On the house! 10 places kids eat free around Atlanta

The original Moe’s is a yellow building in Buckhead marked by a large sign proclaiming it “the very first Moe’s on earth.” (File Photo)
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Calling all parents, grandparents and caregivers: want to enjoy dining out with the kiddos while sticking to a budget? We’ve got you covered with some great options around Atlanta that offer free kids’ meals.

There is something for everyone; even the pickiest eaters can enjoy, including pizza, spaghetti, seafood, tacos, burgers and wings. Below are some of the spots in and around town where kids can eat for free:

Public House 28

Don’t feel like cooking on a Monday? No problem! On Mondays, kids eat free at Public House 28 on the Upper Westside. Their extensive kids’ menu is sure to have something for everyone.

It includes buttered pasta, mac ‘n cheese, pasta and a meatball, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, one chicken skewer, a cheeseburger and a hot dog. Each meal is served with fries or apple slices.

When: Mondays; Location: Northeast - 2030 Bolton Rd. NW; Website: publichouse28.com; Contact: 404-600-8062

Tijuana Joe’s Cantina

On Mondays, Tijuana Joe’s Cantina offers free meals, so bring the kids! That’s right, anything from tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas (beef, chicken, cheese, or bean), mac and cheese bowl, burger, hot dog or chicken tenders, they will love it all. They serve a variety of sides, such as rice, beans, corn, fruit cups, fries, veggies and more. For dessert, they can sample churros and ice cream or sopapillas and ice cream. Don’t forget to sign them up for the TJ’s Kids Birthday Club, where they’ll get a free meal on their birthday (only available for kids 12 and under).

When: Monday (Dine-in only); Location: Two Locations (Marietta and Sandy Springs); Website: tijuanajoescantina.com

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

Craving seafood? Make your way over to The Big Ketch in Buckhead, where kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult meal. Chicken, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, crispy fish bites, shrimp and catfish are some of the kid-friendly food options available. A drink and your choice of fresh fruit, vegetables, cole slaw, chips, fries, corn or rice are also included with each meal.

When: Mondays (dine-in only); Location: Buckhead - 3279 Roswell Rd. NE; Website: thebigketch.com; Contact: 404-474-9508

Mojo Pizza N’ Pub

When you’re in the mood for Italian, take the kids’ to Mojo Pizza N’ Pub in Decatur for a free meal on Tuesday nights! Their kids’ menu includes a kid-cut slice of pizza with one choice of topping, a half order of spaghetti or penne with a choice of sauce, or a kid-sized house or Caesar salad. Every kid’s meal is served with a small drink, little twisties and a cookie.

When: Tuesdays (dine-in only); Location: Decatur - 657 East Lake Dr.; Website: mojopizzanpub.com; Contact: 404-373-1999

Taqueria Tsunami

Taqueria Tsunami is a fantastic and unique concept of Latin-Asian fusion cuisine for the whole family, with several locations throughout metro Atlanta. Tuesdays are the best days to visit because you can get a free kids’ meal with every adult entrée. A cheese quesadilla, chicken or beef tacos, chicken fingers and fried or grilled shrimp are all available on the Taqueria Tykes menu. Every meal comes with a drink and your choice of tater tots, yuca fries, tortilla chips or a fruit cup.

When: Tuesdays (dine-in only); Location: Multiple Locations; Website: taqueriatsunami.com

Alessio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Tuesdays at Alessio’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, kids dine free with one adult purchase of $10 or more. There are three Atlanta-area locations that will cater to all your pizza and pasta needs. They have baked ziti, fettuccini alfredo, ravioli, spaghetti, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza and chicken tenders.

When: Tuesdays (dine-in only); Location: Multiple Locations; Website: alessiosrestaurant.com

Varner’s Restaurant and Tavern

Every Friday, Varner’s Tavern in Smyrna offers complimentary kids’ meals with the purchase of an adult meal, which is a great way to wind down the work (and school) week with the whole family. From a grape or strawberry PB & J to a cheese quesadilla, grilled chicken, mac and cheese, burger, hot dog, grilled cheese or chicken tenders, their kids’ menu has it all.

Fun fact: Varner’s provides a free shuttle service to and from Truist Park for Braves home games!

When: Fridays (dine-in only); Location: Smyrna - 725 Concord Rd. SE; Website: varnerstavern.com; Contact: 678-388-1733

The Wing Factory

Wings and Sunday football? There’s just no better combination. Visit The Wing Factory, which has two locations, where children eat for free all day. Your child can sample a wide variety of foods, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, wings, fries and much more.

When: Sundays (dine-in only); Location: Two Locations (Smyrna and Chastain); Website: wingfactory.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Here’s to a great way to end the weekend! On Sundays, you can get one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée at any Moe’s location. They have three fantastic menu options for your kiddo: the Power Wagon, which includes a hard or soft taco; the Mini Masterpiece, which is a cheese quesadilla; and the Moo Moo Mr. Cow, which is a kid-sized burrito. A kid-sized drink, cookie, chips and salsa are included with every kid’s meal.

When: Sundays; Location: Multiple Locations; Website: moes.com/menu/kids

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern

Here is a helpful tip: Sign up for the Hobnob Loyalty Card to join their rewards program. It’s easy and it’s free to do. Why? There are many perks to it, and one of the biggest ones is that kids (12 and under) eat free Sunday through Thursday (five nights a week!) from 5-7 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée when you’re part of the program. Their kids’ menu includes chicken tenders and french fries, mac and cheese, cheeseburger and fries, grilled cheese and fries or grilled chicken and mashed potatoes.

When: Sunday - Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; Location: Multiple Locations; Website: hobnobatlanta.com

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