Orlando is located in central Florida and the city’s climate makes it an ideal tourist spot throughout the year. The city has many churches, cathedrals, and historic landmarks but it is also home to a number of theme parks such as Universal Orlando Theme Park, Legoland Florida, Walt Disney World. However, Walt Disney World is undoubtedly the most popular theme park in Orlando. The city attracts numerous tourists each year, especially those with kids. Orlando has many restaurants offering different cuisines. Some restaurants are particularly popular as they allow kids to eat free when accompanied by an adult. Check out some popular restaurants in Orlando where kids eat for free.
This restaurant is situated within Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and offers a unique dining experience to guests. The contemporary design, red hues, and back-lit art create a perfect ambience for family dinner. The restaurant emphasises fresh ingredients and kids under 12 years eat for free from the children’s menu. This deal is only available from Thursday through Sunday on the purchase of an adult entree.
Address: 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
866 meters (0.6 mi) from Disney Springs
2. 2. Gator's Dockside
This Florida-themed casual restaurant chain has several outlets in Orlando. Gator’s Dockside is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a fun atmosphere for everyone. The signature grilled wings that are flavoured with tasty sauces makes this restaurant popular among all age categories. Tuesdays are “Kid’s Night” where children can eat free (per paying adult) from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
3. 3. Beef O'Brady's
You can find Beef O'Brady’s at 14 locations in Orlando. This restaurant runs many promotions such as two for $20, build your own Angus burger for $5.99 each Monday and more. Each Tuesday, Beef O'Brady’s also allow kids under 12 years to eat free with a regular paying adult. This offer is available between 4 and 8 pm.
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4. 4. Lone Star Steak House
This restaurant is known for its quality steak. Not in the mood to eat steak? No problem, as this restaurants also serves salmon, chicken and ribs. You can choose from a number of delicious sandwiches, sides, burgers and more from the menu. Two kids under 12 years eat free with one paying adult each on Tuesday during regular business hours. You can find an outlet near the Orlando Premium Outlets.
5. 5. Denny's
Denny’s has an expansive menu featuring delicious and innovative options for appetizers, lunch, dinner and dessert. It is a great place to come and eat with your family and kids. There are several Denny’s outlets in Orlando, which you can visit. Every Tuesday, kids up to 10 years old eat free between 4 pm to 10 pm. Guests can get up to two free kids meals on the purchase of one adult entree. Ensure you call the restaurant to make sure they are participating.
6. 6. Ponderosa Steakhouse
Ponderosa Steakhouse serves a variety of seafood and steaks. Here you’ll also find a lavish buffet featuring fresh fruits, salads, soups and more. You’ll also have a lot of desserts to choose from. Friendly staff and great atmosphere make Ponderosa Steakhouse a perfect place to take your family. The staff offers full-service at your table and a help-yourself buffet. Every day, kids under 5 years eat free from the buffet with each adult meal purchase.
7. 7. Bruster's
This American chain of ice cream parlours is a perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bruster’s serves an extensive range of ice creams, frozen yoghurt, sorbets, shakes and more. Bruster’s has 140 recipes with smooth ice cream made from real ingredients and loaded with candies, cookies and other sweet goodies. Kids under 40 inches tall get a free cone.
8. 8. Captain D's
Captain D’s offer affordable and delicious seafood meals. The menu has family meals, variety meals, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more. Thursdays at Captain D’s is particularly popular for guests with kids. You get two free kid’s meals with the purchase of one adult entree at regular price. Although most locations offer this deal, it’s better to call and check out before you visit the restaurant.
9. 9. Miller's Ale House
Miller’s Ale House is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. This sports restaurant and bar is good value for money and the food is made from fresh ingredients. Pick from one of the favourites including Italian sausage flatbread, fried fish Po'Boy and Andouille mac ‘n cheese. You can also get one free kid’s meal when you purchase a regular priced adult entree. This offer is valid on Tuesdays for children under 12 years.
10. 10. TJ's Seafood Shack
TJ’s Seafood Shack is a casual seafood restaurant in Oviedo, suburbs of Orlando. The fish tacos and the seafood platters are the standout dishes at the restaurant but you can also enjoy delicious burgers, salads and sandwiches. This is a great place to sit back and relax with friends and family while enjoying your favourite food. You can also get one free kid’s item with each adult entree purchase.
11. 11. Manny's Chophouse
Manny’s Chophouse is undoubtedly one of the best steakhouses in Orlando. The vast menu of the restaurant includes appetizers, salads, soups, sides, entrees, platters and more. This restaurant has several offers running through Monday to Wednesday. Every Monday and Tuesday, kids under 10 years eat free. Two children are allowed to eat free with a purchase of an entree for an adult. On Wednesdays, you get to buy one get one free offer on the purchase of fajitas.
Reasonable rates, additional parking and resort fees
Great pools, water slide, marketplace, arcade, movie theater
Conveniently close to attractions, Disney, festivities
Enjoyable dining, accommodating chef, varied options
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark is a great place to stay during your visit to Orlando. A relaxing stay is incomplete if you don’t get good food. This hotel offers a family-friendly atmosphere and dining experience. Kids under 12 years eat free throughout the year when they choose meals from the exclusive Lakeside Café’s Kids Menu. Children should be accompanied by an adult who orders from the restaurant’s regular menu. Four children are eligible for one dining family.
Address: 14500 Continental Gateway
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Disney Springs
Enjoy your stay in Orlando
Orlando is a perfect holiday destination for travellers who have children and want to visit one of the many theme parks in the city. The city is replete with restaurants offering different types of cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. If you have young children then you can also save some money by visiting a restaurant that allows kids to eat free.
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