by Alisa Bay
The start of the school year can be an expensive ordeal. Between back to school clothes, new shoes, backpacks, binders, and other school supplies, the piggy bank empties far too quickly.
Thankfully, there are several restaurants in the area that are offering some financial relief with their “Kids Eat Free” options and other dining discounts. Take a look.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
6593 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
Kids eat free every Tuesday. Let your child be the chef with Uno’s Make Your Own Pizza. One free item from the kid’s menu with each adult entrée purchased. Dine in only. Not valid with other coupons or offers.
Austin’s Saloon and Eatery
481 Peterson, Libertyville
Kids eat free after 4 pm with the purchase of an adult meal.
2063 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park
Every Tuesday from 4 to 10 pm
For kids 10 and younger, receive up to two free kid’s entrées from the kids’ menu for every adult entrée that is purchased.
Flat Top Stir Fry Grill
707 Church Street, Evanston
One free kids’ meal with every adult meal purchased (for kids ages 10 and under).
Gale Street Inn
935 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein
Every Sunday, with the exception of holidays.
One free kids’ meal with every adult meal purchased.
3061 Dundee Road, Northbrook
One free kids’ meal with an adult meal purchase (dine-in only).
28 E. Center Avenue, Lake Bluff
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Kids eat free Monday-Wednesday after 5:30 pm. One free kids’ meal with every adult entrée purchase.
345 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
Kids eat free every Tuesday beginning at 5 pm, with the purchase of one adult meal.
New York Slices
1843 Second Street, Highland Park
One child eats free for every paying adult.
1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
Kids eat for half price with every adult meal purchased.
Steak ‘n Shake
2121 Willow Road, Glenview
Every Saturday and Sunday
Kids eat free all weekend! One free kids’ plate for every $8 spent (dine-in only).
The Celtic Knot
626 Church Street, Evanston
One free kids’ meal with an adult meal purchase (all day long).
1571 Sherman Avenue, Evanston
One free kids’ meal with an adult meal purchase (after 5 pm only).
1186 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
Every Tuesday and Thursday Kids eat free from 4 pm-close with a paying adult.