Kids eat free in New York City at these fun restaurants

Kids eat free at some great restaurants in NYC. Enjoy Italian, BBQ, German and other cuisines—at no cost to parents!

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By Vivian Manning-Schaffel, Dorkys Ramos and Danielle Valente |
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When kids eat free, moms and dads everywhere are totally satisfied—and so are their wallets.

NYC does boast some hefty price tags, particularly within the dining scene, but all you need to do is a little research to uncover perks at fun restaurants and family restaurants. Fortunately for busy parents, we've rounded up those sweet deals for you! 

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If you're craving BBQ or want to enjoy a hearty pasta dish, check out our favorite eateries where you can make a reservation and not pay for some members of the party! Anyone else thinking about an evening out? 

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Kids eat free at these NYC restaurants

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Fabbrica

Look no further for Italian classics than this sizeable spot big on famiglia: Lasagna, Pici al Limone (hand-rolled spaghetti with lemon zest and Sicilian pistachio nuts) and wood-fired pizza comprise only a sample of this menu. There’s loads of room with plenty of comfy booths, so don’t sweat the stroller parking.

Average main course: $17. High chairs, booster seats.

The deal: Kids get a free small pizza with each adult purchase of entrée during special hours.

Visit fabbricanyc.com for more information. 

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Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn

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For a hearty German meal, this historic Staten Island restaurant/brewhaus dates back to the mid-1800s, offering hungry folks plenty of authentic options like goulash, brisket, sauerbraten and wienerschnitzel. As expected, the beer menu is huge, plus live music entertains each weekend.

Average main course: $17. High chairs, booster seats.

The Deal: Kids eat free Thursdays between 5-10pm with the purchase of adult entrée.

Visit killmeyers.com for more information. 

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Scottadito Osteria Toscana

Naturally, an eatery in one of NYC's most family-friendly nabes has some deals for kiddos. Boasting a vast selection of antipasti, pastas (even some gluten-free!) and entrees, this  Italian spot nestled in the heart of Park Slope offers as much in ambiance as it does flavor. Choose from classics like bucatini carbonara and yellowfin tuna caponata. Mom and Dad: spend your saved cash on a selection from their worthy wine list.

Average main course: $16. High chairs, booster seats.

The deal: Tuesday nights between 5-9:30, kids get one free meal, including drink and homemade gelato, per adult entrée order.

Visit scottadito.com for more information. 

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Woodrow's

This chill pub offers an uptick on the classic grub, like potato croquettes in truffle oil or grilled steak crostini with blue cheese and onions on garlic bread, along with fish and chips and burgers of many kinds to wash down with a selection from the lengthy beer menu. As for the offspring, few can refuse faves like grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks.

Average main course: $12, average kids' menu item $7.

The deal: Sunday nights after 5, each kid 10 and under is treated to an item off the kids’ menu per accompanying adult.

Visit woodrowsnyc.com for more information.

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Brother Jimmy’s

Who doesn't want to indulge in a delicious BBQ? Unfortunately for New Yorkers without backyards, firing the grill is not always a possibility. That's where Brother Jimmy's comes in. Satisfy those comfort food cravings with hush puppies, baby back ribs and other decadent dishes. 

Average main course: $18, average kids' meal $7. Kids' menu, high chairs, booster seats.

The deal: One child under 12 gets to eat free with every $10 an adult spends

Visit brotherjimmys.com for more information. 

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Denny's

It's always a good time for breakfast, no matter what the clock says. When little tummies are hungry, why not opt for some savory dishes? You can't go wrong with waffles and pancakes. 

Average main course: Prices vary 

The deal: Up to two kids for every adult eat free on Tuesdays from 4–10pm. Note that the deal might vary according to location. 

Visit dennys.com for more information. 

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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse

Come on an empty stomach to Uncle Jack's and you'll leave completely satisfied courtesy of ribeye steaks, rack of lamb and any other meat dish you could possibly imagine. Parents, if your kids are not as excited about the menu as you are, assure them they'll enjoy the (free range) chicken tenders, burgers and of course, a sweet dessert: a vanilla ice cream sundae. 

Average main course: $55

The deal: Kids under 12 eat free Sundays during dinner service when an adult orders an entrée.

Visit unclejacks.com for more information. 

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