Where kids eat free on Long Island
Love dining out with your family but hate paying for half-eaten plates of food? Well, good news! There are many restaurants across Long Island offering kids-eat-free promotions that go beyond pizza and fast food. Take a look: -- Compiled by Jennifer Berger
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Zim Zari California Coastal Grill, Massapequa
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken or steak tacos, chicken tenders, cheese quesadilla, mac and cheese.
THE DEAL On Sundays, one child can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
Pictured: Here, Kayla, 10, and Hannah Doyle, 5, have dinner with their family at Zim Zari California Coastal Grill. (May 5, 2013)
International House of Pancakes(Credit: Michael Falco)
International House of Pancakes (IHOP), various locations*
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Create-a-Face Pancake, French toast, cheese omelet, crispy chicken strips, cheeseburger, grilled cheese and more.
THE DEAL While each IHOP offers a different deal, here's a sampling of what some locations offer. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal for all locations:
Commack: Kids eat free every Monday and Wednesday from 4-10 p.m.
Oceanside: Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights kids eat free after 4 p.m.
Lindenhurst: Kids eat free every Wednesday and Friday after 4 p.m.
West Babylon: Monday through Thursday, kids eat free after 3 p.m.
Massapequa Park: Thursday nights from 4-10 p.m., kids eat for free.
Huntington Station: Kids eat free every Tuesday and Thursday after 4 p.m.
Other Long Island locations may offer monthly deals when kids can eat for free.
Butera's(Credit: Adrian Fussell)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Pasta with marinara or butter sauce, cheese ravioli, chicken fingers and French fries and focaccia pizza. THE DEAL Wednesdays through Fridays, get one free kid's meal with each adult lunch entree; for kids ages 10 and younger. On Mondays and Tuesdays, kids eat free.
Pictured: Emily, left, and Aubrey Worth of Islip dig into their pasta and pizza. (Aug. 28, 2012)
Minado, Carle Place
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Calamari, grilled salmon, scallops, Chicken Teriyaki, soups, salads, sushi and more.
THE DEAL Children 3 feet and under eat for free.
Laguna Grille(Credit: Barbara Alper)
Laguna Grille, Woodbury
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Cheese quesadilla, chicken tenders, cheese pizza, grilled chicken and fish.
THE DEAL Kids 10 and younger eat free every day when ordering from the Kids' Menu, with a maximum of two per party.
Pictured: Five-year-old Wyatt Wahl of Woodbury opted for a quesadilla and fries. (Aug. 26, 2012)
Gasho of Japan(Credit: Gasho of Japan)
Gasho of Japan, Hauppauge
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken, steak or shrimp hibachi. THE DEAL During the month of May, kids ages 10 and under eat free (excludes Saturdays and Mother's Day).
View in Oakdale.
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Macaroni and cheese, penne with either butter or marinara sauce, hamburger and French fries and chicken fingers. THE DEAL Children 12 years old and younger eat free from a streamlined menu on Sundays per each paying adult.
Best Buffet(Credit: Donna Alberico)
Best Buffet, Huntington Station
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Buffet includes prime rib, seafood, pasta, sushi, fish, chicken, soup, salads and more.
THE DEAL Kids less than 3-feet tall eat free every day.
Pictured: Finn and Ruby Cosgrove, left, and Natalie Cuevas (in stripes, far right) pick out what they want to eat for brunch at Best Buffet restaurant in Huntington Station. (May 5, 2013)
Moe's Southwest Grill(Credit: Handout)
Moe's Southwest Grill, Commack, East Meadow, Garden City, Greenvale, Massepequa, Oceanside, Rocky Point, Smithtown and Woodbury
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Kid-size burrito with choice of beef or chicken, hard or soft beef or chicken taco or a cheese quesadilla; kids' meals include a small drink, cookie, and chips and salsa. THE DEAL A free kid's meal for each adult meal purchased after 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
J&R's Steakhouse(Credit: Randee Daddona)
J&R's Steakhouse, Calverton, Islip, Medford, Patchogue and Rocky Point
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Half-pound burger, grilled or barbecued chicken, shrimp scampi, prime rib, half-baby back ribs, hot dogs, grilled cheese, sandwiches and more
THE DEAL Sunday through Thursday, a child eats free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Hurricane Grill and Wings(Credit: Jin Lee)
Hurricane Grill and Wings, Happauge, Levittown, Port Jefferson Station,Syosset, Manorville and Garden City.
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU burgers, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, crispy wings or boneless chicken bites, served with one side dish
THE DEAL In Manorville and Port Jefferson Station, kids eat free all day on Mondays and Tuesdays with an adult entree purchase. In Garden City, Hauppauge, Syosset and Levittown, kids eat free all day on Tuesdays with an adult entree purchase.
Brownstone Brewing Company(Credit: Doug Young)
Brownstone Brewing Company, Ronkonkoma
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, grilled chicken, mozzarella sticks, grilled cheese, hamburger and fries and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free with an adult meal purchase on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. (July 16, 2012)
Ruvo(Credit: Kirsten Luce)
Ruvo, Port Jefferson
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Baked ziti, chicken fingers, spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad with crispy chicken, penne with butter sauce and more
THE DEAL For the month of September, kids can eat free with an adult meal purchase Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.
Bobbique(Credit: Doug Young)
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Barbecue ribs, hamburgers, mac and cheese, fried shrimp, Southern-fried chicken strips and pulled pork sliders served with a choice of one side.
THE DEAL Kids eat free Tuesdays.
Boulder Creek Steakhouse(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Boulder Creek Steakhouse,Hicksville
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Grilled cheese, chicken tenders, steak, baby back ribs, burgers and more
THE DEAL One free kid's meal per adult entree purchase on Sundays. (Dec. 18, 2012)
Rookies Sports Club(Credit: Ed Betz)
Rookies Sports Club, Huntington
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Mini-burgers, hot dog, chicken fingers, pasta and more.
THE DEAL On Wednesdays from noon-10 p.m., get one free kid's meal the purchase of one adult entree.
Country Kitchen(Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick)
Country Kitchen, Patchogue
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Silver dollar pancakes, French toast, mini-corn dogs, grilled cheese, chicken tenders and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Mondays.
Miller's Ale House(Credit: Handout)
Miller's Ale House, Deer Park and Levittown
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Fried shrimp platter, spaghetti and meatballs, hot dog, grilled cheese and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of one adult meal.
Runyon's Restaurant(Credit: Handout)
Runyon's Restaurant, Seaford
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chicken fingers, cheeseburger, hamburger, spaghetti with butter or marinara sauce and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free seven days a week from 4-7 p.m. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under; one free kid's meal for every full-priced adult dinner entree. Not valid on holidays.
Denny's(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
Denny's, Levittown and Centereach
ON THE CHILDREN'S MENU Chocolate chip pancakes, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, cheese pizza, small garden salad, Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam and more.
THE DEAL Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. with every adult meal purchase. (Jan. 10, 2013)