Money Wise--Good Deals on Family Meals

How often do you go out to eat? It can be very expensive. And if you have kids, it's even more money. But what if you didn't have to pay for your children's food? It may sound too good to be true, but it's possible. It's something several restaurants have, you just have to know when to go.

Lupe Wade and her three kids go to Denny's restaurant for a nice sit-down dinner. They're headed down to Florida from Virginia for spring break, and like most vacationing families, are on a budget. But Lupe just received some good news from the server, who said, "Tuesday is 'kids eat free.'"

That's right: two of her three kids get a full meal at no cost. It's a deal Denny's has offered for about the last five years. As long as the kids are under ten years old, you get two free meals per adult meal. That's every Tuesday night from 4pm to 10 pm.

Someone else taking advantage of the special is father Jahann Figuero from New York, with his two sons. They,  too, are headed to the Sunshine State and are getting free kids meals.

"I think it's a great thing, because that's a few extra dollars they get to use at Walt Disney," Jahann noted.

This isn't happening just at Denny's. Other places in the Coastal Empire have similar offers:

  • At Shoney's on Wednesday night, kids five and under eat free.
  • At Cap'n Chris on Tybee Island, kids four and under eat free with each adult buffet.
  • At Ryan's, kids three and under eat free.
  • At at Golden Corral, kids three and under eat free.

These are bargains parents--either single or married--can use for a family night out, eeping a little more cash in the pocket while treating the kids all at the same time.

Some other local restaurants to look into: at Fairmont Restaurant on Barnard Street, kids under four eat for just 50 cents. And at Pizza Inn on Johnny Mercer Boulevard, kids ages three to ten can eat dinner for just $2.99.

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