Eating out can be expensive these days and hard to justify, but some restaurants have one magical night a week where kids can eat for free. Many of the restaurants listed below have more than one location so be sure to check the websites.

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El Segundo Fish Company

210 E. Grand Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 648-7222
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Deal: Kids eat free on Wednesday if an adult orders an entrée

Adult dinners at this classic seafood restaurant include Oyster Po’ Boys, Crab Cake Burger, and Blackened Wild Ahi Tuna Tacos.

Café 50s

11623 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-1955

850 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 906–1955
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Deal: Not only do kids under 10 eat free every Wednesday, but if you throw on a pair of jammies the last Wednesday of the month, you eat free, too.

Everyone who shows up in their pajamas, which must be 2 piece and button up, eats free on the last Wednesday of the month with the purchase of a beverage. If you’re dying to sport your Wonder Woman jammies, this is the restaurant for you.

Voted “Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Southern California” by LA Parent Magazine, and “One of the Best Breakfasts in LA” by Zagat, this So Cal staple boasts a menu
filled with delightful food in a great atmosphere the whole family will enjoy. Hot apple pie, fried chicken and mash potatoes and milkshakes yummy as can be!

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Mogan’s Café

548 Palisades Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-0040
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Deal: Parents can sit inside or on the patio at Mogan’s Café every Tuesday to enjoy the kids eat free special that runs from 5pm to 9pm

Mogan’s is more than a cafe. We are also part coffee house with an extensive list of coffee drinks and fresh baked muffins, coffee cake, croissants, scones, and much more.

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Deal: This popular family restaurant is the place to be on Tuesdays – Kids eat free with a paying adult. The menu includes burgers, quesadillas, tacos and shakes.

Islands menu features gourmet hamburgers, specialty drinks and a fun, tropical theme. Our recommendations: Try the Yaki Tacos or Sunset burger – you won’t be sorry!

El Torito

Various Locations
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Deal: Kids 12 and under eat free on Wednesday. All kids meals come with ice cream sundaes for dessert.

Ruby’s Diner

Various Locations
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Deal: Kids eat free on Tuesday after 4pm

At this 50s-themed diner, the kids’ meal includes the standard burger and fries, but also a lower fat turkey burger and grilled chicken breast meal. Kids can order apple slices instead of fries.

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La Grande Orange

2000 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-9145
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Deal: This is one of the few places that offer a kids-eat-free menu on the weekends.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday during happy hour from 4pm-7pm, kids can enjoy one of the fabulous kids meals including PB & J sushi and mac and cheese.

Junior’s Deli

2379 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(800) 475-DELI
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Deal: Kids can eat free from 3pm-7pm on weeknights

This deli has been a neighborhood gem for more than 50 years. Be sure to head over to the deli’s bakery and check out row after row of cookies, cakes, and pastries.

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Deal: Kids 12 and under can eat free here every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée.

There are many interesting items on the Acapulco kids menu including Make Your Own Fajitas and Carne Asada Pizza.

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Carrow’s Restaurant

Various Locations
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Deal: Kids 10 and under eat free with a paying adult every Wednesday and Thursday after 4pm

Carrow’s is known for its pies and relaxed family atmosphere. The menu ranges everywhere from chicken fingers to a prime rib dinner. Bring your appetite and bring your kids!

Yvonne Condes publishes the blog Yvonne In LA.