Treat the kids — and yourself — to discounted meals at area restaurants

Kids eat free at many restaurants on certain nights of the week.
Kids eat free at many restaurants on certain nights of the week.

Summer is here, which means the kids are out of school, which can mean very busy days for you.

If you are working, shuffling kids to camps or just trying to entertain them this summer, give yourself a little break by heading to a local restaurants for kids night.

Many restaurants have a special night when you can get discounted kids meals or even free kids meals. Some places even offer arts and crafts and other kid-friendly activities.

Here’s a list of some of the places you can find some deals for you and your kids this summer.


Kids eat n’play free at Lexington Legends. Kids 12 and younger receive a voucher for a free kids meal. All kids 12 and younger will receive tickets for three “free play” opportunities in the kid’s area.

Brick Oven Pizzeria at 4371 Old Harrodsburg Road has kid’s night from 4-8 p.m.. For $1.99 kids get a seven-inch pizza they can sauce and top themselves. They get their own tray with dough, sauce, cheese and cups with toppings.

BURGERFI offer free kids meal for guests 12 and younger with a qualifying adult purchase ($6.97 value). The burger restaurant is in Fayette Mall Plaza 3401 Nicholasville Road.

Johnny Carino’s 135 Rojay Drive, offers family night. Buy a family size dinner for the price of single size dinner.

Smashing Tomato, 3801 Mall Road or 2200 War Admiral Way has a kid’s night deal where you can purchase a $2 kids pizza or pasta along with kids drink from 6-8p.m. They also have a craft table for entertaining the kids.

McAlister’s Deli at 836 Euclid Avenue offers free kids meals for children 12 and younger with the purchase of an adult entrée Monday through Thursday.

Sutton’s on 110 North Locust Hill Road offers a free kids meal with every adult entrée purchase all day.


Asian Wind, 3735 Palomar Centre Dr. Lexington lets kids eat free with the purchase of adult entrée all day.

MEATS BBQ market, 3373 Tates Creek Road, on June 28 is offering entertainment for the kids along with giveaways for adults from 6-8p.m. No special pricess on kids meals are offered.

Texas Roadhouse, 3050 Lakecrest Circle, has 99 cents kids meals with an adult meal purchase, plus kids crafts from 4-8p.m.

Bob Evans, 2566 Richmond Road, lets kids eat free with adult meal purchase from 4 p.m. to close.

Chili’s Restaurant, 2851 Richmond Road, gives diners two free kids meals with one adult entrée for kids 12 and youngerer.

Fazoli’s locations offers 99 cents kids meals from 5-8p.m. with an adult meal purchase.


Bronte Bistro inside Joseph Beth bookseller, 161 Lexington Green Circle, offers a free kids meal with adult meal purchase from 4 p.m. to close.


Johnny Carino’s, 135 Rojay Drive, lets kids eat free with an adult entrée purchase.


Steak and Shake, 1832 Alysheba Way, offers for every $8 spent, kids get a free meal but the drink is not included.


Firehouse Subs, 1781 Sharkey Way, offers 99 cents kids meals that consist of a drink, sub sandwich and a cookie with adult purchase all day.

Other deals

▪  Print a $2 off coupon for any smoothie, juice, energy bowl or oatmeal at Jamba Juice in the Fayette Mall.

▪  Are you a fan of Panera Bread? To save $6 on your order, create an account, place an order using your account and use the code RPUBC at checkout. Valid through June 30.

▪  Visit Baskin-Robbins on July 31, Aug. 31, Oct. 31 and Dec. 31 and receive one scoop for $1.31 and two scoops for $3.31.

▪  Buy two froyo’s at Orange Leaf from 4-8 p.m. each day until June 23rd and use a $1 off coupon.

▪  Don’t forget to check out for discounts to local restaurants . For example: Locals Craft Food & Drink, 701 National Avenue, Lexington get a $25 gift certificate for $10 (minimum purchase of $50).

▪  Get free Mountain House Meal at Walmart with mail in rebate (up to $11 in value)

▪ Check out Best Buy for deals exclusively for students. They can save up to $100 on selected products. Sign up at

▪  Enter daily for your chance to win the M&M’S brand Movie Game Sweepstakes. Send a text message with the key word “MOVIE” to 87654 and follow the instructions contained in the reply. Ends Aug. 22.

▪  Now through June 26, Shutterfly is offering free up to a 20 page 8x8 hardcover photo book (or a $29.99 credit toward a larger size) for customers when you use promotional code AFREEBOOK at checkout. You will have to pay shipping.

▪  When you buy $15 on ABOUND pet products at Kroger you will receive a $2 coupon for your next shopping trip. You do not have to buy the products at once. Purchases will be tracked through your Kroger loyalty card.

Deborah Morris’ every-other-week column, The Fru-Gal, can help you get more for less. Go to her website,