- by Katelyn Buttram

My daughter, Emmerson, is entering a really fun age. Now, instead of me sitting at a play-place  eating French fries and watching her make friends while  I small chat with the other moms, dads, and occasional grandmas and grandpas, we like to “go on dates” together.  This simply means we go somewhere that we can sit down, chat, and share a meal together and eventually try to catch a cheap movie.

This summer, she has big plans since we are both off. I, being a teacher, get to spend my summer with my two beautiful children. Since I am not made of money, I, like most parents out there, need to pinch where I can. I have composed a short list of places I can take Emmerson on a “date” and not break the bank since she will eat for free in the Evansville, Henderson, and Owensboro area.

 ***Promotions scheduled to change per restaurant and location.

See restaurant for details.***

Mondays:

Chick-fil-A

Buy one adult meal, get one free from 5-7. They have a nice, clean play place, they give away books as their prizes, and have activities for the kids!

TGI FRIDAYS

Kids eat for free. Offer varies at different locations.

IHOP

On Mondays Kids 12 and under eat for free.

***Many sites will say Applebees has kids eat free nights, but ours are franchise owned and do not have that promotion.****

Tuesdays:

Beef O’Bradys

4pm - 8pm kids 12 and under eat for $1 with adult entree purchase.

Fazoli’s

5 pm - 8 pm Children ages 12 and under,1 adult entree gets 2  kids meals for 99¢ each.

Denny’s

Every Tuesday night from 4pm to 10pm, you can get up to two FREE kids meals per adult entree purchased!

Bob Evans

Free kids meals with adult entrée purchase On weekdays in July

Texas Roadhouse

Kids Eat Free During Summer Months; Legendary Kid's Night: $0.99 Kid’s Meal in Fall - see restaurant for details

Salsaritas

Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Sundays

Thursdays:

Captain D’s

2 free kids meals with adult meal purchase

Ryan’s

Kids eat for $1.99 with adult purchase

Saturdays:

Denny’s

Every Tuesday and Saturday night from 4pm to 10pm, you can get up to two FREE kids meals per adult entree purchased!

Steak n' Shake

Kids Eat Free - One kids combo free when adult entree of $9 or more purchased (excludes drink/shake). Dine In Only.

Sundays:

Steak n' Shake

Kids Eat Free - One kids combo free when adult entree of $9 or more purchased (excludes drink/shake). Dine In Only.

Salsaritas

Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Sundays

Ri Ra

Kids Eat Free from 10am-2pm from the Kids Menu.  One parent/1 free child's meal

Everyday kids 3 and under eat free at the following places:

Golden Coral

Crazy Buffet

Cici’s Pizza