Budget Dining: Best Kids Eat Free Deals In Tampa Bay

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

Taking the whole family out to eat can get expensive unless you take advantage of one of Tampa Bay’s best kept secret, which restaurants let kids eat for free!  Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Tampa Bay area where kids can chow down free of charge when grown-ups purchase an entree.

For a kids eat free deal in Pasco or Hernando County click HERE.


Beef O’Brady’s – Both Sides of the Bay
Website: beefobradys.com

Carrollwood – (813) 969-4647
15784 N Dale Mabry Hwy | Tampa, FL 33618

St. Pete Beach – (727) 363-3063
Tradewinds Resort | 5600 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Most Beef O’Brady’s locations let kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays. Kids can choose from corn dogs, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, chicken fingers, and more. Click on this link for the children’s menu.

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Cody’s Orginal Roadhouse – Both Sides of Bay
Website: codysroadhouse.com

Tampa – (813) 855-2787
11202 W. Hillsborough Ave. | Tampa, FL 33635

Clearwater – (727) 726-6800
26210 U.S. 19 N. | Clearwater, FL 33763

Every Monday and Tuesday kids 10 years old and younger eat absolutely free. This sweet deal means that no more than two kids per adult can take advantage of the deal. Kids have to order from the children’s menu, which includes burgers, chicken fingers, pizza, steak on a stick, and more — all at $3.99 or less.

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Courtside Grille – Two locations
Website: courtsidegrille.com 

St. Petersburg – (727) 561-7433
110 Fountain Parkway North  | St Petersburg, FL 33716

Westchase – (813) 818-7433
13901 Nine Eagles Drive | Tampa, Florida 33626

Every Tuesday Kids 12 and under eat free from Courtside’s large children’s menu.  Courtside Grille is a upscale family friendly sports bar and restaurant that the whole family will enjoy. Courtside has arcade games,  pool tables, darts, and video golf. Both the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations have a patio bar for some fresh air and a cold drink. The Tampa Courtside has a fire pit table, basketball court and a kids TV monitored game room.

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Miller’s Ale House – Both Sides of the Bay
Website: millersalehouse.com

Brandon – (813) 643-0511
1817 West Brandon Boulevard | Brandon, Florida 33511
Tuesday 5pm-close, kids 12 & under

Tampa – (813) 969-0020
14803 North Dale Mabry Hwy. | Tampa, Florida 33618
Tuesday: 5pm-close, kids 12 and under

St. Petersburg – (727) 217-9206
7901 Martin Luther King Street N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Tuesday – All Day

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IHOP Resturants – Both Sides of the Bay

There are four IHOP locations in Tampa Bay and that let kids 12 and younger eat free. Starting at 4 pm M-F with every adult entree purchased one child in your party gets to choose a meal from the kids’ menu for free. There are plenty of options whether the young diner is in the mood for breakfast or for a cheeseburger.


Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – 4 Locations
Website: kobesteakhouse.com 

Tampa – (866) 543-5623
14401 N Dale Mabry Highway | Tampa, Florida 33618

Countryside – (866) 543-5623
28775 US-19 N. | Clearwater, FL 33761

Every Tuesday Kids 10 and under eat free off of children’s menu with the purchase of an adult dinner.


Denny’s – Both Sides of the Bay
Website: dennys.com

Carrolwood – (813) 877-6311
2004 N. Dale Mabry Tampa, Florida 33607
Tuesday – 4pm – 10pm

Countryside – (727) 796-1456
26489 US Hwy. 19 | Clearwater, FL 33761
Wednesday & Saturday 4pm – 10pm


Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant – 5 Pinellas & Pasco locations
Website: carmelitas.net

Clearwater – (727) 524-8226
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
5042 East Bay Dr. | Clearwater, Florida 33764
Website: carmelitas.net  | Kids 10 & under eat free every Monday


Sonny’s Bar-B-Q –
Website: sonnysbbq.com

Kids eat free at Sonny’s every Tuesday 5-8pm (One free kid’s meal per adult entree purchase).

Tampa – (813) 886-7178
8106 W.Hillsborough Ave. | Tampa, FL 33615

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