Enjoy this listing of kid-friendly restaurants and places where kids eat free (or low-cost). It is being updated all the time so check back often. We cannot guarantee all free offerings are still current (they were current when this listing was updated).
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LEGEND BREWING COMPANY
321 West 7th Street, Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804.232.3446
Every Sunday with the purchase of an adult meal between 12:00 and 5:00pm, get an item from the “Fairie Tales Menu” free. There will also be balloons, coloring activities and stuff for your kids to do too! For Mom and Dad 12:30 to 4:00 is Happy Hour with seafood and other specials and you can wrap the day up with Bluegrass beginning at 6:30.
QDOBA Mexican Grill
- Willow Lawn location, 4501 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA Phone: 804.340.0930
- 9460 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA Phone: 804.935.5680
Kids receive a free entree on Sundays with the purchase of a full size adult entree. Limit one child per paying adult. No valid with any other offers or discounts. Child must be 12 and under and present.
MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
- 7011 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23226 Phone: 804.288.9060
- 7225 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Phone: 804.730.4566
- 10839 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Phone: 804.762.4545
Kids meals are $.99 on Sundays for children 12 and under with the purchase of an adult entree $5.00 or more. Some restrictions apply (dine in only, no coupons).
STEAK ‘N SHAKE
4511 S. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23231 – 804.236.2031
Kids eat free on Sundays.
- Mechanicsville location only, 7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA Phone: 804.559.8126 - After 5pm kids receive a free kid’s entree for every adult entree purchased.
- Innsbrook location only, 4040 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA Phone: 804.290.0400 -Kids eat free from the kid menu with an adult dinner combination purchase.
- Woodlake location only, 12031 Southshore Pointe Road, Midlothian, VA Phone: 804.763.5640
On Monday and Tuesday kid’s eat for $.99 cents all day with the purchase of an adult meal.
AWFUL ARTHURS SEAFOOD COMPANY
- 1300 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA 23113, 804.893.3006
– 6078 Mechanicsville, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111, 804.559.4370
After 4pm, kids eat free with adult meal purchase.
- 2501 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, VA 804.529.4581
– 11 South Providence Road, Richmond VA 804.320.5078
Kids 3 & under eat free with adult purchase all day.
Many local McDonalds restaurants offer family nights on Tuesday from 5pm-8pm, were kids meals are only $1.69. They are:
- 11125 Midlothian Tpk
- 1778 Parham Rd
- 11280 Patterson Ave
- 7527 Staples Mill Road
- 8060, 7118, 9751, and 11218 W Broad
- 11311 Nuckols Rd
- 25011 Sheila Ln
- 11780 W. Broad Street,Richmond,VA 23233 Phone: 804.364.5001
- 9601 W Broad St, GlenAllen,VA 23060 Phone: 804.747.0583
- 5400 West Broad Street,Richmond,VA 23230 Phone: 804.673.1721
- 10151 Brook Road, GlenAllen,VA 23059 Phone: 804.266.6095
- 900 Moorefield Park Drive,Richmond,VA 23236 Phone: 804.330.3954
Applebee’s offers kids eat half price with the purchase of an adult entree every Tuesday Night from 5pm-9pm. Kids must be 12 and under. Must order from Kid’s Meal Menu. Dine-in Only.
- 11680 West Broad Street, Richmond VA, 23233 Phone: 804.360.9602
- 7300 Hancock Village Drive, Chesterfield, VA Phone: 804.739.7174
Kids eat free every Tuesday from 4pm to close.
- 15600 WC Commons Ways, Midlothian VA 23113 Phone: 804.378.0110
- 1300A Gaskins Road, Richmond VA 23238 Phone: 804.750.1440
- 11530 West Broad Street, Short Pump VA Phone: 804.360.7325
On Tuesdays receive a free kids meal with every adult entree purchased between 5pm – 9pm.
-Woodlake location only, 12031 Southshore Pointe Road, Midlothian, VA Phone: 804.763.5640 - On Monday and Tuesday kid’s eat for .99 cents all day with the purchase of an adult meal.
- Forest Hill location only, 7001 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA Phone: 804.320.1069 - On Tuesdays kids complete meal is free from the kid’s menu with the purchase of an adult entree.
- Innsbrook location only, 4040 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA Phone: 804.290.0400 - On Monday and Tuesday Kids eat free from the kid menu with an adult dinner combination purchase.
- Chick-fil-A at Willow Lawn -1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.282.9674 - Family Nights on Tuesday nights from 5-8 PM. Bring your child in and receive a 4-piece kids nuggets for $1.25. They usually have a kid-friendly activity going on each week during that time.
- Chick-fil-A at White Oak Village - 4443 South Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231 Phone: 804.236.4601 - Tuesday nights are Family Night where kids eat free from 5-7pm with the purchase of adult combo meal (dine-in only). They also offer themed nights with stilt walkers, balloon artists, face painters, etc.
- Chick-fil-A at Virginia Center Marketplace - Virginia Center Marketplace, 10176 Brook Road Glen Allen, VA 23059 Phone: 804.627.0497 - Kid’s Eat Free at Chick-fil-A at Virginia Center Marketplace every Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Kid’s 10 and under can make their own Ice Cream Sundaes at our “Toppings Bar” and will receive a 4-Nugget Kid’s Meal with the purchase of an Adult Combo Meal, all for FREE! Child must be present to receive a FREE Kid’s Meal!
- 4030 Gathering Place, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Phone: 804.726.5336 (only)
- 4925 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.864.5336
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesday nights, but you must mention it to your server. Dine-In only. 12 and under. Limit one per paying adult. See the restaurant for more details.
JOE’S INN, BON AIR
2616 Buford Road, Bon Air, VA 23235, 804.320.9700
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
8700 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond VA 804.330.2628
Kids eat free – one child per adult 12 and under. 4pm-closing.
-11849 W. Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23233, 804.360.4306
-11500 Midlothian Tnpk, Midlothian, VA 23235, 804.420.8888
One free kids bowl with purchase of adult meal.
Offers free kids meals on Tuesday.
RIVER CITY DINER
- The Shoppes at Bellgrade, 11430 West Huguenot Road Phone: 804.897.9518
- Parham and I-95, 803 East Parham Road Phone: 804.266.1500
Every Wednesday during business hours, 2 children under 12 years of age may order free from the kid’s menu when accompanied by an adult ordering from the sandwich or entrée selections. Available at these two locations.
- 7052 Commons Plaza, Chesterfield, VA 23832 Phone: 804.425.1003
– 4925 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.864.5336
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on Wednesday nights. Dine-In only. 12 and under. Limit one per paying adult. See the restaurant for more details.
1600 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Wednesday nights are Kids Eat Free nights. Kids each free with purchase of an adult entrée purchase. For dine in only.
Chick-fil-A at Virginia Center Commons Mall
Virginia Center Commons Mall, 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 Phone: 804.261.0515.
Every Thursday from 5pm-8pm, Kid’s 10 and under will receive a FREE 4-Nugget Kid’s Meal with the purchase of an Adult Combo Meal. Child must be present to receive free kid’s meal.
Arboretum location only, 9111 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA Phone: 804.330.0046
On Thursday kid’s eat for .99 cents with the purchase of an adult meal.
Bruster’s Ice Cream
Every Thursday is Banana Thursday at Bruster’s! Bring your own banana and get 1/2 off a banana split. We give free baby cones to children under 40″ and free ‘doggie sundaes’ to your furry friend, so bring the entire family for some Bruster’s fun!
FUN FOR FAMILIES EVERY DAY
JOE’S INN BON AIR
2616 Buford Road, Bon Air, VA 23235 Phone: 804.320.9700
Joe’s Inn Bon Air has been voted a favorite in “Family Style” and is famous for it’s baked spaghetti but also has deli subs, pizza, fresh seafood, steaks, and big salads. They offer breakfast seven days a week with a Sunday breakfast buffet. The Kids Menu, for children 12 and under, includes pasta, mac n’ cheese, spaghetti, burgers, and chicken tenders and they have coloring books and toys for children. Joe’s Inn Bon Air also has a kid’s night on Wednesday with magician and juggler, Jonathan Austin. If you can’t stay for lunch or dinner, they have a separate entrance for takeout – Joe’s Out Bon Air. Menus are available online at www.joesinn.com.
THE DAIRY BAR RESTAURANT
1602 Roseneath Road, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: 804.355.1937
The Dairy Bar is a family institution, serving Richmond for 62 years since 1946. They have also been recognized as one of the 10 Best Places to Eat for Breakfast and Lunch. The Kids Menu includes chicken tenders, hamburgers, grilled cheese, and PB&J sandwiches, all served with smiley fries, a drink and ice cream treat (cup or cone). Children can also enjoy coloring the cow logo placemats that adorn the walls of the restaurant, and on occasion scoop their own ice cream and watch as the shakes are being made. The Dairy Bar Restaurant is non-smoking, handicap accessible, open Monday-Saturday 7am to 3pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm.
Carytown, 3109 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 Phone: 804.213.0510
The Galaxy Diner offers American style food and a kid’s menu with chicken tenders, peanut butter and jelly, burgers, corn dogs and grilled cheese. They also offer booster seats and high chairs, and try to keep coloring books and crayons on hand for little ones.
CHICK-FIL-A AT TUCKERNUCK PLAZA
9100 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23294 Phone: 804.273.0435
Family fun on Tuesday nights – story times and other kiddie fun.
Kids’ Night every Tuesday from 5pm-8pm. Fun themes and different entertainers each week.