Still feeling it in the pocketbook from all those back to school clothes and supplies? Then listen up, because we have some Food Adventure scoop for you.
We have compiled a list of The Big Ragu’s and Crew’s favorite “Kids Eat Free” places. Gather up the gang, but make sure you know these basic guidelines:
— Generally each “free kid’s meal” is earned with 1 paying adult. So if you are in the Brady Bunch, it looks like only Bobby and Cindy get free grub. Well, unless you bring Alice and Sam the Butcher.
— Also, there are age limits on the “kids” (typically 10 and under). Don’t expect your Senior Prom King son to get a zero cost meal anytime soon. Make him mow some lawns or something.
Without further ado, here are our favorite KIDS EAT FREE spots in the Dayton area.
Whether your kids are angels or brats, it won’t cost you a dime at these Miami Valley eateries:
STEAK THYME: Kids eat free Wednesdays after 5pm at this underrated restaurant in Kettering. May we suggest a cheesesteak? If not, how about a burger or gyro ?
LA PINATA: Niño’s eat free every Sunday at this hot spot in Centerville. Kids love the free chips and salsa. It really doesn’t matter what they order, it will be a delicious combo of corn tortilla, beans, rice and cheese. Great, cheap Mexican food here!
THE SUBMARINE HOUSE: Kids eat free everyday after 4pm at this East Coast style sub shop . We don’t suggest they try the super duper cheesesteak challenge until they are 21. Instead they will want to go with winners like the cheese pita pizza or the chicken tenders and fries.
FRICKER’S: Every frickin day, kids 10 and under eat free. Wings, chicken chunks, boneless wings and burgers are the most popular. Gourmet kids love the Frickin Chicken Pizza.
OINKADOODLEMOO: Tuesdays, kids eat free in the Oakwood restaurant. That is a good deal, because good bbq isn’t cheap.
SKYLINE CHILI: Wednesday nights, kids eat free! Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that this Cincinnati style chili place is an acquired taste. Finicky kids will eat the plain hot dogs all day long !
FLYBOY’S DELI: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-8pm, no cost for kiddos. Like the marquee says, “Eat in New York City, without leaving historic Dayton.” They offer 4 pizza choices and 4 panini choices. From Buffalo chicken pizza to ham sandwiches, make sure you take them to the rooftop seating area for a fun Food Adventure.
EARTH FARE: Thursdays 4-8pm, kids eat free. The organic, gluten free and healthy food choices here are endless.
WG GRINDERS: Kids eat free everyday. This Columbus based eatery has great sub sandwiches. Some are colossal creations!
QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL – Fun atmosphere at Qdoba where after 4pm on Sunday nights, you guessed it, kids eat free !! Get the kids involved topping their own “lil burrito.” Good, Mexican street food and it’s pretty healthy!
BEEF O’BRADY’S -Already a kid’s paradise, this place features a ‘kids eat free’ night on Tuesdays from 4-8pm. The chicken nuggets always score a touchdown with the little ones.
LAROSA’S – Kids get unlimited spaghetti dinners for 99cents on Mondays and Tuesdays ! Buddy LaRosa’s gang will make your kids smile with this deal. We see sauce stained cheeks in your future.
Nothing beats good free food. It is a great money-saver for families on a budget. So take advantage of these deals, especially at the restaurants you may already frequent. Maybe there is such a thing as a free lunch!
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Browse the photo gallery below from some food shots from our favorite KIDS EAT FREE places. Did we miss one? Which “kids eat free” spots are your favorites? Comment below and let us know !
Have you tried Steak Thyme on Wilmington Pike in Kettering? If not, you are missing out on a sub shop and so much more. As you may know, The Food Adventure Crew are not food critics, we are just people who love to eat, and we found a gem of a place. This family owned restaurant has been cranking out good food for the past 8 years. Steak Thyme’s menu features various Philly cheesesteak style sandwiches. These sandwiches start with 100 percent pure angus beef and are cooked with a special thyme seasoning from which the eatery gets its name. The tasty subs are then topped with fresh toppings depending on what was ordered. Not a steak lover? Steak Thyme offers ham, chicken, or turkey as your meat substitute instead of angus. Types of subs range from the Greek Chicken Philly, topped with feta and olives, to the BBQ Cheddar Steak. Fresh cut fries or onion rings add the perfect side to these comfort food specialties.
Steak Thyme’s menu also offers 100 percent certified Angus Burgers sprinkled with the special Thyme Seasoning. In fact, many of the menu items have this Thyme Seasoning infused in them. Gret tastes and we love the great values that really stretch your dollar! Looking for a great deal? The current special is the Gyro combo for only 6 bucks! Additional lunch or dinner choices include salads, wraps and Cincinnati Style Chili Cheese Dogs that melt in your mouth.
Steak Thyme is a little known secret, but regulars realize it is a great place to get a quick, delicious meal. They even have a convenient drive thru. The Big Ragu is a big fan of Steak Thyme. It is a great place for certified Food Adventure! If you have not tried this casual dining spot, it’s thyme you went there!
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