10+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free in Tampa Bay

Dining out can be fun but can add up quickly! Fortunately, several places around Tampa are offer deals where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Here is a list of places to check out that are offering deals on kid’s meals and other special treats!

*Be sure to call ahead, as these promotions may be subject to change.

Nebraska Mini Mart in Seminole Heights

4815 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa | (813) 231-9522
Promo: Kids 12 and younger eat free on Thursdays
The Proper House Group’s Nebraska Mini Mart is a great place for families to enjoy a casual and delicious meal whether it’s lunch or dinner! They have great monthly specials and super yummy burgers and chicken sandwiches. While you’re there there are fun things to do like shuffleboard, ping-pong, and bocce ball!

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House

5905 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL
Promo: Kids under 12 eat free on Wednesdays
Boulevard Burgers & Tap House has a hearty list of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and salads. Their kids’ menu items include hilariously (and appropriately) named items such as the “I’m Not Hungry” (hot dog), “I Don’t Want That” (housemade chicken tenders), and “I Want to Go Home” (cheeseburger sliders).

Carvel

Various Locations
Promo: Buy one get one free ice cream sundaes on Wednesdays
The nostalgic ice cream shop is known for their soft-serve creations and Fudgie the Whale cakes.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse

Various Locations
Promo: Kids under 10 eat free with the purchase of an adult meal on Mondays and Tuesdays
Cody’s has a wide selection of American fare such as steaks, chicken, ribs, and seafood. Their kid’s menu offers a variety of items including cheeseburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, corn dogs, shrimp on a stick, and Kraft Mac & Cheese.

Culver’s

Various Locations
Promo: One free scoop of frozen custard or redeem for a free kid’s meal
The Wisconsin-based chain is known for its butter burgers, fried cheese curds, and frozen custard. Each kid’s meal bag includes a token for a free scoop of frozen custard. The token can be redeemed for the custard or, save ten of them and redeem them for a free kid’s meal at a future visit.

Fred’s Market

Plant City/Lakeland/Riverview
Promo: Kids under 12 eat free Monday-Thursday with the purchase of an adult MarketTable
Fred’s Market is famous for their MarkleTable dinners. Starting at 5pm, guests can enjoy an array of farm-to-table food including Jack Black oak-smoked pork ribs, golden-fried chicken, crispy catfish, skillet cornbread, fresh vegetables, and daily specials, all for $17.99. Limit two kids for each adult MarketTable meal. Guests can also enjoy a free entree on their birthday.

Green Market Cafe

Various Locations
Promo: Kids eat free with an adult purchase on the weekends
Green Market’s health-focused menu includes salads, wraps, bowls, and sandwiches. On the weekends, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Other deals include half off family sized bowls and salads from 3pm to 6:30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, and $5 off regular sized bowls Monday-Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm.

Keel Farms kid friendly restaurants in tampa bay
Keel Farms in Plant City. Photo by Tara Payor.

Keel & Curley Farms

5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565
Promo: Kids eat free Monday-Thursday
Keel Farms has a savory menu filled with freshly made farm to table upscale pub food. Every Monday through Thursday, kids can enjoy a free meal with the purchase of an adult meal.

Kobe Steakhouse

Various Locations
Promo: Receive a free kid’s meal during your child’s birthday month
The notorious steakhouse and habachi restaurant if offering a free kid’s meal for children ages 12 and under during their birthday month with the purchase of a full price teppanyaki adult meal. Birth certificate or proof of birthday is required.

Miller’s Ale House

Various Locations
Promo: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with a purchase of $10 or more
Miller’s Ale House has several locations around the Tampa Bay area. Their menu includes their famous Zingers (house made chicken tenders), flatbreads, fajitas, burgers, steak, and salads. On Tuesdays at all locations, kids can eat free with the purchase of any $10 menu item (excluding alcohol). Guests can also sign up for Miller’s e-club and receive a free order of Zingers with any $20 purchase.

Mother’s Restaurant

12227 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33626
Promo: Kids eat free all day on Tuesdays
Located in Westchase, Mother’s creates house made dishes in their scratch kitchen that includes mouthwatering items such as braised skirt steak risotto, shrimp and grits, spiced honey chicken sandwich, and chipotle gouda mac and cheese. On Tuesdays, kids eat free all day long with the purchase of an adult entree.

Pincher’s

Tampa/Lakewood Ranch
Promo: Kids eat free every day with the purchase of an adult meal
Pincher’s menu is loaded with fresh Florida seafood from oysters to Alaskan King Crab, Maryland style crab, and platters such as fish and chips. They also have a wide selection of non-seafood items as well.

Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen

12217 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33626
Promo: Kids eat free on Wednesdays
Known for their oysters, coastal style entrees, and Famous Florida Tacos, this family-friendly restaurant offers a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal all day on Wednesdays.


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