I remember when I was a kid; my mom and dad would pack me, my two sisters and brother up in the minivan and drive to the Ground Round, where it was “Pay What You Weigh” night. 
One at a time, my siblings and I would step on the scale. The number on the scale was what our dinner would cost. It was a steal for my mom and dad. Instead of paying full price for six people to eat, we got kids meals for $.40 and $.60 each – and that included an ice cream served in a tiny, plastic baseball cap. 

The Ground Round has closed since then, but there are still a few restaurants in the city that will serve up discounted, or free, meals to kids. 

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The Longwood Grille & Bar

342 Longwood Ave.
Boston, Mass.

Kids under the age of 12 eat free every day of the week with the purchase of an adult entrée.

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Turner Fisheries

10 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Mass.

Kids under 12 eat for free Monday through Friday before 7 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée. 

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Halfway Cafe

Dedham, Watertown, Marlboro, Canton, Holbrook, Maynard

Kids 12 & Under Eat Free: Mondays & Tuesdays with purchase of equal number of adult meals.

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99 Restaurant

20 Cummings Street
Somerville, MA 02145

121 VFW Parkway
Revere, MA 02151

29-31 Austin Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

Kids eat free the day after a Red Sox win. One kids meal per paying adult.

– Lori Lennon