This week’s column is an updated version of one of my most popular posts of the past. I’m falling back on this “Kids Eat Free in Tyler” listing for two reasons.

First of all, because so many restaurants have come and gone since the last time I published this information here. Even our beloved Luby’s, where my own extended family has congregated to eat almost every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. for well over a decade, has recently shut its doors (though we’re hoping that it will only be temporary closing. Please!)

And second, because my husband and I have both been under the weather for the past few days, and I don’t feel up to writing anything new right now. Plus, I haven’t felt up to cooking, either, so our kids have been frequenting the restaurants on this list a lot lately while Mom and Dad have been resting up at home.

The offers are grouped by the day of the week for easy reference. Although I updated this listing for my website earlier this month, programs sometimes end without notice, so it’s always a good idea to call first and verify that kids (still) eat free.

Unless otherwise noted, all the following offers are for dining in only, with a limit of one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchased. And I know your servers would be grateful if you tipped on the original amount of your tab, rather than on the discounted price.

SUNDAY:

Dickey’s BBQ (all day)

Phone: (903) 534-7073

1 free kid

Freebirds (all day)

Phone: (903) 939-0996

1 free kid

Oliveto (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 581-2678

1 free kid

Shoguns (all day)

Phone: (903) 534-1155

1 free kid

Slim Chickens (all day)

Phone: (903) 630-7881

1 free kid

Yamato (all day)

Phone: (903) 534-1888

1 free kid

MONDAY:

Daniel Boone’s (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 595-2228

1 free kid

Mercados (all day)

Phone: (903) 534-1754

1 free kid

Posados (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 597-2573

1 free kid

Rotolo’s Pizzeria (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 561-8805

1 free kid

Salsarita’s (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 593-1100

2 free kids

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

TUESDAY:

Corner Bakery (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 592-0000

1 free kid

Daniel Boone’s (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 595-2228

1 free kid

Denny’s (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 531-9995

2 free kids

San Pedro’s (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 849-2800

1 free kid

Stanley’s Bar-B-Q (6-8:30 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 593-0311

1 free kid

Texas Roadhouse (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 509-0053

1 free kid

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

Walk-ins (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 707-2087

1 free kid

WEDNESDAY:

Ribmasters (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 839-0530

1 free kid

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

THURSDAY:

Ribmasters (after 5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 839-0530

1 free kid

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

FRIDAY:

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

SATURDAY:

Daniel Boone’s (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 595-2228

1 free kid

Traditions (after 4 p.m.)

Phone: (903) 534-1111

1 free kid

OTHER OPTIONS: KIDS EAT CHEAP

Bodacious BBQ (Wednesdays)

Phone: (903) 592-4148

$1 sloppy joes all day on Wed.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Wednesdays)

Phone: (903) 939-0698

$1.99 kids meals for ages <12

Fuzzy’s Taco (Tuesdays)

Phone: (903) 597-3899

$1.50 tacos all day Tuesday

McAlister’s Deli (everyday)

Phone: (903) 939-3300

$1.99 kids meals any time (dine in)

Jennifer Flanders loves money saving tips. If you know of any kids-eat-free or kids-eat-cheap deals she’s missed, would you please let her know so she can add them to this list? You may contact her through her website, https://www.flandersfamily.info

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