The 10 Best Kids’ Meal Deals At Red Stick Restaurants
Dining out with your little ones can be a fun experience, but it can also add up quickly if you’re not mindful of your budget. Fortunately, many restaurants offer fantastic kids’ meal deals that allow families to enjoy delicious food without breaking the bank. In this article, we’ll provide you with savvy tips and strategies for finding the best kids’ meal deals at restaurants.
1. Panda Express
My son is a super picky eater, and Panda Express became a surprise MVP for us. He loves eating there and the portions are generous. The Panda Cub meal is a well-balanced treat for the kiddos. With options such as teriyaki chicken and lo mein (together!), it is coupled with apple crisps and a drink.
2. P.F. Chang’s
Back in the mid-2000s, P.F. Chang’s was the height of sophistication for my college friends and me! We would fill up on the family-style meals and plum wine (that sweet water would take me OUT as I near 40). It’s good to know that we can enjoy the nostalgia with our kids. For $7 or less, P.F. Chang’s kids’ meals come with favorites such as honey chicken or sweet & sour chicken, fruit, and a steamed veggie such as broccoli or carrots.
My husband would probably live in Chipotle if he could. He’s a huge fan of the fresh ingredients and their consistency. The kids’ meal at Chipotle features either the quesadilla or taco, which comes with fruit or chips and a drink. This meal is typically under $6.
4. Roux 61
Roux 61 is one of my favorite stops for delicious fried seafood and their house salad! Roughly 10 bucks will get your kiddo some fried seafood or chicken tenders with fries and hush puppies. For an upcharge, you can include a baked potato or a stuffed sweet potato.
No restaurant taught me more about how to be a lady and southern gentility than Piccadilly! This restaurant was a STAPLE on frequent shopping trips with my grandmother and great aunt (her older sister). I learned to put my napkin in my lap and keep my elbows off the table all over catfish and jello. Piccadilly offers awesome options for kids (man my granny and aunt were smart). For less than $7, kids can feast on a child’s sized entree, two sides, a drink, and a dessert.
Willie’s is one of those places you tell visitors to check out if they’re in the Baton Rouge area and looking to dine on delicious Southern fare! For under $10, there are many options for your children to choose from. From mac and cheese to shrimp poppers, all meals are served with fries, baked potato, or broccoli.
7. The Chimes
The Chimes was a staple during my time at LSU, and now that I have kiddos they can experience the magic as well. Their kids’ meals include either fried fish, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, or grilled cheese with fries for $8. You can also substitute for different sides for a $2 upcharge.
Home of the “Illegal Burrito,” the value for the kids’ meals should be illegal! Meals are less than $6 with a smaller portion of what the adults can order: soft tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, or nachos.
With healthy and fresh ingredients, Cava is an excellent choice for your little ones. Order a kids pita with loads of options such as chicken, falafel, brown rice, and Taziki sauce. The price tag? A whopping $6.20, which includes a drink and pita chips or carrot sticks.
Jinya is easily a family favorite for my crew. The kids’ meal is so large my 6-year-old and 3- 3-year-old share one meal (can you hear the cha-ching in the background?!). The meal includes chicken ramen w/ kikurage and corn, and chashu rice).
Finding great kids’ meal deals at restaurants is all about being proactive and resourceful. By exploring the kids’ menu, taking advantage of special promotions, signing up for loyalty programs, and sharing meals when possible, you can enjoy dining out with your family while staying within your budget. Keep an eye out for deals, and don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from servers. With these strategies, you’ll be able to savor the joy of eating out and memory-making with your little ones without worrying about the cost.