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6 Best Places in San Diego Where Kids Eat Free Meals

One great way to save money when traveling to San Diego is to take advantage of these great places kids eat free in San Diego.  When you plan your visits and meals around these locations you can save a lot in your vacation food budget. Locations that offer free kids food are our favorites for taking advantage of while on vacation.  Most allow one free kid meal per adult on the ticket, so make sure you read their rule before assuming all of your kid’s meals will be free if you have a larger family.

6 Places Kids Eat Free In San Diego


On Tuesday’s kids, age 11 and under eat free after 4 pm.  Denny’s is a great national chain that offers breakfast 24 hours a day.  You can enjoy a breakfast plate, or go with a classic burger and fries on their menu.  Kids’ meals are hearty and easy to adapt to your kid’s favorite foods.

Barra Barra Saloon

Kids under age 10 eat for free every day with paying adult.  Meals vary, but the kid-friendly fare is popular and the location is a great fit for everyone in the family.


Your kids can eat hearty family-friendly fare at this location any day for free as long as they are under 10 years old.  One child gets a free meal per paying adult. This is a great family-friendly atmosphere everyone will enjoy.

Luna Grill

With 8 locations in the San Diego area, the Luna Grill is a great choice to take your family for a meal.  Kids 10 and under eat for free every Tuesday from 4 pm until close with a paying adult. Food is delicious and kids enjoy it. This deal makes it a great bargain for any parent.

Cosmopolitan Hotel Old Town

Kids 10 and under eat for free every day at this historic hotel and restaurant in Old Town San Diego.  One child per paying adult, so remember if you have a larger family not all meals will be free. The history in this location is tons of fun to share with your family.

Marie Callender’s

Everyone loves this classic family restaurant. Kids 12 and under eat for free on Tuesdays & Saturdays with paying adult.  From the chicken pot pie, you see in the freezer section of the menu, to amazing breakfast plates, sandwiches and even steaks or pasta this restaurant is a favorite of many families.

Head to one of these great places kids eat free in San Diego to help stretch your vacation food budget this year.  Check out locations in advance to make sure they are offering the same kids special on those days each week as some locations fluctuate occasionally on what days of the week free meals are offered.

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  1. JustD

    August 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

    In the last year, we’ve also been fortunate to enjoy Kids Eat Free at O’s American Kitchen (formerly Pat & Oscar’s) on Tuesday’s as well as El Torito and Hooley’s on Wednesday’s.

    • Josie

      August 3, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you!!

  2. EES

    August 3, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Dennys used to (2 months ago they were still doing it) have free kids meals on Saturdays also.

    Rubys has free kids meals on Tuesday

    Fuddruckers has $.99 kids meals on Monday

    • Josie

      August 3, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you EES!

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