30 San Diego Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

From major chains and local pubs kids eat free at a variety of cool spots across San Diego County

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On any given day of the week, kids eat free at San Diego restaurants around town. Keep in mind that there are a few rules that usually apply to most kids eat free promotions. These offers usually apply to the kids’ menu only (not the regular menu) and are tied to the purchase of an adult meal. Dining in the restaurant, versus take-out, is also often a common requirement.

As restaurant promotions change frequently, it is wise to call before you go to see if kids eat free is still on offer. Without further ado, here is a list of restaurants in San Diego that currently offer kids eat free promotions.

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.
619-220-5040
San Diego, Ca
Online: casadereyesrestaurant.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

Daphne’s California Greek

Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: daphnes.biz
Sundays, kids eat free per adult entree

Denny’s

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

Donut Bar

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

El Torito

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

Grater Grilled Cheese

La Jolla: 723 Pearl St., La Jolla, Ca
Mission Valley: 5618 Mission Center Rd #1002, San Diego, Ca
Online: gratergrilledcheese.com
Tuesdays, from 3 – 9 p.m., kids 12 and under get one free kid’s item with any Adult Chef’s Creation or Specialty Item purchase

Hooters

410 Market St.
San Diego, Ca
(619) 235-4668
Online: hooters.com
Sundays, kids 12 and under eat free – dine-in only

Humphrey’s Restaurant

2241 Shelter Island Dr.
619-224-3577
San Diego, Ca
Online: humphreysrestaurant.com
Sunday, kids 3 and under eat free for brunch

IHOP

Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: ihop.com
Wednesdays, kids eat free from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Ikea Restaurant

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

The Kebab Shop

9450 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, Ca
(858) 586-0499
Online: thekebabshop.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with a purchase of an adult entree

Luna Grill

Multiple locations in San Diego County
Online: lunagrill.com
Tuesdays (Carlsbad location only), kids 12 and under eat free after 4 p.m.

Marie Callender’s

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

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

North County

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

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.

Hamburger Factory

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

Hennessey’s Tavern

2777 Roosevelt St
Carlsbad, Ca
(760) 729-6951
Online: hennesseystavern.com
Thursdays, kids 8 and under eat free

Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot

6996 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, Ca
(760) 438-7800
Online: ignitecarlsbad.com
Saturdays, kids eat free after 4 p.m.

Mia Francesca

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

O’s American Kitchen

137 S. Las Posas Rd. #153
San Marcos, Ca
(760) 798-7889
Online: osamericankitchen.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free all day with a minimum purchase of $5 by an 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

East County

Hacienda Casa Blanca

700 North Johnson Ave
619-442-9827
El Cajon, Ca
Online: haciendacasablanca.biz
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

South Bay

Achiote

4419 Camino Camino de la Plaza
619-690-1494
San Ysidro, Ca
Online: achiotes.com
Tuesdays, kids eat free with paying adult – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are we missing a San Diego restaurant where kids eat free? Please let us know in the comments and we’ll get it added to the list ASAP.

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