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Kids Eat Free… in San Diego!

San Diego is a beautiful, family oriented city. From Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo, plus the proximity to Disneyland, you can’t beat SD!

Here is a list (courtesy of red tricycle San Diego) of restaurants around the county where kids eat for FREE! Keep in mind that they could change the day, so call ahead of time before taking the trek with the kiddos– Enjoy! If you know of any other restaurants that kids eat free, leave a comment on this post!

Monday

Casa de Reyes
Old Town: 2754 Calhoun Street, San Diego – 619-220-5040
Kids 10 and under eat free all day.

Flippin’ Pizza
Encinitas: 215 S El Camino Real – 760-632-1497
Kids 12 and under receive a free lunch special (slice of pizza and juice box or soda) on “Mommy and Me Mondays.”

The Brew House at Eastlake
Eastlake: 871 Showroom Place, Chula Vista – 619-656-2739
Kids eat free all day while Leo’s Balloons entertains.

The Range Kitchen & Cocktails
Hillcrest: 1263 University Ave – 619-269-1222
Kids 12 and under eat free all day with the purchase of an adult entree.

Tuesday

Acapulco
San Marcos: 1020-50 W San Marcos Boulevard – 760-471-2150
Old Town: 2467 Juan Street, San Diego – 619-260-8124
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Achiote
San Ysidro: 4419 Camino de la Plaza – 619-690-1494
Otay Ranch: 2110 Birch Road, Chula Vista – 619-482-0307
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Anita’s Restaurant
Oceanside: 2251 El Camino Real – 760-757-7745
Kids eat free from 3:00 pm until closing.

Bennigan’s
Mission Valley: 1760 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego – 619-291-8853
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Big Kahuna’s
Pacific Beach: 3780 Ingraham Street, San Diego – 858-270-9200
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Bistrod’ Asia
Coronado: 1301 Orange Ave – 619-437-6677
Kids 11 and under eat free October through March. Call to verify.

Chicken Pie Diner
Poway: 14727 Pomerado Road – 858-748-2445
Free kid’s meal and drink on with purchase of an adult entree and drink. For kids 10 and under from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Coronado Brewing Company
Coronado: 170 Orange Avenue – 619-437-4452
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Denny’s
30+ locations in San Diego County
Kids 11 and under eat free usually on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Days may differ by location.

Islands
Balboa: 7637 Balboa Avenue, San Diego – 858-569-8866
Eastlake: 2255 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista – 619-397-2643
La Jolla: 3351 Nobel Drive, La Jolla Village Square – 858-455-9945
Vista: 240 South Melrose Drive – 760-631-1535
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Maximum of 2 kids meals per adult meal. Please note that not all San Diego locations participate in this promotion.

Luna Grill
Hillcrest: 350 University Avenue, San Diego – 619-296-5862
Mission Valley: 2245 Fenton Pkwy, Suite 105, San Diego – 619-516-5862
Torrey Highlands: 7825 Highlands Village Place, San Diego – 858-538-4555
Liberty Station: 2400 Historic Decatur, Suite 100, San Diego – 619-224-5862
Eastlake: 2275 Otay Lakes Rd, Suite 119, Chula Vista – 619-656-5862
Kids 10 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – close. Closing times vary by location. The Carlsbad location offers this promotion on Sundays.

Marie Callender’s
La Mesa: 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego – 619-465-1910
Chula Vista: 330 F Street – 619-420-0751
Escondido: 515 W 13th Avenue – 760-741-3636
Carmel Mountain: 11122 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego – 858-675-9428
Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Oggi’s
Eastlake: 2130 Birch Road, Chula Vista – 619-746-6900
Kids 12 and under eat free all day long. Limit 2 children per every adult meal ordered.

Pat & Oscar’s
San Marcos: 137 South Los Posas Road, Suite 153 – 760-798-7889
Eastlake: 872 Eastlake Parkway, Suite 510, Chula Vista – 619-621-5620
Mira Mesa: 10673 Westview Pkwy, San Diego – 858-621-6100
Plaza Bonita Mall: 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Suite 106, San Diego – 619-472-2701
Carmel Mountain: 12045 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego – 858-592-0222
Mission Valley: 8590 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego – 619-295-6200
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Ruby’s Diner
Carlsbad: 5630 Paseo Del Norte – 760-931-7829
Mission Valley: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego – 619-294-7829
Oceanside: 1 Oceanside Pier – 760-433-7829
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Wednesday

El Torito
La Mesa: 5024 Baltimore Drive – 619-698-7404
National City: 3030 Plaza Bonita Road – 619-470-3072
Mira Mesa: 8223 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego – 858-566-5792
Kids ages 12 and under eat free all day.

Hooley’s Irish Pub
El Cajon: 2955 Jamacha Road – 619-670-7468
La Mesa: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive – 619-713-6900
Kids 5 and under get one free meal and beverage with each adult meal and beverage purchase.

Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q
Coronado: 1201 1st Street – 619-522-0217
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Mangia Italiano
Chula Vista: 248 3rd Avenue – 619-623-3553
Kids 10 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Thursday

Company Pub and Kitchen
Poway: 13670 Poway Road – 858-668-3365
Kids eat free from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday

Tony Roma’s
Pacific Beach: 4110 Mission Boulevard, San Diego – 858-272-7427
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Saturday

Chevy’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant
Del Mar: 2730 Via De La Valle – 858-793-8893
Two kids per family can eat free all day.

Marie Callender’s
La Mesa: 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego – 619-465-1910
Chula Vista: 330 F Street – 619-420-0751
Escondido: 515 W 13th Avenue – 760-741-3636
Carmel Mountain: 11122 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego – 858-675-9428
Kids 12 and under eat free all day on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Sunday

Chevy’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant
Del Mar: 2730 Via De La Valle – 858-793-8893
Two kids per family can eat free all day.

Bully’s East
Mission Valley: 2401 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego – 619-291-2665
Kids 12 and under eat free all day.

Humphrey’s Restaurant
Shelter Island: 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego – 619-224-3577
Kids 12 and under eat free at brunch, unless it’s a holiday.

Leucadia Pizza
La Jolla: 7748 Regents Road – 858-597-2222
Kids 10 and under eat free all day.

Luna Grill
Carlsbad: 2681 Gateway Road – 760-438-5862
Kids 10 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – close.

Weevil Burger
La Mesa: 9104 Fletcher Parkway – 619-644-1010
Kids 10 and under eat free all day.

Daily

Al’s Cafe In the Village
Carlsbad: 795 Carlsbad Village Drive – 760-729-5448
Kids 10 and under eat free all day.

Casa Don Diego
Chula Vista: 1199 3rd Avenue – 619-426-6131
Kids 12 and under eat free from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Jeong Won Korean
Kearney Mesa: 4690 Convoy Street, San Diego – 858-292-4670
Kids 5 and under eat free daily.