorites.  On Tuesdays, after 4 p.m., kids can enjoy a free meal from the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée.  It’s the perfect spot for enjoying classic burgers, shakes, and a side of fun family memories.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant

Deal:  Kids 10 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays.

Coco’s is known for its cozy atmosphere and a wide variety of prices.   But did you know that on Tuesdays, kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult entrée?  Their menu offers something for everyone, making it a great choice for families with diverse tastes.

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Deal:  Kids eat free.


Denny’s is a family favorite for it’s  friendly service and extensive menu that caters to all meal preferences, whether it’s breakfast for dinner or a juicy burger.  On Tuesdays, from 4 p.m., to 10 p.m., children can enjoy a free meal from the kids’ menu with the purchase of an adult entrée.  It’s a fantastic way to enjoy a family night out without the fuss.



Deal:  Various locations offer kids eat free on Tuesday evenings.  Check your local restaurant for details.


Chik-fil-A is a hit among kids and adults alike for its delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.  Many locations in Orange County offer a kids eat free deal on Tuesday evenings, usually requiring the purchase of an adult combo meal.  Since promotions can vary by location, it’s a good idea to call ahead and confirm the details with your local Chik-fl-A.

A toddler girl playing on floor with a stuffed animal bunny in Orange County.


Deal:  Kids eat free every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the purchase of an adult entrée.

IHOP isn’t just for pancakes!  While their pancakes are a must-try, their menu also includes a variety of dinner options.  The best part?  Kids eat free every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée.  It’s a sweet (or savory) deal that’s hard to beat!


The Kebob Shop

Deal:  Saturdays and Sundays kids can enjoy 1 free kid’s box for every wrap box, plate + fountain drink purchased at regular price.  In store only.

The K-bob Shop offers many delicious Mediterranean style kebobs, wraps, bowls, and plates.  There are many options to choose from, including build your own.   Locations in Orange County include Irvine, Cypress, Costa Mesa, and Seal Beach.

Mama’s Comfort Food and Cocktails

Deal:  Kids 12 and under eat free all day/night with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Looking for a family-friendly dining spot with a diverse menu to satisfy everyone’s cravings?  Look no further than Mama’s.  With locations in Huntington Beach, Ladera Ranch and Los Alamitos, Mama’s has become a local favorite for good comfort food.  Not only does Mam’s offer an extensive menu, but on Thursdays kids 12 and under eat free all day or night with the purchase of an adult entrée. So, gather the family and head over to Mam’s for a memorable dining experience.

one year baby girl in purple dress touching a birthday cake in Orange County.

Dining out with the family doesn’t have to be a costly affair.  With these six spots in Orange County where kids eat free, you can enjoy a meal our without worrying about the bill.  Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast-for-dinner at IHOP, a classic American diner experience at Ruby’s, or some delicious option, there’s something for every family to enjoy.  So, next time you’re planning a family dinner out, consider one of these family friendly restaurants.   Make dining out a fun, affordable experience for everyone.  Bon appetit, Orange County families.

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