Parents always appreciate a good deal, especially in a tight economy. Many restaurants in Long Island recognize this and are holding “Kids Eat Free” days to encourage families to come by. Here’s a list of family-friendly restaurants that welcome kids by offering special deals. Please visit restaurants’ websites for business hours as they may change.
Best Buffet Chinese restaurant includes a menu of over 200 items daily. Families can pick and choose from its extensive buffet which is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. The restaurant is conveniently located near Walt Whitman mall.
The Deal: Kids under 3 feet tall eat free
Where: 179 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Contact Info: 631-385-0800
The Breakers Seafood Restaurant & Bar offers fresh catches from the water. For adults, every night is Open Mic Night and select evenings feature live music.
The Deal: Kids under 12 years eat free, one child per adult. Free meals are from the Kids Menu.
Where: 12 Bayville Avenue, Bayville NY
Contact Info: 516-628-9690
Brook House Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Many of the recipes used at this restaurant were handed down from the owner’s Grandma’s personal collection. The restaurant serves American food including many varieties of ice creams.
The Deal: One child 11 years & under eats free with each adult entree purchase of $8.95 or more.
When: Tuesdays and Wednesday 5 pm-Close
Where: 123 Main Street, Stony Brook, New York 11790
Contact Info: 631-751-4617
Butera’s cooks up new Italian cuisine with Northern and Southern influences. The restaurant is known for its generous portions of pasta, fish, meats, and more.
The Deal: Kids under 10 years eat free with an adult lunch entree
Where: 65 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact Info: 631-979-9113
This American Steakhouse offers a wide variety of steaks as well as sandwiches and seafood. The restaurant is known for its 88 oz. Steak Challenge, Ghost Chili Wings, and Monster 5 lb. Burger with Cheese.
The Deal: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal, except sirloin steak.
When: Sunday-Thursday from 4 pm to close
Where: 127 Montauk Hwy., Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Contact Info: 631-991-3542
Country Kitchens cooks up all-American comfort foods, serving breakfast anytime of the day. The restaurant also serves lunch, dinner, and desserts.
The Deal: Kids eat free
Where: 240 E Main St # A Patchogue, NY 11772
Contact Info: 631-654-3641
J&R Steakhouse boasts six locations throughout Long Island. Families enjoy this American Steakhouse for its delicious food at very affordable prices.
The Deal: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Where & Contact Info:
CALVERTON – 4362 Route 25, Calverton, NY 11933, 631-727-7218
ISLIP – 116 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, 631-277-5677
MEDFORD – 2330 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763, 631-475-3839
PATCHOGUE – 32 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772, 631-475-9200
ROCKY POINT – 181 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778, 631-744-2101
STONY BROOK – 1320 Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11790, 631-689-5920
Located within the Pine Hills Golf and Country Club, this family restaurant has over 30 years of experience in the service industry. It serves American food at reasonable prices.
The Deal: Kids eat free
Where: 2 Country Club Dr., Manorville, NY 11949
Contact Info: 631-909-3525
Laguna Grille provides a fun environment that serves food with a Caribbean influence. In addition to deals for kids, the restaurant offers a price-fix $19.95 three-course meal for adults Sunday through Thursday.
The Deal: Kids under 10 years eat free when ordering from the Kids Menu. Deal is available for dine-in only and with a maximum of two per party.
Where: 7927 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury Village Shopping Center, Woodbury, NY 11797
Contact Info: 516-682-8000
This family-style Italian restaurant creates regional cuisine with portions that serve two or more people. Located in the heart of East Northport, owner Frank Catania is also the chef.
The Deal: Kids eat free with each adult purchase
When: Sunday through Thursday
Where: 288 Larkfield Rd East Northport, NY 11731
Contact Info: 631-261-6344
Wave Seafood Kitchen
Enjoy a view of the Long Island Sound while dining in this restaurant located within the Danfords Hotel & Marina. Found within historic Port Jefferson Village, the restaurant serves upscale seafood cuisine with a “farm to table” concept using local produce.
The Deal: Kids ages 4 and under eat free
When: Sunday Brunch
Where: 25 E Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Contact Info: 631-928-5200
By Maria Wen Adcock