Best Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free In The Boston Suburbs

July 2, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo from Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse/Facebook)

Going out to dinner with the kids can be costly, but it’s something that everyone loves to do. So why not have the best of both worlds by going out to eat at restaurants that have nights when kids can eat for free? That way, you can spend a fun summer evening with your family without worrying about the bill. No matter what suburb you’re in, there is a restaurant nearby with a kids’ night.
(Photo from Polcari's)

(Photo from Polcari’s)

92 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 233-3765

Part of the Pizzeria Regina family, Polcari’s is one of the North Shore’s best Italian restaurants. The Saugus location of Polcari’s is directly off Route 1, making it a convenient stop for any trip north of the city. The best part, of course, is that children can eat for free every Tuesday night. What a way to beat the Tuesday blues. Plus, the kids will love the colorful, 50s-themed Italian decor.

(Photo via Abby Park)

(Photo via Abby Park)

Abby Park
550 Adams St.
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 696-8700

In the mood for pistachio-crusted salmon or a juicy filet mignon? Not many places with menu items as luxurious as that also offer a children’s menu. Luckily, Abby Park not only meets the need for a chic, adult atmosphere, but it also has a kids’ menu with all of the basics. Parents can enjoy a worry-free evening at Abby Park knowing that their kids will eat for free every weekday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. with the purchase of adult entrees.

(Photo from Margaritas/Facebook)

(Photo from Margaritas/Facebook)

765 Bridge St.
Weymouth, MA 02191
(781) 331-0303

While the name might not lend itself to a kid-friendly environment, Margaritas is actually the perfect place to bring your whole family for dinner. Mexican food is always a crowd pleaser and can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Treat yourself to a frozen cocktail after a long, hot summer day while the kids chow down on tacos and crispy chicken fingers. Children under the age of 10 eat for free from the kids’ menu every night.

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(Photo credit: Tides Restaurant & Pub)

Tides Restaurant & Pub
2B Wilson Road
Nahant, MA 01908
(781) 593-7500

After a long relaxing day at the beach on the North Shore, the last thing you want to do is go home and cook a homemade dinner for the whole family – this could totally ruin your post-beach zen. Instead, head over to Tides where kids eat for free on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. with the purchase of adult entrees. While the restaurant specializes in seafood, its menu is huge and has something for everyone. No need to worry about picky eaters. Kids’ meals also include bottomless beverages and dessert.

(Photo from Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse/Facebook)

(Photo from Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse/Facebook)

Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-8888

Japanese steakhouses are always a fun venture from the average night out. The kids will love watching the chefs cook right at your table. Who doesn’t love dinner with live entertainment built right in? This is so much better than a TV dinner at home. Plus, kids under 12 eat free on Sundays, and Sunday is always a good day to spend with family.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on