Northwest Arkansas Kids Eat Free List!

Sometimes a mama just needs a break from the kitchen. That’s where the Kids Eat Free list comes in! We compiled a list of the ones we know about, but we’d also like to hear from you.

If it’s not listed below, please tell us about your favorite Kids Eat Free restaurants around town. We’d also like to hear about those places that offer “kids eat almost-free” meals (as in super cheap).  Click the words “post a comment” at the bottom of this post and share your favorites with everyone!

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A word of caution, though: The hours/times of the following Kids Eat Free restaurants could change, so make sure to check with them first. We’ve linked to each restaurant so you can double-check. Also, keep in mind that these offers are typically contingent upon an adult meal purchase.

Here’s a list of Where Kids Eat Free (or for a great price):

Every day:

The Catfish Hole, Fayetteville (kids under 5)

Grub’s Bar & Grille, Fayetteville, all day for kids under 12

JJ’s Grill, Fayetteville and Rogers, all day for kids under 12

Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili, Lowell, 4 to 8 p.m.

Quiznos, Fayetteville, Rogers, all day

Frickin Chicken, Fayetteville Spring Street location, all day (1 free drumstick, or chicken strip, 1 waffle, and 1 side)


Flying Burrito, Monday-Wednesday, all day

Colton’s Steak House & Grill, Rogers location only, all day

Slim Chickens, Fayetteville (College and Joyce locations), all day

Las Palmas, Fayetteville, Rogers and Tontitown, all day

Bliss Cupcakes, Children 10 and under get a mini cupcake with the purchase of a regular cupcake


Monday-Wednesday, Flying Burrito, all day

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 4-9 p.m. Springdale (one Kids Meal per Adult Meal)

Denny’s 4-8 p.m., Fayetteville Springdale (1 kid’s meal for 10 and under with each adult entree)

AQ Chicken, Tues/Thurs. nights, Fayetteville, Springdale

Firehouse Subs, Fayetteville, both locations, after 4 p.m.

Applebee’s, 5-9 p.m.

Atlanta Bread Co., 4-9 p.m. (Children 10 and under) *Note: At the Fayetteville location, kids receive free face painting and balloon animals during the kids eat free time.


Monday-Wednesday, Flying Burrito, all day

Noodles Italian Kitchen, Fayetteville, after 4 p.m.

Firehouse Subs, Bentonville, after 4 p.m.


AQ Chicken, Tues/Thurs. nights, Fayetteville, Springdale

Jose’s Southwest Grille, Springdale location, all day


Hog Haus, 3-7 p.m. (Children 10 and under)


Steak ‘n Shake, all day (free kids meal for every $8 spent)


Jose’s, Fayetteville, Springdale, all day

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Rogers (Promenade location), Springdale and Lowell, all day

Steak ‘n Shake, all day (free kids meal for every $8 spent)

Mama Fu’s Asian House, Bentonville, all day

Slim Chickens, Rogers, all day

Inexpensive kids meals:

Backyard Burgers, 99-cent kids meals (up to 2) w/adult combo purchase, after 4 p.m.

Penguin Ed’s Bar-B-Q, 99-cent kids meals, Tuesdays

Sassy’s Red House BBQ, kids 12 and under one kid meal for 99 cents with each adult meal purchased (Regularly $3.99)

Qdoba Mexican Grill, Fayetteville, Kids’ meals $1.50 on Saturday and Sunday

Flaps Down Grill, Springdale (inside the Springdale Airport), All-You-Can-Eat pancakes for kids 12 and under on Sundays: $2.99

Note: Flaps Down Grill also offers free plane rides for kids at lunchtime every third Saturday of the month.

Zazby’s, all locations, Thursdays, buy an adult meal and get a kid’s meal for 99 cents (up to 2) Also: Family Night, all locations, $20 for four meal dealz and six cookies, 5-8 p.m.


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  1. admin says

    Good to know! Thanks for sharing, Melissa. I just added Backwoods Barn to the ‘every day’ category.

  2. Dana says

    Check out to find restaurants nationwide! There is even an iPhone/Blackberry application to find deals when you are on the go!

  3. admin says


    Just talked to Slim Chickens and they said it’s Kids Eat Free all day on Mondays (Rogers and Fayetteville).

  4. Joyce Grippi says

    On Tuesday’s kids eat free at Beef O’brady’s in Bentonville. They have a great kids menu and great adult menu. They put cartoons on the TV’s for the kids and the owner Matt is great in the community and with the kids. One of my son’s favorite places.

  5. Heidi Simmons says

    White Oak Station, Rogers (near Pinnacle Promenade) kids eat free Wednesdays (select items from deli) i think after 5:00, you may want to check time…

  6. Simone T. says

    The Naturals give away a free voucher for a hot dog, chips & soda to all kids 12 and under at all Sunday games. Kids also run the bases after the game as well.

  7. Carrie B says

    I know this is added work….but can you list the “Kid’s eat free” age ? Some are 11 and some are 12 and under…some are 5 and under! Thanks!

  8. Melissa Kio says

    Pinnacle White Oak Station near the Pinnacle Promenade has Wed nights kids eat free.

  9. drian says

    The dairy queen in Lowell has half price kids meals all day Thursday (and there is no age limit) so me and my two girls eat for around 6 bucks for 3 kids meals.

    Also…Wednesday after 4 the firehouse subs at pinnacle kids eat free (not sure the age limit) I ate there the other day at 3:45 and the manager asked for my credit card back so he could refund the kids meals because it was close enough to 4 and the person that took our order didn’t realize the time.

  10. says

    Kids eat free at Steak and Shake in FV on Sat and Sun. Also kids eat for 1.99 at Golden Corral in FV on Tues.

  11. amy says

    Slim chickens only offers free meals on Sundays…Rogers Location…just rudely confirmed.