Taking the kids out for dinner for FREE is a total win on those nights when you just can’t bear the idea of cooking but need to stick to that budget. Plenty of restaurants offer freebies for the kiddos, and below we’re sharing our top picks for places kids can eat for free in the Austin area.

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Here’s the Do512 Family staff picks for free kids’ meals:

Mama Fu’s Asian House (Sunday)
Kids 12 & under get a free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase, all day on Sundays, dine-in only. The little ones can use those chopsticks to work on hand-eye coordination as they enjoy a variety of tasty Asian dishes.


Frisco (Sunday)
The Frisco has been serving up comfort food since 1953. Kids eat free at this old school Austin restaurant after 5 p.m. on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal.


Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar (Sunday)
During Family Night, 4-10 p.m. on Sundays, kids can select an item off the kids’ menu for free, with the purchase of an adult entrée.


Cafe Mueller at HEB (Monday)
Enjoy meal time before or after you do your grocery shopping at this HEB. Kids eat free all day in the Cafe on Mondays with the purchase of an adult meal over $8.


Kerbey Lane (Tuesday)
On Tuesdays, kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult entrée. Kids love the breakfast-all-day options on the menu. Mmmmm…pancakes.


Ikea (Tuesday)
If you’re in the Round Rock area and have some shopping to do on a Tuesday, stop by the IKEA cafe where you can get two free kids’ meals per adult entrée purchased. (Drinks are not included with the kids’ meals.)



Slab BBQ (Wednesday)
From 4 p.m. – close, all the little homies ages 12 & under eat for free on Wednesday Family Nights.



GattiTown  & GattiLand Round Rock (Wednesday)
Free pizza? The kids are totally down with this one. Kids ages 10 and under can get a free buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet at regular price.


Zen Japanese Food (Saturday & Sunday)
At the Anderson Lane and Guadalupe locations, kids ages 10 and under eat free all day on the weekend. When you buy any BYOB, Ultimate Bowl or Big Salad, you can get a free Little Budha Bowl for the kids when you dine-in.


Do you have favorite places to go for kids eat free deals? Let us know in the comments below.