5 Places Where Kids Eat Cheap (or FREE) Near Mansfield

We know how difficult it is to keep the family happy and focused, especially during the school year. It’s easy for everyone in the house to go stir crazy!

It can get expensive going out to eat, however. That’s why we gathered this list of nearby places where kids can eat free. That way you can get out of the house without spending a lot. 

Bob Evans

Drop into the local Bob Evans on Tuesdays after 4pm. Then, your kids will eat free with the
purchase of an adult entrée. If you like home style American food that is very filling, Bob Evans does it – and when the kids can eat free, well, that’s a nice bonus!


Texas Roadhouse

If your family loves hearty meat, Texas Roadhouse will be a treat. Huge portions of fantastic BBQ, with just about everything you can imagine, plus on Mondays kids meals are just 99 cents from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

Two Cousins Pizza Co

It’s hard to go wrong with pizza, and you sure won’t be going wrong at Two Cousins. When it comes to the family, pizza is always a winner!

Two Cousins has terrific mix of traditional East Coast pie and thick Midwest pie. There’s a reason why so many Ohio families have been going here for many years! And on most days, for every $5 a kid can make their own personal pie!

Hong Kong Buffet

When you’re ready to mix things up, try the buffet at Hong Kong Buffet. They have great Asian food of many types, a large selection, and buffets are always fun for the kids. Even better, every day kids eat free with the purchase of two adult meals and drinks. Good bang for your buck!



You can’t mention food places to eat without mentioning an Italian place, and Cicis is just what you want when the family is hungry.

Wonderful traditional pasta dishes, generous portions, good prices, and a comfortable like-home feeling make this a great stop for the family. Plus, they always have a free pizza buffet for kids 3 and under.

We know a lot of you out there know about some other good choices to eat with the family. We want to hear about them. Let us know in the comments. We may even recommend them in a future column!